Aira Adds Automotive Technology Pioneer Marc Rosenmayr to Board of Advisors
Rosenmayr Brings Extensive Technical and Business Development Experience to the Maker of FreePower® Wireless Charging
Aira Inc., the company redefining wireless charging experiences through FreePower®, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Marc Rosenmayr to its Board of Advisors. Rosenmayr brings with him extensive experience in automotive electronics, electrification, interior, and advanced user interfaces. As an advisor, he will help Aira continue its push into mobility verticals and introduce FreePower® technology to new markets across the globe.
“Aira’s FreePower technology is a natural fit for automakers and suppliers looking to offer customers seamless wireless charging capabilities, and it solves many problems faced by the industry,” said Rosenmayr. “There is certainly great demand for FreePower®, and I’m excited to guide the team through this space and help open new doors with OEMs and suppliers around the world.”
Prior to joining Aira, Rosenmayr served as the CTO of Motherson Innovations, the global R&D arm of Tier 1 automotive supplier Motherson Group. Additionally, he spent 16 years working for the global Tier 1 automotive supplier HELLA Electronics, where he began as a Project Manager and ultimately worked his way up to CEO of the Americas. A true pioneer in the power management industry, Rosenmayr developed the world’s first intelligent battery sensor with his team at HELLA nearly 20 years ago.
“Marc’s impressive background in automotive technology and global team management will be invaluable as we continue our work with automakers and suppliers,” said Jake Slatnick, Aira’s co-founder and CEO. “When Marc and I met, I immediately saw the natural connection between his experience and Aira’s capabilities. I know he will have a huge impact on the global adoption of FreePower® as the most compelling wireless charging option for automakers.”
Rosenmayr holds a Master’s and Doctoral Degree in Electrical Engineering and Power Electronics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich, Switzerland. He is also a member of SAE International, a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and technical experts in the aerospace, automotive, and commercial vehicle industries.
“As someone who wrote their Ph.D. thesis in Power Electronics, acting as an advisor to one of the world’s leading wireless power technology companies is truly a full-circle moment for me,” added Rosenmayr.
Aira is setting a new standard for wireless charging with FreePower®, an elegant hardware and software solution that offers complete freedom of placement across surfaces. Designed and engineered in-house from the ground up, FreePower® is a flexible platform that can accommodate different surface sizes and any number of devices. As a technology supplier, Aira is partnering with companies that want to integrate free position wireless charging into their products. FreePower® is a fundamentally new approach to wireless power, equipped with more than 80 patent assets for its groundbreaking hardware, software, and magnetics. Unlike traditional wireless chargers, which require devices to be precisely aligned with a small hot spot, FreePower® features full surface charging from corner to corner. As Qi-enabled devices are placed across the surface, precise power is delivered and intelligently managed to optimize performance. Aira’s FreePower® technology has already been deployed successfully in consumer devices with Nomad’s Base Station Pro.
Aira, founded in 2017 by Jake Slatnick and Eric Goodchild, has a focused mission to evolve wireless charging. Its FreePower® technology is an elegant, adaptable solution that pushes long-standing boundaries to deliver on the fundamental promise of wireless charging – convenience. Built to work with devices operating on the Qi standard, FreePower is compatible with all major Qi devices including those from Apple, Samsung, and Google. Aira is partnering with brands, OEMs, and technology suppliers across several verticals, including consumer electronics, automotive, furniture and hospitality, to make “wireless charging as it was meant to be” available everywhere.