The Power Electronics Industry Collaborative (PEIC) – a national, industry-focused member-based consortium consisting of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), material suppliers, researchers and government stakeholders in the US power electronics sector – has formally elected Nanci Vogtli of Concrete Logic to its board of directors. As founder of Concrete Logic, a technology consulting firm specializing in the cleantech hardware industry, Vogtli primarily works with startup organizations to design business models, market strategies, and tactical execution plans.
As board treasurer, Nanci will oversee the management and reporting of PEIC’s finances. She will also contribute to the board’s overall duties in guiding PEIC in its mission to accelerate growth of the US power electronics ecosystem and technology innovation – including a new, high-priority program to advocate for workforce development.
“Nanci is an energetic and experienced professional with a wealth of high-technology business experience, including in the power electronics industry,” comments PEIC president Keith Evans (president & CEO of Kyma Technologies Inc). “We first met Nanci at our 2015 annual member meeting hosted by PEIC member Keysight Technologies in Santa Clara, CA. Our member meetings are open to prospective members, and Nanci’s firm Concrete Logic joined PEIC shortly after the meeting.”
Previously general manager of Pulse Engineering’s telecommunications business unit, where she directed global cross-functional design teams to address power conversion requirements in that space, Vogtli also has a more recent technical background that includes converters and inverters for renewable power, clean transportation, and energy efficiency markets. She holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration, Computer Information Systems from National University, and an Associate degree in Applied Science, Electro-Mechanical Technology from the State University of New York at Alfred.
PEIC is actively engaging its member organizations and other industry, academic institutions, and government labs to develop workforce development programs specific to power electronics engineers, with the goal of ensuring a qualified pool of engineering talent to drive the next generation of power electronics innovation.