We were sad to hear that Johann Wiesböck, Editor-in-Chief of Elektronik Praxis, will be retiring at the end of the month. After 35 years in the publishing business, Johann leaves behind an impressive legacy as Editor-in-Chief, having been an integral part of the publication’s success. He leaves some very big shoes for his successor, Maria Beyer-Fistrich, to fill in.

To celebrate his career and bid him farewell, Johann’s colleagues and friends arranged a surprise farewell party at the Ketterer Kunsthalle in Munich on 23rd March 2023.

The Elektronik Praxis editorial team and Johann’s friends, companions, and partners have compiled an 80-page special issue in honour of his retirement. The issue includes intimate stories and tributes from those who had the pleasure of working with Johann over the years. The overwhelming response to the call for articles is a testament to the high regard in which he is held by those who know him.

We wish Johann all the best for the future and a happy retirement!