Achim Scharf

Napier was saddened to hear the news that Achim Scharf, Editor of Power Electronics Europe has passed away.

Achim entered the power electronics community 35 years ago launching PCIM Europe and Automation, Motors and Drives whilst at ZM Communications. Achim then joined Power Electronics Europe on its third-ever issue in February 2000. He was part of the PCIM conference committee and presented papers at PCIM in Nuremberg for over 30 years.

It was never boring when Achim was meeting clients. He was smart, and never afraid to ask difficult questions or challenge the client. His knowledge and intelligence made him really good at asking those questions you (and the client) sometimes hoped would be missed.

Our thoughts are with Achim’s friends and family at this difficult time.

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