Born in Rüsselsheim, Germany, Mr. Weinhold completed his studies at the Ruhr-University Bochum in 1993 with a Dr. Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering. He began his professional career that same year at Siemens PowerTransmission and Distribution (PTD). After holding several management-level positions in the Network Planning Department, he joined the High Voltage Division as technical director for Static VarCompensator (SVC) technology. In 1997 Mr. Weinhold was named “Siemens Inventor of the Year”and in 2008 Mr. Weinhold was promoted to the status of “Siemens TOP Innovator”. In 2004, he was named head of the Technology and Innovation Department at PTD. From 2004 until 2008 Mr. Weinholdwas serving as German Speaker for the IEC SC 22F standardization committee “Power Electronics in Transmission and Distribution Systems”.
As Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Michael Weinhold is heading the Technology and Innovation staff department of the Siemens Energy Sector since February 2008.