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Ingo Schönberg and Eugen Mayer have managed Power Plus Communications since the company was established in 2001.

“Digital change and intelligent networking require data security and reliable standards.”

CEO Ingo Schönberg

Ingo Schönberg has been a Member of the Board and CEO at Power Plus Communications (PPC) since 2001.

Prior to joining PPC, Ingo held several management positions at MVV Energie AG in Mannheim, and other companies for Business Development, Strategy, R&D and Energy Services.

He was a founder member of the Fraunhofer Institut FhG UMSICHT in Oberhausen, Germany. From 1990 to 1992 Ingo worked as an engineer and between 1992 and 1998 was head of department for CHP, energy industry and energy services. In this position he was also responsible for the company’s business development.

Ingo Schönberg graduated (Dipl. Ing.) in Engineering from The University of Dortmund and also studied Business Administration in Hagen, Germany.


  • Member of the executive board of the Zentralverband Elektrotechnik- und Elektronikindustrie e. V. (ZVEI Fachbereich Energietechnik).
  • Member of the Steering Committee “Smart Home & Building” of ZVEI
  • Member of German FNN Steering Committee „Zähl- und Messwesen“
  • Chairman of the Taskforce Smart Grid of the German Association of Independent Telecoms VATM
  • Smart Grid Advisory Group of the German Association of Industries (BDI)
  • German BMWi/BMU Platform “Zukunftsfähige Energienetze – Intelligente Netze und Zähler”
  • Member of Steering Committee of the German SINTEG projects C/sells and enera
  • Member of working group “eEnergy” at Bitkom

COO Eugen Mayer

Eugen Mayer jointly founded PPC as a subsidiary of MVV Energie AG with Ingo Schönberg in 2001. As Vice President Project Management and Operations he was responsible for the daily operations of the company until 2005 when he took on the role of Managing Director.

Since becoming Managing Director, Eugen has been responsible for the strategic refocusing of PPC towards communication solutions for Smart Metering and Smart Grid applications.

Eugen Mayer (Dipl. Ing. (FH)) graduated in Electrical Power Supply and Automation Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Konstanz (Germany) as well as in European Engineering Studies from Coventry University (UK). He started his professional career as a Project Manager at Marquart GmbH (Switches and Switching Systems) and MVV Energie AG.