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IQTRON Kenneth Palmestål


Kenneth Palmestål CV

2014 Update: Invented SoundRacer, set up SoundRacer AB in 2008, market introduction at CES 2009, 130 000 units sold per 2013    New version for electric vehicles  

Full time                 Current employment: TelexMedica. Product development Telemedicine
positions                 2004 - 2006 AxInnovation AB, Business Area Manager Telematics
                               2000 - 2002 Pilotfish Networks AB. Product Manager Telematic HW
1988 - 1999 IQtherm. Owner and manager, see Experience.

                               1986 - 1987 Apollo Computer. Branch Manager, Gothenburg. Establishing a regional
                                                    sales and support office including premises, interior and staff.

                               1984 - 1986 Datapoint AB. Key Account Manager, responsible for computer sales to the
                               1977 - 1984 Janken Minidata. Owner and manager. Computer stores.

Commissions          1999 - 2002 The Swedish Inventors' Association. Member of the Board.
                               1999 - 2002 Swedish expert in a CEN work group for European Standardisation of control
                               systems for electric heating.

Experience and background

 IT-pioneer             Working full time with IT since 1967. Established the first computer store in Gothenburg,
                               Janken Minidata, in 1977.

 Inventor             Patent for IQtherm, an energy conserving control system for individual temperature control in
                             all types of buildings.
                              Patent for a water spray nozzle with improved cleaning power.

 Entrepreneur         Developed the computer store business Janken Minidata for five years before selling it to
                               a major Swedish IT company, DATEMA.
                               Started a new company in 1988 to develop and market the IQtherm invention. More than 40.000
                               IQtherm control units sold. IQtherm business was sold in 1999.

 Project leader        Contacts, negotiations and contracting manufacturers, consultants, distributors, finance
                               institutions and customers. Economic follow-up and reporting.

 Product                Developing IQtherm from an idea to a consumer product on the market. Design
 developer              specifications. Design of user interface, electronics, plastic parts, keyboard and LC
                               display. Development testing. SEMKO, NEMKO and CE certifications.

 Market                   Producing sales material, ads, magazine articles, user manuals.

 developer              Information and education for retailers and customers.

 Internet                 Set up the IQtherm website,, in 1995.

Rewards                 Winner of the National Technology Procurement of Control Systems for Electrically Heated
                               Single-family Houses, 1996.

 Education             Engineer in mechanics and control systems. Human ecology (GU)

 Language               Fluent in Swedish and English. Basic German. Some Spanish.

 Family                   Married, four children

last updated 2007-11-15