Kenneth Palmestål CV
2014 Update: Invented SoundRacer, set up SoundRacer AB in 2008, market introduction at CES 2009, 130 000 units sold per 2013 www.soundracer.com New version for electric vehicles www.eveess.com
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, www.iqtherm.se, 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