Rainer Schmidt born in 1958. Degreed engineer for information technology (TU) worked in several leading management positions in the telecommunication industry so for KRONE (Germany) and ADC (USA).
Today Rainer Schmidt is working as business development manager for industrial cabling for the HARTING Technology Group in Germany.
Schmidt is active in the international standardization so e.g. in IEC SC65C (IEC61918, IEC61784-5 series), Cenelec TC215 (EN50173 and 50174 series) and TIA TR-42. Schmidt is chairman of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC25 and member of SC 25/WG 3 (ISO/IEC11801 series).