Induction: July 2015
Eike Waltz was a familiar face at VITA Technical Committee meetings in the early days. He was passionate about the mechanical aspects of VMEbus and served as the driving influence in many of the decisions made to guide the development of the mechanical specifications for VMEbus.
Eike received special recognition for his extensive contribution to the mechanical chapter (Chapter 7), which was incorporated into Revision C, ANSI/IEEE Std 1014-1987, and ANSI/VITA 1-1994 (S2011).
Eike was a technical sales manager at Schroff, an English company headquartered in Warwick, Rhode Island. He was a representative of the British Standards Institute committee on IEC 48D from 1976 to 1983. He also was a member of the IEEE P1014 (VMEbus) committee, as well as a coordinator for the central IEEE mechanical (IEC 297-3/3A) specification. Eike was instrumental in evangelizing VMEbus at the beginning of the standard’s development.
- 1984: Eike directed VMEbus mechanical design effort and documentation.