(CEO Aaronia AG GmbH)
Thorsten Chmielus is the CEO of Aaronia AG. He started his first business when he was just 15 years old, as he has always been interested in electronics and PCs. Unfortunately, he didn’t have a garage at home, so his bedroom was the place for his creative development.
He tried also to start several graduate studies but finished none of them. He was completely bored by the subjects and didn’t find them innovative and up to date. So he preferred to start his own business and have the freedom of doing the things I liked the most and turning his inspiration in the direction he wanted to go.
The first become involved in the development and commercialization of technology is when his first contact started with PC games. It was the time of the Commodore C64. After a while, he felt the urge to program for himself, which led him to build and program hardware and software for my Sinclair ZX81. The first measurement equipment he invented was an AD modifier for the ZX81 with “unbelievably” 8 bits!
Examples of some of the most interesting products that he has developed are the first production of the HF-Detector (a broadband RF meter) opened the way for the company to be what it has become today. From this kind of meter, they have progressed to their most popular products: their SPECTRAN spectrum analyzers. They were the first in the world offering a REAL handheld spectrum analyzer, while some companies insist their 10 kg analyzers are “handheld” analyzers, too.
As well as their SPECTRAN analyzer, their antennas are in great demand. They are sold to and listed by many big brands, like Keysight, Rohde & Schwarz, and Viavi Solutions.
Aaronia is primarily known for its spectrum analyzers, which are based on a patented spectrum analyzer process, that it’s not only one patent; there are 12 patents on it!
source: https://www.microwavejournal.com/articles/26038-executive-interview-thorsten-chmielus-ceo-of-aaronia (March 1, 2016)