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About Wolf Research

Wolf Research LLC was established by Wolfgang Schlichting after a twelve year tenure at IDC, the premier global provider of market intelligence and advisory services for the IT and consumer electronics technology markets. Wolf Research manages market research and consulting projects for clients in the energy, power electronics, smart grid, HD video, IT, data storage, and optical disc drive markets. Key accomplishments include:
  • Authored Blu-ray research studies focusing on adoption issues in the PC and CE markets.
  • Developed the optical and tape data storage forecast methodology and data foundation of IDC’s Digital Universe project for EMC, a comprehensive white paper of the global creation and storage of data.
  • Managed an international analyst team and co-authored two U.S. Energy Policy Economic Impact studies for SEIA.
  • Interviewed executives at 20 global UPS vendors about key business trends and authored a comprehensive market size and price forecast report for Pike Research
  • Managed EuPD Research’s solar energy/photovoltaic business development and, research in North America from January 2010 to July 2011, such as the 2010 US PV InstallerMonitor and other primary research based research projects.  

 

Founder's Profile

Wolfgang Schlichting
Founder, Research Director and Chief Executive
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Mr. Schlichting is a results driven Research Director and Analyst with extensive market research, economic analysis, forecasting and consulting experience and a proven record of project management and providing timely actionable recommendations to clients in the energy and high-tech industries.

 

His strong technical background gives him the ability to understand the full potential of leading-edge technology, identify trends and quickly build market models that shape business strategies.

 

He is a team oriented leader with a strong work ethic and exceptional analytical, organizational and presentation skills. Mr. Schlichting is focused on providing accurate market analysis that assists with developing and marketing new products and consistently meeting customer needs. He is bilingual in German and English with business experience in North America, Europe and East Asia.

 

Expertise in the following:

 

  • Market Analysis        
  • Business Intelligence
  • Market Models and Forecasts
  • Branding & Positioning
  • Technology Assessment 
  • Product Management
  • Demand Forecast
  • Scientific Research
  • Strategic Planning  
  • Market Positioning    
  • P & L Management
  • Authoring Studies and White Papers
  • Budgeting     
  • Product Pricing

 

Bio:

Wolfgang Schlichting serves as Executive Research Director at Wolf Research, focusing on market research, advisory services, and technology assessment for the energy, power electronic and other high-tech industries. At Wolf Research, he has authored market research reports on power electronics, PV installer procurement management and downstream PV policy and demand in North America.

His energy market research and consulting experience also spans Research Director positions at NPD Solarbuzz, covering the global downstream PV market and at EuPD Research where he researched the North America solar energy market. He also has served as Industry Analyst at Pike Research executing UPS and smart grid research. Before that, he was a Research Director in IDC's Storage and Enabling Technology programs group focusing on optical storage.  

Wolfgang Schlichting is the Founder and Executive Research Director at Wolf Rersearch LLC

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