Alex Gruzen is the new chief executive of WiTricity (courtesy of the company)
Alex Gruzen is the new chief executive of WiTricity (courtesy of the company)

WiTricity, a Watertown company that has developed a way to transfer electricity through the air, announced tech industry veteran Alex Gruzen as its new chief executive.

Gruzen — formerly an executive at Dell, HP, Compaq, and Sony — takes the place of WiTricity’s current chief executive Eric Giler.

Giler will remain a member of WiTricity’s board of directors.

Gruzen received his MBA from Harvard Business School, and before that received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from MIT in aeronautical and astronautical engineering.

WiTricity’s technology uses magnetic forces to safely transfer power through the air. The company has licensed its technology for use in the consumer electronics, automotive, medical devices, and defense industries.

Kyle Alspach has worked in journalism in Massachusetts since 2005 and was one of the original staff writers at BetaBoston. Follow Kyle on Twitter

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