Management

Having a dedicated and competent management team is something that matters at Develco Products.

Management

Having a dedicated and competent management team is something that matters at Develco Products.

The foundation for success

Our management forms the foundation for our successful business as it is today. With support from the rest of the Develco Products team, our management makes sure that our company goals get accomplished every day.

Karsten Ries

Chief Executive Officer & Shareholder

Background

Karsten has 18 years of development, project management and executive management experience from Lumetech, Velux, Cooper Bussmann, PowerLynx, Vestas and Mekoprint. He co-founded PowerLynx and made a successful exit.

  • M. Sc. E. E. from Aalborg University
  • B. Sc. Finance from Copenhagen Business School
  • Co-author of 13 research papers
  • Various board memberships
Karsten Ries

Mads Høy Mortensen

Sales Director

Background

Mads holds solid international business experience from the wind energy sector and the automotive industry.

  • B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering
Mads Høy Mortensen

Poul Eriksen

CTO, Co-Founder & Shareholder

Background

Poul has 24 years of development, project management and international sales experience from Lanng & Stelman (Scantest), FACI A/S, Motorola, Freescale, and Develco A/S.

  • Engineering Degree from Ingeniørhøjskolen Aarhus
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Dorthe Gaardbo-Pedersen

Relationship Manager - Marketing and Communications

Background

Dorthe has more than 10 years of marketing and sales experience from the technology sector. She speaks multiple languages and has been working with project management, fundraising, public relations, and organizing events, shows, and conferences. She also has huge experience in project management together with Customer Relationship Management systems.

  • Diploma in digital marketing and strategy
  • Diploma in Innovation Management together with Facilitation of Innovation Processes
  • MA from Aarhus University
Dorthe Gaardbo-Pedersen

Peter Kirketerp Hansen

R&D Manager

Background

Peter has 18 years of software development experience from Gram & Juhl, Grundfos, TietoEnator Software Technologies before joining Develco and Develco Products. He has managed a multitude of projects from idea phase to pilot and roll-out. Peter also has huge experience in customer service.

  • Engineering Degree from Ingeniørhøjskolen Aarhus
  • Degree in General Management from Vitus Bering University College
Peter Kirketerp Hansen

Mads Hørmann Løcke

Supply Chain Manager

Background

Mads has more than 10 years of experience working with Supply Chain and Procurement. Amongst others, he has worked at Kamstrup and Vestas.

  • Master's degree in Logistics from Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University
  • B. Sc. in Business Administration from Aarhus University
Mads Hørmann Løcke

Board members

Freddy Engel

Freddy Engel

Chair, Co-Founder and Lead Investor

Background

Freddy has 38 years of business experience from Ford Motor, Nissan Motor, IDC, SAP and SAP related businesses. Hereof 30 years within technology at top executive level in Europe, US, Middle East and Asia. He is a serial entrepreneur with several successful exits from various countries.

  • B. Sc. in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School (CBS)
  • B. Com. Degree Diploma in Economics and Marketing Management from CBS
  • Exam State Certified Real Estate Agent from the Ministry of Industry
  • Yacht Master First Degree from the Ministry of Marine Education
  • NBC Specialist (Nuclear, Biology, Chemical) from the Royal Army
  • Various board memberships

Jan Metzdorff

Member of the board

Background

Jan Metzdorff has more than 30 years experience from international sales and management roles in technology companies like GN Store Nord, Minolta, Philips Electronics, and Sonova. He enjoys global experience from leadership positions in USA, Canada, Japan and various European countries, including the Management Board of Sonova AG, Switzerland.

  • B. Com in Economics from Copenhagen Business School
  • EU Executive Training Programme, Japan
  • Various industry board positions
Michael Hvelplund Schneider, board member

Michael Hvelplund Schneider

Member of the board

Background

Michael Hvelplund Schneider has long international executive leadership experience within IT, software development, consulting and telecommunication. He has worked in Denmark, Sweden, the Ukraine and Switzerland. Michael's experience includes building up and organizing cross-border IT/software organizations, developing and defining strategic road maps in alignment with corporate visions and leadership experience of organizations in the range of 50 - 1.000 employees.

  • M. Sc. in Computer Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Image Analysis from Aalborg University, Denmark and INP Grenoble, France
  • Certified IPMA project manager
  • Former assessor at IPMA Denmark

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