Management

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 the 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

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Henning Mærkedahl

Chief Technology Officer & Shareholder

Background

Henning has 32 years of production, development, sales and management experience from B&O, Cyncrona, TraceXpert and Valor Denmark. He co-founded TraceXpert and made a successful exit. Henning has taken part in developing and patenting several successful innovative solutions.

  • Engineering Degree from Aarhus Teknikum with highest grades
  • Various board memberships

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Poul Eriksen

VP - Business Development & 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, fund raising, public relations, and organizing events, shows, and conferences. She also has huge experience in project mangement together with Customer Relationship Management systems.

  • MA from Aarhus University
  • Diploma in Innovation Management together with Facilitation of Innovation Processes

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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

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Freddy Engel

Chairman, 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 and B. Com. Degree
  • Diploma in Economics and Marketing Management from Copenhagen Business School
  • 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

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