greenTEG AG was founded in 2009 as a spin-off of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH). The company develops, manufactures, and markets thermal sensors for heat flux and laser power/position measurements and provides consulting on the thermal integration of its products. Today, greenTEG supplies OEMs as well as scientists in corporate and university labs around the world with its unique products. The greenTEG team consists of 15 specialists in engineering, materials science, physics, and electric engineering. All sensors are fully developed and manufactured in Zurich, Switzerland.


CEO | FOUNDER

Wulf received his PhD degree from ETH Zurich in 2008, where he developed flexible thermoelectric generators at the Micro and Nanosystems group. He has studied with several international institutions including the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain, the University of Oklahoma, USA and the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany where he received his Diploma Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2002. Wulf has gathered industry experience at the R&D departments of Volkswagen, BOSCH and IBM, working on thermal interfaces and micromechanical sensors for automotive applications. Wulf is also a board member of the Swiss Thermoelectric Society (STS).


VP PRODUCTION | FOUNDER

Etienne holds a PhD (2013) degree from ETH Zurich for the development of a scalable fabrication process for thermoelectric devices, including a fully automated characterization setup for in-process and end-control device measurements. He is a founder of greenTEG and responsible for production. Etienne graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from ETH Zurich after gaining practical experience at Micronova in Finland, and the University of Calgary in Canada.


VP SALES & MARKETING

Holger holds a PhD (2010) from ETH Zurich (MTEC) and a diploma in Business Administration from KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt with exchange semesters at Sophia University Tokyo and Comenius University Bratislava. He joined greenTEG in 2014 during a consulting project. Holger is member of the management board and responsible for Sales & Marketing. He brings to greenTEG his experience from former roles at McKinsey as a project leader and as independent consultant later on.


Board of Directors

greenTEG’s board of directors is presided by Gianni Operto and consists of investors and independent members. The board brings in comprehensive experience and network in entrepreneurship, finance and the energy business.

Werner Berner has a degree in mechanical engineering. He is also a physicist with a Ph.D. from the University of Berne. He worked in several management positions before co-founding PI precision implants AG in 1992. This company was merged with Plus Endoprothetik AG to Plus Orthopedics AG which was sold to Smith & Nephews in 2007. He is founder of the Berner Partners AG, which invests in early stage start-ups.


Andreas P. Friedrich received his M.Sc. in microengineering and Ph.D. in solid state sensors and microsystems from EPFL in Lausanne. He also holds an executive MBA in management of technology – MoT degree from UNIL and EPFL. From 1999 to 2003 he worked in management positions at two German SMEs before joining Allegro MicroSystems Europe Ltd., where he is currently leading Allegro’s two European Sensor Technical Centres in France and Germany.


Pascal Gerner has ten years of experience in sales, marketing and product management of semiconductor sensor solutions. He studied Inorganic Chemistry at Berne (CH) and Bangor University (UK). He also holds a Ph.D. in non-linear optics and spectroscopy from the University of Berne. Mr. Gerner is currently Director of Sales & Marketing for humidity and gas sensor products at Sensirion AG.


Wulf received his Ph.D. from ETH Zurich in 2008, where he developed flexible thermoelectric generators at the Micro and Nanosystems group. He has studied with several international institutions in Spain, the US, and Germany. Wulf has gathered industry experience at the R&D departments of Volkswagen, BOSCH and IBM, working on thermal interfaces and micromechanical sensors for automotive applications. Wulf is also a board member of the Swiss Thermoelectric Society (STS).


Gianni Operto has more than 20 years of experience in Cleantech Venture Capital working for companies like Emerald or Good Energy. Prior he served as CEO of the Utility of Zurich (ewz) and as Vice President at ABB Power. Gianni Operto is mechanical engineer by education.


Mr. Köhler was managing director at Borgwaldt Flavor GmbH from 1988 until he sold the company in 2013. Previously he held managing positions at Deutsche Afrika Linien in Hamburg (Germany) and Lagos (Nigeria) where he also served as representative for Germany’s Federal  Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. From 1968 to 1975, Mr. Köhler was second managing director at the Afrika Verein in Hamburg and in 1970 temporarily worked for Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs in Osaka (Japan). He holds a degree in economics and is a marine officer. Today as well as in the past, Mr. Köhler held various honorary posts.


Etienne holds a Ph.D. (2013) degree from ETH Zurich for the development of a scalable fabrication process for thermoelectric devices, including a fully automated characterization setup for in-process and end-control device measurements. He is a founder of greenTEG and responsible for production. Etienne graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from ETH Zurich after gaining practical experience at Micronova in Finland, and the University of Calgary in Canada.