Company

The Team

Heaten has assembled a team of experts, made up of our board of directors and engineers who has been with us since the start.

Experienced corporate entrepreneur with more than 25 years experience in the energy service industry

13 years of combined Venture Capital and M&A expereince

IMD alumni with strong focus on customer-orientated product development

PhD in applied physics

Peter P. Breithaupt
Executive Advisor

Former CTO and Special Projects Director in Viking Heat Engines and CTO in other engineering companies

System responsible/site manager Norwegian Navy Costal Corvette

Propulsion system expert, technical advisor, electrical engineer

Geir Robstad
Interim CEO and COO

Former Head of R&D in Viking Development Group since 2009

Control systems manager and -engineer in V-Tech and Aker Solutions

Main inventor behind CraftEngine and HeatBooster technologies

Thermodynamics expert, design specialist and electrical engineer

Harald Nes Rislå
CTO

Former Technical Sales Manager in Viking Heat Engines

Former Project Development Manager at Climeworks

Heat pump market expert

Experienced application engineer

Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with focus on energy and process technology

André Bechem
Head of Market Research, Sales & Customer Journey

Former CTO and application engineer in Viking Development Group since 2008

Sales and system manager for Marine and offshore applications in Denison Hydraulics and Hagglunds Drives

Hydraulic system design

Product- and Business Development

Inventor

Trond Bjerkan
Senior Application Engineer

Master of Mechanical Engineering, specializing in Renewable Energy.

Three years of experience as an energy advisor. Development of energy efficiency plans, use of energy management information system, thermography of buildings, planning of energy and climate sustainable development.

Arijan Krapic
Sales & Application Engineer

Master’s degree in Global Journalism

Former journalist and freelancer in national newspapers and magazines

Experienced and trained photographer

Former content creator for web based businesses

Transcriptionist and translator

Trine Robstad
Media & Brand Manager

Former lead engineer for engine design at AVL-Schrick

Technical specialist for valvetrain, crank train and special designs in piston engines

23 years of experience in the design and testing of combustion engines, compressors, and fuel cell auxiliaries.

Former guest lecturer at the university of applied sciences in cologne

Christian Schlüter
Lead Design Engineer

Former Senior Lifecycle Engineer for Aker Solutions

Former Test & Commissioning Engineer for MacGregor

15 years’ experience in industrial and process control

Control system design, programming, testing, commissioning and support

Tobias Schaer
Senior Control Systems Engineer

25 years of experience from various roles in the oil and gas industry company MHWirth / Aker Solutions.

Roles related to process systems, control systems, product and systems management, project management, quality management, technology qualification etc.

Master of Science from NTNU and Master of Management from BI.”

Lars Kristian Igland
Lead Systems Engineer

Former R&D Engineer at Viking Heat Engines.

Master in Energy Systems and Business Management from KTH, Stockholm.

2 years as a researcher of thermodynamics and material science in the ETH-domain in Switzerland, specializing in sustainability, renewable energy, and piston engine development.

Built software for the shipping industry as well as rolled out a network of smart electricity meters in Africa and Southeastern Asia.

 

Mattias Nilsson
Software and Data Engineer
Moritz Becker
Lead Engineer High Temperature Heat Pumps

18 years of experience from various controller and financial manager roles, mainly in the processing industry.

Accounting, Financial reporting, Profitability modelling and analysis.

Master‘s degree in Business Administration and Executive MBA in Management Control

Jostein Moe
Senior Controller

13 years of experience from Nordea in Oslo. 22 years of experience within oil and gas, MHWirth/Aker Solutions.

Roles such as; project coordinator, Administrative Support, Executive Assistant, Planning, HR, Recruitment.

Worked within in sales and recruitment for onshore and offshore installations the last years.

Lissie-Ann Wallin
Office Manager
Alexander Zaiss
Lead Process Automation Engineer

Our mission

We believe that heat pumps will play a critical role in providing heating energy for industry.

Our pioneering very high-temperature heat pump technology provides safe, reliable, competitive and sustainable/heating energy.

We believe that integrated digitalisation of our technology and business operations provide superior value to our customers.

Our vision

Heaten accelerates the transition to clean and efficient industrial heat processes through continuous technology, digitalisation and business innovation.

Heaten is recognised as a learning organisation that employs and develops talented people who can see the impact of what they do.

The company

January 2022

Heaten secures funding from Azolla Ventures, Nysnø Climate Investments and Shell Ventures.

June 2021

The board of directors appoints Peter P. Breithaupt as new chief executive officer.

April 2021

Heaten appoints Knud C. Petersen as Chariman of the board.

May 2021

Heaten secures funding from Valinor.

Fall 2020

Customer engagement, testing Road-to-market and Digitalization Strategy.

2020

Building C-team and business case, strategy, corporate consolidation.

March 2020

Focus on industrial heat: Heaten AS, co-founded by former VHE, CTO and R&D directors, acquiring assets from VHE.

December 2019

Technology team consolidated to develop large scale Heat Pumps for industrial customers.

January 2019

First commercial HP customer installation.

2010-2018

Cumulated EUR 30m investment in R&D, engineering and testing.

2017

Pivot development towards R&D into Very High Temperature Heat Pump.

2013-

ORC system engineering and long-term testing; achieved 60,000 hours.

2010

First principle review of ORC and heat pump thermodynamics; focus on ORC R&D into ORC marchines.

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