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.

Over 30 years of industrial experience as an international executive in the various sectors Heaten is targeting: chemicals, food, and energy.

Koot has a strong background in technology and business.

He has worked with VCs, and private equity funds, helping them to develop opportunities and grow their business.

MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD.


Jeroen Koot

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

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


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

Mechanical engineer (computer science in mechanical engineering).

Former Lead Engineer Product Line Battery at AVL-Schrick.

In total 13 years of experience in testing and design department with test-setups, test-rig-design, CHP-systems and battery-systems for vehicle applications.

Moritz Becker
Lead Engineer High Temperature Heat Pumps

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

MSc Electrical engineering with a focus on Automotive and Renewable Energy.

Former development engineer at Viking Heat Engines Germany with experience in process automation and thermodynamics of heat pumps.

Certified Functional Safety Engineer according to IEC 61508 with 10 years of experiences in industrial automation.

Experienced in process automation, control system design, and thermodynamic test coordination.

Alexander Zaiss
Lead Process Automation Engineer

Former Field Service Engineer for Baumer HHS Qualitycontrol Systems.

Former Mechanical Engineer for Lindt&Sprünglie GmbH.

Experience with Commissioning Installations, Service work, Customer experience, Supervising on costumer sides.

Electrical degree and Mechanical degree.

Over 10 years of experience in various Engineering departments and on customer sites all around the world.



Julian Göttschkes
Service Engineer

15 years of experience from Aker BioMarine, working 10 years on board the krill fishing vessels in Antarctica and 5 years in the Offshore Operation and Supply Chain Team as Fleet Production Manager; coordinating offshore fleet operations, planning, monitoring, and executing vessel production, sourcing, supplies, logistics, and product quality control.

Studies in Mathematics and Physics in Bergen and Munich.

MBA studies at University of Agder’s School of Business and Law.

Dag O. Ottosen
Supply Chain Manager
Gosia Bakalarz
Strategic Sourcing Manager

Mechanical Engineer with a Masters degree in Business Administration and Engineering.

Former Global Project Manager in Multi Project Management in the automotive sector.

Over a decade of experience as a Development Engineer and Project Manager in the Automotive Industry.

Magnus Wagner
Project Manager

Dipl.-Ing. Electrical Engineering – Information and Automation Technology

Over 30 years of experience in engineering and engineering-management in the special-machinery-business with unique customized solutions or in small series with low-volume-and-high-mix.

Over 10 years of experience in the business of special-mobile-machinery in the intralogistics with the main focus on explosion-protection for regions EMEA and ASIA.

Management-Responsibility in local medium-sized companies as well as in subsidiaries of global operating groups in R&D, Validation, Operations, Supply-Chain-Management, Quality and Service.

Andreas Keim
Head of Supply Chain and Operations

12 years of experience in dealing with patents and other forms of Intellectual Property Rights from various roles in technology companies such as Oceaneering International, Sterlite technologies and other IP firms.

Bachelor of engineering in Computer Science with a Six Sigma Green belt certification.

Bhuvnesh Mahajan
Intellectual Property Specialist

Qualified craftsman and former student of automobile engineering.

Multiple years experience in maintaining and repairing heat pumps in the automotive sector.

In addition, also worked as a Trainer for e.g. combustion engines, gearboxes, safety systems and above all climate controls.

Patrick Bongartz
Service Technician and Trainer

Mechanical engineering technician, specializing in development technology.

Formerly a designer for die casting molds and devices.

Over 30 years of experience in construction, Several years of experience in quality and project management as well as in mechanical processing.

Michael Zips
Quality Technician

Mechanical Engineer with a Masters degree in Production Technology.

Former Working Student in the Digital Strategy & Transformation department of the Vaillant Group.

Several years of experience as a Student Assistant in different departments of a large research institute for production technology.

Experience as a strategic planning intern in the automotive industry and as a consultant in the finance department of Germany´s largest steel trading company.

Constantin Staude
Junior Project Manager

Former Senior Teamleader Physical Testing and Engineering at Castrol / BP

More than a decade experience in various roles with a strong focus on testing, test-rigs and tribology.

PhD from the KIT (Karlsruhe Institute for Technology) in Material Science


Dave Sircar
Test-bed manager

State-certified technician specializing in mechanical engineering.

Eight years of experience as a former commissioning technician for industrial cooling systems for the plastics and rubber industry.
System sizes from 100kw to 2000kw, controlled by Siemens S7 and TIA Portal.

In addition, talented craftsman and an affinity for complex conversions and special solutions for all types of technical systems.

Alexander Schneppe
Team Lead Assembly

Trained as an Industrial Management Assistant.

Former sales employee with 5 years of professional experience.

Former project purchaser (Backoffice) for heat pumps at the Vaillant Group.

Several years of experience in purchasing and as a project manager in the tendering business.

Daniel Groß
Technical Buyer

Our vision

Heaten’s vision is to save 1 Gigaton of CO2 emissions annually by 2050.

Our mission

Heaten’s mission is to save energy and reduce global CO2 emissions by providing the leading industrial heat pump solution to customers

Heaten’s advanced, efficient and valuable very-high-temperature heat pump technology accelerates the transition to clean and efficient industrial heat.

Heaten is committed to being at the forefront of technology, digitalization, and innovation.


Heaten is located in Kristiansand, Norway and in Remscheid, Germany.

The company

May 2024

Heaten secures loan from Innovation Norway to support growth agenda.

March 2024

Heaten announces collaboration with BENEO.

November 2023

Heaten investors step up to support growth.

November 2023

Heaten and Südzucker announce collaboration on heat pumps.

February 2023

The board of directors appoints Jeroen Koot as new chief executive officer.

November 2022

Heaten appoints Wendy Lam as the Chair of the board.

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.


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.


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


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


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


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

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