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Syntegra Solar Team

Syntegra Solar partners are previous industry executives, investors and entrepreneurs with a long-standing and direct experience in the clean technology vertical.


Our professionals enjoy a unique track record with corporations, with start-ups as well as strategic investors and financial institutions.
We are connecting technology-, business- and financial aspects along the entire value chain, from raw materials to individual users of renewable energies.

Prof. Dr. Rolf-Dieter Reineke (Mosaik) Mathias G. Kothe
Heinz Jungermann (Mosaik) Tobias Preuss
Gianni Operto Mosaik
Karl-Wolf Hoffmann Norbert Gundlach (Mosaik) Dr. Tobias Seibicke (Mosaik)
Edgar A. Gunther (Mosaik) Rainer Schott (Mosaik) Michael Quaas (Mosaik) Steffen Haage (Mosaik)
Christoph Biedermann
Christoph Biedermann
Managing Partner

 

Core Competences

Christoph stands for sustainable value creation, be it on the basis of creative strategies, M&A transactions or with operational excellence. During his executive career, he led through various demanding  restructuring and internationalization situations. He is flexible from analyzing market situations, identifying matching partners and investors, leading workshops to hands-on pragmatic implementation. In various occasions, he was dealing with sensitive succession planning and post-merger integration. He likes to involve people concerned and speaks German and English.

 

Experience

More than 20 years of executive experience in a broad variety of industries. Executive Vice President in a large multinational electrical engineering firm (Automation and Drives; Semi-conductors) as well as in a specialty chemicals company and CEO of a German SME manufacturing components for applications for renewables such as windpower and biomass.
He serves in a couple of boards in Clean-Tech companies; spent many years in top management consulting; is with Syntegra Solar for 4 years.

 

Industry Focus

Worked in a broad variety of Clean-Tech applications in Wind, biomass and e-mobility; in photovoltaics, he is familiar with both, upstream and downstream players and knows their supplier companies.

 

Education

MSc Electrical Engineering, ETH Zürich, Switzerland; MBA INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France

 

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Heinz Jungermann
Heinz Jungermann
Managing Partner Syntegra Solar

 

Core Competences

Heinz Jungermann is an expert in complex transactions and strategic corporate management. Since 1993 he has provided advice and support at board and management level to companies operating on an international scale. With a focus on industries and companies that offer a high level of innovation and are positioned in dynamic markets, Heinz Jungermann has many years of experience in business and project development.

 

Experience

His specialist field is renewable energy, in particular photovoltaic/solar energy. He manages international projects of varying size and complexity in a professional and efficient manner and stays abreast of developments in the key markets in Europe, Asia, America, India and the Middle East. Before entering Syntegra as a managing Partner Heinz Jungermann was a member of the international management team of a large corporation and managing partner of a medium-sized company involved in plant engineering, which grew under his direction to become an international market leader. He is with Syntegra Solar since 2013, and speaks German and English.

 

Industry Focus

Coming from PV Upstream Business, Silicon Production, Ingot, Wafer, Cell and Module Production and later focusing on PV System Development and Implementation.

 

Education

Dipl.- Ing. (TH) for Mechanical Engineering, TH-Darmstadt, Germany.

Prof. Dr. R.-Dieter Reineke
Prof. Dr. R.-Dieter Reineke
Managing Partner Syntegra Solar

 

Core Competences

Rolf-Dieter is an entrepreneur, consultant and researcher with a focus on international management. He has consulting, training and project management experience in more than 40 countries with a focus on ASEAN and China. He is the founder of Syntegra Solar Projects AG and Managing Partner at Syntegra Solar International AG. In addition to his engagement with Syntegra he is Professor at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland at the Institute of Management; his skills cover strategy development & execution, entrepreneurship and project management.

 

Experience

30 years of international management consulting experience at Gemini Consulting (Cap Gemini), the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and with Meo Consulting Group, which he co-founded. Academic positions at major universities in Europe, the USA and Asia. Senior management positions in several start-up and consulting companies.

 

Industry Focus

Renewable Energies with a focus on PV, Health Industry, Consulting Industry and Education.

 

Education

MA Economics (University of Münster, Germany); Visiting Scholar, University of Illinois / USA, Dr. rer. pol. (University of Münster, Germany).

Stefan Larcher
Mathias G. Kothe
Managing Partner, Founder, Syntegra Solar

 

Core Competences

Mathias is an entrepreneur and expert in Renewable Energies with a focus on Solar PV technologies since 1990. He is the founder of Syntegra Solar he started in 2001. Prior to his engagement with Syntegra he developed his expertise in various senior management positions as well as working as a top management consultant; his skills cover strategy development & execution, new business development, management of technology innovation, marketing & corporate communications. He has held responsibilities for international cross-cultural coordination of strategic business entities in multinational corporations.

 

Experience

20 years of senior management positions in Automotive (BMW), RE/Solar (Siemens Solar), Aviation (DFS), as well as senior consultant with Lufthansa Consulting and Syntegra Unternehmensentwicklung. In addition to starting Syntegra, Mathias is the founder and CEO of GrenSol, PV industry leader in the Caribbean region (2005), founding partner and CTO of Syntegra Solar Arabia (Abu Dhabi & Dubai, 2008), and several other regional start-ups engaged in large scale utilization of PV.

 

Industry Focus

Renewable Energies with a focus on PV, Automotive-, Aviation- and (Air) Transport-, Optical-Industries

 

Education

Dipl. Ing. Luft- & Raumfahrttechnik, TU München, MSc/MBA, MIT Sloan School of Management (Sloan Fellow)

 

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Gianni Operto Mosaik
Gianni Operto
Partner

 

Core Competences

Visionary and entrepreneurial, Gianni has built his career upon a broad and strong technical foundation and understanding, and has matched it with essential knowledge and experience from the commercial, financing, legal and transaction side. His excellent communication skills and his multi-cultural background are the foundation for his reputation of a successful turn-around manager in both the private and the public sector. He has repeatedly demonstrated his strategic planning ability and its implementation together with an assigned organization. His way of getting people involved reflects his belief that the basis for success lies in motivated staff.

 

Experience

More than 30 years international industry experience in the energy sector, of which almost 20 years in Cleantech; he was one of the first European Cleantech Venture Capitalists. Vast international board experience, ranging from nuclear power stations to fuel cell startups. Proven strategic thinker and thought leader. Gianni is also the founder and owner of Operto AG, a specialized cleantech consulting firm.

 

Industry Focus

Experienced in all cleantech technologies and related business models and legislation, be it turbine based, reciprocating engines, electrochemical, semiconductor, thermoelectric, marine, biomass & waste, solid state lighting, HVAC, I&C, smart grid, contracting services.

 

Education

MSc Mech. Eng. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich; ADP London Business School

 

Michael Böttger
Michael Böttger
Partner

 

Core Competences

Michael has strong competences in pattern recognition as basis for strategic and operational strategies including business modeling and financial impacts. He likes to implement sales and marketing strategies in B2C and B2B businesses. His interest and knowledge in organizational behavior and change management allows him to manage complex and large scale projects – also in international context - by strong leadership, applied tools and involvement of parties concerned. He speaks German and English and has working experiences in Europe, USA, Brazil and India.

 

Experience

More than 20 years of management consulting experience in strategic management issues (market entrance and penetration, partnering, internationalization), sales and marketing issues (structures, processes, leadership, controlling, qualification), management of large scale international organizational and change projects (reengineering, shared services, IT implementation). He has also hands-on restructuring experience via a management buy-in in a retail company and by serving in the board of a listed IT service company). Michael is also a partner with Meo Consulting Team.

 

Industry Focus

Automotive industry, financial industry, biomass and photovoltaics, utilities.

 

Education

Degree in Business Administration University of Frankfurt, Ph.D in Strategic Marketing (Introduction of environmental technology innovations) University of Frankfurt.

 

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Tobias Preuss
Tobias Preuss
Managing Partner Syntegra Solar

 

Core Competences

With his longstanding, hands-on PV Project development, engineering and realization experience, Tobias Preuss is the expert when it comes to the design, installation, commissioning and operations of PV Power Systems and PV Power Plants, supervising the realization of several MWp of mostly PV roof-top systems. He is also versed in PV Power Generation, maintaining several PV Power Plants and being a qualified surveyor for PV systems, with extensive references in Technical Due Diligence and Damage Appraisals.

 

Experience

10 years PV downstream business experience, including hands- on PV System design engineering and installation for commercial roof top PV systems, design engineering and construction management at one of the leading EPC contractors for the largest PV Power Plant in the world (2009). Tobias Preuss is a certified expert for PV Power Plants, qualified to do expert reports and damage appraisals. He is with Syntegra Solar since 2009, and speaks German and English.

 

Industry Focus

PV Downstream Business, from PV system components to PV systems to power generation and new applications.

 

Education

Dipl.- Ing (FH) for Power Engineering, Ansbach Germany; TÜV Rheinland certified expert for PV Power Plants.

 

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Karl-Wolf Hoffmann
Karl-Wolf Hoffmann
Partner

 

Core Competences

With his in-depth understanding of solid-state physics and material science, Karl has acquired top expertise in crystalline and thin-film cell technologies. He is the expert when it comes to the evaluation and assessment of novel PV cell technologies, on power storage technologies, on smart grid concepts, and on literature and patent search tasks.

 

Experience

Karl looks back on some 40 years as an experimental physicists and teacher and lecturer at Universities and High Schools. Aside from his credentials as a scientist he is dedicated to didactics.

 

Industry Focus

Renewable Energies, Photovoltaic Industry, Public Services.

 

Education

Degree in Physics, University of Frankfurt; Ph.D. in Experimental Physics, University of Frankfurt.

 

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Dr. Tobias Seibicke
Dr. Tobias Seibicke
Partner

 

Core Competences

With his longstanding and hands-on experience in the development, design, engineering and installation of PV Power Systems and Plants, Tobias has served as an EPC Project Manager and Owners Engineer in many countries – e.g. Germany, Spain, India, Thailand, and Philippines – for PV projects as large as 55 MWp.
Tobias is an entrepreneur familiar with all phases of BOO Build Own and Operate business models, as he founded Solarix 11 years ago, a company which developed, engineered, and constructed ~ 10 MWp of PV Power Systems in Europe, and which owns and operates PV Assets ever since.

 

PV/RE

12 years experience in all aspects of turn-key PV Power System/Plant project development, from the initial concept development to all phases of installation up to commissioning and final acceptance testing, including procurement and financing to installation and commissioning.
EPC FOR Built more than 10 MWp of roof top installations in ~70 different PV projects, and served in 8 large PV Power Plant projects in different regions totaling more than 100 MWp.

 

Education

Dr. rer. nat. (Ph.D) University of Freiburg;
Certified and Accredited PV Power Plant Expert.
Certified Construction Occupational Safety and Health (COSH) in the Philippines.

Rainer Schott
Rainer Schott
Partner

 

Core Competences

Rainer Schott is an expert in the evaluation, engineering, and installation of PV Power Plants and PV Rooftop Systems. Rainer focuses on project and quality management for both the new construction and redevelopment of PV Power Plants of any size. With his multifaceted experience across all PV Project phases, Mr. Schott is also a sought after crisis management expert in solar power environments.

 

PV/RE

Since 2009, Rainer has experience with all aspects of photovoltaic projects including technical and commercial due diligence, project development, project leadership, owners engineer, and operational manager, for rooftop and ground mounted PV Systems. Rainer has multicultural experience working with teams in Germany, Spain, Italy and the Philippines.

 

Education

Computer Scientist
Certified Project Manager (IPMA)

Norbert Gundlach
Norbert Gundlach
Partner

 

Core Competences

With his longstanding experience in Renewable Energies, namely in Solar PV, since 2006, with his in-depth expertise and an impressive reference lists of Due Diligences for PV Power Plants and Systems ranging from 500 kWp to 50 MWp, Norbert is considered a PV Expert by all standards.
Norbert has served as an EPC O&M Manager and as an Owners Engineer in various regions in the world including, Germany, Italy, Spain, Eastern Europe, and the Philippines

 

PV/RE

Norbert possesses expertise in development, engineering, installation and O&M of PV Power Plants and Systems, from site assessment to electrical and mechanical systems design, to selection and procurement of PV components, to subcontractor management, up to and including commisioning and FAT.
Applying his expertise in mechanical and specifically electrical engineering, Norbert was directly responsible for development and realization of PV Power Plants/Systems totaling ~220 MWp.

 

Education

Master Technician ,
Accredited PV Solar Expert

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Edgar A. Gunther
Partner

 

Core Competences

Edgar is best known or perhaps infamous as the first Photovoltaic Blogger and founder of the GUNTHER Portfolio Blog in 2006. Since joining Syntegra Solar, Mr. Gunther has applied and extended his PV Solar technology expertise to the development, engineering, and installation of the highest quality PV Power Plants and Systems.

 

PV/RE

Over 20 year high technology technical sales, marketing, and product management career focused on system solutions with Spansion (now Cypress), Liquid Audio, S3 Incorporated, and AMD, as well as engineering and quality assurance roles at Commodore.

 

Education

B.S. Computer Engineering, Lehigh University
MBA Marketing, Villanova University, Villanova School of Business.

Steffen Haage
Steffen Haage
Partner

 

Core Competences

Steffen Haage is an expert in the installation, quality, and construction management of PV Power Plants, from site assessment to electro-mechanical equipment design, selection and procurement of PV components, subcontractor management, and commissioning. Steffen is a business owner (cmc-pv) and has extensive practical knowledge in all aspects of PV installation; he founded MOVITOO, a company that designed and built ~300 MW of PV Power Systems in Europe.

 

PV/RE

Building on 5 years of Quality Management in Automotive (Mercedes, Volkswagen), Steffen has overseen all phases of photovoltaic projects since 2009. Steffen has worked for industry leading companies as a construction manager and consultant for large PV Power Plants. He have extensive expertise and an impressive reference list for PV Power Plants of more than 500 MW located in various regions around the world including Europe, the United States, Central America, and Southeast Asia. Steffen became a Partner of Syntegra Solar in 2015 and speaks German and English.

 

Education

Quality Management Automotive
TÜV certified construction manager for PV Power Plants
Mounting certifications from several PV component manufacturers

Michael Quaas
Michael Quaas
Partner

 

Core Competences

Michael Quaas has been a PV expert and entrepreneur since 2009 engaged in the execution of large scale PV Power Plant installations around the world as a Project and Site Manager. He has extensive skills in project and task management, tracking, and reporting while striving for excellence to achieve the best possible results. Michael also has developed high intercultural knowledge and sensitivity from his global project deployments, many of them in emerging PV markets.

 

PV/RE

Michael is an experienced Project and Site Manager delivering over 500MW of PV Projects in Sub- Saharan Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, South America, and Asia. Mr. Quaas has extensive expertise in PV electro-mechanical installation and quality control including three-dimensional surveys of PV Plant sites and programming and operating auto guided GPS Pile Driving equipment. Michael is also engaged in PV business development for Sub- Saharan Africa focusing on South Africa and Namibia.

 

Education

TÜV Rheinland certified expert for PV Power Plants
DGS (German Society of Sun Energy) qualified PV Power Designer

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