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fos4X – COOPERATION, ENTHUSIASM, EFFICIENCY

These basic values are the engine of our young and international team

fos4X – COOPERATION, ENTHUSIASM, EFFICIENCY

These basic values are the engine of our young and international team

WHO WE ARE

The team consists of innovative thinkers, great engineers and experienced managers with a passion for creative solution finding. We use modern methods and our own technologies to make wind turbines transparent and optimize their operation.

OUR MANAGEMENT

Our team consists of different and experienced people. Together we turn our visions into reality.

Dr. Lars Hoffmann
Chief Executive Officer

Lars has been fos4X’ CEO since founding the company in 2010. Before that he worked as senior associate in the operations practice of McKinsey & Co. He holds a PhD in optical metrology from Technical University Munich and worked as engineer in the automotive industry.

Dr. Bernhard Kopp
Chief Financial Officer

Bernhard joined fos4X in 2019 after serving in various managing roles at ESG, most recently as its group CFO. Previously, he worked as a management consultant and in several commercial functions in the media sector in Germany and abroad. He holds a PhD in economics from University of Linz.

Bernd Kuhnle
Chief Sales Officer

Before joining fos4X in 2015 as a sales engineer, Bernd was researcher at University Oldenburg with other career stops at wind energy companies. He has a trained aerospace engineer with a master degree from University Stuttgart. Within fos4X he is responsible for our as-a-Service sales.

Fabian Zelenka
Chief Operations Officer

Fabian started his career in an early phase of fos4X as development engineer. Subsequently he built up the series production for sensors and measurement devices as head of purchasing and production and later became the group COO in 2017.

Dr. Markus Schmid
Chief Technology Officer

Before receiving his PhD on fiber-optic sensor technology from Technical University  Munich, Markus worked as technician at Dräxlmaier in the automotive industry. During his PhD, he co-founded fos4X and now leads the technology development as group CTO.

Robert Erdmann
Chief Digital Officer

Robert joined fos4X in 2018 to build our digital  development organization. Before that, Robert worked for Telefonica for 13 years, his last position was practice lead for advanced data analytics. He has a MBA from UCLA and a master’s degree from Stanford University.

OUR ADVISORY BOARD

Thorsten Kramer
CEO at Bilfinger Engineering & Technologies

Thorsten Kramer is an international experienced management executive with expertise in the energy, plant engineering and construction sectors. He was the CEO of Nordex Energy Europe, GES Global Energy Service and is the CEO of Bilfinger Engineering & Technologies since 2019.

Bastien Gambini
Investment Director at Equinor Energy Ventures

Bastien Gambini has more than 15 years of experience in venture capital and private equity. Founding member of Demeter Partners in 2005, after being active in France, Spain and Germany, he joined Equinor Energy Ventures in 2017 to invest in high tech companies in the energy sector across Europe and North America.

Thorsten Kramer
CEO at Bilfinger Engineering & Technologies

Thorsten Kramer is an international experienced management executive with expertise in the energy, plant engineering and construction sectors. He was the CEO of Nordex Energy Europe, GES Global Energy Service and is the CEO of Bilfinger Engineering & Technologies since 2019.

Bastien Gambini
Investment Director at Equinor Energy Ventures

Bastien Gambini has more than 15 years of experience in venture capital and private equity. Founding member of Demeter Partners in 2005, after being active in France, Spain and Germany, he joined Equinor Energy Ventures in 2017 to invest in high tech companies in the energy sector across Europe and North America.

Lucille Bonnet
Prinzipal at High-Tech Gründerfonds

Lucille Bonnet entered the venture capital business in 2009 at Innogy Venture Capital with focus on European tech start-ups in the energy industry. Since 2015 she has been building a portfolio of investments in the field of energy, IoT and automation within High-Tech Gründerfonds, one of the largest European Seed funds.

Dr. Ingo Potthof
Managing Partner at Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners

Ingo Potthof has more than 20 years of experience in venture capital. Since 2011 he is managing partner of Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners and invests in industrial technology, enterprise software and mobility startups across Europe.

Lucille Bonnet
Prinzipal beim High-Tech Gründerfonds

Lucille Bonnet entered the venture capital business in 2009 at Innogy Venture Capital with focus on European tech start-ups in the energy industry. Since 2015 she has been building a portfolio of investments in the field of energy, IoT and automation within High-Tech Gründerfonds, one of the largest European Seed funds.

Dr. Ingo Potthof
Managing Partner at Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners

Ingo Potthof has more than 20 years of experience in venture capital. Since 2011 he is managing partner of Unternehmertum Venture Capital Partners and invests in industrial technology, enterprise software and mobility startups across Europe.

Bernd Groß
CTO at Software AG

Bernd Groß is CTO of Software AG and Managing Director of Cumulocity GmbH the world’s leading independent Internet of Things (IoT) software platform. Bernd has over 25 years of international experience in the IT and Software industry. Bernd is one of the German pioneers and visionary in the field of digitization, cloud computing, Internet of Things and Industry 4.0.

Prof. Dr. Falk Strascheg
Founding Partner at EXTOREL

Falk Strascheg is one of the most successful venture capitalists in Europe and serial entrepreneur. With EXTOREL he focuses on the foundation and development of high tech companies and supports them as an advisor and venture capitalist.

Bernd Groß
CTO bei Software AG

Bernd Groß is CTO of Software AG and Managing Director of Cumulocity GmbH the world’s leading independent Internet of Things (IoT) software platform. Bernd has over 25 years of international experience in the IT and Software industry. Bernd is one of the German pioneers and visionary in the field of digitization, cloud computing, Internet of Things and Industry 4.0.

Prof. Dr. Falk Strascheg
Gründungsgesellschafter at EXTOREL

Falk Strascheg is one of the most successful venture capitalists in Europe and serial entrepreneur. With EXTOREL he focuses on the foundation and development of high tech companies and supports them as an advisor and venture capitalist.

INDUSTRY BLOG

COMPANY HISTORY

The fos4X success story began in 2010 at the Chair of Measurement Systems and Sensor Technology at the TU Munich. The founders pursued the idea of developing fiber optic sensors that would make wind turbines more intelligent and efficient.

Today we help our customers to create sustainable digital business models in a changing world by enabling autonomous industrial assets based on our own sensor technology.

COMPANY HISTORY

The fos4X success story began in 2010 at the Chair of Measurement Systems and Sensor Technology at the TU Munich. The founders pursued the idea of developing fiber optic sensors that would make wind turbines more intelligent and efficient.

Today we help our customers to create sustainable digital business models in a changing world by enabling autonomous industrial assets based on our own sensor technology.