Ever since we first started developing our graphene-based ultracapacitors in 2009, we have been steadfast in our aim to change the energy storage industry. Today, our SkelCap ultracapacitors, based on patented “curved graphene” represent the biggest technological advancement in the industry in the last 20 years.
For us, developing and producing the best ultracapacitor cells, modules, and systems in the world is means to an end: helping companies save energy. Ultracapacitors excel where other energy storage technologies fail and this gives us the opportunity to help companies that otherwise might not be able to hybridize or electrify their businesses.
Our proprietary raw material, “curved graphene”, provides our ultracapacitors with an unparalleled advantage in power and energy density. We power energy savings with ultracapacitors in automotive, transportation, grid & renewables, maritime, industrial manufacturing, and material handling.
Taavi Madiberk is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Skeleton Technologies. His business development, sales and marketing and company management skills have been instrumental in setting-up and driving growth. He has been the driving force for excellent customer traction, (the company counts as customers European Space Agency and several Tier 1 automotives), business strategy (leveraging the advantage in materials technology to energy storage cells and modules), product development and fundraising from venture capital, private equity and public sources in German, Estonian and EU level. Mr Madiberk brings knowledge from the IT, locomotive and NGO sectors from his experience prior to Skeleton Technologies. Among other Board positions he has served as the youngest ever Chairman of the Supervisory Board in Estonian Railways Ltd (AS Eesti Raudtee) from 2012-2014 the national railway. He also served as a Member of the Supervisory Board of RKAS in 2014, an Estonian state-owned real estate company with over 400 M EUR of assets.
Ants Vill is the Chief Operating Officer at Skeleton Technologies. His role is to ensure the delivery of high quality products that meet the customers' needs. As VPP, Mr. Vill is in charge of the entire product cycle from development to production to ensuring proper shipment to customers.
Mr. Vill's prior experience includes production management and Kaizen consulting. Knowledge of lean manufacturing has been acquired by studying renowned senseis like Taiichi Ohno’s apprentice, sensei Nakao from Shingijitsu USA Corporation, and practicing Kaizen daily on the shop floor, leading to notable rises in production efficiency and yield.
Mikk Läänemets is General Counsel of Skeleton Technologies. He is a long-term advisor to the company and has been a member of the company's Supervisory Board since 2015. Mr Läänemets has over ten years of experience as a General Counsel and a practicing attorney at law. Prior to joining Skeleton, he worked as a General Counsel and management board member in an international fintech group of companies during the years of extensive growth and capital raising and has served as an attorney at law in prominent Pan-Baltic law firms.
Carlos Almeida is a member of the Management Board at Skeleton Technologies and leads the Skeleton Technologies factory in Grossröhrsdorf. He is an international executive who has an extensive experience in manufacturing with expertise in Six Sigma & Lean Manufacturing and strong focus on operational excellence.
Over the last 18 years, Mr. Almeida has held leadership positions at the medical devices and wind turbines industries, successfully driving initiatives to support business Growth and to improve the operational effectiveness. Before joining Skeleton, he has held the position of VP Blade Engineering (R&D) at Senvion GmbH.
Dr. Sebastian Pohlmann is the VP of Innovation at Skeleton Technologies. He has been working on ultracapacitor technology for over 8 years and obtained his PhD from the University of Münster, Germany and has so far authored and co-authored 8 publications on ultracapacitor technology. During his time at Skeleton Technologies, Dr. Pohlmann and his team have developed the highest energy density ultracapacitors to date.
Emil Pall is the Group Head of HR at Skeleton Technologies. Mr. Pall has a specialist recruitment background in IT, engineering, and technology positions, as well as consultancy experience in occupational testing and psychometric assessment.
His previous work experience includes organizational diagnostics and development, leadership assessment and development track-record at PDI/KornFerry, joint HR Management in manufacturing, sales
Oliver Genz is the Head of Quality at Skeleton Technologies. With 20+ years working experience in Microelectronics and Medical Device industry he has a strong background in process engineering and quality management of high volume series production. Before joining Skeleton, Mr. Genz held lead positions in production quality assurance at Infineon Technologies and supplier quality assurance at Roche Diagnostics.
Arnaud Castaignet is Skeleton Technologies’ Head of Communications and Policy. He has been working in public relations and government affairs for over 10 years. In the public sector, he worked as Head of Public Relations for the Republic of Estonia’s e-Residency programme and as a Communication Officer for the French President François Hollande. In the private sector, he worked as Director for Political Outreach and Communication at DIGITALEUROPE, the European organisation that represents digitally-transforming industries in Brussels, and as an international PR consultant in Paris. He started his career as a business journalist in Istanbul.