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.
The project “Development of marine-certified ultracapacitor modules” has been supported by Norway Grants "Green ICT" programme. The project is carried out from August 2020 to January 2022. The aim of the project is to develop marine-certified ultracapacitor modules with first use in active wave heave compensation systems. The project is funded by Norway Grants and Enterprise Estonia to facilitate cooperation to reduce economic and social disparities in Europe.
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.
Erkki is Skeleton Technologies' Chief Financial Officer. He has a long experience in finance and banking as CFO at Swedbank, Managing Director at LHV Bank, and CEO at Luminor Bank.
Erkki has also previously held positions as the Chairman of Estonian State-Owned Companies Nomination Committee and the Chairman of the Board at Eesti Energia and Estonian Air.
Ants Vill is the Chief Commercial Officer at Skeleton Technologies. As CCO, Ants is in charge of the entire commercial team, including sales and business development, sales operations, marketing, applications engineering, and project management.
His 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.
Nele Leht is Chief of Staff at Skeleton Technologies.
Her background is in law and finance, having worked as a Lawyer and Council of the Supervisory Board at LHV, the largest domestic financial group and capital provider in Estonia, and in corporate law at Eversheds Ots&Co.
In addition to her Chief of Staff duties, Nele is the interim Head of HR at Skeleton.
Jüri Raatma is Legal Adviser to Skeleton Technologies. Jüri started his career as a corporate lawyer and has 20+ years of experience from both private and public sectors.
He has worked as Adviser to the Minister of Finance, Minister of Economy, and Minister of Justice in Estonia, and has been involved in policy-making and drafting legal acts mainly in the fields of economic policy, financial regulation, and taxation.
Jüri has served as the Council member of several Estonian companies including electricity transmission system operator Elering, Eesti Telekom, Estonian Railways and EVR Cargo.
Carsten Baumeister is the Plant Manager at Skeleton Technologies production facility in Grossröhrsdoft, Germany, and the Managing Director for Skeleton Technologies GmbH.
Carsten has previously worked as a Plant Manager at Koenig & Bauer Industrial GmbH and Managing Director at Kjellberg Plasma Machinery GmbH, and he holds a Master's Degree from the University of Dresden, in Germany.
Dr. Sebastian Pohlmann is the VP of Automotive and Business Development 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.
Aleksandra Kell, MCIPD, is a Vice President of Human Resources. Her background is in Human Resources Management within an international business environment, as she took various HR roles during her career with industry leaders like Shell Oil and Schlumberger. She has acquired solid hands-on experience of supporting business challenges in Russia, Great Britain, Germany and USA, as well as strategic insights into driving successful high-performance teams. Aleksandra is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, UK.
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.