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Skeleton Appoints Former Shell VP Grischa Sauerberg as Chief Commercial Officer

Skeleton Technologies is pleased to announce the appointment of Grischa Sauerberg as Chief Commercial Officer to lead the group’s commercial activities. Sauerberg brings over two decades of experience from Shell, where he has held numerous high-ranking positions, most recently serving as Vice President of Sectoral Decarbonization & Innovation.


In his role as Chief Commercial Officer, Grischa Sauerberg will lead Skeleton Technologies’ commercial organization, responsible for sales, project management, application engineering and marketing. He will bring his extensive experience and expertise in the energy market and in off-grid segments to accelerate Skeleton’s business growth in these hard-to-abate sectors. As VP of Sectoral Decarbonization & Innovation, Sauerberg was leading Shell’s decarbonization plans for the mining sector and collaborated with Skeleton on electrification of mining trucks and operations.


Taavi Madiberk, CEO of Skeleton Technologies, explained: “We are thrilled to welcome Grischa Sauerberg to our executive team. His vision and expertise align perfectly with our goal of enabling the electrification of hard-to-decarbonize sectors. Grischa will bring his background in the energy and mining sectors, as well as in the commercialization of innovative decarbonization solutions, to accelerate our business growth and expand our impact globally. Having been a customer of Skeleton, his insights from the perspective of large clients will also be extremely valuable for the entire company.”


Reflecting on his new role, Grischa Sauerberg commented: “Joining Skeleton Technologies represents a continuation of my commitment to accelerating the much-needed energy transition through innovative solutions for hard-to-abate sectors. Right now, their path to decarbonization is hampered by the lack of available technologies fitting their needs for high-power and fast charging. With its supercapacitors and SuperBattery, Skeleton has the perfect products to enable these sectors’ electrification and I look forward to expanding the company’s commercial traction further.”

Grischa Sauerberg Skeleton Technologies with supercapacitors


Grischa’s 23 years at Shell have been marked by significant achievements in decarbonization efforts. As VP of Sectoral Decarbonization & Innovation he was responsible for the profitable decarbonization of the mining sector, new sector development, and for driving Shell’s innovation roadmap in the business. His team developed and commercialized decarbonization solutions across Shell and with partners, including electrification of assets and fleets, low carbon fuels, and renewable power. During his career at Shell, he was also involved in venture investments in cleantech companies.


With a background in Business Administration from the Hamburg School of Business Administration, Grischa combines academic knowledge with practical experience, making him a valuable addition to Skeleton’s executive team. Grischa Sauerberg was also Chairman of the Board of MachineMax, a London-based equipment management platform helping businesses manage their heavy equipment more efficiently, and member of the Supervisory Board of Aviation Fuelling Services Norway, a Joint Venture between Shell and ST1, a provider of aviation fuel in the Norwegian market.


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