CONSEIL DE DIRECTION ET DE SURVEILLANCE
Benjamin Seckinger (Chief Executive Officer)
Benjamin Seckinger (CEO) worked as Head Operations Manager for fosera (Pico PV manufacturer) when he saw the potential of this hybrid battery technology and decided to found BOS-AG. Ben worked in Africa and Asia. Ben is also the founder of engineers without borders Ulm/Neu-Ulm and lead the organization for several years. During his career Ben received the VDI award (association of german engineers), the CDG award (association for promotion of sustainability) and the IHK award of the Swabian Economy. Ben completed a Master in Advanced Management with a focus on finance and controlling and a Bachelor in Industrial Engineering with a focus on Energy Systems, he is furthermore a trained mechatronic technician.
Manfred Bächler (Chairman of supervisory board)
Manfred Bächler is working in the fields of photovoltaic since more than 25 years. He accompanied as a CTO the growth of Phoenix Solar AG (www.phoenixsolar-group.com) from a small start-up to a stock-listed company with more than 300 employees on 4 continents. Currently he is managing director of reniva GmbH and PerVorm. Manfred Bächler is supervisory board chairperson & one of the business angels in BOS AG.
Prof. Peter Adelmann (Supervisory board)
Prof. Peter Adelmann has been active in PV since 1983. He is Professor for solar energy technology and has been teaching in Ulm since 1988. In 1990 he founded the solar department in Steca GmbH. In the year 2000 he founded Phocos AG and was its CEO until 2008. Since 2005 he has been a member of the IEC norming committee (WG3 – solar components). Since 2008 he is Senior Consultant of GIZ, Worldbank, BOSCH and other leading companies or donors. He is in the supervisory board of BOS AG.
Dr. Erik Sauar (Supervisory Board)
Dr. Eric Sauar is the former CTO of REC Solar AG and has extensive technical as well as management expertise in the solar industry. He has set up an efficient working pay as you go company in South Africa in the 1990ies. He has excellent contacts in the solar industry and is focusing on entering the African market with a pay as you go company again. Erik Sauar is in the supervisory board & one of the business angels in BOS AG with his investment group “Differ A.S.” (www.differgroup.com).
Dirk Münch (Advisor)
Dirk Münch is Co-founder and Managing Partner of Persistent Energy Capital (PEC). PEC partners with businesses providing energy and other services to off-grid customers in sub-Saharan Africa. He has a background in investment banking amongst others as vice president for JP Morgan. He has been one of the first to recognize the transforming potential of PayG technology and one of the first investors in this sector. He is actively providing his experience in finance, marketing and business modelling to the management team of BOS AG. PEC is one of the investors in BOS AG.
Thomas Kündiger (Chief Technology Manager)
Thomas Kündiger (CTM) has more than 10 years working experience in mechanical engineering, tool-making and as CAD consultant. He has a Bachelor in Energy Systems and a Master in Systems Engineering & Management. He has proven his engineering and product development capacity with filing two patents for the technology of BOS. He is an expert in mechanics, CAD, product development and energy efficiency. His engineering and systems integration talent was discovered early and he has been awarded the prestigious SBB scholarship funded by the ministry of education and research during his Bachelor course.
André Schuhmacher (Chief Quality Manager)
André Schuhmacher is a trained mechatronic technician with focus on electronic engineering and has a diploma in engineer mechatronics with focus on development, construction and industrial design. Amongst others he got many years of experience in R&D departments with big companies like BOSCH. Due to his further training as a quality manager and external auditor he worked in quality management as a consultant for companies like ZEISS as well. For BOS-AG he works as a Chief Quality Manager by supervising the whole quality field.
Jennifer Schmeil (Director Business Development)
Jennifer Schmeil (Director Business Development) is working for BOS AG since the foundation in 2014. During her job career Jennifer was working for 8 years within the BOSCH group as an international project manager, managing big customer projects. Jennifer’s experiences in international sales activities are based on her work as a Sales Manager for Paul Hartmann AG where she was employed for 4 years. Jennifer has a diploma in foreign trade and economics.
Fabian Weber (Director Operations)
Fabian Weber (Director Operations) has 7 years of experience in international operations and business development management, gained during his work for ASYS (https://www.asys.de/agweb/). He has a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering with a focus on Production management and extensive international work experience in Asia and the US. At the BOS, he heads the operations department and has the function of an authorized signatory. Additionally, he is managing the key account Hymer and the relations to key suppliers.
ENGINEERING / SALES / MARKETING / ACCOUNTING
Michael Schmid is shareholder in BOS AG and holds a masters’s degree in mechatronics. He has several years of experience in electronic development and also practical field experience from Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Liberia, working in the fields of DC grids, hydro power and solar systems. He works for BOS AG as Electronic Developer of DC-grid components, hybrid charging regulators as well as in the field installation of prototypes.
Lars Rupp has around 10 years’ experience in quality control. He worked as electronic technician for BOSCH and conducted prototype and mass production QC tests. He is a hands on person and can do all kind of practical work. He has a finished bachelor’s degree in electronics and a master's degree in electric energy systems & electromobility. He is working for BOS AG as Electronic Developer.
Markus Schwientek is a trained IT-System-Electronic technician and has a bachelor degree in electrical engineering. After his bachelor, he worked for Robert Bosch GmbH in Reutlingen and finished his Pre-Master program with Bosch eBike Systems. Building on that, together with Bosch he achieved his master in electric energy systems & electromobility with focus on electrical engineering combined with energy storage and transformers. Among others he had intensive teaching at the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research. Markus has experience as an engineer in the field of batteries and works for BOS AG as an Electronic Developer since 2017.
Andreas Braun worked as an electronics technician for energy and building technology and had many years of experience in the field of building and solar installation. Thanks to his practicality he can do all different kind of practical work. Furthermore, he finished his bachelor studies in energy system technology and worked already during his practical semester with BOS AG in product planning and series tests. In his bachelor thesis, he developed an automatic series tests which is used in production for quality assurance of printed circuit boards. For BOS AG he works as a Production Engineer with focus on developing and producing prototypes.
Philipp Engel is a final state certified technician with focus on mechanical engineering. At the BOS AG he works as a System Engineer.
Hannes Baumgartner studied International Energy Economics at University of Applied Science Ulm, with focus on economical and energy efficiency of companies. During his studies, Hannes worked for GARDENA GmbH where he led projects in energy management. Together with BOS AG he wrote his bachelor thesis in which he did an economic analysis of several lithium-ion batteries. Hannes works for BOS AG as Supply Chain Manager and is responsible for Procurement Management.
Oliver Haist graduated from University of Applied Sciences Ulm with a degree in International Energy Economics. He started at BOS AG during his internship in 2016 which was followed by his bachelor thesis on sustainable supply chain management, in which the supplier and customer network of BOS AG was analyzed under aspects of the triple bottom line. He is responsible for operations, in particular product and supplier management, as well as for the internal IT and network structure.
Veeresh Anehosur has an electronics and IT background with a finished bachelor’s degree in electronics a finished master's degree in sustainable energy supply and practical experience in an Indian IT company. For BOS-AG he works as Business Development Manager with a focus on international markets.
Leesa Grieser has a Master in Advanced Management with focus in international sales and brand management and a Bachelor in social management. She got practical experience in a strategy consulting firm and a b2b firm in the USA. During her study, she worked with Engineers without borders and was project leader of an electrification project for an Indian school. For BOS-AG she works as a Marketing Manager.
Sarah Lohr has more than 13 years of experience in the fields of accounting and financing, as well as human resource management. As a Bachelor Professional of Business (CCI) and a trained tax specialist, she is applicable as an allrounder in economics. Due to her experience in different branches, she brings important structure and professionalism into our company. For BOS AG Sarah Lohr works as Management Assistant and Accountant.
Liudmila Kazakova is our secretary at the BOS AG. She is responsible for the front desk and supports the accounting department.