Geoff Haswell, CTO
Started his working life as a mechanical engineer and manager of the family business. His core skills are mechanical engineering, plastic moulding production, polymer science and advanced manufacturing techniques. He became interested in Energy Harvesting around 15 years ago. He assisted with the kick-off of an EU sponsored project called Piezotag. Its aim was the development of a battery-free Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). The project was a great success and lead to the formation of Piezotag Ltd. Geoff has an ongoing relationship with the tyre industry.
Arne-Helge Andreassen, Board member
Arne Helge Andreassen is a business manager with Volvo Group Trucks focusing on tyre, alignment and trailer service offerings. Andreassen has more than three decades of experience from the tyre industry, having worked as a sales manager for truck and OTR tyres for Pirelli Tyre Nordic, for Bridgestone Norway and as a regional manager for Michelin Norway. Through his positions he has developed an extensive network in the tyre industry from suppliers to clients, and an in-depth knowledge of the market. He has also taken additional educational courses in tyre technology in Stockholm and Tokyo.
Morten Hövding, Board member
Morten Høvding has 13 years experience from corporate finance, working as an M&A adviser in London and Oslo and Head of Equity Capital Markets at Norwegian investment bank Arctic Securities. Currently he is MD at Den Danske Bank Corporate Finance i Oslo. An industry generalist, Høvding has worked across all sectors representing both large listed companies, but also smaller listed and unlisted companies, typically startups within technology and biotech
Høvding holds an BA with Honours Finance, University of Strathclyde, and has previously worked with Dresdner Kleinwort in London as an associate in its M&A team, and an analyst in the KPMG corporate finance team in Oslo.
Rolf Eckhoff, Chairman/ CEO
Rolf Eckhoff is co-founder and CEO of Fyster, and has extensive experience from executive roles in various SMEs, both established companies and startups. Having founded and worked several years as CEO in a supplier to electro industry, he co-founded the wireless communications company Safetel AS in 1996, where he later hired Fyster co-founder Wiggo Hellerud as a business developer. The company received funding from Norwegian venture fund Viking Venture. In 2003 Eckhoff co-founded Xepto AS with Hellerud, a waste management business targeting Norwegian public sector clients. Eckhoff holds a higher degree in Economics from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany.