Four experts, one vision

Meet the team

"Heliatek stands for an exceptional team with impressive expertise, award-winning innovations in organic chemistry and unique industrial facilities.
We will be the world's first mass producer of organic thin-film solar solutions for an environmentally friendly and extremely low CO2 electricity era.”
Guido van Tartwijk, CEO Heliatek GmbH

Dr. Guido van Tartwijk, Chief Executive Officer

  • Senior global executive with 20 year experience within start-up, turnaround, and disrupted market environments in Europe, China, and US, in LED Lighting and opto-electronics industries
  • Track-record of introducing innovations in record-time towards sustainable and profitable growth in global markets
  • Led the team that won the prestiguous L-Prize for LED Lighting from USA‘s D.O.E. in 2009, PhD and MSc degrees in physics

Jan Kiel, Chief Financial Officer

  • More than 20 years of management & leadership in the finance & investment industry with focus on renewable energy, cleantech and infrastructure
  • Long-term experience in strategy development and implementation as well as in initiating and designing change processes
  • Master of Economics, University of Kiel

Dr. Jan Birnstock, Chief Technology Officer

  • Internationally recognized expert in the field of organic electronics with more than 21 years experience in the OLED industry
  • More than 10 years in management and 13 years in CRM, e.g. for the Asian region
  • Doctorate in physics and inventor and co-inventor of more than 60 patent families

Michael Eberspächer, Chief Operations Officer

  • More than 15 years of management & leadership in the solar industry in production, quality assurance and operational excellence
  • Managed international development and ramp-up projects, developed divisional strategies and cooperated in the launch of several production sites
  • MSc in Electrical Engineering and Economics