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The Management team of Flowcastings brings many decades of cumulative experience in manufacturing, strategy, engineering, finance, operations, Quality and R&D. They are building a world-class manufacturing company that accelerates the use of advanced, high-efficiency aviation parts in jet engines and that puts its customers needs first.
Our team is committed to maintaining a culture of commitment, innovation and excellence.
Dr. Wolfram Beele | CEO & Managing Director
25+ year high technology track record with broad aircraft engine and industrial gas turbine component expertise
Seasoned manager in the industry with management experience in GE Power, Siemens, Alstom Power, Sulzer Metco, and Interturbine BV (a Dutch Start Up)
PhD in Mechanical Engineering "summa cum laude” (with distinction) from Aachen University of Technology, Germany
Marius Kössler | Production Manager
More than 11 years of work experience in the industry
Extensive experience with Hot Gas Components, in particular super alloy investment casting based components with advanced post cast manufacturing techniques
Production leadershipexperience, seasoned in production planning and lean operations
Master degree as a Professional in Technical Management, University of IHK Mannheim, Germany
Waldemar Graf | Commercial Product Manager
Internationally experienced engineer and project leader for production planning, machining and assembly lines commissioning in the Automotive Sector
Project management for Alstom Power, for Ferchau Engineering GmbH on behalf of MAN Truck & Bus AG and for Orgtech-consult GmbH on behalf of Daimler AG
Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University in Mannheim, Germany
Anne Drevermann | Lead Engineering Manager
20+ years of expert knowledge in single crystal and directional solidified high temperature castings
Her expertise gained at Access, an advanced application oriented research foundry, covers a broad bandwidth from applied scientific solidification understanding to production of critical casting configurations and advanced alloys
Master degree in solid state Physics from the University of Aachen, Germany
The Flowcastings Board
ramsay ravenel | partner in eastern sun capital
Ramsay is a Partner in Eastern Sun Capital, the private investment arm of Jeremy Grantham, co-founder of asset management firm GMO (Boston). Ramsay is also Executive Director of the Grantham Foundation, where he oversees grant-making and endowment management. He previously led solar energy investing at MissionPoint Capital Partners, an alternative energy private equity fund, and originated investments in EcoSecurities and SunEdison at Marshall Street Management, a family office. Ramsay has also worked in timberland investment, conservation finance and began his career with a community forestry project in Indonesian Borneo. He holds Master's degrees in Forestry and Business Administration from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the Yale School of Management and a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard College.
KEVIN SKILLERN | partner in energy innovation capital
Kevin’s more than 20-year career has focused on investing and strategy development in the global energy industry. He led GE’s program investing in emerging technology companies in the Energy industry from 2005 through 2013 and led a joint $300 million fund with ConocoPhillips and NRG Energy. Kevin’s prior career focused on the O&G sector, including key roles in about 15 private equity and debt investments, and 9 years as a strategy consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton. Kevin has an MBA from Stanford University and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
Bernd is recognized as an industry leader in the global aerospace and defense markets, and for his experience in operations, service and global business. He is the former Chief Executive Officer of SR Technics AG ($1.8B Revenue; 5900 employees) from January 2008 through January 2010. From September 2004 through October 2007, Bernd was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Commercial Maintenance division, MTU Aero Engines AG, in Munich, Germany, an aero engine design, development, manufacturing and service company, where he was instrumental in preparing the company for a successful initial public offering on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Mr. Kessler served as part of four-headed company executive leadership team; and was responsible for global engine maintenance and services ($ 1.6B sales of the company’s $4B sales; and 1800 of 7,500 employees), with facilities in Germany, China, U.S., Canada, and Malaysia. Prior to September 2004, Mr. Kessler held management and executive positions for 20 years at Honeywell International and its preceding company AlliedSignal Corp.
Dan brings two decades of strategic, operational, regulatory, sales / business development and investment experience to Flowcastings across a range of sectors. He has worked as a private equity investor with MissionPoint Capital Partners, a clean energy and infrastructure investment firm, where he co-led research and origination of new investment opportunities and directed the firm’s regulatory and public policy work. Later he co-founded GameChange Capital, LLC with Chris Hohn, where he continued his low-carbon investing.
Daniel was the CEO of Flowcastings until Wolfram Beele was appointed. He was an appointee to the U.S. National Climate Assessment. Dan has served in strategy, M&A and senior operating roles for subsidiaries of the Washington Post Company and Time Warner, as well as Vice President of sales & marketing for a venture-backed business software company. He was previously at World Resources Institute, performing on-site advisory work on cost accounting for environmental costs and risks at Fortune 500 companies.
Dan earned a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Harvard College, a Master’s and PhD from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.