Gerhard Perlot, MEng, Tirol, Austria
I am co-founder and adviser to the board of Bridge Executive Group for complex engineering solutions as well as president of my Engineering Office based in Austria.
My specific background over the last 20 years was senior consulting engineer to the most important German photovoltaic module manufacturer SOLON AG, based in Berlin. As lead design engineer for projects and structural engineer, I was in charge of all non-standard photovoltaic application projects. The most recent project I realized together with Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, based in Freiburg Germany, where I delivered structural engineering for AGRO photovoltaic: self-supporting steel structures were raised over agricultural land to hold photovoltaic systems for generating energy without sealing any land, enabling remote energy supply.
In 2006, I co-founded YOUNICOS AG, based in Berlin, Germany, an energy systems integrator who developed one of the world’s first software systems for hybrid energy solutions with the unique capability of integrating several renewable – mainly wind, solar, hydro, biomass and geothermal - and fossil – mainly Diesel, Gas, Coal, and Heavy Fuel Oil - sources of energy together with a grid-forming Energy Storage System utilizing high-power storage technologies including LiFePO, LTO and other Lithium Ion systems simultaneously together with high energy storage technologies including NaS and Vanadium Redox flow batteries. This capability was built on deep understanding of Grid and Microgrid conditions as well as Batteries and inverters, coming together in a hardware and software system, which is still today outstanding.
My experience centers in system solutions comprised of any type of energy generation with best suitable storage technologies driving overall efficiencies to minimize total system cost. In the rather conservative market environment of the energy sector, this required compelling, lasting innovations.
Born and grown up in Austria, I graduated as mechanical engineer from Technical University of Graz. My career started at Krauss-Maffei AG, based in Munich in the development group for the magnetic elevated train, continuing another 2 years in the Leopard 2 / M1 Abrams main battle tank development. After standardization of welding certifications across the European Union, I became one of Austria’s first European welding engineers, ran 4 companies, including a steel construction company, a façade manufacturing plant, a security component manufacturing group and an engineering company for 20 years, was member of the board of directors of the chamber of commerce in Innsbruck, was teaching for over 10 semesters at the University of Applied Science for Environmental Technologies in Innsbruck.
I communicate tri-lingual fluently native or near-native spoken and written conversation in German, English and Italian and have cross cultural skills in international negotiations.
Kenneth Cripps, CPA CGA CMA, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
I am co-founder and CEO of Bridge Executive Energy Solutions Ltd in Fredericton, NB, Canada as well as member of the board of Bridge Executive Group,
with offices in Fredericton, NB, Canada and Salzburg, Austria.
Previously, I worked as Manager of Strategic Accounts in the Department of Business of the Province of New Brunswick where I analyzed requests for Government assistance for job creation, relocation, expansion, etc. including reviewing of the submitted business plans as well as meeting and questioning management concerning the projects. Analysis completed for Board presentations consisted of an in-depth review of all financial, marketing and management aspects of the business and financial forecasts. I developed financial analysis based on break-even, debt coverage ratios, gross margin, variance analysis, benchmarking, working capital, sensitivity analysis etc., which were all used as analytical
During this assignment I developed the following models or completed analysis which directly or in-directly apply to utilities and their electricity generation or usage:
Since August 1994, I operate as Public Accountant and Consultant in Fredericton, N.B.
Provide detailed recommendations using strong analytical financial tools and management approaches to improve efficiency, quality, profitability, and customer service to clients. The recommendations include production changes, information system upgrades, purchasing new equipment, changes to product mix and introduction of new products and services.
Born and raised in New Brunswick, I graduated the CMA Program in New Brunswick with Gold Medal distinction and have cross cultural skills in international negotiations.
Stefan Perlot , MEng, Salzburg, Austria
I am co-founder and member of the executive board in charge of technology at Bridge Executive Group, a leading energy solution provider in Fredericton, NB, Canada and Salzburg, Austria.
From over a decade of previous responsible assignments, my professional experience ranges from engineering, operations, marketing & sales, business development, innovation to strategy in corporate middle to executive management positions.
I am an experienced international business leader with proven technical and commercial skills demonstrated in multinational arenas including energy, operations excellence, mass manufacturing, industrial equipment, media and entertainment, consumer electronics, security and authentication.
My expertise centers on creating sustainable revenue streams of international origination, linking technologies and applications, bridging cultures to drive change and create shareholder value.
Born and raised in Austria, I graduated in from Mining University of Leoben, hold several patents and communicate tri-lingual in German, English and French with cross-cultural negotiation skills acquired in international assignments.
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