Arnaud Crétot, France
Arnaud has a Masters in Thermal and Energy Engineering from PolyTech Nantes, France. After his studies, he has visited over 50 energy projects in the EU and Asia. He has 3 years of experience in solar thermal system design and auditing. He joined the company in 2014 and he brings passion and rigor to any technical developments.
Eerik Wissenz, Finland
Co-founder and Chairman of Solar Fire Concentration Oy. Finn and Canadian, Eerik grew up in Canada and studied mathematics at Ottawa and Carleton University. Quickly took a hiatus to dedicate himself to developing solar thermal technologies. Eerik developed solar concentrators in Mexico, Cuba, India and EU. Eerik has the vision of a fair solar thermal economy and he’s in charge of the strategy and the development of the company.
Eva Wissenz, Finland
Managing Director, CEO
Co-founder and Managing Director of Solar Fire Concentration Oy. Eva has a Masters degree in Literature. She studied and taught at La Sorbonne University, Paris, France. She has 15 years experience in French media, publishing and cultural events. She also did a lot of volunteer work and has developed solar concentrators in India and the EU. She brings her enthusiasm and strong experience in communication, logistics and team management.
Lorin Symington, Canada
Project Manager, Prototyping, Fieldwork
Lorin has extensive international experience designing and developing small scale solar concentrators and adapting them to regional needs (Mexico, Cuba, Mali, Haiti, Canada and Finland). His technological and fabricating experience is primarily geared to developing world contexts and he is passionate about helping everyone around the world to reach their potential.
Jussi Laitinen, Finland
Communications and Partnerships
Jussi has a Master’s degree in Journalism from University of Jyväskylä in Finland, with minors in ecology and development research. He has written two books about energy and climate change, and worked as communications consultant with several major Finnish companies and government agencies. Jussi has won several environmental and journalism awards.
Urs Riggenbach, Switzerland
Project Manager, Partnerships, IT
Urs has an international Baccalaureate from the United World College, India and BA in Human Ecology from the College of Atlantic, US. Urs is a professional web-designer and coder. He has developed solar concentrators in Nepal and EU. Always willing to challenge himself, he can’t rest until the world is a better place for all.
Will Cleaver, United Kingdom
Project Manager, CAD, Construction Planning & Supervising
William has a degree in maths and languages from the University of Hull, UK. He has worked in Design (CAD), Construction and Fabrication in the US & UK, project planning, logistics and management of industrial sites. William has developed solar concentrators in two different states in India, in Switzerland and Finland.