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Kiwigrid adds expe­ri­ence by nam­ing Dr. Frank Schlicht­ing as new CEO

Dres­den: From August 1, 2020, Dr. Frank Schlicht­ing will become the new CEO of Kiwigrid. Dr. Schlicht­ing will take over the Sales and Ser­vices divi­sions from the company’s cur­rent COO Matthias Her­tel, who will leave Kiwigrid on July 31. With the new man­age­ment team of Dr. Schlicht­ing and CFO Janek Schuf­fen­hauer, Kiwigrid will con­tin­ue to push ahead with its prod­uct strat­e­gy, which is geared to the glob­al­ly grow­ing mar­ket for decen­tral­ized ener­gies and the open­ing up of its plat­form. 

The Dres­den-based com­pa­ny receives sta­ble sup­port from its exist­ing investors, par­tic­u­lar­ly AQTON SE. Addi­tion­al­ly, the pre­vi­ous­ly announced financ­ing round has also suc­cess­ful­ly con­clud­ed despite the ongo­ing COVID-19 sit­u­a­tion. Kiwigrid con­tin­ues to focus on sus­tain­ably scal­ing up and fur­ther devel­op­ing its tech­nolo­gies, prod­ucts and ecosys­tem: 

Kiwigrid has opti­mal­ly adapt­ed its prod­uct strat­e­gy to the grow­ing glob­al mar­ket for decen­tral­ized ener­gies, with a focus on the scal­ing and fur­ther devel­op­ment of soft­ware and Ener­gy-as-a-Ser­vice prod­ucts, as well as the open­ing up of the Kiwigrid plat­form. With Dr. Frank Schlicht­ing, we are adding an expe­ri­enced CEO for our already strong man­age­ment team. Dr. Schlicht­ing brings in-depth tech­ni­cal know-how, exten­sive indus­try exper­tise and inter­na­tion­al­iza­tion expe­ri­ence in the field of decen­tral­ized ener­gy. We look for­ward to work­ing togeth­er to real­ize Kiwigrid’s vision of a 100% sus­tain­able ener­gy and mobil­i­ty land­scape in the com­ing years.

Hans-Peter Vil­lis ᐧ Chair­man of the Advi­so­ry Board (Ener­gy Advi­sor, AQTON SE)

With exten­sive indus­try knowl­edge, Dr. Schlicht­ing has held var­i­ous man­age­ment posi­tions in the areas of tech­nol­o­gy and knowl­edge man­age­ment, soft­ware and prod­uct devel­op­ment, sales and mar­ket­ing, as well as inter­na­tion­al­iza­tion in the ener­gy indus­try. Most recent­ly, he held a dual CEO/CTO role at Solare Daten­sys­teme. As Kiwigrid’s new CEO, Dr. Schlicht­ing will now con­tin­ue to dri­ve the com­pa­ny for­ward as it posi­tions itself as a lead­ing prod­uct and plat­form house for the decen­tral­ized ener­gy indus­try. Specif­i­cal­ly, he will lead the devel­op­ment and open­ing up of the company’s new plat­form gen­er­a­tion KiwiOS X,  as well as the relat­ed prod­ucts The Inde­pen­dent Home and The Elec­tri­fy­ing City.

I am very excit­ed to help shape the suc­cess­ful path of Kiwigrid in my new role as CEO. Togeth­er we will make a vis­i­ble con­tri­bu­tion to the suc­cess of a sus­tain­able ener­gy tran­si­tion — espe­cial­ly through the sym­bio­sis of ener­gy, heat and mobil­i­ty. With the devel­op­ment of our new plat­form gen­er­a­tion KiwiOS X, we will set new stan­dards in the urgent­ly need­ed sec­tor cou­pling. In this way, Kiwigrid will opti­mal­ly pre­pare itself, its cus­tomers and part­ners for the ener­gy future — a future that is 100% dri­ven by sus­tain­able ener­gies.

Dr. Frank Schlicht­ing ᐧ  Kiwigrid CEO

Kiwigrid is the soft­ware and IoT com­pa­ny for renew­able ener­gy and e-mobil­i­ty. The KiwiOS plat­form is used to oper­ate white label prod­ucts for ener­gy sup­pli­ers, the auto­mo­tive indus­try and man­u­fac­tur­ers of decen­tral­ized ener­gy sys­tems. Kiwigrid enables its cus­tomers to open up new mar­kets, diver­si­fy their offer­ings and dif­fer­en­ti­ate them­selves from the com­pe­ti­tion. The Dres­den-based com­pa­ny was found­ed in 2011 and cur­rent­ly employs over 150 peo­ple. Kiwigrid is a leader in the DACH mar­ket for intel­li­gent ener­gy man­age­ment and smart meter­ing and works with LG, Bay­Wa r.e., Inno­gy SE, E.ON, Siemens and BMW, among oth­ers. Strate­gic share­hold­ers are AQTON SE, Inno­gy SE and LG Elec­tron­ics.