Heliatek appoints new CEO
With effect from 1 November 2018, Guido van Tartwijk has become the new CEO of Heliatek GmbH (Dresden, Germany), a leading organic photovoltaic (OPV) innovator. He succeeds Thibaud Le Séguillon, who left Heliatek in July 2018. Together with CFO Jan Kiel, who has been with Heliatek since July, he forms the new dual management team of the company.
Born in the Netherlands in 1967, Guido van Tartwijk holds PhD and MSc degrees in theoretical physics and has amassed extensive experience in bringing disruptive innovations rapidly to mass-markets in the lighting and semiconductors industries. In the first six years of his career, he worked for major as well as start-up companies in telecommunications, both in The Netherlands and the USA. During the subsequent fifteen years, he held a variety of top management positions across the globe at leading LED IoT lighting companies. He worked and lived for 10 years in China, bringing innovations to market in the highly competitive arena of LED lighting. Most recently he was CEO of Austria’s Tridonic GmbH, a globally leading LED controls company.
Heliatek GmbH is currently in the process of setting up series production. Together with CFO Jan Kiel, Guido van Tartwijk will be responsible for the associated structural change and strategic orientation. Heliatek's goal is to become a global leader in the implementation of CO2-free and sustainable energy generation.
Caption: Guido van Tartwijk, new CEO of Heliatek (photo: Heliatek)