Get to know us

Dr.-Ing. Antonio Mesquida Küsters

Managing Director

Education:

  • Master in electrical engineering with major in telecommunications at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • PhD in electrical engineering in the field of semiconductor technology at the RWTH Aachen University
  • INSEAD Executive Education Alumnus (Finance, Strategy, M&A, Supply Chain Management)

Experience:

  • 28 years of industry experience, of which 20 in managerial positions
  • 27 years with the industrial groups Siemens/Infineon (development & production GaAs integrated circuits, marketing mobile communications ICs, venture capital partner), AIXTRON (Head of Strategy) and ASML (Head of Market Research, Managing Director ASML Germany, Head of Product Marketing & Business Development DUV Business Line )
  • Until mid-2022 responsible for a business volume of over €2.5 billion at Europe’s most valuable high-tech company
  • Experience in R&D, Marketing, Strategy, Purchasing, Production and General Management
  • Broad experience in commercial matters, complex negotiations, M&A and company valuations
  • Advisory board mandates in technology companies
  • Business angel in start-up technology companies in the field of sustainability
  • Extensive network of contacts in the high-tech industry in Asia (China, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan), USA and Europe

Main areas of expertise:

Microelectronics • Sensor technology • Display technology • Semiconductor equipment • Renewable energies & storage systems

Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Schäfer

Managing Director

Education:

  • Master in physics with major in solid state physics at the TH Darmstadt, Germany
  • PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Hanover, Germany

Experience:

  • 30 years of experience in industry, 25 of which in managerial positions
  • 20 years with the industrial groups Siemens (photovoltaic development, sales manager for the semiconductor division), Heraeus (head of temperature sensors) and Sharp (general manager of microelectronics Europe)
  • 10 years CEO of an international group of companies
  • 12 years as an entrepreneur with tech Diligence GmbH in Aachen
  • Experience in R&D, production, sales/marketing and general management
  • Experience in all commercial matters, M&A and company valuations
  • Advisory and supervisory board mandates in technology companies
  • Court experts for patent issues (IP) and valuation issues
  • Expert work for institutes (e.g. Steinbeis Foundation) and banks / investors
  • Intensive travel activities in the USA as well as in Asia and in Europe

Main areas of expertise:

Microelectronics (ICs, passive components) • Radio technologies (RFID applications) • Technical ceramics/electro ceramics • Sensors/actuators • Energy management • Paper and plastics processing

OUR MiSSION

Technology advice in the service of sustainability

We are convinced that new technologies play a decisive role in mitigating climate change, and we would like to use our expertise to help all our customers make the right decisions in the service of sustainability.