The SeaTwirl team is small, ambitious and highly motivated with extensive technological expertise and entrepreneurial experience. The team provides a strong base for the key technology development of the floating wind turbines.
SeaTwirl’s engineers represent a wide range of backgrounds that cover the key technology areas for SeaTwirl’s products, such as design, simulation, hydrodynamics, testing and mechanical construction.
Peter Laurits, CEO
CEO since 2020. Peter has a degree in M.Sc. Electronic Engineering from Chalmers, 1995. Peter spent 15 years in various positions at Saab Training Systems, among others VP and Head of Sales. Between 2008-2013, Peter was CEO and part owner of Corroventa Avfuktning and from 2014 to 2018 Peter was CEO and part owner of Concept Träningsredskap AB.
Peter Schou, Interim COO
MBA from Copenhagen Business School (CBS). Peter has extensive international business experience from his 17 years in Asia, where he last served as CEO, Greater China, for the subsidiary of large multinational company.
Mats Hult, CFO
CFO since 2020.
Efva Willén, Business developer
Efva is a naval architect from Chalmers University of Technology, with extensive experience within marine and offshore engineering. At SeaTwirl, Efva mainly contributes with her experience within business development but also with her technical skills within areas such as stability and fluid mechanics.
Daniel Ehrnberg, Chief Innovation Officer
Daniel is the inventor and founder of SeaTwirl and is now working for the company as Chief Innovation Officer and technical specialist. He has a strong interest in energy technology and innovation. Daniel has experience from building companies and of development projects in several energy fields, such as energy storage, electric vehicle development, wind energy, wave energy and Stirling engines. He holds a Master of Science in physics and received an award from King Carl XVI Gustaf in 2010 for his work in the “sustainable development of wave energy”.
Jonas Boström, CTO
Jonas is a Naval Architect graduated from Chalmers University of Technology and have experience from previous employment within class society and mechanical design for offshore equipment. Jonas contributes with a keen eye for design and interfaces of mechanical systems, especially in the harsh ocean environment. Jonas is a solution and result orientated team player that stirs around to get forward and beyond.
Andreas Börjesson, Lead Engineer
Andreas has a MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Chalmers University of technology. He joined SeaTwirl in 2014 and has extensive knowledge about the SeaTwirl design. He brings his mechanical engineering skills and a positive attitude to the team.
Julia Skälegård, R&D Project Engineer
Julia graduated from Chalmers University with a BSc in Mechanical Engineering. Julia have been working on SeaTwirl since 2015. Her strong drive ensures that projects are finished on time as we strive to create a sustainable society.
Martin Rosander, Sr. Structural Engineer
Martin has a background in calculations and project management with a special focus on composites for the offshore industry. As a aeronautical engineer from KTH (Royal Institute of Technology) Martin contributes constructively to the team. Martin also has a long experience in manufacturing for the offshore industry, giving him a large network of contacts. The specialisation in fatigue calculations is also valuable in the work on SeaTwirl S2.
Jon Jonsson, System Engineer
Jon has more than 20 years project management experience related to turnkey system deliveries for the marine and offshore segments, as well as design for the offshore industry. He is a trained machinery engineer that has sailed the seven seas with the Swedish Navy and contributes to SeaTwirl with his expertise in systems, functions, and documentation.
Mehdi Garmabi, Structural Engineer
Mehdi holds a MSc in Computational Engineering from Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany. He has experience from the analysis wind turbine rotor blades from his time in Germany and have expertise in finite element analysis, structural analysis, computer programming and fiber composite materials. He has also experience from manufacturing and certification of blades for the HWAT industry.
Erik Aronsson, Lead Engineer/Project Manager
Erik holds a MSc in Naval Architecture from Chalmers University of Technology. From his previous roles at classification societies and marine suppliers, he has gained experience and expertise in marine operations, certification, third-party verification, and product development. He is driven, ambitious and has a big interest in technology.
Laín Nieto, Sr. Loads Engineer
Laín is a senior loads engineer with extensive experience from the wind power industry. He has done load calculation for VAWTs in Germany and worked with the University of the Basque Country on floating wind turbines. He has also worked in R&D at Siemens Gamesa, developed multi-MW wind turbines for Nordex and designed aeroelastic code at Vestas. At SeaTwirl he focuses on developing aeroelastic models, loops of loads and a controller for multi-MW VAWTs.
John Salquist, 3D artist
John is a graduated 3D artist from Computer Graphics Design at YRGO and also holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from Valand Academy. He has a strong interest within visualization with experience from technology projects as well as art projects.
Roger Cederberg, Senior Advisor
Roger served as board chair of SeaTwirl during 2012-2019 and has since been senior advisor. He holds a MSc in Engineering, a PhD in Computer Science and a MBA. He has experience from an array of leading positions, including CEO of Teragon Systems, Marketing Director of Hasselblad, CEO of IVS and SVP of IFS.
Jens Tommerup, Senior Advisor
Jens joined the SeaTwirl board in 2018 and was chair between 2019-2020, when he left the board to take a more operational role in the company. He holds BSc in Engineering and has attended management programs at Imperial College London and INSEAD. As founding CEO of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind from 2014 until April 2018, he helped build the company into one of the leaders in offshore wind power. Before MHI Vestas he was head of Vestas China and of Vestas Asia/Pacific and China.
Peter Petrov, R&D Design Engineer
Peter has a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He has experience as a senior design engineer and engineering manager at a company that manufactures custom deck machinery for the marine towing and escort industry as well as equipment for oceanographic research.
Andreas Johansson, Communications Manager
Andreas is as a communications consultant at Solberg. He has a MSc degree in Financial Economics and extensive experience in business journalism covering the financial markets.
Elke Rosiers, Compliance Management expert
Elke is the CEO of Avanoa AB, a specialist in financing solutions for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. She has vast experience of EU finances and administration, audit-proofing, due diligence and business development. She fluent in four languages, has direct experience from public and private sectors and is particularly interested in crisis management and creative problem solving.
Johan Hultstam, Technical procurement
Johan holds a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Lund and has extensive experience from international purchasing, technical negotiations and manufacturing from several big projects within in the manufacturing industry, for instance from companies such as AB Volvo, Volvo Cars, BAE Systems and Husqvarna. Johan has also worked for the government agency Invest Sweden, later merged into Business Sweden, which was tasked with attracting suppliers to Swedish industry.
Mattias Haggärde Langqrie, Structural Engineer
Mattias holds a master’s degree in technical mathematics from Chalmers University of Technology and has extensive experience from analytics and product development within the offshore sector. His passion is to find simple solutions to hard or advanced problems.
The team also consists of several experts providing business and technology development support.