Since becoming CEO of SFC Energy in November 2006, Dr. Podesser has led its transformation from a fuel cell technology start-up in Munich, Germany, to a leading provider of hybrid power systems to the off-grid and back-up power markets globally. SFC is the number one supplier of fuel cell systems, with more than 35,000 fuel cells sold in Security, Industry and Consumer markets. Dr. Podesser spearheaded the substantial growth, a successful IPO and subsequent acquisitions in Europe and Canada.
Prior to joining SFC, Dr. Podesser served as President of Oerlikon Wafer Processing, the Semiconductor Group of Swiss Conglomerate Oerlikon in the US and in Switzerland as well as CEO & President of EV Group, a Semiconductor Equipment specialist in Austria. Previously he led the built up of the Chinese and Asian business of RHI AG, a worldwide leading supplier of refractory materials, living in China and Singapore at this time.