Dr Peter Podesser is responsible for SFC Energy AG’s segments clean energy & mobility as well as defense & security. Since his appointment as CEO of SFC Energy in November 2006, Dr Peter Podesser has been steering the company’s growth from a Munich-based fuel cell technology start-up to the leading suppliers of hybrid power systems for off-grid and emergency power applications worldwide. With over 40,000 systems sold, SFC is today the market leader of fuel cells to safety and industrial markets, as well as for leisure applications. Dr Podesser has overseen the company’s strong growth, successful stock market listing 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.
Dr Peter Podesser holds a Master’s degree in commercial sciences from the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), where he also completed his doctorate. He speaks German, English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
Since May 2017, Gerhard Inninger has been Group CFO in charge of the finances of SFC Energy AG and the SFC group of companies. Alongside proven expertise as a financial director with stock exchange-listed companies, Inniger has many years of experience in the expansion and management of international company organisations, M&A transactions, corporate restructuring and corporate integration. He had already worked at SFC between 2011 and 2014. Latterly, he instigated a shielding process for an SME automotive supplier as part of his role as Finance Director. Together with the CEO, Inniger is safeguarding the implementation of SFC Energy AG’s chosen growth strategy while simultaneously improving the company’s overall cost structures.
Gerhard Inniger has a degree in fiscal economics and has passed the tax consultancy examination. He speaks German and English.
As CSO, Hans Pol is responsible for the international sales of the industrial and oil & gas market. Hans Pol joined the SFC Group in 2011. As one of the co-founders and managing directors of the PBF Group, which he founded from a management buy-out, he led the company to sustainable, profitable growth. After joining SFC, he was appointed Sales Director of the entire SFC Group, playing a major part in the development of the group’s industrial and defence business in the domain of off-grid energy solutions.
Hans Pol has a degree in electrical engineering. He speaks German, English and Dutch.