History & Milestones
2012 – 2013
FOM Technologies was founded, as the machinery part of the R2R material research, is spun off from Risø/DTU (Danish Technical University).
FOM stands for Functional Organic Materials
2014 – 2016
FOM Technologies starts gaining recognition, as a pioneer of cutting-edge precision machinery and equipment for slot-die coating of new functional materials. Worldwide customer base established.
2017 – 2018
Change of ownership and new management appointed.
A new business strategy developed. FOM focused on becoming the leading provider of slot-die coating technology for new functional materials.
Through external capital and new investors, FOM is expanding its staff, organization, and platform.
The aim is to scale sales and distribution internationally – to a new level.
To help professionals around the world
discover, develop & commercialize
new, innovative functional materials, through
our equipment, technology & knowledge.
To grow and develop into the leading
company within the slot-die coating
technology, contributing to a
cleaner and more sustainable world.
Management | Executive directors
Michael Stadi worked in the financial and energy sectors before leading SMEs and advising start-up ventures. He has spent 13 years working in investment banking and financial markets in Copenhagen, Stockholm and London, before managing and establishing greenfield operations within the energy sector in Denmark. In 2007, Michael co-founded and listed the world’s first long only carbon fund: KlimaInvest A/S on the NASDAQ OMX Exchange.
In 2008, Michael joined solar company Gaia Solar as CEO. After securing growth capital, Michael was responsible for doubling turnover between 2008 and 2012 and was awarded “Growth Gazelle” by Børsen for four consecutive years. In 2012, Michael was nominated for the E&Y – Entrepreneur of the Year award. Prior to joining FOM Technologies, Michael was CEO for the Luxury and Apparel brand at Kopenhagen Fur and responsible for strategy and business development. Michael has served as a board member of several start-up companies.
Bachelor in Economic & Finance (HD-F) from Copenhagen Business School (DK).
E*MBA from SIMI – Scandinavian International Management Institute (DK).
Position since: 2017
Shares held: 1,262,262
Martin Kiener started his career as a social scientist before quickly moving into the Danish tech sector, where he has worked for the last decade. In 2012, Martin was responsible for spinning out and establishing FOM Technologies as a commercial entity separate from the Danish Technical University. He has been the driving force behind FOM’s sales and product innovation ever since.
Over the last six years, Martin grew the business into commercial success story. Martin has established commercial relationships with some of the world’s largest corporations and most prestigious tech universities. Martin’s drive to turn FOM Technologies into a leading Slot-Die coating company for functional new materials means that he will continue to lead FOM’s growing sales team and oversee product innovation.
Master’s Degrees in International Development & Cultural Studies (DK).
Position since: 2012
Shares held: 2,250,000
Kamran Ahmed is a production engineer with project management experience in the design and manufacturing of production equipment, within the automotive and industrial industries. With a background in mechanical design and product design, Kamran has a passion for problem-solving using an array of tools to visualize a feasible solution with a vast amount of experience in CAD design packages. Lately, Kamran has been working as a senior production and logistics engineer in the hypercar automotive industry where he became a key part of improving and sustaining a production assembly line.
Kamran is originally from Manchester (UK) and relocated to Copenhagen in 2020 with a desire to expand his experience and skills within the production, logistics and supply chain industry. Kamran has joined FOM technologies to continue and drive overall production tasks with high-quality research and custom slot-die coating machines.
BSc in Product Design Technologies from Manchester Metropolitan University (UK).
Exchange program in Industrial Design from Ferris State University (US).
M.Sc. Eng. in Design & Innovation from Technical University of Denmark
David Williamson is an ambitious young researcher who believes in applying the scientific method to deliver innovation and overcome the greatest challenges facing society. David has lived, worked and contributed to sustainable materials research in Egypt, the USA, the UK, and Denmark over the past 10 years. With experience in research, engineering and a passion for enabling sustainable products and technologies, David’s core competencies lie in aggregating and communicating a wide range of technical data and information to deliver results in business and research. As Head of Science and Research at FOM Technologies, David aims to identify new and innovative applications for FOM Technologies equipment, while informing current product development to meet the needs of customers and partners.
BSc & MChem in Chemistry – University of Leeds, (UK)
PhD in Chemical Engineering – University of Bath, (UK)
Digital Marketing Manager
+45 30 80 96 52
Anders comes with more than 10 years working with digital marketing. His career started with the launch of his own company, where he worked with everything from small upstarting businesses and larger brands helping them get their digital presence strengthened. This has provided him with experience within almost all areas of the Digital Marketing universe, such as social media, website, lead generations, digital events, UX, graphic design, SEO and analytics, automation, and much more.
Before joining FOM Technologies, he has worked as Senior Digital Marketing Consultant for SimCorp, a danish NASDAQ C25 listed software company providing best-in-class, multi-asset investment management solutions to the world’s leading asset management institutions..
Bachelor in E-Concept Development – Copenhagen School of Design and Technology
AP Graduate in Multimedia Design – Copenhagen School of Design and Technology
Niclas Woye comes with more than 20 years’ experience in international B2B sales, mainly from the Medical Devices industry. Throughout his carrier, he has worked for Danish and American manufacturing companies (SMEs) where he was responsible for developing existing markets and entering new through the management of a wide range of distributors, subsidiaries and agents worldwide.
In 2005 Niclas joined LiNA Medical (DK), a manufacturer of medical equipment. During his time in LiNA he contributed to secure and expand the global sales of the company’s product portfolio, hereby achieving double-digit growth within a few years. In 2013 Niclas joined Buffalo Filter (US) as Director of International Sales with the aim to develop the international market (outside US/Canada) and to grow the global presence.
Diploma in Export Sales and Marketing from The Export Academy, Roskilde, (DK)
Antoine Rieutord started his career in the industrial world in 2012, when he joined the French automotive components manufacturer: Valeo Service, as sales coordinator for the ASEAN countries. In 2014 Antoine moved from the automotive to the aeronautical industry by working for the world leader titanium producer – VSMPO Tirus in Germany as sales account manager, managing OEMs and first-tier suppliers.
Antoine took up a new challenge within the same industry in 2018, when he became sales and business development manager at Aircraft-Philipp GmbH Co. KG where he was in charge of gaining new customers and increasing the company turnover in France. After a few years in Germany, Antoine relocated to Copenhagen. He joined FOM Technologies A/S in October 2020 with the aim of generating direct sales and building long-term revenue for the company.
Master degree in International Marketing and Business Development, SKEMA Business School (FR).
Ritika is originally from India but has finished her Masters in USA at Duke University and acquired PhD in Denmark at Technical University of Denmark. Ritika Singh has a background in bio-nanotechnology, merging micro/nano-engineering and material science with drug delivery. She has spent her last 6 years developing advanced drug delivery systems (ADDS) for oral route. She has been pushing the manufacturing process of such devices with the ambition of taking the ADDS from lab settings to industrial scale. This is what drives her professionally, to be able to take the research out of labs in the real world. At FOM technologies, her vision is to develop and use FOM technologies’ products and knowhow for pharmaceutical research, expanding the wide range of applications of slot-die coating.
Duke University, M.S. Electrical Engineering, (US)
Technical University of Denmark, PhD. Micro- and Nanotechnology, (DK)
Asbjørn recently finished his AP Graduate in Multimedia Design, with top grades throughout the entire education at Copenhagen School of Design and Technology (KEA). Going forward he’ll be continuing his studies to become a Digital Concept Developer, while working for us. At FOM Technologies Asbjørn will be a part of our growing PR/Marketing team, which will help us ensure a strong SoMe presence and strengthen the bond between our company and all our stakeholders.
AP Graduate in Multimedia Design – Copenhagen School of Design and Technology
Board | Non-executive directors
Chairman of the Board
As managing director of SDI (Syddansk Innovation), Helge Holm-Larsen is more commited to early stage SME’s and venture investments than anybody else. With a mixed technical and commercial background, Helge has extensive experience in business development for cleantech companies and start-ups. Helge has served in numerous board and senior management positions over the last 20 years.
Helge brings deep insight into the opportunities within energy conversion and advanced materials with a practical perspective on international partnering and sales, both in B2B and B2G.
MSc ChE, Technical University of Denmark (DK).
Bachelor in Foreign Trade (HD-U), Copenhagen Business School (DK).
Position since: 2018
Shares held: 5,788
Søren Ulstrup is the grand old man within the plastic industry in Denmark. Having managed and grown his family company Ulstrup Plast for decades Søren is today managing director at the Nasdaq listed company SP Group, where he is responsible for all injection molding in the group, throughout the world. Besides that he holds numerous positions, including being chairman of the Danish Plastic Federation, member of the Danish Industry (DI) steering commitee and board member of DA.
MSc ChE, Technical University of Denmark (DK).
Position since: 2020
Shares held: 741,946
Karsten Winther is Vice President with responsibility for EMEA Sales at the US NASDAQ listed company Vertiv. Karsten has over 20 years of experience in direct and channel sales, including strong focus on vertical markets. He has led various transformations of largescale sales organisations which included activities such as redefinition of direct & indirect customers and associated commercial policies; pricing policies; competitive mapping & development tools, processes and methodologies.
Before joining Vertiv in May 2018, Karsten held global, regional and country sales roles in NEC and Epson, and most recently served as VP sales and marketing for Cobham Satcom, covering all global strategic, tactical and operational activities. At Cobham, he was also responsible for the complete customer life-cycle and product management portfolio as well as sales operations activities.
- Eagle | Executive Management and Leadership Course – ESADE Spain (2008)
- Business Administration and Management | CBS (1992)
Karina Rothoff Brix
Karina Rothoff Brix is CEO at the Center for Lifelong Learning – DTU Learn for Life. Prior to that, she was CEO of the Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship at CBS for 9 years. In both places, the task has been to establish and grow centre’s within innovation, entrepreneurship, and executive education, respectively. Karina has experience from previous boards, advisory boards and has been part of the Innovation Fund’s expert panel since 2017. Karina has also founded several companies and organizations, developed apps and authored books. She is passionate about the use of new technologies in growth companies as well as the interaction between large organizations and new digitally driven companies, as well as for the importance of general learning in our society.
- Board training | Board Education DTU (2021)
- Master in Management Development (2015)
- Insurance Academy (2004)
- Master in Law and Business Administration (2002)
Andreas Nielsen is a lawyer and partner in Bruun & Hjejle Advokatpartnerselskab with a focus on buying and selling companies, company law and business consulting. Andreas has experience from a number of current and previous board positions.
- Cand. Jur. | University of Copenhagen (2004)
- LLM, Corporate & Business Law | New York University (2004)
Advisory Board | Academic
Dr. Devin MacKinzie
Associate Professor of Clean Energy & Material Science
University of Washington
Clean Energy Institute
Dr. Devin MacKenzie is the Washington Research Foundation professor of Clean Energy and an associate professor of Materials Science and Engineering at UW. Devin is a scientist, research leader and seed stage entrepreneur with over 17 years of experience in printable and flexible electronic materials and integrated systems. He is currently the CEO of Imprint Energy, a UC Berkeley spin-out developing flexible, high energy batteries based on large-area print manufacturing. Previously, as the CTO of Add-Vision, Inc., Dr. MacKenzie led R&D of materials and processing for roll-to-roll printed flexible OLED displays. Prior to Add-Vision, he initiated and led printed Si GHz RF device, laser processing and product engineering at Kovio, Inc., an MIT Media Lab spinout.
Dr. MacKenzie also co-founded the first ink jet printed electronics company, Plastic Logic, from the University of Cambridge while he was in the Dept. of Physics as a post doc and later a visiting scientist researching solution-processed photovoltaics, phase separation in optoelectronic polymer blends and surface-directed self assembly of device nanostructures. Prior to that he worked in InGaAsP defect analysis at AT&T Bell Labs in Murray Hill.
Dr. MacKenzie has over 110 patents and publications and doctorate, master’s, and undergraduate degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Florida and MIT. He has received numerous awards including being elected to the Cleantech 100 two years in a row as well as being recognized for leading one of the Top 50 Smartest Companies of 2015 by the MIT Technology Review.
Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering, University of Florida (US).
M.S. in Materials Science & Engineering, University of Florida (US).
B.S. in Materials Science & Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (US).
Professor in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Danish Technical University
IDE (Inno. Design & Entrepre.)
Jason Li-Ying is Professor in Innovation & Entrepreneurship and the group leader of Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship (IDE) research group at Department of Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark. He has research and teaching interests in technology & innovation management, organizational learning, strategic management, and technology transfer.
His work has appeared in many leading scientific journals in a broach field of business and management. He serves as an editorial board member for editorial board of International Journal of Innovation Studies. He is currently a member of expert committee of Danish Ministry of Education and Research for ”Erhvervsøkonomiske fag” (economics and business disciplines).
Besides his excellence in research and education, Jason also has extensive experience in innovation strategy and business development for SMEs by acting as strategic advisors for a number of innovative companies. Jason is a board member of China Denmark Innovation House. He has chaired a number of large projects to help SMEs to develop business in terms of strategy, internationalization, and business model innovation.
PhD in Innovation Management at Hasselt University, Belgium
MSc. in International Management, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Master of Law in International Business Law, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Bachelor in Law, East China University of Politics and Law, (P. R. China)
Associate Professor - Organic Solar Cells
The Mads Clausen Institute
Morten Madsen did his PhD within functional materials and nanotechnology at SDU, and has a general field of expertise within electronic and optoelectronic devices based on semiconducting thin-films. From 2010-2011 Morten worked with high performance transistors from III-V nanoscale membranes at the Javey research lab, UC Berkeley, California.
In 2011 he established the OPV group at SDU NanoSYD, where the research is centered around improving the performance of organic and hybrid solar cells. In 2014 he was appointed Associate Professor at SDU, and the work in the SDU OPV group has since then included a strong focus on interface layers and device stability. Since 2016, this includes a strong focus on device up-scaling through Roll-to-Roll printing technology at the SDU R2R facility.
Associate Professor from Mads Clausen Institute (DK).
PhD in Functional Materials & Nanotechnology, University of Southern Denmark (DK).
M.Sc.Eng. Physics & Technology, University of Southern Denmark (DK).