Wiebrand Kout, Founder & CTO
Company founder Wiebrand Kout has over fifteen years of experience in developing innovative electrochemical systems. Prior to founding Elestor, he served as COO and lead designer at HyET, where he co-developed the first electrochemical hydrogen compressor, capable of reaching 1,000 Bar. Wiebrand Kout started his career at NedStack Fuel Cell Technology, where he headed the mechanical design of Europe’s first series produced PEM fuel cell.
Guido Dalessi, CEO
Graduated in Physics (1986), Guido Dalessi spent 10 years in R&D of laser equipment. In 1996, he joined a high-tech start-up, OMP BV, which had just finalized the prototype phase of their mastering system (optical disc production equipment), and where he initiated the business development activities. In 2004, the company was acquired by Singulus Technologies AG and in 2006, Guido was appointed CEO of the new daughter company. In these years, the company became global market- and technology-leader in its field.
The current Elestor team is formed by 10 employees, covering all (technical) disciplines to develop the complete battery technology, combined with extensive business development experience.