Hartmut Schneider holds a master degree in mechanical engineering from the Technical University of Vienna. He looks back on 15 years of international experience in the area of sales and project management in reputable plant engineering and construction companies. He was responsible for the establishment of the local sales department of Voith Paper in Shanghai and worked as a project manager for Austrian Energy and Environment’s power plant engineering division. He also worked as a sales manager with Novatec Solar in Karlsruhe in the field of concentrated solar power (CSP). In January 2012 he completed his MBA at the WU Executive Academy in Vienna. At the same time he started Fresnex. Hartmut Schneider is IPMA-certified senior project manager.

After graduating at a school for industrial engineers, Denis Miklau completed his master degree in mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Vienna with the focus on process automation. He worked as a commissioning engineer for Voith Paper worldwide and also led the local commissioning team. He then changed to the department of product development and was successfully responsible for the innovative further development of a product group.

The next station of his large experience in plant engineering and construction led him for six year as a project manager in the area of biscuit manufacturing plants around the world.


Antoni Castells

Antoni Castells i Sanabra is Country Manager for Spain and R&D Engineer at Fresnex with over 4 years of experience related to CSP technology development, market analysis and sales. Antoni holds a MSc. degree in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, specialized in Mechanics. In addition he is currently performing a MBA in Vienna, specializing in Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Leadership. As a versatile engineer, fluent in German, internationally oriented and experienced in building up new markets, he plays a key role in the development of the company.