Former authorized signatory of the VSB Group is co-managing the project side of the Brandenburg-based company.
Kallinchen, August 2019. Thorsten Freise has been with Energiequelle GmbH since February and, as division manager, is responsible for project development, grid operation and construction in the wind and photovoltaic sectors. His region of responsibility extends from Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saxony-Anhalt and Saxony to potential markets abroad. His team consists of more than 50 employees and further specialists are currently being sought for the international expansion.
Michael Raschemann, managing director of Energiequelle GmbH, is happy that Mr Freise has joined the Energiequelle team: “With Thorsten we have gained a very experienced manager, from whom we expect many ideas and new project approaches – particularly on the international level.
Plenty of experience under his belt
Mr Freise was previously employed for four years as Head of Project Development & Repowering at the VSB Group. There he was responsible for setting up branches and tapping into the markets of further German states. But the 50-year-old knows about more than just wind power. At STEAG New Energies, he was managing director of two subsidiaries in the bioenergy and commodities trading sectors. As an interim manager in various investment companies in the renewable energy and energy sectors, he was also responsible for restructuring, project management and tapping into new markets.
Expansion of the national and international pipeline
This is also one of his tasks at Energiequelle. He intends to expand the project pipeline in Germany and abroad together with Gregor Weber, who is responsible for project development in Bremen, Lower Saxony, Thuringia, Finland and France.
Great working atmosphere in the new building at the headquarters
“At first I was a little confused at how informal everybody was right from the start, using the German ‘Du’ form, etc. I had never experienced that before”, said Mr Freise of the very positive, personal way the colleagues interacted and the lack of hierarchical structure. The new office at the headquarters in Kallinchen has also been very successful – modern furnishings, lots of glass and large meeting rooms offer good opportunities for intensive contact.