Skeleton Technologies hires Järveläinen as CPO

Skeleton Technologies hires Järveläinen as CPO

Skeleton Technologies hires Järveläinen as CPO 150 150 Batteries International

July 5, 2024: Skeleton Technologies, the supercapacitor manufacturer and developer, yesterday announced the appointment of Tero Järveläinen as its new chief product officer.

Järveläinen was a co-founder and the CTO of Visedo Oy. Founded in 2009, Visedo manufactured hybrid and electrical drivetrains for electric vehicles across the marine industry, commercial vehicle, and heavy-duty machinery sectors.

Danfoss’ acquisition of Visedo in 2017 was one of the largest cleantech exits in Europe at the time.

Taavi Madiberk, CEO of Skeleton Technologies said: “Tero will play a pivotal role in steering the development of Skeleton’s product portfolio. He combines engineering and industrial expertise with an entrepreneurial mindset and experience.

“We are excited to open the next chapter of product innovation at Skeleton.”

Järveläinen, as CPO, will be responsible for leading the development of modules, packs, systems, software and hardware.

Järveläinen said: “Having been active in the supercapacitor field for a long time, Taavi and I have known each other for 15 years, and I have followed Skeleton’s success story. I am pleased to join Skeleton, and, with my energy storage system expertise, help bring supercapacitors to the mainstream.”

The appointment of Järveläinen is the third senior appointment by Skeleton in the past few weeks.

Two weeks ago the firm announced the appointment of former Shell VP, Grischa Sauerberg, as its chief commercial officer. At the end of May it appointed David Arsenault as senior vice-president of business development.   He was one of three co-founders of Effenco Development, a company pioneering heavy-duty vehicle electrification using supercapacitors.

In May, Skeleton announced it was going to invest €600 million in ($650 million) in south-west France. In the first phase of its expansion, Skeleton said it will start R&D activities in Toulouse to develop ‘next-generation battery technology’. In the second phase, the group plans to build a manufacturing facility to produce Skeleton’s high-power battery called the SuperBattery.