Photocat A/S was founded on the 30th. June 2009 by the Founders H. Jensen, T. Reenberg, and M. Humle.
In August 2009, Photocat A/S acquired the development division of advanced materials from SCF Technologies A/S, which was focused on exterior photocatalytic applications under the name ShineOn.
A further line of interior solutions was started, initially this was restricted to floors.
Photocat has since focused on building a strong Intellectual Property platform, which has resulted in the company having a unique and growing, patent and brand portfolio.
2017The first NOxOFF application unit in Spain installed at Prefabricados Roda S.L.
2016Photocat Garden and Stonetreatment secure distribution through Bauhaus
PICA AB granted distribution rights for Photocat Garden in Sweden
ASAK A/S granted distribution rights for Photocat Garden in Norway
Quandt Dachbanen granted distribution rights for Photocat Garden in Germany and Austria
NOxOFF partnerships established in Germany and Norway
2015IPO on Nasdaq First North
Photocat Garden is launched for the danish professional market
Entered distribution agreement with Stonetreatment for Photocat Garden in Denmark
Lauzon flooring expands distribution of PureGenius to the United States.
2014Lauzon flooring launches the first VOC degrading hardwood floor for the Canadian market under the brand PureGenius.
2013Photocat launch its photocatalytic solution for concrete Photocat demonstrate efficiency real life time in CPH airport.
2012Photocat release its first solution for bitumen membranes allowing customers to have photocatalytic membranes in any color.
Photocat needs bigger production facilities, and moves from Symbion Science Park to Langebjerg, Roskilde.
2011Photocat launch its solution for UV cured lackered products.
2010The first Laminate floor that degrades VOCs developed at our office in Roskilde.
2009Enters into partnerships for the development of photocatalytic self-cleaning windows and for the development of a photocatalytic flooring technology
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mette TherkildsenChairman of the Board
Mette Therkildsen is CEO of Gribvand, Cand.merc and INSEAD. Mette has since 1990 had management positions and since 1997 senior management positions in such organizations as TDC, Copenhagen Energy and Lego. Mette has always taken an interest in developing organizations commercially which has given her the chance to work with business development both in the larger companies and in smaller companies.
In the period from February 2006 April 2009 Mette was CEO of Cartime technologies and Codecco, from November 2004- November 2005 Programme Head, from November 2000 – November 2004 CEO Copenhagen Energy, from November 1999 to November 2000 COO sales and marketing, from august 1994 to November 1999 various senior management positions in TDC and before Marketing VP Telecom and State of Denmark Teleservices.
Tom WeidnerMember of the Board
Tom as a skilled business entrepreneur working in the field of bringing companies from idea to market. His background includes experience as CEO in international companies working with surface treatments and responsible for innovation in a major packaging group. Tom spends his professional life as investor in start-ups and companies in their youth.
Tom's vast experience in investing directly in companies combined with his deep chemical knowledge is for Photocat a highly valuable contribution, as new ideas and product concepts are effectively scrutinized in the early life.
Nethe Rosa HjørlandMember of the Board
Nethe Rosa Hjørland is an attorney and holds a Master of Laws from 2003. Nethe has since 2003 worked as an advisor to management on all areas of corporate law, including company law, capital markets and securities law, corporate governance, regulatory compliance and M&A, especially focusing on listed and financial companies. Nethe worked on the initial process leading to Photocat’s listing on Nasdaq First North, Stockholm.
In the period from February 2006 to October 2014 Nethe worked as an Attorney, first at Bech-Bruun and later at Lett. Since October 2014 Nethe has worked as Attorney, Senior Legal Counsel at NNIT A/S and was employed as part of the company’s listing on Nasdaq Copenhagen. In her daily work Nethe is Secretary to the Board of Directors and responsible for compliance with corporate law and rules and regulation related to being a listed company, including insider rules, disclosure obligation and corporate governance.
Theis Reenberg, Ph.D.Member of the Board
VP & Partner
Theis Reenberg is a talented nano scientist within applied chemistry with several years of experience within organic synthesis. Theis has for the past two years worked with nanosized photocatalysis and especially with incorporation of nanoparticles in organic matrixes. Theis is one of the inventors of the Photocat ActiFloor technology and Theis was the main driven force taking the Photocat ActiFloor technology from lab scale to producing ActiFloors in commercial laminate floor factories.
Theis is also co-inventor on the technology for producing the nanoparticles for both ShineOn and ActiFloors. Theis is an Organic Chemist from Copenhagen University and holds a Ph.D. Degree within carbohydrate recognition in water obtained from the Carlsberg laboratory.
Gitte Haaning HøjMember of the Board
Gitte Haaning Høj is the CEO of CONNECT Denmark and a partner and boardmember of Cartime Technologies A/S. Previous experience includes: Sales- and Communications- Director at TimeGruppen A/S (May 2012 - March 2014) CEO at Ready-set-grow ApS (May 2010 - April 2012) Partner, sales- and marketing- director at Cartime Technologies A/S (June 2003 - April 2010).
Michael HumleCEO & Partner
Michael Humle has many years of experience in management and particularly in the field of business development and market access. Before becoming CEO and Partner in Photocat he served as VP in SCF Technologies. Before that he has acted as senior management consultant, IMS Health and previously in various sales and marketing functions in the pharmaceutical industry. He was originally trained as an accountant in Ernst & Young.
Michael is master of law from Copenhagen University and BCom in International Business from Copenhagen Business School besides Executive management training from Kjerulf & Partners , Novartis Training and Project Management from George Washington University.
Henrik Jensen, Ph.D.CTO & Partner
Henrik Jensen co-founded Photocat A/S in 2009. Henrik is inventor of the technology platform behind Photocat and was responsible for developing the technology from initial idea to commercial level. Henrik is Chemical Engineer and holds a Ph.D. within nanoparticle production from Aalborg University. He has more than 10 years of experience in bringing new technologies and new products to the market.
He is experienced in chemical industries and chemical production. Responsible for up-scaling of production technologies as well as implementing new application systems in existing productions.
Thomas Becker has previously worked as the CEO of the European Wind Energy Association and as CEO for Genan Business & Development A/S, where he also held the position as Director for international relations. Prior to these positions, Thomas held the position of Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Climate and Energy, he was the Danish Chief Negotiator and leading official on climate change in the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change).
With his vast experience from the political environment within climate change and negotiations, we believe that Thomas adds a new dimension to our company and board of directors.
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