For the past 20 years, Jens has worked with Fortune 500 companies as Corporate Technology Consultant/Fellow and Global Technology/Production Director to develop, start up, run, and improve world-scale production assets via technical innovation and Operational Excellence across multiple businesses and geographies.
He advised on decarbonization strategies for multiple locations and businesses, an expert on the decarbonization of energy and chemical production assets through green hydrogen and CCU, as well as other sustainable production routes for key raw materials.
Jens Schmidt holds an Executive MBA from Northwood University and a PhD in Chemical Engineering.
About joining TES , Jens said: “I am very excited and honored to join such a motivated, capable and inspiring team. I am truly impressed by the team, by what has been achieved already and the fantastic vision and plans and dedication of the TES leadership. Very much looking forward to help shape the technology strategy with the right technical solutions to make the green energy transformation a reality for our clients and TES a successful frontrunner and enabler in this sustainability transformation.”
Paul van Poecke, Founder and Director of TES added: “In his senior role as TES Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Jens brings a wealth of technical and technology experience to our company, having worked for close to 20 years at Dow Chemicals, one of the biggest and most successful chemical companies in the world. Jens has taken several senior executive positions for Dow Chemicals across Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific.
Combing his vast energy-industrial experience including in renewable energies and electrolysis, Jens will play a pivotal role in selecting the most appropriate technologies for TES, identifying new relevant technologies for us, and leading our technology and technical integration and optimization across the different sites we will be developing across Europe, the Middle East and North America. and the rest of the world”.