Founded in 2009, we now employ more than 235 people, including many PV system project planners, at our locations in Traunstein (headquarters), Grabenstätt, Munich, Hamburg and Berlin. The company is not only a planner and installer, but also an investor and operator of large-scale photovoltaic systems. Climate change is the greatest challenge facing humanity today. With our daily work as PV system project planners, we are actively tackling this major task through holistic energy concepts. Investments made today in buildings and industrial plants will characterise energy systems in 2050.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Christoph Strasser, Sales Manager (FH), has been responsible for the strategic orientation of MaxSolar since his appointment as Managing Director in 2018. From 2014 onwards, he already worked as sales manager for MaxSolar in Traunstein, with further focal points such as the management of all operating companies, the financing of project developments as well as his main activities in the responsibility for sales and results.
Overall, Christoph Strasser has been active in the renewable energy sector since 2008, with a particular focus on photovoltaics. He acquired his know-how at previous solar companies in Germany.
"With our team, spirit and entrepreneurship, we are creating new market standards and actively shaping the development of renewable energy solutions. As MaxSolar, we are already thinking about how we will need to act as a company tomorrow to meet the global challenges of the energy transition. I am delighted to be part of such an agile company."
Chief Development Officer (CDO), authorised signatory
Elke Hanel has been a member of the management team at MaxSolar since February 2022 and is responsible for project development as well as operations management and service. She has many years of management experience in the national and international project business for renewable energies. After completing her engineering studies in technical environmental protection, she held responsible positions in plant construction in Germany and abroad for several years.
"My passion is the energy transition and especially photovoltaics and wind energy. It is a personal concern of mine to bring together the different players in order to be successful together."
Chief Operating Officer (COO), authorised signatory
David Butz (née Bischoff) joined MaxSolar at the beginning of 2022. As a member of the management team, he is responsible for project management and purchasing/logistics. He is an industrial engineer with international experience.
"As a member of the management board, I am looking forward to actively shaping the growth course we have embarked on and to supporting our customers in the energy transformation together with my highly motivated and competent team. To this end, we must continue to position ourselves excellently operationally, use our existing competences and increase our capacities."
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Guido Reinecke is an authorised signatory and member of the management board within MaxSolar. He is responsible for the areas of Finance, Project Finance & Transaction, as well as IT and Digitalisation. He studied business administration in Frankfurt am Main with a focus on finance and has extensive international experience in bank and capital market financing, within industrial companies such as Siemens and E.ON, as well as in the professionalisation and scaling of young companies and growth industries.
"I am very happy to be on board. Here I can actively shape the energy transition with an entrepreneurial approach and with a great team. It motivates me every day to continue MaxSolar's impressive expansion course and to set the structure & course for further growth and financing step by step."
Head of Sales
Matthias Giller has been a member of the management team since 2022 and is responsible for sales and marketing as well as for the technological development of battery storage systems. He has several years of international experience in renewable energy sales with a focus on battery storage systems.
"The success of the energy transition is a question of the interplay between the different sectors and is driven by bright minds and their will and willingness to change. I am pleased that we offer our colleagues an attractive environment in which they can take responsibility and help shape the climate-neutral future. I am passionate about bringing people and their ideas together to create value for our customers and business partners."
Commercial Director Business Development/Strategy
Sheela Sanei is responsible for the commercial area at MaxSolar. She manages offtaker agreements for all technologies in the MaxSolar portfolio and provides financial support for inorganic growth opportunities. Sheela brings several years of international experience in business development and transaction management for PPA structures and M&As for PV and battery storage projects.
"There is no better time to drive change in our energy world. I am excited to bring the work of our talented team to market in the form of high quality projects. We are bringing together our partners' clean energy needs with our own portfolio to deliver clean energy. To this end, we are building a sustainable cleantech asset base in Germany with the backing of our investors."
Head of Finance
Claudia Huber joined MaxSolar in 2020 and has been a member of the Executive Board since then in her role as Head of Finance. She brings with her many years of management experience - including international experience - from various industries.
"I enjoy working on the expansion of renewable energies in a competent and committed team at MaxSolar.
Head of Human Resources
Thomas Althaus has been with MaxSolar since 01.10.2022. As Head of Human Resources, he and his team are responsible for all employee-related HR topics, such as employer branding, recruiting, onboarding and employee development. Thomas previously gained many years of international industry experience in sectors such as telecom, IT and automotive.
"We have great growth opportunities in numerous fields of 'renewables'. Talented and motivated employees will find excellent professional development opportunities 'with purpose' at our company. My goal is for us to join forces to continue seizing the opportunities for our rapid corporate development while creating excellent development prospects for our employees."