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NOTUS energy Expands Management

Knud Rissel supports entry into new business areas and markets as CCO

Potsdam-based NOTUS energy has appointed Knud Rissel as its new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) effective July 1, 2020. The internationally experienced wind energy manager will also support NOTUS energy in developing new markets and business areas in Germany and abroad.  

"We are delighted to have won Knud Rissel for our company with his many years of industry knowledge and international contacts," explains Heiner Röger, founder and owner of NOTUS energy. This is the first time that the management team has been expanded to include Heiner Röger. 

"For NOTUS, Knud Rissel is the ideal appointment," Röger continues. "We will expand our wind energy activities in Germany and internationally and put even more energy into the expansion of photovoltaics," he outlines the upcoming tasks. 

Knud Rissel is a business graduate with an MBA from the University of Chicago. He was most recently Managing Director Europe North at Senvion, where he was jointly responsible for the wind turbine manufacturer's project management and service for 20 countries. From 2015 to 2018, he was Head of Sales Germany at Vestas, the world's largest manufacturer of wind turbines. Prior to that, he held management positions at Airbus subsidiary EADS, Motorola and A.T. Kearney, among others. Today, he lives in Potsdam. 

"Steering the further growth of NOTUS energy".

As CCO of NOTUS energy, Knud Rissel takes over the areas of project development, planning, operations management as well as business development. 

"NOTUS is characterized by entrepreneurial thinking at all levels, flat hierarchies and good personal interaction," says Rissel, outlining the image he has gained of NOTUS since his first professional contact in 2015. 

"As an independent power producer and project initiator, NOTUS continues to develop rapidly. My role is also to use professional experience from larger corporations to manage NOTUS' growth," Rissel added. 

The first step, he said, is to establish new representative offices in various regions of Germany. The decline in permits and the number of new wind turbines has made project development more difficult for many small planners, he said. "NOTUS offers itself here as a competent partner in all areas. For this, we want to be present on site. This is a great opportunity for our partners and us to grow further in wind and solar energy," says Rissel.