The Senior Management of AET consists of highly qualified and committed individuals. The company is headed by Managing Director Lars Kristensen. The senior management team also includes Søren Kirch, Chief Financial Officer; Claus Ellemann, Sales Director; Jens Jørgen Nørgaard, Technical Director; and Nicolai Møller, Service Director.
Lars Kristensen, CEO
Lars Kristensen (b. 1967), holds a B.Sc. in electrical and electronics engineering, as well as a Master E-MBA in change management. Prior to joining AET, he held the position in Bladt Industries A/S, Wind and Energy as Senior Vice President, where he led Business Development, including development of new markets, implementing new strategies and supply chain sourcing. Before this, Lars' career included positions at FLSchmidt A/S as CEO for a subsidiary in Germany and later, Vice President for Customer Service in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North Africa.
Claus Ellemann, Sales Director
Claus Ellemann (b. 1965) holds a B.Sc. in Production from Copenhagen University of Technology and has e.g. continuing education in management and sales from CEDEP/INSEAD in France and Henley Business School in England. Before joining AET, Claus held a position as Director for 14 years for PT FLSmidth Indonesia, with direct responsibility for the overall management of all FLSmidth functions and activities in Indonesia regarding the cement and mineral industry with special focus on sales of new process plants and main machines as well as upgrades of existing process plants. Prior to this, Claus had a career at FLSmidth containing several management positions, such as Global Functional Manager Quality, Sales Manager, Project Manager and Planning Manager and has through these positions collaborated with clients and organisations in North and Southeast Asia, India, the Middle East, North Africa, USA and Europe. In addition, Claus has been posted to several sites in Mechanical Field Services and Commissioning in Indonesia. Claus was also General Sales Manager at Svedala Inc. for a number of years with responsibility for sales to the mineral and waste industry in the Nordic countries.
Nicolai Møller, Service Director
Nicolai Møller (b. 1968) holds a degree in engineering and is also a certified electrical contractor. Furthermore, Nicolai has a master's degree in aftermarket management and service development. Before joining AET, Nicolai held the position as Global Director for Standardisation and Interface Management with Vestas Wind Systems and was responsible for strategy and implementation. Prior to this, a career with FLSchmidt including several management positions such as General Manager R&D and Engineering Manager. For 5 years, Nicolai was based in the US as a Global Product Line Manager.
Søren Kirch, Chief Financial Officer
Søren Kirch (b. 1978) has been employed at AET since 2022. Before his employment at AET, Søren Kirch held various leading positions within Finance in the LOGSTOR/Kingspan group for nearly 25 years, which has e.g. included Finance Manager in foreign companies (LT, RO, SE), Group Controller and internal SAP FI/CO Consultant with numerous SAP implementations in foreign companies. Søren Kirch has an HD(R) from Aalborg University and an MBA (Pre) from Aalborg Business Institute.
Jens Jørgen Nørgaard, Technical Director, Technical Manager and IT Manager
Jens Jørgen Nørgaard (b. 1962) is also one of the founders of AET, with more than 25 years of experience with biomass technology. Prior to joining AET, he was employed by Aalborg Industries where he held a position as Technical Manager for Biomass plants. He holds a BS.c. in Mechanical Engineering from Aalborg University.