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We are a circular bioeconomy startup, and we offer a holistically sustainable alternative material to conventional plastics and bioplastics. Founded in 2020 in Hamburg, Germany, we have already grown a multidisciplinary team of passionate experts united by our pioneering spirit: Together, we work on a novel generation of biomaterials every day.
Would you like to help us create a future free of pollution and waste? Learn how to get involved as a corporate partner, or check our open job offers to join our team! Are you interested in covering us in a press feature? Find more information on our press & media site!
A world where the materials we use impact positively on the planet, making pollution and waste history.
We engineer advanced biomaterials that integrate into nature's biological cycle without leaving a trace.
Alessandro is holding a PhD in Polymer Chemistry. He has broad experience and an extensive track record of scientific contribution in the fields of organic and polymer chemistry, and material science.
As our Head of R&D, Alessandro is part of our Product Development Group.
Head Of R&D
Philipp has studied Renewable Energies and Mechanical Engineering, and did an apprenticeship as a tool mechanic for injection molding. With this combination of broad knowledge, practical skills and his highly valued hands-on mentality, he has the perfect background for his work in our product development group.
Jan holds a masters degree in Bioprocess Engineering, and has extensive experience working with natural polymers. He has been supporting traceless’ Product Development Team from the very beginning, starting as a master student and now as a full-time employee.
Laura is traceless’ intern at the Product Development Group. She already has a technology degree in Chemistry, and is currently pursuing her degree in Engineering, specifically focusing on the chemistry of plastic materials.
Product Development Intern
Arjun has a master’s degree in Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering, and initially started at traceless as a student assistant.
After finishing his studies, he decided to join us full-time as a product developer - which we greatly appreciate!
Andrea is working in the Product Development Group, as a student assistant. She has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, and recently started her master’s degree in Environmental Engineering at the TUHH. Her biggest passion is sustainability, which perfectly aligns with being a part of the solution at traceless!
Hande has a masters degree in Polymer Material Science, and before joining traceless, she already gained a wide range of professional experience - both in the packaging industry, and in scientific institutes researching on polymer films and biopolymers.
Anne invented the technology for traceless materials. She holds a PhD in Process Engineering for her research in the field of biorefinery, and has practical experience in commercial product development for another of her 4 patents. Furthermore, she is a recognized industry expert for life-cycle assessment, and founding member of Hamburg’s Cradle To Cradle NGO regional group.
CEO & Co-Founder
Johanna complements the business and strategy development expertise to traceless‘ 100% female founding team. As former COO of a social impact startup and business developer for an international strategy consultancy, Johanna combines entrepreneurial and business development knowledge to scale up early-stage ventures and teams.
COO & Co-Founder
Niklas has a master of engineering degree in project management, and extensive professional experience in this field, among others in implementing production facilities and process scale ups - which he now successfully applies to traceless' production plants.
Head of Technology Development
Alex is a trained master in Food Technology, and has already gained many years of experience working in the grain processing industry. This specific background is highly valuable for his role in our Technology Development Group.
Machine Operator & Maintenance Technician
Tobias has a masters degree in Process Engineering, and several years of professional experience in doing process and plant engineering from concept to commissioning - which he brings to the table as part of traceless’ Technology Development Group.
Head of Engineering
Pascal has a master’s degree in Process Engineering and several years of experience in industrial plant and process engineering. He specifically has experience in the planning of industrial plants, and the purchasing, controlling and instruction of suppliers.
Benjamin is our plant operator and part of the Technology Development Group. He has completed the Industrial Mechanic Training, specializing in production engineering and maintenance technology, and has several years of experience as an industrial mechanic in production technology.
Machine Operator & Maintenance Technician
Jessica is supporting the Technology Development Group as a student assistant. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Process Engineering - with a special focus on thermodynamics. She aims to work on truly sustainable processes with large-scale environmental impact, a perfect fit to traceless if you ask us!
Elias is pursuing his master's degree in Process Engineering and has been part of traceless since the beginning, supporting the lab as a bachelor’s student and now as a student assistant in the Technology Development Group.
Philip has a background in B2B marketing & sales in the chemical industry in various markets and for various applications. He has lived and worked internationally gathering extensive industry experience. As our product manager, Philip is a very important link between customers and the different traceless teams.
Yves brings many years of experience in finance and strategy to the traceless-team, and has a passion for scaling up start-ups. Besides having worked for JET Group, and Intel Corporation, he is currently a lecturer at the EU Business School, and coaches start-ups.
Lucas is our student assistent in the Business Development Group, but his knowledge and expertise go way beyond his studies in Business Administration. He also has a state examination in law, and first-hand experience in this field, gained at law firms and companies.
Business Development Assistant
MARKETING & COMMUNICATION
With a master's degree in Environmental Psychology, specifically focusing on the effective communication around plastic pollution - Ritva brings fundamental knowledge to the traceless team. Hereby she helps spread the word about traceless and plastic pollution.
Isabel has a diploma in Industrial Design, and many years of professional experience creating innovative product and brand experience designs for major European brands. She brings her creative skills to our product design and brand communication development.
Mark supports the business development, and brings great expertise to our team: He has over 35 years of experience in global sales and new business development via direct, indirect and distribution channels in the coatings and plastics industries.
He also has extensive experience in developing and managing start-ups himself.
Lennart has a Masters Degree in Process Engineering, and more than five years of professional experience. He supported traceless in the early days as a voluntary process development engineer. By working on the initial concepts for our pilot plant, he has done important groundwork for our technology development.
While pursuing her master’s degree in Chemical and Process Engineering, Kelly was supporting the Technology Development Group as an intern in early 2022. She was of great value to the whole traceless-team - thank you, Kelly!
KELLY CHEN-MEI CHIU
Amalia is studying Chemistry and Physical Engineering in Bordeaux, France. For her internship, she moved to Hamburg, and supported our team in the lab, helping to optimise and further develop traceless materials with great commitment and motivation.
WANNA JOIN OUR TEAM ?
Do you want to help us create a future free of pollution and waste? We're a diverse and multidisciplinary team, and we are always looking for passionate and ambitious people to join us.
Check our job offers for open positions here!
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BECOME PART OF THE SOLUTION
Following our mission to make the greatest possible sustainability impact, we are working to scale our technology and make our materials widely available soon. Currently, we are producing traceless materials on our pilot plant, while developing first product applications together with our lighthouse customers.
You and your company are sharing our pioneering spirit, and would like to be part of the solution rather than part of the pollution? For example, as one of the first manufacturers to offer market pilot products made out of traceless materials? Or as part of our partner network, contributing your expertise to our exciting journey? Then we are inviting you to contact us!