A FEMALE FOUNDED
CIRCULAR BIOECONOMY STARTUP
traceless materials is a circular bioeconomy startup offering a holistically sustainable alternative to conventional plastics and bioplastics. Even though traceless only got founded in 2020, we can already rely on a strong, interdisciplinary team. Everyone brings in their own area of expertise and relevant experience, while at the same time all of us are highly motivated by traceless’ mission and vision. Every day, we are working closely together in bringing traceless materials to market as fast as possible. Would you like to join us, and together help us solve global plastic pollution? Check our open job positions!
Anne invented the technology for traceless. She is a specialist in the exploitation of proteins inherent in agricultural residues, a recognized industry expert for life cycle assessment and impact measurement analysis and has practical experience in commercial product development for another of her 4 patents. She also has a doctorate in Process Engineering.
Johanna complements the business and strategy development expertise to traceless‘ 100% female founding team. As former COO of the start-up Panion and developer of the business activities for the strategy consultancy start-up BICG on the German market, she combines entrepreneurial and business development knowledge to scale up early stage ventures and teams.
Niklas has more than 7 years practical experience in project management, both using waterfall and agile delivery approaches, among others implementing production facilities and process scale ups. He is responsible for the planning, construction and commissioning of our plants.
Head of Technology Department
Jan is our product development expert for traceless film with extensive expertise and specialization in biochemical compounds and structural elements, making him a necessary connector between laboratory work, engineering and product development for our customers.
Holding a PhD in polymer chemistry, Alessandro is our expert and interdisciplinary collaborator when it comes to the chemistry and molecular structure topics.
He has extensive experience and a clear record of scientific contribution in the field of organic and polymer chemistry, and material science.
Philipp has studied both renewable energy and mechanical engineering, so he has the perfect background knowledge and skills for his role in our product development team: optimising the further processing characteristics of our materials.
Arjun supports traceless as a work student while studying Bioprocess Engineering at the TUHH.
He is part of the lab team, and supports us by bringing the development of our products and processes forward - and by always bringing high motivation and a good spirit to the team.
Amalia is studying Chemistry and Physical Engineering in Pessac, France. For her internship, she moved to Hamburg, and supports our team in the lab, helping to optimise and further develop traceless materials with great commitment and motivation.
Isabel is our Design specialist.
She has 7 years of professional experience as an Industrial Designer for major European brands, bringing together client expectations and manufacturing demand in all parts of the process from concept, first ideas and sketch to prototyping, engineering and final manufacturing. She also supports with graphic design and visual communication.
Product & Graphic Design
With a master’s degree in Environmental Psychology and surfing and sustainability as her biggest passions, Ritva brings fundamental knowledge and high motivation to the traceless team.
As traceless’ marketing manager, she creates impactful communication strategies and content to help us spread the word about traceless, and fight plastic pollution.
Marketing & Communications
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.
Business Development Advisor
Tobias supports our technology development team as an advisor in his free time. He has a masters degree in Process Engineering, and more than five years of professional experience, for example as a team lead and project engineer. With his support, Tobias makes a very valuable contribution to our plant engineering and process scale-up.
Technology Development Advisor