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A FEMALE FOUNDED
CIRCULAR BIOECONOMY
STARTUP

Founded in 2020 in Hamburg, Germany, we're a multidisciplinary and diverse team of passionate experts, united by our pioneering spirit: Together, we work on a novel generation of plastic-free biomaterials every day.

Would you like to become a part of our mission? 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!

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OUR VISION

A world where the materials we use impact positively on the planet, making pollution and waste history.

OUR MISSION

We engineer advanced biomaterials that integrate into nature's biological cycle without leaving a trace.

THAT'S
OUR TEAM

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.

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ANNE LAMP

CEO & Co-Founder

Johanna complements the business and strategy development expertise to our  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.

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JOHANNA BAARE

COO & Co-Founder

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

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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.

ALESSANDRO CATALDO

Head Of Research & Development

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.

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PHILIPP MECHELK

Application Engineer

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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 our product development department full-time as a product developer - which we greatly appreciate!

ARJUN RAJESH

Product Developer

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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.

HANDE SALTIK

Application Engineer

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ANSHUL CHOUBEY

Application Engineer

Gabriela studied Agro-industrial engineering and has a Master degree in Food Development, Research and Innovation.

 

Ever since then, she has dedicated her professional career to biopolymers, e.g. as a laboratory science technician & researcher at an university in Ecuador, publishing various scientific papers in the topic.

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GABRIELA SILVA

R&D Engineer

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PHILIPP HAIDA

R&D Scientist

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Philippe is our R&D Scientist, and has a Master's degree in Chemistry from RWTH Aachen University. With this background and his specific experience in polymer chain interactions and network dynamics, he is a great fit for our product development team.

PHILIPPE LOUIS

R&D Scientist

Ira is currently studying Chemical Engineering / Environmental Technology, and decided to write her thesis at traceless. She is highly motivated to deepen her knowledge and experience about natural polymer materials and processes, thus contributing to sustainable material solutions for a healthy planet in the future.

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LIAISAN KHASANOVA

Laboratory Technician

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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!

ANDREA FERRIÑO

Product Development

Student Assistant

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CLAIRE GUICHET

Product Development
Intern

Ira is currently studying Chemical Engineering / Environmental Technology, and decided to write her thesis at traceless. She is highly motivated to deepen her knowledge and experience about natural polymer materials and processes, thus contributing to sustainable material solutions for a healthy planet in the future.

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DEEP INDRESH SOLANKI 

Product Development

Student Assistant

TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT & PRODUCTION

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.

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NIKLAS RAMBOW

Head of Technology Development

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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.

TOBIAS SCHOLZ

Head of Engineering

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SINA SPINGLER

Head of Operations

Daniela has a masters degree in Bioprocess Engineering, and gained profound scientific expertise in biorefinery processes and the upcycling of agro-industrial waste streams among others during her doctoral phase.

Being highly committed to holistic sustainable project development, she is contributing this to our process development.

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DANIELA EIXENBERGER

Process Engineer

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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.

PASCAL VOLKMER

Project Engineer

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Elias is our first team member - he has truly been part of traceless since the very beginning! Already during his Process Engineering bachelor's and master's studies, he has supported the Technology Development Group as a scientific assisstant. After finishing his Masters degree in 2023, he joined the team as full-time Project Engineer.

ELIAS FERREIRA

Project Engineer

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GÜNES GÜREL

Project Engineer

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TINA NEUMANN

Supply Chain Manager

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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.

ALEXANDER KADEN

Machine Operator & Maintenance Technician

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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!

JESSICA GÜNEY

Technology Development

Student Assistant

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.

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SASKIA KLINGER

Technology Development / Production Intern

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.

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HANNAH EISELEN

Technology Development / Production Intern

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.

TJARK THEDENS

Technology Development / Production Intern

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

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As traceless’ Chief Financial Officer, Jakob is our finance professional with many years of experience in scaling finance organizations and as an investor in the sustainable finance sector.

With this background, he is responsible for our financial and financing strategy, thus enabling us to drive our growth and bring our holistically sustainable plastic alternative to market fast.

JAKOB RÖSKAMP

CFO - Chief Financial Officer

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PATRIC AYOUB

Head of People & Culture

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Lucas has a state examination in law and first-hand experience in this field, gained at several law firms and companies. He once started in our team as a student assistent, then joined the team full-time, being accountable for all legal & HR related topics, as well as business administration.

LUCAS GERBER

Legal, HR & Administration

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KAI CHEN

Finance & Administration Assisstant

SALES, MARKETING & COMMUNICATION

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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.
Being responsible for product managent and sales, Philip is the link between our customers and the different traceless teams.

PHILIP ORTIN

Head of Marketing & Sales

Eike has a Bachelor in Technology of Renewable Resources and a Master in Polymer Material Science, and gained practical experience in material development of biopolymer compounds. For several years, he has been working in B2B Sales in the field of biopolymers in various applications, now bringing this strong combination of expertise to our team!

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EIKE LANGENBERG

Sales Manager

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.

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ISABEL THOMA

Design & Communications

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.

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RITVA KRIST

Marketing Manager

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As our Product Manager, Artur is a key link between our customers and our product development. He has a degree in material science, and over 20 years of experience in designing, leading and managing the development of advanced structural high-tech plastic parts for the aerospace industry, driving the innovation process from first scratch to full implementation.

ARTUR PONIATOWSKI

Product Manager

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CARL EPPLE

Business Development Intern

You'd like to help us solve global plastic pollution?

We're always looking for motivated people to join our team!

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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 our team via email: sales(at)traceless.eu

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