eviShine is aiming high and have therefore decided to expand with a new owner and CEO together with a professional board of directors. The two owners and developers of the eviShine Energy Management System, Sten Nornes and Anders Rolann have been looking for an active investor in recent years, which they found May 1, 2018. Jan Kannegaard is now the co-owner and CEO of the company.
New CEO predicts growing need for energy optimization
Jan Kannegaard has among other things a past from the IT software industry – most recently as Business Manager at ABB A/S. Back in 2005, he established a partner company ProcessConnect A/S, which worked with IT solutions for technical monitoring, and acted in some of the same areas as eviShine A/S.
”We wish to spread the eviShine Management System in both Denmark and abroad. Our system is the only energy-management system that is supplier independent and which can collect data from all market inverter and meters and assemble it into one system. This means that our customers are able to get a comprehensive overview of their energy consumption regardless of whether the company’s departments are located in Denmark or abroad. I feel convinced that the need for management and optimization of energy consumption is increasing, and with our system, customers have the best prerequisites for managing it” says Jan Kannegaard, CEO, eviShine A/S
New heavy board of directors and advisory board
eviShine A/S has per. 1st of April a new professional board of directors and established an advisory board. The chairman of the advisory board is Preben Mejer, who is known by many. Preben Mejer started in 1983 the first IBM dealer in Denmark, DanaData, which in 1994 was sold to TDC. In 2001 he founded Innovation Lab and in 2012 Radr, where he is CEO today. Preben Mejer shall assist the board in relation to product and technology strategies. Karl Kristian Bro, who is the owner and chairman of Olsen Wings A/S and former CEO of Rational Vinduer A/S and Hewlett Packard A/S, has served as Chairman of the board and Erik Bro, as an associate partner in CIGNO Mergers & Acquisitions and external lecturer at Aarhus University has been appointed as a board member together with the 3 owners.
Ambitious growth plan
The new expanded management and board have ambitious growth plan for eviShine. ”We will partially develop and refine the eviShine system, and then we will focus on the export markets. Through partnerships, we want to expand our market in Germany, Norway and the Benelux countries and target all the danish municipalities. As of now, we work with 43 municipalities. They become our original customers due to our system for solar panels. With eviShine, we have a solution to all forms of energy and with the increasing need to optimize the energy consumption and monitor installations, it is obvious to connect it with the eviShine Energy Management system” says Jan Kannegaard.
About eviShine and evikali
eviShine A/S is forward-looking, going to be the main name whereas evikali will be the second name. evikali has been on the market for 18 years and is the company’s consultancy business. evikali solves IT development projects for larger Danish companies. eviShine has been on the market for 8 years and started as a system for monitoring solar panel systems and consumption of energy. The system are now able to monitor all forms of energy and provide a comprehensive overview of the energy consumption of the company or the municipality. eviShine has significant customers such as Bolig+, IKEA, 43 Danish municipalities and has system operating in Norway, Sweden, England, Ireland, Greenland, Tanzania and many others.
The founders of evikali and eviShine, Steen Nornes and Anders Rolann are still the developing forces in the company.