CTO Bernhard Adler (left) and CEO Fabian Sacharowitz (right)

Fabian Sacharowitz joins ecop as CEO to navigate growth opportunities in the industrial heat pump sector. He knows ecop well from his time as Investment Director at ecop investor InnoEnergy. Fabian will serve as Managing Director, taking on commercial and shareholder responsibilities. He is an excellent addition to founder Bernhard Adler, who will focus fully on product development as CTO.

This decision places ecop in a strong position to meet the growing demand for industrial heat pumps in the European market. Under the European Green Deal, heat pumps are recognized as a key strategic technology for businesses to reduce carbon emissions and operate in an energy-efficient manner.

Fabian has been an investment manager at InnoEnergy in recent years. KIC InnoEnergy is involved in more than 180 European companies and is one of the largest investors in sustainable energy innovations. Fabian led the team for the DACH region and was responsible for numerous acquisitions and the asset management of the portfolio, where he achieved considerable success. Prior to that, he was a manager at KPMG and worked for the World Economic Forum, but also founded companies in the field of automation and digitalization. With a degree in law and physics, he brings a lot of valuable experience, know-how and network.

“The decision to join ecop’s leadership team was both personal and professional. I have been working with ecop for almost three years on the investor side and have seen the huge decarbonisation potential of their technology firsthand. I am taking this next step to get more directly involved, be part of the implementation of ecop’s technology on a broader scale in order to bring its huge potential to bear.”, says the new CEO.

Founder Bernhard Adler is responsible for the technical areas and adds: “Now is a crucial time for European industries to find resilient, sustainable, and price-stable supplies of energy and heat. Fabian is the perfect person to help ecop scale our technology and address these challenges. Not only does he have an extensive background in strategic consulting and entrepreneurship, he is also deeply familiar with ecop’s work, being previously the Chairman of our Board and having worked closely with us throughout his time at EIT InnoEnergy. Together, we believe that we can significantly advance the development of high-temperature heat pumps and contribute to a sustainable heat transition in industry and beyond.”