About us

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FREEL TECH AG. is a Luxembourg-based innovative start-up, established in 2017, which is developing and testing the Vacuum Capacitor technology, covered by several patents since the early 2010’s.
Since 2018, the company is in early talks about cooperation for large-scale development of the technology with interested industry players.

Our team:

President picture, Gunther Irgang
CEO picture, Michael Irgang
CTO picture, Roman Kholoshenko
Business Development Director picture, Julien Plan

Günther IRGANG

Born in 1949 in Germany, graduated from the Bremerhaven High School of Electronics for military applications, specialized in airborne HF radar systems. Later, in the mid-1990s, Günther graduated from HEC management.
He began his carrier as a military technical specialist, for the German Navy, initially in Germany and then in France (Toussus-le-noble). Günther later joined the private sector, and worked for various private industrial companies - suppliers of various components and systems (plastic fasterners/welding studs), for the automotive, aeronautical and naval sectors. In his role, Günther led the technical & commercial teams, managing sales for France. He also patented and successfully developed one specific fastening system, later sold to the US company ITW.
Beside its management role with FREEL TECH, Günther is President of two privately-owned entities, active in a couple of specific industrial sectors. One of these entities is an appreciated supplier of France’s major naval shipyards of St-Nazaire.

Michael IRGANG
Chief Executive Officer

Born in 1973 in Germany, Michael studied in France and graduated from Mines Paristech (civil engineer).
Michael has a 20+ years of working experience in Russia, in particular in the energy sector (nuclear, oil and gas, renewables) and other industrial areas, while also running local subsidiaries.
He actively participated in key projects in the nuclear fuel cycle sector (such as the HEU-LEU agreement, providing a highly-valued uranium resource, derived from discarded Russian weapon material, to US utilities, fueling up to 50 percent of their needs in nuclear fuel over 20 years, hence allowing to produce 10 % of US electricity over a 20 years period). He continues to provide professional assistance to key players on this market, as well as to manufacturers of equipment for nuclear power plants.
From his youth, Michael developed a taste for fundamental and applied physics. He created in 2016 an amateur website (www.physics-evolution.ru), dedicated to interesting theories and facts in theoretical physics, as well as various empirical results and new applications. This way, he fortunately remained prepared to identify disruptive knowledge and technologies : in 2014, he discovered the vacuum capacitor project, supported its development and eventually fostered the inception of FREEL TECH.

Chief Technical Officer

Born in 1969 in Rostov, South of Russia.
After having served in USSR’ forces in the late 1980’s, including in hot spots, he completed his high school studies as a civil work engineer. At that time he already wrote a diploma about the control of an electric arc with magnetic field.
Roman entered private business in 1993, rising fast in the hierarchy of its first employer, a food producing plant. He then run a plant producing vegetable oil, as well as the R&D and commercial development of an innovative bio-diesel production process, in the Southern Russian region of Rostov.
His main innovations (including the Vacuum Capacitor, but also in hydrodynamics, plasma technologies and others) have been fostered in the 2000’s, within different groups of enthusiastic and talented experimenters.
Roman has headed the team (highly skilled in electronics) which developed and tested the first prototypes between 2007 and 2011 approximately. Along with a few co-authors in , in 2010 – 2011, Roman filed patents for the Vacuum Capacitor in various countries, which were eventually transferred to FREEL TECH at the time of its inception, in 2017, as Roman’s in-kind contribution, together with the corresponding know-how.

Julien PLAN
Business Development Director

Born in 1975 near Paris, France, Julien graduated from INSA de Lyon (France) with a Master of science as a Mechanical engineer.
He worked in diverse industries, from vine-harvesting machines in a family-owned business, to the automotive industry (at BOSCH Diesel Automotive), and more recently in the high-tech nuclear industry, and then nuclear fuel production. He has a strong experience in Project Management, Manufacturing, Quality & Methods, and People Oversight.
Curious and keen on learning, he resumed his studies in 2017 and graduated yet with another Master of science, as a Nuclear engineer while he took Executive-MBA course simultaneously at EM-Lyon Business School.
He is deeply concerned with climate change, and his goal is to do something for the next generations and act for the planet. Open-minded, he is convinced that the vacuum-capacitor could be a real game-changer for massive energy-storage, solving the main drawback of intermittent renewable energies.
Since he became shareholder of FREEL TECH, Julien actively contributes to the project’s promotion.

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