Safe anchoring for sailor, ship and sea
How it all started
Swiss Ocean Tech founder, Thomas Frizlen, spent his formative years navigating the Stockholm archipelago with his father on their Schärenkreuzer. In his teens, he worked at a Swedish sailing school, teaching sailing and navigation amidst the 30,000+ islands near Stockholm. His appreciation for the sea influenced his teaching style.
Prior to pursuing engineering management at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Thomas taught wind surfing in the Maldives for a year. This diverse experience influenced his academic path. The pursuit of safer anchoring solutions has been a challenge that originated in his early youth and continued into adulthood.
Swiss Ocean Tech emerged when Thomas collaborated with like-minded individuals who shared his vision for safe anchoring. Their collective journey was fueled by a shared passion for enhancing maritime safety.
Our Professional Team
Thomas Frizlen, MSc
Managing Director and Founder
Suzy Chisholm, MScom
Head of Company Communications and Co-Founder
Stephan Nigg, MSc
Senior Hardware Engineer and Co-Founder
Erik Asplund, MSc
Hydroacoustics and Signal Processing Specialist and Co-Founder
Thomas Burch, Dipl. Ing. FH / EMBA
Head of R & D and Co-Founder
Prof. Dr. Jörg F. Wagner
Intertial Navigation and Algorithms Specialist and Co-Founder
Head of Finance
Dr. Nikolai Kronenwett
Senior Algorithm Developer
Edgar Vela, MSc
Electronics Hardware Engineer
Zen Master Nilo
Friend, sounding board & warmth provider
Our Board of Directors
Thomas Frizlen serves as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Frizlen is founder and managing director of Swiss Ocean Tech Ltd. First and foremost, Thomas is a sailor. He brings his passion and experience since childhood into the company and leads the team forward in their endeavour to bring safety to anchoring. From trade and training he is an industrial engineer and spent most of his career working with international companies in global supply chain management positions.
Matthias Oswald is founder and CEO of iWay. iWay AG is an Internet Service Provider offering the full band of internet services from a simple email account over dsl, ms exchange, webhosting, data center service to ip transit. His entrepreneurial vein and his passion for sailing culminated in his investing in Swiss Ocean Tech Ltd.
Elian Kool is an Entrepreneur at heart with comprehensive experience in building and scaling digital companies. With Gentian Investments, he actively invests in early-stage startups and serves as a member of the board on various startups. He co-founded Netcentric, a digital experience consultancy and scaled it to more than 600 employees across Europe. After having sold the company to Cognizant in 2017, he continued to lead Netcentric as CEO until 2019. In early 2020, he co-founded Winemaker.com, a digital marketplace which aims to revolutionise the direct to consumer sales of wine with a storytelling approach.
Andreas Schück covers the role of Treasury Director ensuring policies and procedures meet the objectives, needs and regulatory body requirements of the company. He comes with over 20 years of experience with accounting and controlling in the banking industry and brings vast know-how in building financial structures.
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