Dr Ralf Gilgen
CEO of VPC GmbH & VPC International GmbH
Dr Ralf Gilgen has over two decades’ experience in the energy industry. Over the years he has acquired a great deal of expertise in the planning, construction and operation of modern power plants as well as project development and the sale of power generating systems.
He started his career in environmental technology before being appointed sales manager. As CEO of an engineering services company, he was responsible for areas such as developing its international business. Before joining VPC, he was the technical director of a large German power corporation.
He has also gained experience abroad on projects in the US, India, China, the Philippines, Colombia, Turkey and many other countries.
Dr Gilgen read mechanical engineering at Ruhr University in Bochum, where he also took a doctorate in the Department of Thermodynamics.
Dr Daniel Seibt
Member of the Board of Management of VPC GmbH & Conwico GmbH
Dr Daniel Seibt has worked at VPC since 2006. Before taking charge of power plant engineering in 2010, he worked in both process engineering and systems engineering and headed various power plant engineering projects. Since 2017 Dr. Seibt is part of the Board of Management of VPC.
Throughout his career, Dr Seibt has acquired extensive experience of public engineering by working on a variety of projects involving the construction of new power plants and the rehabilitation of existing ones as well as on research projects in Germany and abroad.
Daniel Seibt studied power engineering and environmental technology at Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences and was awarded a doctorate by the Institute of Technical Thermodynamics at the University of Rostock.