Thomas Sauer

President & CEO, Owner, EXXERGY GmbH

Thomas Claude Sauer is President & CEO of EXXERGY GmbH, a consulting firm providing first class consulting and operational support. The international Consulting Focus is in the fields of Energy and Specialty Chemicals having subsidiaries in the USA and in China. Assuming EXXERGY commitments, besides the operational tasks, Mr. Sauer is engaged in supporting quality control and standardization efforts in the renewable energy sectors (particularly PV) participating in expert task forces at SunSpec Alliance, TÜV Rheinland, IECRE etc.


At IECRE, Mr. Sauer is convener of workgroups WG004 and WG404 and active participant in several other workgroups. By unanimous vote of the IECRE member bodies, Mr. Sauer has been mandated to develop a PV power plant rating system conforming to IECRE standards. To enable the development of the rating system, Mr. Sauer has established and is heading a special purpose non-profit organization, TEXXECURE Rating Foundation gGmbH.


Prior to establishing EXXERGY, Mr. Sauer was Chief Executive Officer of IBC Solar AG. From 2001 to 2006, he was Vice President Corporate Strategy and Development at Schott Glas/Schott AG, and Executive Vice President Business Unit Advanced Materials with global P&L-responsibility. In addition to energy related matters, Mr. Sauer has professional experience in aviation, chemical engineering, and specialty materials. Following his studies in Mechanical and Process Engineering at the Technical University Munich and in Chemical and Process Engineering at the Technical University in Karlsruhe he achieved his Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University (TH) Karlsruhe in Germany.


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