CEO & board member
Former hobby firewood producer with a PTO driven Japa 700 processor. Passionate about the future of firewood production as a more and more professional industry. Ole hold a master degree in civil engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway.
Peter Richard Britton
Chief Design Engineer
Born in England and former competitive motocross driver, now lives with girlfriend and Frank the dog in Trondheim, Norway. Our devoted talent in the fields of product development, CAD design and production drawings. Peter hold a bachelor degree with honor in mechanical design engineering from the University of Kingston in London, UK.
Chief Automation Engineer
Motocross and skiing enthusiast. Fredrik is our devoted automation engineer with a wide field of theoretical and practical expertise within automation software programming (PLC) and configuration of automated systems.
Lars Martin Ranheim
Lars joined Vepak in the early days as he was finishing studies, and soon took the main role in concepting designs and prototyping. He is now managing production and existing client relations. Lars hold a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway.
International Key Account Manager
Director of the Board
Previous occupation as Senior Vice President R&D in Statoil ASA, Managing director of Norwegian Pulp and Paper Research Institute and more.
COO at Inrigo AS in Trondheim, Norway
CEO at T:Lab AS in Steinkjer, Norway
Partner at Impello Management in Trondheim, Norway
We see a rapidly growing trend for firewoood in smaller formats from consumers that want less hassle and less occupation of storage space from the wood they burn. To them, firewood have gone from being a primal source of heat to a commodity to symbolise joy and tradition. As the change in demand kept shifting over to smaller formats, the slow and repetitive manual operations of stacking logs into bags has become a growing cost and concern for the firewood producers.
Something needed to be done in the production of the bags
Vepak was founded with the mission to automate and remove the bottle neck in the production of firewood in bags, and to ensure that the professional producers of logs could be located not only in low-salary countries with long transport distances, but as close to the end users as possible.