About Us


Noah Silberschmidt

Chief Executive Officer

Noah founded Silverstream Technologies in 2010 and has transformed the company from a concept-led operation to a commercialised technology-solutions company.

Noah’s entrepreneurial experience, his understanding of, and networks within the shipping industry, combined with his strong business acumen have been central in developing and taking the company’s pioneering air lubrication technology, the Silverstream® System to market and commercial fruition.

In 2014, Noah secured a landmark deal with Shell to fund one of the most robust and rigorous sea trials for a clean technology seen within the shipping industry, the results of which proved the validity and viability of the Silverstream® System. Following the success of the trial, in 2015, Noah led Silverstream to secure its first commercial order with leading cruise operator Norwegian Cruise Lines. The company is now engaged with multiple ship owners, as well as some of the world’s leading ship yards to deliver further installations.

Noah’s strategic development capabilities has enabled him to position Silverstream as one of the shipping industry’s leading clean technology providers, with the opportunity to play an important role in delivering significant operational and environmental efficiencies, and helping to create a more sustainable and profitable industry.

Prior to joining Silverstream Technologies, Noah spent 17 years in investment banking.

Henrik Piper

Chief Financial Officer

Henrik has extensive experience in private equity, investment banking and new ventures over the past 18 years mainly with the transportation, natural resources and renewables sectors, and specifically in emerging markets.  He joined Silverstream Technologies in 2012.

From 2005 Henrik held a senior position with Bruton Advisors where he was responsible for a cornerstone investment in Brunswick Rail Leasing .  Prior to that he had been a Director with UBS Wealth Management and an investment banking Associate with Goldman Sachs. He started his career as an equity analyst in Brunswick Brokerage/UBS Warburg in Russia in 1994.

Henrik holds an MSc in Management from HEC in France.

Jørgen Clausen

Operations Manager

Jørgen has significant relevant industry experience and management expertise from over 30 years in global shipping at leading shipping companies. He initially joined DK Group’s management team in 2000, while retaining his role as Managing Director for Scandinavia at French CMA CGM (JV with Norwegian Wilhelmsen).

From 1997–2003 Jørgen was Managing Director for Denmark at British Inchcape Shipping Services which remains the largest private global provider of marine management services. Prior to that, he worked at Chr. Jensen, the general agent for all Soviet Union Ship Owners, and Lehmann Junior working with the Japanese carrier Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line).

Johannes Johannesson

Chief Technology Officer

Johannes Johannesson is the Naval Architect responsible for engineering, design and implementation of the Silverstream™ System. Prior to this, Johannes led the project department at Scandlines Danmark A/S where he coordinated conversions and newbuildings.

Previously, he served as Technical Director for Knud E. Hansen A/S, as well as the Head of the Design Office for a Danish shipyard, delivering 26 vessels during his tenure, and as surveyor at Det Norske Veritas Head Office in Oslo.

He graduated as Naval Architect in Denmark in 1980.

Takis (Panayiotis) Pappas

Technical Manager

Takis joined Silverstream Technologies as Senior Naval Architect in August 2014. From a career spanning more than 25 years, he brings with him significant experience in technical surveying, shipyard operations, ship design and production, fleet management and maintenance.

Prior to joining Silverstream, Takis has held positions such as Technical Manager at Pacific & Atlantic Shipmanagers INC and General Manager at the Hellenic Register of Shipping. After graduating, he spent 10 years as Ship Surveyor to Lloyd’s Register including in Technical Planning and Rule Development, 5 years as Project Manager and Assistant to the CEO of Elefsis & Neorion Shipyards and 5 years in the Technical Department of Safety Management Overseas SA. He has been a Member of the Council of RINA, London Branch (where he was also appointed Technical Secretary), a Flag State representative for Greece in various working groups at IMO and was a member of the 6th Technical Committee for the Ministry of Trade and Development, Greece. He is also a founding member of the Hellenic Engineers Society of Great Britain.

Takis graduated from the University of Newcastle- Upon- Tyne in 1985 with Bsc. Honours in Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding, following this with a Post Graduate Diploma in Marine Engineering in 1986 and a Masters of Philosophy in Naval Architecture in 1990. A Chartered Engineer, Takis is a member of both the Royal Institute of Naval Architects and Hellenic T.E.

Dominic Tasker

Naval Architect

Dominic joined Silverstream Technologies in March 2015 from leading marine consultancy, Brookes Bell. During his time with them he relocated to Hong Kong where he spent two years gaining further experience in ship surveying and onsite assessment of newbuild vessels before returning to the UK.

In roles prior to this, Dominic assisted with the concept development of innovative marine renewable energy platforms and the design of offshore structures, carrying out advanced hydrodynamic simulations, model testing and structural analysis.

Having graduated from Strathclyde University in 2010 with a Masters in Naval Architecture, he is an active member of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects and the Hong Kong Joint Branch and is a Chartered Engineer.

Stephen Potts

Head of Supply Chain

Since joining in mid-2015, Stephen has developed the key operational capabilities to meet the continued growth of the company including project management expertise to support simultaneous installations with fixed deadlines.

In addition to his core supply chain responsibilities Stephen is responsible for managing the relationships with the customer procurement and commercial teams and for making sure the installations are successful.

From a career spanning more than 25 years, he brings a wealth of experience as a Commercial, Procurement and Supply Chain leader specialising in transformation programmes and complex procurements within the Defence, Nuclear, Construction, FM, IT, Telecommunications sectors. Since 2010 Stephen has specialised in the Marine sector.

Previously Stephen was the Supply Chain Director at Sunseeker and he has held important positions at globally renowned companies including Group Supply Chain Director at Babcock International Group, Commercial Director Vendor Management at BT Global Services and Director of Contracts and Procurement at Siemens I.T. Solutions.

A Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Stephen spent his early career in the nuclear, civil engineering and Oil & Gas sectors. During this period he procured and managed high profile capital engineering projects including decommissioning projects at all the UK Nuclear legacy sites and engineering contracts for the UK offshore sector.

Throughout his career he has been recognised for exceptional achievement including being awarded the Siemens Management Award in 2007 and being elected to the board of the International Association of Commercial and Contract Managers.

Stephen is a graduate of Liverpool John Moores University holding a BSc in Quantity Surveying.

Michael Greville

General Counsel

Michael practised as a solicitor for 25 years at the international firm of Watson, Farley & Williams LLP. Prior to being appointed Managing Partner in 2001 Michael headed up the Moscow Office and was Head of Litigation.

Michael has considerable experience in a wide range of legal and commercial matters. His particular expertise is in the shipping industry including vessel operations, sale and purchase, shipbuilding and offshore construction.

Michael graduated from Bristol University with a Batchelor of Law (LL.B.), was called to the Bar in 1985 and admitted as a Solicitor in 1990.

Claudine Kenny

Executive Assistant

Noah Silberschmidt
Chief Executive Officer
Henrik Piper
Chief Financial Officer
Jørgen Clausen
Operations Manager
Johannes Johannesson
Chief Technology Officer
Takis (Panayiotis) Pappas
Technical Manager
Dominic Tasker
Naval Architect
Stephen Potts
Head of Supply Chain
Michael Greville
General Counsel
Claudine Kenny
Executive Assistant

Our Advisory Board


David Price

Advisor

David is a former Chief Executive of a FTSE-250 company with a broad experience in Electronics, Aerospace, Defence, Marine, Chemical & Nuclear manufacturing industries.  He has a successful track record of developing high growth companies in international markets, particular those involving government customers or regulated environments, through organic development and bolt on acquisitions.  From 2000 to 2005, he was Managing Director, Naval Marine for Rolls-Royce Group Plc responsible for the supply and maintenance of propulsions systems and equipment into a wide range of ships for customers in 59 countries as well as the nuclear propulsion systems used in all Royal Navy submarines.

Currently, David is non-executive Chairman of Telesoft Technologies Ltd, a privately owned telecommunications company that supplies high speed digital technology  for mobile phone networks around the world.  He is a non-executive Director of AZ Electronic Materials Plc, a FTSE-250 company that supplies high purity, specialist chemicals to manufacturers of integrated circuits and flat panel displays around the world.  He is a member of the Council of the University of Southampton and one of the 42 Public Members for Network Rail Ltd holding the Board of Directors accountable for the management of the company.

David is both a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Scientist.  He was educated at University College London, completing a degree in electronic engineering and a doctorate in radar systems and signal processing. In 2011, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Cranfield University for his services to Science & Engineering.  David was also made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2010 New Year Honours for his services to the defence industry.

David is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering & Technology, the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology and the Royal Aeronautical Society as well as a Companion of the Institute of Management.  He has been a member of the National Defence Industries Council, the council of aerospace & defence trade association (ADS), the council of the Society of Maritime Industries (SMI) and the council of the Federation of Electrical Industries.

Niels Holst

Advisor

Niels has over 17 years of investment banking experience and is a Managing Director at Capricorn, an independent financial adviser focused on real assets including the renewable energy, infrastructure and transportation sectors.

He has extensive experience in corporate finance and strategic advisory, specialising in mergers & acquisitions, as well as both public and private equity fundraising. Niels has successfully executed numerous transactions throughout Europe, Asia and North America.

Niels has a degree in accounting and economics from The Copenhagen Business School and holds an MBA in finance and operations from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Bill Fedyna

Advisor

Bill Fedyna has over 15 years of banking experience specialising in structured finance. Presently a Managing Director at Stifel (formerly Sterne Agee), Bill co-heads the Structured Products Group where he trades various types of securitised assets, including corporate, loan, & mortgage-backed securities, and originates financing opportunities in sectors including commercial, residential, and renewable energy. Bill previously worked at Chapdelaine Credit Partners, co-founding the Structured Products Group, and prior to that spent ~8 years at Merrill Lynch both in New York and London, on structured finance teams focusing on credit correlation, illiquid assets, and restructurings.

Bill was educated at Princeton University, graduating cum laude with a B.A. in Economics and certificates in both Applied Mathematics & Finance, and at Oxford University, where he received a MSc. in Applied & Computational Mathematics.

David Price
Advisor
Niels Holst
Advisor
Bill Fedyna
Advisor

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