Gerhard Frei

Inhaber, Entrepreneur | Engineering Office, COOLPLAN

München, Germany


Refrigeration industry
Cooling systems
Energy efficiency
Business Model Innovation
Renewable Energy
Plastics industry
Process engineering
Financial Analysis
LCC Assesm
LCC Analysis
Proecess optimization
Technical Product Management
Start-up Consulting


Professional experience for Gerhard Frei

  • Current 5 years and 5 months, since Feb 2018

    Entrepreneur | Engineering Office


    COOLPLAN is an innovative and independent engineering office specializing in industrial and commercial cooling system engineering, modeling & simulation over consulting services for the cooling industry. Our customized solutions enable end users to reduce energy consumption, increase efficiency and drive down lifecycle operating costs.

  • Current 7 years and 4 months, since Mar 2016

    Founder | GM | Partner

    SiMREFF GmbH

    Founder of SiMREFF. Engineering Services for the refrigeration industry. Software development and dynamic simulations for the refrigeration industry. Process optimization, life cycle cost analysis and energy efficiency calculations for investment decisions (both technical and financial) as well B2B consulting and engineering activities. Licensed expert for: BAFA, EDL-G auditor

  • 1 year and 3 months, Oct 2015 - Dec 2016


    Exist Gründerstipendium TUM

    Project Founder of SiMREFF. Business Model, market research, innovation. Project supported by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and co-financed by the European Social Fund. Project application and preparation.

  • 3 years and 1 month, Sep 2012 - Sep 2015

    Product Manager | Business Development

    Piovan GmbH

    Engineering and setting up new markets and business lines as well training regarding cooling technology and energy efficiency. Implementation, structuring and further development of the product management (refrigeration). Senior expert and technical responsible for the business line refrigeration. Budgeting and designing high-energy efficient refrigeration systems. Active technical-, sales- and marketing support. Life cycle cost analysis and energy efficiency calculations for investment decisions.

  • 1 year and 9 months, Dec 2010 - Aug 2012

    Product Manager

    Güntner GmbH & Co. KG

    Leading of the change board. Responsible for the whole life chain of products (condenser, dry cooler), further development of the product management, product business data, product launch, phase in/out, market product analysis, condenser reports, active technical support in sustaining the development of new products, sales support, acquiring of new sales areas, marketing support, technical documentation, patents, technical articles, co-working by “VDMA Einheitsblatt 24020-3-5”. Life-Cycle-Costs-Analysis.

  • 7 years and 10 months, Jan 2003 - Oct 2010

    Entrepreneur | Handrcaft Compnay


    Engineering and consulting services in refrigeration. Company owner. Development and installation of refrigeration, heat pump and air conditioning systems for industry and commercial application, heat recovery and energy efficiency solutions, as well as residential-AC-systems.

  • 8 years, Jan 1995 - Dec 2002

    Company Member


    Working family-company-member. Development and installation of refrigeration, heat pump and air conditioning systems for industry and commercial application, heat recovery solutions, as well as residential-AC-systems.

Educational background for Gerhard Frei

  • 2013 - 2013

    Executive Education in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    Berkeley University Haas Business School

    Business Model

  • 2013 - 2014

    Business Administration

    Technische Universität München

    Innovation & Business Creation

  • 2009 - 2009

    Mechanical Engineering

    Purdue University

    R744 Protoype Compressor

  • 2006 - 2009



    Refrigeration Technology


  • German

    First language

  • English


  • Italian

    First language


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