About

Hyzon was established as a new business of Horizon Fuel Cell. Hyzon is a global supplier of zero-emissions hydrogen fuel cell powered commercial vehicles, including heavy duty trucks, buses and coaches.

Headquartered in Rochester, NY and with operations in Europe, Singapore, Australia and China, the company is led by Hyzon co-founders George Gu, Craig Knight and Gary Robb and commercializes Horizon’s 17 years of hydrogen technology development for the transport sector.

Hyzon was known as the Heavy Vehicle Business Unit (HVBU) of Horizon and was responsible for the development of fuel cell systems and the delivery of about 500 fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles during 2019 and 2020, leveraging the deep and extensive experience bolstered within the group.

Its establishment as a standalone entity was to focus on accelerating the energy transition through the manufacturing and supply of hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles across the North American, European, and Australasian regions.

Accelerating the energy transition

Heavy trucks are the realisation of the “think big, start small” motto adopted by the Hyzon co-founders throughout their journey in hydrogen and PEM fuel cell technologies.

Hyzon heavy trucks contrast with the six-inch operational hydrogen fuel cell miniature car that was named Time Magazine’s Best Transport Invention of the Year in 2006, as the first fuel cell car consumers could buy. This was one of many firsts along the 17-year journey for George, Craig and their team.

Lightbulb moment

From small beginnings

To large scale production

2003

When it all began

Horizon founded

2005

First fuel cell sold

Horizon launches first PEM fuel cell stacks

2006

Time Magazine

Horizon’s H-racer named TIME Magazine Best Transport Invention

2007

Distance record set

Horizon ultra-light fuel cells set new FAI flight distance record

2008

Reversible metal hydride

Horizon begins works on the world’s lowest cost reversible metal hydride

2009

Battery alternative complete

Horizon completed 250Wh/kg battery alternative, opens HES aerospace lab in Singapore

2010

Minipak fuel cell charger and solid state hydrogen storage launch

Mass-produced consumer fuel cell charger

2011

Sales begin in UK

Horizon-produced HYMERA for BOC/Linde, begins sales in UK

2013

Horizon Educational

Horizon Educational established in Prague

2013

Hydrogen reforming commences

Horizon starts work on hydrogen reforming

2015

Aerial mobility launch

Horizon establishes aerial mobility lab in Singapore

2015

New T-Series stack

Release of new T-Series stacks for stationary power

t-series

2016

Stationary power system launch

Fuel cell backup power to replace generators

2016

30kW automotive fuel cell system launch

Launch of water-cooled 30kW automotive fuel cell system PEMFC’s

2017

Higher capacity stationary fuel cells

Horizon introduces containerised fuel cell system

Hyzon fuel cells in container

2018

Korean Rail Network order

Supplies 400kW module for Korean Rail Network

2019

World’s first 42 ton fuel cell trucks in commercial service

Powered by Horizon heavy duty fuel cell systems

2020

Launch of engineering development centre in Rochester, NY

Hyzon establishes US operations

2020

Opening of European facility in Netherlands

Hyzon establishes European operations through Hyzon Europe

2020

Fortescue Metals Group Contract

Hyzon takes order for hydrogen-fueled coach fleet

FMG Hyzon Fuel Cell Bus

2020

Hiringa order for up to 1500 trucks

Hyzon signs agreement with Hiringa to deploy vehicles in New Zealand

2020

Total SE leads investment into Hyzon

European energy giant makes strategic investment in Hyzon

 

2020

Gen 3 fuel cell validated

Independent tests show industry-leading power density

2021

Hyzon trucks hitting European roads

Hyzon Europe begins vehicle deployments in early 2021

Board and Management

Board members

George is a serial entrepreneur and an inventor of fuel cell technologies. He is also Chairman of Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies Pte Ltd and Chairman of Horizon Educational Group.

He started Horizon in Singapore in 2003 and grew the startup to an industry leading player with operations in four continents.

Prior to Horizon, George worked in corporate venture investments for Eastman Chemical Company in the US and Asia, with a focus on clean technology and e-commerce. He led and participated in over 20 venture investments.

George holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) and a B.S. in Finance from Fudan University.

Board members

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Born in Australia, Craig has a diverse industrial background, with over 25 years’ experience in International Sales and Marketing and Business Management.

After studying Chemistry and Pure Mathematics at the University of Sydney, Craig went into commercial roles, and later completed an MBA at the University of Sydney. He held positions based in Australia, USA, Singapore and China in the chemical sector, before moving into hydrogen fuel cell technology.

Craig believes we all have a personal obligation to make a positive impact, and he has made it his mission to be a facilitator of decarbonisation for the wellbeing of future generations.

Board members

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Viktor is Managing Director of Bscope Ltd, part of the Piëch-Nordhoff family office, focused on the management and execution of the long term strategic and sustainability interests of the family.

Prior to co-founding Bscope, Mr Meng prepared, initiated and facilitated the entry of Porsche Holding GmbH, Europe's largest automobile distribution and retailing company, into the rapidly growing Chinese market.

Previously, he worked as a Consultant at Haarmann Hemmelrath in Shanghai and at United Management Technologies in New York and London, advising on corporate efficiency and alignment.

Viktor holds a BS summa cum laude in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an MSc. in Management from the London School of Economics. He is a native speaker of German and is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.

Board members

Mr. Anderson has served as DCRB’s Chief Executive Officer since September 21, 2020 and has served as a member of the DCRB Board since October 22, 2020. Mr. Anderson has served as the chief executive officer of Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation III since February 11, 2021 and will become a member of its board of directors following its initial public offering. Mr. Anderson has served as the chief executive officer of Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation II since January 14, 2021 and a member of its board of directors since February 2021. Mr. Anderson founded WRG, a collaboration of leading investment firms providing integrated capital solutions to the global innovation economy, in 2002 and has served as chief executive officer of WRG since its inception. In 2018, Mr. Anderson became executive chairman of Singularity University, a company that offers executive educational programs, a business incubator and innovation consultancy service. Mr. Anderson is also the executive chairman of Topgolf Entertainment Group, a global sports and entertainment company.

Mr. Anderson has received numerous honors, including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In 2018 and 2017, Mr. Anderson was honored by Goldman Sachs as one of their Top 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs. In 2019 and 2018, Mr. Anderson was ranked by Golf Inc. as the No. 3 most powerful person in the golf industry after being ranked No. 8 in 2017. Mr. Anderson is Vice Chairman of ONEHOPE, a cause-centric consumer brand and technology company, and is the founder of America’s Foundation for Chess, currently serving 160,000 children in the United States with its First Move curriculum. Mr. Anderson serves on the Board of Play Magnus, an interactive chess app. In 2019, Mr. Anderson became a member of the board of Pro.com, a leader in the home improvement experience industry. His investment experience includes being partner at Frazier Healthcare Partners, chief executive officer of Matthew G Norton Co. and vice president at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Anderson was recognized early in his career as one of the top “40 under 40” young achievers and emerging leaders by Seattle’s Puget Sound Business Journal. Mr. Anderson holds a master’s and bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree (Cum Laude) in Management Engineering from Claremont McKenna College.

Board members

Ms. Wong is the co-founder and a partner of Hydrogen Capital Partners, which was formed in October 2019 to support the new hydrogen energy economy’s rapid growth, in which hydrogen is used as an emission free new energy source or fuel. Prior to co-founding Hydrogen Capital Partners, Ms. Wong co-founded HAO Capital in June 2006, a China-focused Growth Equity Fund that invests in healthcare, environmental technologies, FinTech and consumer companies. Ms. Wong worked at The Carlyle Group as an Associate in Washington, DC from July 1999 to August 2001 and as a Senior Associate in Hong Kong from June 2003 to June 2006. Prior to that, from August 1997 to July 1999, Ms. Wong worked as an Analyst at Arthur D. Little’s chemicals practice in Cambridge, MA. Ms. Wong holds an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a B.S. (Chemical Engineering) from MIT.

Board members

Mr. Edwards has been the President of Detroit Chassis, an assembler of rolling strip chassis, since November 2017 and has deep leadership experience overseeing global operations, program and launch management for major auto suppliers such as Lear Corporation, Advanced Engineered Products and Dura Automotive Regional plant responsibilities throughout Southeast Asia at Lear. From September 2015 to October 2017, Mr. Edwards served as Vice President of Program Management and Process Engineering at Dura Automotive Systems LLC, an automotive supplier. Prior to that, Mr. Edwards served as Vice President of Operations of Advanced Engineered Products from May 2013 to August 2015, and as Vice President of Operations of Lear Corporation from 1996 to 2012. Mr. Edwards holds an M.B.A. (Management) from Georgia State University and a B.A. degree from Oregon State University.

Board members

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Mark is the CIO of the Ascent Hydrogen Fund, and previously served as a senior portfolio manager at Janus Henderson, where he managed the Alphagen Energy Funds. He has also served as a senior analyst at Paulson & Co, where he was responsible for the energy sector.

Prior to his tenure at Paulson, Mark was a portfolio manager at Soros Fund Management, where he ran an energy and natural resources fund for three years. Mark also spent eight years at Goldman Sachs Asset Management in several roles, including as a portfolio manager and a Managing Director.

Mark has an MBA (honors) from the University of Chicago with concentrations in Analytic Finance and Economics. He has an MA from Stanford University and a BA from Brown University (honors). Mark is a CFA charter holder.

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Ms. Brown was the President of United Parcel Service Northeast from April 2013 to January 2020. Ms. Brown’s career at UPS spanned 32 years, including positions as Package Division Manager from July 2006 to April 2013 and Director of Sales from August 2000 to July 2006. She has been a member of the board of directors of The Chef’s Warehouse (NASDAQ: CHEF), a specialty foods distributor, since November 2020. Ms. Brown holds an M.B.A. (Information Technology) from Golden Gate University and a B.A. degree (Industrial Engineering) from Southern Illinois University.

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Mr. Park has served as an Executive Managing Director of Korea Zinc Co., Ltd. since January 2020 and has over 28 years of experience with the company in strategy and planning. From January 2015 to December 2019, Mr. Park served as Managing Director of Strategies and Planning, after he served as Director for the same division from 2011 to 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Park was the Chief Financial Officer of Sun Metals Corporation Pty Ltd (Korea Zinc Australian Operations) from 2008 to 2010 and a member of the board of directors of Sun Metals Holding Ltd (Korea Zin Australian Holding Company) from 2006 to 2010. Mr. Park holds a B.A. in Economics from Busan National University in Korea.

Management

Parker joined Hyzon Motors as Chief Strategy Officer in June 2021.  His experience spans traditional energy, decarbonization / energy transition, infrastructure and transportation, serving clients and leading operations across 4 continents, 15+ countries and 25+ US states.

Parker most recently held full P&L responsibility for a nationwide 900-person, $150M revenue design and construction management business in the infrastructure, water resources and energy transition / climate change end markets within TRC, a 6,000-person $1 billion revenue firm.

Prior to TRC he was a Partner with McKinsey & Company, where he was a global leader in McKinsey’s Energy and Capital Productivity & Infrastructure Practices. Additionally, he was the Managing Partner of McKinsey’s Houston office.

Parker has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, an MBA from Rice University, and serves on the Advisory Board for Rice University’s Chemical Engineering department.

Management

Shinichi Hirano joined Hyzon Motors in May 2021 and is based in Michigan. A 30-year veteran of the Automotive Fuel Cell Technology, he brings decades of expertise – including 17 years in a leadership role at the Ford Motor Company.

Shinichi also led the Ford-Daimler fuel cell alliance, and USDRIVE/USCAR Fuel Cell Teams in partnership with the US Department of Energy.

Prior to his tenure at Ford, which began in 2003, Shinichi commenced his professional carrier at Mazda Motor Corporation where he led various research projects, including the Mazda Demio (Mazda 2).

Management

John joined Hyzon in February 2021 as its General Counsel. Most recently, he served as Karma Automotive’s General Counsel in Irvine, CA. John has served in senior legal and financial roles in both venture-backed and public entities, and is a former PwC partner in the firm’s Boston, MA and San Jose, CA offices.

John has his JD from UIC John Marshall Law School and his LL.M. from Boston University School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in California, Illinois and New Hampshire.

 

Management

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Dr. Arthur Koschany has 20 years of hands-on fuel cell technology experience and is one the world's most renowned fuel cell scientists specializing in compact and lightweight power systems. He started his career in the industry as co-founder and fuel cell team leader for Magnet Motor GmbH, and later Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH where he was engaged in the development of fuel cell prototypes for cars and busses as early as 1994. Since then, he also founded NovArs GmbH specializing in lightweight and compact PEM fuel cell systems for portable and small fuel cell applications, which was later acquired by Manhattan Scientifics Inc. His fuel cell powered electric bicycle was awarded Time Magazine's "Invention of the Year in 2001". Dr. Arthur Koschany received his PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Regensburg in Germany in 1993

Management

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Max leads the Hyzon Motors Europe team to facilitate the European market with hydrogen-powered commercial vehicles.

He is an entrepreneur and managing director of Holthausen Clean Technology, Holthausen Energy Points and Mission Zero Leasing, as well as serving as the technical designer of the drivetrain for Holthausen Clean Technology’s trucks.

At Holthausen Clean Technology, he worked with his team to create some of the first hydrogen-powered sweepers, vans and trucks in the European market and built the company’s brand as one of the most recognisable hydrogen conversion company’s in Europe.

Through cooperation over several years on fuel cell development with Hyzon parent company Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies, the foundation was laid for Max to be officially involved with Hyzon.

Management

Carl Holthausen Hyzon profile photo

Carl served as CEO of Holthausen Group for more than 25 years before creating Holthausen Clean Technology, Holthausen Energy Points and Holthausen Clean Energy; three companies that focus on delivering a value chain for hydrogen-powered vehicles.

Through his role as Chief Technology Officer at Holthausen Energy, he was instrumental in the rollout of hydrogen stations across the Netherlands.

A long-serving industry expert, Carl has made a name for himself as an industry stalwart in the European hydrogen market.

Management

As Vice President, Jay has responsibility for planning, execution and continuous improvement for the Vehicle Technology Group. These product design groups are located in Troy, Michigan and are responsible for the North American vehicle platforms of Hyzon Motors. His group aligns with the company’s Sales and Operations to accelerate processes, anticipate our customers’ needs and meet their timing for vehicle launches. Jay joined Hyzon in 2020.

Prior to joining Hyzon, Jay was responsible for launching Allison Transmission’s e-Axle Systems facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan as the Managing Director. This business unit, focused on electric drivetrains, was acquired from AxleTech where Mr. De Veny was the Vice President of Engineering. Jay joined AxleTech in 2003 where he has held roles of increasing responsibility in the Engineering group. He has also held positions in engineering for Meritor and American Axle. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland and a Master’s degree from the Broad School of Management at Michigan State University.

Management

Dr. Rajesh is a passionate and prolific inventor with deep knowledge, skills, and 25 years of experience in both fundamental and applied aspects of PEM fuel cells, Membrane Electrode Assemblies (MEA) and advanced materials engineering. His career span from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Ballard Power Systems, Great Wall Motors, and Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies.

He tenaciously leads product-oriented innovation. He served as a panel member in international conferences and program committee. He earned numerous awards and some of his selected awards include Director’s postdoctoral fellow award from LANL, best postdoctoral publication prize in experimental Science for his paper published in “Nature” in 2006 at LANL, Ballard’s Technology and Product Development Excellence award in 2012, Ballard’s Prolific Inventor Award for the year 2015, 2016 and 2018. He has over 20 patent (granted/published/pending) applications. Dr. Rajesh graduated from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras in Physical and Theoretical Chemistry with “Langmuir Prize” for best Thesis Award in fuel cell research.

Dr. Rajesh joined Hyzon Motors in 2020 and responsible for MEA technology development and manufacturing, intellectual property, and strategic core technology development. Dr Rajesh also lead advanced materials engineering and manufacturing to support Hyzon’s next generation fuel cell stacks.

Management

Alan Marder has joined Hyzon as Vice President of Sales.  Previously he was Chief Marketing Officer for H2X.  Alan’s career has been marked by his experience in starting and growing new technologies and companies.  In the industrial area, his experiences have included founding DSC Technologies which was acquired by Standex international and bringing to market the Toyota/Raymond telematics suite of products named iWarehouse.

As Director of Sales at Nuvera Fuel Cell he was tasked by Hyster/Yale to commercialize Nuvera’s technology.  Nuvera had been a technical development enterprise and were acquired by Hyster/Yale in order to position themselves in the growing Hydrogen market sector.

Alan’s marketing and sales experiences have been defined by both direct and indirect sales distribution channels.  He has been involved in building successful nationwide networks of dealers and distributors and has directed the sales efforts toward the largest corporations worldwide.

Management

Eric has joined Hyzon Motors as Finance Director, helping the business with financial operations and investor relations. Eric gained previous experience in Hydrogen Fuel Cell industry working on the General Motors Fuel Cell Program from 2007-2012.

Prior to joining Hyzon Motors, Eric served in roles of increasing responsibility at Thermo Fisher Scientific. His last assignment was Finance Director for Thermo Fisher’s $2.5B Specialty Diagnostics portfolio of businesses, supporting the company’s efforts to fight COVID-19.

Advisor

Taras Wankewycz Hyzon profile photo

Taras was a co-founder of Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies in 2003, responsible for most of the product design, external communication, capital fundraising and commercial launches during the first eight years of the company’s development.

In 2011, Taras Wankewycz took over the leadership of Horizon’s aerospace lab in Singapore, which he later spun-off as part of an MBO to form H3 Dynamics Group in 2015.

Taras continues to support his original co-founders in Hyzon’s external communications and strategy development.

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