About

HYZON Motors was established in the US in January 2020 as a spin-off from Singapore based Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies Pte Ltd. HYZON is a global supplier of zero-emissions hydrogen fuel cell powered commercial vehicles, including heavy duty trucks, buses and coaches.

Headquartered in Honeoye Falls, NY and with operations in Europe, Singapore, Australia and China, the company is led by Chief Executive Officer Craig Knight and Executive Chairman George Gu, who were part of the international team that built Horizon from 2003 to become a leading global technology provider in PEM fuel cells.

Prior to its spin-off, HYZON was known as the Heavy Vehicle Business Unit (HVBU) of Horizon and was responsible for the development of fuel cell vehicle platforms and the delivery of about 400 fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles in 2019 alone.

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.

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 in Singapore.

2004

First shipments

Horizon begins shipments of its 1st science kit product

2005

First fuel cell

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

Chemical cartridge R&D

Start of chemical cartridge R&D

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

Fuel cell charger launch

Horizon launches fuel cell charger and desktop electroyzer

2011

Sales begin in UK

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

2013

Horizon Educational

Horizon spins-off Horizon Educational

2013

Hydrogen reforming commences

Horizon starts work on hydrogen reforming

2015

Aerial mobility launch

Horizon spins-off aerial mobility lab in Singapore

2015

New T-Series stack

Release of new T-Series stacks for stationary power

2016

30kW automotive fuel cell system launch

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

2016

Stationary power system launch

Launch of high capacity stationary power systems

2017

MW-scale fuel cells

Horizon introduces containerised MW-scale fuel cell system

2018

Korean Rail Network order

Supplies 400kW module for Korean Rail Network

2019

HYZON Motor launched in the US

Horizon launches HYZON Motors in the US

2019

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

2020

Launch of Honeoye Falls, NY HQ

2020

Opening of European facility in Netherlands

2020

Fortescue Metals Group Contract

Hydrogen-Fueled Buses

2020

Hiringa order for up to 1500 trucks

2020

Total SE leads investment into Hyzon

2021

500hp module launch

Launch of 500hP (370kW) single module FC

Board and Management

Board members

Hyzon Motors | George Gu

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

Hyzon Motors | Craig Knight

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

Hyzon Motors | Victor Meng

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

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.

Management

Gary has 23 years of experience in the fuel cell industry. Gary grew up in rural Western New York working on cars, trucks and equipment with his father and brothers from an early age.

After studying Chemical Engineering at the University of Buffalo and University of Cincinnati, Gary joined the General Motors fuel cell program in 1997.

Over the 15 years that followed, he held various positions in research, product development and program management as the program grew to 350 people.

In 2016 he started his own consulting company specializing in fuel cells where he began a relationship with Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies. This interaction laid the groundwork for the formation of HYZON Motors in January 2020.

Management

Hyzon Motors | Matt Fronk

Matt has more than 40 years of engineering experience in the automotive field in areas from advanced fuel and emission components and controls to PEM Fuel Cell development.

After receiving a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Union College in Schenectady, NY, Matt held a variety of positions at General Motors from development and product engineering to executive leadership of their Fuel Cell program.

Following more than 30 years at GM, he started his own consulting company with a focus in the Fuel Cell and Lithium Ion Battery fields supporting technical and business strategy development as well as assisting companies moving research ideas to engineering and commercialization.

Management

Hyzon Motors | Arthur Koschany

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

Hyzon Motors | Max Holthausen

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

Hyzon Motors | Carl Holthausen

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

Hyzon Motors | Jay De Veny

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.

Advisor

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.

Contact us

Head Office:
Honeoye Falls, New York, USA usa