Former McKinsey Partner appointed Chief Strategy Officer at Hyzon Motors
Hyzon Motors Inc., a leading supplier of zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell utility vehicles, has announced the appointment of Parker Meeks as Chief Strategy Officer to help drive the company’s global growth in the field of hydrogen mobility.
Meeks, former Managing Partner of McKinsey & Co.’s Houston office and founding member of McKinsey’s Capital Productivity practice, has over 15 years of experience supporting companies in the energy, infrastructure and transportation industries. , in particular the development of emerging energy technologies and networks.
Most recently, he served as President of the Infrastructure Sector for TRC, a leading provider of end-to-end engineering, consulting and construction management solutions.
His appointment, effective June 7, comes as Hyzon prepares for the early closing of transactions contemplated by the definitive business combination agreement previously announced between Hyzon and Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corp., which would make Hyzon a company. listed on the stock exchange.
“Hyzon Motors is leading the commercial mobility industry in the transition to a zero emissions future, and I am delighted to support this transformative mission,” said Meeks. “Years of operational experience and leading technological achievements have prepared Hyzon for the impending inflection point of the hydrogen industry. I look forward to growing our portfolio to provide end-to-end solutions to customers in the mobility industry. “
One of Meeks’ main responsibilities will be overseeing the company’s efforts to deploy a network of hydrogen hubs. The company aims to develop 1,000 green hydrogen hubs to serve a global fleet of 500,000 commercial hydrogen vehicles. Planning is well advanced, with several development partnerships launched.
This initiative benefits from a strong and existing network of partners throughout the hydrogen value chain through Hyzon’s non-profit consortium, the Hyzon Zero Carbon Alliance.
The refueling site portfolio is expected to include solar, wind, biomass and waste-to-energy hydrogen production technologies in line with the region’s most abundant resource, thereby eliminating the costly and inefficient practice of transporting gasoline. hydrogen over long distances. Thanks to this model, the hubs should become very efficient compared to their competitors, and lead to significant cost reductions and stimulation of local hydrogen savings.