First Hydrogen Appoints Gill as CEO of Automotive Division
Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - January 17, 2022) - First Hydrogen Corp. (TSXV: FHYD) (OTC Pink: FHYDF) (FSE: FIT) ("FIRST HYDROGEN" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Gill as director of First Hydrogen UK Limited and as Chief Executive Officer of its' automotive division. Mr. Gill has extensive experience as an executive, board director and consultant in the automotive industry specializing in powertrain technology and transport decarbonization. Previously, Mr. Gill was Director, Power Engineering at Ford of Europe and board member of Ford Technologies Ltd. Steve Gill will be overseeing the development of the Company's hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered light and medium commercial vehicle business ("LCV") and is currently developing and constructing the Company's two MAN hydrogen fuel cell road legal demonstrators with AVL Powertrain UK and Ballard Power Systems. Mr. Gill will manage the development and build out of the recently announced hydrogen refueling stations division, with consultants FEV Group.
Mr. Gill spent 19 years with Ford Motor Company, leading strategic programs delivering innovative technology into volume production for Ford and its partners, including Jaguar Land-Rover and the PSA Groupe (Peugeot/Citroen). At Ford, Mr. Gill was responsible for powertrain product for Ford Europe (conventional and electrified powertrains) and led a team of 2,000 engineers throughout the UK, Germany and Turkey. Technologies developed included Ford's first Series Hybrid Powertrain for commercial vehicles, Ford's first mild hybrid technology for passenger cars and commercial vehicles and the multi-award winning 3-cylinder EcoBoost engine.
Since 2019, Mr. Gill has worked as an automotive consultant with leading businesses including a Consultant Director to AVL Powertrain, the world's largest independent powertrain engineering consultancy, the UK Automotive Council and Britishvolt.
About First Hydrogen Corp.
First Hydrogen Corp. is a Vancouver and London UK based company focused on zero-emission vehicles and supercritical carbon dioxide extractor systems. The company is designing and developing a hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered light commercial demonstrator vehicle under two agreements with AVL Powertrain and Ballard Power Systems Inc. The LCV will have a range of 500+ kilometres. First Hydrogen is developing refueling capability working with FEV Consulting GmbH, the internal automotive consultancy of FEV Group of Aachen Germany.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of
FIRST HYDROGEN CORP.
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Nicholas Wrigley, Chairman
First Hydrogen Automotive
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