Hyzon Motors Inc., a pioneer in zero-emission, hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles, announced today the appointment of Parker Meeks as chief strategy officer to assist accelerate the company’s global expansion in hydrogen mobility.
Meeks previously served as the managing partner of McKinsey & Company’s Houston office and was a founding member of McKinsey’s Capital Productivity practice. He has over 15 years of experience advising businesses in the energy, infrastructure, and transportation sectors, including the development of emerging energy technologies and supply networks.
He most recently served as president of TRC’s infrastructure business, a market leader in engineering, consulting, and construction management services.
His appointment, which takes effect on June 7, comes as Hyzon prepares for the anticipated close of the transactions contemplated by Hyzon’s previously announced definitive business combination agreement with Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corp., which would result in Hyzon becoming a publicly traded company.
“Hyzon Motors leads the commercial mobility industry in the shift towards a zero-emissions future, and I am thrilled to support this transformative mission,” Meeks said. “Years of operational experience and leading technological achievement have prepared Hyzon to meet the approaching inflection point in the hydrogen industry. I look forward to growing our portfolio to provide end-to-end solutions for customers across the mobility industry.”
Meeks’ primary tasks will include supervising the company’s efforts to establish a network of hydrogen hubs. The company intends to build 1,000 environmentally friendly hydrogen hubs to support a global fleet of 500,000 hydrogen commercial cars. The planning process is well underway, with the formation of various development partnerships.
Through Hyzon’s not-for-profit consortium, the Hyzon Zero Carbon Alliance, this program benefits from an established, extensive network of partners along the hydrogen value chain.
The portfolio of refueling stations will use solar, wind, biomass, and waste-to-energy hydrogen production technologies that are compatible with the region’s most plentiful resource, thereby removing the costly and wasteful practice of shipping hydrogen over large distances. This concept is predicted to result in hubs becoming very efficient in contrast to competitors, resulting in significant cost savings and promotion of local hydrogen economies.