Hyzon Motors Inc., a leading global supplier of zero-emission fuel cell electric heavy-duty vehicles, announced that the company’s board of directors has appointed Parker Meeks, most recently Chief Strategy Officer of Hyzon, as President and Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately, replacing Craig Knight, who also resigns as a director of the company. Meeks will assume full responsibility for the day-to-day management of all business lines and functions reporting to the company’s board of directors. The board plans to begin a search to identify potential external and internal candidates for the company’s next CEO.
“Parker Meeks brings deep and broad experience in the energy, infrastructure and transportation sectors to provide the leadership and operational expertise Hyzon needs at this critical stage in the global energy transition. The Board is confident that Mr. Meeks brings the right skill set that we need at this time,” said Elaine Wong, Lead Independent Director of Hyzon.
“I am honored that the board of directors has entrusted me to lead Hyzon,” Meeks said. “My priority is to ensure that the company has production capacity with the ability to effectively scale production. I believe our core fuel cell technology is a clear competitive advantage that will allow us to innovate and deliver high-performance vehicles that support the clean energy transition.”
In addition, George Gu has moved from his executive role at the company to a non-executive role as chairman of the board. In his role as non-executive chairman, Gu will remain available to provide strategic advice to Meeks, particularly related to research and development initiatives.