Hyzon Motors, a global supplier of zero-emission fuel cell electric heavy-duty vehicles, announced its board of directors has appointed Parker Meeks, most recently Hyzon’s Chief Strategy Officer, as president and Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately, replacing Craig Knight who is also departing from his role as a director of the company.
Meeks will assume full responsibility for day-to-day management of all business lines and functions reporting to the board, which plans to initiate a search to identify potential external and internal candidates to serve as the company’s next CEO.
“I am honored that the board has entrusted me to lead Hyzon,” said Meeks. “My priority is to ensure the company’s manufacturing capacity is in place with the ability to scale production efficiently. I believe our core fuel cell technology is a distinct competitive advantage, that will allow us to innovate and introduce high-performance vehicles that support the transition to clean energy.”
Additionally, George Gu has transitioned from his executive role with the company to the non-executive Chairman of the Board. In his role as non-executive Chairman, Gu will remain available to provide strategic counsel to Meeks specifically related to R&D initiatives.