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Ballard appoints Jacqui Dedo to Board of Directors as it focuses on automation sector

Ballard Power Systems has appointed Jacqueline Dedo to its Board of Directors to utilise her expertise in the transport industry.

Dedo will bring previous experience in electrified propulsion in heavy-duty mobility and other capabilities related to strategy, innovation, technology and corporate governance.

She is the Co-Founder of Aware Mobility and currently part of the Board of Directors at Li-Cycle Holdings, Workhorse Group, Carbon Revolution and the Cadillac Products Automotive Company.

With over 40 years of experience and previous roles at Motorola and Robert Bosch, Jim Roche, Ballard’s Chair, claimed she will be “invaluable to Ballard,” as they continue focus on innovation, product cost reduction and business scaling.

“We strive to have a board that is comprised of highly qualified directors with diverse and complementary backgrounds, skillsets and experience, and who demonstrate integrity and suitability for overseeing management in the business and affairs of the company,” added Roche.

Commenting on her appointment, Dedo said, “I am delighted to join the Ballard Board of Directors as the company deploys hydrogen fuel cell engines to meet increasing adoption rates in heavy-duty mobility applications.”

Dedo will join up with Michael Chen and Yingbo Wang after they were both appointed to Ballard’s Board of Directors in January (2024).

Read more:Ballard appoints two new members to its Board of Directors

Earlier this month (March), the company secured up to $40m in US funding to support the development of an integrated fuel cell production gigafactory in Rockwall, Texas.

H2 View understands the facility will produce up to 20,000 fuel cell stacks and fuel cell engines per year.

Read more:Ballard utilises US funding to support the development of 3GW fuel cell gigafactory

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