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Ballard Power Systems appoints new Chief Operating Officer

Fuel cell  innovator Ballard Power Systems has today (January 9) announced the appointment of Mark Biznek as Chief Operating Officer.

Biznek will bring experience from 10 years of various leadership roles at Kohler Power Systems, including general manager of Marine & Power Solutions, vice-president of Global Operations and Supply Chain, and vice-president of Operations and Engine Development.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Ceramic Engineering from the University of Missouri, a Master of Science in Materials Engineering from Purdue University, and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

In his new role, Biznek will be responsible for Ballard’s global operations, including environment, health and safety (EH&S), quality, manufacturing strategy and engineering, supply chain, procurement, production planning, facilities, and operational technology.

“I am excited to join the Ballard team as we work together to help our customers achieve their decarbonisation goals,” commented Biznek. “I am looking forward to developing and executing our global operations strategy and manufacturing footprint, with a focus on long-term capacity scaling and production cost reduction.”

With Biznek’s appointment, Jyoti Sidhu previously serving in the joint leadership role of Senior Vice-President, Chief People Officer, and Senior Vice President of Operations, will fully transition to the role of Senior Vice-President, Chief People Officer.

“His [Biznek’s] leadership experience across the business including supply chain, marketing, business development, and global operations will be a huge asset to Ballard’s operations as we prepare for commercial scale manufacturing,” said Randy MacEwen, President and CEO of Ballard.

MacEwen added, “We are excited to have Jyoti leverage her operation insight into her CPO responsibilities and to support an orderly transition of operations to Mark.”

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