Carme steps down at McPhy CEO; Poyer to temporality act in the role

Carme steps down at McPhy CEO; Poyer to temporality act in the role

Laurent Carne has stepped down as McPhy’s CEO.

The hydrogen production and distribution equipment specialist today (July 12) said a selection process for a new CEO has already been initiated.

In the meantime, Luc Poter, Chairman of the Board of Directors, will act temporarily as CEO.

McPhy said the priority of the Chairman and CEO and of the Board of Directors will be to lead an efficient transition in close collaboration with the management team.

Commenting on the change, Poyer, said, “We are entering a new phase in our development and preparing to scale up, with the full support of our Board of Directors and reference shareholders.

“Backed by the commitment of our highly qualified teams, we are preparing for this change in industrial dimension in order to meet customer expectations.

“McPhy can be proud of the progress it has made and all the teams, like me, are fully mobilised to achieve further success in a market of the future, boosted by the European Green Deal and the National Hydrogen Strategy”.

As the company prepares to change scale, McPhy’s Board of Directors is convinced of the need to combine a high level of customer satisfaction and exemplary operational performance to support company growth.

Augmented clean hydrogen solutions – An interview with McPhy

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The hydrogen energy market is booming. International organisations like the Hydrogen Council, the International Energy Agency (IEA), KPMG, and many others now claim that hydrogen is simply unavoidable if we are to succeed in the energy transition.

In 2050, it is projected, around 18% of the worldwide energy consumption will be derived from hydrogen, which will in turn contribute to 20% of the carbon dioxide (CO2) abatement required to achieve a 2°C global warming limit scenario.

This very favourable context of the massive deployment of hydrogen translates into business opportunities for McPhy. The company celebrates 10 years of business this year, having been founded in 2008 to develop, manufacture and commercialise an innovative technology of solid-state hydrogen storage.

Within just five years, the company had grown such that it was already enlarging its product offering to hydrogen generators based on water electrolysis. Two years later, and by 2015 this budding enterprise was also able to offer its customers complete hydrogen refuelling stations for fuel cell cars.

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