Hydrogenics Appoints GM Reps to BOD

November 15, 2001 by Jeff Shepard

Hydrogenics Corp. (Mississauga, ON) announced it has appointed two General Motors Corp. (Detroit, MI) executives to Hydrogenics' board of directors.

Frank Colvin, vice president for engineering, General Motors Europe, will serve as a director on the board. Colvin is responsible for coordinating engineering activities for Opel in Germany, Saab in Sweden and the Vauxhall Light Commercial Vehicle Center in the UK.

Dave Wetter, a GM expert on fuel cell stack development, will join the board as a non-voting observer. Wetter was appointed Staff Engineer at GM's Fuel Cell Development Center in 2001, and has been instrumental in defining and advancing the GM-Hydrogenics relationship over the last two to three years.

"We are very pleased that GM has selected these two gentlemen to participate on our board, particularly in view of their collective breadth of manufacturing experience," said Pierre Rivard, president and CEO of Hydrogenics. "Manufacturing is the next step on Hydrogenics' path to fuel cell commercialization. The practical insight and direction of these two gentlemen will allow us to approach the next phase in our company's growth with increased confidence."