Intel VP Joins Polyfuel’s Board of Directors

February 01, 2007 by Jeff Shepard

PolyFuel, Inc. a producer of engineered fuel cell membranes for the portable electronic and automotive industries, announced the appointment of Don MacDonald to the company’s board of directors, effective March 1st, 2007.

MacDonald is a highly-experienced technology executive, having worked at Intel Corp. for 19 years. He currently holds the position of Vice President and General Manager for Global Marketing and Branding, and is responsible for an annual budget in excess of $1 billion. Previously, MacDonald held a number of other senior level marketing positions at Intel including Marketing Director - Mobile and Handheld Products, and Marketing Director - Intel Japan.

Jim Balcom, President and CEO of PolyFuel, commented, "Don makes an excellent addition to PolyFuel’s board, particularly with his proven expertise in introducing, branding, and marketing leading edge technologies on a global scale. With the commercial rollout of portable fuel cells imminent, coupled with Don’s significant understanding of the mobile and handheld markets, the timing is perfect."

MacDonald commented on his posting and on the opportunity, "The management of PolyFuel has made rapid progress in establishing the company as a key technology leader and I have been impressed by what they have achieved. I look forward to working with the company as the fuel cell market – particularly in service to increasingly power-hungry portable devices – transitions from a developmental phase to full commercial realization on a global scale."