H2Scan, a California-based manufacturer of hydrogen sensors and technologies, has appointed Bharat Vats as Chief Growth Officer.

In his new role, Vats will have a key focus on the growth of the new Gen 5 Sensor platform for utilities, equipment providers and transformer original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

“Vat’s global experience in the sensing, energy and utility space gives him the unique understanding needed to help companies adopt this solution,” said Dennis Reid, President, CEO and Founder of H2Scan.

“We’re pleased to have Vats leading the growth of our utility products and helping H2Scan to take this solution to the next level.”

The Gen 5 System is designed for oil-type transformers and can be inserted through any port on the transformer directly into the transformer oil where it takes measurements of hydrogen gas levels.

“The new Gen 5 Sensor delivers a cutting-edge technology that no other company has right now,” said Vats.

“The sensor is going to first benefit the power utility market in a great way, helping to monitor the health of their specific transformer or a fleet of transformers over the cloud or on IoT platform and I’m thrilled to be a part of H2Scan to drive that growth.”

“As we expand the Gen 5 to the oil & gas market and offer a very small, robust, cost effective solution to the OEM market it will help H2Scan offer a product not available today.”

Prior to joining H2Scan, Vats served as Executive Vice-President at LumaSense Technologies, a temperature and gas sensing technology company.