As the hydrogen market continues to grow, Haskel is furthering its high-pressure equipment expertise by adding one of the industry’s best-known experts to its team, in new Global Hydrogen Business Development Manager Robert Kelly.

Joining Haskel’s hydrogen team in September 2017, Kelly brings more than 20 years of business development experience to the company, as well as extensive knowledge of the hydrogen market.

Having worked across the UK, US and Asia, managing hydrogen business development for various companies, he is familiar with the different target markets that Haskel serves.

In his new role, Kelly will inform and advise the company, including distributors, about all aspects of the hydrogen value chain and emerging opportunities. Haskel cited his wealth of experience and rich knowledge base as creating ‘an advantage for customers needing hydrogen solutions’.

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“We’re excited to have Robert Kelly join the Haskel team. His expertise in the hydrogen market aligns with our efforts to continue the advancements we have been making with our application-specific equipment,” said Haskel Global Product Manager Stephen Learney.

gasworld understands Kelly’s responsibilities will also include:

  • Developing relationships with companies in the hydrogen value chain as partners or customers
  • Identifying competing technologies and working with the team to maintain product and service competitiveness
  • Supporting Haskel’s objective to be a leading participant in the hydrogen market
  • Researching the value chains for both hydrogen refuelling and power-to-hydrogen applications 

  • Providing critical appraisal of opportunities for the company 


Haskel recently started taking orders for the H-Drive, its new generation hydraulic-driven gas booster, while the last few weeks has seen Haskel announce Aussie Fluid Power (AFP) as the newest distributor to join the Haskel network. This partnership will allow Haskel to serve a broader customer base in Western and Northern Australia, a country that has itself been in the news of late with regards to its hydrogen market potential.

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