HyTech Power, a hydrogen (H2) energy solutions company, has appointed Susan Ireland as its head of programme management, and Brien Akers as head of operations.

Ireland will focus on leading planning and control processes to ensure the company’s commitments to performance exceed stakeholders’ expectations and will also oversee the company’s marketing efforts. Akers will be responsible for operations as well as the integration and commercialisation HyTech Power’s supply chain.

The addition of Ireland and Akers is part of the company’s long-term growth strategy as it prepares for market adoption of its internal combustion assistance (ICA) technology, promising breakthrough diesel emission reductions while significantly increasing fuel efficiency and engine performance. ICA is currently undergoing California Air Resources Board (CARB) verification and is slated for commercial availability late this quarter.

Ireland joins HyTech Power after over 30 years with Boeing Commercial Airplanes, where she most recently held the position of business operations director for the company’s 787 development programme. Prior to that, she held various programme management and business operations leadership positions in commercial airplane services and airplane programmes.

Before joining HyTech Power, Akers served as director of operations for Orion Industries’ Mukilteo facility. Prior to that, he was with Boeing Commercial Airplanes for over 32 years, where he held a number of senior management and executive positions including operations, programme management, product development and supplier management.

The company’s third former Boeing executive, HyTech Power’s President Jerry Allyne, stated, “We are honoured to welcome Susan and Brien to HyTech. Their expertise and backgrounds position us for continued fast-paced growth and commercialisation of our technology, and further refine our business strategies for long-term success.”

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