LOUGHBOROUGH – Intelligent Energy, the fuel cell manufacturing company based in Loughborough, announces today the appointment of Stephen Brown into the newly created role of Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).
Stephen will sit on the company’s Management Team and will have responsibility for the commercial strategy, sales and marketing areas of the business.
For the past two years, under the leadership of Chief Executive David Woolhouse, Intelligent Energy has established a range of standard products for automotive, MHE, construction and UAVs that have been used extensively at small scale. As volumes increase, Stephen will develop relationships with customers that enables them to benefit from Intelligent Energy’s product size and weight advantages. Stephen will also develop a service network to ensure the company’s customers enjoy excellent support in integration and use.
Stephen joins Intelligent Energy from BP where he led a group looking at green and ‘energy transition’ investments as well as scaling new technology businesses. Previously he has held senior commercial and technical roles in automotive and aerospace (focused on electrification) with Romax Technology, energy storage with SustainX and wind turbines with Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Nordic Windpower.
Stephen Brown said: “It is an exciting time to join Intelligent Energy and I am very much looking forward to working with the team here to take the Company forward. Fuel cell power has a key role to play as governments and organisations around the world look to implement and adopt cleaner technologies. Intelligent Energy products are well placed to meet this growing need so I am sure it will be rewarding and busy time for us.”
Stephen has advised and directed at board level numerous early stage green-tech businesses. The foundation of Stephen’s career was at the Rolls Royce Industrial Power Group, designing and manufacturing of high-speed gearboxes and generating / transmission systems.
David Woolhouse, CEO, said: “As a company we are moving to a new phase in our growth plans specifically in the automotive, UAV and materials handling equipment (MHE) sectors. We welcome Stephen to the team and look forward to seeing where he will take this area of the business, which is crucial as we grow our customer base in our key market sectors with volume orders.”
About Intelligent Energy
Intelligent Energy is focused on the development and manufacture of its Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cell products for customers in the automotive, aerospace, generator, telecoms, materials handling and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) sectors. The company is headquartered and manufactures in Loughborough in the UK, with additional offices and representation in the US, Japan, China and South Korea.