Ballard EuropeBallard Power Systems Europe A/S is recognized as one of the leading players in the commercial application of fuel cell solutions. Founded in January 2007, Ballard Power Systems Europe A/S is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ballard Power Systems Inc. Headquartered in Hobro, Denmark, activities are focused on three key business areas:

  • Transit Bus - supporting Ballard-powered zero-emission fuel cell buses in revenue service on European roads. With fleet sizes growing, premium support services will be readily available from experienced support personnel, ensuring safe and reliable operation of these buses with maximum operational uptime.
  • Technology Solutions - enabling our customers to accelerate their fuel cell programs with customized engineering services.
  • Critical Infrastructure - providing reliable fuel cell backup power solutions to support critical infrastructure for the IT and telecommunications industry.
  • European Service Center - Ballard European Service Center is operated from Ballard Europe in Hobro, Denmark. The European Service team is committed to deliver high quality service, commissioning and technical support to our European customers to secure high product availability and customer satisfaction. Contact us at


Jesper Themsen, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Themsen has been President & CEO at Ballard Power Systems Europe A/S since 2011. 

From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Themsen was Chief Technology Officer at Dantherm Power A/S, which has since become Ballard Power Systems Europe A/S, a leading provider of fuel cell systems. Before establishing Dantherm Power A/S, Mr. Themsen served as Manager of Business Development and Manager of Research & Development at Dantherm Air Handling A/S from 2000 to 2007.

Mr. Themsen holds a M.Sc degree in Mechanical Engineering and Thermal engineering from Aalborg University. He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Management from Aalborg University, and has completed an Executive Leadership Development program with the Confederation of Danish Industry.

Danny Straten, Chief Financial Officer
Danny Straten joined Ballard Europe as Chief Financial Officer in January 2015. 

Mr. Straten previously served as CFO of Kompan Inc. before joining Ballard. Prior to Kompan Inc, Mr. Straten served as Operations Director for TeeJet Technologies Denmark ApS for a number of years. Mr. Straten worked 10 years as an auditor for Ernst & Young in both Denmark and New Zealand.

Board of Directors

Tony Guglielmin, Chairman - Ballard Power Systems
Jesper Themsen President & CEO - Ballard Power Systems Europe A/S
Kevin Colbow, Ballard Power Systems 

Ballard Power Systems Europe A/S
Customer Service:
General email:
Majsmarken 1, DK-9500 Hobro
Phone: +45 8843 5500
Fax: +45 9614 3805

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