Randall MacEwenRandall MacEwen, President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. MacEwen has been the President & CEO and a member of the board of directors of Ballard since October 2014. He has held executive roles in clean energy companies for over 15 years, including in fuel cells and solar.

From 2009 to 2014, Mr. MacEwen was Founder and Managing Director of NextCleanTech LLC, a cleantech consulting firm. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. MacEwen served as President & CEO of Solar Integrated Technologies, Inc., a commercial rooftop solar company. From 2001 to 2005, he served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Development of Stuart Energy Systems Corporation, a leading supplier hydrogen generation systems.

Mr. MacEwen began his career as a corporate associate at Torys LLP, a leading business law firm, where he specialized in M&A and corporate finance from 1995 to 2001. Mr. MacEwen holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hon) degree from York University and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Western Ontario.

Robert CampbellRob Campbell, Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer

Rob Campbell was appointed Chief Commercial Officer at Ballard Power Systems in May 2017. Mr. Campbell’s responsibilities include global business development, sales, marketing, product line management and after-sales service activities in the Company’s key Power Products markets of Heavy Duty Motive, Material Handling and Back-up Power.
 
Rob has considerable experience in global business development for technology based products in China, Japan, India, Europe and the United States. He has deep knowledge of high-growth markets and engineering-based capital equipment sales to sophisticated customers.

Mr Campbell was most recently President and CEO of SoloPower Systems Inc., Prior to SoloPower his career included: SVP of Business Development at Energy Conversion Devices and Solar Integrated Technologies in the US., EVP of Sales and Marketing at Hydrogenics in Ontario, Canada and senior leadership roles at several construction and power generation companies in Ontario, Canada.

Mr. Campbell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering at Queen’s University and an MBA in Finance and Marketing at York University’s Schulich School of Business. He is a licensed Professional Engineer with the Professional Engineers Association of Ontario.

Kevin ColbowKevin Colbow, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

Kevin Colbow was appointed Chief Technology Officer in March 2019. Dr. Colbow’s responsibilities include Research, Product Engineering and Program Management. He also provides leadership of the Company’s Technology Solutions business segment, including Engineering Services and Intellectual Property licensing.

Dr. Colbow joined Ballard in 1994 and his areas of responsibilities have included research and development, product development, technology portfolio management and product management. He was Director of Research and Development until March 2010, when he was appointed Director of Product Management & Solutions Engineering with responsibility for fuel cell stack products. Dr. Colbow joined the Ballard Executive Team in February 2014 and served as Vice President, Technology Solutions. Most recently, from February 2016 to March 2019, he served as Vice President, Technology and Product Development.

Following receipt of a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Physics from Simon Fraser University in 1986, Dr. Colbow completed a Master of Science in lithium-ion rechargeable batteries at the University of British Columbia and, in 1992, completed a Ph.D. in photoelectron and soft x-ray spectroscopy on semiconductor surfaces. Dr. Colbow has also completed the Certificate Program for Technology Management at the California Institute of Technology and has 23 patents in the area of PEM fuel cells.

Tony GuglielminTony Guglielmin, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Tony Guglielmin joined Ballard as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in June 2010.

Mr. Guglielmin previously served as SVP Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Canada Line Rapid Transit Inc. (CLCO), a $2 billion rapid transit project connecting the Vancouver International Airport, City of Richmond and downtown Vancouver. Prior to joining CLCO, Mr. Guglielmin held senior management roles in treasury, investor relations, corporate development and strategic planning at Finning International Inc. in Vancouver; was Corporate Treasurer of British Columbia Hydro; and held various management positions with The Bank of Nova Scotia in Toronto.

Mr. Guglielmin holds a BA in Economics and Political Science and an MBA from McGill University. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and belongs to a number of professional organizations including the Financial Executives Institute. He serves on the Board of Information Services Corporation (where he also serves as Chair of the Audit Committee), as well as a number of private companies.

Jan_LaishleyJan Laishley, Vice President, Human Resources

Jan Laishley was appointed Vice President, Human Resources in March 2019. Ms. Laishley’s responsibilities include Executive leadership of the Global Human Resources function (including: Organizational Design and Effectiveness, Leadership and Talent Development, Employee Engagement, Talent Retention and Acquisition and Compensation and Benefits).

Ms. Laishley joined Ballard in 2003 and key focus areas during her tenure have included talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, leadership development, employee engagement, immigration and expatriate management. Ms. Laishley served as an HR Manager from 2010 to 2017 and joined the Ballard Executive Team as the Director of Human Resources in 2017.

Ms. Laishley began her HR career at a global software company during a time of high growth and rapid expansion. She earned a  Master of Arts in Organizational Development and Leadership and a Certificate in Evidence Based Coaching at Fielding Graduate University in 2015. She also completed a Certificate in Human Resources Management from British Columbia Institute of Technology, followed by a Bachelor of General Studies at Simon Fraser University in 2010. Ms. Laishley serves as the Chair of the Board of the HR Tech Group, an association representing HR professionals from more than 150 diverse technology companies.

Jyoti Sidhu WebSarbjot (Jyoti) Sidhu, Vice President, Operations

Sarbjot (Jyoti) Sidhu was appointed Vice President, Operations in December 2018. Ms. Sidhu has global leadership responsibility for Operations, including EH&S, Quality, Supply Chain, Production, Maintenance and Facilities.

Ms. Sidhu joined Ballard in 2000.  Most recently she served as Director, Quality since 2014. She previously held positions in Production Management, EH&S and Production Planning. Ms. Sidhu has led significant projects during her tenure at Ballard, including company-wide training on lean Six Sigma, leadership of Ballard’s continuous improvement program and an ERP implementation in the areas of Procure to Pay, Supply Chain and Manufacturing. In addition, Ms. Sidhu serves on Oracle’s Supply chain advisory board.

Ms. Sidhu earned a Master of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University in 2013 as well as a certificate in Operations Management from British Columbia Institute of Technology in 2008.


Board of Directors

Ballard's board represents a broad range of industry expertise and offers wealth of
experience in managing high growth companies in new markets. Members of Ballard's Board of Directors serve on various committees consistent with our Corporate Governance practices.

Read more about these activities here.


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Jim Roche, Chair

Ontario, Canada

Mr. Roche’s principal occupation is President and Chief Executive Officer of Stratford Managers Corporation, a company he founded in Dec 2006. Previously, Mr. Roche co-founded Tundra Semiconductor Corporation in Dec 1995 and was President and Chief Executive Officer through Sep 2006. From May 1985 to Dec 1995 Mr. Roche was a founding member and executive of Newbridge Networks Corporation.

Board committees:
 Audit
People, Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee

Other Board Memberships (previous):
Aztech Innovations Inc.
Tundra Semiconductor Corporation
Wi-LAN Inc.

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Doug Hayhurst, Corporate Director

British Columbia, Canada

Mr. Hayhurst’s principal occupation is corporate director. Previously, Mr. Hayhurst was an executive with IBM Canada Business Consulting Services and a Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers Management Consultants. Prior to that, Mr. Hayhurst held various senior executive management roles with Price Waterhouse including National Deputy Managing Partner and Managing Partner for British Columbia.

Board Committees:
Audit
People, Corporate Governance & Compensation Committee

Other Board Memberships (current):
Accend Capital Corporation
Canexus Corporation

Other Board Memberships (previous):
 Catalyst Paper Corporation
Northgate Minerals Corporation

Kevin JiangKevin Jiang, Corporate Director

Mr. Jiang Kui (also known as Mr. Kevin Jiang) is currently a non-Executive Director of Weichai, President of Shandong Heavy Industry Co., Ltd., a supervisor of KION Group AG, a Director of U.S.-based PSI Inc., and a Director of Ferretti International Holdings S.p.A. Mr. Jiang is a senior engineer and holds an MBA degree from Wright State University.

 

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Duy-Loan Le, Corporate Director

Texas, USA

Ms. Le is the President of DLE Management Consulting LLC. In 2015, she retired from her Senior Fellow position at Texas Instruments, a $13 billion leader in the semi-conductor industry, after 33 years of service.

Board Committees:
Audit
People, Corporate Governance & Compensation Committee

Other Board Memberships (current):
National Instruments Inc. (Chair of Comp Committee)
eSilicon Corp. (Chair of Comp Committee)
Medigram Inc.
Mona Foundation (non-profit)
Sunflower Mission (non-profit)
University of Texas, Cockrell College of Engineering Advisory Board
University of Houston, Bauer College of Business Executive Board

Other Board Memberships (previous):
National Science Honor Society
Asian Pacific Islander Scholarship Fund (APIASF)

Randall MacEwenRandall MacEwen, President & Chief Executive Officer

British Columbia, Canada

Randall MacEwen was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in October 2014. Mr. MacEwen was Founder and Managing Director of NextCleanTech LLC, a cleantech consulting firm. He provided strategic planning, interim/consultant CEO, corporate finance advisory and M&A advisory services to clean technology companies. Mr. MacEwen previously served as President & CEO of Solar Integrated Technologies, Inc., a commercial rooftop solar company, and was Executive Vice President, Corporate Development of Stuart Energy Systems Corporation, a supplier of hydrogen generation systems. Mr. MacEwen began his career as an associate at Torys LLP, a leading business law firm, specializing in corporate finance and M&A.

Neese, Marty - 2015Marty Neese, Corporate Director

California, USA

Mr. Neese’s principal occupation is corporate director. Previously, Mr. Neese was the Chief Operating Officer of Velodyne LiDAR, the recognized global leader in Light, Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology. Prior to joining Velodyne in 2017, Mr. Neese was Chief Operating Officer of SunPower, a $2.5 billion vertically integrated solar energy company.   Before joining Sunpower in 2008, Mr. Neese served as EVP of Worldwide Operations at Flextronics International, EVP of Operations at Selectron Corporation, VP of Worldwide Program Management and Sales Operations at Sanmina-SCI Corporation and Director of Business Development at Jabil Circuit Company. Mr. Neese also served in the U.S. military for five years, reaching the rank of Captain.

Board committees:
 Audit
People, Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee

Sherman SunSherman Sun, Corporate Director

Mr. Sun Shaojun (also known as Mr. Sherman Sun) is currently Executive Director and Executive President of Weichai, a Director of Weichai Group Holdings Limited and Weichai Heavy Duty Machinery Co., Ltd. as well as Chairman of U.S.-based PSI Inc. Mr. Sun is a researcher in applied engineering technology and holds a Doctorate degree in Engineering from Tianjin University.

Board Committees:
People, Corporate Governance & Compensation Committee

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Ian Sutcliffe, Corporate Director

Ontario, Canada

Mr. Sutcliffe’s principal occupation is corporate director. Mr. Sutcliffe has been a partner with Sutcliffe & Associates Management Consultants since June 1985. He has also held multiple board and senior governance roles over the past 25 years in organizations such as Mediconsult.com, IBM Canada, BluePoint Data, BCS Global, BDO Dunwoody & Coopers & Lybrand. Mr. Sutcliffe is an active senior advisor to several private companies and board director with two non-profit organizations.

Board Committees:
Audit
People, Corporate Governance & Compensation Committee

Other Board Memberships (previous):
BluePoint Data

Woodruff Janet smallerJanet Woodruff, Corporate Director

West Vancouver, Canada

Formerly a Consultant with roles including acting Chief Executive Officer and interim Chief Financial Officer of Transportation Investment Corporation. Previously, Janet held senior executive positions at B.C. Hydro, B.C. Transmission Corporation, Vancouver Coastal Health and Westcoast Energy.

Board Committees:
Audit
People, Corporate Governance & Compensation Committee

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