Randall MacEwenRandall MacEwen, President and Chief Executive Officer

Randy MacEwen has served as CEO and a member of the board of directors of Ballard since 2014. He has held executive roles in clean energy companies for 20 years, including in hydrogen, fuel cells and solar. In his earlier career, he was a lawyer specializing in M&A and corporate finance. Mr. MacEwen has represented Ballard as a supporting member of the Hydrogen Council since 2017. He also serves as a member of the board of directors of Brookfield Renewable.

Mr. MacEwen holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hon) degree from York University and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Western Ontario.

Kevin Colbow

Kevin Colbow, Senior 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.

Paul DobsonPaul Dobson, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Paul Dobson joined Ballard as Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer in March 2021.

Mr. Dobson brings over 25 years of global financial, operations and leadership experience, including significant experience in the energy industry.  Mr. Dobson most recently served as CFO and Interim CEO of Hydro One.  He previously held senior financial and operating roles at Direct Energy for 15 years, including as CFO and COO.  Prior to that, Mr. Dobson served for 10 years at CIBC in various finance, strategy and business development roles. 

Mr. Dobson holds an Honours Bachelor’s degree from the University of Waterloo, an MBA from the Ivey Business School, Western University and is a CPA, CMA.  He currently serves on the board of directors of Methanex.

Linda DownsLinda Downs, Senior Vice President & Chief People Officer

Linda Downs joined Ballard as Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer in July 2021. Ms. Downs brings extensive global Human Resources leadership experience with a focus on high-growth global organizations.

In her early HR career, Ms. Downs served in progressive HR roles at technology companies in Ottawa, including at Nortel. She subsequently served in Hong Kong as Director, HR for Johnson Electric Group (a manufacturer of marine engines), and then as a resourcing leader at Standard Chartered Bank. She subsequently moved to Kuala Lumpur where she served as Senior Partner, HR, Asia Pacific at Environmental Resources Management (a private EH&S consulting services company). Ms. Downs then served for eight years as Chief Human Resources Officer at Mundipharma (a private mid-sized health care business) in Singapore and then in Vancouver.

Ms. Downs holds a BA from University of British Columbia and an MBA from Ivey Business School, Western University, and is a Certified Human Resources Professional.

David MucciacciaroDavid Mucciacciaro, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer

David Mucciacciaro was appointed Ballard’s SVP, Chief Commercial Officer in May 2022. Mr. Mucciacciaro’s responsibilities include global business development, sales, marketing, product line management and customer care.

David brings over 25 years of global commercial experience in the automotive industry, primarily serving Tier 1 suppliers. He has considerable expertise in strategic execution of system-based solutions resulting in optimized value propositions for automotive customers. David most recently served as Vice President – Sales, Strategy and Product Line Management of Magna Electronics. 

He began his career as a Mechanical Engineer, transitioning to sales with various positions of progressed levels of responsibility. David earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is a proud father of four children and shares Ballard’s passion of Zero Emission fuel cell vehicles.

Jyoti Sidhu WebSarbjot (Jyoti) Sidhu, Senior 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.

Kathleen Bayless

Kathleen Bayless, Corporate Director

Ms. Kathleen Bayless is a member of the Board and Audit Committee Chair of Veeco Instruments, a publicly traded, leader in process equipment solutions enabling the manufacture of semiconductors, LEDs, displays, power electronics, data storage and other products. Ms. Bayless is also on the Board and Audit Committee of Energous, a leader of next generation semiconductor enabled wireless contact and over-the-air charging solutions.

Previously Ms. Bayless held various executive roles at public technology companies including SVP Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at Synaptics, Incorporated as well as Komag, Incorporated. She started her career at Ernst & Young, a global accounting and consulting firm.

Ms. Bayless holds a B.S. Business Administration, Accounting and Finance from the California State University Fresno and is a CPA in California.

Board committees:
 Audit

Other Board Memberships (current):
Veeco Instruments
Energous

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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

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Hubertus M. Mühlhäuser, Corporate Director

Mr. Hubertus M. Mühlhäuser is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, of Pontem Corporation (NYSE:PNTM), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company with a focus on industrial technology and also Chairman of Kelvion Ltd., a global leader in the heat exchanger industry. Previously Mr. Mühlhäuser held various executive roles including Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director at CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE:CNHI) as well as Welbilt Inc. (NYSE:WBT) and Sr. Vice President and General Manager at AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO). He started his career at Arthur D. Little, a global management consulting company in Switzerland.

Mr. Mühlhäuser holds a Master of Business Administration / Dipl. Kfm. from the European Business School and is fluent in German, English, French and Spanish.

Other Board Memberships (current):
Pontem Corporation, Chairman of the Board
Kelvion Ltd., Chairman of the Board
BlackBruin Oy, Member of the Board

Other Board Memberships (previous):
CNH Industrial NV., Member of the Board
Welbilt Inc., Member of the Board
AGCO Fendt GmbH, Member of the Board
Faster S.p.A., Chairman of the Board
Sampo Rosenlew Oy, Member of the Board
Infrassue Ltd., Member of the Board
TAFE Ltd., Member of the Board

Kevin Jiang

Kevin 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:
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

Randy MacEwen has served as CEO and a member of the board of directors of Ballard since 2014. He has held executive roles in clean energy companies for 20 years, including in hydrogen, fuel cells and solar. In his earlier career, he was a lawyer specializing in M&A and corporate finance. Mr. MacEwen has represented Ballard as a supporting member of the Hydrogen Council since 2017. He also serves as a member of the board of directors of Brookfield Renewable. Mr. MacEwen holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hon) degree from York University and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Western Ontario.

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:
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

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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