Billerica, Mass., September 15, 2021 — Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC, a provider of fuel cell power solutions for motive applications, has announced the appointment of Kedar D. Murthy as chief commercial officer (CCO).
As CCO, Mr. Murthy will oversee the development, sale and distribution of cost-effective fuel cell solutions for commercial and industrial applications for OEM customer and end-user success in the global transition to zero-emission vehicles and equipment. He will also be responsible for providing aftermarket service and support to customers worldwide.
Mr. Murthy has more than two decades of management experience at both large and small companies and in the commercialization of new technologies. He most recently served as chief commercial officer at Boston Materials Inc., where he was responsible for business strategy, building a pipeline for global revenue growth and developing strategic supply chain relationships. Previously, Mr. Murthy was vice president and general manager of Lehigh Technologies Inc., building a startup sustainable specialty materials company acquired by Michelin. He was also executive vice president of the global OEM business at GPX International and held several senior leadership positions at Cabot Corporation and General Electric.
“I’m very excited to be joining Nuvera at a time when the heavy transport industry is beginning an unprecedented transition from reliance on fossil fuels, primarily diesel, to clean hydrogen,” said Mr. Murthy. “Nuvera’s decades of innovation has yielded distinctive fuel cell technologies suited for use in some of the most demanding applications, including goods distribution, passenger transport, shipping ports, mining, and many other sectors. I look forward to building on the company’s decades of experience and formidable expertise to put reliable power products to work for customers around the globe.”
“Nuvera’s commercial operations are in excellent hands with Kedar,” added Lucien Robroek, president and CEO of Nuvera. “He is passionately focused on customer success, and has the breadth of experience to oversee the new market initiatives that will position Nuvera for accelerated growth.”
Mr. Murthy earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, an M.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed the Harvard Business School Cabot Management Program.
ABOUT NUVERA FUEL CELLS, LLC
Nuvera Fuel Cells, LLC is a manufacturer of heavy-duty, zero-emission engines for mobility applications. With teams located in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, Nuvera provides clean, safe, and efficient products designed to meet the rigorous needs of industrial vehicles and other transportation markets.
Nuvera is a subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Group, Inc., which designs, engineers, manufactures, sells, and services a comprehensive line of lift trucks and aftermarket parts marketed globally primarily under the Hyster® and Yale® brand names. Hyster-Yale Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY). Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, employ approximately 7,700 people worldwide.