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Corporate Officers

Delivering hydrogen innovations to market requires more than technical know-how. It demands industry professionals with extensive knowledge in business, engineering, manufacturing and marketing of leading-edge technologies. Meet our senior management.

Lucien Robroek

Chief Executive Officer

Prior to joining Nuvera, Lucien worked for as Vice President for Hyster-Yale Group’s global Big Truck business and product programs. In addition to his 12 years with Hyster-Yale, Lucien has held leadership roles within various international companies. He brings broad experience to his role as CEO, from product development and manufacturing through marketing and sales of high-end industrial products and services. Lucien holds MSc and PhD degrees in Aerospace Engineering from Delft University of Technology, and has completed industrial marketing programs.

Jon Taylor


Jon became President of Nuvera Fuel Cells in April 2015. He previously served as Director of Corporate Strategy, Financial Planning and Analysis at Hyster-Yale Group. Jon  serves on the Board of Directors for Hyster-Yale’s joint venture in Japan, Sumitomo-NACCO Material Handling Group. From 1993 to 2008, he served in various accounting, finance and marketing roles at Hyster-Yale in both the Corporate and European Headquarters. Jon earned a BS in Business Finance from the University of Utah and an MBA in International Business from the University of Washington. He also completed international study programs at Cambridge University and the Cranfield Institute of Technology in the U.K. He has represented Hyster-Yale on the Industry Trade Advisory Committee for Automotive Equipment and Capital Goods, and is a former member of the Pacific Northwest International Trade Association.

Scott Blanchet

Chief Development Officer

Scott has responsibility for Nuvera’s technology and product platforms. Scott focuses on establishing long-term product family roadmaps and developing the necessary platform architectures to achieve the Nuvera’s vision for leadership in the hydrogen energy industry. From 1994 to 2004 Scott held various technical and leadership positions at FuelCell Energy in Danbury, Connecticut and General Motors Corporation in Flint, Michigan. Scott’s personal mission is to make an enduring contribution to human society and our environment by delivering exceptional solutions to major energy problems. He’s been awarded 20 U.S. patents related to emissions control and hydrogen technologies. Scott holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Miami.

Warren Brower

Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

Warren serves as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer responsible for all customer-facing activity and support at Nuvera. Over the past 16 years, Warren’s career has focused on the materials handling industry. At Raymond Corporation, Warren held positions with national accounts, product management, and marketing. In 2012, as part of a European joint venture with industrial gas supplier Air Liquide, Warren helped to establish HyPulsion, a company focused on the commercialization, sale, and deployment of fuel cell power systems and hydrogen delivery and dispensing equipment to materials handling customers in Europe. In 2007, as product marketing and sales director with Plug Power, Warren began commercializing emerging fuel cell technology within large, high-volume lift truck application segments.

Wim Van Dam

Chief Operations Officer

Wim leads the product and manufacturing engineering, lab facilities, supply chain and manufacturing teams at Nuvera. Previously, Wim served as plant manager in Greenville NC, at Hyster-Yale Group’s highest volume manufacturing facility worldwide. Prior to that, Wim was plant manager at the Hyster Big Truck Development Center in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. The strong leadership and change management skills Wim demonstrated at both these facilities brings critical, high-volume industrial production experience to Nuvera. Before joining Hyster-Yale in 2008, Wim worked in various senior leadership roles in the automotive and cargo trailer industries, both in UK and the Netherlands. Wim has a degree in Automotive Engineering from HAN University Arnhem, Netherlands.

Darwin Scussel

Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

Darwin oversees finance and administrative services groups, including finance, information technology (IT), human resources, facilities and legal functions. Darwin previously worked as the financial and IT director at Hyster-Yale Brasil Empilhadeiras Ltda, where he played a key role in related management to help move operations to new manufacturing facilities, begin manufacture of new products, open new offices, and implement SAP. Prior to Hyster-Yale, Darwin worked at Whirlpool SA for five years. There, he was responsible as Latin America financial planning senior manager for Whirlpool’s Latin America operations, including strategic target definitions, regional financial consolidation, KPI analysis and local and global senior leadership support. Darwin brings his Hyster-Yale insight, as well as extensive knowledge in accounting, finance, planning, people and processes in support of Nuvera’s continued growth.