Element 2 has appointed an expert in hydrogen refuelling as its new head of engineering and asset management as it seeks to develop a network of hydrogen refuelling stations (HRS) across the UK and Ireland.
Andy Slater joins from Bosch Rexroth where he was a project manager, and has previously held senior project roles at BOC Gases, where he was involved with the development and management of installations for both fuel cell and large internal combustion engine vehicles.
Prior to this, he held various roles at ITM Power and has experience delivering projects seeking to develop and commercialise the use of hydrogen for various applications.
In his role at Element 2, Andy will lead the firm’s engineering strategy alongside managing the safe and timely deployment and operation of its portfolio of refuelling stations. He will report to James Harris, Element 2’s chief operating officer.
James Harris, chief operating officer, Element 2, said: “Andy’s exceptional engineering background is a great fit for Element 2 as we rapidly scale our refuelling operations. I’m looking forward to working together to further develop the class-leading quality, asset performance and safety cultures that make our brand so strong.”
Slater commented: “I’m absolutely delighted to be joining Element 2. Its mission – to make diesel history, with the use of hydrogen – chimes perfectly with my experience in the clean fuels and renewable energy industries. I’ve been an advocate of hydrogen for many years now, and can’t wait to build the UK’s leading HRS network with this outstanding team.”