Hyzon Motors Inc., a supplier of zero-emission, hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles, today announced the appointment of Pat Griffin as president of Vehicle Operations, effective Oct. 25.
Griffin recently held the position of chief executive officer at Crane Carrier Co. (CCC), an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) of vocational trucks and specialty vehicles. During Griffin’s tenure, he successfully positioned the company for growth, supporting the sale by Turnspire Capital Partners to electric vehicle technology developer Battle Motors, another pioneer in zero-emissions trucking.
Before joining CCC, Griffin held the position of president of Light Duty Truck & EV Solutions at Fontaine Modification, a Berkshire Hathaway company and leading provider of post-production truck modification services. Fontaine Modification and Hyzon have partnered to provide the vehicle assembly services for Hyzon’s U.S. fuel cell electric vehicle production.
Griffin additionally held positions with Berkshire Hathaway companies as president of Marmon-Herrington, an OE drivetrain provider to the vocational heavy truck market, and vice president of sales with Fontaine Modification. Griffin also held executive position with Wabash National Corp., the largest North American producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems.
“Joining Hyzon, a company at the forefront of the clean energy transition, allows me to apply years of functional experience in the heavy-duty vehicle industry to a truly transformative mission,” said Griffin. “I look forward to shaping the strategy and commercialization of this much-needed technology.”
“Pat’s knowledge of the market, the product, and the suppliers, combined with his track record of driving growth and profitability, make him the ideal choice for this position,” said Craig Knight, Hyzon Motors’ CEO. “We believe that the breadth and depth of his experience in vocational as well as electric vehicles will help Hyzon achieve its full potential.”
In addition to his career accomplishments, Griffin holds a Bachelor of Science in Welding Engineering from The Ohio State University, and a Master of Arts in Organizational Management from Tusculum University. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt, and award holder of multiple patents in the transportation industry.