CHBC Elects 2014 Board Members from Air Liquide, Hydrogenics, and Linde

Thursday, February 13, 2014


 Press Release 

CONTACT: Emanuel Wagner

February 13, 2014
CHBC Elects 2014 Board Members

Linde and Air Liquide representatives re-elected to Board, joined by Hydrogenics CEO


Los Angeles, CA - February 13, 2014 - Today, the California Hydrogen Business Council (CHBC) announced the appointment of Daryl Wilson, CEO of Hydrogenics to the Board and election of two members. At its December 11, 2013 Board Meeting in Diamond Bar, CA, Michael Beckman, Vice President at Linde and Bob Oesterreich, Director at Air Liquide were re-elected to the Board.


"Hydrogenics has determined that California is a key market, and the CHBC is an important organization that helps us build the right business environment for our products," said Daryl Wilson. "Our Power-to-Gas solution for storing excess renewable energy has led us to join the CHBC and support their California Summit in Sacramento in October, and now prompted me to become involved in its leadership."


"Linde and Air Liquide, as major industrial gas companies, are leaders in the expansion of hydrogen fueling in California", said Mark Abramowitz, President of the CHBC. "Bob and Mike will help the CHBC to navigate the road California is embarking upon toward zero emission transportation and emissions reduction from stationary sources."


As Director of Hydrogen Energy at Air Liquide, Bob Oesterreich brings more than 15 years of industrial gas experience to the Board. Michael Beckman offers to the CHBC his leadership experience as Vice President and head of hydrogen fueling & industrial applications at Linde LLC, and as an Executive Officer during Operation Desert Storm.


"The breadth and depth of our Board is greater than ever and will help the CHBC create increased market impact in transportation, energy storage, telecom and goods movement," concluded Jeff Serfass, CHBC Managing Director.


A complete listing of the CHBC's Board of Directors is available at For organizations and individuals interested in the CHBC and its activities, visit   




About the California Hydrogen Business Council

The California Hydrogen Business Council is comprised of organizations and individuals involved in the business of hydrogen. Its mission is to advance the commercialization of hydrogen in transportation and stationary sources to reduce emissions and dependence on foreign oil. More information at


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