Intelligent Energy appoints Joe O’Sullivan as Chief Operating Officer
Published on Friday 28th October, 2011
Loughborough, UK, 28th October, 2011 – Intelligent Energy, the global clean power systems company, has today announced the appointment of Joe O’Sullivan to the role of Chief Operating Officer. O’Sullivan most recently served as VP Operations, Sales and Marketing of Microvision, a leading provider of display and imaging products for mobile applications. Prior to this, he spent 15 years at Apple Computer Inc., serving in various leadership functions, which included, while Vice President of Operations, directing the product management and introduction of the iMac computer.
O’Sullivan brings over three decades of management experience in the high technology industry, primarily in the fields of reengineering, architecting and implementing global supply chain, sales and marketing activities. At Apple, he oversaw development of some of the first innovative supplier hubs in the high technology industry and established and optimised global supply chain operations, efficiency initiatives and procurement strategies.
“I am delighted to be joining Intelligent Energy – a rapidly developing global leader in clean power systems,” said O’Sullivan. “I have been tracking the success of Intelligent Energy for some time and I look forward to the exciting opportunities ahead as the company continues to scale-up its operations and commercialise its technologies.”
Joe O’Sullivan, newly appointed COO at Intelligent Energy
O’Sullivan has also served as COO for InFocus, a global leader in the development of DLP and LCD projectors, where he led Operations, Customer Service, Research & Development and Marketing to build a world class operations function from a base in Singapore, and served as an operations and business development consultant with Banta Global Turnkey Ltd.
“We are all energized by Joe’s arrival at Intelligent Energy. He has a wealth of experience and robust track record delivering innovative products to mass markets using best in class low working capital operations,” explained Dr Henri Winand, CEO, Intelligent Energy. “Joe’s arrival is very timely: his operational leadership experience at global organisations such as Apple will be focused on the execution of our accelerated growth and commercialisation plans.”
About Intelligent Energy
Intelligent Energy is a global clean power systems company, with a range of leading hydrogen fuel cell technologies. The company partners with leading global companies in the transportation, aerospace, distributed generation, backup and portable power markets. Current partners and customers include Scottish & Southern Energy plc and The Suzuki Motor Corporation, with whom Intelligent Energy built the Burgman Fuel Cell Scooter, the first fuel cell vehicle to achieve European Whole Vehicle Type Approval. The Company’s successes include the world’s first purpose built fuel cell motorbike and supplying the fuel cell to Boeing which powered the world’s first manned fuel cell aircraft.