REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HyTech Power, a hydrogen energy solutions company, today announced the appointment of Susan Ireland as its head of program management, and Brien Akers as head of operations. Ireland will focus on leading planning and control processes to ensure the company’s commitments to performance exceed stakeholders’ expectations and will also oversee the company’s marketing efforts. Akers will be responsible for operations as well as the integration and commercialization of HyTech Power’s supply chain.
The addition of Ireland and Akers is part of the company’s long-term growth strategy as it prepares for market adoption of its internal combustion assistance (ICA) technology, promising breakthrough diesel emission reductions while significantly increasing fuel efficiency and engine performance. ICA is currently undergoing California Air Resources Board (CARB) verification and is slated for commercial availability late this quarter.
Ireland joins HyTech Power after over 30 years with Boeing Commercial Airplanes, where she most recently held the position of business operations director for the company’s 787 development program. Prior to that, she held various program management and business operations leadership positions in commercial airplane services and airplane programs.
Before joining HyTech Power, Akers served as director of operations for Orion Industries’ Mukilteo facility. Prior to that, he was with Boeing Commercial Airplanes for over 32 years, where he held a number of senior management and executive positions including operations, program management, product development and supplier management.
The company’s third former Boeing executive, HyTech Power’s President Jerry Allyne, stated, “We are honored to welcome Susan and Brien to HyTech. Their expertise and backgrounds position us for continued fast-paced growth and commercialization of our technology, and further refine our business strategies for long-term success.”
About HyTech Power
HyTech Power is a hydrogen energy solutions company located in Redmond, Washington, dedicated to creating clean, efficient and renewable energy solutions for multiple applications including automotive and scalable energy storage. Initially, the company is focused on providing market-ready solutions to the U.S. diesel retrofit and gen-set markets using unique, patented software and hardware technology. For more information, please visit www.hytechpower.com.