Christian Mohrdieck of Daimler joins Pajarito Powder Board

Prof. Dr. Christian Mohrdieck

October 7, 2020

Pajarito Powder is proud to announce that Prof. Dr. Christian Mohrdieck has joined the Board of Managers. Prof. Dr. Mohrdieck has been CEO of Mercedes-Benz Fuel Cell GmbH since 2015. In 2020 he assumed the additional role and responsibility of Managing Director at Daimler Truck Fuel Cell GmbH & Co. KG.

Prof. Dr. Mohrdieck’s career spans three decades of electrochemistry and materials development. After studying physics in Germany and France, Prof. Mohrdieck joined Daimler-Benz Research in 1989. In 1995 he was appointed Executive Assistant to the Board Member for Research and Technology in Stuttgart.

In 1999 he became a Senior Manager Fuel Cell Systems with Daimler-Chrysler Corporation in the United States and was subsequently appointed Director of Alternative Energy and Drive Systems in 2003. In 2005 Prof. Mohrdieck assumed responsibility for Fuel Cell Drive System Development, and was additionally responsible for Lithium-Ion battery development at Daimler AG from 2006 to 2012. Two years later, he became Director of Fuel Cell & Battery Drive Development. He became Director of Fuel Cell at the Daimler Group in 2012.

In 2013 the University of Ulm appointed Dr. Mohrdieck Honorary Professor. He currently teaches at the University of Ulm and the Technical University of Vienna.

Pajarito Powder CEO & Chairman, Thomas J. Stephenson stated, “We are elated to have Prof. Dr. Mohrdieck join the Board. He brings not only extensive materials science knowledge of fuel cells, but also exceptional understanding of the industry and how Pajarito Powder can best position itself for the rapidly evolving landscape, internationally.” Christian Mohrdieck stated, “I am delighted to join such an innovative business as Pajarito Powder and I am looking forward to working with them to grow the opportunity of the hydrogen economy.”

Pajarito Powder, LLC is a domestic venture-backed startup, funded by the Verge Fund, Omphalos Venture Partners and other investors, focused on developing next-generation catalysts and catalyst supports for the fuel cell and electrolyzer industries. Working with automotive OEMs, fuel cell component companies and major electrolyzer manufacturers, Pajarito Powder is an established leader in advanced catalyst and catalyst support development in rapidly accelerating clean/green hydrogen energy industries.

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