Doosan Fuel Cell has appointed Dr. Sathya Motupally as its chief operating officer (COO), the company’s president and CEO Jeff Hyungrak Chung announced.
Dr. Motupally, a 13-year industry veteran who previously served as Doosan’s vice president of research, will be the company’s first COO.
“We embrace the opportunity to promote individuals within our company,” said Chung. “The COO position was created to help us to achieve our strategic company vision. Sathya’s broad business experience, which includes research and development, manufacturing, operations, service and installation, combined with his proven leadership skills, make him highly qualified for this pivotal new role.”
The growth of Doosan’s leadership team coincides with the company’s expansion in the global fuel cell market, particularly in North America and Asia, the company said. Dr. Motupally worked at DuPont and Gillette prior to beginning his career in the fuel cell industry. In 2002, he joined United Technologies Corp (UTC), whose 50-plus years of fuel cell technology assets were acquired by Doosan in July 2014.
Dr. Motupally holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and a Doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the University of South Carolina.