Michael Himmen has joined NPROXX as Managing Director for Sales, with specific responsibility for engineering and production. Michael joins the company directly from NPROXX’s shareholder company, Cummins Inc.
A trained chemist, Michael’s career experience spans a wide range of senior engineering and commercial roles in the automotive industry in America and Europe. He has considerable experience in serving the needs of the heavy-duty and very-heavy-duty vehicles market across the globe.
Michael’s involvement with hydrogen fuel cell systems reaches back to the 1990s when he worked on early projects to develop system integrations of fuel cells with electric, battery and hybrid vehicles. Since then, he has gathered an impressive bank of experience, comprising: a range of systems integrations projects for diesel trucks of all sizes; emissions solutions; and commercial development for both aftermarket sales and OEMs in the heavy vehicle market. He has developed strong relationships within both the European and US motor markets and can boast deep experience of dealing with government and organisational regulators.
Michael joined Cummins Inc in 2015, as a Global Key Account Director, working for Cummins’ Emission Solutions division. Whilst he is now driving the development of hydrogen-powered heavy vehicles, Michael is retaining a role at Cummins. “I still have responsibility as director of fuel cell and hydrogen technology at Cummins” he says. “My role is to develop the connection between NPROXX and Cummins” says Michael. “In my previous roles at Cummins I gained strong experience dealing with government and UN and EU regulators in the after-treatment sector.”
“NPROXX and Cummins are the perfect match” continues Michael. “NPROXX has deep expertise in designing and creating safe, efficient and innovative hydrogen storage systems for both mobile and stationary use. That perfectly complements Cummins’ global reach in the market for powertrains and its family of complementary businesses in areas such as fuel cells, batteries, and other areas.”