Remi Nentwig will take up the role, leveraging on previous roles at companies such as INEOS, Aston Matin, and electric vehicle start-up, Canoo, where in recent years he has defined strategies and led multiple technical teams.

At First Hydrogen, he will be responsible for leading the manufacturing strategy, technology, and partner selection for the production of the company’s first hydrogen powered fleet vehicles, which are set to be put into trials later in 2022.

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During his stint at Aston Martin, Nentwig was part of the team preparing a manufacturing site for the brand’s first SUV, the DBX. At INEOS, he supported the firm’s manufacturing strategy and French plant acquisition, laying the groundwork for the INEOS 4×4 Grenadier vehicle.

Commenting on Nentwig’s appointment, Steve Gill, CEO of First Hydrogen Automotive, said, “Remi will help us to develop manufacturing strategies for our first fleet vehicles, helping us to bring zero emissions, hydrogen-powered commercial vehicles to market.

“Undoubtedly his experience and perspective will help us to optimise production and we are thrilled to welcome Remi as we approach such a critical company milestone – the delivery of our demonstrator vehicles. Remi’s appointment will help us to grow the business further and accelerate towards a zero emissions future.”

Remi Nentwig, added, “During my career I have worked and learned from some amazing people, I’m looking forward to drawing on my experience and supporting the First Hydrogen team to pursue their bold vision.

“It is exciting to join at such an early stage in the company’s start-up journey and have a real opportunity to shape its future. This unique position enables me to contribute directly to the carbon footprint reduction, which is much needed for our planet, and provide an alternative source of fuel.”


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