It comes after the company announced in September (2022) that Dr. Graham Cooley would step aside from the position to assume a senior strategic role within ITM after being in post for 13 years.
Schulz moves to ITM from Linde Engineering where he had been Managing Director since 2020, having worked at the German-based company for 14 years across a variety of functions, including project execution, head of strategy, and Chief Financial Officer.
H2 View understands Schulz has been closely involved in ITM’s strategy relationship with Linde and has already established strong relationships with ITM’s team in Sheffield.
The two companies in 2019 launched the joint venture ITM Linde Electrolysis which set out to combine ITM Power’s modular PEM electrolyser technology with Linde’s engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) expertise to deliver solutions to customers.
“I am delighted to appoint Dennis as our next CEO,” said Sir Roger Bone, Chairman of ITM Power. “We undertook a thorough search process with several high calibre candidates, and we have no doubt that Dennis has the right experience, skills and enthusiasm to take ITM Power to the next phase in its development. He knows the Company and technology well and is ideally qualified to help ITM reach its full potential. He will be warmly welcomed in Sheffield.”
Commenting on his appointment, Schulz, added, “I believe in ITM’s core technology and in the important role green hydrogen will play in the energy transition. I welcome the opportunity to help ITM steer a successful path from the development of first-of-a-kind technology to becoming a highly efficient and reliable technology and manufacturing company. The potential is enormous, and I look forward to leading the company at this crucial stage in its development.”
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