RNS Number : 5965J
Ceres Power Holdings plc
06 December 2018


6 December 2018


Ceres Power Holdings Plc

("Ceres Power", "the Company" or "the Group")


Appointment of Dr. Haoran Hu as Non-Executive Director


Ceres Power Holdings plc ("Ceres Power", the "Company" or the "Group") (AIM: CWR.L) announces the appointment of Dr. Haoran Hu as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.

Dr. Hu joins the Board following Ceres Power's strategic partnership with Weichai Power Co.  ("Weichai"), announced in May 2018, when it was agreed that Weichai would have the right to nominate a non-executive director to the Board of Ceres Power, after the exercise of the warrant agreed at that time.

Dr. Hu is the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Weichai Power Co., one of China's largest diesel engine and vehicle powertrain system manufacturers. Prior to joining Weichai, Dr. Hu had been in engineering leadership positions at Eaton Corp, Caterpillar Inc., Detroit Diesel Corporation, and Jacobs Vehicle Systems. He has over 25 years' experience in the research and development of engines and powertrain systems. 

Dr. Hu is a Fellow of SAE International, a Fellow of ASME, and a recipient of the 1999 SAE Arch T. Colwell merit award. He has 32 US patents and is a co-author of a SAE book "Advanced Hybrid Powertrains for Commercial Vehicles". Dr. Hu holds a Doctor of Science (ScD) in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and an MBA degree from the Ohio State University.


Alan Aubrey, Chairman of Ceres Power Holdings plc, said:

"We are delighted to welcome Dr Hu to the Board.  He brings a wealth of experience in the power and technology sectors with an impressive track record of commercialising technology which is invaluable at this stage of the Company's growth."


Additional Information


The following information is being disclosed pursuant to Rule 17 and paragraph (g) of Schedule 2 of the AIM Rules for Companies.


Dr. Haoran Hu, aged 62, is, or has during the last five years been, a director or partner of the following companies and partnerships:


Current directorships/partnerships

Former directorships/partnerships within last five years

SAE International

SAE International (Branch)

Weichai Power Co Ltd

Weichai America Corp.

Huran Systems LLC




There are no further disclosures required to be made in respect of Dr. Haoran Hu's appointment.



For further information, please contact:


Ceres Power Holdings plc

Phil Caldwell, CEO

Richard Preston, CFO


Tel: +44 (0)1403 273 463


Zeus Capital (Nominated Adviser and Broker)

Andrew Jones / Dom King



Tel: +44 (0) 20 3829 5000


Berenberg (Joint Broker)

Ben Wright / Mark Whitmore / Laure Fine



Tel: +44 (0) 203 207 7800



Peter Ogden / Niall Walsh



Tel: +44 (0) 20 7250 1446










About Ceres Power

Ceres Power (http://www.cerespower.com/) is a world leader in low cost, next generation fuel cell technology for use in distributed power products that reduce operating costs, lower CO2, SOx and NOx emissions, increase efficiency and improve energy security. The Ceres Power unique patented SteelCell® technology generates power from widely available fuels at high efficiency and is manufactured using standard processing equipment and conventional materials such as steel, meaning that it can be mass produced at an affordable price for domestic and business use. Ceres Power offers its partners the opportunity to develop power systems and products using its unique technology and know-how, combined with the opportunity to supply the SteelCell® in volume through manufacturing partners.



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