Faurecia and Michelin-owned Symbio , has appointed Philippe Rosier as CEO.
Symbio – equally owned by Faurecia and Michelin – designs, manufactures and markets hydrogen systems for light and commercial vehicles, buses and trucks as well as for various formats of electric vehicles.
The positions of CEO and COO are grouped in the responsibility of Rosier. He succeeds Fabio Ferrari, founder of the company, who is joining Michelin to accelerate the development of the Group’s hydrogen activities.
Rosier, has more than 30 years of experience in the chemicals and energy sectors. From 2002 to 2015, he managed two pioneer companies in energy transition; Solvay Energy and Orbeo – a joint venture formed by Rhodia and Société Générale in the carbon markets.
“I am very happy to join the Symbio teams and to put all my experience at the service of the ambition of the company, which has become a benchmark player in hydrogen systems,” said Rosier.
“All the talents of the company and its shareholders are mobilised to make it a leader and promote hydrogen as a key technology for zero-emission mobility.”
Symbio has been working for more than ten years on hydrogen technology and its integration into vehicles: those it has equipped travelled more than 3m kilometres in 2020.
It also aims to produce 200,000 StackPack; its systems pre-validated and pre-integrated hydrogen per year in 2030, intended for manufacturers around the world.