Experienced mining and energy executive Merrill Gray has joined Hexagon Energy Materials (ASX: HXG) as its new Managing Director, as the company moves to expand its clean energy offerings.
The company describes Ms. Gray’s experience as ‘ideally matched’ to its current business operations, including the McIntosh Graphite-Nickel-PGE Project, the Halls Creek Gold Project, and progressing the Pedirka Hydrogen Project through feasibility, approvals and into development.
“As a past early mover in Hydrogen, and various derivative products, it is apparent that significant shifts have taken place over the past 5 years”
Speaking on her appointment, Ms. Gray said: “I have worked with project developers and owners, investors, mid-tier listed companies, start-ups as well as top 100 ASX listed companies in Hydrogen and I am excited to bring my practical project development skills to Hexagon. As a past early mover in Hydrogen, and various derivative products, it is apparent that significant shifts have taken place over the past 5 years. I understand the important role that Pedirka could play and how much value could be created here.”
Ms. Gray was most recently Executive Director of VSPC Ltd, an advanced battery materials business wholly owned by Lithium Australia NL (ASX:LIT), where she was responsible for commercial-scale global expansion.
Prior to this, Ms. Gray spent 15 years involved in a range of innovative energy technologies, hydrogen, renewables and bioenergy companies, and founded an ASX-listed syngas company in 2006. During her five years as CEO and Managing Director of that company, Ms. Gray raised capital and developed a portfolio of hydrogen projects, before leading a spin-off company BioSyngas Limited as CEO and Managing Director for four years.
Hexagon adds that Ms. Gray’s combined engineering, science and business leadership experience, along with strong hydrogen industry technical knowledge brings significant value to its team.
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