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Hydrogenics Corp (HYG.TO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Douglas Alexander

2009 Independent Chairman of the Board

Daryl Wilson

57 2006 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Robert Motz

2012 Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary

Joseph Cargnelli

2005 Chief Technology Officer, Director

Wido Westbroek

2011 Vice President - Sales and Marketing

Filip Smeets

2011 General Manager - OnSite Generation

Sara Elford

2016 Director

David Ferguson

65 2014 Director

Donald Lowry

65 2013 Director

Michael Cardiff

2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Douglas Alexander

Mr. Douglas S. Alexander is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Hydrogenics Corporation. Mr. Alexander is a Director and member of the Audit Committee of Critical Outcome Technologies Inc. and Equitable Life Insurance Company and has served as the Chief Financial Officer of various Canadian public companies for 15 years. Mr. Alexander was formerly lead director and chair of the Audit Committee of Saxon Financial Inc. Mr. Alexander served as a director of Stuart Energy from 2003 to January 2005 and served as a director on Biorem Technologies Inc. from .2010 to 2012. From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Alexander was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Trojan Technologies Inc., an international environmental high technology company. Mr. Alexander’s financial expertise and corporate experience including responsibility for the Human Resource function while at Trojan Technologies Inc., in addition to his extensive knowledge of the business, assist him in assessing appropriate executive compensation based on the Company’s performance. Mr. Alexander is a Chartered Accountant and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland and Ontario. He is also a Chartered Director, having graduated from the Director’s College, a joint venture between McMaster University and the Conference Board of Canada. Mr. Alexander resides in Ontario, Canada.

Daryl Wilson

Mr. Daryl C. F. Wilson is the President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Hydrogenics Corporation. Prior to joining Hydrogenics, Mr. Wilson held senior leadership positions at Royal Group Technologies Inc., ZENON Environmental Inc., TOYOTA and DOFASCO Inc. Mr. Wilson is a Director of ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. In 1990, Mr. Wilson earned an MBA from McMaster University in Operations Management/Management Science. Mr. Wilson is a Professional engineer and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto. Mr. Wilson is a Chartered Director (C.Dir), having graduated in 2009 from Director’s College. Mr. Wilson resides in Ontario, Canada.

Robert Motz

Mr. Robert Motz is a Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary of Hydrogenics Corporation. Mr. Motz was previously Chief Financial Officer and then Chief Executive Officer of Aeroquest International Limited from 2008-2012 (at the time a Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) listed company). Prior to his role at Aeroquest, Mr. Motz served in a senior financial leadership role at Agility Logistics, Co., AMJ Campbell Inc. and Motorola Canada Limited. Mr. Motz is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Professional Accountant having received his designation in 1987.

Joseph Cargnelli

Mr. Joseph Cargnelli is the Chief Technology Officer, Director of Hydrogenics Corporation. Joseph Cargnelli is one of our founders and served as a director from January 1996 to January 2005, when he resigned in connection with the closing of the Stuart Energy acquisition. Mr. Cargnelli was re-elected at the meeting of shareholders on May 17, 2005. Mr. Cargnelli served as our Treasurer from January 1996 until July 2000. Mr. Cargnelli was appointed as our Vice President, Technology in July 2000. His title was changed to Chief Technology Officer in April 2003. Mr. Cargnelli earned both a Masters of Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto. From April 1992 to April 1993, Mr. Cargnelli served as a Research Engineer with the Laboratory of Advanced Concepts in Energy Conversion Inc., a laboratory engaged in the research, development and demonstration of alkaline fuel cells and hydrogen storage methods. Mr. Cargnelli is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario. Mr. Cargnelli resides in Ontario, Canada.

Wido Westbroek

Mr. Wido Westbroek is a Vice President - Sales and Marketing of Hydrogenics Corporation since July 29, 2011. Mr. Westbroek joined company in 2006 as Vice President, Operations of the Belgium OnSite Generation business and subsequently appointed as Vice President and General Manager for Hydrogenics Europe n.v. in 2007. Mr. Westbroek was appointed to his current position effective August 1st, 2011. His former career, spanning 18 years, was with Powerlasers, a developer and manufacturer of unique laser welding technology and a maker of auto parts for automotive OEMs based in Canada and the U.S. Mr. Westbroek received his Bachelor of Science in Physics at the University of Waterloo in Ontario.

Filip Smeets

Mr. Filip Smeets is a General Manager - OnSite Generation of Hydrogenics Corporation since April 4, 2011. Mr. Smeets was previously a General Manager with Cabot Corporation, a global performance materials company, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts USA. During his 12 years tenure at Cabot Corporation, Mr. Smeets held increasingly responsible positions in marketing and business leadership. Mr. Smeets received his Master's degree in Chemistry from the University of Antwerp, located in Belgium.

Sara Elford

Ms. Sara Elford is Director of the Company. Ms. Elford has worked in the capital markets industry for over twenty years. After a brief period in New York City, she returned to Canada and became a sell-side equity research analyst in 1995 and continued in such capacity – including 17 years at Canaccord Genuity – until July 2015. Over the course of her analyst career, Ms. Elford followed a broad range of industries and business models, with a specific, but not exclusive, focus on emerging companies, technologies and/or sectors. According to Thomson Reuters Starmine, she was named in the top two for stock picking in her sector six times since 2003, and in 2005 she was named the top stock picker in Canada across all sectors and analysts. Ms. Elford has been a CFA Charterholder since 1997 and completed the academic requirements for the directors' education program with the ICD in 2015. She is currently a member of the FTSE Environmental Markets Committee and is also a member of the Board of Directors of Carmanah Technologies and Pure Technologies. She is a graduate of Bishop's University in Quebec.

David Ferguson

Mr. David C. Ferguson is the Director of Hydrogenics Corporation. Between 1999 and 2012, Mr. Ferguson was Executive Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of BMO Capital Markets and was a member of the Board of Directors of BMO Nesbitt Burns between 1999 and 2012. Prior to 1999 Mr. Ferguson had a 25 year career at KPMG including 16 years as an audit partner in the Toronto office serving major clients in the manufacturing, mining, and financial services sectors. Mr. Ferguson is a member of the Board of Directors of GMP Capital Inc. where he serves as Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Governance Committee. As well, he is the former President and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Opera Company, one of Canada’s leading performing arts organizations. Mr. Ferguson is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario, and member of the Institute of Corporate Directors. Mr. Ferguson received Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Toronto, and his Chartered Accountant designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario. Mr. Ferguson resides in Ontario, Canada.

Donald Lowry

Mr. Donald James Lowry is the Director of Hydrogenics Corporation. After 16 years, Don Lowry stepped down from the position of President & CEO of EPCOR Utilities in March of 2013 to focus on corporate board work and to serve on local community boards and associations. Prior to joining EPCOR, Don spent more than 20 years in the telecommunications industry. He was President and Chief Operating Officer of Telus Communications Inc. and Chair of Alta Telecom. Don is currently non-executive Chair of Capital Power and non-executive Chair of Canadian Oil Sands. As well he serves as a director of Stantec, Melcor REIT, and Hydrogenics Corporation. He is Chair of the 2014-2015 Edmonton World Triathlon. In 2013 he established the Don and Norine Lowry, Women of Excellence annual scholarship for Edmonton women pursuing their post-secondary education in Edmonton. In 2010 Don was recognized as Alberta Venture’s Business Person of the Year; and was the Alberta Chamber of Resources’ Resource Person of the year in 2014. Don holds a B.Comm. (Honours) and an MBA from the University of Manitoba. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Advanced Management Program and the Banff School of Management. Mr. Lowry resides in Alberta, Canada. .

Michael Cardiff

Mr. Michael Cardiff is an Independent Director of Hydrogenics Corporation. Mr. Cardiff was most recently Senior Vice President, Office of The CFO at INFOR a $3 Billion software company. Mr. Cardiff was responsible for a Global business unit for financial, risk compliance and analytics software. Prior to INFOR, Mr. Cardiff was National Vice President General Business of SAP Canada. Prior to holding that position, Mr. Cardiff held numerous senior positions in a number of technology companies including large multinationals such as EDS and IBM as well as startup companies such as Fincentric, Convergent Technologies, Tandem, and Stratus Computer. Mr. Cardiff also serves on the Board of Startech.com and has also served as a director of Burntsand Inc., Descartes Systems Group, Husky Injection Molding Systems, Solcorp, Visible Genetics, Spectra Security Software Visible Decisions and the Toronto Film Festival, Roy Thomson Hall. Mr. Cardiff has a strong base of experience in executive compensation and the experience necessary to guide the Human Resource and Corporate Governance Committee on its compensation policies and practices. Mr. Cardiff has received many awards including “A Canadian Export Life Time Achievement Award.” In 1998, Mr. Cardiff was named one of Canada’s “Top 40 Under 40,” recognizing him as one of the nation’s most successful young leaders. Mr. Cardiff is a member of, and holds the ICD.d designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors. Mr. Cardiff resides in Ontario, Canada.

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