Canadian Manufacturing

VANCOUVER — Ballard Power Systems named Mark Biznek, MEng, as Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately.

Biznek has 30 years of experience in operations, manufacturing, business development and manufacturing engineering. During the past 10 years, Biznek served in leadership roles for Kohler Power Systems, including as General Manager of Marine & Power Solutions, as Vice-President of Global Operations & Supply Chain, and as Vice-President of Operations & Engine Development.

He previously held manufacturing and strategy leadership roles at Mercury Marine (marine engines). In his earlier career, Biznek served in various operations and engineering roles at Delphi (lithium batteries) and GE Aviation (aircraft engines). Biznek has experience developing global manufacturing strategies, having had accountability for manufacturing facilities in the United States, France, China, India and Singapore.

“We are excited to welcome Mark to the Ballard team. Mark brings over 30 years of manufacturing and operations experience in the engine industry,” said Randy MacEwen, President and CEO, Ballard. “His leadership experience across the business including supply chain, marketing, business development, and global operations will be a huge asset to Ballard’s operations as we prepare for commercial scale manufacturing.”


Mark will be responsible for Ballard’s global operations, including EH&S, quality, manufacturing strategy and engineering, supply chain, procurement, production planning, facilities, and operational technology.

“I am excited to join the Ballard team as we work together to help our customers achieve their decarbonization goals. I am looking forward to developing and executing our global operations strategy and manufacturing footprint, with a focus on long-term capacity scaling and product cost reduction,” said Biznek.


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