As the only truly portable form of clean energy, we know hydrogen has an important role in tomorrow’s power portfolio. We combined creative engineers from industries demanding superior design capabilities with talented green energy experts to rethink delivering the power of hydrogen from the ground up. The result is a growing portfolio of best-in-class solutions for the world’s most demanding industrial applications.
Infintium’s mission is to lead the moving world through sustainable and affordable energy.
Dr. Joe Hwang
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Hwang has more than 28 years of experience and knowledge in the global automotive industry. Prior to joining Infintium, he had spent 24 years with Ford North America and 4+ years with NIO in China.
In the last fifteen years, he has demonstrated his extensive global leadership on ground-up organizations for the NIO Quality/Advanced Technology and the Ford Emerging Market Sourcing/Engineering teams.
During his professional career, he has won many awards from the Global OEMs. He is a certified Black Belt of the Ford Six-Sigma Quality. Also, he has published many technical papers in international journals and has been invited as the keynote speaker for many global technical and investment conferences.
As for his business acumen and leadership, Dr. Hwang has developed plans and strategies, on a world-wide basis, for the adoption/ongoing use of the latest technology/material for electrified vehicles, leveraged Chinese talent/resource for global competitiveness, and worked with the Chinese Government on New Energy policy/regulation setting & implementation plans.
Dr. Hwang holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a M.S./B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from National Chiai Tung University in Taiwan.
Senior Vice President, Engineering & Development
John is the former General Manager and Vice President of Engineering at Proterra. An electronic bus manufacturer located in South Carolina. While at Proterra, John led the team that integrated the first hydrogen fuel cell as an onboard charging system for electronic buses. As General Manager, he directed the supply chain, engineering, certifications, customer service and developing the next generation vehicle which is now in production.
Prior to Proterra, John spent twelve years at Cessna Aircraft in Kansas. He was the Director of Aircraft System Engineering. Where he managed a team of 300+ engineers locally. And 35 engineers internationally. With an annual budget of $50 million. His team was responsible for systems design and certification of all new and existing aircraft both domestically and across the globe.
John holds a BS in Electrical Engineering Technology, and a BS in Business Economics from Southern Illinois University. He is currently serving as a board member on the Executive Committee for the Center for Transportation and the Environment.
Director of Supply Chain Management
Angela brings over 15 years of experience in Supply Chain and Lean Manufacturing with companies of all sizes and in a broad range of industries. She is responsible for the oversight of the company’s supplier management functions, including implementation of global supply chain strategies.
Prior to joining Infintium, Angela held positions of increasing responsibility with General Electric, Snap-on Power Tools and Proterra. Angela has a proven track record of driving bottom line results by applying lean manufacturing principles to many key Supply Chain functions including purchasing, materials management, production planning, and new product development.
Angela holds a BS in Business Management from the University of North Carolina Asheville and an MBA from Western Carolina University.
Director of Engineering
Michael’s past experience as the Lead Electrical Engineer at Proterra, while the company was developing its prototype battery dominant fuel cell hybrid transit bus, puts him in a unique position to develop the next generation fuel cell systems to the industry. He went on to lead the Battery Systems team at Proterra which developed new packs, modules, and electronics to improve the capabilities and reliability of the 40′ Catalyst electric transit bus.
Michael has filed numerous patents on behalf of the companies he has worked for relating to Power systems such as Battery Management and Fast Charging innovations. Most recently, Michael significantly reduced the cost to manufacture battery cells at Tesla Motors’ Gigafactory by redesigning the power electronics and reducing the total cost of ownership of the manufacturing process tooling. His expertise and analysis of the full system is saving over $100 million in future expenses for the factory while improving efficiency and reducing the footprint of the hardware.
Director, Corporate Functions
Tyler brings almost a decade of human resources experience in a wide range of industries. He is responsible for the development of the company’s Human Resources, EH&S, and IT functions. Prior to joining Infintium, Tyler worked as an HR Manager at adidas’ Spartanburg, SC distribution center and Benteler Automotive’s Upstate assembly plant. Tyler began his career by completing Air Products and Chemicals’ HR Career Development Program. Tyler also previously ran his own recruiting firm and is a passionate entrepreneur at heart looking to design and implement people processes.
Tyler holds a BS in Industrial & Labor Relations from Cornell University and an MBA from Clemson University.
Director of Operations
Brian Haniff has over 34 Years of plastic injection molding and assembly experience in Tier 1 and Tier II Automotive. Where he was responsible for all activity on the production floor. To include management of production teams. Brian worked closely with the business to develop and initiate changes to machinery, work cells, production systems, and work methods.
Prior to joining Infintium, Brian worked 12 years with Magna International as an Operations Manager. Where he set up three new production facilities, consisting of assembly lines for the manufacturing processes of injecting molding, stamping presses and doors, mirror and truck exterior. Brian was also vital in defining process standards and implementing production systems to guide over 180 employees.
Director of Quality
Ivan brings 16 year of experience in Quality Management systems. He has worked with multiple large organizations. Ensuring supplier and production quality standards and goals are met. Ivan brings a wealth of experience from the automotive industries. Where he guided the business quality process by focusing improvements in QA, control and prevention using Six Sigma Quality tools for Lean Manufacturing processes.
Ivan has successfully led the certification process of 2 automotive companies. Ivan accomplished this by implementing and leading a strong improvement plan across the plant. Ivan most recently lead the recertification of Magna Mirrors to obtain the IATF 16949-2016 certification.
Prior to Magna, Ivan worked in Supplier Quality Management with Mercedes Benz USA Inc. (MBUSI) His Quality systems expertise helped suppliers to achieved successful launches and volume demands. One of his achievements at MBUSI was to lead a six sigma project with supplier “Decostar” detecting and improving processes to achieve a reduction of 85% bumper rejects.
Ivan holds a BS in Industrial Engineering. He holds professional Certificates in Six Sigma Green Belt, VDA auditor, and IATF Internal Auditor.
Managing Director, Asia
Hu Quan is a seasoned marketing and sales expert with a track record in multiple industries. Prior to Infinitum, Quan was the Chief Operating Officer of Chetuan.com, a leading automotive e-commerce platform based in Shanghai, China. Within 1.5 years of joining the company, he grew annual revenue from $30 million to $1 billion by introducing new business models and leveraging partnership with key industry players.
Hu Quan holds an MBA from Emory University Goizueta Business School, MBA English from University of International Business and Economics, and a BS degree from Nanchang Institute of Aeronautical Technology.