Fincantieri is identical to the fuel
cells used in other machinery including forklifts and transport refrigeration units, he said.
“It is the same technology with
some specific customization for use
in a marine environment, considering the typical marine environment,”
Sibilia said. “We are optimizing the
operating condition, for example
without using humidifiers and considering a certain cooling temperature
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Fincantieri is one of the largest shipbuilders in the world. The Trieste, Italy-based
company operates 21 shipyards on three continents.
which is adequate for using without
using a humidifier.”
Supplying the hydrogen to the fuel
cells once they are inside a vessel
is one challenge that would need to
be addressed before installation, but
Sibilia said that issue wasn’t part of
Nuvera does offer a hydrogen gen-
erator and refueling system called
PowerTap, which contains a steam
methane reformer that converts nat-
ural gas and water into hydrogen,
then compresses and stores the gas
at 5000 psi until it is dispensed. The
system’s modular design enables the
hydrogen supply can be scaled up or
down as needed and can be config-
ured to store between 26 and 282 lb.
of hydrogen. dp
Dixie Chopper Names New GM
Following its acquisition in February by
Jacobsen, a Textron Co., the turf equipment manufacturer Dixie Chopper has
appointed a new general manager and
added four employees to its sales and
Chris Vernon, previously vice president of strategy and product management
for Jacobsen, is now vice president and
general manager of Dixie Chopper. Since
2001, Vernon’s experience includes sales,
marketing and product management for
Greenlee’s telecommunication product lines;
general management for Rothenberger, a
pipe tool manufacturer, and Greenlee joint
venture partner; and, most recently, his role
David Hunt was hired as a product sales
demonstrator and will support customers in
North Carolina and South Carolina, based out
of Charlotte, N.C. Jason Sentell has been
named as a territory sales manager and is
responsible for supporting dealers and customers in western North and South Carolina.
Dena Jenkins has been named marketing
and events coordinator at Dixie Chopper
headquarters and will be specializing in
trade shows, event planning and marketing
strategy. Sierra Kennedy has been appoint-
ed the public relations and communications
specialist, managing media relations, social
media and other marketing initiatives.
Bean To Direct AxleTech
Axle Tech International has announced
the appointment of Tyler Bean as senior
director of Sales, responsible for strategic
planning, sales execution and customer
satisfaction for the global sales team.
Bean was previously president and general manager of Marmon-Herrington Co.,
where he was responsible for sales growth
for the company. He also held management positions at a number of companies
A subsidiary of General Dynamics
Ordnance and Tactical Systems, AxleTech
International is a supplier of off-highway and
specialty vehicle drivetrain systems and
components, focusing on agricultural, aircraft
ground support, construction, forestry, material handling, military, mining, specialty truck
and transit markets.
New CEO At BlueLine Rental
BlueLine Rental, a provider of small to
medium-sized construction rental equipment,
announced the appointment of Phillip H.
Hobson as CEO. Hobson succeeds Scott
Hall, who left the company in early June.
Hobson joins BlueLine Rental from
Mobile Mini Inc., a provider of portable stor-
age solutions, where he served as execu-
tive vice president, Operations. Prior to
Mobile Mini, Hobson was a senior execu-
tive at RSC Holdings Inc. until the business
was acquired by United Rentals in 2012.
BlueLine Rental, previously Volvo Rents,
was acquired in January by Platinum
Equity. The BlueLine Rental brand identity was launched in February following the
transition to new ownership.
With more than 130 rental stores across
North America, BlueLine Rental serves
a diverse customer base across multiple
industries, including construction, oil and
gas, industrial manufacturing, infrastructure, power, and metals and minerals.
Correction: Due to an editing error, the
website listed for Yamaha Motor Corp. in
the June issue of Diesel Progress was
incorrect. The website address is www.
Diesel Progress regrets the error.
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