Randy MacEwen

President & CEO

Randy MacEwen has been the President & CEO and a member of the board of directors of Ballard since October 2014. He has held executive roles in clean energy companies for over 15 years, including in fuel cells and solar.

From 2009 to 2014, Mr. MacEwen was Founder and Managing Director of NextCleanTech LLC, a cleantech consulting firm. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. MacEwen served as President & CEO of Solar Integrated Technologies, Inc., a commercial rooftop solar company. From 2001 to 2005, he served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Development of Stuart Energy Systems Corporation, a leading supplier hydrogen generation systems.

Mr. MacEwen began his career as a corporate associate at Torys LLP, a leading business law firm, where he specialized in M&A and corporate finance from 1995 to 2001. Mr. MacEwen holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hon) degree from York University and a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Western Ontario.

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Recent Posts

Jun. 24, 2021

Here for Life - the Story of the Ballard Brand Renewal

Today was a milestone for Ballard: we announced our new brand look and message. Our communications—with customers, employees, partners and the media—is taking a new and...

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Jan. 18, 2021

Now-or-Never: Humanity in the Face of the Pandemic and Climate Change

No doubt my marketing team will be disappointed. They asked me to write a blog on my thoughts on key developments in the hydrogen and fuel cell industry in 2020 and what...

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Nov. 2, 2020

Carbon Neutral by 2050—to Get There, Canada Needs Strong Policy Leadership Now

We are increasingly living in a CO2-regulated world. Across the globe, the movement to “net-zero emissions” is building momentum, with hydrogen power as a central...

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May. 21, 2020

8 Predictions for the Post-COVID-19 Fuel Cell Industry

To say that society has been profoundly impacted by the COVID-19 global pandemic doesn’t begin to fully capture the scope, scale and gravity of the situation.

The world...

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Jan. 16, 2020

Why Elon Musk is Wrong About Fuel Cells

2020 will be the biggest year in the history of the hydrogen and fuel cell industry. You would have never predicted this, had you only been tracking the opinions of Elon...

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Nov. 15, 2019

The Hidden Problems Within the Electric Vehicle Battery Supply Chain

Mobility is undergoing a profound transformation. 

It’s now broadly recognized that the energy transformation required to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius (as...

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Sep. 12, 2019

Four Clear Signs that Fuel Cells Will Power Commercial Vehicles

Our Call to Action Revisited

In 2017, Ballard issued an industry “call to action”.  We challenged the hydrogen and fuel cell industry to an ambitious but achievable goal. 

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Jan. 17, 2019

Our Countdown of the Top 5 Developments in the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Industry in 2018

2018 was an extraordinary year for the hydrogen and fuel cell industry. We saw incredible developments that prove the shift to zero-emission transport is accelerating.

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Sep. 27, 2018

California’s Bold Mandate Translates to Opportunities for Hydrogen and FCEVs

Under the 2015 Paris climate accord, nations pledged to take decisive steps to limit global warming to 2° Celsius.  To achieve this goal, the world will need to make...

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Jan. 23, 2018

The Rise of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

KPMG recently published its 19th consecutive Global Automotive Executive Survey 2018.  The survey concluded, “There will not be a single solitary drivetrain technology:...

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