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Management Team

The leadership of Doosan Fuel Cell represents more than a century of global industrial and fuel cell technology experience.

  • Jeff Hyungrak Chung

    Jeff Hyungrak Chung

    President and CEO

    Jeff Hyungrak Chung is CEO of Doosan Fuel Cell. Mr. Chung was most recently a Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction where he was responsible for developing and implementing corporate strategic initiatives related to building new businesses and expanding opportunities in overseas markets, including leading merger and acquisition efforts.

    Prior to joining Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, Mr. Chung was a Senior Partner at Deloitte Consulting, a Vice President at SK E&C, and an Associate Principle at McKinsey & Company.

    During his career as a consultant, Jeff worked with leading companies in Korea on strategy, operations, and organizational leadership in the context of large transformational programs centered on the strategic theme of globalization.

    Mr. Chung received his A.B. degree in Economics from Harvard University, and his M.A. degree in Economics from Brown University.

  • Howie Hooseok Che

    Howie Hooseok Che

    Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    Hooseok Che is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Doosan Fuel Cell. In this capacity he is responsible for the financial stewardship, management and controllership of the company.

    During his 19 tenure of service with Doosan Corporation Mr. Che has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility. Most recently he served as Vice President, Fuel Cell TFT and led the acquisition process of ClearEdge Power incorporating it within Doosan Corporation as a subsidiary named Doosan Fuel Cell.

    Prior to that role, Mr. Che served as Vice President, Water Business Group Planning Director , Heavy Industries & Construction Company, Seoul, Korea.

    He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.

  • Dr. Sathya Motupally

    Sathya Motupally, Ph.D.

    Chief Operating Officer (COO)

    Dr. Sathya Motupally oversees the internal operational activities of the company in accordance with corporate policies and objectives. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, he leads the following functions: Research and Engineering, Manufacturing, Operations, Service and Installation. Dr. Motupally strives for seamless integration across the organization to deliver world-class clean energy solutions to customers.

    Dr. Motupally has over 17 years of experience in multiple Fortune 50 companies in functions ranging from Program Management, Business Development to R&D and Engineering. Prior to Doosan, Dr. Motupally was Head of R&D at UTC Power, a division of United Technologies Corporation. Dr. Motupally also spent four years at the Gillette Company (now a part of Procter and Gamble) where he led a mathematical modeling team tasked with battery technology development.

    Dr. Motupally received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of South Carolina and DuPont Central R&D. He also earned an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Motupally has authored over 50 papers and patents in the areas of materials, electrochemical engineering and mathematical modeling. He and his team have won numerous international awards for their ground breaking work in commercializing fuel cells. Most recently, The Electrochemical Society awarded the New Electrochemical Technology Award to the team led by Dr. Motupally for their work on fuel cell buses. Dr. Motupally is an elected member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering and serves on the industrial advisory boards of the University of Massachusetts and the University of South Carolina.

  • Sridhar Kanuri

    Sridhar Kanuri

    VP, Research and Engineering

    Sridhar Kanuri is responsible for managing the Global Research and Engineering Group. In this role he leads new technology and product development, product cost reduction initiatives, intellectual property management and sustaining engineering. Under his leadership, the research and engineering team develops innovative materials, advanced manufacturing processes and achieves product cost efficiencies toward the goal of grid parity. To accelerate fuel cell development, his team works with universities, governmental and non-governmental organizations on technology development, prototype demonstrations and funding.

    Sridhar holds a M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University and a M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Florida State University. He has published multiple papers and authored a chapter on phosphoric acid fuel cells for the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Engineering. He has given several talks on PAFC fuel cell technology at universities, industry events and at the Department of Energy. Sridhar holds numerous patents on novel fuel cell materials, processes and operability mechanisms.

  • Mark Layaw

    Mark Layaw

    Director of Service and Installation

    Mark heads up Services and Installation for the company. In this capacity he is responsible for overall control center monitoring operations, customer service and the field service team. During his 19-year-tenure with the company, Mark has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility in manufacturing, supply chain and service engineering functions.

    He holds a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology and a Master’s of Science in Manufacturing Engineering from Boston University.

  • Derek Hildreth

    Taiil Kim

    Director of Sales and Strategy

    Taiil is Head of Sales and Strategy of Doosan Fuel Cell America. In this capacity, Taiil is responsible for sales, sales strategy, sales support, marketing and government relations.

    Prior to joining Doosan Fuel Cell America, Taiil was a Project Leader at the Boston Consulting Group with focus on Corporate Development topic for Industrial Goods, Consumer Goods and Retail clients.

    Taiil received his MBA degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his bachelor degree from Yonsei University

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To become the leading global fuel cell company that creates value for our customers through unparalleled products and technology.

Our Strategy

Doosan’s strategy is based on the principle of “2G” - Growth of Business by Growth of People.

Global Network

The Doosan Fuel Cell Business Group has operations in North America and Korea that can reach the global marketplace.

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