Ballard Power Systems has selected industry veteran Patrick Scully as the new General Manager of its Global Bus Market.
Scully comes to the role with a history in public transit and motorcoach transportation. He will lead the Canadian manufacturer’s efforts to accelerate the adoption of fuel cell electric buses as the global demand for hydrogen-powered zero-emission buses increases.
“We’re ecstatic to have Patrick join our team at Ballard as we move the organization to increased commercialization of our products and services,” said David Mucciacciaro, Ballard’s Chief Commercial Officer. “His depth of experience and understanding of both the end-user operating requirements and the needs of the bus manufacturers will be invaluable to our operation and to growing our business.”
Scully joins Ballard after overseeing sales, marketing and aftersales at Motor Coach Industries (a division of the New Flyer Group) and Daimler Commercial Buses North America. His experience as the Bus Market Vice President at Detroit Diesel Corporation will also be invaluable to Ballard and its customers. More recently, he was part of the executive leadership team of Turbo Images where he was brought on in 2021 to drive the Canadian vehicle graphics company’s growth plans in the North American public transit market and to assist in its established motorcoach market business.
“I’m honored to join Ballard in this new position,” Scully said. “One of the biggest driving forces in bus transportation has been powertrain selection, and with the move to zero emissions across the globe, the timing for hydrogen fuel cell powertrain couldn’t be better. Ballard’s deep experience and positive brand positions the company favorably to assist bus operators and manufacturers with a logical powertrain choice for their application.”
Scully has served on numerous association and executive boards, including the American Bus Association, United Motorcoach Association, Canadian Urban Transit Association, and the American Public Transportation Association, where he led the Business Member Board of Governors and was awarded the Outstanding Public Transportation Business Member Award in 2017.