Mr. Blum has more than 19 years’ experience in automotive development. Prior to AFCC, he was responsible for fuel cell and hydrogen tank system component development at Daimler Group. He has earned a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. in Process Systems Engineering from RWTH Aachen University, Germany.
Mr. Bovich is responsible for the Finance, Legal and IT functions at AFCC. Mr. Bovich has 16 years experience in the Finance organization of Ford including control responsibilities for marketing and sales, product development, and international operations. Mr. Bovich earned both his Bachelor of Science degree and his Masters of Business Administration from Purdue University.
Mr. Boerger is responsible for operational logistics at AFCC. Mr. Boerger has over 30 years experience in the automotive industry, holding leadership positions in powertrain product development and manufacturing. Mr. Boerger earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.
Prior to AFCC, Mr. Di Lello led various functions within Ballard Power Systems including the supply chain and development of Ballard’s first commercial fuel cell manufacturing facility. Prior to 2000, Mr. Di Lello worked with General Motors Canada with responsibility for manufacturing engineering, line maintenance, production supervision, lean manufacturing initiatives, and leading process capacity increases within General Motors’ most automated car assembly facility. Mr. Di Lello holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Kettering University, Flint, Michigan, an M.Eng in Electrical Engineering from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, and an M.B.A. in Science and Technology from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.
Prior to AFCC, Mr. Esterer worked with Ballard Power Systems from 1998 to 2008, where he was responsible for various stationary and automotive fuel cell stack development programs. Previously, Mr. Esterer held various project and construction management, engineering and consulting positions in the paper industry. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia (1986) and is a licensed Professional Engineer in British Columbia.
Mr. Sexsmith is responsible for leading the innovation process as well as the research and development department at AFCC. He has over 20 years experience in the development of fuel cell stacks and their application into automobiles. In recent years he has worked on technology strategy and the interfaces between the stack and other power train components. Prior to AFCC Mr. Sexsmith worked at Ballard Power Systems where he held various roles in research and product development focused on cell design engineering. Mr. Sexsmith is a Certified Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence. He received his Masters of Applied Science in Materials Engineering and a Bachelors Degree in Engineering Physics from the University of British Columbia. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in British Columbia.
Mr. St. Onge is responsible for designing and implementing HR strategies and programs that attract, develop and retain talent for a high-performing workforce. To support AFCC’s growth and continued success, Mr. St. Onge is focused on employee engagement, leadership development and talent management initiatives. Prior to joining AFCC, Mr. St. Onge spent 9 years as Director, Human Resources for QLT Inc. He also held a variety of Human Resources roles with WorkSafe BC, BC Transit and the Hudson’s Bay Company. Mr. St. Onge received a Bachelor of Psychology degree from York University in Toronto.