News   |     |   01.10.2021

Vysus Group appoints industry stalwart to help unlock the potential of hydrogen energy

Vysus Group has appointed Kees van Wingerden in a leading role to support operators and developers in designing safe facilities, with particular emphasis on the hydrogen market.

Most recently chief technology officer with a leading safety and risk management company, and with 44 years of industry experience across Europe, Kees’ appointment as senior principal consultant, will be a valuable addition to the Vysus Group team. His specialist expertise in hazard analysis combined with strong communication skills, will help boost Vysus Group’s capabilities within the hydrogen energy sector.

With a PhD from the University of Bergen and an MSc from Delft University of Technology, Kees has worked in a variety of roles including R&D, consultancy, project and company management, and sales. In addition, as testament to his proficiency in risk management, he was the recipient of a European Process Safety Centre’s EPSC Award in 2019.

His appointment is part of Vysus Group’s continuing focus on the growing hydrogen market, which has seen increased exposure in light of global climate concerns and a growing energy transition.

His appointment is part of Vysus Group’s continuing focus on the growing hydrogen market, which has seen increased exposure in light of global climate concerns and a growing energy transition.

Robert Nyiredy, VP Risk Management with Vysus Group, said: “We are thrilled to be able to add someone with such undoubted knowledge and experience to our team, and believe Kees will drive us forward, particularly in terms of our hydrogen related activities.

“Having an engineer that can also be a strong communicator in situations where you have to break down the science and make it more accessible for everybody, whether that’s for clients or your peers, will be crucial in developing safety in the energy sector. We are dedicated to providing the best services globally through our expert teams and we are excited to see how Kees can influence this further.”

Commenting on his appointment, Kees said: “I am delighted to be joining Vysus Group and I am looking forward to applying my years of experience within the industry to hydrogen capabilities and helping to solve the challenges associated with it.

“Hydrogen is an exciting prospect going forward, and I believe at Vysus Group, we are well equipped to make the most out of this development, where it has never been so timely to look to low carbon fuel sources to help realise energy transition.

“There exists a level of apprehension around the capabilities of hydrogen in some quarters, but I believe we can bridge the gap between sector specialists and the public, and the next steps in safety and risk management.”

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