Hyzon Announces Stephanie Mudgett As Head Of Global Communications
Rochester, NY – Hyzon Motors Inc., a leading hydrogen fuel cell technology developer and global supplier of zero-emission heavy-duty fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs), today announced the appointment of Stephanie Mudgett as Head of Global Communications and Branding, effective immediately.
“Stephanie is a consummate communications leader who brings her extensive experience, accomplished strategic communications and public relations track record and unmatched energy to our team. From her decades in the aviation industry at The Boeing Company to advising C-suite executives and overseeing business communications for Fortune 50 brands, Stephanie has done it all and we are excited to have her at Hyzon,” said Hyzon CEO Parker Meeks. “As our first Head of Global Communications and Branding, Stephanie’s appointment is a vital next step in Hyzon’s governance and critically enhances our collective ability to communicate the unique value of our technology and its commercialization as we work to accelerate the hydrogen transition and decarbonize transport and stationary applications.”
As Head of Global Communications and Branding, Mudgett will lead all of Hyzon’s communications functions, including branding and marketing as well as the development and execution of the company’s internal and external messaging. She will also oversee corporate reputation management, and strategic planning in support of the company’s primary business objectives. Mudgett’s appointment comes at a critical time for Hyzon as the company begins 2024 anticipating achievement of significant milestones ahead, such as the Start of Production (SOP) for the 200kW fuel cell system and delivering the first 200kW FCEVs into trial.
Mudgett, a Seattle native, brings 35 years of communications and public relations experience to Hyzon, including more than 30 years at The Boeing Company, as both an employee and consultant, where she led global communications and branding efforts for airplane programs and executive communications. She also led numerous strategic communication efforts for some of The Boeing Company’s most innovative technologies, impactful initiatives and product launches across their full lifecycle. Her deep knowledge of manufacturing, engineering and employee engagement will further support Hyzon’s mission of accelerating decarbonization and the fight against climate change.
Since 2017, Mudgett has served as Vice President of Communications for global investment firm WestRiver Group (WRG), where she managed executive communications and public relations for WGR internally as well as for its innovative portfolio companies in the clean energy, technology, and life science industries, among others. She will continue to serve as an executive public relations counselor for WRG. In addition, Mudgett is a senior consultant at West Coast public relations and communications firm Fearey, where she provides strategic advice and counsel for legendary brands and clients regarding various issues.
Mudgett earned a Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism from Western Washington University with advanced studies at Cornell University. Mudgett is serving in her leadership capacity at Hyzon though a contractual agreement with her firm, Easton Communications.