PDC Hydrogen Compression System

About PDC Machines
A Diaphragm Compressors and Commercial / Home Hydrogen Fueling Station Manufacturing Company

Driving the Hydrogen Revolution

At PDC Machines, our mission is to lead the world’s transition to clean energy. We provide cutting-edge hydrogen gas compression technology that enables consumers, industries and companies to abandon gasoline engines in favor of zero-emission fuel cells.

PDC’s market-leading compressors have been the preferred choice of industrial gas companies for over 40 years. Today we are a key supplier of state-of-the-art solutions to renewable energy companies.

Our purpose is to have a positive lasting impact on the world. And we’re making it happen – for our community, for our planet, and for generations to come.

Products

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Diaphragm Compressors

PDC Machines is the world leader in diaphragm compressor technology. Our triple-layer diaphragm compressors are the preferred choice for applications that require leak-tight or high-purity gas compression. Our compressors are found in virtually every industry worldwide. These include, but are not limited to, the specialty gas, oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical, research, and renewable energy industries. For hydrogen as a vehicle energy source, we offer an extensive line of compressors to meet an array of mobility applications, including passenger vehicles, buses, material-handling vehicles, and heavy-duty trucks. For the hydrogen power industry, we offer compressors for energy storage applications. Our compressors are trusted worldwide, in 56 countries across five continents, as a leading brand for applications from industrial to decarbonization. Learn more

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SimpleFuel™ Refueling System

SimpleFuel™ is our small footprint hydrogen refueling station for home or commercial use. This hydrogen refueler “in a box” includes an electrolyzer, purification system, diaphragm compressor, gas storage and integrated dispenser. SimpleFuel™ enables fuel cell vehicle refueling without the typical very large station footprint, enabling the expansion of hydrogen infrastructure to support hydrogen adoption. SimpleFuel™ includes hydrogen production up to 20 kg/day. As such, SimpleFuel™ can support small fleets of light-duty vehicles and/or forklift trucks. Learn more

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Hydrogen Fueling Stations

PDC provides turnkey Hydrogen Refueling Stations (HRS) for hydrogen vehicles. Our refueling stations include compression, storage, chilling, dispensing, safety controls and factory certification. The components are selected from standard building blocks to meet fleet requirements. PDC’s HRS designs are flexible and modular – allowing our HRS to easily adapt to increased capacity as a vehicle fleet grows in the future. Learn more

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Kareem Afzal

Chief Executive Officer

Kareem Afzal is CEO of PDC Machines, having been with the company for over 24 years, and is the Chair of the Afzal Family Foundation. Kareem is dedicated to making PDC one of the world’s premiere hydrogen companies, and through the business, is committed to helping build a green energy economy for a thriving future. Under Kareem’s leadership, PDC has grown from a local company to a fully international one. Joining Arcline Investment Management’s portfolio has supported the expansion to true scale, while still maintaining PDC’s family ownership and loyalty to its employees and local community.

When he gets a spare moment, Kareem is an avid distance runner and Philadelphia Eagles fan.

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Kareem Afzal is CEO of PDC Machines, having been with the company for over 24 years, and is the Chair of the Afzal Family Foundation. Kareem is dedicated to making PDC one of the world’s premiere hydrogen companies, and through the business, is committed to helping build a green energy economy for a thriving future. Under Kareem’s leadership, PDC has grown from a local company to a fully international one. Joining Arcline Investment Management’s portfolio has supported the expansion to true scale, while still maintaining PDC’s family ownership and loyalty to its employees and local community.

When he gets a spare moment, Kareem is an avid distance runner and Philadelphia Eagles fan.

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Ronald Timperio

Chief Operating Officer

Ron joined PDC in August of 2022 as COO. He is an experienced global leader with over 25 years’ experience in manufacturing and supply chain management.  He has cross-functional experience in multiple business segments, including aviation, energy, transportation, consumer packaged goods, and building products.  He has held prior leadership roles in manufacturing operations, logistics, materials, procurement, environmental health and safety, and quality control.

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Ron joined PDC in August of 2022 as COO. He is an experienced global leader with over 25 years’ experience in manufacturing and supply chain management.  He has cross-functional experience in multiple business segments, including aviation, energy, transportation, consumer packaged goods, and building products.  He has held prior leadership roles in manufacturing operations, logistics, materials, procurement, environmental health and safety, and quality control.

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Rick Oswald

Chief Financial Officer

Rick joined PDC in September of 2022 as Chief Financial Officer. He is an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of leadership and experience working in the chemicals industry. Rick is a strong finance professional skilled in building and managing a global team, financial accounting and reporting, mergers & acquisitions, integration, and management in both private equity owned and public company settings.

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Rick joined PDC in September of 2022 as Chief Financial Officer. He is an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of leadership and experience working in the chemicals industry. Rick is a strong finance professional skilled in building and managing a global team, financial accounting and reporting, mergers & acquisitions, integration, and management in both private equity owned and public company settings.

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Mark Cybulski

Chief Information Officer

Mark Cybulski joins PDC Machines as interim CIO with 40+ years of experience in global manufacturing companies in aerospace, automotive, aftermarket, defense and energy. He worked in engineering, consulting, strategic planning and purchasing before he jumped into IT, leading major implementation projects and being CIO for several global, multi-billion-dollar companies.

Mark holds an MBA from the Booth School, University of Chicago; a BS in Mechanical Engineering; and a BA in Economics from the University of Notre Dame. He’s very excited to be part of the team that will enable the rapid growth of the clean energy sector and a greener future. He resides in an empty nest near Detroit with his wife, Sue, and together they engage in age-defying ballroom dancing.

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Mark Cybulski joins PDC Machines as interim CIO with 40+ years of experience in global manufacturing companies in aerospace, automotive, aftermarket, defense and energy. He worked in engineering, consulting, strategic planning and purchasing before he jumped into IT, leading major implementation projects and being CIO for several global, multi-billion-dollar companies.

Mark holds an MBA from the Booth School, University of Chicago; a BS in Mechanical Engineering; and a BA in Economics from the University of Notre Dame. He’s very excited to be part of the team that will enable the rapid growth of the clean energy sector and a greener future. He resides in an empty nest near Detroit with his wife, Sue, and together they engage in age-defying ballroom dancing.

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Mike Ciotti

Senior VP of Product

Michael joined PDC after 25 years in the industrial gas industry serving various engineering and management roles with global responsibility. During that time, he spent the last 18 years developing projects and designing hydrogen fueling stations for material handling, light duty, and heavy duty vehicles, for which PDC products played an integral role. He brings extensive knowledge about the growing market for a diversity of solutions to fuel zero emissions vehicles, and valuable experience within the hydrogen energy ecosystem. Michael is a Drexel University graduate with a BS in Materials Science and Engineering is active in the development of NFPA and CGA codes and standards for the safe use of hydrogen.

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Michael joined PDC after 25 years in the industrial gas industry serving various engineering and management roles with global responsibility. During that time, he spent the last 18 years developing projects and designing hydrogen fueling stations for material handling, light duty, and heavy duty vehicles, for which PDC products played an integral role. He brings extensive knowledge about the growing market for a diversity of solutions to fuel zero emissions vehicles, and valuable experience within the hydrogen energy ecosystem. Michael is a Drexel University graduate with a BS in Materials Science and Engineering is active in the development of NFPA and CGA codes and standards for the safe use of hydrogen.

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Sobia Chaudhry

VP Human Resources

Sobia Chaudhry is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a focus in Industrial Engineering and Business Logistics. Sobia has worked in a wide variety of roles, enabling her to utilize both her educational background as well as experiences in the realm of human resources. Sobia holds a Greenbelt Certification in Process Excellence and has held multiple leadership roles in global companies. Sobia joined PDC in 2019 as VP of Human Resources.

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Sobia Chaudhry is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a focus in Industrial Engineering and Business Logistics. Sobia has worked in a wide variety of roles, enabling her to utilize both her educational background as well as experiences in the realm of human resources. Sobia holds a Greenbelt Certification in Process Excellence and has held multiple leadership roles in global companies. Sobia joined PDC in 2019 as VP of Human Resources.

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Freddy Falck

Senior VP Engineering

Freddy Falck has over 20 years of experience in turbomachinery and flow technologies with deep understanding of all aspects behind engineering, automation and digitalization, manufacturing services, product management and business development. He began his career as a Rotating Equipment Engineer in PDVSA, Venezuela, and later assumed executive leadership positions of product management, engineering, turbomachinery solutions, PEQ and compression with industrial companies such as Ingenia, Detechtion Technologies, Exterran, GE Oil & Gas, Baker Hughes and Philadelphia Mixing Solutions. Freddy graduated from Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela with a Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering (2000), IESA University with an MBA (2003), Southwest Research Institute Turbomachinery Technical Leadership Program (2010), University of Houston Project Management Certification (2012) and GE Crotonville Global Leadership Development Program (2018).

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Freddy Falck has over 20 years of experience in turbomachinery and flow technologies with deep understanding of all aspects behind engineering, automation and digitalization, manufacturing services, product management and business development. He began his career as a Rotating Equipment Engineer in PDVSA, Venezuela, and later assumed executive leadership positions of product management, engineering, turbomachinery solutions, PEQ and compression with industrial companies such as Ingenia, Detechtion Technologies, Exterran, GE Oil & Gas, Baker Hughes and Philadelphia Mixing Solutions. Freddy graduated from Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela with a Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering (2000), IESA University with an MBA (2003), Southwest Research Institute Turbomachinery Technical Leadership Program (2010), University of Houston Project Management Certification (2012) and GE Crotonville Global Leadership Development Program (2018).

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Paco Pumarejo

Senior VP Operations

Paco Pumarejo brings over 25 years of experience in global operations in the industrial manufacturing sector. He has led operations in North America, Asia and Europe. Paco has held business and operations leadership roles where he created growth and improved manufacturing operations and delivery performance to customers.

As a PDC leader he has created culturally diverse, cross-functional management teams that are in constant pursuit of operational excellence. Throughout his career he has demonstrated the ability to redesign operational processes, optimize the supply chain, increase productivity, and improve the P&L. He is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering.

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Paco Pumarejo brings over 25 years of experience in global operations in the industrial manufacturing sector. He has led operations in North America, Asia and Europe. Paco has held business and operations leadership roles where he created growth and improved manufacturing operations and delivery performance to customers.

As a PDC leader he has created culturally diverse, cross-functional management teams that are in constant pursuit of operational excellence. Throughout his career he has demonstrated the ability to redesign operational processes, optimize the supply chain, increase productivity, and improve the P&L. He is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering.

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Bree McQuillan

VP After Sales Service

Bree McQuillan joins PDC Machines with 20 years of experience with global manufacturing companies in the aerospace, automotive, HVAC and industrial markets. She has held various executive leadership positions across operations, marketing, strategy, product management, aftermarket sales and customer service. She has successfully developed and transformed aftermarket organizations from a reactive state to being proactive solution providers focused on uptime reliability and superior customer service. Bree holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Rutgers University.

Bree McQuillan

Bree McQuillan joins PDC Machines with 20 years of experience with global manufacturing companies in the aerospace, automotive, HVAC and industrial markets. She has held various executive leadership positions across operations, marketing, strategy, product management, aftermarket sales and customer service. She has successfully developed and transformed aftermarket organizations from a reactive state to being proactive solution providers focused on uptime reliability and superior customer service. Bree holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Rutgers University.

Regional Office Managers

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Jason Chow

Jason Chow established the PDC Shanghai office in November 2015. Jason previously worked for Gardner Denver as a Sales Manager and CompAir as a Sales Engineer. Jason brings over eleven years’ experience in the compression industry handling reciprocating, screw air and now diaphragm compressors at PDC. He has worked closely with customers in the oil and gas, petrochemical, specialty gas, and alternative energy industries plus others.

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Jason Chow established the PDC Shanghai office in November 2015. Jason previously worked for Gardner Denver as a Sales Manager and CompAir as a Sales Engineer. Jason brings over eleven years’ experience in the compression industry handling reciprocating, screw air and now diaphragm compressors at PDC. He has worked closely with customers in the oil and gas, petrochemical, specialty gas, and alternative energy industries plus others.

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Richard Kennett

Richard Kennett has worked in the industrial gas business for more than 18 years. Within The Linde Group he worked in different roles and with different countries in Market, Research & Development, Engineering, Project, Service and Innovation Management. He is a problem solver and an expert in both liquefied gases and high-pressure gas equipment.

In 2013 he became a certified inspector for explosion protection and pressure equipment according to ATEX, PED and BetrSichV (Germany) and in 2017 a certified quality management representative and auditor for the ISO Standard 9001:2015. Richard holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany.

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Richard Kennett has worked in the industrial gas business for more than 18 years. Within The Linde Group he worked in different roles and with different countries in Market, Research & Development, Engineering, Project, Service and Innovation Management. He is a problem solver and an expert in both liquefied gases and high-pressure gas equipment.

In 2013 he became a certified inspector for explosion protection and pressure equipment according to ATEX, PED and BetrSichV (Germany) and in 2017 a certified quality management representative and auditor for the ISO Standard 9001:2015. Richard holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany.

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Musoon (Mason) Lee

Mason Lee graduated from Yonsei University in 1980 with a degree in electrical engineering. He established PDC’s office in Korea in 2018. Mason previously worked for over 15 years in Korea as a representative for PPI in sales and service for diaphragm compression systems. Mason worked closely with customers in the oil and gas, petrochemical, specialty gas, and alternative energy industries as well as others.

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Mason Lee graduated from Yonsei University in 1980 with a degree in electrical engineering. He established PDC’s office in Korea in 2018. Mason previously worked for over 15 years in Korea as a representative for PPI in sales and service for diaphragm compression systems. Mason worked closely with customers in the oil and gas, petrochemical, specialty gas, and alternative energy industries as well as others.

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Takayuki Masuda

Takayuki Masuda has proven experience in business development and launching new corporate organizations in the hydrogen industry. He contributed significantly to the launch of Nippon Mobile Hydrogen Station Service, LLC, and set up five hydrogen refueling stations in Tokyo and Nagoya. Takayuki works directly with local stakeholders in municipalities and local operators such as gas stations, in order to forge long-term relationships and partnerships.

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Takayuki Masuda has proven experience in business development and launching new corporate organizations in the hydrogen industry. He contributed significantly to the launch of Nippon Mobile Hydrogen Station Service, LLC, and set up five hydrogen refueling stations in Tokyo and Nagoya. Takayuki works directly with local stakeholders in municipalities and local operators such as gas stations, in order to forge long-term relationships and partnerships.

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Timothy Meyers

Tim Meyers has recently joined PDC as the country manager for Australia. Tim has over 11 years experience in sales and business development in the power industry with MAN Energy Solutions.  He lived and worked in Germany for 10 years before returning to Australia in 2018.   He has worked on power plant projects on every continent, including 4 years as the sales manager for the Caribbean.  Before entering the power industry, Tim had over 4 years in the oil & gas, pipeline and manufacturing industries.

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Tim Meyers has recently joined PDC as the country manager for Australia. Tim has over 11 years experience in sales and business development in the power industry with MAN Energy Solutions.  He lived and worked in Germany for 10 years before returning to Australia in 2018.   He has worked on power plant projects on every continent, including 4 years as the sales manager for the Caribbean.  Before entering the power industry, Tim had over 4 years in the oil & gas, pipeline and manufacturing industries.

Advisory Board

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Camilo Uribe

Camilo Uribe is an accomplished executive with over 20 years of leadership experience in global energy companies, in disciplines such as operations, asset management, and structured development. He is passionate about offering strategic advice, fostering a culture of ethics and compliance, and leading the C-suite and staff to effectively meet goals. In 2021, Mr. Uribe co-founded the Colombian Hydrogen Association and was elected President & Chairman of the Board and later at Glasgow’s COP-26 he signed a public-private multiregional agreement to accelerate the development of H₂ technologies in numerous Latin American countries. Mr. Uribe currently serves as President & CEO of ENGIE Colombia and is responsible for defining and executing the corporate vision and strategy, establishing the company’s direction, and steering short and long-term profitability and growth via the development and execution of projects in renewable energies, green hydrogen, gas transportation and power transmission.
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Camilo Uribe

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Camilo Uribe

Camilo Uribe is an accomplished executive with over 20 years of leadership experience in global energy companies, in disciplines such as operations, asset management, and structured development. He is passionate about offering strategic advice, fostering a culture of ethics and compliance, and leading the C-suite and staff to effectively meet goals.

In 2021, Mr. Uribe co-founded the Colombian Hydrogen Association and was elected President & Chairman of the Board and later at Glasgow’s COP-26 he signed a public-private multiregional agreement to accelerate the development of H₂ technologies in numerous Latin American countries. Mr. Uribe currently serves as President & CEO of ENGIE Colombia and is responsible for defining and executing the corporate vision and strategy, establishing the company’s direction, and steering short and long-term profitability and growth via the development and execution of projects in renewable energies, green hydrogen, gas transportation and power transmission.

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Claire Johnson

Claire Johnson is the managing director of a hydrogen focused consultancy, Hydrolytics, which assists public and private sector organizations to navigate Australia’s emerging hydrogen sector through strategy, government relations, communications, and project development. Claire specializes in hydrogen mobility, working with automotive clients including Hyundai, Hyzon and Toyota to grow and develop a market for fuel cell electric vehicles. Claire was previously the inaugural CEO of the Australian Hydrogen Council, Australia’s peak industry body for hydrogen, where she built the organization from the ground up into the leading voice for hydrogen in the country. She was first introduced to hydrogen while working for Toyota Australia, leading the industry engagement program for the introduction of the Toyota Mirai. Claire continues to be a passionate advocate for the hydrogen economy and the role of zero emission transport in achieving a sustainable future for Australia.
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Claire Johnson

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Claire Johnson

Claire Johnson is the managing director of a hydrogen focused consultancy, Hydrolytics, which assists public and private sector organizations to navigate Australia’s emerging hydrogen sector through strategy, government relations, communications, and project development. Claire specializes in hydrogen mobility, working with automotive clients including Hyundai, Hyzon and Toyota to grow and develop a market for fuel cell electric vehicles.

Claire was previously the inaugural CEO of the Australian Hydrogen Council, Australia’s peak industry body for hydrogen, where she built the organization from the ground up into the leading voice for hydrogen in the country. She was first introduced to hydrogen while working for Toyota Australia, leading the industry engagement program for the introduction of the Toyota Mirai. Claire continues to be a passionate advocate for the hydrogen economy and the role of zero emission transport in achieving a sustainable future for Australia.

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Morry Markowitz

Morry Markowitz is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association. Utilizing his extensive government relations and communications background, Mr. Markowitz led the association’s outreach efforts both in our nation’s capital and across the country. Mr. Markowitz has wide-ranging expertise in the energy and automotive fields, as well as over twenty years of senior-level association management experience. Mr. Markowitz has served on the U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC), as well as the U.S. Department of Commerce Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Seminar. Prior to coming to the FCHEA, Mr. Markowitz was the Group Director of External Affairs at the Edison Electric Institute (EEI). Before his work at EEI, he served as Vice President of Public Affairs with the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers. Mr. Markowitz has worked on Capitol Hill, as well as the Executive Branch of government. He is a graduate of the George Washington University and has a law degree from George Mason University School of Law.
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Morry Markowitz

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Morry Markowitz

Morry Markowitz is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association. Utilizing his extensive government relations and communications background, Mr. Markowitz led the association’s outreach efforts both in our nation’s capital and across the country. Mr. Markowitz has wide-ranging expertise in the energy and automotive fields, as well as over twenty years of senior-level association management experience.

Mr. Markowitz has served on the U.S. Department of Energy Hydrogen Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC), as well as the U.S. Department of Commerce Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Seminar. Prior to coming to the FCHEA, Mr. Markowitz was the Group Director of External Affairs at the Edison Electric Institute (EEI). Before his work at EEI, he served as Vice President of Public Affairs with the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers. Mr. Markowitz has worked on Capitol Hill, as well as the Executive Branch of government. He is a graduate of the George Washington University and has a law degree from George Mason University School of Law.

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Our Global Presence

World Map of PDC Offices
Americas
Mike Walsh

PDC Machines, Inc.
1875 Stout Drive
Warminster, PA 18974
Phone: 215-443-9442
info@pdcmachines.com

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Contact: Mike Walsh
Global Industrial Sales Manager
Phone: +1-267-609-5446
Cell: +1-215-431-0934
m.walsh@pdcmachines.com

China
Jason Chow

PDC Machines (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

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Contact:  Jason Chow
Room 206, Building 1,
200 Sanmen Rd,
Yangpu District, Shanghai, China 200433
TEL & FAX: +86 21 3118 6182
j.chow@pdcmachines.com

Europe
Richard Kennett

PDC Machines GmbH – Europe

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Contact: Richard Kennett
Leopoldstrasse 244
80807 München, Germany
Phone: +49 89 208 039 296
r.kennett@pdcmachines.com

Japan
Takayuki Masuda

PDC Machines – Japan KRP NEXT 3rd floor Bldg#4 93 Chudoji-Awatacho Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8815 Japan

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Contact: Takayuki Masuda
Phone: +81-90-5131-1783
T.Masuda@pdcmachines.com

South Korea
Mason Lee

PDC Machines – South Korea
A2110-4 Smart Valley, 30, Songdomirae-ro
Yeonsu-gu Incheon, 21990 Korea

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Contact: Mason Lee(이무순)/Area Support Manager
Phone: +82-10-2521-1632
m.lee@pdcmachines.com

SE Asia
Seiko Ogura

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Phone: +81-90-2597-3877
Email: s.ogura@pdcmachines.com

Australia and Oceania
Timothy Meyers

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Phone: +61 459 204 598
Email: T.meyers@pdcmachines.com

Other Countries
Mike Walsh

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Contact: Mike Walsh
Global Industrial Sales Manager
Phone: +1-267-609-5446
Cell: +1-215-431-0934
m.walsh@pdcmachines.com

History, Innovation and Awards

1977

PDC Machines is founded by Sy Afzal after immigrating from India. The scale was small – a literal working-out-of-your-garage operation.

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1985

PDC opens its first manufacturing facility in Warminster, PA.

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1999

A critical year for PDC’s future – the beginning of hydrogen refueling projects.

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2000s

Multiple Expansions

2011

PDC completes and opens its second plant building, more than doubling manufacturing capacity.

2012

DEKRA ISO Certification

2015

PDC opens its first office in China, in Shanghai.

Shanghai China

First Lady Michelle Obama recognizes PDC for its work with the Joining Forces Initiative to hire returning military veterans.

First Lady Michelle Obama recognizes PDC

2017

PDC opens its first office in South Korea.

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PDC receives an award from the Department of Energy for its cutting-edge Simple Fuel appliance.

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2018

PDC opens its third plant, again dramatically increasing manufacturing capability.

2019

PDC attains the Export Award and opens its first Japan office, marking the start of PDC GK.

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2020

PDC opens its first European office, GmbH in Germany.

2021

Recapitalization under Arcline Investment Management

2022

PDC continues to expand, opening a massive new facility in Souderton, PA, and pushing the world towards a green hydrogen future.
PDC continues to expand also in Europe, opening a new workshop in Munich, Germany.

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Events and Conferences

PDC Machines will be attending the following conferences as an exhibitor. We invite you to visit our booth to learn more about our diaphragm gas compression, SimpleFuel™, packaging capabilities and to discuss any projects you may have. We look forward to seeing you there.

PDC Machines Hyvolution conference logo

Hyvolution (Paris) ∙ February 1-2, 2023

Paris, France

Booth No. 6B64

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PDC Machines Hydrogen Fuel Cell seminar logo

Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Seminar ∙ February 7-9, 2023

Long Beach, California

Booth No. 3

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Hydrogen Fuel Cells Energy Summit Portugal logo

Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Energy Summit ∙ March 8-9, 2023

Lisbon, Portugal

Connecting Green Hydrogen Mena ∙ March 14-16, 2023

Palazzo Versace Dubai, UAE

3rd American Hydrogen Forum logo

3rd American Hydrogen Forum ∙ March 15-16, 2023

Houston, Texas

PDC Machines FC Expo Japan banner

FC Expo Japan ∙ March 15-17 | September 13-15

Tokyo Big Site, Japan | Makuhari Messe, Japan

Hannover Messe Making the Difference ∙ April 17-21, 2023

Hannover, Germany

Advanced Clean Transportation Expo Logo

ACT Expo 2023 ∙ May 1-4, 2023

Anaheim, CA (Anaheim Convention Center)

Booth No. 6859

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News

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Press Release
∙ August 26, 2022
Hynion forms partnership with PDC Machines
Hynion has selected PDC Machines as supplier of compressors for new hydrogen filling stations Hynion will build in Västerås and Jönköping in Sweden. The stations represent a new generation with a refueling capacity of dozens of trucks per day, necessitating powerful and robust compressors, which PDC Machines will provide. The stations will deliver hydrogen at both 35 and 70 MPa for light and heavy-duty vehicles.

“We see this partnership as the start of an ambitious, long-term collaboration”, says Ulf Hafseld, CEO of Hynion. “Good dialogue, good products, and good service are important to us. The stations must deliver around the clock, and reliable compressors are indeed critical in this respect”.

The owner of PDC, Kareem Afzal, and Managing Director for the European region, Richard Kennett, both expressed their gratitude for the start of an important, longstanding collaboration with Hynion. “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Hynion and support its vision for a network of renewable and low-carbon hydrogen refueling stations in the Region of North Europe (REN). Our advanced hydrogen compression technology, coupled with Hynion’s unrivalled experience in compressed gases and dispensing, will create a reliable, robust, and cost-effective hydrogen refueling solution,” says Kareem Afzal, CEO of PDC Machines.

The delivery will consist of two powerful compressors for each station, which enable the stations to deliver continuously to trucks and cars that arrive at the stations. The stations will be in operation by Q4, 2023.

 

Contact info:

Slavica Duric: Managing Director Hynion Sverige AB +46 73-072 60 76, sd@hynion.com

Ulf Hafseld, Managing Director Hynion AS: +47 908 94 153, uh@hynion.com

Danny Vagnoni, Corporate Communication PDC Machines:  d.vagnoni@pdcmachines.com

 

About Hynion

Hynion designs, builds and operates hydrogen stations in and around the largest cities in Scandinavia. The company builds on experiences from the last 20 years, including with world leaders projects such as HyNor, CUTE, Utsira wind / hydrogen, CEP Berlin, SHHP, NewBusFuel and H2ME to name a few. The management of the company also has extensive experience in establishment and operation of start-up companies, as well as years of experience from the car industry.

https://www.hynion.com

 

About PDC Machines

PDC Machines is a world leader and innovator in the design and manufacturing of high-pressure diaphragm compression systems. PDC serves the hydrogen, compressor, and industrial gas markets. Worldwide, PDC’s installations represent the cutting edge of the hydrogen industry, serving organizations from government to professional sports and universities. PDC Machines work closely with its customers from design phase to commissioning.

https://www.pdcmachines.com

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Press Release
∙ August 17, 2022
PDC Machines responds to the Inflation Reduction Act
The Biden administration signed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 into law, promising a suite of climate protections and investments in clean energy. Among these promises is a commitment to H2 energy and fuel cell electric vehicles, creating high-quality jobs and accelerating the decarbonization of the U.S. economy from industry to mobility.

“The Inflation Reduction Act is a watershed piece of legislation,” said PDC Machines CEO Kareem Afzal. “This bill addresses two points of anxiety for Americans at once: the creation of high-quality jobs and the role of climate change in their daily lives. We can supercharge economic growth with jobs in the hydrogen sector while decarbonizing the U.S. economy, which the IPCC reports needs to be at net-zero by 2050 to avoid the worst scenario.”

“Hydrogen is one of the fastest growing technological sectors in green energy, and with this bill is poised to explode in size and viability. PDC Machines intends to be the tip of the spear in hydrogen with our industry-leading technologies and world-class workforce.”

The Inflation Reduction Act introduces a 10-yr tax credit for clean H2 and H2 energy storage, revises the clean vehicle credit to include H2 fuel-cell vehicles, and expands the clean energy station tax credit, among other investments in clean energy.

About PDC Machines

PDC Machines is a world leader and innovator in the design and manufacturing of high-pressure diaphragm compression systems. They are the leading supplier of hydrogen compressors used in hydrogen energy applications worldwide.

PDC serves the hydrogen, compressor, and industrial gas markets. Worldwide, PDC’s installations represent the cutting edge of the hydrogen industry, serving organizations from government to professional sports and universities.

Speaking at National Hydrogen Fuel Cell Dayplay
Press Release
∙ October 6, 2021
National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day in Pennsylvania
Watch the video of Representative Schroeder’s comments on the House Floor.
SimpleFuel Hydrogen Fueling Station
Press Release
∙ August 25, 2021
PDC Machines and Ivys Energy Solutions are collaborating with Australian partner ENGV to deliver a SimpleFuelFast at CSIRO’s Victorian Hydrogen Hub in Melbourne
PDC Machines and Ivys Energy Solutions are collaborating with Australian partner ENGV to deliver a SimpleFuelFast at CSIRO’s Victorian Hydrogen Hub in Melbourne. PDC and Ivys jointly design and manufacture equipment solutions for the hydrogen market. ENGV, our local Australian partner based in Melbourne, will provide the local integration, installation, and ongoing operational services for the station.

A SimpleFuelFast station enables quicker adoption of zero-emission fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) by providing communities, businesses, and fleet operators a convenient hydrogen fueling option. It is an all-in-one solution customized for CSIRO to include 20 kg/day production through PEM electrolysis, compression, cascade storage up to 1000 bar, chilling for fast fills, 700 bar dispensing, controls, safeties, and factory certification. The refueling station is a key milestone for CSIRO’s Hydrogen Industry Mission as it to supports Australia’s clean hydrogen industry development.

“The goal of CSIRO’s Hydrogen Industry Mission is to support the vision of a clean and competitive hydrogen industry for Australia. We will do this by delivering research, development, and demonstration partnerships which help make Australia’s hydrogen markets a reality. We are excited to be working with ENGV, PDC Machines, and IVYS Energy Solutions to establish this hydrogen refueling system as a “real world” hydrogen technology demonstration as part of our Victorian Hydrogen Hub initiative with Swinburne University,” said Dr Patrick Hartley, Leader of CSIRO Hydrogen Industry Mission.

CSIRO’s Victorian Hydrogen Hub in Melbourne model photo

“SimpleFuelFast is the most cost-effective, compact station on the market and offers all stages of hydrogen fueling from onsite production to fast-fill dispensing. This station complements the roll-out of large station networks to ensure hydrogen availability that is critical for large-scale adoption of fuel cell vehicles,” said Jim Petrecky, PDC’s VP Sales for Hydrogen Energy.

“ENGV is delighted to continue its success in delivering hydrogen projects in Australia as this project with CSIRO will be the third hydrogen refueling station delivered by the ENGV, PDC Machines, and IVYS Inc partnership in Australia” said ENGV’s CEO, Sean Blythe. “We are very excited to work with CSIRO and contribute to the Hydrogen Industry Mission. The deployment of SimpleFuelFast demonstrates the ability for this innovative technology to reduce global emissions through the transition of transport to zero-emission fuel cell technologies.”

PDC Machines and Philadelphia Eagles hydrogen energy partnership photo
Press Release
∙ February 25, 2020
PDC Machines to Equip Lincoln Financial Field with Green Hydrogen Energy Through New Sustainability Partnership
The Philadelphia Eagles have announced a new sustainability partnership with technology provider PDC Machines. As part of the deal, PDC Machines will look to equip Lincoln Financial Field with green hydrogen energy through a SimpleFuel hydrogen refueling unit. The SimpleFuel hydrogen station, which has been designed to take only the inputs of water and electricity to produce clean hydrogen fuel, will power vehicles and material handling equipment in an effort to further reduce the stadium’s carbon footprint.

The Philadelphia Eagles have announced a new sustainability partnership with technology provider PDC Machines. As part of the deal, PDC Machines will look to equip Lincoln Financial Field with green hydrogen energy through a SimpleFuel hydrogen refueling unit.

The SimpleFuel hydrogen station, which has been designed to take only the inputs of water and electricity to produce clean hydrogen fuel, will power vehicles and material handling equipment in an effort to further reduce the stadium’s carbon footprint.

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: To download photos of the green hydrogen energy partnership, please click here. Photo credit can be attributed to the Philadelphia Eagles.

“Our partnership with PDC Machines is a tremendous opportunity to strengthen our sustainable management practices,” said Don Smolenski, Philadelphia Eagles President. “Fueling our vehicles and operational equipment with clean hydrogen energy is an exciting new component of our comprehensive efforts to reduce our carbon  footprint.”

Through the team’s robust Go Green program, the Eagles have been producing their own clean power onsite since 2013. A micro-grid of 10,456 solar panels have helped generate more than 24 million kilowatt hours, positioning Lincoln Financial Field to be among the greenest major sports facilities in the world.

“Today, the Philadelphia Eagles take the next step in their sustainability endeavor by implementing a cutting-edge energy storage medium,” said Kareem Afzal, Vice President of PDC Machines. “By pioneering practical and novel approaches to reducing their footprint, the Philadelphia Eagles again lead the athletic community – and broader business world – in sustainability, preserving their local community and setting an example for the world to follow. PDC is thrilled to enter into this partnership to show the world on a grand stage the opportunities that are present with hydrogen as a green energy carrier.”

The Eagles’ Go Green program has been nationally-recognized for its commitment to sustainability and eco-friendly measures. In December 2018, Lincoln Financial Field became LEED Gold certified by the U.S. Green Building Council for implementing practical and measurable strategies and solutions aimed at achieving high performance in: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. A few months earlier, in June 2018, the Eagles became the first professional sports team to achieve ISO 20121 certification, which is an international standard designed to help organizations in the events and hospitality industry integrate sustainability into management practices and processes.

About PDC Machines

PDC Machines is a U.S.-based technology provider of high pressure diaphragm compressors, founded in 1977. Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art green energy technology to an evolving world and promote clean hydrogen energy as a scalable solution to climate change, all while creating green jobs. Fore more information, visit www.PDCMachines.com.

Congratulations letter from U.S. Senator Bob Mensch:

PDC Machines Senator Mensch congratulations letter

PDC Machines SimpleFuel Hyundai Washington DC Hydrogen.
Press Release
∙ February 10, 2020
PDC Machines and IVYS Energy Solutions Join Forces with Department of Energy and Hyundai Motor Company to Deploy SimpleFuel in Washington D.C.
PDC Machines and IVYS Energy Solutions will work with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Hyundai Motor Company on a collaboration to assess the current status of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies’ performance. As part of this partnership, Hyundai will provide five Hyundai NEXO fuel cell vehicles to DOE and support the installation of a SimpleFuel® hydrogen refueling appliance in the Washington, D.C., area this fall 2020. SimpleFuel® combines electrolyzer production, PDC compression, onboard storage, controls, safety, and dispensing in one small package. The SimpleFuel® hydrogen refueling appliance is a joint development between IVYS Energy Solutions and PDC Machines. This partnership will provide DOE managers and the national laboratories access to data from real-world operation of hydrogen and fuel cell applications and help guide future DOE research and development.

The idea behind the SimpleFuel® hydrogen refueling appliance came out of DOE’s H-Prize H2Refuel competition. This competition encouraged American innovators to develop small-scale hydrogen generation systems to refuel forklifts or vehicles at community centers, businesses, and other locations that don’t have readily available hydrogen stations nearby.

The H-Prize H2Refuel winners, IVYS Energy Solutions and PDC Machines, have been rapidly deploying the American-designed and manufactured technology on a global scale to refuel on-road vehicles and material handling equipment. “It is an honor to be selected for this showcase application in the D.C. area,” says Kareem Afzal, Vice President of PDC Machines. “With our partners at IVYS, the team is aggressively commercializing this novel, compact and robust technology to client partners in the U.S., Asia, Australia, and Europe. We are building a healthy backlog of orders and are ready for scale. PDC has invested in a 3rd manufacturing facility to more than double our production capacity in Warminster, PA as a demonstration of our belief that the hydrogen economy is accelerating. We look forward to executing this exciting project.”

“The promise of a reliable, readily-deployable hydrogen refueling solution in SimpleFuel® is evidenced in projects like envisioned here in D.C.,” says Darryl Pollica, CEO of IVYS Energy Solutions. “We are committed to enabling clean mobility and are thrilled to be able to strongly support DOE’s mission.” The five Hyundai NEXO fuel cell cars, which can rely on the SimpleFuel® for regional hydrogen refueling, will join the existing DOE fleet in Washington, D.C. DOE will provide several of the vehicles to federal government agencies and national laboratories, which also have refueling capability. This will allow the independent validation of data and the development of workforce training programs and encourage greater collaboration among government, research, and industry.