Say “Aloha” to our newest Fellow of the Academy, James “Mitch” Ewan.
Currently working from Honolulu, Hawaii, Mr. Ewan is truly a leader in the hydrogen and fuel cell field with a career spanning over an impressive 30 years. After a successful naval career that included command of diesel-electric submarines and a destroyer, Mr. Ewan entered private industry where he served in a variety of senior executive positions including senior management (Board Member, VP & GM) of publicly traded companies.
Some notable past accomplishments include leading the team that designed and built the “Green Car,” (the world’s first PEM fuel cell powered automobile, Co-Chairing the United States National Hydrogen Association, and serving on the Business Advisory Board of the Florida Solar Energy Center.
Currently, Mr. Ewan serves on the staff of the University of Hawaii’s Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (“HNEI”) as the Hydrogen Systems Program Manager where he is helping to develop HNEI’s hydrogen infrastructure and fuel cell programs including two hydrogen production and fueling stations, and three fuel cell electric buses.
He is the host of the ThinkTech Hawaii weekly energy show entitled “Hawaii: The State of Clean Energy.” Mitch also serves on the advisory boards of several renewable energy and hydrogen related companies. He has been awarded two hydrogen-related patents.
“The World Business Academy Fellows are ‘Futurists’ pushing the boundaries in each of their respective fields, not accepting the status quo, and working for the betterment of mankind. They are all people who are making a ‘Difference,’ leaders and not followers, and I am honored to have been invited to join them and be associated with such a dynamic group. In my case, I have set my life’s mission to ‘Decarbonize’ our global energy system through the ‘Magic of Hydrogen’.” – Mitch Ewan
We are pleased to welcome Mr. Ewan to our elite team of Fellows that represent some of the best and brightest people working to shape today’s global landscape. For more information on his work and publications, please visit his publications page and LinkedIn page.