Personnel moves

Fluitron appoints Linh Austin as president and CEO

Austin, the former COO of BayoTech, has been appointed CEO at Fluitron, a manufacturer of integrated hydrogen gas compression, storage, and dispensing systems.

January 18, 2023

Fluitron, a manufacturer of integrated hydrogen gas compression, storage, and dispensing systems, has appointed Linh Austin as president and chief executive officer.

Austin is the former chief operating officer of BayoTech and regional chief executive officer of McDermott International's Middle East and North Africa business. Fluitron is a portfolio company of Ara Partners, a decarbonization-focused private equity firm.

Austin brings more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry to Fluitron, including significant leadership experience directing US and international oil & gas businesses, hydrogen operations, P&L management, strategy, and engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC). He has also led significant re-engineering initiatives, cost reductions, AI implementation, and energy transition efforts across multiple businesses.

"We are thrilled to welcome Linh to Fluitron as Chief Executive Officer," said Tuan Tran, a partner at Ara. "Linh is a proven energy industry leader with the vision and expertise necessary to build upon the successful enterprise Fluitron has established over the past 47 years and take the company into its next phase of growth and innovation as a leader in hydrogen gas handling."

"Linh has been a respected voice at the forefront of energy transition. We are delighted that he has chosen to bring his experience and passion to the leadership of Fluitron," added Troy Thacker, Managing Partner of Ara Partners.

As Regional CEO for McDermott International in the Middle East and North Africa, Austin was responsible for over $3bn of business, and more than tripled the company's regional revenue in under six years while maintaining margins. He also previously held several leadership roles at BP in both the US and UK.

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