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

Austin brings over 30 years of experience in the energy industry to Fluitron, including leadership experience directing U.S. and international oil and gas businesses, hydrogen operations, P&L (profit and loss) management, strategy and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC). He is the former chief operating officer of BayoTech and regional chief executive officer of McDermott International‘s Middle East and North Africa business, where he was responsible for over $3 billion of business and tripled the company’s regional revenue in under six years.

“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,” says Tuan Tran, a partner at Ara.