Fluitron, a manufacturer of integrated hydrogen gas compression, storage and dispensing systems and a portfolio company of Ara Partners, has hired John Donaldson as chief financial officer.

Donaldson has held leadership positions at manufacturing companies similar in size to Fluitron, both domestically and internationally, and has experience scaling private equity-owned businesses. Most recently, he served as chief financial officer of ACME Cryogenics, a designer, manufacturer and provider of precision-engineered products and field services for the production, distribution and storage of cryogenic liquids and industrial gases. He also played a role in ACME Cryogenics’ successful sale to Dover Corp. in 2021.

“John will be a critical member of the senior management team as we establish a hydrogen platform to service the global energy transition market,” states Tuan Tran, a partner at Ara Partners.