The businessman behind green energy company Proton Power Systems, John Wall, has died, the firm’s chief executive has announced.
Wall, a graduate of Newcastle University worked for PwC in the UK and US before retiring in 2004,
Under his chairmanship, the AIM-listed Proton - which designs, develops and produces fuel cells and fuel cell electric hybrid systems - has become a major player in the sector, now looking for licensing partners to help roll out its portfolio of products around the world.
Dr Faiz Nahab, chief executive of Proton Power said: “I am very saddened by the death of John whom I worked with and known as a friend for the past six years.
“John joined the board of Proton Power in 2006 at the time of its admission to AIM, and has been key in developing Proton Power in both executive and non-executive roles and recently as Chairman of the Company.
“On behalf of all at Proton, our condolences are extended to his family.”