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Cleantech industry veteran Martin Schuermann,

  • Clean transport technology pioneer Martin Schuermann appointed executive chairman of Aberdeen’s board
  • Mr. Schuermann will emphasize a low-carbon strategy downstream, in transport and in contact with consumers
  • Addition of Schuermann Elevates Company’s Governance, Procurement and Execution Capabilities

TORONTO, Aug. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Aberdeen International Inc. (“Aberdeen“or the”Society”) (TSX: AAB) (F: A8H) (OTC: AABVF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Martin Schuermann as Executive Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Schuermann has been involved in the clean energy industry since 2009, serving as Chairman and CEO of Vision Motor Corp and Vision Industries (“Vision”), an early innovator in fuel cell vehicles, focused on developing zero-emission heavy-duty transportation solutions using hydrogen as the primary means of energy storage. Vision was the first company in the world to put hydrogen-powered Class 8 trucks through regular duty cycles at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Before and since his time at Vision, Mr. Schuermann was a serial entrepreneur, notably in the media and film industries. Mr. Schuermann holds a BA from Westfaelische Wilhelms Universitaet Muenster (Germany) and an MBA from Azusa Pacific University and UCLA (Los Angeles).

As the company continues to shape a vision focused on clean energy, the appointment of Mr. Schuermann brings new expertise in strategy and governance, adds leadership experience directly in the areas of clean transportation and electrification, and strengthens Aberdeen’s sourcing and transaction execution capabilities.

“Martin brings a wealth of experience in the energy and transportation sector that will accelerate our ambition to be the partner of choice for clean technology start-ups. Martin’s strategic vision, expertise and industry contacts will help us identify and execute world-class opportunities,” commented Mr. Bharti, Director of the Company.

“I am delighted to work with Chris and the team to create a compelling list of low-carbon and zero-carbon investments that truly drive transformation across the energy, transport and industrial sectors. . My goal is to help Aberdeen significantly grow its asset base and attract high-quality capital and talent to drive meaningful value for Aberdeen shareholders,” Mr. Schuermann said.

Mr. Schuermann replaces Stan Bharti as Executive Chairman of the Board. Mr. Bharti will remain a director of the Company.


Aberdeen International is a global resource investment firm and merchant bank focused on small cap companies in the rare metals and renewable energy sectors. AES-100 Inc., an Aberdeen portfolio investment, owns the exclusive rights and all intellectual property to the advanced electrolyser system for the production of hydrogen from dilute syngas.

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