Congratulations to William (Bill) Dawson

awarded the 2018 OFCC Lifetime Achievement Award
October 29, 2018

Bill is a past OFCC Chairman and longtime Board and committee member. In 1994, Bill co-founded NexTech Materials to leverage ceramic process technology for new products like fuel cells and sensors. In 2003, NexTech began development of advanced gas sensors and NTM Sensors was launched in 2010 and began its offering of commercial hydrogen sensors. These sensors and alarm systems are now sold globally for battery safety, and hydrogen monitoring for a variety of markets. On October 1, 2015, the name changed from NexTech Materials, Ltd. to Nexceris LLC to better reflect who they have become as a company. On June 25, 2018, the company acquired new ownership and reorganized into three customer-focused business units – Fuel Cells, Materials, and Sensors.  Each of these business units is tasked to create value for its customers, markets, and Nexceris through product innovation.

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About OFCC


The Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition is a united group of industry, academic, and government leaders working collectively to strengthen Ohio’s fuel cell industry and to accelerate the transformation of the region to global leadership in fuel cell technology.  

Why Ohio?


Ohio is internationally recognized as a global center for the fuel cell industry. Ohio has a unique combination of knowledge, resources and infrastructure to support the development of this clean and efficient energy technology. 



The Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition is helping make Ohio the center of the global fuel cell industry. Through the coordinated efforts of the OFCC, its members can participate and enjoy a growing position in this dynamic industry.