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Speaker Presentations

The following have given permission to view their presentations.

Jack Brouwer, Ph.D, UC Irvine, Director, National Fuel Cell Research Center
“Why We Need Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for our Renewable Future”

Andrew Marsh, Plug Power, Chief Executive Officer
“The Case for Hydrogen in Logistics”

Anthony Leo, FuelCell Energy, VP, Applications and Advanced Technology Development
“Progress in Power Generation and Advanced Applications for Fuel Cells”

Manny Anunike, Ph.D, Ohio Development Services Agency, Energy Specialist
“ODSA’s Energy Efficiency and Energy Loan Fund Programs”

Shailesh Vora, Ph.D, National Energy Technology Laboratory, SOFC R&D Portfolio Manager
“Progress and Recent Developments in the U.S. Dept. of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy Fuel Cells Program”

 Tim Terrill, Plug Power, VP, North American Aftermarket Support
“Plug Power – Supporting our Customers”

Award Presentations

Congratulations to William (Bill) Dawson

awarded the
2018 OFCC Lifetime Achievement Award

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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Congratulations to William (Bill) Whittenberger

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awarded the
2018 OFCC Lifetime Achievement Award

Bill was a longtime OFCC member and held a number of officers positions in the OFCC. Until his recent retirement, Bill served as Site and Technology Director of Johnson Matthey PTI in Ravenna, OH, which acquired the assets of Catacel Corp. in September 2014. Bill founded Catacel in 2001 with two partners, intending to develop and commercialize catalyst materials and systems using metal foil substrates. The Catacel business achieved success by providing heat exchange and catalyst solutions to numerous fuel cell system integrators and several Fortune-100 specialty customers. More recently, Catacel became known for devising and implementing foil based catalyst solutions in steam reformers.

Congratulations to Dr. Rodger McKain

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awarded the
2018 OFCC Leadership Award

Dr. McKain is the co-founder, past chairman and a current board member of the Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition, and continues to provide leadership to the organizaiton. He is a consultant for LG Fuel Cell Systems (LGFCS) Inc. where he was formerly the Vice President Government Programs and interim CEO at the North Canton, OH based company. Dr. McKain has been involved with the fuel cell industry for over 25 years. He has been the co-inventor of four patents, and has authored or coauthored and presented over 50 publications and public presentations.