“By providing clean, efficient and continuous base-load energy for buildings and enabling zero-emission transportation, fuel cells have become a proven and crucial component of the clean energy network. We are extremely grateful for the important work FCHEA is doing to raise the profile of these game-changing energy technologies for the marketplace, policy makers, key decision-makers and the general public.”
Vice President,Government Affairs, and General Counsel,
"FCHEA is an important conduit for informing and educating government leaders and the public about the impact hydrogen is making today as well as significant technology advances, and hydrogen’s role in solving the clean energy issue for all future generations."
Global Business Director,
Hydrogen Energy Systems at Air Products
“The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Industries in Ohio are on the verge of considerable success. One piece of the puzzle that will help push us over the top is a united voice for the fuel cell and hydrogen industries. The FCHEA provides Ohio, the rest of the country—and the Industry-- with that voice through advocacy, support and a united front.”
Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition
"FCHEA brings a strong, united voice about fuel cells and hydrogen to a national audience. We look forward to working closely with FCHEA staff and members to advance the commercialization of fuel cells in the United States."
California Fuel Cell Partnership
"FCHEA's efforts are providing great help in moving Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles to a new level of market acceptance in a way one individual automaker could not."
“Plug Power greatly appreciates the importance of FCHEA in advancing hydrogen fuel cell solutions in commercial applications. It is the visionary collaboration of the partnership that provides a strong foundation for today’s advanced technology to prove out value, viability and reliability in key markets. Industry pioneers, like FCHEA, will ensure a path to a future that includes hydrogen and fuel cells as core to the clean energy network”
"Solar and wind are good technologies, but they do not address the total customer need for continuous power as fuel cells and hydrogen energy do . Many customers require a more dependable base-load, energy efficient solution that works around the clock, and in a smaller footprint. ClearEdge Power fuel cells provide exactly that solution, and the FCHEA helps us to inform and educate customers and policymakers about the many benefits of fuel cells and hydrogen energy."
President & CEO
“Now, more than ever, the fuel cell and hydrogen energy industries need to speak in one powerful voice. FCHEA's efforts have been exceptional in creating a compelling platform to advance industry initiatives on Capitol Hill and within the States”
PhD, Executive Director,
South Carolina Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Alliance
Morry B. Markowitz - President & Executive Director
Morry Markowitz leads FCHEA advocacy programs on Capitol Hill, at DOE, DOD and other government agencies, and outreach programs to target markets and users of fuel cells and hydrogen energy. Morry comes with extensive expertise in the energy field, in addition to sixteen years of association management. Prior to coming to the FCHEA, Morry was the Group Director of External Affairs at the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) for nine years. Before his work at EEI, Morry was the Vice President of Public Affairs with the Association of International Automobile Manufacturers. Morry brings years of government relations, energy policy, and communications experience to the Association. Morry has worked on Capitol Hill, in addition to the Executive Branch of government. Morry graduated with a J.D. from George Mason School of Law.
James Warner - Director of Policy and External Affairs
Warner comes to FCHEA from the office of Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA), where he served as Legislative Assistant for energy, environment, and climate change. He was a key negotiator on energy efficiency, natural gas, renewable biomass, coal, and transmission issues in Senate climate and energy bills, and in Pennsylvania. He served as a bridge between industry and environmental groups, and worked closely with the natural gas industry, state and local officials, and environmental groups on issues surrounding the development of the Marcellus Shale.
Warner came to the Senate from the non-partisan Pew Center on Global Climate Change, where he was the Congressional Affairs Fellow. At Pew, Warner was a vigorous advocate on the Hill for legislation to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.
Warner received his M.A. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, his B.A. from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, and was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala in 2002-2004. He was born and raised in New York City.
Connor Dolan - External Affairs Manager
Connor Dolan is the External Affairs Manager for FCHEA. Connor has previously worked for the Methanol Institute and the U.S. Fuel Cell Council. Connor received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with minors in both American Studies and National Security from Christopher Newport University.
Karen Hall - Senior Technical Specialist
Karen Hall is the Chief Editor of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Safety Report. She also facilitates the coordination of association Regulatory Affairs activities among industry, government, academia, and standards development organizations.
Mrs. Hall has 15 years experience in developing consensus-based codes and standards relating to hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, and is active in a number of national and international technical committees and working groups.
Mrs. Hall received a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science from the Johns Hopkins University. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Welding Engineering from the Ohio State University.
Jay Keller - Senior Technical Specialist
In 1983 he received his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and in 1979 his Masters of Science (M.S.) both in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on energy from the University of California at Berkeley. He has over 180 publications focusing on combustion and hydrogen energy in the refereed literature, proceedings of meetings and symposia, book chapters, and patents.
He has devoted the 18 years to building a globally recognized program at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) that advances the science and technologies needed to enable a net-zero green house gas (GHG) emitting energy system. Hydrogen programs and projects he has directed include activities in H2 fueled conventional technologies (reciprocating and turbine internal combustion engines), fuel cells systems development, materials science for H2 storage, H2 effects on materials, molecular separation, fuel cell membranes, systems analysis and engineering, thermochemical solar and nuclear H2 production, and the science and engineering behind the development of international regulation codes and standards such as gaining an understanding of unintended H2 release behavior and H2 effects in materials.
He was the Deputy Director for the Metal Hydride Center of Excellence, which was the largest of the three DOE Centers of Excellence. In 2010, the CoE’s were awarded the DOE’s meritorious achievement award for their “outstanding contribution to advancing the state-of-the-art in hydrogen storage”.
As recognition for his leadership abilities, in 2009 he was awarded The DOE Hydrogen Program Meritorious Award (with special recognition for outstanding technical contributions).
He left Sandia National Laboratories in 2011 and is now a technical consultant to the DOE and supports all C&S international engagements including co-chairing Regulation Codes and Standards Working Group of the IPHE. He is also the Technical Director at the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Energy Association.
Robert Rose - Senior Industry Specialist
Robert Rose is Senior Advisor to FCHEA, focusing primarily on outreach and liaison activities. In a career spanning more than 30 years in Washington, DC, Rose has served in senior communications and policy positions in the U.S. government, and provided consulting service, advice and successful advocacy to a wide range of public and private sector clients. As an advocate, Rose helped clients achieve significant legislative and research funding goals. Rose has written or edited several books and dozens of articles, and appeared before Committees of Congress. He has numerous other writing and speaking credits and is a frequent news source. Rose is the 2004 recipient of the Fuel Cell Seminar Award, the most prestigious of its kind in the U.S., and in 2010 received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the National Hydrogen Association.
Scott Sklar - Senior Procurement Specialist
Scott Sklar is President of the Stella Group, Ltd., a strategic technology optimization and policy firm for clean distributed energy users and companies, with a focus on system standardization, modularity, and web-enabled diagnostics. Scott Sklar is an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University teaching a unique multidisciplinary sustainable energy course, and co-teaching an International Energy Security course at The American University. Sklar is also part-time Executive Director of the non-profit Center for Small Business and the Environment. On November 4, 2010 Secretary Locke approved Sklar's appointment to the Department of Commerce Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (RE&EEAC). Scott Sklar, the Group's founder and president, lives in a solar home and has a zero energy office building in Arlington, Virginia which had the nation's first commercially-leased fuel cell and now has a replacement 2kW PEM fuel cell for electric power augmentation.
Ben Zingman - Senior Communications Specialist
A successful issues communications, marketing, crisis and public relations strategist, writer and manager, Ben Zingman has served trade association, business and non-profit clients for more than 30 years. His work for FCHEA includes internal and external communications program development and planning. He also provides executive writing services such as op-eds, feature articles, press releases, presentations and web site content.
Over his career, Zingman has developed media strategies and materials, conducted national media and editorial tours, managed community relations, public education, special events, employee and grassroots programs, created issue advertising campaigns, developed diversity policy and strategic philanthropy programs, and served as client spokesperson.
He began his career as a teacher in New York City and later at Rutgers University where he earned a Ph.D. in political science. A graduate educator since 2004, Zingman created and teaches courses on “Managing Association and Nonprofit Communications in a Changing Environment” and “Public Opinion, Political Socialization and Public Relations” for The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management.
|Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and Vehicle Technologies Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting (AMR)|
|May 13-17, 2013 | Washington, DC||16th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum|
|Wednesday - June 12 9:30 am - 4:30 pm | Washington, DC||Hydrogen + Fuel Cells 2013 (HFC2013)|
|June 16-19, 2013 | Vancouver, British Columbia||Alternative Clean Transportation 2013 (ACTEXPO 2013)
|June 24-27, 2013 | Washington, D.C.||5th International Conference on Hydrogen Safety (ICHS2013)|
|September 9 - 11, 2013 | Brussels, Belgium||World Hydrogen Technologies Convention (WHTC)|
|September 25 - 28, 2013 | Shanghai, China||2013 Fuel Cell Seminar & Energy Exposition|
|October 21-24, 2013 | Ohio||Electric Vehicle Symposium|
|November 17 - 20, 2013 | Spain|