Proton Energy Systems, Inc. Announces the Appointment of Key Senior Level Technical People.Business/Technology Editors
ROCKY HILL, Conn.--BUSINESS WIRE--Sept 5, 2000--
Dr. Thomas Maloney has joined the company as Business Development Manager focusing on energy markets. Dr. Maloney brings to Proton nearly 15 years experience in regenerative fuel cell systems development for commercial, aerospace, and military applications. After prior experience at Eltech Systems and assignment at Argonne National Laboratory Argonne National Laboratory, research center, based in Argonne, Ill., 27 mi (43 km) SW of downtown Chicago, with other facilities at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, 50 mi (80 km) W of Idaho Falls, Idaho. Founded in 1946 by the U.S. , Tom spent most of his career as a contractor to the NASA NASA: see National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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Independent U.S. Glenn Research Center The Glenn Research Center (more correctly, the NASA John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field) is a NASA center, located in Cleveland, Ohio between Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and the Rocky River Reservation (part of the Cleveland Metroparks). , having managed their contracted Power Systems Group for the past nine years. Tom has also provided consulting services to U.S. and international companies over the past three years in the area of regenerative fuel cells. Proton is working to commercialize regenerative fuel cells for a variety of power backup and uninterruptible power applications.
Fred Mitlitsky has joined the company as Director of Advanced Engineering. Fred joined Proton after 18 years with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: see Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
(body) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - (LLNL) A research organaisatin operated by the University of California under a contract with the US Department of Energy. (LLNL) where he was a senior scientist and program manager. Fred's recent projects focused on regenerative fuel cell systems and lightweight tankage tankage
made from heat-digested animal abattoir residues without gut contents, hide, horn, hoof. Concentrated and dried and possessing a high biological value protein content of 60%. See also meat meal. for energy storage and propulsion. His recent innovations are enabling to a wide range of applications, including zero emission vehicles, portable power supplies, stationary energy storage, spacecraft and high altitude long endurance solar rechargeable aircraft. Fred was the LLNL program manager for lightweight hydrogen tankage, which recently set a world record by demonstrating high cycle life tankage with 11.3% hydrogen by weight for automotive applications. Fred has authored 50 publications and presentations related to regenerative fuel cells and lightweight hydrogen energy storage.
Commenting on the addition of Maloney and Mitlitsky to the Proton organization, Walter (Chip) Schroeder, Proton's President and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. stated "The surging interest in PEM technology worldwide has created an exceptional opportunity for Proton. We are excited about attracting individuals of Tom and Fred's caliber to help execute our ambitious business plans."
Proton Energy Systems Inc. (www.protonenergy.com) Rocky Hill, CT, USA designs, develops and manufactures products incorporating Proton Exchange Membrane A proton exchange membrane (PEM) is a semipermeable membrane generally made from ionomers and designed to conduct protons while being impermeable to gases such as oxygen or hydrogen. (PEM) technology including HOGEN(R) hydrogen generators and UNIGEN(R) fuel cells. Fuel cells are electrochemical electrochemical /elec·tro·chem·i·cal/ (-kem´i-k'l) pertaining to interaction or interconversion of chemical and electrical energies.
adj. devices that convert hydrogen into electricity without releasing pollutants. The UNIGEN(R) fuel cell has the capability to produce and store hydrogen fuel, making it ideal for backup power requirements.