Robert Friedland, President and CEO of Proton Energy Systems, will be honored today with a coveted service award from the National Hydrogen Association (NHA) during its annual national conference being held in Columbia, SC. The 2009 Award for Meritorious Service is presented annually to three individuals who exhibit exceptional leadership and contributions that further the development of the hydrogen industry. Proton Energy Systems designs and manufactures proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrochemical systems to convert water to hydrogen.
In a company press statement released early today, NHA President Jeffrey A. Serfass was quoted as saying, “Mr. Friedland’s remarkable record of achievement over the years cannot come at a more critical moment, as energy security and green energy are major issues confronting our nation. I cannot think of a more worthy recipient for this award.”
Friedland, co-founded Proton Energy in 1996, is also being commended for his role and mentorship in providing smaller emerging hydrogen technology companies with examples of solid financial and marketing business models.
“I am honored to accept this National Hydrogen Association award on behalf of Proton Energy Systems,” said Friedland. “Proton’s mission has always been to develop hydrogen technology in creative and practical ways that can benefit our customers and advance green energy possibilities and potential throughout the globe.”