Steve SzymanskiVice Chair
Steve Szymanski currently serves as Vice Chair of the CHBC and is Director of Business Development, Projects and Government at Nel Hydrogen. In this role, he is responsible for developing strategic relationships and advancing business and research opportunities with government agencies and government primes in regards to regenerative fuel cells, renewable hydrogen generation, and hydrogen fueling systems.
Szymanski’s previous experience includes several years as an engineer in the Electrochemical Products group at the Hamilton Standard Division of United Technologies. In this position, he supported the development of PEM electrolyzer and fuel cell technology for space and undersea applications. Subsequent to his tenure at Hamilton, Steve pursued a career in technical sales, working in the Process Chemical Division at Buckman Laboratories in Memphis, TN. After 9 years of developing sales territories throughout New England and advancing into sales management at Buckman, Steve joined Proton to contribute to the technical and business success of its PEM electrolyzer technology. He has a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Cornell University and a Master of Science in operations management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.