Robert J. Friedland
President and CEO
Founded in 1996, we are proud to offer advanced PEM electrolysis technology expertise and leverage this experience to design the most reliable systems in the world. Our vast installed base and world-class technical support coverage on every continent is unparalleled. It is that dedication to excellence that allows Proton OnSite to continue to foster a strong network of lasting relationships with customers. With a product line of gas generation solutions that meet projects of almost unlimited capacity, Proton OnSite's hydrogen, nitrogen and zero air generators can supply gas at volumes of 200 cc/min - 400 Nm3 /hr +.
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President and CEO
Robert J. Friedland is President and CEO of Proton OnSite. Mr. Friedland, a founder of Proton OnSite in 1996, has held several senior positions at the company since its inception. Earlier in his career, Mr. Friedland was with United Technologies Aerospace Systems (formerly the Hamilton Sundstrand division). At Hamilton, Mr. Friedland held various positions of increasing responsibility including Program Operations Manager of Navy and Electrochemical Systems. Mr. Friedland earned his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Syracuse University and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
SVP of Sales, Service and Marketing
David Bow became our Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing on June 2, 2014. Prior to joining Proton OnSite, Mr. Bow provided sales and marketing consulting services through his company, Sales Growth Solutions which specialized in a science based and metrics driven sales and marketing management. Prior to founding Sales Growth Solutions Mr. Bow was Senior Vice President - Global Commercial Development of Cosa Instrument Corporation. Prior to working at Cosa, Mr. Bow worked at Dionex Corporation as Vice President - Sales, Service and Marketing. Early in his career Mr. Bow was with Dow Pharma where he held various positions of increasing responsibility in engineering and operations management. Mr. Bow Founded Advanced Fine Chemicals and Buffers & Biochemicals Corporation where he was granted patents in the fields of bipolar electrochemistry chemical and biologics purification methods.
Mr. Bow studied Chemical Engineering at Ohio State University and earned his Executive MBA in Finance from the Kellogg School of Management.
Sheldon A. Paul joined Proton OnSite in August, 2008 as Vice President of Finance and Administration and was later promoted to Chief Financial Officer in September, 2013. Prior to joining Proton Onsite, Mr. Paul developed and managed a private consulting practice providing CFO services to medium sized privately held companies. Before starting his private practice, Mr. Paul worked for Information Management Associates, Inc., a publicly traded software company, as Senior Vice President - Finance & Administration, responsible for worldwide financial operations and information systems. Prior to joining Information Management Associates, Inc., Mr. Paul was Vice President- Finance and Administration for Dinex International, a healthcare manufacturing and distribution company. Mr. Paul worked for 9 years in public accounting. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Connecticut and is a Certified Public Accountant.
SVP of Engineering
John Zagaja is Senior Vice President of Engineering at Proton OnSite where he has overall responsibility for technology development and product design. Mr. Zagaja joined Proton OnSite in 2014 and brings an extensive background of product development and project management experience.
Before joining Proton OnSite, Mr. Zagaja held the position of Manager of Programs and Business Development for Space Systems at United Technologies Aerospace Systems where he spent 32 years in positions of increasing responsibility in R&D, Engineering, and Program Management. Focus of this prior experience included development and execution of advanced thermal, electrochemical, and life support systems programs for NASA and the United States Navy.
Mr. Zagaja earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Fairfield University, Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Connecticut, and Master of Science in Computer Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.