Robert J. Friedland
Robert J. Friedland was a co-founder of Proton OnSite in 1996 and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in 2008. Prior to becoming President and CEO Mr. Friedland held various positions of increasing responsibility including Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Products and Manufacturing. Mr. Friedland is a recognized expert in the hydrogen energy and fuel cell industry and has over twenty three years of experience that spans engineering, manufacturing, finance and operations.
Prior to co-founding Proton OnSite, Mr. Friedland spent nine years at Hamilton Sundstrand, a division of United Technologies where he was the Program Operations Manager of Navy and Electrochemical Systems.
Mr. Friedland earned his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Syracuse University and his MBA from Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has delivered numerous papers and presentations on current and future uses of hydrogen.
A. John Speranza
John Speranza is currently the Vice President of Global Hydrogen Product Sales. Mr. Speranza joined Proton OnSite in 1997 as an Electrical Control Systems Engineer. In his time at Proton OnSite, Mr. Speranza has served in several key hydrogen product development and program management roles.
Before joining Proton OnSite, Mr. Speranza spent more than 12 years at Hamilton Sundstrand, a division of United Technologies, where he helped to develop PEM fuel cell and electrolyzer products for military and aerospace applications.
Mr. Speranza earned his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering technology from the University of Hartford. He has been granted 17 patents to date in the areas of fuel cell and electrolyzer system design, electrochemical component design and hydrogen applications.
Mark S. Schiller
As Vice President of Business Development, Mark Schiller is responsible for global strategic outreach and business development at Proton OnSite. In addition, Mr. Schiller identifies emerging markets for existing and new technologies that leverage Proton OnSite’s commercial products and technology portfolio. Mr. Schiller brings a diverse wealth of knowledge to Proton OnSite, as he has more than 24 years of experience in management, business development, sales, and engineering support in the energy industry.
Before joining Proton OnSite in 2004, Mr. Schiller held senior positions with Texaco Energy Systems and Chevron Technology Ventures – companies specializing in alternative energy storage, generation and technology development. Mr. Schiller also served as the district manager for Texaco Commercial Products, and then moved to the Sales, Marketing and Business Development department for Texaco Energy Systems.
Mr. Schiller earned his Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Tulsa University and his MBA from Oklahoma State University.
Larry Moulthrop has spent over thirty years designing and directing development of hydrogen PEM electrochemical systems. In 1996, Mr. Moulthrop co-founded Proton OnSite after recognizing a need for the commercialization of PEM water electrolysis products.
As Vice President of Hydrogen Systems, Mr. Moulthrop continues to use his extensive experience to help develop Proton OnSite’s fundamental product architecture, and has been a vital figure in Proton OnSite’s successful HOGEN® PEM on-site industrial hydrogen generators. Currently, Mr. Moulthrop and a team of Proton OnSite staff are working to define the next generation of Proton OnSite’s products in fueling and backup energy storage applications.
Prior to founding Proton OnSite, Mr. Moulthrop worked to develop aerospace regenerative fuel cell systems at General Electric in 1978. From there he joined UTC/Hamilton Sundstrand designing aerospace and military high pressure electrolysis systems. Mr. Moulthrop has more than 22 issued U.S. patents on electrochemical systems and related components and is a key contributor to the development of the ISO 22734 water electrolyzer standard and hydrogen code.
Everett Anderson is Vice President of Electrochemical Technology. Mr. Anderson is focused on strategic technology development, assessing new technology and potential partnerships for the next generation of Proton OnSite’s products. He also serves in an oversight role regarding electrochemical technology development as it relates to Proton OnSite’s commercial hydrogen generation business, as well as helping to establish future research thrust areas that leverage the company's expertise and competencies. Mr. Anderson joined Proton OnSite in 2000 and has more than 25 years of R&D experience in hydrogen and fuel cells. He has served previous positions at Proton OnSite as Research Manager, Research Director and Director of Process and Materials Development.
Prior to joining Proton OnSite, Mr. Anderson was the Manager of Electrochemical Technologies Group at Physical Sciences Inc., a contract R&D firm where he spent over 13 years conducting research in a variety of technology areas including PEM, direct methanol and alkaline fuel cells, halogen fuel cells, electrosynthesis, electrochemical sensors, and advanced electroplating processes. Before joining Physical Sciences Inc., Mr. Anderson worked as a Staff Scientist at Giner, Inc. where he conducted research on phosphoric acid and halogen fuel cells. Mr. Anderson has been granted 6 U.S. patents in the fields of electrochemical synthesis, fuel cell electrode fabrication, and PEM electrolyzer cell stack design.
Mr. Anderson earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Vermont and his MBA from Bentley University.