Barbir Joins Proton Energy Systems

September 06, 2001 by Jeff Shepard

Proton Energy Systems Inc. (Rocky Hill, CT) announced that renowned fuel cell expert Dr. Frano Barbir has joined the company as Director of Fuel Cell Technology and Chief Scientist. In this role, Barbir will lead Proton Energy's efforts to evaluate, develop, operate, commercialize and manufacture appropriate fuel cell technologies to serve the needs of the company's UNIGEN regenerative fuel cell systems.

Barbir joins Proton Energy Systems after nine years with Energy Partners (West Palm Beach FL), where he directed the development of PEM fuel cells and fuel cell systems on numerous externally and internally funded projects.

Trent Molter, Proton Energy Systems' senior vice president of Technology and New Business, remarked, "Dr. Barbir is widely recognized as one of the top technologists in the PEM fuel cell community. His vast experience in fuel cell technology makes him a very important addition to the Proton team and to our future success. We are truly excited about working with Frano to further advance our UNIGEN regenerative fuel cell systems for critical telecommunications and sustainable energy product applications."