The U.S. Fuel Cell Council has appointed Gregory Dolan as Deputy Executive Director. Mr. Dolan will be responsible for directing membership activities and media relations, as well as assisting Executive Director Robert Rose in the day-to-day operation of the Council. The U.S. Fuel Cell Council is the trade association for the fuel cell industry, representing fuel cell manufacturers, suppliers and customers.

Mr. Dolan comes to the Council from the American Methanol Institute (AMI), where he served as Vice President for Public Affairs. During the past four years with AMI, Mr. Dolan managed all media relations activities, and assisted in the direction of legislative affairs for the methanol industry’s trade association.

Prior to his service with AMI, Mr. Dolan spent ten years as a public information officer for several New York State agencies, including the Department of Environmental Conservation, the NYS Energy Research and Development Authority, and the Department of Transportation.

“The U.S. Fuel Cell Council has grown from 14 member companies, to 45 members in less than two years,” said Mr. Rose. “Greg’s experience and talents will help the Council grow even further. With the tremendous explosion of growth this industry has seen over the past few years, we expect the Council to become an important force in moving fuel cells to the marketplace.”

Fuel cells are highly efficient and clean, generating electricity from a chemical reaction rather than combustion. Fuel cells are being readied for commercial introduction to supply electricity to everything from cellular phones and laptop computers, to cars, homes and office buildings.

“Fuel cells are not just the wave of the future, they are the tsunami of the future,” said Mr. Dolan. “I’m very excited about the prospects for helping the fuel cell industry diversify our energy supply while producing zero or near zero emissions.”