Steve graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in electrical engineering. He spent the first 13 years of his career designing, installing, and troubleshooting machine & process control systems for several types of application including: papermaking machinery, medical device manufacturing, and industrial lasers. This included designing controls and an ultra-high vacuum system for a 4.5 MeV electron beam, and control & safety systems for CO2 lasers with up to 60 kW continuous powers, and CE Marking with TÜV certification for those lasers. This was the start into the world of safety, certification, and codes & standards.
Steve spent the next 5 years in the Machinery Division of TÜV an OSHA approved Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory for the U.S. and a Notified Body for the European Union. He reviewed and certified many various types of machines and equipment from the simplest, single motor machines with an on / off switch to semiconductor fabs and a flight simulator and included hydrogen generators and a fuel cell bus that lead to the start of TÜV’s ATEX service in the U.S.
Steve has spent the last 17 years providing safety and codes & standards support for several hydrogen equipment manufactures. The products included PEM based electrolyzers, reformer based hydrogen generators and fueling stations, KOH based stationary fuel cell power plants, and hydrogen powered industrial trucks (HPITs) using PEM fuel cells.
Steve’s codes & standards experience started approximately 15 years ago when he was an original member of the ISO 22734, Hydrogen generators using water electrolysis, committee. He is also an original member of NFPA 2, Hydrogen Technology Code, and is the chair of 3 Technical Groups (TGs) for that code. He is a long time member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for ISO TC197, Hydrogen technologies, and IEC TC105, Fuel cell technologies. And, he became the chair for CSA’s binational (U.S. & Canada) Fuel Cell Technology Committee including CSA FC 1 last year.