Robert Early | AIChE

Robert Early

Technical Manager
Compressed Gas Association

Rob Early is a technical manager for several technical committees at the Compressed Gas Association (, including the Hydrogen Technology and Hazardous Materials Code committees.  Rob recently finished a term as chair of the NFPA 55 technical committee and represents CGA on the NFPA 2 technical committee as well as other organizations that promote the safe use of hydrogen.  Before joining CGA, Rob worked on the design and start-up of a range of hydrogen supply systems at Praxair (now Linde) for over 30 years. Rob led Praxair’s hydrogen training program for employees and for customers and also developed Praxair’s liquid and gas supply system standards.  Rob has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY and a Master of Business Administration degree from Niagara University in Niagara Falls, NY.