Message from the President
Why I'm passionate about this oppotunity
Since accepting the position as the President/CEO of Hydrogen technologies Inc. (HTI) in November 2019 I’ve been asked many times, “why a start-up and why Hydrogen Technologies Inc.”. Good question.
I think it goes back to the early 1980s when I was a recently minted chemical engineer working in process development for a consumer products company. We were in a product scale up phase across the country from our home office. I was in charge of the technical start-up. Every day for several weeks at a time I would drive from the hotel to the plant before dawn to spend 12 -15 hours working through every problem imaginable. Right before I would arrive at the plant there was a billboard that read, “There is No Greater Burden than a Good Opportunity”.
I could barely look at that sign. Reading it reminded there is always much to be done and that I would have to be one of the ones to do it. I didn’t know what “it” was yet but I knew “it” was coming for me. Hadn’t I already done enough? Wasn’t I one of a handful of people who entered and made it through engineering school? Wasn’t I showing the world the value of diversity by my very presence? What about my passion for preserving our environment? Besides, I couldn’t really add much to the conversation – yet. Maybe someday, but not yet.
Fast forward to now.
Throughout my long, varied and overall satisfying career, I knew that someday I would have to come back to that sign – to my reluctant personal obligation to take up the burden of a good opportunity. During that career, my passion for inclusiveness, diversity of thought and environmental stewardship served to bring me ever closer to taking up the burden of transformative opportunity. If interested, you can read my resume on Linked-In.
The “Burden of a Good Opportunity” is what Hydrogen Technologies Inc. is to me. The opportunity is different than I imagined it through bleary eyes those many years ago – it is global, rather than personal. I believe that we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, but rather borrow it from our children. The time is now to come together and honor both our ancestors and our children.
I urge you to take a look at the HTI product and process described here and join us in our mission to be part of the reformation of energy capture, storage, distribution and use. It is truly an opportunity and the burden belongs to all of us.
Questions? Comments? Ideas? We’d love to hear from you.