President & CEO
Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association
- Session 7: Financing Hydrogen Projects
- Hydrogen Industry Advocacy
Mr. Wolak is the President and CEO of the Washington, DC based Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA), the industry association for hydrogen energy and fuel cell technologies in the United States. FCHEA has been the stable, unified voice of industry leadership for more than 30 years, advocating for funding and policies to support and encourage fuel cell and hydrogen development and deployment at all levels of government and in the private sector.
Prior to FCHEA, Mr. Wolak was a Senior Vice President at FuelCell Energy, Inc. During his tenure at FuelCell Energy, Mr. Wolak initiated and developed some of the most innovative and largest fuel cell technology applications in the world and worked closely with the US Department of Energy and Congress to define and sustain programs for hydrogen and fuel cells.
Mr. Wolak has experience in all facets of energy including executive positions outside the fuel cell and hydrogen industry at an international energy services company, a power development and investment company, public energy resources corporation and as management consultant providing insight to clients in emerging technology and utility segments.
Mr. Wolak serves as Vice Chair of the Global Hydrogen Industry Association Alliance (GHIAA) and serves at the appointment of the Secretary of Commerce to the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee. Mr. Wolak holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Western New England University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Hartford.