December 6th ASME EVENT

"How and Why of Hydrogen Vehicle Fueling Stations"

John Torrance, Director of Manufacturing,
and David Wolff, Eastern Region Sales Manager

Proton OnSite, Wallingford, CT

“World leader in onsite hydrogen generation”
Click here for a biographical sketch.

 Co-sponsored by ASME New Haven and the UNH Student Chapter of ASME


Hydrogen-fueled zero-emission passenger vehicles have distinct advantages in terms of range and refueling characteristics compared to battery zero-emission passenger vehicles.

Hydrogen infrastructure is poised to expand rapidly with the planned release of hydrogen-fueled vehicles by all of the major automakers for model year 2015.

This presentation will discuss many of the engineering challenges faced in the design and operation of hydrogen fueling stations.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, December 6th at 6:30pm


6:15-6:30pm: Attendees arrive
6:30-7:00pm: Buffet dinner (optional)
7:00-8:15pm: Presentation
8:15-8:30pm: Q&A
Event concludes at 8:30pm.


Glass-Walled Dining Room (next to the Faculty Dining Room) in Bartels Hall at the
University of New Haven (UNH)

Google Maps (preferred for finding street directions):
Bartels Hall

Flash Earth (preferred for GPS and satellite imagery):
Bartels Hall

Note: Parking lots at UNH fill up fast for evening classes, so allow yourself some extra time to find a parking spot.

Fee for dinner:

$10.00 ASME members
$15.00 non-members
$5.00 students

Important: Attending the dinner is optional. If you wish to come only for the presentation, that is fine. However, you must RSVP in either case! Please click here to RSVP by Tuesday, December 4th.

Biographical Sketches

John Torrance

torrance picJohn Torrance is currently the Director of Manufacturing for Proton OnSite. Mr. Torrance joined Proton OnSite in 2002 as a Chemical Process Engineer. In his time at Proton, Mr. Torrance has led the start-up of a new manufacturing facility and the implementation of operational systems related to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Quality Management and Lean Manufacturing. Previous to Proton OnSite, he worked for MacDermid, Inc. in their Electronics Specialty Chemical division where he held roles in product development , technical service, and applications engineering. Mr. Torrance received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Bucknell University.


David Wolff

wolff picDavid Wolff is the Eastern Region Sales Manager at Proton OnSite, in Wallingford, CT. He has been been a Sales and Marketing leader since 1999 for Proton OnSite (formerly Proton Energy Systems). Mr. Wolff has over 30 years of diverse industrial gas generation and application engineering, marketing and sales experience. Immediately prior to his current position, he was the Director of Product Management at MG Industries. Mr. Wolff received his B.S. in Engineering from Dartmouth College.