Fuel Cell Developments In Ohio

Mr. Pat Valente
Executive Director of the Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition
(Recorded 02-2014)

Mr. Pat Valente is a leading proponent of Ohio's fuel cell industry. Mr. Valente was appointed Executive Director of the Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition in 2008. His appointment demonstrates the OFCC's commitment to maximizing Ohio's industry leadership, fostering active participation in collaborative opportunities, and increasing awareness of Ohio's industry cluster through advocacy and marketing outreach. Mr. Valente's career has included serving as Deputy Director and Assistant Deputy for the Ohio Department of Development's Technology and Economic Development Divisions. Mr. Valente is one of the key architects of the nationally recognized Third Frontier Program and has been the leading advocate for the development of Ohio's fuel cell industry. He also has played an instrumental role in the success of the Entrepreneurial Signature Program (ESP) to foster collaboration and change for regional economic and development entities. Mr. Valente received his B.S. degree in Geography from Kent State University.