MONTREAL —The Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) and Hydrogen Quebec are pleased to announce the appointment of Marie Lapointe as Executive Director of Hydrogen Quebec and CHFCA Regional Manager, Eastern Canada.
With over 30 years of experience, Ms. Lapointe holds an engineering degree and has successfully held various roles in plant management, strategy and marketing at Niobec, Rio Tinto Alcan, and Rio Tinto Fer et Titane. She previously served as CEO of Aluquébec, the Aluminum Transformation cluster in Quebec. With a passion for business development, stewardship and collaboration, Ms. Lapointe brings her dedication to the growth of the Canadian hydrogen sector in collaboration with private and public partners.
In this role, Ms. Lapointe will support the CHFCA’s provincial branch in Quebec (Hydrogen Quebec) and overseeing marketing, communications, government relations and events for the sector in Quebec and eastern Canada.
Marie Lapointe, CHFCA / Hydrogene Quebec: “I am so honored to join this dynamic and visionary team! 40 years ago, efficiently generating hydrogen for energy storage was still a dream, and now that people’s innovation has made it possible, the challenge will be to work together to support the realization of long-lasting projects in the best places in Quebec and Canada. ”
Michel Archambault, Chair, Hydrogene Quebec: “Marie joins us at the perfect time and her wealth of experience will be instrumental in aligning the new Canadian Strategy for Hydrogen with the Quebec strategy and roadmap. We look forward to working with Marie and, on behalf of Hydrogen Quebec, welcome her to our rapidly growing team! ”
Mark Kirby, President and CEO, CHFCA: ““ Marie’s experience and connections in Quebec will be a huge benefit to Hydrogen Quebec members and to the CHFCA as we work to grow the sector. There is unprecedented interest in hydrogen and fuel cells as new projects are announced and companies look to decarbonize their operations. Marie will help us effectively communicate and build the partnerships that are essential to fully capitalize on this enormous opportunity. ”
About the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA)
The Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) is a national association that supports industry, academia, government agencies, financial organizations and other stakeholders focused on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and products. As the collective voice of Canada’s world-leading hydrogen and fuel cell sector, the CHFCA’s mission is to strengthen Canadian leadership, raise awareness of the benefits of the technology, and accelerate the adoption of its members’ products and services in Canada and abroad. The CHFCA currently has 80 members across Canada and two regional branches in British Columbia and Quebec. You can also follow CHFCA on Twitter at @PoweringNow or visit www.chfca.ca for more information.
About Hydrogen Quebec
Hydrogen Quebec is the provincial branch of the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association (CHFCA) in Quebec. Hydrogen Quebec is a public-private partnership with the mandate to promote the commercialization of hydrogen energy and educate the Quebec public about the benefits of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. The branch also works to motivate stakeholders to invest in hydrogen and understand its economic opportunities in the future of mobility and infrastructure.