VALENCIA, CA--(Marketwired - May 8, 2014) - H2scan Corporation, provider of the most accurate, tolerant and affordable hydrogen leak detection and process gas monitoring solutions for industrial markets, today announced that effective immediately, Michael Allman has been elected by its Board of Directors to serve as Chairman of the Board. Allman succeeds Dennis Reid, the Company's Founder & CEO, who in addition, held the title as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Reid will continue his role as CEO and Board of Director.
"I am delighted to welcome Michael as Chairman of the Board. The timing is right and H2scan is extremely fortunate to have such a talented and experienced person as its new Chairman, said Dennis Reid, H2scan's Founder & CEO. "Michael has vast experience as a successful leader in the energy sector and will help drive H2scan's strategies and achieve the Company's objectives. I look forward to working closely with him and know that Michael's deep knowledge and vision will make him an excellent Chairman for H2scan."
Allman is an accomplished CEO and Chairman with a highly successful career growing, restructuring, and optimizing business strategy and operations in the corporate world. Since 1998, Allman has held a number of leadership positions with Sempra Energy, a Fortune 300 energy services holding company in San Diego, CA. In his most recent position as Chairman, President and CEO of Southern California Gas Company, the largest natural gas distribution company in the United States, he achieved record profits that exceeded targets each year and drove the company to a #1 ranking in customer service.
"I am extremely excited to serve as H2scan's chairman, and look forward to working with my fellow Board members to develop strategies that will continue to improve the company's growth and performance for employees, H2scan investors and customers," said Allman. "I am a strong believer in their products and technology and its ability to enhance and streamline business processes. I feel my experience in both the utility and gas sectors can open new doors for business and partnerships for H2scan."
Allman holds a BS, Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan and an MBA with Finance specialization from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Chicago, Illinois.
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About H2scan Corporation (www.h2scan.com)
H2scan was founded in 2002 and has its headquarters, sales, production, and marketing staff in Valencia, California. The Company provides the most accurate, tolerant, and affordable hydrogen leak detection and process gas monitoring solutions for industrial markets enabling accurate monitoring and control functions for a wide range of applications, including control systems, safety monitoring and alarm systems. H2scan also provides portable, handheld configurations for easy leak detection and monitoring.
H2scan's hydrogen specific sensing systems based on a patented "Chip on a flex" technology are able to detect and measure hydrogen without false readings or expensive support equipment required. This makes it ideal for the NeSSI™ platform. H2scan's process systems have the ability to operate in real-time, with or without the presence of oxygen, no interference from CO or H2S, separating H2scan from all other in-line measuring technologies. The leak detector sensing systems are able to detect hydrogen in air down to 15 ppm concentration without cross-sensitivities to other gases.
The company's solid-state technology was originated at Sandia National Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Energy and is only available commercially through H2scan. Its products are sold in over 50 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit www.h2scan.com.