Featured Speaker – William A. Whittenberger, BSME, MBA, PE, Site and Technology Director (Retired), Johnson Matthey Process Technologies, Inc.

Bill Whittenberger recently retired as Site and Technology Director of Johnson Matthey PTI in Ravenna, OH, which acquired the assets of Catacel Corp. in September 2014. Bill founded Catacel in 2001 with two partners, intending to develop and commercialize catalyst materials and systems using metal foil substrates.

The Catacel business achieved success by providing heat exchange and catalyst solutions to numerous fuel cell system integrators and several Fortune-100 specialty customers. More recently, Catacel became known for devising and implementing foil based catalyst solutions in steam reformers.
For 15 years before Catacel, Bill developed foil based catalyst technology for numerous emission control applications at Camet Co. and Engelhard Corp. He holds over 62 US Patents in the field of foil supported catalysts.

Since retiring, Bill is consulting for Johnson Matthey, and is providing technical and business support at the Tech Belt Energy Innovation Center in Warren, OH.

Bill earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University, and his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Ohio.

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