Roane County Industry of the Year

Proton Power named Roane County’s 2014 Industry of the Year

The annual Roane County Industry Appreciation Breakfast on May 28th was headlined by guest speaker Dr. Thom Mason, director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  Mason’s core message was that a part of ORNL’s mission is to offer its unique capabilities and facilities for the development of private enterprise in the Innovation Valley.  Following Mason’s remarks, Proton Power was surprised and honored to be recognized as the 2014 Industry of the Year in Roane County.


“Proton Power is a nine-year-old company that began making hydrogen through a patented cellulose to hydrogen power (CHyP) system in 2012. Now, Proton Power is one of the fastest growing industries in Roane County, expanding their existing sites while also acquiring new ones, totaling five now."

"I have been amazed at just what is being accomplished right here (in Roane County) that is having an enormous impact on the world around us,” said Wade Creswell, president and chief executive officer of The Roane Alliance. “There is no greater example I know of than this year’s industry of the year – Proton Power. We are proud to have Proton Power in our community and are excited for their future.”

Sean Hensley, Human Resource Manager, was in attendance to accept the award on behalf of Proton Power.

The full article in Oak Ridge Today can be found here.