Executive Director, Hydrogène Québec; Regional Manager, Eastern Canada
With over 30 years of experience, Marie 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 Aluminium 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.
Branch Manager, Hydrogen BC; Regional Manager, Western Canada
Matthew Klippenstein is a fluently-bilingual chemical engineer who has worked in British Columbia’s clean energy economy for the past 20 years. In addition to his extensive hydrogen and fuel cell sector experience, he worked as a consultant in Wood’s renewable energy group performing energy yield assessments for wind and solar projects. A plug-in electric vehicle early adopter, he led outreach and co-administered the Government of British Columbia’s pioneering EV infrastructure rebates for multi-unit buildings through the Plug In BC initiative of the non-profit Fraser Basin Council.
A co-author of the British Columbia Hydrogen Study, Mr. Klippenstein co-authored the industry reference Fuel Cell Industry Review in 2017 and 2018. He chronicled the early years of the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle market at GreenCarReports.com, and his writing has appeared in Wood MacKenzie’s GreenTechMedia.com and Canada’s National Observer.
Mary Jean Rodriguez
Manager – Accounting, Finance and Human Resources
Mary Jean Rodriguez manages CHFCA’s administration and finance departments, overseeing general financial operations and human resources administration. Holding both Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Management Accountant designations, Ms. Rodriguez brings extensive combined finance and accounting experience in private, public and non-profit organizations in Canada and abroad. In addition to volunteering with several non-profit organizations, Ms. Rodriguez also enjoys singing in a choir as well as reading motivational and self-help books.