H2scan Corp., the Valencia-based maker of hydrogen sensors for industrial markets, has named its board chairman, Michael Allman, as its new CEO. Allman most recently was president of Bit Stew Systems, a software company working on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Also known as the Industrial Internet, IIoT applies machine learning and big data technology to industrial settings, using sensor data, machine-to-machine communication and automation. GE Digital bought Bit Stew earlier this month. Previously, Allman spent 17 years with Sempra Energy, ultimately as chairman and CEO of its Southern California Gas Company unit, the largest natural gas distribution company in the United States. He ran the company’s strategic investment in renewable energy.
“The entire H2scan team is thrilled to welcome Michael Allman as our new CEO,” said Dennis Reid, founder of H2scan, who will become president of the 14-year-old company. “His experience in the energy industry and his success leading companies large and small will bring significant value to H2scan.”
H2scan supplies hydrogen process analyzer and hydrogen leak detectors to utility, petrochemical, refinery, as well as gas line companies, nuclear power plants, fuel cell, petroleum and other industrial organizations.
“H2scan is poised to become the leading supplier of hydrogen sensing technology,” Allman said. “Its high-quality and low-cost sensors will create new and expanded markets for hydrogen measurement, improving the safety and operating performance of multiple industries.” He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University.