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Andy Marsh of Plug Power Talks Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Written by Alexandra Perry
Posted November 3, 2017

Hello and welcome back to Investing After Hours — our Wealth Daily podcast dedicated to helping everyday investors navigate major investing trends. Our team of experts has specialized knowledge in a variety of investing methods.

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I am your host Alexandra Perry, the research director at Wealth Daily.

Welcome to Episode 18: Andy Marsh of Plug Power Talks Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Tech has been on everyone's minds during 2017. That's why, when we had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Andy Marsh, the CEO of Plug Power, about hydrogen fuel cells, I couldn't have been more thrilled. 

Hydrogen Fuel Cells 

Recently, I was able to sit down with Meg Dailey, editor at our sister site Energy and Capital, and Andy Marsh, the chief operating officer Plug Power Inc. You can listen to our full interview in the podcast link above.

Plug Power is a leader in the electric motor space. But it doesn’t make the lithium batteries most people associate with rechargeable batteries. Instead, Plug Power produces hydrogen fuel cells for a number of energy solutions.

Hydrogen fuel cells are not batteries in the way we usually think of them. Instead of storing power like Li-ion batteries, hydrogen fuel cells produce power using two simple ingredients: hydrogen and oxygen.

We spoke with Andy Marsh about the possibilities and struggles hydrogen fuel cells face in coming years, as well as what his company, Plug Power, is doing to develop the hydrogen fuel cell industry into a more ubiquitous source of energy.

Today, hydrogen fuel cells are most commonly found in forklifts, as backup energy generators, or in a select few consumer vehicles. But Andy Marsh is confident that they’ll be an even bigger part of our everyday lives very soon.

If you are interested in learning more about hydrogen fuel cell technology or Plug Power Inc., check out its website and some other resources below:

Happy Listening.

Andy Marsh

Andy Marsh has served as CEO of Plug Power Inc. since 2008. He makes it a top priority to serve as the company’s chief promoter. As stated on his leadership page, “Advocating to customers, employees, suppliers, investors and government partners I strive to transform the fuel cell landscape on a macro- and micro-scale.”

Andy is responsible for setting his company’s sales goals, keeping up with product management, and maintaining investor support. He prides himself on not only looking at Plug Power’s current position in the market, but making plans to expand that position long-term.

Before working with Plug Power, Andy acted as co-founder and CEO of Valere Power. Before it was acquired by Eltek in June of 2007, the company provided AC/DC power systems to telecommunications companies, as well as DC power systems for communications, broadband, and network applications.

Since he began work with Plug Power Inc, Andy has been able to expand and improve upon the company’s product line. As of right now, the company has six main product offerings: GenDrive Fuel Cells, GenSure Fuel Cells, GenFuel Hydrogen Solutions, GenCare Services, the GenKey package which bundles all of the above, and the ProGen Fuel Cell Engines which keep its fuel cells operating.

Andy received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology from Temple University, his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Duke University, and his MBA from Southern Methodist University.

Alexandra Perry


Alexandra Perry is Wealth Daily's research director and an associate editor of Technology and Opportunity.

She has multiple years of experience working with startup companies, primarily focusing on artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, alternative energy, and biotech. Her take on investing is simple: A new age of investors can make monumental returns by investing in emerging industries and foundational startup ventures.

Meg Dailey


Meg Dailey is a fresh, young face on the investment scene. In her years as a research analyst with Angel Publishing, she’s learned that adapting fast to new investment situations is critically important for successfully navigating today’s volatile market.

She writes primarily about energy technology, including nuclear, renewables and energy storage.

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