Steven Parente

Hydrogen Infrastructure & Integration Specialist

Mr. Steven Parente is the Hydrogen Infrastructure and Integration Specialist at Caterpillar with responsibility for product definition and technical sales support of hydrogen infrastructure products.  Furthermore, he leverages years of experience in hydrogen technologies to provide technical leadership for a diverse portfolio of hydrogen projects across the enterprise.

Mr. Parente has spent more than 16 years in the hydrogen industry where he has gained subject matter expertise in hydrogen production, compression, storage, and dispensing.  He began his career as a process engineer designing and commissioning steam methane reforming plants for hydrogen and syngas production.  His accomplishments as process engineer include the development of a novel, compact hydrogen production system to provide a reliable, onsite production solution for small hydrogen consumers.  Mr. Parente progressed through engineering management roles, leading increasingly larger engineering teams through engineering, procurement, and construction of hydrogen systems globally.  As the hydrogen for mobility market rapidly evolved, he led a team in the development, testing, and deployment of hydrogen refueling systems designed to serve light and medium duty transportation sectors, primarily in California, China, and Europe.

Mr. Parente holds a B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration, both from the Georgia Institute of Technology.