Board of Directors


Arthur 'Chip' Bottone , President and Chief Executive Officer

President and Chief Executive Officer of FuelCell Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCEL)

Mr. Bottone joined FuelCell Energy in February 2010 as Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer and was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer in February 2011 and is a named executive officer. Mr. Bottone’s focus is to accelerate and diversify global revenue growth to achieve sustainable profitability by capitalizing on heightened global demand for clean and renewable energy. Mr. Bottone has broad experience in the energy field including traditional power generation and alternative energy. Prior to joining FuelCell Energy, Mr. Bottone spent 25 years at Ingersoll Rand, a diversified global industrial company, including as President of the Energy Systems business. Mr. Bottone received an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1983, and received a Certificate of Professional Development from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 2004.

Chair of the Executive Committee since2011


James H. England , Chairman of the Board of Directors

Corporate Director and Chief Executive Officer of Stahlman-England Irrigation Inc. and HEMS, LLC

Mr. England is a Corporate Director and has been the CEO of Stahlman-England Irrigation, Inc. since 2000. Prior to that, Mr. England spent 4 years as Chairman, President and CEO of Sweet Ripe Drinks, Ltd., a fruit beverage company. Prior to that, he spent 18 years at John Labatt Ltd. and served as that company’s CFO from 1990-1993, during which time John Labatt Ltd. was a public company with a market capitalization of over $5 billion. Mr. England started his career with Arthur Andersen & Co. in Toronto after serving in the Canadian infantry. Mr. England is a director of Enbridge Inc. and is a past member of the board of directors of John Labatt, Ltd., Canada Malting Co., Ltd., and the St. Clair Paint and Wallpaper Corporation. Among other qualifications, Mr. England has executive leadership experience including an in- depth understanding of corporate and international finance. He also has a deep insight into the energy industry and the needs, challenges and global opportunities of the Company in particular.

Member of the Audit and Finance Committee

Member of the Executive Committee


Jason Few

President of Sustayn Analytics LLC, a cloud-based software waste and recycling optimization company

Mr. Few has been the President of Sustayn Analytics LLC, a cloud-based software waste and recycling optimization company, since 2018. Mr. Few has over 30 years of experience increasing enterprise value for Global Fortune 500 and privately held technology, telecommunication, and energy firms. Mr. Few has overseen transformational opportunities across the technology and industrial energy sectors, including as the Founder and Senior Managing Director of BJF Partners, LLC, a privately held strategic transformation consulting firm, where he has served since 2016, with Continuum Energy, an energy products and services company, where Mr. Few served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2013 to 2016, NRG Energy, an integrated energy company, where he served in various roles including Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer from 2009 to 2012 and President Reliant Energy, a retail electricity provider, where he also served as Senior Vice President, Smart Energy from 2008 to 2009. Mr. Few also serves as a Senior Advisor to Verve Industrial, an industrial cybersecurity software company. Mr. Few is active in his community serving on the boards of Memorial Hermann Hospital, the American Heart Association, and the St. John's School Investment Committee. He earned a bachelor's degree in computer systems in business from Ohio University. He received an MBA from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Member of the Audit and Finance Committee

Member of the Compensation Committee


Matthew Hilzinger

Mr Hilinger was the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for USG Corporation, an international building products company, where he oversaw all financial activities as well as strategic planning from 2012 through 2019. From March 2002 to 2012, Mr. Hilzinger was with Exelon Corporation, where he served as Chief Financial Officer from 2008 to 2012 responsible for finance and risk management, and as Corporate Controller from 2002 to 2008. Prior to joining Exelon, Mr. Hilzinger was Chief Financial Officer at Credit Acceptance Corporation in 2001. From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Hilzinger was at Kmart Corporation, where he last served as Vice President, Corporate Controller. From 1990 to 1997, Mr. Hilzinger was at Handleman Company, where he last served as Vice President, International Operations. Mr. Hilzinger started his career at Arthur Andersen & Co. from 1985 to 1990. Mr. Hilzinger is a graduate of the University of Michigan, with a BBA in accounting.

Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee

Chair of the Compensation Committee

Member of the Nominating and Governance Committee


Natica von Althann

Founding partner of C&A Advisors and a former financial executive at Bank of America and Citigroup

Ms. von Althann has served as a Director of PPL Corporation, one of the largest investor-owned utilities in the U.S. with approximately 18,000 megawatts of power generation, since December 1, 2009 and as a Director of TD Bank US Holding Company and its two bank subsidiaries, TD Bank, N.A. and TD Bank USA, N.A. since 2009. She was a founding partner of C&A Advisors, a consulting firm for financial services and risk management from 2009 to 2013, following her retirement in 2008 as the Senior Credit Risk Management Executive for Bank of America and Chief Credit Officer of U.S. Trust, an investment management company owned by Bank of America. Previously, she spent 26 years with Citigroup in various leadership roles, including Division Executive – Latin America for the Citigroup Private Bank, Managing Director and Global Retail Industry Head, and Managing Director and co-head of the U.S. Telecommunications –Technology group for Citicorp Securities.

Member of the Audit and Finance Committee

Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee