GreenH2@Work Employee Spotlight: Victoria Armstrong
Armstrong comments on how Plug is at the forefront of hydrogen.
Supporting businesses as they transition to hydrogen energy may seem daunting for some, but for Victoria Armstrong — it’s her daily motivation.
Armstrong is Plug’s project controls manager. She joined Plug in January 2022 as an employee of Joule Processing, which was acquired by Plug. As the project controls manager, Armstrong and her team are responsible for services such as cost control, scheduling, change order management, percent of completion tracking, KPI reporting and document control.
Since the acquisition earlier this year, Armstrong and the rest of the Joule team have been working full steam ahead as members of Plug.
“I have only been with Plug for less than a year, but I was privileged to visit some of our biggest equipment suppliers in France and Switzerland and see their fabrication process and how their packages will fit into our plant,” Armstrong said. “Hydrogen technology is truly international with people all over the globe making strides on developing new solutions and collaborating.”
Armstrong, whose background is in the automotive industry, said she’s most excited to see how hydrogen can power cars. Plug and the Renault group launched HYVIA in 2021 to create an ecosystem that includes light commercial vehicles with fuel cells, hydrogen refueling stations, supply of carbon-free hydrogen, services for financing and maintenance of fleets.
“I learned about fuel cells as part of my degree and subsequently while working in the automotive industry,” Armstrong said. “At the time, fuel cells seemed like a distant technology that was not yet mainstream — however, now I can see a path forward for it and am excited about the automotive market taking on this new technology.”
That excitement is why Armstrong would encourage any applicant to consider joining Plug.
“Plug is truly at the forefront of the technology that can change the world in more than one way,” Armstrong said. “As well as reducing the emissions and making our environment better for future generations, it will also make the world safer as countries would become less dependent on hydrocarbon rich nations.”