David K. Garman was sworn in last month as the new Under Secretary of Energy for Energy, Science and Environment by Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman. Garman, who has served as Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy since 2001, had been Acting Undersecretary for some time until his Senate confirmation in mid-June. .......Ohio governor Bob Taft has been presented with the U.S. Fuel Cell Councils Pathfinder Award at the National Academy of Engineerings regional technology conference in Cleveland in early June. Tafts vision and persistence were instrumental in establishing the Third Frontier for Ohio, and of course the Ohio Fuel Cell Initiative, said USFCC executive director Robert Rose in presenting the award.......Calgary-based Dynetek Industries Ltd., a maker of lightweight compressed hydrogen storage cylinders, has named William Kenneth Kovalchuk to its board of directors. Kovalchuk is president of Claret Asset Management Corp., of Montreal........VIASPACE Inc., a Pasadena, CA-based diversified technology spinoff of Caltech/NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory, has named Dr. Sandeep Gulati to its board of directors. Gulati was the former head of the Ultracomputing Group at JPL. VIASPACEs portfolio of expertise includes energy and fuel cells.......Fuel cell developer Protonex Technology Corp., Southborough, MA has named Phil Robinson as vice president for engineering and manufacturing. Robinson previously was vice president for engineering at Amperion Inc., and at LAN Access and NetVantage. The company has also added two new members to its board of directors, Akbar Naderi, a group vice president at Parker Hannifin, and John Berger, managing director of Contango Capital Management.............Ener1, a Fort Lauderdale, FL-based developer of clean energy sources including fuel cell components and testing services, has appointed J. Gary McDaniel as chief executive officer of its nanotechnology subsidiary, NanoEner, Inc. Most recently McDaniel was president and CEO of Nanox, a developer of nanostructured materials.......Regina, Saskatchewan-headquartered HTC Hydrogen Technologies Corp. has appointed Dr. Rodney Nashiem as a director of the corporation. He will also serve as a member of HTCs technical advisory committee. Nashiem works in the coal-fired electric generation industry and has extensive experience in renewable energy technology development........Jamie Bakos, manager of environmental services with Giffels Associates Limited, (an Ingenium Group Company), has been named to the board of directors of SHEC-Labs, Saskatoon, SK, a developer of solar hydrogen production technologies.