Board of Directors

Charles L. Roe, Ph.D.
Chief Technology Officer and Cofounder
Algisys, LLC

Dr. Roe is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Co-founder of Algisys, a biotechnology company focused on using algae to produce nutritional oils and high protein additives for the supplement, food & beverage, animal feed, and pharmaceutical industries. Prior to Algisys, he co-founded and served as the CTO for Biofuel Producers of America (dba Algae Producers, Inc.), which is a diversified algae and biofuels company.

Dr. Roe was previously an R&D Consultant and Program Manager with NineSigma, a technology and innovation sourcing company with offices in Japan, Europe, and the United States. At NineSigma, he worked with the research and development organizations of Fortune 500 corporations, and helped to identify, procure, and develop strategic technologies on a global basis. Dr. Roe’s projects consistently focused on identifying gaps in his client’s technology platforms, brokering technology exchanges, and establishing external research and development partnerships. In addition to his expertise with R&D, he has also worked in a variety of other functional capacities that include product development, process engineering, corporate purchasing, recruiting, supply chain/logistics, six sigma, and corporate quality with such companies as Ford Motor Company, AkzoNobel/ICI, and General Electric.

Dr. Roe received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, his M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He is currently a Director in the Management Division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and serves as the Chairman of the Cleveland Section of AIChE. Dr. Roe is presently the Special Scientific Adviser on Microalgae and Biotechnology to the Secretary General of the United Nations IIMSAM organization. He also sits on the various Boards of H2OPE Biofuels,, Across Borders, Word of Grace Church, and Innovative Developments, Inc.

Jack Lieske
Cleveland Electric Laboratories Company Inc.

The Cleveland Electric Laboratories Company Inc. was founded in 1920 to provide repair service of electric meters for railroad and Cleveland industries. When formal Ohio Corporation papers were filed in 1930, we were already supplying temperature instrumentation, calibration and on-site service for steel and heat treat companies in Ohio. The company continued to grow in sales and employment by adding the manufacture of thermocouple sensors and components, platinum thermocouple wire, and new industrial temperature control products.
In 1954, Frederick J. Lieske, an employee of CEL for twelve years, became owner and President. He successfully grew the company until his passing in 1984. Fred's son, Jack Lieske, was appointed President of the family-owned business in 1981.

Dr. Andre' K. Mickel

Repeatedly named one of the “Top Dentists” in Northeast Ohio and selected as one of Cleveland’s 50 Most Interesting People, Dr. Andre’ K. Mickel has become one of Northeast Ohio’s most accomplished scholars in field of endodontics. Dr. Mickel is the director of the Post-doctorate Endodontic Residency Program and the Acting Department Chairman of Endodontics at Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry. He has already achieved a “Legacy of Leadership”: President and Chairman of the Board of Health Legacy of Cleveland, President of the prestigious College of Diplomats of the American Board of Endodontics, past President of the Ohio Association of Endodontists, the CWRU School of Dentistry Alumni Board of Directors, the Forest City Dental Society, the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry, and the Delta Alpha Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Despite his numerous achievements and having lectured from Hawaii to Beirut, Dr. Mickel is most proud of the Dr. Osetek award he received from the American Association of Endodontists for his ongoing motivational talks to Cleveland youth. This international award is given to the most outstanding young educator in the world in the field of Endodontics.

Dr. Mickel cherishes his life with wife Dr. Sabrina Mickel and their two sons, Alexander and Andre Jr.