President and CEO
Gregg Semler, President and CEO, is a veteran leader in the clean energy sector, operating clean technology companies since 2000, including being the first CEO of ClearEdge Power and then recently starting the venture capital firm, Pivotal Investments. Gregg is an entrepreneurial leader with significant operating experience. He combines exceptional vision with an outstanding record of creating and implementing business & financing strategies. He’s identified and secured strategic partners and investors; set the strategic course and direction of commercializing products into the energy markets; and successfully secured nearly $100 million in private equity. Gregg earned his MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College and his BA from Columbia College in New York City.
Director of Engineering
Rod Schlabach, Director of Engineering, leads the technical team that has developed the LucidPipe Power System. Rod is a tenacious problem solver, driven by solving the unique technical challenges required to develop a reliable renewable energy system. Trained as a mechanical engineer, Rod possesses a solid knowledge of electrical engineering, electromechanical rotating machinery and fluid dynamics. During his 20-year career in the automotive industry, he gained extensive experience in quality systems, failure mode and effects analysis, and worked in conjunction with manufacturing to cost-effectively design and build products. Rod has several patents and patents pending both for Lucid and previous employers. He earned his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Tri-State University in Indiana.
CFO, Director of Operations
Mike Temple, CFO, Director of Operations brings 20 years of proven leadership in helping companies successfully plan and manage growth as a CFO, COO and CEO. Mike has defined the accounting/finance functions of eight different companies, setting their accounting and financial reporting procedures both domestically and internationally. He has created and managed long-term financial forecasts for more than a dozen businesses and is accustomed to linking strategic initiatives with annual operating plans and budgets. He has organized and led outreach and presentations to both institutional and private investors to raise capital in excess of $10 million. Mike and Gregg worked together from 1990-1997 where they successfully turned around an innovative medical device company. The company grew over 30% and increased returns to shareholders by over 40% per year by commercializing new technology, much of which was marketed through channel partners. Mike earned a BS in accounting from University of Portland.