Aaron LeMieux | CEO & Founder
Aaron founded Tremont Electric in 2007, and by 2009, nPower® technology was patented and the first nPower® PEG was launched, the most acclaimed clean energy technology to emerge from the industrial rust belt city of Cleveland, Ohio, or anywhere, in a generation.
Before founding a clean energy startup, Aaron was a crisis and business turnaround manager for small-cap manufacturing companies in Northeast Ohio for over ten years, learning manufacturing technologies from the ground up in capital constrained environments. Aaron was an important consultant for the launch of Alcoa Subassembly and Logistics (ASL) a Just-In-Time facility serving the Freightliner division of Daimler Chrysler. Aaron collaborated with Stryker Howmedica Osteonics to develop a manufacturing method for implantable devices. Aaron has served in the US Naval Reserves.
With five granted patents to date, Aaron holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toledo with a specialization in Biomedical Engineering. Aaron lives with his wife Jill and their two dogs Harvey and Bianca, in the company’s namesake neighborhood of Tremont in Cleveland, Ohio.
PHOTO: Aaron leaping over fire during his first Warrior Dash.
Jill LeMieux | Vice President of Marketing
Jill has over 13 years of marketing experience with an international, household-electronics company. Her experience includes developing and launching new products, including a disruptive technology that's used to administer insulin to diabetic pets without a needle. Jill possesses expertise in branding and design, and is the founder and original editor of Mode, a magazine for women in direct sales.
Jill has also worked with the art directors at Walt Disney in the design and development of Disney-licensed products.
Jill holds a B.A. with a major in Visual Communication and Design from Purdue University. She also has a M.S. in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. Jill is responsible for leading and executing Tremont Electric's marketing and communications strategy.
PHOTO: Jill hiking the Appalachian Trail on Mount Katahdin.
Mark Smith | Strategic Advisor
Mark has over 30 years of experience providing leadership in large, high growth, and entrepreneurial organizations.
He has served since 2004 as a Venture Partner for Jumpstart, Inc., a venture development organization whose mission is to accelerate the growth of early stage businesses in Northeast Ohio. Mark provides intensive hands-on assistance to client companies, working one-on-one with entrepreneurs to strengthen and execute their business plans, advancing the companies through early stages of growth to commercialization, and networking entrepreneurs with the venture capital community and other investors to secure follow-on funding needed to fuel additional growth and shareholder value.
Mark served on the executive management teams of startup companies DriveLogic in Chicago, which provided Internet-based supply chain management tools, and insurance software provider ClaimIQ in San Francisco.
During the 1980s and 1990s, he held executive management roles for prominent Cleveland companies Invacare Corporation and Progressive Insurance. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Physics from Michigan State University
Dr. D. Dane Quinn | Advisory Board
University of Akron Professor D. Dane Quinn specializes in research into applied dynamical systems and mechanics, supported by NSF, DOE, NASA, and industrial partners. Professor Quinn focuses on complex systems and the role of nonlinearities in their response, with applications including rotordynamics, structural damping and energy transfer, as well as vibration-based energy harvesting.
Dr. Quinn has published over 40 papers in archival journals and has presented his work at numerous national and international scientific meetings. Professor Quinn has served as an Associate Editor for the ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, the ASME Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, and on the editorial board of Nonlinear Dynamics.
Dr. Quinn was awarded the BME degree from Georgia Tech in 1991, and a Ph.D. from Cornell University's Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics in 1995.
PHOTO: Dane posing for a photographer.
Justin McAnaney| Board of Directors
Justin is a seasoned business leader and transactional corporate lawyer with more than 15 years of experience. He worked for more than a decade in the New York and London offices of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP, where he advised businesses on a broad range of complex and significant transactions. In his legal practice, Justin specialized in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, corporate governance, cross-border joint ventures, private equity, and venture capital investments. Justin left the big law firm environment in 2009 to put his business background and legal skills to work in a more entrepreneurial context. He has become a trusted advisor to start-up and growth-stage companies in the manufacturing, consumer goods, and biotech sectors. Justin is also an active angel investor. His specialty is assisting businesses to identify and overcome structural and organizational roadblocks to growth, and providing strategic advice with respect to raising capital, business combinations, and exit transactions.
Justin holds a bachelors degree in business administration from Georgetown University and a law degree from the New York University School of Law. He is a member of the New York State Bar.
William D. Mason | Board of Directors
Bill Mason is a partner in Bricker & Eckler’s Public Finance group. Bill served as Cuyahoga County Prosecuting Attorney from 1999 to 2012. Before taking office, he was the Chief Prosecutor and Law Director for the City of Parma in northeast Ohio. He was previously an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office. During his tenure as County Prosecutor, Bill served as President of the Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association.
Public & Community Service
Presentations & Published Works
Co-author, Dr. Sam Sheppard on Trial: Case Closed (2003), Kent State University Press, a book based on his experience as prosecutor in the 2000 wrongful imprisonment lawsuit
Awards & Recognition
U.S. Department of Justice first Internet Crimes Against Children leadership award
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (J.D.), Kent State University (B.A.)
Anna Cover | Office Manager, Customer Service
Anna is a customer service specialist experienced in consumer product sales, marketing, and fulfillment.
Anna has an associate's degree in business administration from Cleveland State University.
PHOTO: Anna at Trail Days in Damascus, VA.
Harvey | Company Mascot
Harvey is a boxer. She has skills in sitting, shaking, and laying down. She can also 'circle' if you give her a treat.
Harvey especially likes chewing on a plastic foot and a rubber hot dog, each of which squeaks.
PHOTO: Harvey boating near North Captiva Island, FL.