James Lau, Chairman

A pioneer in LED lighting technology, James is the Chairman of CLEANLIFE® LED and the founding President of our state-of-the-art manufacturing and R&D facility in Shenzhen, China, which under Jame’s leadership has grown into a publicly traded company on the Beijing Stock Exchange with over 200 employees. James studied English at Beijing Foreign Studies University and has over 20 years of experience in manufacturing and international trade.

Justin Miller, Founder & CEO

Justin has lived, worked, and studied in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Japan where he developed an extensive track record in high-tech manufacturing, cross-cultural marketing, and international politics. Justin studied Chinese at Chongqing University and Economics at Miami University where he founded the prestigious China America Business Organization. Justin was named Top 25 Under 35 in Northeast Ohio by the 20/30 Club and has been featured on Fox News, Yahoo! Finance, Seeking Alpha, LEDsInside, Market Watch, and as an investor “shark” on the Cleveland Chain Reaction.

Fred Binstock, CFO / Financial Advisor

Fred Binstock joined CLEANLIFE® in 2017 as the CFO. Fred has worked with various clients as a CFO and Financial Advisor including Wireless Environments (Mr. Beams), TOA Technologies (Oracle), and Radisphere leading to extensive experience raising capital from venture firms, troubleshooting leasing concerns, developing effective strategic plans, and planning financial projections and annual budgets. Fred’s strengths include organizing and directing finance, accounting, human resources, legal and facility management functions. Fred has a B.B.A. in Accounting and Finance from Kent State University.

Jon Koslo, Vice President & General Manager

Jon Koslo joined CLEANLIFE® at the beginning of 2018. Prior to joining the team, Jon had over 10 years of operations, supply chain and business leadership at a variety of companies including Swagelok, TTi Floor Care (Hoover, Dirt Devil, ORECK), Vendors Exchange International, and Kent Displays Inc. (Boogie Board). As General Manager for CLEANLIFE®, Jon is responsible for the company’s North America operations including developing strategic supply chain initiatives, managing facilities and warehousing, and overseeing human resources. Jon received both his B.A. of Arts and M.B.A. from John Carroll University.

Matt Sutter, VP of Business Development

Matt Sutter is the Vice President of Business Development for CLEANLIFE®. Matt oversees all marketing activities and private label sales for the company. Under Matt’s tenure, private label sales have grown from under $100,000 to over $3 million. Prior to joining CLEANLIFE®, Matt worked in finance and compliance consulting and along with Justin, pursued entrepreneurial ventures in China while still in college, culminating in successfully raising $1 million for the expansion of a US regional coffee franchise to China and assisting with the development of a high-tech, low-carbon technology park. Matt has a B.S. in Marketing from Miami University of Ohio.

Dennis Nameth, Vice President of Sales

Dennis Nameth is the Vice President of Sales. He is an LED lighting professional who partners with OEMs, distributors, today’s top retailers, development agencies, and many more to help create efficiency in an ever-changing LED lighting world. Having previously worked at Agilite, Dennis has a successful sales track record in the LED lighting industry and was named one of the International Sign Association Elite Young Professionals in 2017. Dennis has a B.S. in Marketing from Ohio State University.

Matthew Cochey, VP of Hospitality & Director of Engineering

Matthew Cochey has spent his entire career in the lighting industry where he has close to a decade of experience. In his role as the Director of Engineering at CLEANLIFE® LED, Matthew oversees all engineering related activities. Prior to joining the CLEANLIFE® team in the fall of 2015 Matthew spent six years at Venture Lighting International where he gained valuable experience in new product development, testing and continuous improvement. Matthew received his B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and as an undergraduate worked as a research assistant where his work with microplasmas was published.

Rick Solomon, Director of Marketing

Rick Solomon joined CLEANLIFE® as Director of Marketing in 2020. He is focused on  several of our new product initiatives as well as marketing our LED and PPE  lines. Prior to joining CLEANLIFE®, Rick was the Sales and Marketing Manager for National Biological Corporation, a durable medical equipment provider. Before that, Rick spent more than 25 years with Vendors Exchange International in a variety of roles. AT VEI, he helped introduce CLEANLIFE® LED products to the vending industry. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in political science and Case Western Reserve University with an MBA.

Jason Cicero, Project Engineer

Jason Cicero joins CLEANLIFE® with 30 years of experience in complete concept-to-market development of consumer lighting products. Prior to joining the CLEANLIFE® team, Jason had spent over 21 years at Kichler Lighting where he gained extensive experience working within both the design and engineering teams. He has developed strong relationships working with contract manufacturing partners both domestically and internationally. Jason managed multiple projects where he developed custom decorative lighting fixtures satisfying customers of nationally known hospitality brands and builder customers of large multi-family housing and lifestyle communities.

Gabriela Miniello, Creative Manager

Gabriela Miniello joined CLEANLIFE® in 2016. As the Creative Manager, she works with the marketing department to create effective visual communications for CLEANLIFE® LED’s brands. Specifically, she oversees the design and production for printed collateral, as well as the creation of digital assets and website maintenance. Gabriela received her B.S. in Marketing from John Carroll University, and her B.A. in Graphic Design from Cleveland State University.

Danny DiCioccio, Product Development Manager

Danny DiCioccio started at CLEANLIFE® back in its early stages and has grown and developed with the company along the way. Over the past four years Danny has been involved in all aspects of the company. This has included managing operations, running production, product development, purchasing, shipping and receiving. He also managed many aspects of international production. Later he transitioned to product development manager and is currently working on many new product lines including our new innovative smart lighting.

Renee Buckus, Supply Chain Specialist

Renee Buckus joined CLEANLIFE® in 2018 with over five years of experience in the supply chain industry, specifically with companies that dealt in the manufacturing and OEM side of business. She is well versed in the wide scope of international imports and exports including HTS codes and duty rates, as well as specific import regulations for several contries. While she enjoys working in the freight and logistics part of the business, she also has a vast knowledge of international and domestic purchasing and has been influential during her career with negotiating and cost savings. Renee attended Stark State College where she received her degree in Marketing and Logistics.

Molly DeFilippo, Supply Chain Intern

Molly DeFilippo is our 2020 summer intern. She will be working primarily with Renee Buckus focusing on supply chain and logistics. Molly is approaching her senior year at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio pursuing degrees in Economics and Mandarin Chinese. In 2019, Molly spent the summer working for Metropolitan Lifestyle Group in Hong Kong and then went on to study Chinese in Chengdu China for a semester. She is currently Vice President of the Chinese American Business Organization and Treasurer for St. Mary’s Campus Ministry at Miami University. In her free time, Molly enjoys running and traveling.

Steven Oppenheim, Order Management Specialist

Steven Oppenheim has been a team member at CLEANLIFE® since 2016. He has served in a variety of roles, including product testing, invoicing, day to day accounting, collections, financial analysis and planning weekly shipments to customers. Steve is currently working on supply chain analysis, inventory management, as well as supervising the quality control, return/warranty, and in-house production processes. He is a silver medal national trivia winner and former Jeopardy participant. Steve has a B.A. in Religious Studies and Psychology from Case Western Reserve University.

Liz LeDonne, Office Administrator

Liz LeDonne joined CLEANLIFE® in 2019 as the Office Administrator. Liz handles processing daily orders and keeping in constant communication with both the sales and warehouse team to assure the order fulfillment process runs smoothly. Prior to joining CLEANLIFE® she worked in a public relations and digital marketing role for a team of music artists and managed a merchandise fulfillment website.

Krishanda Montgomery, Electronics Assembly Specialist

Krishanda Montgomery joined CLEANLIFE® in 2014. Her day to day tasks consist of kitting orders, running labels and doing first piece on work orders. She helps in testing orders, bagging kits, and assists in quarterly inventory. Previously, Krishanda worked at TCP (Technical Consumer Products), one of the largest lighting companies in the world.

Becky Rodela, Operations Specialist

Becky Rodela started at CLEANLIFE® in 2019. At CLEANLIFE® Becky is responsible for several warehouse functions including receiving, fulfillment of customer orders and inventory management. Prior to joining CLEANLIFE®, Becky served nine years in the United States Air Force as an Air Transportation and Logistics Coordinator. Becky received her Bachelor of Arts from Cleveland State University.