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Charles Joe Byers, LCDR USN (RET)-1529

LCDR Charles (Joe) Byers, a native of Dublin, GA, has been President of Pleasant Valley Energy, LLC & Director of Solar Energy Technologies for iEnergyInc since his honorable retirement from the U.S. Navy in February 2007. His interests include advanced Solar/Wind/OPV/OLED technology training in support of future educational initiatives and in support of alternative energy humanitarian relief projects within the U.S. and overseas.

While on active duty, Joe helped implement several technical engineering research projects with the Navy's Program Management Office PMA-207 in Patuxent River, Maryland. Additionally, he was the Commander Fleet Logistics Support Wing Maintenance Officer Of The Year for 2004 and received two Navy Commendation Medals for exempliary military service.

Prior to his retirement, Joe completed a Master's in Aeronautical Science with specialization in Aerospace Safety Systems from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. During his active duty period, he was hand- selected by ERAU Staff & Faculty to teach safety program management courses at McGuire AFB, in Trenton, NJ, to military and civilian undergraduate students.

Joe is currently in development of a hybrid wind and solar generation system concept for local and global alternative energy support and Joe is a strong supporter of community service through his involvement since May 2004 as Vice President of the Human Relief Organization International with home offices inPakistan and Hampton, VA/USA.

Joe was recently recognized in Troy, MI, during October 2008 by the African Women Economic Consortium. He was awarded AWEC's 2009 International Leadership Renewable Energy Award for his dedicated efforts for the design of AWEC Village of Hope “Joe Dome” Project. Joe traveled to Monrovia, Liberia, during June 2009 to work with the Network of African Youth Development to assist in establishing an alternative energy educational program with A.M.E. Zion University. Joe also presented PV Energy's Sustainable Solar, Wind and Geothermal Energy “Joe Dome” (SWOOSH) -Wind/Solar/OLED/OPV/Sustainable Habitatdesign concept to local Ambassadors of Ghana, Sierra Leonne, and Liberia for implementation in Western and Central Africa. Additional information is available at www.humanrelief.net.

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