Shine Employees in the Chrysalis

SHINE appoints ESG, marketing experts to board.

Meet the Team

SHINE Appoints Experienced ESG, Global Marketing Executives to Board of Directors

JANESVILLE, Wis., March 18, 2021 – SHINE Medical Technologies LLC today announced the appointments of Jean Rogers, Ph.D., an environmental, social and governance (ESG) expert, and Tamanna Bembenek, Ph.D., a global marketing leader, to the company’s board of directors.

Dr. Rogers brings to SHINE’s board more than two decades of experience advising companies on environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria, and long-term value creation. She is the founder and former chief executive officer of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, or SASB.

Under Dr. Rogers’ leadership, the SASB developed sustainability accounting standards for 79 industries and launched education programs in sustainability accounting. Today, SASB is the gold standard for disclosure of material ESG risks, recognized by long-term institutional investors around the world.

Dr. Rogers also is an advisor to the Long-Term Stock Exchange, or LTSE, a national stock exchange approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in 2019. The exchange supports companies and investors committed to the creation of long-term shareholder value.

Dr. Rogers fills the seat of Brad Wucherpfennig, who has become a board observer.

“Jean joins our board of directors at a crucial, exciting time in our history,” said Greg Piefer, founder and CEO of SHINE. “Jean’s work to improve the fairness and efficiency of the capital markets through socially conscious, long-term value creation is groundbreaking. We look forward to Jean’s expertise, experience and insight, while we thank Brad for his years of thoughtful service to the board and SHINE.”
“SHINE’s commitment to a long-term vision for its fusion-based technology is a cornerstone of transforming medicine and energy in a way that is consistent with a net zero carbon economy,” Dr. Rogers said. “I look forward to working on SHINE’s efforts to build long-term value, while continuing our passionate commitment to strong environmental, social and governance performance.”

Dr. Rogers is a visiting fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, where she works with social entrepreneurs. She earned undergraduate and master’s degrees from Manhattan College, Riverdale, N.Y. She earned a doctorate in environmental engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. She was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University.

Tamanna Bembenek, Ph.D., is a senior health care executive with broad experience in medical devices and radiopharmaceuticals. She has more than 20 years of global experience in marketing, sales, product development, strategy and commercialization.

Dr. Bembenek has a strong track record of developing partnerships with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, patient advocacy groups, professional scientific societies and government agencies in the United States and around the world. These partnerships have focused on improving awareness of and access to health care.

Most recently, she served as the senior vice president of health systems marketing at Royal Philips, overseeing all of the company’s health care segment. Prior to that, she held various global marketing and product leadership positions within precision diagnostics at Philips. Before joining Philips, Dr. Bembenek spent more than a decade in product management and marketing in diagnostic imaging at GE Healthcare, including global leadership positions in PET/SPECT and CT imaging for neurological applications, radiopharmaceuticals and point-of-care ultrasound.

Dr. Bembenek earned her bachelor’s degree from Lake Forest College and her doctorate in biochemistry from the Texas A&M Health Science Center.

“Tamanna’s experience and expertise provides our board and the company with a unique, global perspective,” Piefer said. “Her work to ensure that we can effectively engage with and deliver SHINE’s story to key markets is already making a difference. Tamanna’s continued insight will be critical to SHINE as we execute our commercialization plans.”

Dr. Bembenek has been serving on the board since her election to it last year.

“It is a pleasure to help craft the strategy for articulating SHINE’s vision for fusion technology and how it can solve the world’s biggest challenges,” Dr. Bembenek said. “Our technology and vision are the keys to creating and sustaining long-term value. As markets continue to evolve, we will ensure that SHINE’s story enables us to create that value in both existing and emerging markets.”

About SHINE Technologies

Based in Janesville, Wisconsin, SHINE deploys its safe, cost-effective and environmentally friendly fusion technology in a stepwise approach. Its systems are used to inspect industrial components in aerospace, defense, energy and other sectors. SHINE’s proprietary medical isotope production processes create non-carrier-added lutetium-177 and are expected to create molybdenum-99. In the future, SHINE plans to scale its fusion technology to help solve one of energy’s toughest hurdles by recycling nuclear waste. Through a purpose-driven and phased approach, SHINE aims to generate fusion power to deliver clean, abundant energy that could transform life on Earth. Want to learn more about SHINE? Follow us on social media @shinefusion and sign up for our email newsletter to follow us on our journey!

Media Contact: