JANESVILLE, Wis., Nov. 1, 2022 – Goldman Sachs recognized SHINE Technologies Founder and CEO Greg Piefer as one of the Most Exceptional Entrepreneurs of 2022 as part of its recent Builders and Innovators Summit in Healdsburg, California.
“We’re delighted to recognize Greg Piefer as one of the most exceptional entrepreneurs of 2022,” said David M. Solomon, Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs. “They have made extraordinary contributions to a wide range of fields.”
Goldman Sachs selected Piefer among candidates from multiple industries to be honored at the two-day event. Piefer founded SHINE and has led the company from inception, which included a handful of employees in a small warehouse facility, to become a world leader in fusion technology with more than 400 employees. SHINE currently produces medical isotopes and inspects industrial components, with future goals to scale its fusion technology to recycle nuclear waste and generate fusion power.
“I’m humbled to be recognized among leading innovators around the world,” Piefer said. “It’s a testament to the grit our entire team displays daily in their work, and to our mission to use fusion technology to add value to the world. I am proud of what we have built so far and cannot wait to see where innovation takes us in the future.”
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!
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