Paul Ryan joins medical company's board of directors

Freeman Staff

Aug. 27, 2019

JANESVILLE — Former House Speaker and Congressman Paul Ryan has joined the board of directors for SHINE Medical Technologies, LLC. Ryan was born, raised and has been living in Janesville, where SHINE is headquartered and is building its medical isotope production facility.

“Paul is a visionary with a wealth of experience and an expansive network that are welcome additions to SHINE’s board,” said Greg Piefer, founder and CEO of SHINE, in a statement.

“Paul will provide critical guidance to SHINE as we expand into domestic and international markets that require deep mastery of global policy, economics and leadership. His knowledge of domestic and international health care and energy policy will be an invaluable guide to us. We also are excited to be working with someone who cares about building great things in Janesville as deeply as we do.”

Ryan brings nearly three decades of experience with complex national and international health care, business, energy and other issues to SHINE’s board.

He was the 54th speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and represented the 1st Congressional District in southern Wisconsin, which includes Janesville, for 20 years.

Founded in 2010, SHINE is a development-stage company working to become a manufacturer of radioisotopes for nuclear medicine. The SHINE system uses a patented, proprietary manufacturing process that offers major advantages over existing and proposed production technologies.