|Dr. Randell L. Mills
Chairman of the Board, President and CEO
Scott W. Doyle
H. McIntyre Gardner
John J. Gillen
William R. Good
Assistant Corporate Secretary,
Vice President – Administration
Scott C. Penwell
Jeffrey C. Petherick
James K. Sims
|DR. RANDELL L. MILLS
Dr. Mills, Founder and principal stockholder of BlackLight Power, Inc., has served as Chairman of the Board, President and CEO since the company’s inception.
Dr. Mills has authored nine books, participated in over 50 presentations at professional meetings, and authored and co-authored about 100 papers regarding the field of energy technology that have been published in or submitted to peer-reviewed journals of international repute. Dr. Mills has received patents or filed patent applications in the following areas: (1) Millsian computational chemical design technology based on Classical Physics (CP), a revolutionary approach to solving atomic and molecular structures; (2) magnetic resonance imaging; (3) Mossbauer cancer therapy (Nature, Hyperfine Interactions); (4) Luminide class of drug delivery molecules; (5) genomic sequencing method, and (6) artificial intelligence. A thorough description of the Company’s technology and Dr. Mills’ underlying atomic theory is published in a book entitled The Grand Unified Theory of Classical Physics.
Dr. Mills has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Franklin & Marshall College, and a Doctor of Medicine Degree from Harvard Medical School. Following a year of graduate work in electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Mills began his research in the field of energy technology.
|SCOTT W. DOYLE
Scott Doyle was elected to the Board of Directors in 2010.
Mr. Doyle is Co-Managing Partner of the Washington, DC office of the law firm of Shearman & Sterling LLP, and is also the Chair of the firm’s intellectual property litigation practice. He has extensive experience in all phases of complex litigation and has handled cases in trial and appellate courts. In addition, Mr. Doyle has practiced extensively in technology transfer and global patent strategy.
Mr. Doyle has been recognized as one of the top patent litigators in the country by numerous publications. For example, he has been named one of the leading individuals in patent law, Chambers USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers for many years. Since 2008, he has been repeatedly been named a “Super Lawyer” in patent litigation and intellectual property for Washington, DC by Law & Politics. Benchmark Litigation 2011-2013 named Mr. Doyle a “Litigation Star” in Washington, D.C. Earlier, Mr. Doyle was named the Intellectual Property “Young Gun” in Washington, D.C. and also a “Leading Lawyer” by the Washington Business Journal.
Before coming back into private practice in 2003, Mr. Doyle was Senior Vice President at Liberty Media / Liberty Broadband and gained extensive experience in leading deals and technology transactions including acquisitions, strategic alliances, and joint ventures in the digital media and broadband space. As an electrical engineer, prior to practicing law, he helped design and develop next-generation military satellite communication systems. Mr. Doyle was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1984, a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from George Washington University in 1988, a Juris Doctorate from George Mason University, School of Law in 1993, and a Master of Law Degree with Highest Honors and a concentration in Intellectual Property Law from George Washington University in 1997, and an MBA from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, earning honors as a member of Beta Gamma Sigma.
|H. MCINTYRE GARDNER
H. McIntyre “Mac” Gardner was elected to the Board of Directors in 2010.
Mr. Gardner was the head of Merrill Lynch’s Private Client business in the Americas and also the Global Bank Group within the firm’s Global Wealth Management Group until early 2008. As head of Private Client Americas, Mac was responsible for the region’s extensive network of more than 600 advisory offices; private banking and investment services to ultra-high net worth clients; the group’s middle markets business; investment and insurance products; distribution and business development; and corporate and diversified financial services.
For the Global Bank Group, Mr. Gardner was Chairman of Merrill Lynch Bank USA and responsible for Merrill Lynch’s consumer and commercial banking and cash management products. This included distribution and sales of all bank products and services primarily delivered into the marketplace through Financial Advisors. These activities encompassed retail deposit products and services, credit and debit cards, commercial cash management, residential mortgage lending, securities-based/small business/high-net-worth structured/middle-market lending, and community development lending and investing.
Mr. Gardner’s 13-year career at Merrill Lynch also included roles in strategy, Finance Director for the corporation, and as an investment banker specializing in high yield finance, mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring.
Mr. Gardner has also served as the principal of a financial advisory services firm and as the president of two consumer products companies. He has served on the Board of Directors of Spirit Airlines, Inc. since 2010 and has served as Chairman since August 2013. He also serves on the North American Strategic Advisory Board of Oliver Wyman. A resident of Princeton, New Jersey, Mr. Gardner is a 1983 graduate of Dartmouth College, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in religion.
|JOHN J. GILLEN
Mr. Gillen was elected to the Board of Directors in 2010.
Mr. Gillen was an audit partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers having spent over 20 years providing audit, tax and advisory services to numerous public companies both domestic and multi-national. In addition to being the lead partner on many of the firms largest regulated energy clients, he also served in numerous leadership roles including; Chairman of the firms regulated industry practice, local office Managing Partner, leader of the Philadelphia Consumer and Industrial Products practice. He was responsible for signing the audit opinion on numerous filings before the Securities and Exchange Commission, (SEC), and other regulatory agencies.
Mr. Gillen also spent four years as the Chief Financial Officer at Dayton Power and Light Company. In this capacity he had responsibility for all aspects of financial reporting and compliance which included; accounting, treasury, financial planning, internal audit and all areas of SEC reporting and SOX compliance. During Mr. Gillen’s tenure he made numerous presentations before the investment community and shareholders. In addition to his financial responsibilities Mr. Gillen was also responsible for the areas of Supply Chain Management and Information Technology.
Mr. Gillen spent most of the past two years as the Global Director of Finance at Towers Perrin, a professional services firm, primarily engaged in the delivery of actuarial services, until their recent acquisition by Watson Wyatt. His responsibilities at Towers Perrin included; Mergers and Acquisitions, Treasury, Financial Planning, Internal Audit and Risk Management.
Mr. Gillen was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Widener University. He is a non-practicing Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
|WILLIAM R. GOOD
Mr. Good joined the Company in 1991 and has served as Assistant Secretary of the Company since 1995.
Mr. Good has served as Vice President-Administration since 2000. He manages Company operations and oversees the financial and accounting reporting. While at BlackLight Power, he has held several other positions, participated in presentations at professional meetings, co-authored numerous publications, and is named as co-inventor on one patent.
Mr. Good was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry from Franklin & Marshall College, and a Master’s Degree in Management of Technology from a joint program sponsored by the Wharton School of Business and the University of Pennsylvania Engineering School.
|BARBARA A. NABIAL
Ms. Nabial was elected Treasurer of the Company in 2008.Ms. Nabial joined the Company in 2005 and has served as the Controller since January 2007.
Ms. Nabial worked in the public accounting sector for 10 years. She served as a Senior Audit Manager with Deloitte & Touche for a wide variety of public and privately held organizations, including companies in the investment, utility, college and university, and manufacturing industries. Ms. Nabial achieved designation as a National Specialist in the Investment Company sector, and the College and University sector.
Ms. Nabial is also active in the community and has served on several non-profit boards of directors as President and Treasurer.
Ms. Nabial was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting from Moravian College.
|SCOTT C. PENWELL
Mr. Penwell was appointed Corporate Secretary of the Company in 1997.
Mr. Penwell is a partner in the law firm, Rhoads & Sinon LLP, Harrisburg, PA. Mr. Penwell’s areas of concentration include corporate and securities law, and mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Penwell is a former member of the Board of Trustees of The Emerald Mutual Funds, Legacy Bank, and Eastern Insurance Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries.
Mr. Penwell is a Life Fellow in the American Bar Foundation. He is a Past Chairman of the Business Law Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and a former member of the Attorney Advisory Committee of the Pennsylvania Securities Commission and the Attorney Advisory Committee of the Pennsylvania Corporation Bureau.
Mr. Penwell was awarded a Bachelor’s Degree from Rutgers University, his Master of Arts Degree in English from Villanova University, and his Juris Doctorate Degree, cum laude, from Temple University School of Law where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Temple Law Review.
|JEFFREY C. PETHERICK
Mr. Petherick was elected to BlackLight Power’s Board of Directors in 2009.
Mr. Petherick is the Founding Partner and Portfolio Manager of NorthPointe Capital (Institutional Investment Management). Prior to forming NorthPointe, from 1990 to 1999, he was Portfolio Manager of the Loomis Sayles Small Cap Fund, Loomis Sayles & Company. From 1985 to 1990, Mr. Petherick was Manager of Pension Investments, Masco Corporation.
Since 2005, Mr. Petherick has served on the Board of Trustees, Albion College, Albion Michigan, and on the Board of Directors, Treasurer, CEM-USA, Troy, Michigan, a non-profit building and sustaining orphanages and hospitals in India.
Mr. Petherick is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He received his BA from Albion College and his MBA from the University of Michigan.
Sverre Prytz was elected to the Board of Directors in April 2010.
Mr. Prytz is a Senior Vice President at BW Group, one of the world’s leading and private maritime groups headquartered in Singapore. BW is the merger of Bergesen d.y. and World-Wide Shipping and today owns and operates the world’s largest fleet of gas carriers. BW is also a leading player in the transportation of crude, as well as a technology provider to the oil industry through BW Offshore. Based in Singapore, Mr. Prytz is responsible for BW Group’s strategy and growth, as well as the LNG business, which represents $2.5 billion of shipping assets.
Prior to BW, Mr. Prytz spent seven years at McKinsey where he was one of the leaders in the global chemicals practice. He later joined DuPont where he served in various management roles including as global head of strategy for the Performance Materials platform; the head of strategy, M&A, and BD for DuPont Asia-Pacific based in Shanghai; and as the head of the Hong Kong-based Advanced Fiber Systems division (KevlarR and NomexR). Mr. Prytz was recently also the head of the operating group of the second largest Asia-based hedge fund, ADM Capital, where he led their due diligence and portfolio company performance improvement efforts.
Mr. Prytz was awarded a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan, a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and in 1995 an MBA (Finance) from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business.
|JAMES K. SIMS
Mr. Sims was elected to the Board of Directors in April 2009.
Mr. Sims is Chairman and Founder of GEN3 Partners, Inc. He founded GEN3 Partners in 1999 with Michael Treacy to focus on the business of corporate innovation. Through his successful prior ventures, Mr. Sims understood the value of innovation and sought to build a company based on science and technical expertise to create a standard for innovation that could be easily deployed and widely adopted by industry.
With his expertise in consulting, intellectual property and extensive background in the venture community, Mr. Sims expanded GEN3 Partners by creating a wholly owned subsidiary, GEN3 Ventures designed to create high value companies based on the innovation discipline of GEN3 Partners – the GEN3: Innovation Discipline (G3:ID). To better serve the demands of growing companies, Mr. Sims also serves as Managing Partner in GEN3 Capital, LP, a fund established to mine for technology rich opportunities for building growth-based businesses.
Before GEN3, Mr. Sims founded Cambridge Technology Partners Inc., Cambridge, MA, in 1991 and led the firm to $625 million in annual revenue, 4,500 employees and international prominence. Mr. Sims and CTP, a consulting and systems-integration company, pioneered the approach of guaranteeing companies and government agencies the development of computer systems on a fixed-price, fixed-time basis. CTP was purchased by Novell, Inc. in 2001. Prior to CTP, Mr. Sims founded Concurrent Computer Corp. and as Chairman, President and CEO built it to $340 million in annual revenue and 3,500 employees. Concurrent Computer Corp. was the market leader in real-time information systems.
Mr. Sims was elected to the EDS Board of Directors in September 2006, and to the Thru, Inc. Board of Directors in January 2008. He has served as Chairman and CEO of Airgain, Inc. since November 2004; Chairman of American E-Pay, Inc. since February 2005; Chairman of Groxis, Inc. since November 2004; Chairman of GenXL, Inc. since September 2006; Chairman of Leveler, LLC since December of 2007; and Chairman of Specialists on Call, Inc. since December of 2007. He was Chairman of the Board of RSA Security Inc., a provider of online identity and digital asset security services, from June 2003 to September 2006 and Vice Chairman from October 2002 to June 2003. Previously he was director of Enterasys Networks, Inc. from June 2004 to March 2005.