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SMARTECH provides smart, game-changing technological solutions for the manufacturing sector.

The manufacturing sector's competitive landscape is characterized by high volume and low profit margins. SMARTECH innovative technology solutions enable large producers to increase their profit margins and provide a better quality of product.

SMARTECH is set on providing the manufacturing sector with technological solutions that make the “impossible possible.” Technological challenges that are considered impossible, become possible, through a proven and unique methodology of innovation with demonstrated success.

Successfully integrated in large manufacturing facilities worldwide, SMARTECH solutions are changing the way manufacturing sectors work.

SMARTECH is headquartered in Israel with a presence in North America, Europe and Asia.

Management Team

Professional, multi-disciplinary experts are at the core of SMARTECH's technology innovations.

Amnon Shoshani

President & Chairman

Amnon is the founder of SMARTECH. Amnon brings more than 25 years of experience in building high growth companies, global management, business, technology and technology-oriented investments.

Amnon is also the founder and managing partner of Cabaret Holdings Ltd., a private equity investment company. Amnon had a lead role in supporting the growth of Cabaret's portfolio companies, including CyberArk Software (NASDAQ:CYBR), where he still serves as a director, Biondvax Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:BVXV), and others. Over many years of dealing with high-tech investments, Amnon was exposed to numerous technologies and innovation in multiple fields. Previously, Amnon founded and owned a Tel-Aviv based, boutique legal firm, specializing in supporting entrepreneurs, and all business aspects of private and public, industrial and high-tech companies. Amnon is also the co-inventor of numerous patents.

Amnon holds an LL.B. from Tel Aviv University in Israel.

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Amnon is the founder of SMARTECH. Amnon brings more than 25 years of experience in building high growth companies, global management, business, technology and technology-oriented investments.

Amnon is also the founder and managing partner of Cabaret Holdings Ltd., a private equity investment company. Amnon had a lead role in supporting the growth of Cabaret's portfolio companies, including CyberArk Software (NASDAQ:CYBR), where he still serves as a director, Biondvax Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:BVXV), and others. Over many years of dealing with high-tech investments, Amnon was exposed to numerous technologies and innovation in multiple fields. Previously, Amnon founded and owned a Tel-Aviv based, boutique legal firm, specializing in supporting entrepreneurs, and all business aspects of private and public, industrial and high-tech companies. Amnon is also the co-inventor of numerous patents.

Amnon holds an LL.B. from Tel Aviv University in Israel.

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Hanoch Magid

CEO

Hanoch brings more than 30 years of results-driven leadership, with an extensive worldwide business and customer-facing experience in sales, business development, customer support, professional services and operations.

Hanoch served as an Executive Vice President in Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions. During this time, he was Head of Global Services, Head of Materials business unit and Head of Latin America.

Previously, Hanoch served as a VP Sales & Marketing and GM for Asia Pacific for MTS (NASDAQ: MTSL), a public company that develops, sells and maintains telecommunication systems (customer care & billing end-to-end solutions for service providers and enterprises). In prior positions, Hanoch served as Vice President of Operation and Professional Services at Xcitel Ltd. and COO at Cellonet, mobile communication startups.

During a five-year relocation to Europe, Hanoch served in various managerial positions of customer support and operations at Scitex Corporation Ltd (NASDAQ: SCIX). Hanoch also served as Chief Engineer of Hogla (today: Kimberly Clark Israel).

Hanoch holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering & Philosophy from Ben-Gurion University in Israel.

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Hanoch brings more than 30 years of results-driven leadership, with an extensive worldwide business and customer-facing experience in sales, business development, customer support, professional services and operations.

Hanoch served as an Executive Vice President in Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions. During this time, he was Head of Global Services, Head of Materials business unit and Head of Latin America.

Previously, Hanoch served as a VP Sales & Marketing and GM for Asia Pacific for MTS (NASDAQ: MTSL), a public company that develops, sells and maintains telecommunication systems (customer care & billing end-to-end solutions for service providers and enterprises). In prior positions, Hanoch served as Vice President of Operation and Professional Services at Xcitel Ltd. and COO at Cellonet, mobile communication startups.

During a five-year relocation to Europe, Hanoch served in various managerial positions of customer support and operations at Scitex Corporation Ltd (NASDAQ: SCIX). Hanoch also served as Chief Engineer of Hogla (today: Kimberly Clark Israel).

Hanoch holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering & Philosophy from Ben-Gurion University in Israel.

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Shai Yosifon

R&D and Special Projects Director

Shai has more than 30 years of experience in implementing new technologies and project management in process industries, as well as coordination between R&D, manufacturing and management in large industrial projects.

Shai served as a Senior Project Manager in Tnuva, Israel’s largest food producer, where he led the engineering and commissioning of various large-scale industrial equipment and complete plants, both in Israel and Europe. Previously, Shai served in engineering and management positions with companies in the chemical and food industry, such as Tambour, Sanlakol (TASE: ZNKL) and Osem.

Shai holds a Bachelor of Science engineering degree from the Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology.

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Shai has more than 30 years of experience in implementing new technologies and project management in process industries, as well as coordination between R&D, manufacturing and management in large industrial projects.

Shai served as a Senior Project Manager in Tnuva, Israel’s largest food producer, where he led the engineering and commissioning of various large-scale industrial equipment and complete plants, both in Israel and Europe. Previously, Shai served in engineering and management positions with companies in the chemical and food industry, such as Tambour, Sanlakol (TASE: ZNKL) and Osem.

Shai holds a Bachelor of Science engineering degree from the Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology.

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Amira Aran

HR & IT Director

Amira has a track record of more than 25 years in resource-management positions in global medical and semiconductor corporations, including extensive experience in human resources, information systems, safety and administration. Amira was an HR and IT manager in Medtronic Navigation Ltd., a subsidiary of Medtronic Inc. (NASDAQ: MDT) which provides surgical navigation and imaging equipment for neurosurgery. Previously,  Amira held several IT managerial roles at Zoran Microelectronics Ltd., Bazan Ltd. (TASE: BAZAN), Israel Electric Corporation, and Elscint Ltd.

Amira holds a B.Sc. degree in Information Systems Engineering and an MBA degree from the Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology.

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Amira has a track record of more than 25 years in resource-management positions in global medical and semiconductor corporations, including extensive experience in human resources, information systems, safety and administration. Amira was an HR and IT manager in Medtronic Navigation Ltd., a subsidiary of Medtronic Inc. (NASDAQ: MDT) which provides surgical navigation and imaging equipment for neurosurgery. Previously,  Amira held several IT managerial roles at Zoran Microelectronics Ltd., Bazan Ltd. (TASE: BAZAN), Israel Electric Corporation, and Elscint Ltd.

Amira holds a B.Sc. degree in Information Systems Engineering and an MBA degree from the Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology.

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Yair Stiller

Director of Operation

Yair brings 20 years of experience in various roles of operations and manufacturing management. In his previous position, Yair served as  Detection Plant manager at Philips Medical, Philip's leading development center that develops technological innovations in digital medicine. In a prior role, Yair served as a Production Manager at Galam LTD, a leading provider of high quality, specialty ingredients to the food and non-food industries worldwide as well as a Director of Equipment Reliability and Support at Tower Semiconductors (Nasdaq: TSEM), a leading manufacturer of integrated circuits for global semiconductor companies, and as a Director of Operations at Fibernet LTD, a developer and manufacturer of fiber optics solutions.

Yair Holds a B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and an MBA degree from Haifa University, both in Israel.

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Yair brings 20 years of experience in various roles of operations and manufacturing management. In his previous position, Yair served as  Detection Plant manager at Philips Medical, Philip's leading development center that develops technological innovations in digital medicine. In a prior role, Yair served as a Production Manager at Galam LTD, a leading provider of high quality, specialty ingredients to the food and non-food industries worldwide as well as a Director of Equipment Reliability and Support at Tower Semiconductors (Nasdaq: TSEM), a leading manufacturer of integrated circuits for global semiconductor companies, and as a Director of Operations at Fibernet LTD, a developer and manufacturer of fiber optics solutions.

Yair Holds a B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and an MBA degree from Haifa University, both in Israel.

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Etti Gridish

Director of Product

Etti has more than 20 years of experience in product management and engineering in the chemical and process industries. Etti served as a Product Manager and Technology Manager in Tosaf Group, a global leader in developing and manufacturing high quality additives, compounds and color masterbatches for the plastics industry. Previously, Etti served as a Process Manager and Chemical Facility Manager in Frutarom Industries Ltd. (TASE:FRUT) and Haifa Chemicals Ltd.

Etti holds a B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology and an MBA degree from Haifa University, Israel.

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Etti has more than 20 years of experience in product management and engineering in the chemical and process industries. Etti served as a Product Manager and Technology Manager in Tosaf Group, a global leader in developing and manufacturing high quality additives, compounds and color masterbatches for the plastics industry. Previously, Etti served as a Process Manager and Chemical Facility Manager in Frutarom Industries Ltd. (TASE:FRUT) and Haifa Chemicals Ltd.

Etti holds a B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology and an MBA degree from Haifa University, Israel.

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Hansjorg Prettner

Director of APAC & Europe

Hansjorg brings more than 25 years of experience in international marketing & sales, multicultural relationships, alliance building, management and business development.

Hansjorg served as Managing Director at Steinemann Asia SDN BHD, a subsidiary of Steinemann Technologies AG - a global leading producer of machinery for the wood panel industry and the printing industry, headquartered in Switzerland.

Prior to Steinemann, Hansjorg held several managerial roles in Operation, Sales and Business Development in industrial companies, both in Europe and Asia.

Hansjorg holds a technical diploma of Swiss Federal as well as an MBA degree from University of Southern Queensland in Australia and MAS (Master of Advanced Studies), Business Manager University of Klagenfurt, in Austria.

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Hansjorg brings more than 25 years of experience in international marketing & sales, multicultural relationships, alliance building, management and business development.

Hansjorg served as Managing Director at Steinemann Asia SDN BHD, a subsidiary of Steinemann Technologies AG - a global leading producer of machinery for the wood panel industry and the printing industry, headquartered in Switzerland.

Prior to Steinemann, Hansjorg held several managerial roles in Operation, Sales and Business Development in industrial companies, both in Europe and Asia.

Hansjorg holds a technical diploma of Swiss Federal as well as an MBA degree from University of Southern Queensland in Australia and MAS (Master of Advanced Studies), Business Manager University of Klagenfurt, in Austria.

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Peter Schneider

Director of Sales - America

Peter has more than 30 years of experience in sales and leadership roles in the engineered wood sector in North America.

In prior positions, Peter served as President of Steinemann USA and the CEO and President of Progressive Machinery, which was acquired by Steinemann Technology. Peter was also a limited partner with Siempelkamp Handling America.

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Peter has more than 30 years of experience in sales and leadership roles in the engineered wood sector in North America.

In prior positions, Peter served as President of Steinemann USA and the CEO and President of Progressive Machinery, which was acquired by Steinemann Technology. Peter was also a limited partner with Siempelkamp Handling America.

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Katia Gurevich

Director of Finance

Katia brings financial experience from global, public and private companies, in the high-tech and telecommunication markets. Katia served as a Finance Manager at Siklu, a telecommunications equipment supplier. In previous positions, Katia served as a Corporate Controller at Broadcom Corp. Ltd (NASDAQ: AVGO) and at RAD Data Communications Ltd. (a member of the $1.3 billion RAD Group). Katia also worked at Arthur Andersen holding company.

Katia holds a BA degree in Economics and a CPA degree from Ben-Gurion University in Israel.

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Katia brings financial experience from global, public and private companies, in the high-tech and telecommunication markets. Katia served as a Finance Manager at Siklu, a telecommunications equipment supplier. In previous positions, Katia served as a Corporate Controller at Broadcom Corp. Ltd (NASDAQ: AVGO) and at RAD Data Communications Ltd. (a member of the $1.3 billion RAD Group). Katia also worked at Arthur Andersen holding company.

Katia holds a BA degree in Economics and a CPA degree from Ben-Gurion University in Israel.

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Ira Glazer

Director of Science

Ira has more than 15 years of experience in chemicals, wax and wax-related materials, laboratory management and implementation of new chemicals in various industrial production lines. In previous roles, Ira served as an R&D Engineer at HBO, Israel's biggest wax producer and in laboratory leadership positions in the chemical industry, such as Haifa Chemicals and Gadot Biochemical Industries (TASE:GDBC).

Ira holds a B.Tech degree in Biotechnology and an M.Sc. degree in analytical Chemistry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in Israel.

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Ira has more than 15 years of experience in chemicals, wax and wax-related materials, laboratory management and implementation of new chemicals in various industrial production lines. In previous roles, Ira served as an R&D Engineer at HBO, Israel's biggest wax producer and in laboratory leadership positions in the chemical industry, such as Haifa Chemicals and Gadot Biochemical Industries (TASE:GDBC).

Ira holds a B.Tech degree in Biotechnology and an M.Sc. degree in analytical Chemistry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in Israel.

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Our Vision

SMARTECH is set on bringing the power of smart technologies to the manufacturing sector.
Our technologies aim at higher profitability and quality through dramatic cost reduction, substantial gains in productivity and product quality. We seek to bring new technology excitement and excellence to manufacturing facilities. Our technologies help attract the young tech-savvy generation and set a solid base for future growth.

The industrial sector share in global GDP is several times larger than the high-tech sector share. However, Industrial R&D investments are several times smaller than high-tech R&D investments. SMARTECH's aim is to lead a change in that balance. Smart, game-changing technology solutions are our tools.

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