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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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Dror Israel

CFO

Dror brings more than 20 years of global experience as a veteran CFO of public companies,where his focus was on building financial infrastructures and leading public and private offerings. Dror acted as a member of the top management leadership team and executed strategic and operational decisions, promoting the companies’growth and shareholders’ value.

 Dror served as the CFO of Enzymotec (Nasdaq:ENZY), a bio-tech company providing nutritional ingredients and medical foods, until its $290M acquisition by Frutarom (NYSE:IFF; formerly FRUT) in 2018.

 Previously Dror served for 14 years as the CFO of Nasdaq and TASE-listed EZchip Semiconductor (Nasdaq:EZCH), a leading provider of high-performance processing solutions for carrier and data center networks,until its $811M acquisition by Mellanox Technologies (Nasdaq:MLNX) in 2016 . At EZchip Dror has served at a key management role, leading various financial and strategic processes through the company’s transition from a small VC funded startup to a growing, highly profitable public company.

 Dror holds a B.A. degree in economics from Haifa University and an MBA cum laude from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, both in Israel.

 

 

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Dror brings more than 20 years of global experience as a veteran CFO of public companies,where his focus was on building financial infrastructures and leading public and private offerings. Dror acted as a member of the top management leadership team and executed strategic and operational decisions, promoting the companies’growth and shareholders’ value.

 Dror served as the CFO of Enzymotec (Nasdaq:ENZY), a bio-tech company providing nutritional ingredients and medical foods, until its $290M acquisition by Frutarom (NYSE:IFF; formerly FRUT) in 2018.

 Previously Dror served for 14 years as the CFO of Nasdaq and TASE-listed EZchip Semiconductor (Nasdaq:EZCH), a leading provider of high-performance processing solutions for carrier and data center networks,until its $811M acquisition by Mellanox Technologies (Nasdaq:MLNX) in 2016 . At EZchip Dror has served at a key management role, leading various financial and strategic processes through the company’s transition from a small VC funded startup to a growing, highly profitable public company.

 Dror holds a B.A. degree in economics from Haifa University and an MBA cum laude from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, both in Israel.

 

 

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David (Dave) Mor

Chief Innovative Technologies

Dave brings more than 15 years of results-driven leadership with an extensive and multidisciplinary technology research, development and execution experience.

Dave served as a senior leader in the IDF Intelligence Community, where he commanded multiple teams of technical analysts and engineers. His mission was to first, lead researches of cutting-edge technologies in diversified domains, in search of technological solutions to significant challenges, and later, lead the development of a variety of innovative technologies from their discovery stage to full implementation and operation, all under tight schedule and budget constraints. The innovative technologies, developed under Dave’s leadership,provided their users unique advantages over their competitors and significantly contributed to their long-term leading position.

Previously,Dave served in various leadership positions in the IDF, commanding the execution of large-scale technology-oriented projects.   

Dave holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technion ,Israel’s Institute of Technology.

 

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Dave brings more than 15 years of results-driven leadership with an extensive and multidisciplinary technology research, development and execution experience.

Dave served as a senior leader in the IDF Intelligence Community, where he commanded multiple teams of technical analysts and engineers. His mission was to first, lead researches of cutting-edge technologies in diversified domains, in search of technological solutions to significant challenges, and later, lead the development of a variety of innovative technologies from their discovery stage to full implementation and operation, all under tight schedule and budget constraints. The innovative technologies, developed under Dave’s leadership,provided their users unique advantages over their competitors and significantly contributed to their long-term leading position.

Previously,Dave served in various leadership positions in the IDF, commanding the execution of large-scale technology-oriented projects.   

Dave holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering 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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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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Rami Arbili

Director of North & South America

Rami brings more than 18 years of vast business and operations management experience in various high-tech industries worldwide, and held leadership positions in sales, business development, pre-sales, professional services and operations, for companies in Europe, North and South America.

 Rami served as the Head of Business Development for Allot Communications Inc. (NYSE: ALLT), managing and driving innovative Security-as-a-Service (SECaas) solutions development and sales to service providers worldwide. Rami was also the Head of Sales Operations at Allot, responsible for revenue planning, margin prediction, sales channels management, inside sales management, program delivery and overall business operations management. 

Previously, Rami led the establishment of a new business unit for CAE USA(NYSE, TASE: CAE), with end-to-end business and financial responsibilities. Ina prior position, Rami served as the head of network roll out at Ericsson AB(NYSE: ERIC), responsible for new cellular and data networks establishment in the EMEA region.

 Rami holds a Bachelor degree in Business Management (with honors) from the Ruppin Academic Center in Israel.

 

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Rami brings more than 18 years of vast business and operations management experience in various high-tech industries worldwide, and held leadership positions in sales, business development, pre-sales, professional services and operations, for companies in Europe, North and South America.

 Rami served as the Head of Business Development for Allot Communications Inc. (NYSE: ALLT), managing and driving innovative Security-as-a-Service (SECaas) solutions development and sales to service providers worldwide. Rami was also the Head of Sales Operations at Allot, responsible for revenue planning, margin prediction, sales channels management, inside sales management, program delivery and overall business operations management. 

Previously, Rami led the establishment of a new business unit for CAE USA(NYSE, TASE: CAE), with end-to-end business and financial responsibilities. Ina prior position, Rami served as the head of network roll out at Ericsson AB(NYSE: ERIC), responsible for new cellular and data networks establishment in the EMEA region.

 Rami holds a Bachelor degree in Business Management (with honors) from the Ruppin Academic Center 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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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

Customer Support & Process Director

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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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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Oren Yahav

CRP Product Domain Manager

Oren has more than 15 years of vast experience in the automation industry, product marketing robotics and IIoT/AI technologies.

Oren co-founded and served as the CEO in KDsignage Ltd., a startup developing advanced IIoT, Data Analytics (Big Data) & AI, including machine learning and Image processing algorithms. Previously, Oren served as the CTO in BECHOR Electricity (Rockwell automation’s distributor)where he led the technology and business development divisions. He established the new division of automation and control from scratch up to millions of USD in sales a year.

Prior to BECHOR, Oren served as an engineering manager at SIEMENS A&D Israel (ETR: SIE),where he established all automation and drives process both in terms of technologies and business process. He managed all global partnerships and implemented them into the Israeli market. In a prior position, Oren served as a division manager of motion control & robotics at Siemens.

Oren holds a B.Sc. degree in Electric engineering from the Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology.

 

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Oren has more than 15 years of vast experience in the automation industry, product marketing robotics and IIoT/AI technologies.

Oren co-founded and served as the CEO in KDsignage Ltd., a startup developing advanced IIoT, Data Analytics (Big Data) & AI, including machine learning and Image processing algorithms. Previously, Oren served as the CTO in BECHOR Electricity (Rockwell automation’s distributor)where he led the technology and business development divisions. He established the new division of automation and control from scratch up to millions of USD in sales a year.

Prior to BECHOR, Oren served as an engineering manager at SIEMENS A&D Israel (ETR: SIE),where he established all automation and drives process both in terms of technologies and business process. He managed all global partnerships and implemented them into the Israeli market. In a prior position, Oren served as a division manager of motion control & robotics at Siemens.

Oren holds a B.Sc. degree in Electric engineering from the Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology.

 

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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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