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The multi-trillion dollar global manufacturing sector is ripe for change
The manufacturing sector's competitive landscape is characterized by very high volumes and very low profit margins. Large producers are struggling to reduce production costs and boost their profitability. They strive for smart technologies that will achieve that.

SMARTECH,
 through its SMARTECH-X arm, is set on providing the manufacturing sector with technological solutions that make the “impossible possible”. With SMARTECH, technological challenges that are considered impossible, now become possible. SMARTECH’s innovative game-changing technology solutions enable transformational changes in a variety of manufacturing sectors. Large producers can transform their business by increasing their profit margins and providing better product quality.

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

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

Management Team

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

Amnon Shoshani

President & Chairman

Amnon is the founder of SMARTECH. He has 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 played 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 his many years of dealing with high-tech investments, Amnon has been 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 LLB from Tel Aviv University in Israel.

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Amnon is the founder of SMARTECH. He has 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 played 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 his many years of dealing with high-tech investments, Amnon has been 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 LLB from Tel Aviv University in Israel.

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Hanoch Magid

CEO

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

Hanoch served as an Executive Vice President at 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. In prior positions, Hanoch served as Vice President of Operations and Professional Services at Xcitel Ltd. and COO at Cellonet, both 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 BSc in Mechanical Engineering & Philosophy from Ben-Gurion University in Israel.

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

Hanoch served as an Executive Vice President at 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. In prior positions, Hanoch served as Vice President of Operations and Professional Services at Xcitel Ltd. and COO at Cellonet, both 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 BSc in Mechanical Engineering & Philosophy from Ben-Gurion University in Israel.

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Dror Israel

CFO

Dror has 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 was  a member of the companies’ top management leadership teams and executed strategic and operational decisions, promoting company growth and shareholder value.

 Dror served as the CFO of Enzymotec (Nasdaq:ENZY), a biotech 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 held 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 BA 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 has 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 was  a member of the companies’ top management leadership teams and executed strategic and operational decisions, promoting company growth and shareholder value.

 Dror served as the CFO of Enzymotec (Nasdaq:ENZY), a biotech 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 held 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 BA 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 of Innovative Technologies

Dave has more than 15 years of results-driven leadership, with 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 lead research of cutting-edge technologies in diversified domains in search of technological solutions to significant challenges, and later, to 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 users with 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 BSc in Electrical Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

 

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Dave has more than 15 years of results-driven leadership, with 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 lead research of cutting-edge technologies in diversified domains in search of technological solutions to significant challenges, and later, to 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 users with 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 BSc in Electrical Engineering from the Technion, Israel 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 at 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, Bazan (TASE: BAZAN), Israel Electric Corporation, and Elscint.

Amira holds a BSc in Information Systems Engineering and an MBA from the Technion, Israel 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 at 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, Bazan (TASE: BAZAN), Israel Electric Corporation, and Elscint.

Amira holds a BSc in Information Systems Engineering and an MBA from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

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Hansjorg Prettner

Director of APAC & Europe

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

Hansjorg previously 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 and printing industries, headquartered in Switzerland. Earlier, he held several managerial roles in operations, sales and business development in industrial companies in Europe and Asia.

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

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

Hansjorg previously 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 and printing industries, headquartered in Switzerland. Earlier, he held several managerial roles in operations, sales and business development in industrial companies in Europe and Asia.

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

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Rami Arbili

Director of North & South America

Rami has more than 18 years of business and operations management experience in various high-tech industries worldwide, including in 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 (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. In a prior position, Rami served as the head of network rollout at Ericsson AB (NYSE: ERIC), responsible for the establishment of new cellular and data networks in EMEA.

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

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Rami has more than 18 years of business and operations management experience in various high-tech industries worldwide, including in 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 (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. In a prior position, Rami served as the head of network rollout at Ericsson AB (NYSE: ERIC), responsible for the establishment of new cellular and data networks in EMEA.

 Rami holds a BA 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 in coordinating between R&D, manufacturing and management in large industrial projects.

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

Shai holds a BSC in Engineering from the Technion, Israel 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 in coordinating between R&D, manufacturing and management in large industrial projects.

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

Shai holds a BSC in Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

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Yair Stiller

Director of Operations

Yair brings 20 years of experience in varied operations and manufacturing management roles. 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, 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, a developer and manufacturer of fiber optics solutions.

Yair holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Haifa University in Israel.

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Yair brings 20 years of experience in varied operations and manufacturing management roles. 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, 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, a developer and manufacturer of fiber optics solutions.

Yair holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and an MBA from Haifa University 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 at Frutarom Industries (TASE:FRUT) and Haifa Chemicals.

Etti holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology and an MBA degree from Haifa University in 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 at Frutarom Industries (TASE:FRUT) and Haifa Chemicals.

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

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Katia Gurevich

Director of Finance

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

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

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

Katia holds a BA 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, including at Haifa Chemicals and Gadot Biochemical Industries (TASE:GDBC).

Ira holds a B.Tech degree in Biotechnology and an MSc 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, including at Haifa Chemicals and Gadot Biochemical Industries (TASE:GDBC).

Ira holds a B.Tech degree in Biotechnology and an MSc 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 experience in the automation industry, in product marketing robotics and IIoT/AI technologies.

Oren co-founded and served as the CEO of KDsignage, a startup developing advanced IIoT, data analytics & AI, including machine learning and image processing algorithms. Previously, Oren served as the CTO at 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 and built it to millions of dollars in annual sales.

Prior to Bechor, Oren served as an engineering manager at Siemens A&D Israel (ETR: SIE), where he established the automation and drove technologies and business processes. 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 BSc in Electrical Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

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

Oren co-founded and served as the CEO of KDsignage, a startup developing advanced IIoT, data analytics & AI, including machine learning and image processing algorithms. Previously, Oren served as the CTO at 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 and built it to millions of dollars in annual sales.

Prior to Bechor, Oren served as an engineering manager at Siemens A&D Israel (ETR: SIE), where he established the automation and drove technologies and business processes. 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 BSc in Electrical Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

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Our Vision

SMARTECH is set on bringing the power of smart technologies to the manufacturing sector.
Our technology solutions drive 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 also attract the young,
tech-savvy generation and set a solid base for future growth.

The industrial sector share of global GDP is several times larger than the high-tech sector share. However, Industrial R&D investments and their impact are several times smaller than high-tech R&D investments. SMARTECH's aim is to disrupt that imbalance. Smartech-X and smart, game-changing technology solutions are our tools.

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