Mr. Netzer was appointed by our board of directors to serve as our President and Chief Executive Officer as of July 1, 2009. Previously, Mr. Netzer served as an external director of our board of directors until April 2007. Since 2000 and until 2007, he served as the managing director of Palram Industries Ltd., a public company traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. From 1998 until 2000, he was the managing director of SMS, a private company engaged in the production and distribution of plastic products to world markets. Between 1993 and 1997, he was president of Suntuf, Inc., a U.S. based company responsible for the establishment of the North and South American marketing and distribution network of Palram Paltough Ltd. He holds a B.Sc. degree in industry and administrative engineering from the Technion Israeli Institute of Technology in Haifa and an MS degree in public policy from Tel Aviv University.
Mr. Moshe has been our Chief Financial Officer since July 2006, and from the start of 2012 has also been acting as our Senior Executive VP. Prior to this position he served as our Vice President of Finance, a position he held since March 2005. He served from 2001 to 2005 as the Chief Financial Officer of Comsec Ltd., an Israeli public company that is listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, and worked as a Senior Manager in Ernst & Young Israel from 1996 to 2000. Mr. Moshe holds a BA in accounting and management from the College of Management in Tel-Aviv, he is a certified public accountant in Israel, and holds an MA in law from Bar-Ilan University in Ramat-Gan.
Mr. Katzman joined our Company in 1981 as an engineer and became Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of R&D in 1985.
An internationally recognized expert in optical research and development, he has headed our research and development teams since that time. He holds a BSc degree in mechanical engineering from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa.
Mr. Avishai has been our Vice President of Sales since 2009 and has served as our Vice President of Marketing from 2003 until 2009. Prior to joining the Company in 1997, he served as financial manager of Kibbutz Shamir for three years. He is a director at Shalag Industries, Ltd. and a member of the management board of Kibbutz Shamir. He holds a BA degree in management and economics from the Ruppin Academic Center.
Mr. Michael joined our Company as our Vice President of Marketing and General Manager of Shamir in Europe in November 2009. Previously, he served as Vice President of Marketing at Palram Industry Ltd. from 2001 to 2006, and prior to that as its Vice President of Business Development. He holds a BA degree in economics and psychology and an MBA degree from the University of Haifa
Mr. Hagai was appointed as Shamir’s Vice president of Operations as of September 2010. Mr. Hagai joined Shamir as an engineer in Shamir Eyal Ltd. in April 2003, and served in several positions in that subsidiary until his last position as Plant Manager. He holds a BSc degree in Polymers engineer from Shenkar, Ramat-Gan.
Mr. van der Veen joined our Company in 1992 and, as of September 2009, has served as our Vice President of Business Development. From 2005 to 2009, he served as President at Shamir Insight and from 1999 to 2005 he served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Shamir Insight. He holds a BA degree from Maryland University
Mr. Latzer joined our Company in 1990 and since then he has served as the chief executive officer of Shamir USA. He holds a BA degree in political science from the University of Haifa, a MBA degree from Northrup University in California, and a post graduate certification in International Marketing from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Sisso has joined our company in 2001 and since 2007 he serves as our International Business manager. As part of his job, he is the responsible of Shamir subsidiary in South Africa and Mexico. Previously, he served as the Chairmen of the business of Kibbutz Eyal and from 2001-2007 he served as the Chairman of Shamir Insight in USA. Mr. Sisso holds a BA degree in economics from Jerusalem University and a MBA from the University of Bar Ilan.
Mr. Naftalovich es el consejero delegado de Shamir Insight, Inc. desde 2005. Antes de este cargo, se desempeñó en diversos cargos en Shamir Insight, Shamir Eyal y la Sociedad, como vicepresidente de marketing de Shamir Insight desde 1997 hasta 2005, y Jefe de Producto, Director de Marketing y Director Internacional de la exportación regional de la Compañía y Shamir Eyal de 1994 a 1997. Sr. Naftalovich Tiene una licenciatura en administración de empresas de la Escuela de Administración de Tel-Aviv.