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Corporate Management

Mr. Gabi Seligsohn – CEO

Gabi Seligsohn has held the CEO position at Kornit Digital since April 2014.

 

Prior to joining Kornit, Gabi spent 15 years at Nova Measuring Instruments (Nasdaq: NVMI), holding several key positions ranging from sales, business development and global business management. He served as Nova’s President & CEO from 2006-2013. Under his leadership, Nova underwent a strategic transformation to become a highly profitable, leading-edge equipment supplier to the semiconductor industry. Before Nova, he spent two years as Sales Manager for key financial accounts at Digital Equipment Corporation. During his tenure there he led the transformation of the Tel-Aviv Stock exchange from a frontal trading floor to an online trading platform.

 

In 2010, Mr. Seligsohn was voted CEO of the Year for the Israeli high-tech industry by the Israeli Institute of Management. During 2011 he was also ranked 3rd in a survey of Israel’s Financial Market, conducted by Israel’s leading financial daily newspaper, covering Israel’s 100 largest publicly traded companies’ CEOs,

 

He also serves as a Director on the Board of Directors of DSPG Inc. (Nasdaq: DSPG).

Gabi Seligsohn holds an LLB. Law degree with Honors from Reading University, England.

Mr. Guy Avidan – CFO

Guy Avidan has served as CFO since November 2014.

 

From July 2010 until November 2014, Mr. Avidan served as Chief Financial Officer of AudioCodes Ltd. (“AudioCodes”) (NASDAQ: AUDC). Prior to joining AudioCodes, Mr. Avidan served for 15 years in various managerial positions, including Co-President at MRV Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVC), a global provider of optical communications network infrastructure equipment and services. While at MRV Communications, he served as Chief Financial Officer between 2007 and 2009, Vice President and General Manager of MRV International from 2001 to 2007. From 1992 to 1995, Mr. Avidan served as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Ace North Hills, which was acquired by MRV Communications.

 

Mr. Avidan is a CPA in Israel and holds a B.A. in Economics and Accounting from Haifa University in Israel.

Mr. Nuriel Amir – CTO

Nuriel Amir Ph.D. joined Kornit Digital as CTO in July 2016.

 

Dr. Amir brings with him 29 years of semiconductor technology experience, of which the last 19 years are in the industry. His industry career started with 11 years at Intel both in Israel and US, at the fields of  R&D, transfer-to-production, process integration, yield, device, labs and Q&R, finally as Yield Department Manager. Later, in Numonyx and Micron, he served as the R&D Director, leading the technology development and transfer-to-production of 45nm flash NOR technology. In the last four and a half years, prior to joining Kornit, he served KLA-Tencor as Technology Director focusing on application development and marketing.

 

He received his Ph. D. in 1997 from the microelectronic research center at the Electrical Engineering Faculty at the Technion, and since then he has taught at several universities and colleges. Dr. Amir has 20 patent applications and over 40 publication including talks at SPIE.

Mr. Gilad Yron – Executive VP of Global Business

Gilad Yron joined Kornit as Executive VP of Global Business in May 2016.

 

Gilad brings to Kornit years of experience in varied leadership positions as well as extended knowledge of the Asian Pacific industry market.  Prior to joining Kornit Digital, Gilad held the position of Senior VP of Products at Stratasys. His previous positions with Stratasys included VP Business Development and strategic alliances and Managing Director of Asia Pacific and Japan, operating out of Hong Kong.  Previous to being the MD for the APJ region, Gilad was service manager for Nur Macroprinters which later became part of HP.
He holds a B.Sc. in Physics from Tel-Aviv University.

Mr. Ofer Sandelson – COO

Ofer Sandelson joined Kornit Digital as COO in 2013.

 

Ofer arrives at Kornit with over 25 years of executive management experience leading global high tech companies.  Prior to joining Kornit Digital he held the position of CEO of BrightView Systems, a Thin Film Solar defect detection system. He joined BrightView after two years (2008-2010) at Aurum Ventures, where he led the private fund’s Cleantech investments focused on solar applications, water applications, and water treatment.

 

Ofer has held many executive management positions including CEO of CogniTens where he successfully led the company to the strategic acquisition by Hexagon (the leading global measurement technology group), and CEO of two medical device companies in the US: Lifewatch Inc and Instromedix (companies of Card Guard AG). Ofer spent 14 years as a senior executive with Orbotech (NASDAQ: ORBK), where he served in several positions including Corporate VP Operations and VP Customer Support, culminating in his appointment to Executive VP and Co- President of the PCB Division.

 

Ofer Sandelson studied Physics and Chemistry in Montreal Canada and graduated from the TIM Executive program.

Mr. Guy Zimmerman – VP Marketing and Business Development

Guy Zimmerman joined Kornit Digital in 2013 as VP of Marketing and Business Development.

 

Guy comes to Kornit with years of extensive experience in a variety of management positions in the fields of retail and consumer goods.  Prior to joining Kornit, Guy served in several key strategic positions in the field of development, sales and marketing, most recently as VP of Global Sales and Business Development at Tefron Ltd., in 2010.  Prior to that he held the position of VP of Strategy and Business Development at Tnuva Group, which followed seven years at McKinsey & Company (2001 – 2008) and three years at iSys Capital Technologies as the head of Healthcare Solutions.

 

Mr. Zimmerman holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Tel Aviv University.

Mr. Haggai Abbo – VP Product Development

Haggai joined Kornit in 2016 as VP Product Development.

 

With 17 years of experience in the digital printing world, Haggai brings tremendous knowledge and skill to the team.  He specializes in managing the development of complex and large scale systems in digital printing.

 

Prior to Kornit, Haggai worked his way up the ranks at HP-Indigo. Beginning as a mechanical designer, he went on to manage Indigo’s flagship printing system from concept to product and market adoption. Haggai also managed Indigo’s technical field support organization in EMEA, located in Maastricht, Netherlands.  Haggai has also served as VP of Products and R&D at Alpha-Bio Tec, a leading medical device and dental implants company.

 

Haggai holds B.Sc. cum laude in Mechanical Engineering from Technion- IIT, an M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and an executive MBA from the Recanati program in Tel Aviv University. He has served as a lecturer on the subject of complex program management at an Israeli college and has 5 US registered patents under his name.

Mrs. Ayelet Oryan Godard – VP Human Resources

Ayelet Oryan Godard joined Kornit in 2014 as VP Human Resources.

 

She brings to Kornit vast multicultural HR experiences from a number of different senior management roles in HR.

 

Prior to joining Kornit, she held senior and Director-level positions in HR in some of Israel’s largest companies including Orbotech’s (Nasdaq: ORBK) flat panel display business unit; Tnuva, as HR Director and HR business partner of the dairy business unit; and Amdocs (Nasdaq: DOX), in field, HQ and as Director of Strategic HR Projects.  Prior to joining Amdocs she worked for five years at Pilat consulting as an HR organizational consultant and dealt with all aspects of HR Management.

 

She holds a BA in Behavioral Science and an MA in Organization Psychology.