It’s not just a diamond, it’s a way of life
Pioneer of digital printing at Indigo (acquired by HP in 2002), now at Landa, Benny continues his visionary pathway – pioneering futuristic nanotechnology applications in the fields of imaging, energy and health. His vision for the future also includes investment in promising Israeli technologies, and philanthropic activities that enable underprivileged youth to gain access to higher education. Benny has a portfolio of over 800 patents worldwide and is the printing industry’s and Israel’s most prolific inventor. Recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the imaging industry’s prestigious Edwin H. Land medal, he has also been awarded numerous lifetime achievement awards and honorary doctorates.
Mimi Sela serves as CEO of Landa Ventures, Landa’s investment arm, and as Managing Director of the Landa Fund. Prior to assuming these positions, she served a six-year term as Corporate Vice President Strategic Alliances at Indigo, responsible for the company’s alliances strategy which culminated in its acquisition by Hewlett-Packard in 2002. Benny Landa recruited Mimi to Indigo in 1997 from MS Communications, a leading public relations company specializing in strategic business consulting for top-tier global businesses, where Mimi served as Founder Managing Partner.
Vered is VP Business Development at Landa Labs and in this role also supports Lusix on sales and marketing matters. Prior to Landa Labs, she was CEO of HumanEyes Technologies, a Landa Ventures portfolio company, CEO of Yalicoo and headed the Prepaid Products Group at IDT Telecom. Vered also founded DaLi Advisory and was a management consultant at Booz Allen & Hamilton in New York and at A.T. Kearney in Paris. Vered holds a B.A. degree in French and economics from Tel Aviv University and an M.B.A. degree in finance and management from Columbia Business School.
Koby brings to his role 40 years of experience in R&D and management in a variety of industries. He began his professional career developing flight test systems and space technology. Moving to the printing industry, he first joined Indigo where for eight years he developed color grinding and new digital printing systems, and then Creo as North American technical support manager for direct imaging in the printing circuit board field. In the dental industry, Koby served as worldwide service support manager for simulation and guidance systems for dental implantation surgery. At Landa Labs, Koby is COO, and in that role, supports Landa Group companies, such as Lusix.
Silviu holds a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from the Weizmann Institute of Science. Silviu brings with him 20 years of experience in business and R&D management, as well as vast experience in strategic planning and business development. He worked at Applied Materials for ten years, fulfilling various R&D and business development executive positions. In addition, Silviu held the following positions: CEO of El-Mul Technologies, a company that develops and manufactures customized detectors for scanning electron microscopes and focused ion beam systems; CEO of XJet Solar, a company that developed digital printers with conductive ink for solar panels metallization; CTO and EVP of Dip-Tech and VP R&D of Mirage Innovations.
Yossi leads Research and development at Lusix. In addition, Yossi is the VP of Alternative Energy Systems at Landa Labs. Yossi joined Landa Labs to focus on applying nanotechnology in the field of clean energy, following a longstanding successful academic career in physics, beginning at Israel’s Technion and continuing at the Weizmann Institute where he earned his PhD. In the course of his post doctorate work at the University of California, Berkeley, Yossi helped pioneer a way to measure the spin of a single atom, a nanoscale system that can do digital duty – an important step en route to the realization of quantum computers.
As CFO, Itay manages finances at Lusix. Itay has 10 years of leadership experience in finance, investments and planning. He joined the Landa Group in 2012 and is the Finance Manager for Landa Digital printing and Landa Labs, where he established the finance department and manages the annual operational budget process. Prior to that, he worked at leading technology companies, including Intel, Amdocs and HP Indigo, where he managed finance for the Asian division. Itay holds an MBA from the Recanati Business School at Tel Aviv University and a B.A. in Economics with a Minor in Business Administration from Ben Gurion University.
With over 20 years of experience in the art and luxury brand industries, Ram brings a wealth of information and operating experience to Lusix. Throughout the past 20 years, as an owner, consultant, representative and sales & marketing specialist, Ram have been an instrumental force in creating, building and maintaining various business programs.
Ron is an entrepreneur with extensive expertise in designing, developing, building, installing, supporting and maintaining industrial machines and he has a passion for vacuum systems. Ron founded Odem Scientific Applications Ltd. in 1998, which specializes in high vacuum systems. Prior to Odem, he worked at the following companies: Applied Materials for 3 years in Global Product Support; Mark Technologies for 11 years in design and production of high vacuum systems; Tadiran IR Detectors for 5 years, where he was responsible for new system development; and the Israel Air Force (IAF) for 6 years as an officer leading electrical system maintenance of helicopters. Ron is an Instrumentation and Control Field Engineer of the Air Force Academy.
Leon brings to this role over 20 years of experience in management positions in a variety of industries. Leon managed LVT (formerly Odem’s Vacuum Technology Division) for 5 years, served as CEO of Apogey Metal, a Russian industrial company, and worked at Applied Materials for 10 years, where he served in a variety of roles in supply chain management. Leon has a BA in Management.
Yigal is responsible for the Lab Grown Diamonds Machines development. Yigal is leading a team of technology experts who constantly looking for revolutionary solutions for the next generation of machines, growing high quality diamonds in the most Eco-friendly ways.
Prior to joining Lusix, Yigal worked for 9 years as R&D and Mechanical engineering manager in Xjet Solar and 3D printers, responsible for defining architecture of novel machines – Ink Jet Solar Panel printer and 3D Metal printer.
Prior to that Yigal worked for 11 years in Applied materials as mechanical engineering and project manager, taking part of the development teams for Laser and SEM based wafer inspection machines for semiconductor industry.
Yigal holds B.Sc. degree in Mechanical engineering from Technion and M.Sc. degree from Tel-Aviv university in Electro-Mechanical systems engineering.
Tamir is responsible for the Lab Grown Diamonds production process. Tamir leads the largest department in Lusix, overseeing all aspect of the creation process, including the preparation of the seed, the growing process, the cutting and the polishing of the diamonds.
Tamir has more than 15 years’ experience at high-tech industry with Lean methodology, quality, supply-chain, maintenance, finance, and processes improvements.
Before joining Lusix, Tamir managed the manufacturing plants and supply chain activity of Stratasys IL – systems & consumables, which established manufacturing plants at IL and US and led several global projects.
Tamir has BSc in polymers engineering and hold PMP diploma.
Michal is responsible for Lusix legal matters and has been with the company since its inception. Having over 25 years of experience in the corporate and high-tech industry, Michal has provided legal support to business ventures and investments in life sciences, medical devices, clean-tech and renewal energies, and high-end printing technologies, from seed phase to maturity.
Michal holds an LLB from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and an MBA from the Recanati Business School in the Tel Aviv University and is actively involved in social and community projects.
Nurit manages Human Resources and brings to her role at Lusix over 25 years of Human Resources experience as an Officer in the Israeli Defense Forces where Nurit served in a variety of Human Resource positions. Nurit has a proven track record in recruiting, training, maintaining talents and promoting careers, and in overall human resource management. Nurit has also held roles as Corporate Travel Manager, managing all travel arrangements, vendor relationships and conference logistics. Nurit has a B.A. degree in Human Behavior Science and an M.A. degree in Business Administration, both from the Ben Gurion University.