Management & Board
Eitan OppenhaimPresident & CEO
Eitan Oppenhaim is President and Chief Executive Officer of Nova Measuring Instruments.
Mr. Oppenhaim joined the company in 2010 as the Global Business Group Executive Vice President, where he was responsible for the company’s customers facing groups, including Global Business and Sales, Marketing, Customer support and Application. He was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer in 2013.
Mr. Oppenhaim joined Nova after serving in several executive positions in global companies in the Electronics and Telecom industries.
Mr. Oppenhaim began his career at Comverse, where he held numerous technical and business roles in the Asia-Pacific region. Following Comverse, he served as Vice President at Orbotech, where he led the Flat Panel Display global teams. Following his role in Orbotech and Prior to joining Nova, Mr. Oppenhaim served as Vice President and Europe General Manager at Alvarion. Mr. Oppenhaim holds a BA with honors in Economics and an MBA.
Dror DavidChief Financial Officer
Mr. Dror David has served as the Chief Financial Officer since November 2005. Mr. David joined Nova in April 1998, as the Company’s Controller, and since then served in various financial and operational positions, including the position of Vice President of Resources, in which he was responsible for the finance, operations, information systems and human resources functions of the Company. Mr. David was also a leading member in the Company’s initial public offering on Nasdaq in 2000, the Company’s private placement in 2007 and the Company’s secondary offering in 2010. Prior to joining Nova, Mr. David spent five years in public accounting with Deloitte Touch in Tel Aviv, specializing in industrial high-tech companies. Mr. David is a Certified Public Accountant in Israel, holds a B.A. in Accounting and Economics from Bar Ilan University, and an M.B.A. from Derby University of Britain.
Tom LarsonVice President of Corporate Development
Mr. Larson was appointed as Vice President of Corporate Development in 2022. In this role, Tom is responsible for Nova’s inorganic growth strategy, including M&A and business development. Tom has more than 30 years of multidisciplinary technology semiconductor experience. Mr. Larson joined Nova in 2015 with Nova’s acquisition of Revera, the company he co-founded in 2004. ReVera acquisition by Nova formed the basis of the company’s Materials Metrology Division, where Mr. Larson led the product marketing strategy and roadmap execution until moving into the Business Development Group in 2019. Before ReVera, Mr. Larson served in various technical and business executive roles at Applied Materials, Schlumberger, KLA, and Tencor Instruments. His experience includes defining, launching, and driving innovative multidisciplinary products in the fields of advanced process and process control technologies. He holds a BS in Physics from Arizona State University and post-graduate work in the Master’s program at San Francisco State University.
Dr. Shay WolflingChief Technology Officer
Dr. Shay Wolfling joined Nova in 2011, as Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining Nova, Dr. Wolfling was an R&D manager at KLA-Tencor-Belgium (formerly ICOS Vision Systems, a public traded company acquired by KLA in 2008), where he led multidisciplinary metrology & inspection development projects. From 2000 until its technology acquisition by ICOS in 2005, Dr. Wolfling was a founder and Vice President of Research and Development of Nano-Or-Technologies, a start-up company with a proprietary technology for 3D optical measurements. Dr. Wolfling took Nano-Or from the idea stage to initial product sales. Prior to founding Nano-Or, Dr. Wolfling was a project manager in Y-Beam-Technologies, a start-up offering laser-based skin treatments. Dr. Wolfling has several patents under his name in the field of optical measurements. Dr. Wolfling holds a B.Sc. in physics and mathematics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, a second degree in physics from Tel-Aviv University, Israel and a Ph.D. in physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
Gabriel WaismanChief Business Officer
Mr. Gabriel Waisman joined Nova in 2016 as the company’s Chief Business Officer (CBO), responsible for customer facing groups, including global sales, marketing, customer support and applications. Mr. Waisman brings over 17 years of managerial expertise in a global geographically dispersed environment, and extensive experience pioneering multidisciplinary technologies, particularly within the Electronics and Telecom sectors.
Prior to joining Nova, Mr. Waisman served as President of both Orbotech Pacific (Orbotech LTD, Hong Kong) and Orbotech West (Orbotech Inc., USA) where he was responsible for Sales & Marketing, Finance and Operations, and Customer Support. Prior to this, Mr. Waisman served in various managerial positions at Alvarion, starting as Strategic Marketing Director, EMEA, and moving on to Vice President of Strategic Accounts, General Manager of Western Europe, followed by Managing Director, Asia-Pacific. Mr. Waisman has also served as EMEA Regional Sales & Marketing Director (Broadband Division) at Comverse. He holds a B.Sc. in Electronic Engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology in Israel and an MBA in Business Administration from the Tel-Aviv University, Israel.
Effi AboodyCorporate VP and General Manager, Dimensional Metrology Division
Mr. Effi Aboody has served as our Corporate VP and General Manager Dimensional Metrology Division since September 2019. Mr. Aboody joined Nova in 2016 as Vice President and Head of the Global Applications team. Mr. Aboody started his career at Intel Corporation Ltd in 1996 as an Integration engineer, working in Portland and California R&D centers, in both logic and memory devices, followed by several managerial positions including Process Integration, Sort testing manager, and Yield manager. In 2008 Mr. Aboody served as Yield and Integration Departments at Numonyx Ltd focusing on NOR flash memory process and reliability. In 2011 Mr. Aboody managed the Engineering and Yield Departments at Micron Technology Ltd Fab12. In 2013 Mr. Aboody returned to Intel Corporation to manage the Fab28 Yield Organization, responsible for CPU and SoC outgoing yield performance, defects, and Labs. Effi holds an Executive MBA from Tel Aviv University and a B.Sc. in Materials Engineering from Ben-Gurion University.
Adrian S. WilsonPresident & General Manager, Material Metrology Division, Nova USA
Mr. Adrian S. Wilson Joined Nova in January 2018 as General Manager Material Metrology Division and President of our US subsidiary, Nova Measuring Instruments, Inc. Mr. Wilson has over 25 years of Semiconductor capital equipment and materials experience. Mr. Wilson joins us from Nanometrics Inc, where he held the position of Vice President & General Manager of Advanced Imaging and Analytics Business Unit. Prior to Nanometrics Inc, he held the position of Managing Director of Element Six Technologies Ltd., the non-abrasive arm of the synthetic diamond group of DeBeers, focused on thermal management and optical components for the semiconductor industry. Mr. Wilson has experience in leading both start-ups and divisions within large public multi-national companies, including KLA, FormFactor Inc. and Phoenix X-ray Systems & Services Inc., a capital equipment start-up. Mr. Wilson holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering, post Grad in Marketing Management and a MBA in Technology Management. Mr. Wilson’s accreditations include Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK) and Fellow of the Institute of Directors (UK).
Zohar GilChief Marketing Officer
Mr. Zohar Gil joined Nova in 2011 and served in several key business and marketing positions, including VP Marketing and Business Development, Head of Customer Management for Nova’s foundry accounts in the Asia Pacific region and Head of Marketing and Product Management. Mr. Gil currently serves as Chief Marketing Officer focusing on the company’s corporate marketing and strategy. Prior to joining Nova, Mr. Gil held leading business and marketing positions at Alvarion Ltd., including General Manager for the Carrier Line of Business and Vice President of Product Management. Prior to that, Mr. Gil served in various marketing and product management positions in 3Com Corporation. Mr. Gil holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Tel-Aviv University and an Executive MBA from Northwestern and Tel-Aviv Universities from the Kellogg-Recanati Business School of Management.
Sharon DayanChief Human Resources Officer
Ms. Sharon Dayan joined the company in 2018 as the Corporate Vice President of Human Resources. Ms. Dayan is an experienced HR executive bringing diversified experience which covers all human resources disciplines including HR strategy, organizational and people development, M&A and employee experience. Prior to joining Nova Ms. Dayan served in several senior HR regional and corporate positions within global companies. Her most recent position, was in the role of SVP at Teva in the capacity of HR Business Partner for the global corporate functions. Prior to that she served as the Global Head of HR as part of Comverse management, responsible for all HR functions in the company. Before joining Comverse, Ms. Dayan had multiple positions in Amdocs. Ms. Dayan holds a BA in Social Science from Tel-Aviv – Jaffe college, a MSc. in Organizational Development from Tel-Aviv University and a Group dynamics diploma from Tel-Aviv university.
Gabi SharonChief Operating Officer
Mr. Sharon was appointed as Nova’s Corporate Vice President of Operations in 2006. In this role Mr. Sharon is responsible for Supply Chain, Quality, Engineering, IT and Infrastructures activities. He established Nova’s worldwide Customer Support organization and previously led the development of NovaScan 3090/Next product line, its successful market launch and initial penetration of the Copper CMP market. Prior to joining Nova, Mr. Sharon served as the Marketing Project Manager in ECI Telecom, where he was responsible for implementing backbone telecommunication networks projects in several countries across Asia. Mr. Sharon holds a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston and M.Sc. in Technology Management from Polytechnic University in New York.
Board of Directors
Dr. Micha BrunsteinChairman of the Board
Dr. Michael Brunstein was named chairman of our board of directors in June 2006, after serving as member of our board of directors from November 2003. During the years 1990 and 1999, Dr. Brunstein served as Managing Director of Applied Materials Israel Ltd. Prior to that, Dr. Brunstein served as President of Opal Inc., and as a Director of New Business Development in Optrotech Ltd. Dr. Brunstein holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics from The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Physics from Tel Aviv University, Israel.
Avi CohenBoard Member
Mr. Avi Cohen has served as a director of the Company since 2008. He also, serves as executive chairman of XJet Ltd. (a private company) and Chakratec Ltd. (a public company) as well as on the board of directors of Cortica Ltd. and CGS Tower Networks Ltd. From July 2016 to September 2017 Mr. Cohen served as the chief executive officer of MX1, a global media service provider founded in July 2016 as a result of the acquisition of RR Media (Nasdaq: RRM) by SES S.A. and the following merger between RR Media, and SES Platform Services GmbH. From July 2012 till the merger, Mr. Cohen served as the chief executive officer of RR Media. Prior to that, until March 2012, Mr. Cohen served as president and chief executive officer of Orbit Technologies, a public company traded on the TASE. From September 2006 to December 2008, Mr. Cohen served as chief operating officer and deputy to the chief executive officer of ECI Telecom Ltd. Prior to joining ECI, Mr. Cohen served in a variety of executive management positions at KLA (Nasdaq: KLAC). From 2003 he was a group vice president, corporate officer and member of the executive management committee. From 1995 he was the president of KLA Israel responsible for the optical metrology division. Prior to joining KLA, Mr. Cohen also spent three years as managing director of Octel Communications, Israel, after serving as chief executive officer of Allegro Intelligent Systems, which he founded and which was acquired by Octel. Mr. Cohen holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering and applied physics from Case Western Reserve University, USA.
Raanan CohenBoard Member
Mr. Raanan Cohen was appointed as a director of the Company by our board of directors in February 2014. Prior to that and until December 2012, Mr. Cohen has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Orbotech Ltd., a public company traded on Nasdaq. Mr. Cohen has also served in a range of other executive positions at Orbotech Ltd, including Co-President for Business and Strategy, EVP and President of the Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Division, Vice President for the PCB-AOI product line and President and chief executive officer of Orbotech, Inc. Prior to its merger with Orbotech in 1991, Mr. Cohen held various positions at Orbot, another manufacturer of AOI systems. Prior to joining Orbot in 1984, he worked at Telrad Networks Ltd. Mr. Cohen currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of EyeWay Vision Ltd., a private company. Mr. Cohen holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.
Dafna GruberBoard Member
Ms. Dafna Gruber was elected as the Company’s external director in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Law in April 2015 and reelected in April 2018. Effective as of May 2018, and our adoption of the exemption under the Regulation, Ms. Gruber is no longer classified as an external director under the Companies Law. Ms. Gruber has broad experience, serving as chief financial officer and a senior executive management member in leading hi-tech companies traded on both Nasdaq and TASE. Ms. Gruber serves as the chief financial officer of Netafim Ltd., a private company. Prior to that as chief financial officer in various companies including Aqua security Ltd. Landa Corporation Ltd. and Clal Industries Ltd. From 2007 until 2015, Ms. Gruber served as the chief financial officer of Nice Systems Ltd., a public company traded on Nasdaq and TASE. responsible, inter alia, for finance, operation, MIS and IT, legal and investor relations. From 1996 until 2007, Ms. Gruber was part of Alvarion Ltd., a public company traded on Nasdaq and TASE, mostly as chief financial officer. Me. Gruber currently serves as an external at ICL group ltd., Tufin software technologies Ltd and a board member of Cellebrite Ltd. Ms. Gruber is a certified public accountant and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Economics from Tel Aviv University, Israel.
Eitan OppenhaimBoard Member, President & CEO
Mr. Eitan Oppenhaim has been serving as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since July 31, 2013, and was appointed by our board of directors to also serve as a director of the Company in October 2019. He has previously served as the Executive Vice President Global Business Group, since November 2010. From 2009 until 2010, Mr. Oppenhaim served as Vice President and Europe General Manager of Alvarion Ltd., a public company traded on Nasdaq. During the years 2007 through 2009, Mr. Oppenhaim served as Vice President of sales and marketing of OptimalTest Ltd.. Prior to that, from 2002 till 2006, Mr. Oppenhaim served as Vice President – Business Manager of the Flat Panel Displays division of Orbotech Ltd., a public company traded on Nasdaq. From 2001 till 2002, Mr. Oppenhaim served as Managing Director of Asia Pacific at TTI Telecom International, a leading provider of assurance, analytics and optimization solutions to communications service providers (CSP) worldwide. Prior to that, from 1994 till 2001, Mr. Oppenhaim held several key executive positions at Comverse Network Systems Ltd., a public company traded on Nasdaq. Mr. Oppenhaim holds a BA in Economics from the Haifa University, Israel and an MBA from Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel.
Zehava SimonBoard Member
Ms. Zehava Simon was elected as the Company’s external director in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Law in June 2014 and reelected in June 2017. Effective as of May 2018, and our adoption of the exemption under the Regulation (as defined below), Ms. Simon is no longer classified as an external director under the Companies Law. Ms. Simon served as a Vice President of BMC Software from 2000 until 2013 and in her last position (as of 2011) acted as Vice President of Corporate Development. From 2002 to 2011, Ms. Simon served as Vice President and General Manager of BMC Software in Israel. In this role, she was responsible for directing operations in Israel and India as well as offshore sites. Prior to that, Ms. Simon held various positions at Intel Israel., which she joined in 1982, including leading of Finance & Operations and Business Development for Intel in Israel. Ms. Simon is currently a board member of Audiocodes Ltd., a public company traded on Nasdaq and TASE, Nice Systems, a public company traded on Nasdaq and TASE. Ms. Simon is a former member of the board of directors of Insightec Ltd. (2005-2012), M-Systems Ltd., a Nasdaq listed company which was acquired in 2006 by SanDisk Corp., a public company traded on Nasdaq as well (2005-2006) and Tower Semiconductor Ltd., a public company traded on TASE and Nasdaq (1999-2004). Ms. Simon holds a B.A. in Social Sciences from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, a law degree (LL.B.) from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya and an M.A. in Business and Management from Boston University, USA.
Sarit SagivBoard Member
Ms. Sarit Sagiv was appointed to serve as a director of the Company by our board of directors in August 2021. Ms. Sagiv serves as a member of the Investments Committee of Phoenix Insurance and as a member of the board of directors of OPC Energy Ltd., a public company traded on TASE. Ms. Sagiv had served as General Manager of the Global Business division at Amdocs (Nasdaq: DOX) in the years 2016-2020. Prior to this role, Ms. Sagiv served as the Chief Financial Officer of Nice Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: NICE), with responsibility for the finance, legal, operations and IT areas, as well as the Chief Financial Officer of Retalix Ltd. (Nasdaq and TASE: RTLX), playing a key role in the transaction with NCR. Ms. Sagiv also held various other Chief Financial Officer and senior financial positions. Ms. Sagiv is a certified public accountant. She holds a B.A. in Accounting and Economics and an MBA, both from Tel Aviv University, and an MA in Law from Bar Ilan University.