Management & Board

Management

  • Eitan Oppenhaim
    President & 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 David
    Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. Dror David was appointed as Nova’s Chief Financial Officer in 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 played a key role in the company’s initial public offering on the NASDAQ in 2000. He led the Company’s private placement in 2007 and secondary public offering in 2010. Prior to joining Nova, Mr. David spent five years in public accounting with Deloitte & Touche in Tel Aviv, specializing in industrial high-tech companies. Mr. David is a Certified Public Accountant in Israel, holds a BA in Accounting and Economics from Bar Ilan University, and an MBA from Derby University of Britain.

  • Dr. Shay Wolfling
    Chief Technology Officer

    Dr. Shay Wolfling joined Nova in 2011 as the company’s Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining Nova, Dr. Wolfling was an R&D manager at KLA-Tencor-Belgium (formerly ICOS Vision Systems, a publicly traded company acquired by KLA in 2008), where he led multidisciplinary metrology & inspection development projects. Previously Dr. Wolfling was a founder and VP of R&D at Nano-Or-Technologies, a start-up company with proprietary technology for 3D optical measurements, which was acquired by ICOS Vision Systems in 2005. He took Nano-Or from the idea stage to initial product sales. Prior to founding Nano-Or, Shay was a project manager in Y-beam, a start-up offering laser-based skin treatments. Dr. Wolfling has authored several patents in the field of optical measurements. He holds a B.Sc. in physics and mathematics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a M.Sc in physics from Tel-Aviv University, and a PhD in physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

  • Gabriel Waisman
    Chief 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.

  • Dr. Udi Cohen
    Corporate VP and General Manager Dimensional Metrology Division

    Dr. Cohen joined Nova in 2017 as the General Manager of the Dimensional Metrology Division. Prior to joining Nova, he was Chief Executive Officer of BioControl Medical since 2005. Under his leadership, BioControl Medical attracted a world-class group of senior executives, engineers and medical advisors and developed an advanced implantable electrostimulation platform technology with potential application in numerous therapeutic areas. Dr. Cohen successfully led BioControl Medical through three financing rounds, and also oversaw the sale of the company’s technology assets in urology and gynecology to American Medical Systems in 2006. Since 2010 he led the strategic partnership with Medtronic focused on developing and commercializing implantable electrostimulation devices for the treatment of congestive heart failure. Dr. Cohen received a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Mathematics and Physics as well as a Ph.D. in Physics from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and participated in Wharton’s AMP program.

  • Adrian S. Wilson
    General Manager Material Metrology Division

    Mr. Adrian S. Wilson joined Nova’s management in 2018.  Mr. Wilson has over 20 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-nationals’ companies, including KLA-Tencor, 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 Gil
    Corporate VP Marketing and Business Development

    Zohar Gil joined Nova in 2011 and served in several key business and marketing positions including 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 VP Marketing and Business Development, focusing on the company’s corporate marketing, strategy and M&A activities. 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 a variety of 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 Dayan
    Corporate VP Human Resources

    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 Sharon
    Corporate VP Operations

    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

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  • Dr. Micha Brunstein
    Chairman of the Board

    Dr. Micha Brunstein was named Nova’s Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2006, after serving as member of the board of directors from 2003. During the years 1990 and 1999, Dr. Brunstein has served as Managing Director of Applied Materials Israel Ltd. Prior to that, he 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 M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from the Tel Aviv University.

  • Avi Cohen
    Board Member

    Mr. Cohen serves as Executive Chairman of BioFishency Ltd. Mr. Cohen also serves on the boards of ESC-BAZ, the Israel Consumer Counsel (ICC), the Israel Wine Institute (IWI) as well as Beit Izzy Shapiro. From July 2012 to September 2017, Mr. Cohen served as the Chief Executive Officer of MX1, a global media service provider created from a merger between RR Media Ltd. and SES Platform Services GmbH. From July 2012 and until the merger Mr. Cohen served as the chief executive officer of RR Media Ltd. (previously known as RRsat), a NASDAQ traded company. From December 2008 until March 2012, Mr. Cohen served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Orbit Technologies, a TASE traded company. Mr. Cohen served as Chief Operating Officer and Deputy to the chief executive officer of ECI Telecom Ltd. a leading supplier of best-in-class networking infrastructure equipment from September 2006 until July 2008. Prior to joining ECI, he served for 11 years in a variety of senior management positions at KLA-Tencor. In his last position, Mr. Cohen was Group Vice President, Corporate Officer and Member of the Executive Management Committee based at the corporate headquarters in the U.S. During his tenure, he successfully led the creation of KLA-Tencor’s global Metrology Group. From 1995 until 2012, Mr. Cohen held various positions including President of KLA-Tencor Israel responsible for the Optical Metrology Division. Prior to joining KLA-Tencor, Mr. Cohen 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 Cohen
    Board Member

    Mr. Raanan Cohen served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Orbotech Ltd., a public company traded on NASDAQ, from July 2009 to December 2012, and as Chief Executive Officer of Orbotech Ltd., from May 2006 to June 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Cohen served in a range of other executive positions at Orbotech, 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 Systems Ltd., another manufacturer of AOI systems. Before joining Orbot in 1984, Mr. Cohen worked at Telrad Networks Ltd. Mr. Cohen currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of EyeWay Vision Ltd., as a member of the board of directors of Utilight Ltd., all private companies.
    Mr. Cohen holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Computer Science from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

  • Eli Fruchter
    Board Member

    Mr. Eli Fruchter founded EZchip Semiconductor, a supplier of highly integrated Network Processors, where he served as the Chief Executive Officer until February 2016, when the company was acquired by Mellanox (Nasdaq: MLNX) for approximately $811 million. Prior to EZChip he co-founded LanOptics, a supplier of networking products, where he served as Co-General Manager. During his tenure he took LanOptics public in a successful initial public offering on the Nasdaq. Mr. Frutcher was also among the founders of Adacom Technologies Ltd., a manufacturer of data communications products.
    Mr. Fruchter holds a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

  • Dafna Gruber
    Board Member

    Ms. Gruber has over 20 years of broad experience serving as Chief Financial Officer and a senior executive management member in leading Hi-tech companies traded on NASDAQ and TASE.

    Since September 2017, Ms. Gruber has been serving as the Chief Financial Officer of Landa Corporation Ltd., a private company. From October 2015 until September 2017, Ms. Gruber served as the chief financial officer of Clal Industries Ltd., a private company, from October 2015. From April 2007 until April 2015, Ms. Gruber served as the Chief Financial Officer of Nice Systems Ltd., a public company traded on NASDAQ and TASE.  As a member of the senior management team, Ms. Gruber was a senior member of the strategy and M&A forums of the company. During her employment with Nice, Ms. Gruber was responsible for Finance, Operation, MIS and IT, Legal and Investor Relations. From 1996 until May 2007, Ms. Gruber was part of Alvarion Ltd., a NASDAQ and TASE listed company, mostly as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that, Ms. Gruber was a controller at Lannet Data Communications Ltd., subsequently acquired by Lucent Technologies Inc.

    Ms. Gruber serves as an external director at TAT Technologies Ltd., a public company traded on NASDAQ and TASE, since November 2013, and as a member of the board of directors of Clal Biotechnologies Ltd., a public company traded on TASE. In addition, Ms. Gruber serves on the boards of directors of several private companies held by Clal Industries Ltd. Ms. Gruber is a certified public accountant and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Economics from Tel Aviv University.

  • Ronnie (Miron) Kenneth
    Board Member

    Mr. Ronnie Kenneth is a veteran high-tech leader who served for ten years as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Voltaire Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: VOLT), leading it to an initial public offering on Nasdaq in 2007. Following Voltaire’s merger with Mellanox Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: MLNX) in 2011, Mr. Kenneth became the Chief Executive Officer of Pontis Ltd., a privately-held company, until 2013. Mr. Kenneth currently serves as the Chairman of Teridion Technologies Ltd., and Varada Ltd., and he is a director of Allot Communications Ltd. (Nasdaq: ALLT) and Orbotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: ORBK). Mr. Kenneth holds a BA in Economics and Computer Science from the Bar-Ilan University and an MBA from the Golden Gate University, San Francisco.

  • Zehava Simon
    Board Member

    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, a public company traded on NASDAQ and TASE, Nice Systems, a public company traded on NASDAQ and TASE, and Amiad water systems, a public company traded on London Stock Exchange. 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, a law degree (LL.B.) from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzlia and an M.A. in Business and Management from Boston University.