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 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 WolflingChief 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 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 serves as Nova’s Corporate VP and General Manager of the Dimensional Metrology Division. Effi joined Nova in 2016 as VP and Head of the Global Applications team. Mr. Aboody has over 20 years’ experience in the Semiconductor Industry. He started his career at Intel as an Integration engineer, working in Portland and California R&D centers, in both logic and memory devices. Following that he held several managerial positions at Numonyx in Yield and Integration Departments. After that, he managed the Engineering and Yield Departments at Micron F12. He later returned to Intel to manage the F28 Yield Organization, responsible for CPU and SoC outgoing yield and performance. 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’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 GilChief Marketing and Business Development Officer
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 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. Micha Brunstein was named Nova’s Chairman of the Board of Directors in June 2006, after serving as member of the board of directors from November 2003. During the years 1990 to 1999, Dr. Brunstein 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, Israel.
Avi CohenBoard Member
Mr. Avi Cohen has served as a director of the company since 2008. He serves on the board of directors of Cortica Ltd., CGS Tower Networks Ltd. and 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 CohenBoard Member
Mr. Raanan Cohen was appointed as a director of the Company by our board of directors in February 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Cohen served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Orbotech Ltd., a public company traded on NASDAQ, from July 2009 to December 2012. He also served 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., a private company.
Mr. Cohen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the Hebrew University, 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 NASDAQ and TASE.
From February 2019 until February 2021, Ms. Gruber served as chief financial officer of Aqua security Ltd., a private company.
From September 2017 until February 2019, Ms. Gruber served as the chief financial officer of Landa Corporation Ltd., and then as financial advisor to Landa group. 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, Operations, 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 as an external director at Tufin software technologies Ltd., a public company traded on the NYSE since April 2019 and as an independent director at Cognyte Ltd, a public company traded on Nasdaq. Ms. Gruber is a certified public accountant and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Economics from Tel Aviv University, Israel.
Ronnie (Miron) KennethBoard Member
Mr. Ronnie (Miron) Kenneth was appointed to serve as a director of the Company by our board of directors in December 2017 and was reappointed by our shareholders in April 2018. 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(. 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.
Eitan OppenhaimBoard Member, President & CEO
Eitan Oppenhaim is President and Chief Executive Officer of Nova LTD.
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. Mr. Oppenhaim joined Nova after serving in several executive positions in global companies in the Electronics and Telecom industries.
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 until 2001, Mr. Oppenhaim held several key executive positions at Comverse Network Systems Ltd., a public company traded on Nasdaq. Mr. Oppenhaim holds a BA with honors in Economics and an MBA from Haifa University, Israel.
Zehava SimonBoard Member
Ms. 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 additional offshore sites. Prior to that, Ms. Simon held various positions at Intel Israel, which she joined in 1982, including leading Finance & Operations and Business Development for Intel in Israel. Ms. Simon is currently a board member of Audio Codes, a public company traded on NASDAQ and TASE and 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, a law degree (LL.B.) from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya and an M.A. in Business and Management from Boston University.