Mr. Zvi Lando joined SolarEdge in 2009 as our Vice President, Global Sales.
Mr. Lando had previously spent 16 years at Applied Materials, based in Santa Clara, California, where he held several positions, including process engineer for metal disposition and chemical vapor deposition systems, business manager for the Process Diagnostic and Control Group, vice president, and general manager of the Baccini Cell Systems Division in the Applied Materials Solar Business Group.
Mr. Lando holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology in Haifa, and is the author of several publications in the field of chemical disposition.
Mr. Ronen Faier joined SolarEdge in 2011 as our Chief Financial Officer.
Prior to joining SolarEdge, Mr. Faier served from 2008 to 2010 as the chief financial officer of modu Ltd, a privately owned Israeli company. Between 2004 and 2007, Mr. Faier held several senior finance positions, including chief financial officer at msystems prior to its acquisition by SanDisk Corporation in 2006.
Mr. Faier holds a CPA (Israel) license, an MBA (with Honors) from Tel Aviv University and a B.A. in Accounting and Economics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Mrs. Rachel Prishkolnik joined SolarEdge in 2010 as our Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.
Prior to joining SolarEdge, Mrs. Prishkolnik served as the vice president, general counsel & corporate secretary of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. At Gilat she held various positions beginning as legal counsel in 2001 and becoming corporate secretary in 2004 and vice president, general counsel in 2007. Prior to Gilat, she worked at the law firm of Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro LLP in Los Angeles.
Mrs. Prishkolnik holds an LLB law degree from the Faculty of Law at the Tel Aviv University and a B.A. from Wesleyan University in Connecticut. She is licensed to practice law and is a member of the Israeli Bar.
Lior Handelsman founded SolarEdge in 2006 and currently serves as our Vice President of Marketing and Product Strategy in which he is responsible for defining and steering SolarEdge’s strategic global marketing activities, media outreach, product roadmap and vision, corporate product strategy, as well global product management, and corporate business development.
Prior to founding SolarEdge, Mr. Handelsman spent 11 years leading power electronics research and development teams and directing large-scale, multidisciplinary research and development projects.
Mr. Handelsman holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering (cum laude) and an MBA from the Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology.
Mr. Peter Mathews leads the North America team as General Manager for SolarEdge in the Americas and is responsible for all business activities.
He is a veteran of more than 25 years in the global semiconductor and solar industries in senior sales, marketing and business development roles. He has led various companies through the start-up, IPO and growth phases including Enecsys, Solyndra and FormFactor.
Mr. Alfred Karlstetter joined SolarEdge in 2015 as the General Manager of SolarEdge Europe.
Prior to joining SolarEdge, Mr. Karlstetter was the VP of Global Sales for Samil Power, a global inverter company headquartered in China. From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Karlstetter was the VP of European Sales and Global Accounts for SMA, the world's largest inverter company. At SMA, Mr. Karlstetter was responsible for increasing market share through the development and implementation of sales strategies in new markets. Before entering the PV industry, Mr. Karlstetter held senior technology and sales roles in the semiconductor and electronics industry at KEMET Electronics and Epcos.
Mr. Karlstetter holds an Industrial Engineering degree from the University of Applied Sciences in Munich.
Mr. James Higgins joined SolarEdge in 2015 as the General Manager of China and South East Asia and is responsible for all business activities in the region.
Prior to joining SolarEdge, Mr. Higgins was the General Manager and VP of Operations for Tigo Energy Inc. responsible for global operations and business activities in China. Prior to that he spent 12 years at MKS Instruments, a leading global supplier of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions where he held various senior operations and management positions.
Mr. Higgins holds a BA (Hons) degree in Business and Finance from Manchester Metropolitan University.
Mr. Yoav Galin founded SolarEdge in 2006 and has served since our founding as our Vice President, Research & Development where he is responsible for leading the execution of our technology strategy, building and managing the technology team and overseeing research and development of SolarEdge’s innovative PV power harvesting products.
Prior to joining SolarEdge, Mr. Galin served for 11 years at the Electronics Research Department (‘‘ERD’’), one of Israel’s national labs, which is tasked with developing innovative and complex systems. During this period, Mr. Galin held various research and development and management positions.
Mr. Galin holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University.
Mr. Meir Adest founded SolarEdge in 2006 and has served since 2007 as our Vice President, Core Technologies where he is responsible for SolarEdge’s certification and long-term reliability of SolarEdge products and research of future technologies.
Prior to co-founding SolarEdge, Mr. Adest spent 7 years at the Electronics Research Department (‘‘ERD’’), one of Israel’s national labs, which is tasked with developing innovative and complex systems. where he held a number of positions and managed large-scale techno-operational projects.
Mr. Adest holds a B.Sc in mathematics, physics, and computer science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Mr. Ilan Yoscovich joined SolarEdge in 2008 and currently serves as our Chief Technology Officer.
Mr. Yoscovich is responsible for leading our future technology strategy, managing some of the most innovative PV power harvesting development activities within the Company and overseeing research and development and product activities with respect to technology, intellectual property, performance and cost structure. Prior to joining SolarEdge, Mr. Yoscovich served as chief technology officer of Slyde Technologies, a wireless technology start-up company between 2005 and 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Yoscovich spent 10 years with the Electronics Research Department (‘‘ERD’’), one of Israel’s national labs, which is tasked with developing innovative and complex systems. During this period, Mr. Yoscovich held various research and development and management positions.
Mr. Yoscovich holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University.
Mr. Uri Bechor joined SolarEdge in 2019 as our Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining SolarEdge, Mr. Bechor was at Flextronics for 22 years in which he served as Senior Vice President, Global Operations, Europe and the Americas and General Manager at Flextronics International Ltd. Mr. Bechor, at his previous position, oversaw more than forty manufacturing sites and was responsible for revenues of more than $10 billion. Having served as GM at Flextronics Israel when SolarEdge began production with the company in 2010, Mr. Bechor joined the company already proficient in SolarEdge products and familiarity with many of the management and operations team.
Mr. Udy Gal-On joined SolarEdge in 2012 as our Vice President, Operations, and in 2019, assumed the responsibility for Strategic Projects related to Manufacturing capacity and technology. Mr. Gal-On has over 25 years of experience in systems and integrated circuits creation and manufacturing.
Prior to joining SolarEdge, Mr. Gal-On served as vice president of engineering at ECI Telecom Ltd, from 2007 to 2012, managing ECI’s new product introduction and sustaining product support, presale technical forces, post-sale service highest escalation tier, and various design activities. Mr. Gal-On also served as product engineering department manager of the Cellular Processors unit at Intel Corp.’s Cellular & Handheld division, as vice president of operations for Mysticom Ltd. (Ethernet integrated circuits), and as executive director of Product Engineering at MultiLink Technology Corporation (high speed communication integrated circuits).
Mr. Gal-On holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Quality and Reliability Engineering from the Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology in Haifa.
Mr. Alon Shapira joined SolarEdge in 2012 and currently serves as our Vice President, Quality and Reliability.
Prior to joining SolarEdge, Mr. Shapira served over 19 years in multiple leadership positions with the Electronics Research Department (‘‘ERD’’), one of Israel’s national labs, which is tasked with developing innovative and complex systems. Among his positions, Mr. Shapira served as deputy to the head of the ERD and vice president, research and development of the ERD, and served for 7 years in the reliability department of the ERD.
Mr. Shapira holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering (summa cum laude) from the Technion, Israel’s Institute of Technology in Haifa and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering Systems (cum laude) from Tel Aviv University.
Mr. Amir Fishelov is a founder of SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. and serves as its Chief Software Architect. Mr. Fishelov's responsibilities include managing the software group and overseeing the technical architecture of its software. Mr. Fishelov also leads the software projects developed by SolarEdge sub-contractors.
Prior to co-founding SolarEdge Technologies, Mr. Fishelov served for six and a half years in the Electronics Research Department (ERD), one of Israel's national labs which is tasked with developing innovative and complex systems, where he held various positions. His first position at ERD was a Software Engineer, developing mission critical embedded applications and windows solutions. Following which, he went on to be software team leader. He then became the System Engineer of a complex project that included the development of a hardware and software system. In his last role at ERD, he served as the Project Manager of a large scale software project that included more than 30 engineers. Mr. Fishelov received the prestigious National Technological Innovation Award in 2001 and again in 2003.
Mr. Fishelov holds a B.A in computer science from the Open University in Israel.
Mr. Liron Har-Shai joined SolarEdge in 2009 and is currently responsible for all R&D hardware development, as well as leading SolarEdge’s R&D program management.
Prior to joining SolarEdge, Mr. Har-Shai served for 8 years in the Electronics Research Department (ERD), one of Israel’s national labs, which is tasked with developing innovative and complex systems. During this period, Mr. Har-Shai held various positions, and managed numerous innovative, multi-disciplinary large scale techno-operational projects.
Mr. Har-Shai holds a B.Sc in electrical engineering (cum laude) from The Technion, and an M.Sc in bio-medical engineering (cum laude) from Tel-Aviv University.
Mr. Daniel Huber joined SolarEdge in 2010, and is currently leading our Australian and Japanese territories.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Huber held various executive sales and business management positions in SolarEdge, and in prior to that, in Baccini Cell Systems, a division in the Applied Materials Solar Business Group.
Mr. Huber Holds a B.Sc in Industrial Engineering & Management, from Tel Aviv University.
Mrs. Naama Ohana joined SolarEdge in 2013, and is currently leading our global commercial business unit. Previously she held various executive sales and business management positions in SolarEdge.
Prior to joining SolarEdge, she worked at Bosch Israel, managing purchasing, service, and business development for the renewable energy division.
Mrs. Ohana holds a B.Sc in Industrial Engineering and Management, from Ben Gurion University and a Global M.B.A., from IDC Herzeliya.
Mr. Guy Sella was one of the founders of SolarEdge and served as the Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer from the company's inception in 2006 until his death in August 2019.
His contribution to the growth and success of SolarEdge is immeasurable.
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