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Dr. Eli Opper, Chairman of the Board

Dr. Eli Opper is a strategic advisor of   companies and organizations on policy in the areas of Technology, R&D, Investments Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He is a Chair and a Board Member of several hi-tech startups and companies and the Chair of Club 100 of the Technion Alumni Organization. Prior to that he served as the Chairman of Eureka, a 40 state members R&D organization, and as the Chief scientist of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor in Israel, Dr. Opper was a venture partner at Giza one of the largest venture capital firms in Israel and for 27 years he was with Rafael holding variety of positions, amongst them VP for R&D and Chief of staff. Dr. Opper holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Technion Haifa Israel and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from UT at Austin Texas. Dr. Opper served, as a chairman and a member of numerous numbers of Boards and Committees in Governments, Industry and Academia and he is a well-known lecturer in the areas of R&D & Innovation and Economical Growth Engines. In 2012 he received Doctor Honoris Causa from the Technion

Nissim Alfasi, CEO

Nissim Alfasi, CEO of Ricor, has distinguished management track-record in the defense industry. In his previous position at Elop he was VP Director of Thermal Imaging Systems. Alfasi holds a BA in Engineering Science from the Technion– Israel Institute of Technology and an MBA from Heriot-Watt University.
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Simchon Horesh, CFO

CFO of Ricor for over 20 years, Horesh started as CFO of the Industrial group Ein Harod Ihud (Palbam, Ricor) in 1992, before moving to become CFO of Ricor Ein Harod Ihud in 2006. Horesh has also served as CFO and Manager of the Supply at Euro Magnesium (a subsidiary of Palbam) since its establishment in 2010. Since joining the group over two decades ago, Horesh has been a member of the Ricor management team and also serves on the Finance Committee of the Ein Harod Ihud. Horesh holds an MSc. in Economics and Management from the Haifa Technion Israel Institute.

Victor (Vicky)  Segal, VP Marketing

With over 20 years of experience in the industry, previously worked at Terraflex Reshafim Ltd. as Chief Engineer. The course of his career at Ricor included Product Engineer, Engineers Team Leader and Regional Marketing Manager. Segal holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and ME in Systems Engineering, both from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

Sara Yoffe, VP Operations

As Director of Operations, Sara Yoffe translates Ricor's corporate strategy to operational activities, with responsibility for improving methods and work processes. Yoffe joined Ricor 15 years ago and has advanced within the company from Production Manager to her current role. She previously worked at Tnuva Tel Yosef as a Manufacturing Engineer. Yoffe holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Technion– Israel Institute of Technology.

Dan Gover, VP Research & Development

Dan Gover previously worked as Operations Manager of Lambda solutions, Vancouver-Canada, Production Manager at Jordan Valley Semiconductors and Industrial Engineering Manager at SCD (Semi Conductor Devices). He started his career as a planner at Rafael. Gover holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.

Shlomi Baruch, VP Quality

Shlomi Baruch was appointed Ricor Quality Manager in 2010 and served as its Quality Engineer from 2007 until his current appointment. He previously worked as a Quality Engineer for Rafael. Baruch holds an MSc in Quality & Reliability from the Technion - Israel institute of Technology. He also holds a degree in Imaging Methods from the Bar Ilan University and is currently studying for a BSC in Electronics Engineering.

Dalit Darom Nur, VP Human Resources & Administration

Darom Nur has been with Ricor for nearly 20 years, working in a variety of positions. In her current role as VP Human Resources & Administration, she is responsible for planning and implementing the company’s Human Resources strategic plan. Darom Nur oversees Ricor's HR annual planning process, organizational development, training, compensation and benefits, social activities, talent recruitment and CSR activities. She holds a BA degree in Psychology and MBA degree in Business Administration.

Aliza Dagan, Senior assembly line Manager

Aliza Dagan has worked in Ricor for over 20 years. Formerly production manager and currently Ricor's senior assembly line Manager A Member of Ricor’s management team for over ten years. Graduated practical engineering at the Rupin Institute

Zvi Bar Haim, CTO

Zvi Bar Haim has worked in Ricor for over 40 years. He currently holds the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Bar Haim provides guidance and advice on all of the company’s development projects. He is also deeply involved in the design and efficiency of the production lines. Previously, Bar Haim has served in a variety of key roles in Ricor’s development team and senior management.

Sergey Riabzev, Chief R&D Engineer

Sergey Riabzev is an engineering expert and experienced researcher in the field of thermodynamic machines – with over 30 years of experience in advanced mechanical engineering, including research, analysis, conceptual and detailed design. For the last 20 years, Riabzev has been involved in R&D of long-life Stirling Cycle machines and Pulse Tube refrigerators. Riabzev joined Ricor’s R&D team in 1992, becoming a Project Engineer of the K508 refrigerator - currently the company's best-selling product. In 2009 he relocated to the UK to join EADS Astrium Company as a Principal Engineer of the Space-qualified Stirling refrigerators group. In 2011 he returned to Israel to Ricor’s subsidiary – Ricor Solar, where he took the position of Chief Scientist. A year later, he rejoined Ricor as Chief R&D Engineer. Riabzev is the author of two patents and has published many research articles in engineering and scientific journals. He holds a PhD from Loughborough University in the UK on Stirling linear refrigerator dynamics.