Board of Directors
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Mr. Ofer brings significant strategic and leadership skills gained over his 25 years in executive management and board positions in the emerging Israeli high-tech sector, which has resulted in a strong history of introducing innovation and driving technology development. It also has resulted in his deep expertise in 2D printing gained while serving as an executive at Scitex Vision and subsequently HP Scitex, and as a director at Scodix and Kornit. This expertise is very valuable for the 3D journey of Stratasys. He also has intimate knowledge of the medical devices market, an essential vertical for Stratasys, which he gained in his previous position leading Lumenis. His M&A expertise, gained while participating in various mergers and acquisitions within the industry, allows him to bring critical insights related to evaluation of potential transactions and provide guidance to the Board as Stratasys continues to grow. His service on the oversight committee of the Board, which guided executive management during the interim period prior to the appointment of the current, permanent chief executive officer, gave Mr. Ofer deep knowledge of the Company’s specific operations.
Mr. Crump is regarded as one of the two pioneers in the creation of the 3D printing industry due to his invention of Stratasys’ printing technology, Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM). FDM is currently the world’s most proliferated 3D printing technology. Mr. Crump is also responsible for many other innovations and, in total, he is a named inventor on 28 patents around the world. Since inventing the technology and co-founding Stratasys in 1988 along with Lisa H. Crump, his wife, he grew the Company to be one of the largest 3D printing companies in the world. His years serving as the head of Stratasys and then as its Chief Innovation Officer have provided him with deep fundamental knowledge of the Company’s AM applications, operations, products and competitive landscape. His continued service as a technology expert on the Board is invaluable as it provides extensive insight into current and developing technology and makes him an essential member of the Board.
Mr. Kekedjian is an established executive who brings more than 30 years of leadership expertise across business development, M&A and operations of complex cross-border businesses at scale. He has a reputation for driving positive change while building and inspiring top-performing teams to meet challenging goals. Throughout his career, he has overseen the closing of several multi-billion-dollar acquisitions in high-growth emerging or disruptive categories, including the world’s leading wind blade manufacturer and landmark deals to build one of the largest industrial-scale 3D printing platforms. Mr. Kekedjian’s global business experience, financial expertise and proven ability to deliver transformation of business allow him to provide the Company with unique and highly relevant perspectives.
Mr. McEleney is a visionary technology executive who has shaped the software industry in relation to 3D printing. He has deep understanding of software for 3D and 2D printing, gained over his more than 30 years of experience in mechanical design and software. Throughout his career, Mr. McEleny has been extensively involved in transforming businesses, driving corporate strategy and forecasting future trends in product development and manufacturing. He is uniquely positioned to understand the innovation challenges Stratasys’ customers face. This background makes him valuable to the Board as his insights help guide the Company’s strategy and innovation development.
Mr. Reis has extensive senior leadership experience, including as a CEO, leading fast growing startups and large-scale, high-tech operations spread over different geographies and cultures, including successful leadership of companies in the areas of 3D and 2D printing, software, medical devices, electronics, and POS systems. David has proven experience in managing global businesses, including innovation and R&D across multiple disciplines, and has been particularly committed to research, long-term planning and market analysis. His experience with both private and public companies and involvement in numerous global M&A and IPO transactions allows him to provide important perspectives to the Board and Company.
Mr. Schoellhorn’s more than-23-year career has provided him with extensive operational and manufacturing experience, including his time as COO at Airbus where he led the production, quality, procurement and information management organizations, transforming and building the manufacturing system of the future. In his current role, Mr. Schoellhorn’s responsibilities include defence, unmanned air services and connected intelligence activities. During his time at Bosch, Mr. Schoellhorn gained broad expertise in production, engineering, quality, supply chain management as well as digitalization and end-to-end process optimization in the U.S., Czech Republic and Germany. His operational expertise, global manufacturing experience and deep knowledge of three of the Company’s key verticals – aerospace, automotive and defence – allow him to provide the Board and Company with relevant and valuable insights.
Mr. Seroussi has extensive financial and investment expertise developed over his remarkable career that included service in the Israeli Ministry of Finance, during which time he was head of the Commodities Division, and as a member of the team that created the Yozma Program, which initiated the venture capital industry in Israel. In addition, his roles at various critical financial institutions, including as founder and head of Morgan Stanley Israel and Chairman of Bank Hapoalim, and as a member of various investment committees of private equity funds, have resulted in his deep knowledge of capital markets, which is essential for the Company and his role as Chairman of the Audit Committee.
Ms. Shorr has extensive experience in senior leadership and management of technology, systems and solutions stemming from her more than-30-year career in the technology sector, both in the United States and Israel. This includes her service as CEO of Objet, one of the companies Stratasys acquired, which positioned the Company as a leader within the high-growth 3D printing and direct digital manufacturing industry, as well as her time at Creo, where she initiated and led in 2000 the establishment of Leaf Products, a start-up for professional digital photography within Creo. Her substantial technology knowledge and expertise is of particular value to Stratasys and the Board.