Management

Meet Our Team. They Inspire Us.

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Overview

Get to know the talented, resourceful, dedicated and tireless management team members at Landa. They are highly qualified, have accumulated years of valuable experience and expertise and are together skillfully leading the company on its revolutionary path to providing digital printing for mainstream. We think they’re amazing.

Benny Landa
Benny Landa

Chairman

Pioneer of digital printing at Indigo (acquired by HP in 2002), now at Landa, Benny continues his visionary pathway – pioneering futuristic nanotechnology applications in the fields of imaging, energy and health. His vision for the future also includes investment in promising Israeli technologies, and philanthropic activities that enable underprivileged youth to gain access to higher education. Benny has a portfolio of over 800 patents worldwide and is the printing industry's and Israel's most prolific inventor. Recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the imaging industry's prestigious Edwin H. Land medal, he has also been awarded numerous lifetime achievement awards and honorary doctorates.

 

Yishai Amir
Yishai Amir

CEO

With more than 20 years’ experience in the digital print industry, Yishai is a strategic thinker with a proven ability to drive innovation and execution. Before coming to Landa, Yishai held senior positions at Hewlett-Packard, most recently serving as Vice President and General Manager, Graphics Solutions Business at HP Americas. Previously he served as HP Vice President and General Manager, Indigo & Inkjet Solutions Business Americas, and Director, Worldwide Strategic Marketing, HP-Indigo. Yishai began his career in the digital print industry at Indigo, where he served in various positions including VP, Photo Business and Director, Product Marketing.

Elan Sigal
Elan Sigal

CFO

Elan comes to Landa with leadership experience in finance and investment, IT, marketing and organizational and operational planning. Most recently he served as the CFO of Objet Geometries, a manufacturer of 3D printing systems, where he led the company’s IPO preparation. Before Objet, he worked as the CFO at RADA Electronics and managed finances, raised capital and supervised their SOX compliance program. Previously Elan designed and executed business strategies as a senior management consultant at McKinsey, working with senior executives at large companies in telecommunications, insurance, asset management and more. Elan holds a BA in Economics from Tel Aviv University.

Nir Zarmi
Nir Zarmi

Advanced Technologies & Strategic Partners

Nir has over 21 years of experience in product development, product management and product marketing. He began his career in the graphic arts industry as R&D engineer for computer-to-plate systems at Creo (now Kodak). At Kodak he managed the development of an innovative plate making system for packaging and branched out from R&D to global product marketing of packaging products. Nir holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering as well as an MBA from the Technion in Israel.

Benji Ruhm
Benji Ruhm

Product Development

Benji comes to Landa with almost 25 years of multidisciplinary experience in the high-tech industry, including 16 years in printing. Over the years, Benji led many products from concept to product in various companies such as Elop, Nur Macroprinters and HP Indigo. Before coming to Landa, Benji held senior positions at HP Indigo for more than a decade, most recently serving as Product Development Manager for the Commercial, Label and Packaging markets. Benji holds a BSC in Mechanical Engineering from the Technion in Haifa and an MBA from Ben-Gurion University.  

Yehuda Solomon
Yehuda Solomon

R&D

Yehuda joins the Landa management team with 16 years of experience in the printing industry at leading companies including Kodak, Creo and Scitex. His roles ranged from Mechanical Designer and Project Manager to Global R&D Manager. Yehuda has extensive experience in leading multidisciplinary, multi-site R&D teams through large scale projects, and together with his broad knowledge of systems and technology, Yehuda has successfully driven and managed the complete development cycle, from vision through concept and production. Yehuda has a BSc in mechanical engineering from Tel Aviv University in Israel, and an MBA from Bradford University (UK).

 

Yaacov Gidron
Yaacov Gidron

Operations

Yaacov is a digital print industry veteran with more than 35 years’ experience at Indigo and Hewlett-Packard where he held a variety of senior positions in R&D and Operations, including HP Indigo Supplies & System Manufacturing Director and HP Indigo Engineering Director. While at Indigo, he led the development of advanced technological products, created the engineering infrastructure, and established factories that used advanced production management methods such as TPM, Sigma 6 and Lean.

Kobi Ulmer
Kobi Ulmer

Field Operations

With almost 20 years of experience in the printing industry, Kobi brings to his role skills that include international sales, professional services and consumables business management. His background includes extensive knowledge of direct and channel business models and broad geographical experience in Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America, as well as relationship management of major accounts, channel partners and third party business. Kobi has a successful track record at Indigo, Hewlett-Packard's Indigo Division and Scodix Europe. He holds a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from Tel Aviv University.

Gilad Tzori
Gilad Tzori

Product Strategy

Gilad brings to Landa a combination of skills and experience spanning high-level technical and worldwide strategic-customer support, R&D and a proven track record in team leadership. In the course of his career of over 20 years at HP Indigo, he successfully managed innovative projects from design through system engineering, technology development, assimilation and strategic planning. He worked directly with strategic global customers to achieve rapid growth in customer activity and purchasing volumes, and introduced major systems into the marketplace resulting in increased annual sales of over $200M. Gilad heads up the product management team and vertical market activity.

 

Yael Smorgik
Yael Smorgik

People

Yael started her journey in the printing industry more than 15 years ago. She served in several positions at HP Indigo, managing large teams in the operations unit. Before coming to Landa Digital Printing, Yael worked in the USA where she managed the sales operations team for HP Indigo & Inkjet Solutions Businesses Americas. Yael holds a BSc. in Industrial Engineering and Management and an MBA, both of them from the Ben Gurion University of the Negev. 

 

Dan Lapidot
Dan Lapidot

General Counsel

As Corporate VP and General Counsel, Dan is responsible for the Landa's legal and IP matters. He has extensive experience in complex merger and acquisition transactions, franchising, international transactions, corporate structuring, employee incentive plans and corporate financing. He has participated in numerous venture capital funding transactions, and serves as legal counsel for many start-up companies.  He is a founding partner of Lapidot, Melchior, Abramovich & Co., a boutique law firm specializing in the fields of high tech companies, IP licensing, antitrust and environmental matters. Dan holds both LLB and LLM degrees from the University of Jerusalem.

Matthew Lightstone
Matthew Lightstone

Nano-Metallization

Matthew joined Landa in 2015 to lead the commercialization of Landa’s new metallization solution for the Graphics market. Before joining Landa, Matthew worked at HP Indigo for ten years where he fulfilled a variety of roles including managing the division’s Strategic Planning team, managing the Worldwide Segment team, and heading Supplies and Business Development in the Middle East, Africa, and Central and Eastern Europe with a focus on increasing growth in emerging markets and channel management. Prior to Indigo Matthew spent three years as a strategy consultant working with many of Israel’s top companies and two years consulting to technology start-ups. Matthew holds a BA in Philosophy from the UK and an MBA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Nachum Korman
Nachum Korman

Americas

Nachum comes to Landa with a very successful track record in the digital printing industry, both in North America and Europe. For the last twenty years, he has held a variety of senior management positions at Scitex, Nur Macroprinters and Hewlett-Packard. Nachum served with Nur Macroprinters Europe and then Nur Macroprinters Americas where he held the position of President for a period of eight years. He later joined HP, first as Director of Large Format Industrial Printers EMEA and then as Director of Labels and Packaging at HP Indigo EMEA.

Marc Schillemans
Marc Schillemans

Europe, Middle East & Africa

Marc has a successful track record for building sales organizations at digital print businesses. During the past eight years Marc has held a variety of senior management positions at HP, from President of Scitex Vision, Vice President and General Manager, HP Indigo and InkJet Press Solutions, EMEA, to his most recent role as EMEA VP of GTM - (go to market) Business Development Graphics, Marc held senior sales positions with Agfa, Esko, Xeikon and Xerox.

 

Michael Mogridge
Michael Mogridge

Asia Pacific & Japan

Michael brings to Landa 35 years of experience in the printing industry. Beginning his career as a chemist formulating printing inks, in the past 20 years he has been directly involved in establishing digital printing in China, Japan, SEA and Oceania. Among Michael’s most notable achievements are the founding of the first company to import and install the Indigo digital presses in Australia, management of the HP digital press operation in Japan and installation of the first production high-speed wide web inkjet publishing system in China. 

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