Rehovot, Israel - Thursday, January 30, 2020 - Benny Landa, Chairman of the Landa Group, today announced the appointment of Asher Levy to the position of Active Chairman of Landa Digital Printing, the largest of the Group’s eighteen companies.
Landa Digital Printing (LDP), which started as a spin-out of Landa Labs ten years ago, now employs some 600 people and is in an accelerating growth phase as it ramps up delivery of its Nanographic Printing® Presses worldwide.
“2019 was a pivotal year for Landa Digital Printing, which saw its first press installations being enthusiastically received by customers," stated Benny Landa, Chairman of the Landa Group. "The Company is now poised for unprecedented growth and is deserving of a dedicated Active Chairman. I am therefore very pleased to announce that I have invited Asher Levy to partner with me and my fellow Board members, as Active Chairman of Landa Digital Printing. Asher is an accomplished executive whose decades-long career helped Orbotech become world market leader in its field. As CEO of Orbotech, Asher grew the company to become a billion-dollar-plus enterprise. Asher brings exactly the right skillset, experience and leadership to help guide LDP and its management through a rapid growth curve. On behalf of my fellow shareholders, ALTANA and SKion, and myself, we warmly welcome Asher Levy to the Board.”
Asher Levy, Active Chairman of Landa Digital Printing
Asher Levy stated: “I am very excited to be joining the Board of Landa Digital Printing as Active Chairman. I am amazed by this company’s technology and products, which are already starting to disrupt the printing market. I look forward to helping the remarkably talented and dedicated team of people at Landa Digital Printing to fulfill the Company’s vision of leading the trillion-dollar printing industry in the digital era.”
Landa also stated that Yishai Amir, who has been LDP's CEO for the past four years, has stepped down. Mr. Amir stated: "During the past four years, I have been at the helm of Landa Digital Printing. During that time, it has transitioned from being a company with great technology to a company with great products. I am very proud of having been part of that transformation. I have decided that now is the best time for me to proceed to my next challenges and to make way for a successor at the Company."
Benny Landa added: “I would like to thank Yishai for his contributions to the Company and to wish him the very best of luck in his future endeavors.”
About Asher Levy
Asher Levy joined Orbotech in 1990, serving in various managerial positions until 2013, when he was named Chief Executive Officer, a position he held until March 2019. During his tenure as CEO, Orbotech's revenues trebled, to over $1 billion. In February of 2019, Orbotech was acquired by KLA for approximately $3.4 billion. Asher Levy holds a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering and management from Ben-Gurion University and a master's degree in business administration from Tel Aviv University. He is a graduate of the advanced management program at Harvard Business School.
Headed by Indigo founder, Benny Landa, the Landa Group is comprised of four units: Landa Digital Printing, Landa Labs, Landa Ventures and Landa Fund. Landa Digital Printing produces Nanographic Printing® presses, which bridge the industry's “Profitability Gap”, cost-effectively combining the versatility of digital with the high quality and speed of offset to transform the Commercial Printing, Packaging and Publishing markets. Landa Digital Printing is owned by its majority shareholder, Benny Landa, and ALTANA and SKion, both wholly owned by German entrepreneur Susanne Klatten. www.landanano.com, landanano.com/social