Meet Our Team

Management

Shlomo has many years of experience leading global companies in a diverse range of industries. He has led three IPO’s and was involved with several M&A transactions. Shlomo served as the CFO and COO of Indigo during its most critical years toward becoming a world prominent player in the digital printing market. For the past seven years Shlomo was CEO of Ramot, the Business Engagement Center of Tel Aviv University, the single largest research institution in Israel, leading the innovations and entrepreneurship toward the formation of more than 60 startup companies and licensing of hundreds of technologies to multi-national companies in a wide range of industries around the world.

Prior to joining Highcon, Mr. Varon served as the Executive VP Sales & Marketing of VIM Technologies, previous to which he was the CFO of Printar and NUR Europe, a subsidiary of Nur Macroprinters (Nasdaq-SCM: NURM). Before joining NUR, Mr. Varon held various positions in Scitex including that of Vice President  Finance at Karat Digital Press, the joint venture of Scitex and KBA. He holds a BSc degree in Economics and M.B.A from the Hebrew University

Jens has over 30 years in the industry  Prior to joining Highcon he was Director, Industry and Solution Sales, EMEA at HP.  He held a wide range of technical, sales & marketing and management roles at Indigo and then HP.  Before joining HP he spent 11 years in management roles at Purup-Eskofot.  He holds an M.Sc, and Ph.D, in high-speed electronics, laser physics from the Technical University of Denmark and a Business Degree, International Trade and Financing from Copenhagen Business School.

Michael has over 30 years of experience building and leading high performing sales teams for world leading technology companies like Microsoft, HP, Scitex, Kodak and Agfa.  Prior to joining Highcon, Michael was Vice President of Sales USA for Agfa Corporation. As VP of sales for the USA, Michael was responsible for providing transformational sales leadership that resulted in record setting success for his teams. Over his career Michael has gained a strong reputation for providing sales leadership and strategies that help companies achieve significant growth.

Dvir has many years’ experience in leading multidisciplinary R&D organizations. Dvir was SVP R&D at HP/Indigo (Digital Press Systems), General Manager of Applied Materials SEM Division (nanometer scale measurement and imaging systems), VP R&D at Negevtech (Laser based wafer inspection systems) and recently led a breakthrough imaging project for Landa Digital Printing. Dvir holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from The Technion, Israel and graduated from the Advance Management Program at Harvard Business School, USA.

Shmuel joined Highcon in June 2019. He started his career at Indigo almost 25 years ago, and served in operations and engineering management roles; Further roles were at EMC for more than 8 years, as VP of Global Operations and Israel Site Manager at Comverse and MRV and most recently VP Global Operations at Attenti, developer of monitoring solutions.
Shmuel holds an MSc. In mechanical engineering and an MBA from Tel Aviv university.

Prior to joining Highcon at the end of 2010, Tal served for 15 years in a variety of R&D and management roles in Scitex and HP Scitex. His experience in developing and leading the development of pre-press and wide format digital printing products through the full product life cycle, from problem definition through design, validation, production and field implementation allows him to have comprehensive view of the whole product aspects – customer needs, innovative technological solutions, productivity and serviceability. Tal holds a BSc in mathematics and computer science from Tel-Aviv university and MBA from Heriot-Watt university.

Board

Until March 2020, Amichai was the Chief Executive Officer of Orbotech, a leading global supplier of yield-enhancing and process-enabling solutions for the manufacture of electronics products.

In his 28 years there, Amichai worked as CFO for nine years (2000-2009), and COO and President for 10 years (2009-2019). Amichai led Orbotech through its acquisition by KLA.

AMICHAI CONTINUES AS A SENIOR ADVISOR TO ORBOTECH’s SENIOR MANAGEMENT THROUGH DECEMBER 2020. Prior to joining Orbotech, Amichai was the CFO of Orbot Instruments Ltd.

Fiona M. Darmon is a General Partner with Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), one of the world’s leading venture capital funds with hubs of innovation in Jerusalem, Beer Sheva and New York City.

A veteran of the VC and public markets investment scene, Fiona has close to twenty years of experience in investing, venture capital, strategic planning and capital raising in public and private companies. Fiona previously held a variety of executive roles with publicly-traded Israeli investment conglomerate, Koor Industries, as well as serving as a founding member of the first Israeli corporate VC – Koor CVC.

Mimi Sela serves as CEO of Landa Ventures, a private investment firm which invests in promising Israeli technology companies and acts as Managing Director of the Landa Fund, its philanthropic arm. 

Prior to assuming these positions, she served a six-year term as Corporate Vice President Strategic Alliances at Indigo, responsible for the company’s alliances strategy which culminated in its acquisition by Hewlett-Packard in 2002. 

Shahar Bin-Nun is the CEO of HumanEyes Technologies Ltd., a market leader in the 3D printing industry. He has 16 years of experience in sales, marketing and business development in the US and abroad. Before joining HumanEyes, he served as VP Sales & Business Development for Press-sense, Inc., a provider of software solutions to the printing industry. Prior to his tenure at Press-Sense, Mr. Bin-Nun was VP Sales at Magink Display Technologies. He began his career in the graphic arts industry as CEO and owner of Hemed Press, a large offset printing company in Jerusalem.

Mr. Bin-Nun holds a B.A in Economics from Tel Aviv University, and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Mr. Roy Ben Yami is the Co-Founder of the LR Group and serves as its President.  Since it’s founding in 1985, LR Group has initiated, developed, funded and implemented medium and large scale projects in high-growth economies in the fields of Agriculture and Agro-industry, Housing and Construction, Health, Renewable Energy, Water Treatment and Irrigation, Communications, Education and Training.

Mr. Roy Ben Yami has over 35 years of experience in founding and leading companies, and is an experienced Executive and Investor with a proven track record of success. Through his companies, Mr. Ben Yami is involved in financing, investing, restructuring and development of businesses.

Shlomo has many years of experience leading global companies in a diverse range of industries. He has led three IPO’s and was involved with several M&A transactions. Shlomo served as the CFO and COO of Indigo during its most critical years toward becoming a world prominent player in the digital printing market. For the past seven years Shlomo was CEO of Ramot, the Business Engagement Center of Tel Aviv University, the single largest research institution in Israel, leading the innovations and entrepreneurship toward the formation of more than 60 startup companies and licensing of hundreds of technologies to multi-national companies in a wide range of industries around the world.

Advisory Board

Founder & CEO, Landa Corporation
Pioneer of digital printing and founder of Indigo (acquired by HP in 2002), now at Landa Corporation 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 through Landa Ventures and the philanthropic promotion of equal opportunities through education by means of the Landa Fund.

With over 700 patents worldwide, Benny 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.

Peter studied Communication Design at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Dortmund, Germany. Since then, he has been a freelance designer, passionately creating three-dimensional folding objects out of paper and cardboard.

Peter is a social media celebrity with millions of viewers of his YouTube, Facebook and Pinterest pages. Working as a freelancer, he has produced amazing designs for major brand owners, including what is probably the largest pop-up ever in the world, for the press launch of the new MINI car (BMW Mini Cooper) in 2011. It was 10.5 meters wide and more than 5 meters high. He has received commissions from companies worldwide. In addition to collaborating with card manufacturing companies, he has designed amazing pop-up sculptures for the American magician Marco Tempest.

Mike Ferrari is founder and President of Ferrari Innovation Solutions, LLC.
His focus is with innovation in packaging and printing worldwide working with Consumer Product Companies, Start-ups and Printing & Converting companies to educate, guide and inspire them.

Guest lecture professor at the University of Florida and within industry teaching “Leadership & Innovation Methodologies”.

Mike completed a successful career as a Global R&D Packaging Assoc. Director with thirty-two years at The Procter & Gamble Company.

He delivered initiatives to the marketplace for some of the world’s leading billion dollar brands. He is the winner of the prestigious 2009 and 2010 DuPont Packaging Innovation Award.

Board member of Athlete Connections starting January 2012.  Past board member of Flexographic Technical Association 2007-2010.

Zev Weiss became Chief Executive Officer of American Greetings in June 2003. He also serves on the company’s Board of Directors. Prior to becoming CEO, Zev was Executive Vice President, AG Ventures and Enterprise Management. He played an important role in helping oversee the company’s restructuring effort and in developing a new strategic vision for the company.

Zev joined American Greetings in 1992 as a sales representative and held several leadership positions within the sales organization.  Zev began his career at Goldman Sachs as a financial analyst after receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Yeshiva University and his Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia University.

Zev serves on the board of directors of Fuchs Mizrachi School in Beachwood, Ohio, and he also serves on the board of directors at Yeshiva University.