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Caesarstone Ltd (CSTE.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ariel Halperin

63 2016 Chairman of the Board

Yuval Dagim

56 2018 Chief Executive Officer

Giora Wegman

67 2010 Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Ophir Yakovian

45 2018 Chief Financial Officer

Kenneth Williams

57 2019 President - North America

Eli Feiglin

51 2018 Vice President - Global Marketing and Business Development

Ron Mosberg

39 2018 Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Nirit Muntz

48 2018 Vice President of Global Human Resources

Hezi Eini

60 2019 Vice President - Supply Chain

Erez Margalit

51 2018 Vice President - Global Research and Development

Israel Sandler

62 2018 Vice President - Special Projects

Amihai Seider

51 2019 Vice President - Global Production

David Cullen

59 2018 Managing Director - Caesarstone Australia

Amit Ben-Zvi

67 2015 Director

Dori Brown

48 2016 Director

Roger Abravanel

73 2016 Independent Director

Irit Ben-Dov

48 2012 Independent Director

Ofer Borovsky

64 2012 Independent Director

Eric Herschmann

55 2016 Independent Director

Ronald Kaplan

67 2015 Independent Director

Ofer Tsimchi

59 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Ariel Halperin

Dr. Ariel Halperin is Chairman of the Board of the Company since December 2016. He previously served as our director from December 2006 to May 2013. He has served as the senior managing partner of Tene Investment Funds since 2004 and as a founding partner in Tenram Investments Ltd. since 2000. From 1992 to 2000, Dr. Halperin led negotiations related to the Kibbutzim Creditors Agreement serving as trustee for the Israeli government, Israeli banks and the Kibbutzim. Dr. Halperin currently serves as a director of several Tene Investment Funds' portfolio companies, including Hanita Coatings Ltd., Ricor Cryogenic & Vacuum Systems L.P., Qnergy Ltd., Gadot Chemical Terminals (1985) Ltd. and Merhav Agro Ltd. Dr. Halperin holds a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics and Ph.D. in Economics from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel and a Post-Doctorate in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Yuval Dagim

Mr. Yuval Dagim is Chief Executive Officer of the Company since August 2018. Prior to joining us, from 2016 to 2017, Mr. Dagim served as the CEO of Shikun & Binui Ltd. (TASE: SKBN.TA), a global construction and infrastructure company. Prior to that, from 2011 to 2016, Mr. Dagim held several managerial positions at Kimberly Clark, including as VP and Managing Director at Kimberly Clark Australia & New Zealand, and as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at Kimberly Clark Israel (Hogla Kimberly). From 2008 to 2011, he served as Managing Director of Quarry Products at Hanson UK, and from 2002 to 2008 as Regional Director & Deputy Managing Director at Hanson Israel. Mr. Dagim holds a B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Israeli Technological Institute, the Technion, and an executive M.B.A. from Bar Ilan University, Israel.

Giora Wegman

Mr. Giora Wegman is Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Company since August 2010 and since October 2014 has served as a member of the Kibbutz Sdot-Yam economic council. From June 2008 to July 2010, Mr. Wegman served as a member of our board of directors, and from June 2008 he has served as the Manager of Business of Kibbutz Sdot-Yam. From 1988 to July 2008, Mr. Wegman held various management positions in our Company. From 2000 to February 2006, he served as Co-CEO, and from February 2006 to July 2008, he served as our Deputy CEO. Mr. Wegman holds a B.A. in Mechanical Engineering from Rupin College, Israel.

Ophir Yakovian

Mr. Ophir Yakovian is Chief Financial Officer of the Company since April 2018. Prior to joining us, from 2017 to 2018, Mr. Yakovian served as the Chief Financial Officer of Perion Network Ltd. and prior to that, from 2015 to 2017, as the Chief Financial Officer of Tnuva Group, Israel’s largest food manufacturer. From 2012 to 2015, Mr. Yakovian served as the Chief Financial Officer of Lumenis Ltd., a global leader in the field of minimally-invasive clinical solutions. Prior to that, from 2006 to 2012, he served as VP Finance of Verint Systems. Mr. Yakovian holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics and accounting and a Master’s degree in business economics from Bar Ilan University, Israel. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Kenneth Williams

Mr. Kenneth (Ken) Williams is President - North America of the Company since January 2019. Previously, from March 2016 to January 2019, he has served as our President of Caesarstone Canada. Prior to joining us, from February 1999 to March 2016, Mr. Williams held various senior executive level leadership positions, including Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, in a number of Masco Corporation divisions, a global company involved in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded home improvement and building products. Previously, Mr. Williams held general management positions and leadership roles at Fortune Brands, the Redhill Company Ltd. and Thorn Stevenson Kellogg Management Consultants. Mr. Williams holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Trent University in Ontario, Canada.

Eli Feiglin

Mr. Eli Feiglin is Vice President - Global Marketing and Business Development of the Company. He has served as our Vice President Marketing since December 2009 and Vice President Global Marketing and Business Development since August 2018. Prior to joining us, Mr. Feiglin served as Vice President Marketing of Jafora-Tabori Ltd., a manufacturer and marketer of soft drinks, from 2005 to December 2009. From 2004 to 2005, Mr. Feiglin served as Chief Executive Officer of Comutech Ltd., a distributor of Siemens AG mobile handsets in Israel. From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Feiglin served as Marketing Manager of Pelephone Ltd., a cellular communications provider in Israel, and from 1996 to 1999, Mr. Feiglin served as Category Manager of Osem (Nestle Israel), a food manufacturer and distributor. From 1992 to 1996, Mr. Feiglin served as Project Manager of POC Strategic Consulting Ltd., a strategy and marketing consulting company. Mr. Feiglin holds a B.A. in management and economics and an M.B.A., each from Tel-Aviv University, Israel.

Ron Mosberg

Mr. Ron Mosberg is Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Company since September 2018. Prior to joining us, from 2015, Mr. Mosberg served as the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Enzymotec Ltd. Previously, from 2011 to 2015, Mr. Mosberg served as an associate at the law firm of Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz; from 2010 to 2011, as an associate at the law firm of Golfarb Seligman; and from 2007 to 2010 an associate at the law firm of Yossi Avraham. Mr. Mosberg holds an LL.B in Law and Psychology from Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Nirit Muntz

Ms. Nirit Peled Muntz is Vice President of Global Human Resources of the since November 2018. Prior to joining us, from April 2018, Ms. Peled Muntz served as the Chief Human Resources Officer at Lumos Global. Previously, she held various managerial positions at IQVIA, including as Regional Senior Director HR, CEE and North Europe, from 2014 to 2018; as HR Director Eastern Europe & Middle East, from 2011 to 2014; and as HR Manager, from 2006 to 2010. Prior to that, from 2003 to 2005, Ms. Peled Muntz served as the head of HR at Arcaffe, and from 2000 to 2002 as OD& Training Manager at Deal Time (eBay). Ms. Peled Muntz holds a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology and M.A. in Labor Studies, each from Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Hezi Eini

Mr. Hezi Eini is Vice President - Supply Chain of the Company since January 2019. Prior to joining us, from January 2009 to January 2019, Mr. Eini served in various managerial positions at Flex Ltd., including as VP Business Operations, India Mobile and VP Industrial Engineering & Lean at the global headquarters from 2016 to 2019; VP Materials & SC for WW Manufacturing operations from 2013 to 2016; and as EMEA Sir Dir Supply Chain from 2009 to 2013. Previously, from 2006 to 2008, Mr. Eini served as General Manager at Gpro Ltd. Prior to that, from 2000 to 2006, Mr. Eini served in several Sir Dir positions in operations and supply at Flex Ltd. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Eini served as Plant Manager at Tambour. Mr. Eini holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering form the Technion, the Israeli Institute of Technology.

Erez Margalit

Mr. Erez Margalit is Vice President - Global Research and Development of the Company. He has served as our Vice President Research and Development since August 2013 and joined us in December 2010 as our R&D Engineering Manager. Prior to joining us, from 2008 to October 2010, Mr. Margalit served as Director of Equipment, Reliability and Services of Fab1 and Fab2 of Tower Semiconductor Ltd., a manufacturer of microelectronic devices. From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Margalit served as Technical Manager for several departments in Tower Semiconductor Ltd. Mr. Margalit has specialized in designing, developing and implementing unique industry machinery for unique applications. Mr. Margalit holds a degree in Electronics (Practical Engineer) from Emek Izrael College.

Israel Sandler

Mr. Israel Sandler is Vice President - Special Projects of the Company. Prior to that, as Chief Commercial Officer since September 2017. Most recently, since May 2018, Mr. Sandler served as interim President of Caesarstone U.S. Prior to joining us, from 2015 through April 2017, Mr. Sandler served as a Corporate Director Home Category of Keter Plastic LTD and from 2008 to 2014, Mr. Sandler served as CEO of European Plastic Group, Keter's European holding entity. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Sandler served as Managing Director of Kodak GCG Europe, and from 2001 to 2004 held several managerial positions at Creo EMEA. Prior to that, from 1990 to 2000, Mr. Sandler served in several managerial positions at Orbotech Ltd., including as Corporate Vice President from 1997 to 2000. Mr. Sandler has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and completed an Advanced Management Program (AMP) from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.

Amihai Seider

Mr. Amihai Seider is Vice President - Global Production of the Company since March 2019. Prior to joining us, from August 2003, Mr. Seider held various managerial positions at Haifa Chemicals, including VP Operations from May 2012 and Plant Manager from September 2006 to May 2012. Previously, from 1994 to 2003, Mr. Seider held managerial roles at Electrochemical Industries (1952) Ltd., including as Plant Manager from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Seider holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Technion University, and an M.B.A. from Haifa University, Israel.

David Cullen

Mr. David Cullen is Chief Executive Officer - Caesarstone Australia of the Company. He has served as our Chief Executive Officer for Caesarstone Australia since April 2010. Prior to joining us, from January 2009 to March 2010, Mr. Cullen served as General Manager in Australia of Komatsu Ltd., a Japanese manufacturer of industrial and mining equipment. From January 2006 to November 2008, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Global Food Equipment Pty Ltd., an Australian importer and distributor of commercial food equipment. From 2004 to 2006, he served as Chief Executive Officer of White International Pty Ltd., an Australian supplier of industrial and residential pump products. From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Cullen served as Chief Executive Officer of Daisytek Australia Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Daisytek International Corporation. From 1996 to 2002, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Tech Pacific Australia Pty Ltd., the largest distributor of IT equipment in the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Cullen has held various other management positions in other companies since 1985. Mr. Cullen holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of New South Wales.

Amit Ben-Zvi

Mr. Amit Ben-Zvi is Director at Caesarstone Ltd., since December 2015. Mr. Ben Zvi served as the business manager of Kibbutz Sdot-Yam since May 2015. From 2010 to 2014, Mr. Ben Zvi served as our safety health environment and quality manager. From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Ben Zvi served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Sdot-Yam Business, Maintenance and Management Cooperative Agricultural Society Ltd. From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Ben Zvi served as our vice president, operations. From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Ben Zvi served as vice president, operations of Ram-On Investments and Holdings (1999) Ltd. (formerly Polyram). From 1991 to 1995, Mr. Ben Zvi served as a regional service manager at Amnir Recycling Ltd. Mr. Ben Zvi holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Management from Tel Aviv University and an M.B.A. with a concentration in finance from the Ruppin Academic Center, Israel.

Dori Brown

Mr. Dori Brown is Director of the Company since December 2016. Mr. Brown previously served as our director from December 2006 to March 2012. Mr. Brown joined Tenram Investment Ltd. as an associate in 2001 and became a partner in 2003. Mr. Brown is one of the founding partners of Tene Investment Funds and has acted as managing partner since 2004. Mr. Brown currently serves as a director of several Tene Investment Funds' portfolio companies, including Hanita Coatings Ltd, Chromagen Agricultural Cooperative Ltd. and Field Produce Ltd. Mr. Brown holds an LL.B. degree from Bar Ilan University, Israel.

Roger Abravanel

Mr. Roger Abravanel is Independent Director of the Company since December 2016. Mr. Abravanel retired from McKinsey & Company, which he joined in 1972 and where he had become a principal in 1979 and a director in 1984. Mr. Abravanel has provided consulting services to Israeli and Italian private and venture capital funds throughout his career. Mr. Abravanel served as a director of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., from 2007 to 2017, as a director of COFIDE—Gruppo De Benedetti SpA. from 2008 until 2013, as a director of Luxottica Group SpA. from 2006 to 2014, and as a director of Admiral Group plc from 2012 until 2015. Mr. Abravanel currently serves as a director of Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (a subsidiary of BNP Paribas), and as Chairman of INSEAD’s Advisory Group in Italy. Mr. Abravanel received a B.Sc. degree in chemical engineering from the Polytechnic University in Milan in 1968 and an M.B.A. from INSEAD (with distinction) in 1972.

Irit Ben-Dov

Ms. Irit Ben-Dov is Independent Director of the Company since March 2012. Since January 2019, Ms. Ben-Dov has served as the VP Head of EMEA of Amiad Water Systems Ltd. (traded on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange), an Israeli manufacturer which specializes in developing and marketing environmentally-friendly filtration solutions for industrial, municipal, and agricultural use. Previously, from February 2015 to January 2019, Ms. Ben-Dov has served as the VP Finance and CFO of Amiad. Since November 2013 to February 2015 Ms. Ben-Dov has served as the VP of Business and Finance of Baccara-Geva, an Israeli manufacturer of pneumatics, automation and control solutions. From January 2012 to October 2013, Ms. Ben-Dov has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Plassim Group, an Israeli manufacturer of plastic pipes and fittings. From January 2011 to December 2011, Ms. Ben-Dov served as the Chief Financial Officer of Dynasec Ltd., a risk management and regulatory compliance software start-up company. From November 2003 to June 2010, Ms. Ben-Dov served as Chief Financial Officer of Maytronics Ltd., an Israeli public company. From 2001 to 2003, Ms. Ben-Dov served as an accountant at Ernst & Young, Israel. Ms. Ben-Dov currently serves as an external director and chairperson of the audit committee of Palram Industries Ltd., an Israeli public company. Ms. Ben-Dov holds a B.A. in Statistics from Haifa University, Israel and an M.B.A. from Derbi University, Israel. Ms. Ben-Dov is an Israeli Certified Public Accountant.

Ofer Borovsky

Dr. Ofer Borovsky is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as our external director under the Companies Law since March 2012. Since May 2005, Dr. Borovsky has served as the Joint Chief Financial Officer of Plasson Industries Ltd., an Israeli public company traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and Plasson Ltd., a private Israeli company. From 2004 to 2007, Dr. Borovsky served as a marketing consultant to R.M.C. Ltd., a fish food producer and marketing company. From 2004 to 2009, Dr. Borovsky served as a member of the Financial Committee of Granot Ltd., an Israeli cooperative association. From 2005 to 2008, he served as the chairman of the Investment Committee at Yaniv Pension Fund. From 2000 to 2004, Dr. Borovsky served as treasurer of Plasson Industries Ltd., Plasson Ltd. and Kibbutz Maagan Michael and its corporations. From 1990 to 2000, Dr. Borovsky served as marketing manager for the Kibbutz Maagan Michael fish industry and Mag Noy Ltd., an ornamental fish export company, and from 1985 to 1990, he served as treasurer of Plasson Industries Ltd. and Kibbutz Maagan Michael and its corporations. Mr. Borovsky currently serves as an external director of Gan Shmuel Foods Ltd., an Israeli public company traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and as a director of Plasson Industries Ltd. and Plasson Ltd. Dr. Borovsky holds a B.A. in Business Administration and Economics from Rupin College, Israel, an M.B.A. from Manchester University, United Kingdom and D.B.A. from the Business School Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Eric Herschmann

Mr. Eric D. Herschmann is Independent Director of the Company since December 2016. Mr. Herschmann served as the Vice Chairman, President and Chief Operating Officer of Southern Union Co., from May 2008 until its sale in March 2012. Mr. Herschmann served as an Interim General Counsel of Southern Union Co., from January 2005 to October 2007 and its Senior Executive Vice President from 2005 to 2008 and had been its national lead litigation counsel since 1999. Mr. Herschmann has been a Partner in the law firm of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres LLP since joining it in 1996. Prior to that time, he served as senior legal counsel for Citibank’s Investigations Division, Audit, where he managed a team of investigators supporting CitiCorp. on a global basis. From 1987 to 1993, Mr. Herschmann was an Assistant District Attorney and Senior Litigation Counsel for the New York County District Attorney's Office. He earned a B.A. degree from Yeshiva University in 1984 and a Law Degree in 1987 from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he served as editor of the International Law Journal and member of the Moot Court Board.

Ronald Kaplan

Mr. Ronald W. (Ron) Kaplan is Independent Director of the Company since December 2015. Mr. Kaplan has served as chairman of the board of directors of Trex Company, Inc. (NYSE: TREX) since August 2015. From May 2010 to August 2015, Mr. Kaplan served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Trex Company, Inc. From January 2008 to May 2010, Mr. Kaplan served as a director and President and Chief Executive Officer of Trex Company, Inc. From February 2006 through December 2007, Mr. Kaplan served as Chief Executive Officer of Continental Global Group, Inc. For 26 years prior to this, Mr. Kaplan was employed by Harsco Corporation (NYSE: HSC), an international industrial services and products company, at which he served in a number of capacities, including as senior vice president, operations, and, from 1994 through 2005, as President of Harsco Corporation’s Gas Technologies Group, which manufactures containment and control equipment for the global gas industry. Mr. Kaplan received a B.A. in economics from Alfred University and a M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

Ofer Tsimchi

Mr. Ofer Tsimchi is Independent Director of the Company since December 2014. He is a managing partner of Danbar Group Ltd., which he co-founded in 2006. Mr. Tsimchi served as the Executive Chairman of the Board of Polysack Plastic Industries Ltd. from 2008 to 2011. Mr. Tismchi has been a director of Redhill Biopharma since 2011, Maabarot Products Ltd. since 2014, and Kidron Industrial Materials ltd since 2003. From 2003 until 2005, he served as director and Chief Executive Officer of Kidron Industrial Holdings Ltd. Group. From 2002 until 2003, Mr. Tismchi was a Business Development Manager of ProSeed Capital Fund. From 2000 until 2001, Mr. Tismchi acted as the Chief Executive Officer of Insider Financial Services Ltd. From 1997 until 2000, Mr. Tsimchi served as the Chief Executive Officer of Inbar Moulded Fiberglass and from 1993 until 1997 as its Vice President of Marketing and Sales. He was the Community Director and Secretary of Kibbutz Hamadia from 1990 until 1993. Mr. Tsimchi holds a B.Sc. in Economics and Agriculture from the Hebrew University, Israel.