It looks like Benny Landa is stepping back a bit with the appointment of Yishai Amir to the top spot. Here’s the release from Landa.
Amir to become Landa Corporation CEO, Benny Landa to continue as active Chairman
Rehovot, Israel, October 6, 2015 – The Landa Group has announced the appointment of Yishai Amir as CEO of Landa Corporation and a member of its Board of Directors. He has also been named Group Vice Chairman. Benny Landa, founder of the Landa Group, continues as its active Chairman.
Amir has more than 20 years’ experience in the digital print industry and is a proven leader who held senior positions with HP, most recently serving as Vice President and General Manager, Graphics Solutions Business at Hewlett-Packard Americas. Previously he served as HP Vice President and General Manager, Indigo & Inkjet Solutions Business Americas, and Director, Worldwide Strategic Marketing, HP-Indigo. Yishai Amir began his career in the digital print industry at Indigo, where he served in various positions including VP, Photo Business and Director, Product Marketing.
“By joining Landa I feel as if I am returning home. I started my career with Benny Landa twenty-one years ago at Indigo. I greatly appreciate the incredible opportunity to again work with him and the rest of the Landa team,” says Amir. “I look forward to helping grow the business and building one of the industry’s great companies.”
|Yishai Amir, CEO, Landa Corporation|
“These are exciting days for Landa as we round out the executive team and take the business to the next level”, says Benny Landa, the Company’s Chairman. “Yishai Amir has exactly the business experience and management expertise needed to help the Company realize its full potential. Moreover, he is a highly energetic out-of-the-box strategic thinker with a proven ability to drive innovation and execution, who has a track record of successfully growing businesses. I plan to continue to be a very active chairman and I’m thrilled to have such a capable partner at my side.”
Landa Digital Printing is part of the Landa group. Its Nanographic Printing® technology bridges the industry’s “Profitability Gap” – cost-effectively producing short-to-medium runs. Landa Nanographic Printing® Presses yield the lowest cost per digitally-printed page in the industry and combine the versatility of digital with the qualities and speed of offset. Founded by Benny Landa, the Landa group also includes Landa Labs, the group’s innovation arm, which explores nanotechnology for use in alternative energy, drug delivery and other fields; Landa Ventures, which invests in related technology firms; and the Landa Fund, which helps underprivileged youth pursue higher education. Benny Landa continues to add to his portfolio of over 800 patents worldwide, that provide the companies he founded with a solid intellectual property base.