Shai S. Lustgarten, was appointed the Company’s CEO in April 2017. Mr. Lustgarten had been the Chief Executive Officer of omniQ Image Processing Inc., previously Teamtronics Inc., beginning June 2016. OmniQ IP provides AI, Computer Vision solutions to the Smart and Safe City markets, and manufactures rugged computers and electronic equipment mainly used in the Gas and Oil industry. From 2014 to 2017, Mr. Lustgarten was the Chief Executive Officer at Micronet Limited Inc., a developer and manufacturer of mobile computing platforms for integration into fleet management and mobile workforce solutions listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. From 2013 to 2014, Mr. Lustgarten served as EVP Business Development and Head of the Aerospace and defense Division of Micronet EnertecTechnologies, a technology company listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market. From 2009 to 2013 Mr. Lustgarten was VP of Sales, Marketing and CMO of TAT Technologies, a world leading supplier of electronic systems to the commercial and defense markets, a dual listed company on NYSE and TASE. His prior experience also includes serving from 1993 to 1997 as the assistant to the Military Attaché at the Embassy of Israel in Washington, DC, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management & Computer Science from the University of Maryland.
In January of 2019, OMNIQ created its Advisory Board to intellectually super charge the Company’s strategic growth as a leading provider of technology solutions. Professor Mina Teicher was appointed as inaugural members of the advisory board.
Among her many achievements Professor Teicher has served as the former Chief Scientist of the Israeli government, Chair of the Innovation Group for Future and Emerging Technologies of the European Commission and Vice-President of the UNESCO Complex Systems Digital Campus.
Currently, Professor Teicher serves as a leading member of numerous scientific institutions, including the USA Brain Initiative, Chair of the Israel National Committee for International R&D, Director of the Emmy Noether Research Institute at Bar-Ilan University, and on the advisory boards for several U.S.-based startup companies focused on AI, Blockchain and Cyber Security.
Ms. Teicher is a Professor of Mathematics and Neural-Computation whose work spans several academic domains, including Computer Vision, Cryptography and Cyber Security. Professor Teicher is credited for the establishment of the largest Brain Research Institute in Israel.
Neev Nissenson became a director of the Company in April 2017 and was appointed CFO of the Company in October 2019. He is an experienced entrepreneur and financial officer. From August 2016 to October 2019, Mr. Nissenson served as the Chief Financial Officer of Hypnocore, Ltd., an Israeli based startup company that develops mobile applications for sleep monitoring and therapy. In 2015, Mr. Nissenson founded Hotwine, Inc., a California based wine startup company. During 2011 to 2015, Mr. Nissenson was the Chief Financial Officer of GMW, Inc., a high-end wine retailer from Napa, California. Before that, Mr. Nissenson served as the Vice President from 2006 to 2011 and the Chief Financial Officer from 2009 to 2011 at Phoenix International Ventures, Inc., an aerospace defense company. Mr. Nissenson was also a member of the Municipal Committee for Business from 2004 to 2007 and a member of Municipal Committee for Street Naming from 2005 to 2007 in the City of Herzliya, Israel. He is also an armored platoon commander in the Israeli Defense Forces (Reserve) Armored Corps with a rank of Captain. Mr. Nissenson graduated from Tel Aviv University in 2005 with a B.A. majoring in General History and Political Science. In 2007, he graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with an Executive Master’s degree in Business Administration specializing in Integrative Management.
Yoram has over 35 years of experience in the development of commercial and military systems, specializing in image processing technologies. Prior to founding HTS in 1992, Yoram was involved in the design of medical analysis systems (Elscint – Israel), disk drive controllers (Micropolis, USA) air to ground Infrared tracking systems (Hughes Aircraft, USA and Rafael, Israel) and semiconductor boards development and testing (National Semiconductor, Israel). Yoram holds BA and MA degrees in Computer Science from the Technion in Israel.