December 17, 2019
Stratasys Ltd. announces the appointment of Yoav Zeif as the company’s new chief executive officer, effective Feb. 18, 2020. Current Interim CEO Elchanan (Elan) Jaglom will continue in his role as chairman.
Zeif brings global experience in industry transformation to Stratasys, having served in senior leadership roles for public and private multi-billion-dollar corporations, leading worldwide operations across industries and professional domains. Zeif was president of the Americas Division, head of Product Offering and Chief Commercial Officer at Netafim, a large micro-irrigation company, from 2013 to 2018. Prior to that, he was senior vice president of Products and Marketing at Makhteshim (now Adama Ltd.), a global crop-protection company, where he managed the entire portfolio of products and all global commercial relationships.
“Stratasys has led the expansion of the 3D printing industry for more than three decades, but the potential impact of this transformative technology across all industries is just beginning,” says Elchanan (Elan) Jaglom, Stratasys chairman and interim CEO. “Yoav brings the strong combination of leadership and global operational experience to fuel our next stage of growth. We are confident that as CEO he will advance our offering and further our vision to reshape the world of design, prototyping and manufacturing.”
Zeif has an extensive executive management background in leading sales, product, R&D and manufacturing activity in complex competitive environments. At Netafim, he led the global development of an advanced irrigation system that leveraged Internet of Things technology and artificial intelligence. He restructured the organization’s go-to-market strategy and expanded its coverage through an M&A strategy.
“Stratasys pioneered and continues to power the additive manufacturing landscape, enabling companies across virtually all industries to build and improve their businesses through 3D printing technology,” says Zeif. “In particular, thanks to its outstanding innovations and application engineering, it is clear that Stratasys is poised not only to reshape product development and prototyping but also to transform supply chains and manufacturing through efficiency and personalization.”
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.