Ram Drori

CEO

Mr. Ram Drori serves as Chief Executive Officer of Bet Shemesh Engines (BSEL). Mr. Drori joined BSEL in 2017, following over 20 years in the automotive and industrial sectors, including senior executive positions in a leading, international company in the automotive sector, developing and providing innovative, weight-reductive auto - components and solutions to many of the largest international automobile manufacturers. Mr. Drori served as Chief Executive Officer between 2009-2017, overseeing global activity with annual revenue of above EUR 100M and operations in plants and locations spread between Israel, North America, Europe and Asia. Mr. Drori holds a BA in Industrial Engineering and Management from Ruppin Academic Center.

Ariel Goldsmith

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Adv. Ariel Goldsmith serves as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Bet Shemesh Engines (BSEL).

Mr. Goldsmith joined BSEL in 2016, following serving as legal counsel in several international technology and energy companies, and practicing in two leading Israeli law firms, representing the public and private sectors. Mr. Goldsmith’s track record includes a broad legal, commercial, and corporate background and experience in multi-national hi-tech, project-finance, transportation, energy, and other projects and operations in global markets.

Mr. Goldsmith graduated from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (LLB) in 2006 and was admitted to the Israeli Bar Association in 2007.

Orr Zion Marciano

VP Casting

Mr. Orr Zion Marciano serves as VP Casting at Bet Shemesh Engines (BSEL). Mr. Marciano joined BSEL in 2018, following nearly 30 years of experience in operations and production in two of the leading industrial companies in Israel. Mr. Marciano’s roles included managing of a manufacturing plant of one of the largest electric commodity companies in Israel for nearly 9 years. Mr. Marciano also gained vast experience over 18 years of service in a publicly traded communications company, serving as System House Manufacturing Director for four years and then as VP Supply Chain Operations for eight years, overseeing several plants’ activities including production, operations, HR, budget, and others.

Mr. Marciano holds a B.Sc Engineering and Management from the Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva, Israel

Niv Yaar

VP Business-Development and Economic

Niv Yaar serves as VP Business-Development and Economic of Bet Shemesh Engines (BSEL)

Mr. Yaar joined BSEL in 2018, following serving as VP in the largest and leading private equity fund in Israel, conducting complex M&A and value creation processes in portfolio companies. Mr. Yaar has broad experience in leading strategic plans, project finance and feasibility analyses spearheading processes with leading Israeli companies from a wide range of industries.

Mr. Yaar is a licensed CPA, and holds an LL.B in Law and Accounting from the Tel-Aviv University.

Joseph Klein

VP Special Projects

Mr. Joseph Klein serves as VP Special Projects at BSEL. Mr. Klein joined BSEL in 1993 and served as VP Production for nearly 25 years, before assuming the role of VP Special Projects at BSEL.
Prior to joining BSEL, Mr. Klein served in several positions in the armaments industry, gaining experience in several managerial positions in both the military (Ret. Major) and the industrial sector, ranging from team leader to company manager of an armaments plant of one of Israel’s leading industrial companies.

Mr. Klein is a Senior Management graduate of Tel-Aviv University, graduate of Business Management for engineering managers and graduate of ORT Engineering school.

Aleksander Miskovic

LPO Director

Mr. Aleksandar Miskovic serves as Director of Livnica Preciznih Odlivaka (LPO), a fully-owned subsidiary of Bet Shemesh Engines Ltd.

Mr. Miskovic joined LPO in 2001, following serving in several companies and bringing accounting and marketing experience in the industrial sector, including the machine – tooling industry and precision casting foundry. Mr. Miskovic assumed the position of Co-General Manager of LPO in 2003 and he became Director of LPO in 2005.

Mr. Miskovic received a Masters degree in Economic science from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia.

Efrat Shanan

VP Human Resources

Ms. Efrat Shanan serves as VP of Human Resources Bet Shemesh Engines (BSEL).

Ms. Shanan joined BSEL in 2018, bringing more than 20 years of experience in global HR management to her role. Prior to joining BSEL, Ms. Shanan served in senior executive HR positions in leading industrial, energy and technology international companies. Ms. Shanan’s experience includes leading global teams in various areas of Human Resources, including management development, regulation, computerization, restructuring, compensation and labor law, among others.

Ms. Shanan received a BSW with Dean’s Excellence and a Masters degree in Public Policy and Government from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Haim Defrin

VP Quality Assurance

Mr. Haim Defrin serves as VP of Quality Assurance Bet Shemesh Engines (BSEL).

Mr. Defrin joined BSEL in 2018, bringing more than 20 years of experience in Quality Management & QA processes to his role.

Prior to joining BSEL, Mr. Defrin served as a Director of Quality Assurance in an aerospace & military manufacturing company and as a Board Director of a Gear company located in the US.
Mr. Defrin’s experience includes leading of Improving methods and performance teams as a part of his former position being the head of the QA Branch in the Israeli Air Force. (LT. Colonel).
Mr. Defrin holds a BA with Dean’s Excellence and an MBA from the University of Derby UK.

QA graduations: CQE, CQM, lean Practitioner.

Ariel Madmoni

VP Production

Mr. Ariel Madmoni serves as VP Production at Bet Shemesh Engines (BSEL). Mr. Madmoni joined BSEL in 2015 as Deputy VP Production and assumed the position of VP Production in 2017. Prior to joining BSEL, Mr. Madmoni served in several operational and production positions in an aerospace & military manufacturing company in Israel for nearly ten years, with responsibilities including managing jet engines shafts productions and operations, and creating and managing new flag products and processes, including responsibility for technological, operational and financial aspects.

Mr. Madmoni holds a B.Sc. Engineering from Beer Sheva University and an MBA from Peres Academic Center.

Avishai A. Raz

VP Marketing and Sales

Mr. Avishai A. Raz serves as Vice President Marketing and Sales of Bet Shemesh Engines (BSEL).

Mr. Raz joined BSEL in 1982, marking over 35 years in the aerospace industry. Between 1982 – 1995 Mr. Raz worked in the Quality Assurance Division holding various positions. In 1995 he joined the Marketing and Sales Division and was appointed as Regional Marketing Manager. In 2002, Mr. Raz was appointed as International Marketing Manager and in 2015 he was appointed as BSEL’s Vice President Marketing and Sales, with full responsibility for BSEL’s marketing and sales activities.

Mr. Raz holds a practical mechanical engineer degree.

Moshe Shapira

VP R&D and Engineering

Dr. Moshe Shapira serves as VP of R&D and Engineering at Bet Shemesh Engines (BSEL). Dr. Shapira joined BSEL in 2005, bringing more than 30 years of experience in research and R&D management to his role.

Prior to joining BSEL Dr. Shapira served in leading roles at a major government institute and held several challenging positions relating to the development and integration of high technology projects including ballistics and explosion systems, space thrusters, high energy and high current systems, laser systems X-Rays and many others.

Dr. Shapira has held various positions of Visiting Professor, research fellowship and lecturer at highly esteemed institution in Israel and abroad.

Dr. Shapira holds D.Sc., M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology(Summa Cum Laude for his bachelor studies). Dr. Shapira also holds an M.A. in Law from Bar Ilan University and MBA from Ono college.

Joseph Miller

VP MRO

Mr. Joseph Miller serves as VP MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) of Bet Shemesh Engines (BSEL).
Mr. Miller joined BSEL in 2001 following 15 years of experience in industrial and engineering companies in Israel. Since joining BSEL, Mr. Miller filled several operational, engineering and managerial positions in BSEL’s MRO operations, and was appointed as VP MRO in 2014. Prior to his appointment as VP MRO in 2014, Mr. Miller served as engineering manager of BSEL’s MRO operations for 8 years.

Mr. Miller holds a MA Political Science from Bar Ilan University and a B.Sc Mechanical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Mr. Miller was honorably discharged from the IDF as a Lieutenant Colonel.

Dov Feldman

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Dov Feldman serves as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Bet Shemesh Engines (BSEL).

Mr. Feldman joined BSEL in 2017, following serving as CFO in several leading industrial Israeli companies, with global operations and activities. Mr. Feldman has also served as a director in one of Israel’s leading investment companies.

Mr. Feldman’s experience over 25 years includes managing financial teams, aspects and operations, including capital raising, planning, implementation and overseeing of work plans and budgets, strategic planning, compliance, pricing and procurement, salary and compensation management, and more.

Mr. Feldman is a licensed CPA, and holds a BA in economics and accounting, and an LLM in law (accountants program), both from Bar Ilan University.