Major-General (Res.) Herzle Bodinger – Chairman: Former Commander of the Israeli Air Force from January 1992 through July 1996. During his 35 years of service, he served as a fighter pilot while holding various command positions. Mr. Bodinger holds a B.A. degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Bar-Ilan University and completed the 100th Advanced Management Program at Harvard University. Since his retirement from active duty he has served as chairman of the Board of Rada Electronics Systems Ltd., a position which he will continue to hold in parallel to his position as Chairman of the Board of Urban Aeronautics Ltd.
Dr. Rafi Yoeli – Founder and CEO: Dr. Yoeli is widely recognized as a leading authority in the field of VTOL aircraft development. He was previously the founder and Managing Director of AD&D, Ltd. (Aero Design & Development), a group leader at Israel Aircraft Industries, and a Senior Engineer at Boeing Aircraft. He serves as a reserve officer in the Israeli Air Force.
Maj. Gen. (ret.) David Ivry – Observer: Formerly Commander of the Israeli Air Force and Deputy Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces. Mr. Ivry went on to serve as Principal Assistant Minister of Defense for Strategic Affairs and Director-General of the Ministry of Defense as well as Israel’s National Security Advisor, Head of the National Security Council and Israel's Ambassador to the United States.
Lt. Col. (Res.) Eran Ron – Director: From 1978 to 1986, Mr. Ron served as a fighter pilot in the Israeli Air Force. From 1991 to 1994 he served as a diplomat in the Israeli Foreign Ministry. His last posting was as deputy director of the Israeli consulate-general in Istanbul-Turkey. Since 1995 he has been a CEO and manager in several companies and currently owns and manages Ish-Or Management Ltd. He is also a founding partner in Eshkol, Gaberman, Ron, a mediation and dispute arbitration firm.
Mr. Ron Tryfus – Director: Mr. Tryfus has nearly 20 years of experience in marketing, sales and business development. He has held the position of VP Marketing for several companies and also serves on the boards of a number of high tech companies. In 2003 he established Lynxth Business Development Ltd. Lynxth provides consultancy services in international marketing and business development with a focus on command and control systems. Between 1993-1997 Mr. Tryfus was employed by Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI Ltd.), first as a systems engineer and from 2004 onward as Marketing Manager for Asia, focusing on China and Mongolia and responsible for all IAI activities in these countries. Between 1978 – 1993 Mr. Tryfus served as an officer in the IAF (Israel Air Force) Command and Operations division and subsequently in the operation and control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Mr. Tryfus is still in active reserve duty at the IAF (UAV operations) and holds a rank of Lt. Colonel. Mr. Tryfus holds a B.A. in Economics and Business Administration (Bar-Ilan University), L.L.B (Haifa University) and L.L.M (Tel Aviv University and UC Berkeley).
Mr. Zivi Nedivi – Director: Mr. Nedivi has an extensive background in the fields of defense, aerospace and investment. While serving in the Israel Air Force as an F-15 pilot he was a consultant to Israel Aircraft Industries for the Lavi fighter program. He completed his service with the rank of Major. Following the IAF, Mr. Nedivi was the General Manager of Maakav Ltd., representing U.S. aerospace companies in the Israeli market. He was the CEO and President of both Kellstrom Industries and Kellstrom Aerospace in Miramar, Florida. He was formerly the CEO of Axiom Investment Advisors and continues as a senior advisor to the company. In addition, Mr. Nedivi serves as a director in a number of companies. Mr. Nedivi is a graduate of the Israel Air Force Academy and also holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration.
Mr. Israel Livnat– Director: Mr. Livnat is the former President of NICE Systems, Ltd. Security Group, a leading global provider of advanced solutions that enable enterprises and security organizations to extract insight from interactions and transactions. In his previous positions, Mr. Livnat served as CEO of Elta Systems, a company that provides intelligence surveillance, early warning, Command and Control and Defense Systems for Defense Forces and public sector clients throughout the world. Prior to his position at Elta Systems he was the General Manager of MLM division of Israel Aircraft Industries Ltd. He was responsible for the development of strategic programs like the ARROW anti-ballistic interceptor and the SHAVIT Satellite launcher. Mr. Livnat holds an Executive M.B.A. from Stanford University, an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Digital Image Processing from the Technion in Haifa and a B.Sc. (Magna Cum Laude) in Electrical Engineering from the Technion in Haifa. Israel Livnat was awarded the prestigious Israel Industry Prize for 2004.