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Management

Bezhalel Machlis
Bezhalel Machlis has served as the Company’s President and CEO since 2013. From 2008 until 2012, he served as executive vice president and general manager – land and C4I division, after serving as corporate vice president and general manager – land systems and C4I since 2004. In 2003, he served as corporate vice president and general manager – ground, C4I and battlefield systems. From 2000 until 2002, he served as vice president – battlefield and information systems. Mr. Machlis joined Elbit Ltd. in 1991 and held various management positions in the battlefield and information systems area. Prior to that, he served as an artillery officer in the IDF, where he holds the rank of colonel (reserves). Mr. Machlis holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering,a bachelor of arts degree in computer science from the Technion and an MBA from Tel-Aviv University. He is a graduate of Harvard University Business School’s Advanced Management Program.
Elad Aharonson
Elad Aharonson has served as Executive Vice President and General Manager - ISTAR Division since 2015. From 2011 until his current appointment, he served as executive vice president and general manager - UAS Division, after serving as vice president - UAV systems since 2009. He joined Elbit Systems in 2004 and held various senior program management positions relating to UAS. Prior to that, Mr. Aharonson served as an officer in the IDF holding command positions in the Artillery Branch and in the Ground Forces’ UAV unit. Mr. Aharonson holds a law degree (LL.B.) and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Hebrew University.
Jonathan Ariel
Jonathan Ariel has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer since 2012, after serving as senior vice president and general counsel since 2008. He joined Elbit Systems in 1996 and has held several positions within the legal department, including vice president and general counsel of Elop. Prior to joining Elbit Systems, Mr. Ariel served as a legal advisor both in-house and in private law firms in Israel and the U.S. Mr. Ariel holds a law degree (LL.B.) from Tel-Aviv University and is admitted to the Israeli Bar.
David Block Temin
David Block Temin has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and Senior Counsel since 2012, after serving as executive vice president, chief legal officer and chief compliance officer since 2008. Prior to that he served as corporate vice president and general counsel since 2000 and as general counsel since 1996. From 1987 to 1996, he was a legal advisor to Elbit Ltd. Prior to that, Mr. Block Temin was an attorney with law firms in New York City. Mr. Block Temin received a juris doctor degree as well as a master of arts degree in international relations from Stanford University and holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of Maryland. He is admitted to the Israeli Bar.
Haim Delmar
Haim Delmar was appointed Executive Vice President and General Manager – C4I and Cyber Division in 2018, after serving as senior vice president for C4ISR & HLS in the land & C4I division since 2009. Mr. Delmar joined Elbit Systems in 1993 and held various engineering and management positions in the battlefield and information systems area. From 2000 until 2004, he served in executive positions at Utopy Inc. and Mobilitec Inc. in the telecommunication and data mining fields, returning to Elbit Systems in 2004. Mr. Delmar holds a bachelor of science degree in computer engineering from the Technion and is a graduate of the Harvard University Business School’s Advanced Management Program.
Joseph Gaspar
Joseph Gaspar was appointed as an Executive Vice President in 2008 and has served as Chief Financial Officer since 2001. He was appointed as a corporate vice president in 2000 and served as corporate vice president – strategy, technology and subsidiaries from 2000 until 2001. From 1996 until 2000, he held the position of corporate vice president, marketing and business development of Elop. Mr. Gaspar joined Elop in 1975 and held several management positions, including vice president and general manager of Elop’s optronics product division and co-manager of an Elop subsidiary in the United States. Mr. Gaspar holds a bachelor of science degree from the Technion in electronic engineering with advanced studies in digital signal processing and communication.
Zeev Gofer
Zeev Gofer has served as Executive Vice President – Strategic and Business Development – North America since 2009. From 2008 until his current appointment he was executive vice president – business development and marketing, after serving as corporate vice president – business development and marketing since 2003. He previously served as corporate vice president and as co-general manager – aircraft and helicopter upgrades and systems from 2000 until 2003. From 1999 until 2000, he was vice president – aircraft upgrades and airborne systems division, having served as division manager since 1996. He joined Elbit Ltd. in 1982 and held various management positions, including director of the aircraft upgrade division, director of a major aircraft upgrade program, director of avionics system engineering and technical manager of the Lavi aircraft avionics program. Mr. Gofer holds bachelor’s and master of science degrees in electronic engineering from the Technion and a master of science of management degree from the Polytechnic University of New York.
Shelly Gordon
Dr. Shelly Gordon was appointed as Executive Vice President - Human Resources shortly after joining Elbit Systems in 2015. From 2012 until joining Elbit Systems, she headed executive education at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzilya. From 2005 until 2012, Dr. Gordon served as vice president - organizational development and talent management at Amdocs Limited and served as vice president - human resources at Elite Confectionary Ltd. from 2000 until 2005. Prior to that, she worked as an independent consultant with management teams and senior managers, leading major transformations in varied organizations and industries. Dr. Gordon received a bachelor’s degree in education and art from the Hebrew University, a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Tel-Aviv University and a doctorate in management studies from the University of Hertfordshire in the U.K.
Ran Kril
Ran Kril was appointed as Executive Vice President - International Marketing and Business Development in 2015. From 2013 until his current appointment, he served as vice president for marketing and sales in the aerospace division, after serving as the aerospace division’s vice president for sales and contracts since 2007. He joined Elbit Systems in 1997 and held various senior positions in the marketing, sales and finance departments of the aerospace division. Mr. Kril holds a bachelor of science degree in economics and management from the Technion and a master of science of management degree from the Polytechnic University of New York.
Edgar Maimon
Edgar Maimon has served as Executive Vice President and General Manager – EW and SIGINT Elisra Division since 2013. From 2005 until his current appointment Mr. Maimon served as vice president of marketing and business development at Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT – Elisra Ltd. (Elisra). He joined Elisra in 2004. Prior to that Mr. Maimon served for 26 years in the IAF, where he retired with the rank of colonel. He served as the head of the IAF’s C4I systems engineering department and held several additional senior positions in the IAF. Mr. Maimon holds a bachelor of science degree in electronic engineering from Ben Gurion University.
Ilan Pacholder
Ilan Pacholder has served as Executive Vice President – Mergers and Acquisitions since 2009, in addition to his position as Executive Vice President – Financing to which he was appointed in 2008. From 2008 until 2015, he also served as executive vice president - offset. During 2007, he served as vice president and chief financial officer of Tadiran Communications Ltd. Mr. Pacholder served as corporate secretary and vice president – finance and capital markets of Elbit Systems from 2003 until 2006. From 2001 until 2003, he served as vice president – finance. Mr. Pacholder joined Elbit Ltd. in 1994 and held various senior positions in the finance department. Prior to joining Elbit Ltd. he served as the chief financial officer for Sanyo Industries in New York. Before that Mr. Pacholder worked for Bank Leumi in New York and held the position of vice president in the international and domestic lending departments. Mr. Pacholder holds a bachelor of arts degree in accounting and economics from Queens College in New York and an MBA in finance and investments from Adelphi University.
Yuval Ramon
Yuval Ramon was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2015. From 2014 until his current appointment, he served as vice president - corporate operations. Prior to that, from 1998 - 2013, he served in a number of management positions in Elbit Systems of America, including as senior vice president of operations, site lead at the Merrimack operations and director of sales and contracts for the Fort Worth operations. He joined Elbit Systems in 1994 as a sales and contract manager. Mr. Ramon holds a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering and economics from the Technion.
Yoram Shmuely
Yoram Shmuely has served as Executive Vice President and General Manager – Aerospace Division since 2013, after serving as executive vice president and co-general manager of the aerospace division since 2008. Mr. Shmuely served as corporate vice president and co-general manager – airborne and helmet systems since 2003. He served as corporate vice president and general manager – helmet mounted systems from 2000 until 2003. From 1998 until 2000, he was vice president – helmet mounted systems division. From 1996 until 1998, he served as president of a U.S. subsidiary of Elbit Systems. Mr. Shmuely joined Elbit Ltd. in 1990 and served as director of Elbit Ltd.’s helmet mounted display business. He served as a fighter aircraft pilot in the IAF. Mr. Shmuely holds a bachelor of science degree in electronic engineering from the Technion.
Yehuda Vered
Yehuda (Udi) Vered has served as Executive Vice President and General Manager – Land Division since 2018, after serving as executive vice president and general manager of the land and C4I division since 2013. From 2009 until 2013, Mr. Vered served as executive vice president – service solutions as well as vice president – marketing for the land and C4I division. Prior to that, since 2004 he served as chief financial officer and vice president for contracts and sales of the land and C4I division. Mr. Vered joined Elbit Systems in 2003 as vice president for contracts and sales and chief financial officer – ground, C4I and battlefield systems. Before that, he served as an aircrew officer in the IAF, where he holds the rank of colonel (reserves). Mr. Vered holds a bachelor of arts degree in management and economics from Tel-Aviv University, an MBA from Ben Gurion University and is a graduate of the Harvard University Business School’s Advanced Management Program.
Yehoshua (Shuki) Yehuda
Yehoshua (Shuki) Yehuda was appointed as Executive Vice President and Strategy and Chief Technology Officer in January 2020. From 2016 until his current appointment, he served as executive vice president and chief technology officer. From 2008 until his current appointment, he served as Elisra’s vice president and chief technology officer as well as general manager - radar solutions business unit. Prior to that he served in a number of management positions in Elisra, which he joined in 2000. Prior to joining Elisra, Mr. Yehuda served as an officer in the IDF, holding command positions in the Intelligence Corps. Mr. Yehuda holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Tel-Aviv University and a master of science degree in neural computation from the Hebrew University. He is a graduate of Harvard University Business School’s Advanced Management Program.
President and CEO of Elbit Systems of America
Elbit Systems of America’s President and CEO reports to the board of directors of Elbit Systems of America in accordance with the provisions of the Special Security Agreement with the U.S. Department of Defense. See Item 4. Information on the Company – U.S. Subsidiaries. Raanan Horowitz has served as President and CEO of Elbit Systems of America since 2007. He served as executive vice president and general manager of EFW from 2001 until his current appointment. From 1991 until 2001, Mr. Horowitz held various management positions with EFW and other U.S. subsidiaries of the Company. From 1989 to 1991, he served as a senior program manager for Elbit Ltd. Mr. Horowitz previously served on the executive committee of the board of governors of the Aerospace Industries Association and was previously a member of the national board of directors of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Mr. Horowitz holds an MBA from the Seidman School of Business of Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. He also holds a master of science degree in electrical engineering and a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Tel-Aviv University.
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