Stratasys announced the appointment of Yoav Zeif as the company’s new CEO, effective Feb18, 2020. Yoav Zeif is a seasoned executive leader chosen to drive strategy, go-to-market and growth acceleration. Elchanan “Elan” Jaglom will continue his role as Chairman.
Zeif has served in senior leadership roles for both 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, which’s the world’s largest micro-irrigation company, from 2013 to 2018. He was Senior VP of Products and Marketing at Makhteshim (Adama Ltd.), a global crop-protection company, where he managed the entire portfolio of products and all global commercial relationships. Since 2018, Zeif has been a partner in the New York office of McKinsey & Company. Zeif obtained an Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in International Economics from Bar-Ilan University.
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.”
-Elchanan Jaglom, Stratasys Chairman & Interim CEO
Zeif has an extensive executive management background in leading sales, product, R&D and manufacturing activity in complex competitive environments – precisely the leadership needed for Stratasys to execute on its roadmap for the coming years. At Netafim, he led the global development of an advanced irrigation system that leveraged Internet of Things (IoT) technology and artificial intelligence. He restructured the organization’s go-to-market strategy and expanded its coverage through an M&A strategy. Yoav Zeif transformed Netafim’s global product offering, digital marketing, and Crop Management Technology unit.
With responsibility spanning dozens of global geographies and multiple lines of business, Zeif delivered growth rates significantly higher than the surrounding market.
“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. I am excited to be joining the company and its talented and dedicated teams around the world at such a pivotal time.”, ended Yoav Zeif.
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