SUNNYVALE, CA and YOKNEAM, ISRAEL – MARCH 22, 2016 – Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end intelligent interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems announced today the promotion of Barbara Carlson, to Vice President, Business Development; Erez Cohen, to Vice President, Cloud Program; Yaron Gepstein, to Vice President, Software; Shaul Galila, to Vice President, Manufacturing Operations; Hadas Farber-Bracha, to Vice President, Planning and Control; Ofer Bustin, to Vice President, Silicon Operations; and Oshri Cohen, to Vice President, Purchasing and Logistics. In addition, the Company has also promoted Ofer Ezra to the position of Senior Principal Engineer of Layout Design; Aviad Raveh, to Senior Principal Architect, Software; and Ran Ravid to Senior Principal Chip Design Engineer.
Barbara Carlson and Erez Cohen will report to Amir Prescher, Senior Vice President, Business Development; Aviad Rave will report to Dror Goldenberg, Vice President, Software Architecture; Yaron Gepstein will report to Amit Krig, Vice President, Software; Shaul Galila, Hadas Farber-Bracha, Ofer Bustin and Oshri Cohen will all report to Ronnen Lovinger, Vice President Operations and Corporate Quality; Ofer Ezra will report to Alon Webman, Vice President, Silicon Engineering; and Ran Ravid will report to Ido Bukspan, Vice President, Chip Design.
“I am pleased to announce the promotions of Barbara, Erez, Yaron, Shaul, Hadas, Ofer Ezra, Ofer Bustin, Ran and Oshri. They have all demonstrated world class abilities and have worked diligently to help the company meet its business objectives,” said Eyal Waldman, President and CEO of Mellanox. “As Mellanox enters this new and exciting phase of growth, I look forward to collaborating with our new executives in their new roles. Each will bring to the table innovation and a unique perspective that will enable the Company to continue to grow and thrive.”
Barbara Carlson, Vice President of Business Development at Mellanox, is responsible for growing the business in Web/Cloud accounts. She has more than 25 years of experience in high tech business development. Previously, she was Vice President of Sales-Cloud, Content and Media at Data Direct Networks and prior to this, she was area Vice President at EMC Corporation. Ms. Carlson has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from Purdue University and an MBA from Stanford University.
Erez Cohen, Vice President of the Mellanox Cloud Program, joined Mellanox in August, 2000 and has more than 17 years of related high tech experience. Erez is responsible for the Mellanox Cloud activities. Running the CloudX appliance and program including business, marketing, architecture and solution creating and implementation internally and with partners with the objective to grow Mellanox Cloud business. Mr. Cohen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology, Israel.
Yaron Gepstein, Vice President of Software, joined Mellanox in August, 2000 as a design engineer in the Silicon group. With more than 15 years of related experience, in 2005, he formed the Mellanox firmware group for both Switches and NIC. He is also responsible for Linux Host Stack, Basic and SmartNic, FreeBSD Host Stack, VMWare Host Stack and PreBoot Drivers as well as Sinai, Arbel, ConnetX1-3, and Switch Family, and Core and PHY activities. He was promoted to Senior Director of Software in April, 2013 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, from the Technion Institute of Technology, Israel.
Shaul Galila, Vice President of Manufacturing Operations, joined the Company in May, 2009 as a NPI Manager and since 2010, has lead the NPI and mass production teams in the manufacturing of all boards, switches and systems products. In April, 2014, he was promoted to Senior Director of Manufacturing Operations and is responsible for Mellanox boards, systems manufacturing operations; Mellanox interconnect manufacturing operations and contract manufacturing management and relationships. Prior to working at Mellanox, he was with Silynx Communications as that Company’s Program Manager and then as an R&D team manager. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the Ruppin Academic Center.
Hadas Farber-Bracha, Vice President of Planning and Control, has more than 17 years of related industry experience. She is currently responsible for Mellanox planning, cost management and supply chain control. Prior to joining Mellanox, she worked at Voltaire as a Planning and Control Director. Ms. Farber-Bracha also worked at Applied Materials and SanDisk. Ms. Farber-Bracha holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering & Management from the Technion Institute of Technology, Israel.
Ofer Bustin, Vice President of Silicon Operations, joined Mellanox in February 2002 and worked as an industrial engineer until November 2007. Mr. Bustin returned to Mellanox in July, 2009 and managed the ICs and Cables manufacturing team. In April, 2014 he was promoted to Senior Director of Operations with responsibility for the Mellanox IC manufacturing operations including CMOS, BiCMOS and silicon photonics devices. Recently, the IC operations of the lately acquired EZchip, was added as well. With more than 16 years’ experience in the industry, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information System Engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology, Israel.
Oshri Cohen, Vice President of Purchasing and Logistics joined Mellanox in April 2007 as the Company’s Operations Manager and was promoted to Senior Operations Manager in May, 2011 with responsibility for Mellanox worldwide purchasing activities including manufacturing, G&A, supplier management, company facilities and services worldwide as well as Mellanox worldwide logistics solutions. Prior to joining Mellanox, Mr. Cohen worked as an Operations Manager for Silynx communications. Mr. Cohen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Management Engineering from the Ruppin Academic Center.
Ofer Ezra, Senior Principal Engineer of CAD and Layout Design, joined the Company in 1999 as an engineer to lead a new layout design team. Mr. Ezra has more than 27 years of experience. Prior to joining Mellanox, he spent nine years at Intel as a Layout Manager and one year at Tower as a Senior CAD Engineer. Mr. Ezra is currently responsible for the CAD, digital and analog layout for all of the Mellanox ICs and for all company EDA tools. Mr. Ezra holds a Practical Engineering Degree from the Technion Institute of Technology, Israel.
Aviad Raveh, Senior Principal Architect for Switch Software, has more than 22 years of experience in the communication industry and joined Mellanox in September 2009 as an architect managing the switch software architecture team. In April 2014, he was promoted to Principal Architect. His current responsibilities include driving the Mellanox switch software architecture from the ground up, defining the drivers for the family of Mellanox’s switch devices, managing the system software architecture (primarily the MLNXOS) and driving the Company’s Open Ethernet strategy within the industry. Prior to working for Mellanox, he was the CTO and Founder of Automation Lifestyle, a start-up focused on uPNP-based home appliances. Before this, he was a Senior System Architect with Marvell Technologies. Mr. Raveh holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Ben Gurion University, Israel.
Ran Ravid, Senior Principal Chip Design Engineer at Mellanox, has 15 years of experience. He joined Mellanox in 2001 with responsibility for all the chip design roles primarily in the Layer 1, 2 area. He is currently responsible for Layers 1 and 2 for all Mellanox products including switches, HCAs and FPGA as well as for analog logic verification in all products. Mr. Ravid holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Science from the University of Tel-Aviv.
Mellanox Technologies (NASDAQ: MLNX) is a leading supplier of end-to-end Ethernet and InfiniBand intelligent interconnect solutions and services for servers, storage, and hyper-converged infrastructure. Mellanox intelligent interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance. Mellanox offers a choice of high performance solutions: network and multicore processors, network adapters, switches, cables, software and silicon, that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage, network security, telecom and financial services. More information is available at www.mellanox.com.
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