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CEO transition afoot at Highcon

Shlomo Nimrodi to be succeeded by Yair Alcobi on August 1 and to assume active chair role

July 5, 2024  By PrintAction Staff

Yair Alcobi will succeed Shlomo Nimrodi as Highcon’s CEO on August 1. Nimrodi will succeed Alon Bar Shany as active board chair. Bar Shany will remain on the Board.

Alcobi has over 25 years of experience in technology and advanced manufacturing, supported by a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Technion, an executive MBA from Haifa University, and executive programs at Stanford GSB and the Technion Institute of Management. He has held leadership positions at XJET, KLA Corporation (formerly Orbotech), Kulicke & Soffa and other companies.

“Prior to committing to Highcon, I visited Drupa 2024. Highcon’s presence there was vibrant and impactful, and the opportunity to get an overview of the industry was invaluable,” said Alcobi. “I look forward to coming on board, meeting customers, employees, partners and customers, and to leading Highcon to ever-greater success.”

“After five exhilarating, but challenging years, and following the success of Drupa 2024 as a culmination of the repositioning of Highcon and its portfolio, the time is right for me step down as CEO,” said Nimrodi. “I’m immensely proud of what we’ve achieved at Highcon. I have complete confidence in the team I’ve built and in Yair’s ability to lead Highcon into the high-growth chapter of the coming years. My association with Highcon continues with my new role of board chairman; I’d like to thank Alon who has filled this role so effectively over the last 3.5 years.”

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