Landa Digital Printing has appointed an active chairman to boost the board in the run up to Drupa, and to pilot the business through an accelerating growth phase.
Asher Levy had grown imaging and PCB manufacturing technology company Orbotech into a billion dollar enterprise, stepping down in March last year after completing a $3.4 million sale of the business to KLA. “He brings the right skill set, experience and leadership to help guide LDP and its management through a rapid growth curve,” says Benny Landa, founder and chairman of the Landa Group.
Levy’s first task will be to find a chief executive as Yishai Amir who has decided “that now is the best time for me to proceed to my next challenges and to make way for a successor at the company’.
Orbotech had grown through acquisitions to create a company active in all areas of producing equipment used in production of all styles of electronic equipment. This starts with high accuracy laser imaging, includes inkjet technology to produce printed circuit boards at high resolutions, optical inspection systems and smart factory systems to deliver process control and production monitoring traceability of PCB manufacture. All could be useful as Landa Digital Printing advances.
The changes come in the year after the first installations were completed and the company can talk about the reality of using the technology rather than offering promises with a number of customer open houses taking place, rather than hosting visits to its factory and demo centre. The latest of these customer open houses takes place at Bluetree in Rotherham this week, when the company will show the Landa S10P to invited prospects.
Landa, who will be present at Bluetree, adds: “The company is now poised for unprecedented growth and is deserving of a dedicated active chairman. On behalf of my fellow shareholders, Altana and Skion, and myself, we warmly welcome Asher Levy to the board.”
Levy responds: “I am very excited to be joining the board of Landa Digital Printing as active chairman. I am amazed by this company’s technology and products, which are already starting to disrupt the printing market. I look forward to helping the remarkably talented and dedicated team of people at Landa Digital Printing to fulfil the company’s vision of leading the trillion dollar printing industry in the digital era.”
Landa has grown to become a 600-strong company with extensive premises in Rehovot, Israel.
By Gareth Ward