MIGDAL HA'EMEK, Israel, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Camtek Ltd. (Nasdaq: CAMT; TASE: CAMT) announced that Camtek's current Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Roy Porat, has informed the Board of Directors (the "Board") of his decision to step down from his position. The Board has decided to appoint Mr. Rafi Amit, Camtek's current Active Chairman, as the new Chief Executive Officer, following a transition period.
Rafi Amit, who is one of Camtek's founders, previously served as Chief Executive Officer until August 2010. Since assuming the role of Active Chairman, he has been spearheading Camtek's expansion in Asia for the past several years. Mr. Amit brings a tremendous understanding of the markets that Camtek serves and a wealth of experience in commercializing new technologies. In particular, he has a deep knowledge of the PCB sector and the Board believes that Mr. Amit is best suited to lead Camtek on its current strategic path, with its focus on bringing the new GreenJet DMD system to the commercialization phase.
Mr. Rafi Amit commented, "I am excited to take on the full leadership responsibility again and I look forward to executing on Camtek's exciting strategic plan. I strongly believe in both our short- and long-term future potential, and see many opportunities in both the Semiconductor and PCB markets."
Mr. Rafi Amit continued, "I would like to thank Roy for his contribution to our business over the many years. He has been instrumental in providing a long-term vision for Camtek and executing successfully on our strategy. We wish him much luck and success in his future endeavors."
Mr. Roy Porat commented, "I have been with Camtek for well over a decade, and since becoming CEO more than three years ago we have made strong strategic progress. I feel this is the right time for me to hand over the leadership. I am proud of my accomplishments which will serve as a strong foundation for Camtek's future growth. I wish the Company every success."
ABOUT CAMTEK LTD.
Camtek Ltd. provides automated and technologically advanced solutions dedicated to enhancing production processes and increasing yields, enabling and supporting customer's latest technologies in the Semiconductors, Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) and IC Substrates industries.
Camtek addresses the specific needs of these interconnected industries with dedicated solutions based on a wide and advanced platform of technologies including intelligent imaging, image processing, adaptive ion milling (AIM) and digital material deposition (DMD). Camtek's solutions range from micro-to-nano by applying its technologies to the industries' specific requirements.
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