KARMIEL, Israel, August 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Opgal Optronic Industries, a leading global provider of innovative thermal imaging and near infrared illumination solutions for security, safety, and aviation applications, announced today that Amit Mattatia is joining the company as its President and CEO. He replaced Dror Sharon who decided to leave the company after 9 years, to pursue other interests.
Mr. Mattatia was the CEO of Trivnet where he led the company to become a global enabler of mobile financial services resulting in its acquisition by Gemalto. Prior to that he served as Vice President and General Manager at Comverse, where he headed the IP Messaging Line of Business, consisting of 3 Business Units. Mr. Mattatia started his managerial career with Compaq Computer in Europe, and later on he co-founded its Israeli subsidiary.
Opgal's innovative solutions are built on three decades of experience and are renowned for their unique functionality and outstanding picture quality. The company provides thermal imaging and near infrared illumination solutions suitable for a wide range of security, safety, and airborne applications that are field-proven by hundreds of customers in over 50 countries around the world. In 2012 IMS Research named the company as the 2nd largest provider of thermal imaging solutions to the global perimeter security market.
"Opgal is a great company with a remarkable history and a highly promising future", said Amit Mattatia. "It has pioneered some of the most exciting segments of this industry. I look forward to meet Opgal's customers and drive its continued growth".
Mr. Mattatia holds a B.Sc in Computer Science (Summa Com Laude) from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem and an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.
Opgal delivers advanced vision and surveillance solutions enabling accurate insight into suspicious situations in adverse and harsh visibility conditions. Using state-of-the-art thermal and active-imaging technologies, Opgal leverages advanced electro-optics and image processing expertise to create high- performance, versatile visualization hardware and software products for the security and safety markets. Founded 30 years ago, Opgal is a major supplier to some of the leading contractors and has hundreds of customers in over 50 countries. Opgal is co-owned by Elbit Systems and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. http://www.opgal.com
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