Yavne, Israel, March 27, 2019, Highcon Systems Ltd. announced today that Mr. Shlomo Nimrodi will assume the CEO position and will be replacing Mr. Aviv Ratzman. The new appointment will become effective once Mr. Nimrodi completes the transition of his current CEO role to his successor. Once Shlomo Nimrodi assumes the CEO role, Aviv will take the responsibility of leading the marketing activities in the company as the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Until such time Mr. Ratzman will continue his role as CEO.
Mr. Nimrodi is a seasoned CEO with many years of experience leading multiple global companies in a diverse range of industries,. Shlomo led three IPO’s and was involved with several M&A transactions. Indigo was one of the companies Shlomo served as CFO and COO, during its most critical years toward becoming a world prominent player in the digital printing market. Shlomo spent the past seven years as the CEO of Ramot, the Business Engagement Center of Tel Aviv University, the single largest research institution in Israel, leading the innovations, entrepreneurship and commercialization of TAU’s IP which resulted in the formation of more than 60 startup companies and licensing of hundreds of technologies to multi-national companies in wide range of industries around the world.
Aviv Ratzman and Michael Zimmer, who have led Highcon since it was founded 10 years ago, and introduced a genuine digital revolution in the graphic arts and packaging industries, will continue to be actively involved with the company’s growth.
“Miki and I are proud and delighted that we were able to attract Shlomo Nimrodi as the company’s CEO. As more and more of our clients are using our products to solve immediate business needs such as time-to-market and product differentiation, it became clear that the next stage for Highcon is the most exciting and challenging one. This new appointment will allow Highcon to successfully capture this opportunity. I am looking forward to closely working with Shlomo to bring Highcon to a prominent market position. Please join me in welcoming Shlomo to our Company”, said Aviv Ratzman.
Shlomo Nimrodi commented, “Being a veteran of this industry, meeting with multiple existing Highcon clients, meeting Aviv and Miki, as well as working with Highcon’s shareholders on various occasions in the past, I became convinced that the opportunity is ripe for us to grab. The challenge is huge and so is the opportunity. I am looking forward to working with each of you to meet these challenges and making the company the acknowledged leader in the post-print digital finishing market. Until my official start date, I will start immediately to get to know our employees around the world, our clients and the industry.”
David Reis, Highcon Chairman added, “On behalf of Highcon’s shareholders and BOD I would like to express my deep appreciation to Aviv and Miki, our two founders, who led the Company to this point. I am confident that our strengthened team is the best to lead Highcon forward.”
Founded in 2009 by Aviv Ratzman and Michael Zimmer, Highcon developed a truly innovative digital cutting and creasing solution that is transforming the post-print market. Highcon now offers folding carton and corrugated converters, printers and trade finishers a product portfolio that covers a wide range of formats, substrates and applications: from general commercial, folding carton and corrugated packaging, display products and variable data cutting. The Highcon solutions replace the expensive and slow conventional die-making and setup process with a digital technology that bridges the gap between design creativity and production capability, delivering improved responsiveness, design flexibility and the ability to perform a wide range of applications in-house. Highcon products are installed at customer sites all over the world.