Jon Lippin, CEO
Jon brings exceptional strategic, business development and global leadership expertise to SP Nano. Jon will facilitate the transition from development activities to customer acquisition and production of the SP1 technology for the composites and manufactured rubber goods verticals. Prior to joining SP Nano Jon was CEO of Bolder Industrial Performance Services where he developed the strategy and selection criteria for mid-market industrial companies to build a PE platform. Jon had a 26-year career at Honeywell, most recently as General Manager of Global Services for the industrial automation unit based in Bracknell, UK. Prior moving to the UK Jon was the General Manager Asia Pacific for the industrial unit based in Shanghai China. Jon has experience leading teams globally, strong business development including M&A and operations. Jon holds a business degree from Thomas Edison State University
Asa Eitan, CTO
Asa brings exceptional insight and vision to the SP Nano leadership team through direct involvement in the invention and development of the multidisciplinary SP1 technology. His experience in product development, coordination of scientific collaborators and sub-contractors in the fields of Nanotechnology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Fermentation, Protein Purification have greatly benefits SP Nano and associated partners. Asa holds a BSc from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Faculty of Biology, Israel, and PhD from the faculty of biochemistry, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.
Board of Directors
Boaz Laor, Chairman
Boaz Laor is the CEO of Docor International Management, a Dutch Venture Capital, subsidiary of The Van-Leer group Foundation. Boaz has over 30 years of executive management positions in several companies in a broad range of commercial fields such as Life science, Pharma API industry, Biotech, Energy & Logistics, High-tech, AgoTech, and more, across local and global organizations and cultures. The professional experience includes the budget department at The Ministry of Finance, a COO and CFO positions in high-tech companies, followed as CEO in multi-million dollar company in the energy sector and President in global public pharma company.
In addition, Boaz served as a member of several board of directors, and Chairman in commercial manufacturing and high-tech companies as well. Boaz holds a B.Sc. degree in Economics from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Mr. Alex Furth
Mr. Alex Furth is the President, Latin America for PaR Systems, Inc., a global supplier of automation solutions for the Aerospace, Marine, Nuclear, Life Science and Material Handling industries. Previously he was Chairman and CEO of CAMotion, Inc., a company providing software and hardware for crane controls and high speed robotic applications which was acquired by PaR in 2013. Before moving to the US Alex was President and CEO of Sudamtex Venezuela, a publicly traded company active in the manufacture and sales of textiles, synthetic polymers/fibers and fiberglass throughout South America, Europe and the USA and prior to that worked for Rohm and Hass, a global specialty chemicals company.
Alex is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization/WPO and formerly a member of the External Advisory Board to the Dean of the Department of Polymers, Textiles and Fibers Engineering of Georgia Tech as well as past President of the Venezuelan Textile Association.
He holds an MBA from the Stern School of Business at NYU and degrees in Industrial Chemistry from the University of Buenos Aires
Mr. Benjamin Weiss
Mr. Benjamin Weiss. Ben has 17 years experience working globally in investment banking, asset management, private equity and corporate law. Through a diverse range of roles in Asia, including with Salomon Smith Barney, Macquarie Bank, Shinsei Bank, AXA, CLSA and Baker and McKenzie, Ben brings a broad set of analytical skills with a focus on investment due diligence and strategic business development. Ben has a BCom and LL.B from the University of NSW, is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and graduate of Sydney College of Law. Ben is a Member of the CFA Institute, and the Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts and is an Associate Member of the Law Society of NSW. Ben is also a Venture Partner for Softbank Ventures Korea, advising on the Softbank Pan Asia Fund.
Mr. Erez Maor
Erez is the Managing Director of Toro Ventures, the corporate ventures arm of Inspiralia group. Erez has over 10 years of Investment Banking activity experience, in which he was involved in over US$ 1 billions of investment transactions, including Equity, Mezzanine and Debt. Inspiralia is an European New Product Development service company, working alongside Small-Medium sized innovative Enterprises across Europe for providing them with wide range of technical services. Erez has established Toro Ventures as part of Inspiralia group to provide financing opportunities to the groups’ wide range of clients and since 2015, has been creating growth opportunities for tens of clients.
He holds an MBA from IESE Business School, B.A. in Economic from Haifa university and was a Pilot in the IAF.