Dr Hanoch Shalit, Ph.D – Founder and CEO
Inventor of the ActiveGlass technology. Hanoch has 30 years experience as a business executive in public and private companies, as an academic, and as an inventor, with seven issued patents and several pending applications.
In 2009 Hanoch founded Eco Smart Glass Ltd – which was later acquired by Active Glass Technologies PLC – and he has been developing this business, filing patents for his inventions and making progress in the market ever since.
From 2000 to 2009, Hanoch was President of Scientific Image Inc, an innovation consulting hi-tech company with assignments with private and public companies and two US federal government agencies. From 1989 to 2000 he was CEO and President of IMATEC Ltd, a Nasdaq listed company which specialised in medical imaging applications. He arranged for the sale of this company in 2000. He was employed by two companies in the US between 1983 to 1989 (Fonar Corporation and Chemco Corporation), where he held various positions utilizing his expertise in medical imaging and photographic products.
Hanoch has a BSc from Westminster University in Imaging Sciences (1975-78) and a Ph.D. in Solid State Physics from Kings College London (1978-81).
Simon Cross, MSc, MBA – Marketing Director
Simon is a marketing and business development specialist, experienced in managing and developing technology based businesses throughout Europe and the USA. Simon founded Consult-X Ltd in 1999, an internet consultancy firm, and sold this in early 2014 to devote all his energies to Active Glass. Simon was previously President (1997 – 1999) of X-Tek LLC a start up business in San Jose, California, supplying ultra high resolution x-ray inspection systems to Intel, AMD and other large semiconductor fabrication companies. From 1996 to 2000, Simon was a non-executive director of IMATEC Ltd, a New York based imaging technology business. As General Manager (1992 – 1996) of Unitek plc in Chalfont St Peter, UK (electronic display systems), Simon had full P&L responsibilities, and also managed new company acquisitions, developed profitable new product lines (security ID and photo systems). Previously held positions ranging from technologist to Director in UK companies, including Ealing Electro-Optics plc, Hadland Photonics, and Kodak.
Simon has a BSc from Westminster University in Imaging Sciences, an MBA from Cranfield Business School and an MSc (Distinction) in E-Commerce from University of Westminster.
Savvas Poyiadjis, ACA, ICAEW, ICPAC, CISA – Financial Director
Savvas is experienced in financial management, Mergers & Acquisitions, corporate finance, and has a successful track record of start-up and management of companies. Previously held managerial positions with PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in London and Cyprus.
Savvas is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ACA), member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC). He is also a Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA) and an active member of ISACA.
Tomer Meytal, MBA – Operations Director
Experienced in managing companies and industrial product lines, strategically and operationally, in international and local markets. Tomer is adept at setting up small scale production operations, and growing to high volume output manufacturing when required.
Previously: Projects & Engineering Division Director , Magma Group; CEO, NPH Technologies ltd. (an electric-optical technology start up); Deputy C.O.O, & CPO (chief program manager) Soltam Systems; Manager, Multiple Project Program, Elta Systems; Project Manager, Israel Military Industry (IMI).
Tomer is a graduate of the Director Course at The Israel Management Center (IMC), has an MBA from Netanya College, and qualified as an Industrial Practical Engineer at the Engineering School, Management College, Rishon Le-zion.