Meet Our Team
XJet has assembled a world-class team of skilled industry veterans, many of whom were instrumental in developing groundbreaking technologies such as Objet’s PolyJet, Indigo’s ElectroInk, and HP Scitex’s wide-format inkjet technology. XJet employs over 50 R&D specialists who together hold hundreds of patents. Including numerous Ph.D.’s, XJet’s multidisciplinary professionals specialize in chemistry, physics, metallurgy, inkjet technology, electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, software development and more.
Hanan Gothait – Founder and CEO
Hanan Gothait is a widely recognized and respected industry expert in the fields of inkjet and 3D printing. An innovative game changer, Hanan co-founded Objet Geometries (later merged with Stratasys), which reinvented the 3D printing space with the introduction of polymer jetting technologies and photopolymer 3D printing systems. Prior to co-founding Objet, he founded Idanit (later merged into HP Scitex), which developed the world’s first wide-format printer.
Hanan holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bridgeport.
Yaron Hermeche – CFO
Yaron Hermeche has extensive experience in the high-tech industry, having served in a variety of C-level positions including CFO, COO and CEO. During his work with Scodix and Objet (later merged with Stratasys), Yaron successfully raised funds from some of the world’s leading investors and managed business growth from early-stage to high-volume sales in various markets such as the US, Europe, China, India and Japan. Previously, he served as Corporate Treasurer of Machteshim Agan (now Adama).
Yaron earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics & Accounting from Ben-Gurion University.
Dror Danai – Chief Business Officer
Dror Danai brings to XJet a strong track record of over two decades in leading successful business operations at technology-driven companies. As VP Sales & Business Development at Objet (later merged with Stratasys), Dror directed its business operations from a fledgling company to a front-runner in its field. Dror also served as VP Sales & Business Development at Scodix, where he was instrumental in creating a world leader in digital print enhancement. Previously, he was the European Channel Director of CreoScitex as well as the Global Product Manager for the Scitex CTP product line.
Dror holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering (summa cum laude) and an MBA (summa cum laude), both from Tel Aviv University.
Udi Bloch – COO
Udi Bloch is an experienced executive with a long history of leading high-tech companies, including more than 20 years in the printing industry. Prior to joining XJet, Udi served as the COO at Scodix, a company in the digital print enhancement arena. Prior to that, he worked at HP Indigo for well over a decade in several positions including Worldwide Service Manager, Mechanical Engineer, Systems Analyst and Business Development.
Igal Zeitun – CTO
Igal Zeitun has over 20 years of experience in leading complex organizations at various global companies, specializing in integrating advanced technologies and customer needs to create innovative and successful services and products. Before joining XJet, he was Senior VP of R&D, as well as VP of Product Marketing and Sales Operations, at Stratasys. Previously, he served as Director of Worldwide Service and Support at HP Scitex, VP of Customer Support and R&D Program Manager at Nur Macroprinters, and held roles in the R&D Division of Objet (later merged with Stratasys).
Igal holds a M.Sc. and a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and completed an Executive Education program at IE Business School.
ILI RAMON – VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES
Ili Ramon is an experienced human resources professional within the high-tech industry. Prior to joining XJet as VP HR, Ili provided HR services as an independent consultant to diverse high-tech startups and mid-size companies including Upstream Commerce, CloudShare, and McKesson (IL). Previously, she served as a consultant at Israeli strategic consulting firms TACK Growth Strategies and Signifer. She began her professional career as an HR Business Partner for the R&D department of Check Point Software Technologies, the world’s largest network cyber security vendor. Ili earned an M.A. (with honors) in Organizational Behavior and a B.A. in Psychology and East Asian Studies from Tel Aviv University.