Meet Our Team
XJet employs a team of highly skilled, industry-rich veterans, some of whom were instrumental in the creation of several ground-breaking technologies such as Objet PolyJet, Indigo ElectroInk, and HP Scitex Wide Format Ink Jet technology. The Company boasts 50 R&D specialists who have 100s of accumulated patents amongst themselves. This multidisciplinary team, including many PhD’s, come from a wide-range of disciplines such as chemistry, physics, metallurgy, electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, software development and more.
Hanan Gothait – Founder and CEO
Hanan is widely recognized for his expertise in the field of inkjet printing. An innovator and industry-changer, Hanan co-founded Objet, which reinvented the 3D printing space with the introduction of polymer jetting technologies and photopolymer 3D printing systems. Objet was later merged with Stratasys. Prior to Objet, Hanan founded Idanit, which developed the world’s first wide format printer. Idanit was merged into HP Scitex.
Hanan holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Yaron Hermeche - CFO
Yaron has long experience in the High-Tec industry with variety of positions as CFO, COO, CIO & GM. During his work with Scodix & Objet (now Stratasys) Yaron has successfully managed business growth form early stage to high volume sales in various markets as USA, Europe, China, India & Japan. Prior to his High-Tech experience, Yaron also served as corporate treasurer of Machteshim – Agan (now Adama group).
Yaron has bachelor’s degree in Economics & Accounting
Dror Danai – Chief Business Officer
Dror comes to XJet with a strong track-record of successfully leading business operations at high-tech companies. As VP Sales and Business Development at Objet, Dror directed the business operations from a fledgling company in 2000 to become a front-runner in its field. Other positions include VP Sales and Business Development at Scodix, where Dror was instrumental in creating a world leader in Digital Print Enhancement, and was the European Channel Director of Creo/Scitex as well as the global product manager for the Scitex CTP Product line.
Dror holds a B.Sc. Industrial Engineering (Summa Cum Laude) and an MBA (Summa Cum Laude) both from Tel Aviv University.
Udi Bloch - COO
Udi is an experienced executive with a long history of leading high-tech companies. Udi has spent more than 21 years in the printing industry. Prior to joining XJet, Udi was the COO for seven years at Scodix, a company in the digital print enhancement arena. Udi worked at HP Indigo for 13 years in several capacities including Worldwide Service Manager, Mechanical Engineer, Systems Analyst and Business Development.
Igal Zeitun - CTO
Over 20 years’ experience in leading complex organizations in various global companies and roles. Expert in integrating Technology and Customer understanding to create innovative, high performance and successful services and products.
Before joining XJet 3D, Mr. Igal Zeitun served as Senior Vice President of R&D at Stratasys Ltd. Prior to that Mr. Zeitun served as vice president of Product Marketing and Sales Operation at Stratasys. Mr. Zeitun had also a previous role in Objet’s R&D division from 1998 to 2004. In the interim, he was Director of WW Service and Support at HP Scitex and Vice President of Customer Support and R&D program manager at Nur Macroprinters. He holds a Master’s degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technion – Israel’s Institute of Technology and an Executive Education from IE Business School.