Aviv Tzidon - Founder & CEO
Aviv Tzidon is an accomplished entrepreneur who has founded over 10 high-tech companies, three of which have been listed on NASDAQ and one on the Frankfurt stock exchange. A creative, out of the box thinker, he holds over 15 patents, many of which have led to breakthrough innovations in various industries (such as positioning systems, network protocols, navigation accuracy, and virtual studios). Aviv is passionate about alternative energies and believes that thanks to metal-air technology, aluminum will become the next major sustainable energy source.
Dekel Tzidon - CTO
Dekel leads Phinergy's R&D activity and oversees the company's growing patent portfolio.
Dekel has a very broad experience with Management of R&D teams. From 2004 to 2008, Dekel has served as CTO and VP R&D of BVR Systems. Prior to this, he was an IP consultant for a number of hi-tech companies.
Dekel holds over ten patents (granted and pending) and graduated as a Computer Engineer from the Technion (Haifa, Israel).
Jonathan Regev - COO
Jonathan Regev brings to Phinergy its long and valuable experience in sales management and commercialization of new technologies. Prior to joining Phinergy, Jonathan held various senior executive positions in large industrial groups, such as COO of Amdocs' CRM Division and Director of Corporate Economics of the Strauss Group Appliances. Jonathan holds an M.A. in Economics from the Technion (Haifa) and a Bsc. in Physics from the Tel Aviv University. He currently serves as board member at Aran-R&D, RVB holdings, and as chairman of the board of Nahalal feed-mill industries.
Ernst (Eric) Khasin PhD - Chief Scientist
Eric is a world expert in nano-materials, batteries and metallurgy.
He has more than thirty years of experience in batteries and fuel cells and has founded several technological companies. Eric holds a M.S. in technology of metals from Bauman Moscow State Technical University and a Ph.D from the All-Union Scientific-Research Institute of Power Supplies – "Kvant", Russia - where he worked as a researcher. Prior to joining Phinergy, he worked for six years as a researcher at Bar Ilan University (Israel). He holds over 20 patents (granted and pending).
Avi Yadgar PhD - Chief Engineer
Avi leads the research and engineering teams at Phinergy, and has a broad experience in technology research in commercial companies and academia.
Thanks to his expertise in electrical design, software engineering and mechanical engineering, Avi is skilled at managing multidisciplinary projects.
Avi holds an engineering degree and PhD from the Technion (Haifa), and has previously worked for IBM, Intel, and NEC Labs.
Ilya Yakupov PhD - Chief Chemist
Ilya has more than twenty years of experience in electrochemistry and in the battery industry. He worked in the fields of lithium batteries (Tadiran Batteries), supercapacitors (Electro-Chemical Research – E.C.R.), fuel cells (ELT). As CTO of 3GSolar, he managed the development of novel electrochemical dye solar cells.
Prior to joining Phinergy, Ilya was a Supercapacitor Team Leader at Elbit Systems.
Ilya holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry, and is the author of over twenty patents and scientific papers.
Joel Lang - Head of Air Electrode Department
Prior to joining Phinergy, Joel has been involved in different aspects of power sources as founder & CTO of Cellergy, a novel super capacitor development company , Battery consultant to Better Place electric vehicle project and other Israeli top tier firms such as Israel Corporation, Peregrine Venture Capital and scientific companies such as Solar Edge, El-Mul and Cellera. Joel is also the founder of Coloured Level Spirit and the owner of over 12 patents in different fields.
Emmanuel Levy - Business Development
Prior to joining Phinergy, Emmanuel worked at OC&C Strategy Consultants French offices where he advised large multinational companies in the Energy, Defense and Consumer Goods sectors framing their Innovation and Go-to-Market strategies. He also led strategic due-diligences for global Private Equity funds.
Emmanuel holds a MBA from ESCP Europe, a M.A. in International Economics from the Sorbonne, and a LLB.
Judith Yavniely - Business Development
Prior to joining Phinergy, Judith worked in the financial departments of international telecom and consumer goods companies, gathering broad experience in large business and financial projects such as IPO of a multibillion $ European Telecom company.
Judith holds an MBA from HEC, Paris and a M.A. in Diplomacy and Security from Tel Aviv University