Executive Team

Ariel Gorfung

CO-FOUNDER AND CEO

Ariel, a highly experienced and successful hi-tech executive, brings over 20 years of a proven track record in capital raise, P&L leadership and management within multinational and competitive environments, in both early stage and growth stage companies. Ariel has been involved as a Co-Founder, CEO and executive with a number of successful companies, including Optibase Inc., California (went IPO NASADQ; OBAS, 1999), Magic Software (NASDAQ; MGIC), e-Sponsor, Ltd. (acquired by Intuwave UK, 2001), Neocleus (acquired by Intel, 2010). In the past 5 years. Ariel has been the managing director of Oris Investments, and a board member/chairman of a number of portfolio companies operating in the field of clean tech.

Gal Fridman

CO-FOUNDER, Chairman AND CMO

Gal, a highly acclaimed and successful executive specializing in global branding, distribution channels and go-to-market strategies has been responsible for brand successes of numerous leading companies. Gal was the Business Leader for STANLEY works, Keter plastic, ZAG industries and others, leading the sales and marketing operations and directing a sales force overseeing distributors and manufacturers’ representatives. During his career, Gal had on-going interactions with global distribution networks and retailers such as USA- Home Depot, WalMart, Lowe’s, EU- Aldi, Leory Merlin, B&Q and more. Gal is a 3 time TransAlp Graduate.

Assaf Pereg

CFO

Assaf is our Chief Financial Officer, with 15 years of experience in senior financial management roles. He has a vast experience in financial planning & reporting, M&A transactions, Financing rounds and Investor relations. In his last several positions Assaf managed global finance teams and led complex processes for both public companies and Start-ups, among those: Top Image Systems Ltd (Nasdaq: TISA, acquired by Kofax), Radcom Ltd (Nasdaq: RDCM), Cyberint Technologies Ltd, Become Technological Solutions Ltd and PwC.

Jacky Zamero

COO

Over 25 years of experience in business development, operations, and strategy. Before joining Aquarius, Jacky held senior leadership positions as a CEO at TEFEN Flow and Dosing Technologies Ltd, and several VP positions at KETER, Phoenicia Flat Glass Industries Ltd, TNUVA, and others, where he demonstrated a proven track record of delivering growth and profitability in highly competitive markets. He led large-scale transformation initiatives that resulted in significant cost savings, streamlined processes, and improved customer experience. Holds a Bachelor's degree in Science from the Open University and an MBA from Haifa University Business School.

Dr. Aras Mirfendereski

CTO

Aras developed into an engine-expert throughout the German and international scientific landscape (studies at RWTH Aachen University, doctorate at Audi AG). Through his experience as a powertrain developer at Stuttgart FKFS for various OEMs as well as his activities as a senior program manager at Toyota, his developments always thrive on the transfer of state-of-the-art processes into corporate structures. With the help of methods such as MBD, he takes systems from concept paper to series maturity. His extensive networks enable him to manage his projects at the highest and most modern standard. Aras works as a scientific author for Springer, where he publishes his novel development approaches.

Raul Goldemann

VP R&D

Specialized in development and innovation, from the concept phase to production, with a vast industrial and technological background of 30 years in research, product development, industrial production, and multidisciplinary as well as multinational management in which he uses his language skills in Hebrew, German, English, and Spanish. Raul returned to Israel in 2001 after 23 years of German residency as a Master (Meister) of Precision Mechanics, and studies at the Department of Electrical Engineering of Technical University (TU) Berlin. He served in positions as CTO, VP of R&D, External Advisor at the Israel Innovation Authority, Advanced Manufacturing division, and most recently as Director of Business Development with a focus on technologies at Flex a $29B corporate, where he was involved and responsible for transferring Systems-, Product- production, and NPIs. During his career, Raul developed inter alia, a Pan Tilt System (PT), Rotary Image Generator (RIG), Mechanical drive system, and Optomechanical Systems.

Chen Tsuk

VP Sales & Business Development

Chen is an experienced Sales and Business Development Executive with a successful track record in direct sales as well as in building and managing global sales organizations and distribution channels, in various technology industries, which led to a significant growth in global reach, customer base and sales revenue. Having successfully managed business units with global responsibility, key accounts and international teams, as well as defining and executing Sales & Marketing strategies resulting in increased companies’ market share, revenue and profitability. Prior to joining Aquarius, Chen held leading sales and business development positions in market leading companies such as Applied Materials (Nasdaq: AMAT), SolarEdge (Nasdaq: SEDG), Arpal Defense and Printar Digital Printing.

Łukasz Obłoza

VP Development Center, Kraków

13 years of development experience in the field of engines for the automotive industry. Director of Gear Development Team at BorgWarner, tier 1 manufacturer for the automotive industry. Extensive experience in the development processes of integrated systems motor, transmission, electricity, command, and electronics. A charismatic leader and an energetic man of action.

Dovik Nissenhaus

VP Product Management

Dovik is an accomplished executive with over 15 years of senior management experience, brings a proven track record in the energy, e-mobility and mechanical industries, leading business strategies, as well as engineering organizations. Prior to joining Aquarius Engines, Dovik held multiple executive positions at ZOOZ Power, a global company that develops and manufactures ultra-fast power boosters for electrical vehicles, at Telemenia, a worldwide power plant EPC and at Ormat Technologies, leading global provider of energy solutions. Dovik still serves as the Head, Propulsion & Energy Branch at the Association of Engineering in Israel (AEAI), lectures at conferences and courses worldwide. Dovik is a graduate of the prestigious 81 technology IDF unit, having earned a B.Sc. and M.Sc in Automotive engineering, from Michigan University, USA.