Landa Corp. Appoints Yishai Amir CEO; Benny Landa to Remain Active Chairman
REHOVOT, Israel—October 6, 2015—The Landa Group has announced the appointment of Yishai Amir as CEO of Landa Corp. and a member of its board of directors. He has also been named group vice chairman. Benny Landa, founder of the Landa Group, continues as its active chairman.
Amir has more than 20 years’ experience in the digital print industry and is a proven leader who held senior positions with HP, most recently serving as vice president and general manager, Graphics Solutions Business at Hewlett-Packard Americas. Previously he served as HP vice president and general manager, Indigo and Inkjet Solutions Business Americas, and director, Worldwide Strategic Marketing, HP-Indigo. Amir began his career in the digital print industry at Indigo, where he served in various positions including vice president of photo business and director of product marketing.
“By joining Landa I feel as if I am returning home. I started my career with Benny Landa 21 years ago at Indigo. I greatly appreciate the incredible opportunity to again work with him and the rest of the Landa team," said Amir. "I look forward to helping grow the business and building one of the industry’s great companies.”
Benny Landa, the company’s chairman, also commented on Amir's new position, "These are exciting days for Landa as we round out the executive team and take the business to the next level. Yishai Amir has exactly the business experience and management expertise needed to help the company realize its full potential."
Landa continued, "Moreover, he is a highly energetic out-of-the-box strategic thinker with a proven ability to drive innovation and execution, who has a track record of successfully growing businesses. I plan to continue to be a very active chairman and I’m thrilled to have such a capable partner at my side.”
Headed by Indigo founder, Benny Landa, the Landa Group is comprised of four units: Landa Digital Printing, whose Nanographic Printing presses bridge the industry's "Profitability Gap," cost-effectively combining the versatility of digital with the qualities and speed of offset and producing short-to-medium runs with the lowest cost per digitally-printed page in the industry; Landa Labs, the group’s innovation arm, which explores nanotechnology for use in alternative energy, industrial coatings, cosmetics, packaging, drug delivery and other fields; Landa Ventures, which invests in early stage companies with complementary disruptive technology; and the Landa Fund, which helps underprivileged youth pursue higher education. Benny Landa continues to add to his portfolio of over 800 patents worldwide that provide the companies he founded with a solid intellectual property base.