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      Saar Koursh – CEO - serves as CEO since May 2015. prior to joining Magal Mr. Koursh served more than twelve years in Elbit Systems Ltd. in several positions, the latest as Vice President responsible for the Brazil Business Unit, as well as member of the Aerospace Division's Executive Management and a member of the Board of Directors of AEL Sistemas. 
Mr. Koursh holds MBA in Financial Management from Pace University, Lubin School of Business, New York and B.Sc. in AGR Economic & Management from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

     
Brian Rich
– CTO & Deputy CEO 
started with the company in 1981 as a senior engineer and moved through progressive levels of responsibility in technical and operational roles.  Mr. Rich has served in his current position as Chief Technology Officer and Deputy CEO since May 2015.  His prior experience includes 3 years in a research position with Computing Devices Company, a Canadian defense systems contractor, and 3 years as VP of Engineering and Operations with Intelligent Detection Systems Inc. where he was responsible for development of advanced trace chemical detection systems used for detection of explosives and narcotics.  Mr. Rich is a member of the IEEE and has served on the Executive Committee of the IEEE International Carnahan Conference on Security Technology since 2000.  He holds a BASc degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto.

     
Kobi Vinokur
- CFO -
Mr. Vinokur joins Magal following a successful career in finance leadership roles at various global organizations. Mr. Vinokur previously served for three years as Chief Financial Officer of Miya (Arison Group), a global provider of comprehensive water efficiency solutions and a water utilities operator. Prior to that, Mr. Vinokur served in several key leadership positions at Brink's Company (BCO), a global leader in cash logistics, including Chief Financial Officer - Developing Markets division, Director of Procurement - EMEA division and Director of Finance - Global Services division. Prior to his career with Brink's, Mr. Vinokur served as an Executive Director at Shapira Films, one of the leading film distribution and production companies in Israel, as well as a Head of Treasury at the Ministry of Defence of Israel.
In 2016, the Israeli CFO Forum honoured Mr. Vinokur with its annual CFO Excellence award. Mr. Vinokur, a certified public accountant in the United States and Israel, holds a B.A. degree in Accounting and Economics (magna cum laude) from Haifa University and a M.B.A. degree (cum laude) from Tel Aviv University. Mr. Vinokur is also a graduate of Harvard Business School's Leadership Development Program.  

     
Doron Kerbel
- V.P. General Counsel & Company Secretary - 
Serves as General Counsel since July 2015. Prior to joining Magal Mr. Kerbel had served for more than eight years as legal counsel at Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT) Aerospace Division. Mr. Kerbel has extensive experience in advising on variety of commercial legal issues, M&A as well as  PFI and BOM projects, both locally and internationally.

Prior to his work in Elbit Systems, Mr. Kerbel had worked as an associate lawyer in M.Firon & Co. and as Senior Legal Counsel for International Law – at the Israeli Embassy to the Netherlands.
Mr. Kerbel holds a LL.B. degree from the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya and a LL.M. degree (with distinction) from the International Law School, University of Amsterdam.

     
Marc Holtenhoff
– General Manager Video Products - 
joined Magal-S3 Group following the Aimetis acquisition by the Magal-S3 Group Canadian subsidiary.  Mr. Holtenhoff has close to 20 years of leadership experience at successful, growth oriented technology companies. At Aimetis, Mr. Holtenhoff is responsible for the organization's corporate strategy, financial performance and overall growth. Prior to Aimetis, Mr. Holtenhoff was the CEO of California based 1GlobalPlace, Inc., an IT security company funded by Reuters €450 Venture Capital Fund. Previously, Mr. Holtenhoff held a variety of enterprise sales and marketing management positions at the Xerox Corporation. Mr. Holtenhoff holds a Master's degree in Business Administration and Economics from the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark and a Bachelor's degree from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

     
Yaniv Shachar
– General Manager Magal Israel - 
- Yaniv joined Magal in June 2015. Prior to Magal, he worked for five and a half years in Logic Industries Ltd. (a daughter company of AGT International) as Project, Program and Division Manager, leading large-scale homeland security projects and operations in the Middle East.

Prior to Logic, Yaniv served 17 years in the Israeli Navy.
Yaniv is a graduate of the Executive MBA program of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where he majored in integrative management. He also holds a BA in economics and communications from Haifa University.

     
Jeremy Weese P.Eng, Senior VP & COO – joined the company in 1999 in a design engineering role. During his tenure with the company Mr. Weese has moved through progressive levels of responsibility within the research and development department. Prior to taking the position of COO, Mr. Weese was responsible for the company’s product portfolio and research and development activities as VP of Engineering. Mr. Weese has served in his current role as Senior VP & COO since April 2016. Mr. Weese is a Professional Engineer and member of the IEEE. He holds a B.A.Sc degree in Computer Engineering (magna cum laude) from the University of Ottawa
    
Carlos García Almeida 
 - General Manager Latin America - 
joined Magal-S3 Group in February 2013 with more than 22 years of experience in the security market. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Garcia served as General Manager of Prosegur Mexico.  Prior to Prosegur, Mr. Garcia served in several leadership and general management roles in leading security organizations, among them UTC Fire & Security and Tyco Fire & Security.  Mr. Garcia holds a degree in Telecom Engineering and has successfully participated in various executive programs, including the Management Development Program (D-1) from the IPADE Business School.

     
James Quick
– Senior V.P. North America Sales - 
started with the company in 2010 with responsibility for sales in the North American region, including P&L responsibility for operations in the USA.  Prior to joining the company, Mr. Quick served for nine years as President of American operations for Japan based Optex Inc., a security sensor manufacturer.  There he was responsible for business interests in the Americas spanning from South America to Canada.   Prior to Optex, Mr. Quick worked in several leadership and general management roles both in industrial sales and private business ownership.  He holds a B.S. degree in Marketing Management with a minor in Finance from California Polytechnic University in Pomona, California.

     
Gord Loney
- V.P. APAC Sales -
joined the Magal-S3 Group in a sales role in 1995 when he was responsible for product sales in Canada, the Middle East and Africa, before assuming responsibility for strategic OEM accounts and the Far East.  During 2016 Mr. Loney was appointed as Vice President for Sales - Asia Pacific, under this role Mr. Loney is responsible for establishment of a company office in Clark Freeport Zone in the Philippines, from which he is leading a support and sales team to better serve the high growth Asian market.  Mr. Loney is an engineering graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada who served twenty-five years in the Royal Canadian Air Force.