Meet the Management
Saar Paz joined Astronautics IL in 2017 as a Senior Program Director and later as VP of Engineering. In 2018 he was appointed as the General Manager.
He brings over 20 years of experience in the aerospace market’s multidisciplinary technology development, engineering, and program management.
Before his role at Astronautics, he held several key management positions at Elbit Systems and RSL.
Saar holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion (Israel’s Institute of Technology). He served as an Israeli Navy SEAL officer.
VP of Marketing
Nir Itzhaky joined Astronautics IL in August 2007, serving two periods as the VP for Business Development and Programs. Between the two periods, Nir served for four years as the CEO of Isorad Ltd.
Nir worked for ten years in the IAI Aviation division as a Deputy Director for Avionics and as a Business Unit Manager in upgrade programs for military aircraft and helicopters.
In his military background, Nir served as a Fighter Pilot in the Israeli Airforce for 28 years (Lt. Col.)
Nir holds a B.Sc in Industrial Engineering & Management and M.Sc in Industrial Management from Ben Gurion University.
VP of Operations
Eran Katz joined Astronautics IL in 1997 as QA inspector at Operations.
Since 2002 he has worked as a System Engineer and since 2008 as a Program/Project Manager.
In 2018 Eran was promoted to VP of Operation in charge of Production, Quality Assurance, Purchasing, and Customer Service.
Eran brings over 25 years of experience in multidisciplinary technology development, system engineering, program management, and operation in the aerospace and industrial markets.
Eran has a B.Tech in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Ariel University and an M.Sc in Management of Technology specializing in System Engineering from HIT (Holon Institute of Technology). Eran also is a PMP® certified by the Program Management Institute.
VP of Human Resources
Lihi Tamari joined Astronautics IL in 2015 as a Human Recourses Manager and since 2017, as a VP of Human Resources.
Lihi is a seasoned human resources executive with over a decade of leading HR strategies in organizations, developing and managing HR infrastructure in various sized hi-tech and retail companies.
Lihi holds a BA Specializing in Financing & Information Systems from the College of Management and an MBA from Derby University in Israel.
VP of Finance
Meir Donnenfeld joined Astronautics in 1991, serving as the Company’s Controller and later as the VP of Finance.
Meir brings experience in Accounting, Financial Operations Management, Budgeting & Forecasting, Financial Planning, and Analysis & Taxes.
Meir is a CPA and holds a BA in Accounting and Economics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.