It is the birthright of every person in this world to enjoy the most basic human necessity of clean and pure drinking water, regardless of geographical location, skin color, or religious belief.
Mr. Mirilashvili, who serves as the president of Watergen, is a philanthropist who supports donatings to many worthy causes, improving and saving the lives of many around the world.
Mr. Mirilashvili is the visionary behind Watergen’s mission to provide clean and safe drinking water to every corner of the globe. He is actively involved in the development of Watergen towards spreading its revolutionary technology all over the world.
For more than 30 years, Mr. Mirilashvili has been leading and directing numerous business ventures all over the world in various fields ranging from real estate, healthcare, information technology, management, entrepreneurship, to media, agro-tech, innovation social entrepreneurship, sports, hi-tech, infrastructure and green technologies.
Mr. Mirilashvili devotes his time and resources to a broad spectrum of philanthropic activities, and has been chairing several renowned organizations around the world, including chairing the positions of the President of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress and of the Vice President of the World Jewish Congress.
In October 2017, he awarded former President George Bush the Isaiah Award on behalf of Keren Hayesod-United Israel Appeal for his economic, diplomatic and security cooperation with Israel while president. Dr. Mirilashvili himself received the same award in 2015. In years past, other recipients of the Isaiah Award also included former U.S. President Bill Clinton, late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin, and actress and producer Sharon Stone.
Mr. Rutman brings a breadth of technological knowledge with a decade serving as CTO in several large international companies. Simultaneously during the same 10-year time period he managed and directed the design and subsequent launch of various consumer products.
His expansive knowledge of international marketing, online marketing and UI/UX customization enables him to dispel a comprehensive and thorough analysis of market trends and product positioning across the globe.
Mr. Rutman graduated with a BsC in Computer Science from the University of Derby in England.
Roni Litinetsky leads Watergen’s sales around the world, bringing Watergen’s drinking water from the air to people everywhere.
As the VP of Sales, Mr. Litinetsky manages Watergen’s Sales team and a global distribution network with clients in diverse sectors such as business, government, defense, infrastructure, beverage, etc. Mr. Litinetsky represents Watergen in complex negotiations and has brought Watergen into new markets such as Japan, Australia, North Africa, Southeast Asia, Latin American, and more.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Litinetsky served as Chief of Staff to Watergen’s controlling stakeholder & President, and as Chief of Staff to the previous VP of Sales and Marketing. With his deep knowledge of Watergen’s technology and products and rich experience in the company, Mr. Litinetsky plays a critical leadership role in Watergen’s drive to solve the global drinking water crisis.
Before joining Watergen, Mr. Litinetsky served in various executive leadership roles in an Israeli leading lobbying firm, representing prominent Israeli and global firms from the world of hi-tech, finance, medical and media.
Mr. Litinetsky holds a B.A. in Communications, specializing in Political Marketing, from IDC, Herzliya.
Yossi Maman manages all the financial, accounting and taxation aspects of Watergen’s operations globally.
As CFO, Mr. Maman heads the finance team responsible for the preparation of all financial and tax reports for regulatory purposes. In addition, Mr. Maman manages Watergen’s cash-flow while maintaining and developing strong business relations with multiple financial institutions.
As part of the executive team, Mr. Maman plays an important role in determining Watergen’s growth strategy, as well as establishing sustainable processes and reinforcing the corporate governance.
Prior to his role at Watergen, Mr. Maman served as Executive Director at the financial firm, EY Israel where he managed multinational teams through various projects involving public and private companies – mainly IPOs and debt raising in multiple capital markets.
Mr. Maman holds a B.A. in Economics and Accounting from Bar-Ilan University, and he is a certified public accountant.
Erez Paz leads Watergen’s marketing team, and oversees the company expansion process and creates its global footprint. He passionately promotes Watergen’s unique patented technology and manages its game-changing brand among customers and distributors.
Mr. Paz has many years of experience in roles within major companies and he brings to Watergen an accumulation of experience and knowledge from the world of marketing, strategy-thinking, brand management and product innovation.
Mr. Paz served as CEO for Strauss Dairies, before moving on to the role CEO at Carmel Winery.
Prior to these two positions, Mr. Paz acted as VP of marketing for three iconic companies in the Israeli market – Partner Communications Company, Visa CAL Israel, and the Coca Cola Company.
Erez Paz is a holder of a BEng degree in Industrial Engineering from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, as well as an MBA in International Marketing from the University of Bradford, UK.
Dr. Ratner’s primary responsibility is the successful establishment and ongoing operations of the Water Technology Department for Watergen. The multi-dimensional area includes laboratory facilities and a regulatory and quality division which is tasked with ensuring Watergen compliance with the highest international water standards. His longstanding professional experience in applied research and product development are being applied at Watergen to continue to develop water-from-air technology solutions.
With proven leadership and management supervision, Dr. Ratner previously served as CTO at NanoAF and both R&D Director and Laboratory Director at Strauss Water. He was also Senior Researcher at Tosaf Compounds. Throughout his career, the outstanding analytical and multidisciplinary (engineering, chemical and microbiological) research skills he possesses have enabled him to develop and implement new water-related technologies. He has managed procurement elements, dealing with suppliers as well seek new commercial materials when needed. Working alongside Israeli safety authorities, he gained first-hand knowledge on safety and environmental regulations required by global bodies.
The author of 16 recognized works in scientific journals and publications from 2002-2016, Dr. Ratner also registered four water filter patents in 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016.
Dr. Ratner earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Plastics and Polymer Engineering Technology/Technician from Ukrainian State Chemical Technology University and Executive MBA in Investment and Management of Startups at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem where he previously obtained a Master’s Degree in Polymer Science and a Ph.D. in Composite Materials.
Chen Nechemia leads the technological research and development of consumer, commercial and automotive products at Watergen. Mr. Nechemia has led the Research and Development department for over a decade, and has been responsible for most of Watergen’s product launches in recent years.
Mr, Nechemia oversees the company’s team of talented engineers and developers who create the high-quality breakthrough products, using Watergen’s patented and award-winning technology.
Before joining Watergen, Mr. Nechemia held various key positions in companies from the water production technology industry. He was also employed in the R&D field in the industrial, automotive, and medical industries.
Watergen’s Vice President of Operations, leads the company’s specialized operational teams – Engineering & Quality, Production in all factories, Supply Chain Planning, Purchasing, PMO, and Aftersales Services– ensuring the smooth running of the overall process from start to finish.
Mr. Levy Lapides oversees the company’s team of talented engineers, project managers, quality experts, and supply chain experts who create high-quality breakthrough products using Watergen’s patented and award-winning technology.
Mr. Levy Lapides holds years of vast experience in the world of operations as senior director and VP in various companies. Before joining Watergen, Mr. Levy Lapides held various key positions in tech companies such as Orbotech and Comfort systems.
Elad Levy Lapides is an Industrial Engineer and holds a BSc. Degree.
Lilach Gilboa joined Watergen as Vice President Human Resources and member of the Management Team in January 2020. She brings to the company vast experience in recruiting, managing and optimizing human resources for global companies.
Prior to joining Watergen, Ms. Gilboa served as Global Head of Human Resources for Hazera Seeds, and Global Vice President Human Resources for Caesarstone Ltd, a post which she held for 16 Years. Early in her career, she served as Human Resources Manager, first at ECI Telecom’s IT Division, then at Comverse Technology’s R&D Division.
Ms. Gilboa holds an M.A. in Organizational Sociology from Tel Aviv University (2002) and a B.A. in Organizational Behavior Studies from The College of Management Academic Studies, Israel (1997).
As a CTO and VP of innovation, Mr. Dulberg leads the scientific researches, the inventions and the initiations of new technologies in the company’s industrial fields.
He oversees the talented inventors, researchers and the IP team in the Innovation Department, which keeps and plans the company’s technological advantage at the present and for the future.
Mr. Dulberg has being working in Watergen for more than a decade , has served as the CTO of the company for the last 8 years, and responsible for many of Watergen’s new technologies and IPs during this period.
Before joining Watergen, Mr. Dulberg had held various positions in some R&D industrial companies in which he gained lot of experience in practical and scientific fields, such as: Thermodynamics, Fluid-dynamics, Mechanisms design, Vibrations analysis, Hydraulics, Algorithmics and so.
He is a holder of Mechanical Engineering B.SC in Ben-Gurion University and a holder of Electrical Systems Engineering M.Sc.
Dan Clifford brings extensive international experience in multiple settings, in both public and private organizations, and consumer and industrial markets.
He served as President at Caesarstone North America.
Prior to that Mr.Clifford held senior positions at several global organizations including Whirlpool, Electrolux and Rexnord.
Mr.Clifford holds an Honors Degree in Political Science and Labor Law from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada.