Asaf Kloner is a 20-year veteran in production, supply chain management, and finance. Prior to UPPRO, Asaf was co-CEO of Biometrix, a global medical device company (part of Degania Medical Group). In his 15-year career at Biometrix, Asaf previously held the roles of COO and CFO, including having held responsibility for the operations of production sites worldwide. Asaf enjoys competitive sports including soccer and loves traveling and hiking. Starting his career in finance, Asaf holds B.A. degrees in Economics and Accounting, an M.B.A in Business Management, and also holds a CPA.
Naomi Barazani leads the company’s day-to-day operations, including its rapidly growing, global service provider business, logistics services, alliances and channels, industry strategy, corporate development, marketing, and commercial operations. Naomi has managed business development, consulting and engineering teams for 13 years. Prior to joining UPPRO, Naomi served as executive Vice President of Business Development for a leading a multi-million dollar sales and services business unit that achieved record revenue and margins during her tenure. During her spare time, Naomi enjoys lending a hand to local city council committees that promote the status of women and support higher educational opportunities for residents based on volunteerism. Naomi has a law degree(L.L.B), is a professional mediator, and is completing a master’s degree in Conflict Management, Resolution and Negotiation.
Omer Dvir is Vice President of Customer Success at UPPRO. He has overall responsibility for the customer interface and all customer site teams and the reliably excellent service UPPRO customers rely upon. Omer is focused around creating business value out of putting UPPRO customers first with adaptable and customized professional services. Omer has managed world-class sales, consulting and engineering teams for nearly 25 years, with a focus on customer transformation. Omer joined UPPRO from an innovative semiconductor company where he was Manager of Global Strategy. Prior to that, Omer was an area manager at Intel where he interfaced with the Global Procurement team for more than 10 years. Early in his career, Omer laid the foundation for delivering reliably excellent service by setting up global teams for success as Project Manager in Uganda responsible for a diverse array of water preservation and agriculture projects. Omer holds a B.A. in Economics, a B.S. in Agricultural Sciences, and a Master’s degree in Business Management.
As chief financial officer at UPPRO, Sharon is responsible for leading the company’s global finance organization reporting directly to the CEO, Asaf Kloner. With fifteen years of major accounting firm experience in Israel, Sharon served major customers in a variety of industries. Sharon is a technology junkie and also enjoys mentoring early-stage entrepreneurs to help them build solid financial foundations for their companies. Sharon received a BA in Accounting and holds a CPA.
Caitriona is responsible for all operational activity in Ireland. Primarily, she implements the Vendor-Managed Inventory of a large Ireland-based customer. Caitriona manages a large team providing reliable excellence and resource availability. Caitriona has worked in the semiconductor industry for the past 20 years and continues to be responsible for handling the areas of strategic planning, supplier management/review, contract management/performance, analytical procurement, cost benefit analysis, inventory management, project management, analysis of forecast accuracy/trends, monitoring budgetary performance to plan, sourcing and contract negotiation. Caitriona enjoys running as a hobby. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry.
Kari is the US Regional Manager and responsible for all operational and customer facing activities for a large US-based customer. Kari manages a team of people residing both in OR and AZ that are responsible for providing exceptional supply chain management and customer service support. Kari brings a wealth of knowledge to the team with over 20 years of experience in supply chain in the semiconductor industry and is responsible for ensuring a robust and agile supply chain for all US based customers. She also handles supplier management, inventory management, budgetary performance, sourcing and contract negotiation. Kari enjoys cooking as a hobby. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marketing.
Amir Yaffe serves as UPPRO’s Vice President of Operations
Amir Yaffe has over 20 years of senior managerial experience in the fields of Global Operations, Supply Chain and Delivery Management. Prior to joining UPPRO, Amir served in various operational managerial roles in public companies such as Ceragon (CRNT) and Gilat (GILT), leading highly complex global supply chains and reverse logistics. Amir specializes in Global Inventory Planning, Supply Chain Management, Reverse Logistics and Cost Management, and brings extensive experience and knowledge in IT systems and systems integration.
Amir holds an MBA (cum laude) from Tel-Aviv University and a B.A. (cum laude) in International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem
Jason is the China UPPRO-KVL General Manager and responsible for all operational and customer-facing activities for China customers. Jason has worked in the semiconductor industry for the past 25 years: over 11 years in semiconductor factory equipment technology and over 14 years working with suppliers. He has extensive experience in semiconductor equipment retrofit, refurbishment, relocation project management, and factory technology outsourcing service business. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.