Shemesh Automation Appoints New CEO

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Shemesh Automation, a premier global manufacturer of packaging machinery and industrial automation appliances, today announced the appointment of Shai Shemesh as Company CEO, succeeding his father, Eli Shemesh who remains as the Company’s President.

Shai Shemesh officially joined Shemesh Automation in 2013 as Managing Director to lead the Company’s Global Expansion out of London after leaving a Deutsche Bank Bonds Trading position in the City of London. He has an MBA from New York Stern School of business and an LL.M. (magna cum laude) from Tel-Aviv University.

Eli Shemesh, the Company’s founder and former CEO on the appointment: “in the five years since Shai has joined the business the company has more than quadrupled in size – a staggering achievement few believed possible. Shai brings an array of skills and acumen from his previous role as an investment banker as well as considerable experience as corporate lawyer to the business. In doing so, Shai has also brought positive human capital diversification to an otherwise dominant engineering & high-tech driven mindset environment. He has a healthy appetite for risk as well as the vision and charisma a true leader really needs. Based on our substantial growth and success since Shai has joined the family business, I could not have been happier with this decision – both as a father and business-wise”.

Shai Shemesh also commented: “The Company’s Leadership Succession and Transition Plan is an ongoing process and today’s appointment is an important milestone in that Plan’s execution”. Shai also added that “While I was more focused on alternating between the finance, business development, marketing or strategy deliverables in my earlier years at the business, I see my main focus going forward as building teams that work fast and learn faster, combining a constant sense of urgency and great passion for the job and our vision. I strongly believe that I already have some of the smartest, strongest, and most determined leaders in the industry on my teams today”.

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About Shemesh Automation:

With over 30 years in the industry, Shemesh Automation is a global leader in the high-end packaging and assembly machinery and industrial automation appliances manufacturing arena. The family-owned business supports almost 2,000 assets in over 30 countries around the world. Its nonwovens arm, Shemesh Automation Wet Wipes ( is a global pioneer in nonwovens downstream packaging equipment with cutting-edge technology positioned at the very forefront of the industry.

Shemesh is represented in 13 countries around the world with offices in the US, UK, France and Israel. Its London-based office coordinates global sales and marketing operations and its Israeli office managing research, development and engineering innovation. Shemesh’s unique combination of UK customer-centric service with an Israeli high-tech mentality to push the technical boundaries, plus the use of tried & tested parts from German manufacturers has greatly contributed to its success. The US market is served by a 43,055 square-foot office in Green Bay, Wisconsin, home to a Demo Center, 24 Hour Service and Parts Center and a large US installed base of packaging machines.

We don’t see Shemesh as a company that builds just cutting-edge machinery, we want to become your partner of choice for long and successful cooperation. “Let us build your vision” is not just our slogan, simply put, this is what we do, day in and day out!

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Roni Levi
Marketing Director
Shemesh Automation
Telephone: +972.355.099.46