Big Picture – A Deep Dive Examination of Telit Communications PLC
Telit Communications PLC Snapshot
Telit Corporate Social Responsibility
As Telit continues to develop and provide ever-better technology and services in the Internet of Things sector, to a world-wide customer base, it also believes that it has a social responsibility to ensure that its business dealings are ethical. Telit works to promote a marketplace that does not tolerate social abuses or unethical business.
Code of Ethics
Telit’s Code of Ethics applies wherever Telit operates. Honest and ethical business dealings are central to Telit’s vision and strategy. Telit’s staff and business partners are expected to adhere to and promote these principles. It is this collective cooperation that can achieve a fairer marketplace and improve the conditions in which people live and work.
Anti-Bribery and Corruption
Telit takes seriously its commitment to do business with integrity, honesty and transparency. We take a ZERO-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption by implementing and enforcing effective systems to counter bribery. We are committed to acting professionally, fairly and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships.
Anti-Slavery & Human Trafficking Policy
Modern slavery is a crime that persists in various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person's liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain. We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.
Supply Chain Responsibility
Conflict minerals are natural resources extracted in a conflict zone and sold to perpetuate the fighting. The most commonly-recognized region producing these conflict minerals is the Democratic Republic of Congo and adjoining countries.
There are increasing international efforts to reduce trade in conflict minerals. Telit is part of this effort. Telit monitors whether the products and components supplied to it are conflict free and assists its customers to adhere to their conflict minerals policies.
Finance Director & Chief Corporate Development Officer
Yariv Dafna Finance Director
Mr. Dafna joined Telit in 2003 and took an active role in Telit's IPO on AIM in 2005 and in other fundraisings that the company undertook since then. In 2006, he was instrumental in the purchase of the M2M division of Bellwave (currently named Telit APAC) and the establishment of Telit Americas. Mr. Dafna took the position of group CFO from February 2007 to June 2012 and In July 2012, Mr. Dafna took the position of Corporate Development officer including responsibility for all the M&A activities in the Telit Group. In 2016 he was appointed the COO position with responsibility of all the operations and purchasing activities. In November 2017 he was appointed to the Board as Finance Director.
Mr. Dafna holds a BA in Business Administration and Accounting from the College of Management Academic Studies (Rishon LeZion, Israel), MBA from the Tel-Aviv University and he is a certified Public Accountant. Mr. Dafna began his professional career as an accountant at Deloitte Israel.
President Products & Solutions
Yossi Moscovitz President Products and Solutions
Mr. Yossi Moscovitz has been Chief Executive Officer of Automotive Solutions at Telit Communications PLC since March 25, 2016. He previously served as President of Telit Wireless Solutions for Telit Communications PLC. Mr. Moscovitz also served as Chief operating Officer and Head of the Data Products Business Division at Dai Italy for Telit Communications PLC.
Prior to working for Dai Italy, he was responsible for the management of the Data Products activity of Dai Israel. Before joining Dai Israel he was the Chief Executive Officer of Cell Data Ltd., an Israeli company engaged in the development and sales of data products utilising CDMA technology and the Chief Executive Officer of Microkim, an Israeli company operating in the field of wireless communications.
He holds a B.Sc.EE from the Technion, Israel's leading technological institute.
Carlos Perez - President of Sales
Carlos Perez joined Telit as Regional Sales Director for Iberia in July 2005. Since then he has held different positions in the sales department managing Southern America, France and Western Europe prior to be appointed as VP Sales Europe.
Carlos earned his degree in Telecommunications Engineering in 1996 at Universidad Politécnica of Madrid, and right after he joined Diode, one of largest Spanish distributors for electronic and computing components where he held different positions before managing the Electronic Business Unit. During his time in Diode he started the wireless department and signed distribution agreement with Wavecom.
During 2002 and 2003 he attended an executive MBA program at IE (Instituto de Empresa) in Madrid.
EVP Global Product Management
Manish Watwani – EVP Global Product Management
Manish is responsible for defining product vision, driving product strategies, and creating new products and services to maintain and deliver Telit’s strategic and business objectives.
Before joining Telit in 2016, Manish managed multi-mode wireless chipsets and service delivery platform products at Qualcomm. He successfully managed and oversaw the launch of number of commercial products including flagship handsets from Tier1 OEMs, based on Qualcomm chipsets. He was also instrumental in driving IoT and mobile broadband business. Manish also held several product marketing/ management positions with Motorola and Siemens.
Manish has over 20 years in the semiconductor and wireless infrastructure industry. He has successfully managed and commercialized chipsets, software platforms and infrastructure products. Manish has a bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications from the Delhi College of Engineering and has an MBA in Strategic Management, Marketing and Finance from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.
President Strategic Partnerships
Fred Yentz President IoT Platforms
Fred Yentz joined ILS Technology, a Telit company, as senior vice president and chief operating officer in January 2007, bringing with him more than 20 years industry experience in the technology solution market. Prior to ILS Technology, Fred Yentz served as Vice President and General Manager of RadiSys Corporation, a leading provider of embedded solutions for the telecommunications, enterprise data, medical equipment and the industrial automation marketplaces. While at RadiSys Corporation, Fred served in many capacities including the oversight of World Wide Sales, Marketing, Professional Service, and Business Development in addition to General Manager of Enterprise, Communication and Commercial operating divisions. Fred also worked for IBM where he held various positions with responsibility for Engineering, New Business Development and Management.
Mr. Yentz is named as an inventor on two U.S. patents and has received IBM’s First Level Plateau Invention Achievement Award. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), National Science and Technology Education Program (NSTEP), and is chairman of the Industry Advisory Board for Florida Atlantic University's College of Engineering. Mr. Yentz holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University (1988), a Master of Business Administration (1996) from the University of Miami, and a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (1997) from the University of Miami.
VP Human Resources
Sharon Arad-Tzuk – VP Human Resources
Sharon Arad-Tzuk joined Telit in October 2018 as the global VP HR. Prior to joining Telit, Mrs. Arad-Tzuk served 18 years in several HR roles in TEVA Pharmaceuticals, one of the leading Pharmaceuticals company.
In her last role she served as VP HR Business Partner for the API Business of TEVA Pharmaceuticals.
Prior to TEVA, Mrs. Arad-Tzuk served as HR Manager and Recruitment Leader for several High-Tech companies.
Mrs. Arad-Tzuk holds B.A. in Social Working from University of Haifa and has earned certifications in HR Senior Management, Mentoring, Coaching and Mediation.
Compliance Officer & Company Secretary
Shiri Miller Compliance Officer
Ms. Miller is the Compliance Officer and Deputy General Counsel of the Telit Group.
Ms. Miller holds a BA in English Literature and Pre-Medicine from Barnard College of Columbia University in New York.
After obtaining her BA in New York, Ms. Miller studied law in London, becoming a Solicitor of England and Wales (non-practicing).
Ms. Miller is also a member of the Israeli Bar and has worked as a corporate and commercial lawyer at a number of law firms in London and Israel, before joining Telit.
SVP Business Solutions
Gal Olshinka - VP Product Management IoT Services
With more than 20 years of experience in technology management roles, Gal Olshinka oversees Telit’s IoT Services Product Management, Technical Support, and Business Operations. He is responsible for product management and delivery across Telit’s IoT Services portfolio; which includes IoT Platform, Industrial IoT/Factory Solutions, and IoT Connectivity.
Gal has served in several leadership roles for Telit since joining the company in 2011 as one of the founders of the Services BU.Gal holds a degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Tel-Aviv University.
Chief Financial Officer
Eran Edri CFO
Mr. Edri is CFO of Telit since July 2012. He joined Telit in 2008 as CFO EMEA and North America. Prior to Joining Telit, Mr. Edri served for 8 years as Finance director and CFO in Vigilant technology Ltd., AIM listed company specialized on Intelligent IP Surveillance and Security Solutions and lead the company to a successful IPO in 2005. Prior to this Mr. Edri served as a controller, in Harel Group, a dynamic investment company traded on Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange.
Mr. Edri holds a LL.M from Bar Ilan University and B.A. in Economics & Accounting with distinction from Ben Gurion University and is a certified Public Accountant. Mr. Edri began his Career as an accountant at BDO, Ziv & Haft firm.
CTO & EVP Global R&D
Sandro Spanghero EVP Products and Solutions
Mr. Sandro Spanghero in Executive Vice President for Product and Solution team in Telit, with responsibility for Global R&D, PM and Quality.in current position he reports to the President of P&S team. He has been Senior Vice President of Global PM at Telit Communications PLC since March 25, 2016. Mr. Spanghero served as Senior Vice President of Global R&D at Telit Communications PLC from 2007. Mr. Spanghero joined Telit in 1997 and was responsible for the RF Project. In 2002, he was appointed to lead the technical direction of R&D in Trieste driving the development of GSM oriented products. During this period he guided the conversion of R&D into the M2M Development. In 2007, he was appointed as Vice President of Global R&D coordinating the R&D teams in Trieste, Seoul and Cagliari. Prior to Telit, he spent 10 years in educational sector. He has a degree in Electronic engineering for Telecommunications at the Trieste University.
SVP Software & Services
Alon Segal CTO
Alon Segal is responsible for the technology roadmap and product strategy. He is a visionary technologist and Entrepreneur with global work experience. Throughout his career he has held senior technical roles that contributed to business growth and leading edge innovation. Prior to joining Telit Alon was the Chief Product Officer and co-founder of Zoeticx, a ground breaking SaaS middleware solution that turns healthcare IT into an active environment, where patient medical information reaches out for providers’ attention.
Alon served as Vice President of Portfolio Product Management at Amdocs (NYSE:DOX) a $3B Telecom billing giant where he was responsible for the overall product portfolio roadmap and alignment. He was founder and CEO at Telespree Communications, a leading enabler of cloud-based wireless data services (Acquired by Evolving Systems). Prior to Telespree, Alon worked at Electronics For Imaging (NSADAQ:EFII) as a General Manager for Production Printing Systems, EFI's most profitable business unit. Alon has authored and been granted multiple patents, and his industry efforts have been recognized throughout his career as a recipient of numerous awards. Alon received an MBA in Finance and Operations Research from Tel Aviv University and a B.Cs Cum Laude from Technion (Israel Institute of Technology).
Chief Operating Officer
Itzik Molcho COO
Itzhak brings more than 25 years of executive business management experience in multidisciplinary business and technological environments. Before joining Telit, he was co-founder and chairman of SOMETHING3D LTD, a technological company in the sector of polymer desktop 3D printing. He was also acting as a business coach and advisor for other companies.Mr. Molcho has also held CEO positions at METCO LTD (Middle East Tube Co., an Israeli public company) and AROMOR Flavors & Fragrances LTD. Earlier in his career, he has held positions as VP Operations/Development/Merchandising at ALONY LTD (construction finishing materials and products), MVT LTD (Multi Vision Technologies), ELGO Irrigation LTD.
He holds B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from The Technion, Israel. Mr. Molcho is also a Lieutenant Colonel, IDF, Reserve Duty (Ordnance Corps).
Significant shareholders (3% and more) as at 20 February 2018:
No. of Shares
Run Liang Tai Management Limited 18,301,129 14.00%
Oozi Cats 16,733,470 12.80%
Lazarus Management Company LLC 6,667,173 5.10%
Lagoda Investment Management, L.P. 6,306,303 4.82%
Allianz Global Investors GmbH 5,839,508 4.47%
Davide Renato Ugo Serra 5,593,465 4.28%
Senvest Management, LLC 4,999,067 3.82%
Norges Bank 4,270,000 3.27%
Telit, 7th Floor
90 High Holborn
Telit Communications S.p.A.
Via Stazione di Prosecco, 5/B
I - 34010 Sgonico (Trieste), Italy
Tel. +39 040 4192 111
Fax +39 040 4192 333
Sales, Technical Support & Marketing
Tel. +39 040 4192 200
Fax +39 040 4192 289
Telit Wireless Solutions Inc.
3131 RDU Center Drive, Suite 135
Morrisville, NC 27560, USA
Tel. +1 888 846 9773 or +1 919 439 7977
Fax +1 888 846 9774 or +1 919 840 0337
Telit Wireless Solutions do Brasil
Rua Cunha Gago, 700 - cj 81
São Paulo - SP, 05421001, Brazil
Tel. +55 11 2679 4654
Fax +55 11 3031 5051
Telit Wireless Solutions Co., Ltd.
12th Fl., Shinyoung Securities Bld.
34-12, Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu
Seoul, 150-884, Korea
Tel. +82 2 368 4600
Fax +82 2 368 4606