Management Team

Management Team

Aspect Imaging’s management team brings extensive experience in the development and commercialization of technologies and products for both research and clinical setting. The management team leads Aspect Imaging’s innovation in the MRI and NMR medical, pre-clinical and advanced industrial markets globally.

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Uri Rapoport

Founder, President & CEO

Aspect Imaging’s Founder, President and CEO, Uri is responsible for the day-to-day management of the company, along with long-term technology and growth strategy. He is a recognized expert in permanent magnet technology, as well as being an entrepreneur with proven and ongoing success in introducing and commercializing a variety of technological innovations. Uri founded and led several Israeli and US companies in the fields of NMR and MRI, two of which were then sold to US corporations. He holds multiple worldwide and US patents in the fields of NMR, MRI, and GPS.

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Peter Bendel, PhD

Chief Technology Officer 

Peter is Chief Technology Officer at Aspect Imaging and leads the company’s platform technology initiatives, in addition to creating new technology opportunities which maintain Aspect’s competitive advantage. Peter is also a member of Aspect Imaging’s Scientific Advisory Board. Previously, Peter was a Senior Staff Researcher at the Weizmann Institute of Science, where he was the Director of the NMR and MRI facilities in the Department of Chemical Research Support. He brings over 30 years of experience in the field of MRI, having worked as R&D Physicist at Elscint, Visiting Scientist at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, and in the Corporate Research Laboratory of ExxonMobil. Peter has authored over 60 scientific papers and has been awarded several patents in the field of MRI. His publications can be viewed at: pubmed-logo

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Ziv Avni

EVP Global Operations & Products

Ziv is responsible for leading the Global Service and Engineering departments. This role includes customer technical support and install base management. The engineering department’s role is to manage the New Product Introduction (NPI) process and sustain product engineering. Ziv brings 15 years of experience in multi-disciplinary hi-tech companies, in the fields of engineering, hardware and product development, in addition to running service operations in various industries. Before joining Aspect Imaging, Ziv managed the Global Service Operations of Nova Measuring Instruments, supporting the company subsidiary accounts and worldwide customers. Prior to that, Ziv spent 4 years as Nova’s Engineering manager, establishing NPI and other cross-organizational collaborative processes. Ziv holds a BSc in Electronics and an MBA from the Open University of Israel.

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Israel Citron

VP Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs

Israel is VP Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs at Aspect Imaging and joined the company in June 2014. Israel is responsible for Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance activities related to all product lines of Aspect Imaging. This includes medical, pre-clinical and industrial applications of the company’s compact high performance MRI and NMR systems. Before joining Aspect Imaging, Israel was Senior Site QARA Manager at GEHC in Israel for 8 years, with responsibility for cardiovascular ultrasound systems developed and manufactured in Israel as well as supervising other GEHC sites in Israel and Europe. Prior to this, Israel was QARA Director at Biosense Webster Israel, a J&J company, for 4 years, specializing in cardiovascular EP mapping systems and catheters. Israel holds a MSc and BSc in Electrical Engineering from the Technion MTI, and an MBA in Operations Research from Tel Aviv University.

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Yaki Keinan

CPA, Finance Director

Yaki is Director of Finance for Aspect Imaging. Prior to joining the company he worked in the financial department of Tadiran Holdings Ltd. Here his extensive responsibilities included managing the accounting department, preparing the quarterly and annual financial statements for the company and its subsidiaries, as well as tax reports, ISOX implementation and monitoring. Yaki holds a BA in Accounting and Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Drorit Pearl, Adv.

Human Resources Director 

Since joining the company in 2013, Drorit has been responsible for all employment and benefit matters. She is the first point of contact for all staff-related issues, from operational, financial and strategic perspectives. As general counsel Drorit is involved in the supervision and coordination of legal matters in the company.
Drorit brings a wealth of managerial and public service experience and extensive knowledge in all aspects of Israel employment and benefit laws. Drorit was Director of the Planning and Evaluation Division of the Jewish Agency for Israel, a Jewish Agency Emissary in London and the General Manager of Kibbutz Naan. Prior to joining Aspect, Drorit worked as an attorney at Asher Heled & Co.
Drorit graduated from the Ono Academic College Law School and was admitted to the Israeli Bar in 2008. She also holds a Master’s degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is an authorized mediator.

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