Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. announced recently the appointment of Brigadire General (Res.) Pini Yungman, to the position of Executive Vice President and Head of the company’s Air Superiority Systems Division.
Yungman is replacing Yosi Druker who is retiring from Rafael after s long career serving in various significant positions, including his last position as Head of Rafael’s Air Superiority Systems Division.
Yungman (56 years old), is an Information Systems Engineer. He joined Rafael in 2005 and has served as Head of the David’s Sling Program and most recently as Head of Rafael’s Missile Defense Systems Directorate. This Directorate is responsible for systems such as David’s Sling, Iron Dome, Air-to-Air missiles (Derby & Python) and others.
Rafael’s CEO, Major General Yoav Har-Even (Retd) stated that Yungman brings with him a great deal of experience and knowledge of the Division’s activities, and he is convinced of Yungman’s ability to lead the Division and carry out its national goals and marketing objectives.
Har-Even thanked Yosi Druker for his many years of service to Israel’s Defense establishment and to Rafael, and noted the numerous important projects Druker was involved in, most notably Iron Dome, for which he received the Israel Defense Award.
The new appointment will take effect in summer 2017.