We are committed to our customers; ensuring they reach their planned objectives. We do this by optimizing the performance and endurance of company products, from solution to integration, testing and operation, with hands-on support and direction from our team of project managers, physicists, engineers and technicians.
Our company culture encourages seamless cooperation between all teams, using their wealth of experience to create an atmosphere of excellence, enabling us to serve our customers at the very highest level, upholding flawless standards.
“To assist our customers’ platforms to perform successfully through the effective use of our inertial solutions, enabling them to precisely reach their desired targets.”
Dr. Arbel was appointed CEO of Cielo in January 2008 after previously serving as VP of Operations since the establishment of the company in 2005. Prior to Cielo Inertial Solutions, Dr. Arbel served as Production and Operations Manager at Chiaro Networks, leading several development projects, including the implementation and certification of the company for ISO9001-2000.
From 1996 to 2000, Dr. Arbel was a Senior Engineer at AspenTech, a consulting company to the chemical industry in Houston, Texas. In this capacity he installed Advanced Process Control applications in several refineries world–wide.
Dr. Arbel holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the Technion in Haifa, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from CUNY (City University of New York).
“Listening to our customers and working together, as partners, is the key for delivering high value to them.”
Dr. Amit Brandes brings to Cielo more than 20 years of business development and R&D experience in the defence industry. Prior to Cielo Inertial Solutions, he was a Business Unit Manager at Elbit Systems’ Elop division, working mainly in the international defence market. Before that he served in various engineering management roles in Elop, where he started his career in 1995. Dr. Brandes has vast background in inertial navigation and led the development of several such systems within Elbit.
Dr. Brandes holds a B.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering and B.A. in Mathematics, both from the Technion in Haifa. He holds a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. His Ph.D. research focused on the mathematics of inertial navigation systems.
“As VP Engineering I believe my job is essential in making sure that the Engineering department follows the goals defined by Business Development, effectively and efficiently.”
Itzik Engel has been Director of Engineering at Cielo Inertial Solutions since 2014. Upon joining the company in 2005, as a system engineer, he led several developments of Inertial Measurement Units and IMU sub-components. In 2018 he was appointed VP of R&D and Engineering.
Prior to Cielo Inertial Solutions, Itzik worked at Chiaro Networks as a development engineer, part of the team that developed a bio-sensor for nitride-oxide sensing. Itzik holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He earned his M.Sc. for research on Optical and Electrical Properties of Composite Structures of Porous Silicon.
“I believe in excellence. A little progress every day goes a long way towards achieving this goal.”
Arik Kochanovski has been VP Operations at Cielo since January 2019. He joined us from HP Indigo, a market leader of the digital printing market where he served as a Worldwide Supplies Manufacturing Manager and KG Site Manager. Prior to HP Indigo, Arik served as VP of Production and Operations in Chiaro Networks. During this period, Arik built up the Operation Teams and infrastructures in Israel together with the USA team. Previously, Arik served as VP of Operations at Shelcase, a semiconductor startup in Jerusalem, and served as Industrial Engineer in Intel fab8 and US Intel plants.
Arik holds a B.Sc. and MBA in industrial Engineering from the Technion in Haifa.
“My vision is to help all talents in our team reach their full potential, feel challenged and proud of their role and contribution to Cielo’s success.”
I have 17 years of experience in employee and managerial development, overseeing teams in a multicultural environment. I believe my diverse background brings significant value to my sensitive and important mission.
Dikla Yonatan Katsav joined our team as HR Director in October 2020. Prior to Cielo she served as talent development lead and HRBP in a global start-up, Employment Project Manager at the JDC and as Area Director at Manpower.
Dikla holds a BA in Business Management from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an M.B.A degree from the College of Management Academic Studies. She is also certified as a Management Coach.
Originally serving Cielo as Finance Controller, Dov represents and supervises all aspects of the company’s internal and external finance and accounting. Beyond his careful consultation on pricing projects and systems for customers, he also delivers regular financial analyses to the company’s board of Directors and management team.
Before joining Cielo in 2014, Dov spent four years at KPMG providing audit and general accounting services for a range of local and international clients in the hi-tech industry.
He is a member of the Israel Institute of Certified Public Accountants and holds an MBA from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in financial management.
“I strive to achieve quality habits in the company, so that our quality level is not dependent on external factors.”
Avi Hofi joined Cielo in 2016 as Quality Assurance Manager. Before Cielo, he held several positions in aviation programs at Israel Aerospace Industries where he was QA Manager for the in manufacturing programs for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II Wings, F-16 Wings and Bell V-280 Valor Nacelle. Avi is a certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence and Quality Engineering from the American Society for Quality. He also holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering & Management, from Ariel University.