Lumus Announces New Leadership to Spearhead New Focus. Names Ben Weinberger CEO, Dr. Shlomo Kalish Chairman
CEO Ben Weinberger and Chairman Dr. Shlomo Kalish to Transition Corporate Focus to Large-Scale Adoption
REHOVOT, ISRAEL, NOVEMBER 12, 2015
Lumus Ltd., an optics company known for its industry-leading wearable display technology, has announced two key executive appointments, the first step toward increasing its capacity to meet the growing demand of top-tier partners. Lumus partners leverage the company’s pioneering transparent display to develop products for the consumer, enterprise, and aviation markets.
Ben Weinberger joins Lumus as its new CEO, charged with expediting the company’s technology roadmap and development cycles, while ramping up production to meet mass-scale volumes. Hiring a new leadership team to execute these goals will be one of his first priorities. “I’m excited and honored to join Lumus at this critical time,” Weinberger says.
“Lumus is poised to accelerate the adoption of the wearable displays within the B2B and B2C markets with our unique enabling technology that combines the industry’s widest field of view with a sleek, natural looking form factor.”
Weinberger most recently served as deputy CEO at Essence, a provider of smart solutions for security and the home, and previously played a major role in the growth of Amdocs, where he filled executive positions for more than 20 years.
Industry-renowned venture capitalist Dr. Shlomo Kalish has been appointed Chairman of the Board, representing both Jerusalem Global Ventures and Vaizra Investments.
“As an early investor in Lumus I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing the team turn an innovative technological idea into a leading-edge product,”
says Kalish. “I’m excited to take the chairman’s seat to help Lumus actualize its potential in the exploding augmented reality market.” Kalish has a history of guiding companies to multi-billion dollar successes, including Galileo Technology, Mellanox, and QXL-Ricardo.
Lumus (http://www.lumus-optical.com) products enable the fusion of the digital and physical world, allowing businesses and individuals to maximize the potential of augmented reality and smart eyewear today.
Lumus has developed ground-breaking technology for see-through wearable displays via its patented Light-guide Optical Element (LOE) platform, serving market-leading producers of smart glasses and augmented reality eyewear. Lumus technology makes possible the only sleek, natural-looking form factor, wide field of view, and true see-through performance available today.