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Giora Shalgi

Giora Shalgi
Senior Research Fellow
g_shalgi@netvision.net.il

Giora Shalgi (born 11 December 1938), an Israeli engineer and Rafael CEO in 1998 - 2004.

Shalgi, born in Israel, served in 1956-1960 as an officer in the Israeli Ordnance Corps and completed his service as a captain. After his military service he studied for a degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Technion, where he graduated with honors in 1965. During his studies he began working as a Optoelectronics technician at Rafael, and played a role in the development of the Air-to-Air Missiles project. His work continued in various positions until 1976, while completing his master's degree in mechanics from the Technion (1971).

In 1976-1978 Shalgi studied Aerospace Studies at Stanford University. At his return to Israel he was appointed manager of Optoelectronics Department of Rafael ,a position he held until 1987, in which he was entrusted with the establishment of a center for technological excellence. Later he was appointed Vice President of Rafael and Manager of Missiles Division. While serving in the position until 1997, the Authority was under a severe crisis that prompted repositioning of the Division, that became a worldwide leader in its field scale and the main growing source of Rafael. After 12 years in the position he was appointed Vice President of Research and Development and shortly after the CEO of Rafael.

Shalgi was the head of Rafael in 1998 - 2004, during which the Authority has turned from an auxiliary unit of the Defense Ministry to a government company. Its sales increased by approximately 60% and its revenue by approximately $ 800 million. Six years later he retired from Rafael. In his years in the defense industry he was involved in the development of the Shafrir 2 missile and Python 3 missile and was a member of two Israel Defense Prize winners teams (1970 and 1978 respectively). For his role as head of Optoelectronics, he won the Bergman Award (1984). In 1991 he was awarded honorary membership by the SME (Society of Industrial Engineering) and in 2001 honorary member of the Israel Society for Quality.

Since 2005, Shalgi is engaged in various fields, some voluntarily, including: organizational consulting and quality management, memberships in professional committees and different boards and as a lecturer in academic circles. A member of the Coordination Committee for defense industries companies.

Documents Giora Shalgi produced in the framework of the Center for Industrial Excellence (Hebrew) :

1. The Draft Summary Report- Recommendations of the committee for empowering classical industries

2. Industrial Ecosystem of Large Israeli Industrial Companies- Case Study- Prof. Shlomo Maital, Dr. Gilead Fortuna, Giora Shalgi

3. Formatting Organizational Excellence- Rafael- Giora Shalgi

4. Exemplary Organizatios Project- goals, background and status- Giora Shalgi

5. Robotics Project- An Impression Summary- Giora Shalgi

6. Ziv Av Engineering model- Giora Shalgi

7. Leading Organizational Change- moving up north- Giora Shalgi

8. The non-defense contributions of the major defense industries- Giora Shalgi

 

Other Documents (Hebrew):

1. Israel-Sderot Conference- Cyber Education- Giora Shalgi

2. Choosing a Qualitative Technological-Scientific Track in High-School- Giora Shalgi

3. The Haifa bay port must be prioritized- Giora Shalgi

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Empowering the Classical Industry

Empowering the Classical Industry

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