Michael (Mickey) Chen
Mickey Chen has held varied positions within several high technology companies over the last 20 years. He brings 20 years’ experience working in the Hi-Tech industries for International companies. He have been member of the Executive Management team responsible for the development, marketing and selling highly innovative, disruptive technologies in the cleantech space and advanced Electro-Optic systems in the Defense market.
Manage large multidisciplinary global cross functional teams of R&D, engineering, Operations, Marketing and Business Development of multi-million dollar projects in complex leading edge technologies in the defense industry. Establish wide-scale, sophisticated production lines and offshore service and support centers.
Negotiate, finalize and implement business contracts and agreements with major vendors and subcontractors worldwide.
Professional highlights include the following:
CEO at Seraphim Optronics Ltd. which specializes in electro-optical\Radar integrated solutions for Short – Medium ranges for HLS, Border Protection, Critical infrastructure protection and Special\Tactical Forces systems for covert surveillance in defense, military, paramilitary and civilians markets.
Prior to that, he led as Senior Director the AFV’s & Opsonic Warfare Systems Business Unit at ELOP the Electro-Optic division at Elbit systems. The Business Unit led the developing and marketing all Electro-Optics solutions for Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFV). He manage the BU with escalated global revenues from $40M USD to $100M USD in four years.
Mickey served as the VP Operations at Atlantium Ltd. – a startup company, in advanced start up stage designs, builds and sells innovative water disinfection technologies for industrial and municipal clients worldwide.
At that stage he led the company cost reduction by re-design the products and manufacturing and achieve over 40% reduction in 18 months.
For 8 years Mickey as a senior Program Manager at ELOP, managed all aspects of the development of a large-scale, unique, sophisticated electro-optical system.
Mickey holds a B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering from Tel-Aviv University (TAU), Israel and MBA from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Mickey loves to run (long runs) everywhere he gets, cycling (road cycling) and hold a level 3 Certificate in Paragliding. Interested in Music and Economics.