Chief Executive Officer
Richard Klapholz became the Chief Executive Officer of Rivulis in May 2014 and during this time has transformed Rivulis into a world leader in agriculture irrigation. Under Richard’s leadership, Rivulis successfully transitioned to become a Temasek company with a strong focus on sustainability.
Prior to joining Rivulis, Richard has held several executive positions in the manufacturing and electronics industries. During his 16-year tenure at Orbotech (which later on became a KLA company), Richard served as the President of a highly profitable $300 million business unit, the President of the company’s largest 600 employee distribution arm in Asia Pacific (based in Hong Kong), the General Manager of the company’s Sales and Customer Service subsidiary in Taiwan and the Vice President of Customer Service of the company’s North American operations (based in Boston).
Richard earned a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Tel Aviv University and an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau. He is also the author of a book on sales management and a book on customer service.