Global Management Team

Richard Klapholz
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 micro irrigation.

Richard has over 25 years of global sales, marketing and customer service management experience and has held several executive positions in the manufacturing and electronics industries.

Prior to joining Rivulis, Richard held a number of executive positions at Orbotech (recently acquired by KLA-Tencor), including President of a highly profitable $300 million business unit where he was also responsible for the global distribution network and three sophisticated R&D centers in Germany, Italy and Israel. Additional executive positions included a four-year tenure in Hong Kong as the President of the company’s largest 600 employee distribution arm in Asia Pacific, a three-year period as the General Manager of the company’s Sales and Customer Service subsidiary in Taiwan and a two-year role as the Vice President of Customer Service for all North American manufacturers.

Richard earned a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from 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.