Rafi Matalon was nominated in January 2019 for VP & General Manager Marketing for the Aviation Group of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).
Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) is Israel’s aerospace hub for aviation technology in the delivery of state-of-the-art ground, air, sea, space, and cyber technologies and systems for both the defense and commercial markets. As a global aerospace leader, IAI’s Aviation Group is involved in all aspects of the aviation industry, from design and development, through engineering and manufacturing of aerostructures and complete aircraft, testing and certification. IAI’s Aviation Group provides under one roof the best-value, comprehensive maintenance services for aircraft, engines and components, including heavy maintenance, modifications, upgrades of commercial and military aircraft and the world leading house in passenger to cargo conversion with more than 45 years of experience.
He reports to Yosef (Yossi) Melamed – Executive Vice President (EVP) and GM – Aviation Group.
Rafi joined Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) in 1981. From 1981 to 2001 served in various positions in Engineering, Projects Management, sales and marketing. From 2001 he served as CEO of Aerohandling Ground Handling Services Company – a subsidiary of IAI for 7 years.
Before his last nomination Rafi was responsible for IAI/Military Group marketing in North America at IAINA for 5 years.
Rafi holds a Mechanical Engineering degree and Bachelor degree in Management and Economics from Tel Aviv University.