ScoutCam Appoints Aerospace Industry Veteran Jacob Avinu as Senior Vice President of Product Portfolio

OMER, Israel, Jan. 05, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ScoutCam (OTCQB: SCTC), a leading provider of Predictive Maintenance (PdM) and Condition Based Monitoring (CBM) solutions, today announced the appointment of Jacob Avinu as Senior Vice President of Product Portfolio. In this role, Jacob will lead the development of ScoutCam’s visualization and AI platform, building relationships with customers in the PdM and CBM markets. ScoutCam’s advanced product portfolio includes video sensor-based solutions for critical systems in the aviation, transportation, and energy industries.

Mr. Avinu, 40, joins ScoutCam with more than 15 years of experience in development, operations, and leadership in a variety of industries, including aviation and aerospace. He joins ScoutCam from Elbit Systems, where, since 2018, he has led the advanced capabilities R&D group in helmet-mounted displays and sensors, a key segment within the company’s aerospace division. Before joining Elbit Systems, Mr. Avinu served for 6 years in the Israeli Air Force as a computer vision system engineer and commander of the electronic systems development group.

Mr. Avinu holds a Master of Science degree from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer-Sheva, Israel with a focus on electro-optical engineering. He earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Ort Braude College of Engineering in Israel. Mr. Avinu also studied practical engineering and electronics at the Israeli Air Force Academy.

"Jacob Avinu brings highly specialized engineering knowledge to ScoutCam, which will be invaluable to our team as we develop new solutions for the PdM and CBM markets," said Yehu Ofer, CEO of ScoutCam. "We will benefit from his track record of leadership and innovation at Elbit Systems. At ScoutCam, he will have new opportunities to apply his expertise in multi-spectral sensor fusion, AI and deep learning.” 

Mr. Avinu said the following: “I am excited by the opportunity to join ScoutCam and lead a talented, ambitious and innovative team of engineers and scientists. The Company’s product portfolio meets a growing need for critical industries, and I look forward to shaping our future product offering as we make it easier for maintenance and operations teams to monitor their most important assets using our innovative solutions.”

About ScoutCam

ScoutCam is pioneering the Predictive Maintenance (PdM) and Condition Based Monitoring (CBM) markets with its visualization and AI platform. Providing video sensor-based solutions for critical systems in the aviation, transportation, and energy industries, ScoutCam leverages proven visual technologies and products from the medical industry. ScoutCam’s unique video-based sensors, embedded software, and AI algorithms are being deployed in hard-to-reach locations and harsh environments across a variety of PdM and CBM use cases. ScoutCam’s platform allows maintenance and operations teams visibility into areas which are inaccessible under normal operation, or where the operating ambience is not suitable for continuous real-time monitoring.

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