Dr. Harel Primack
Dr. Primack is a signal processing expert with experience in leading R&D teams. With a PhD in physics, Harel has over 25 year of experience in algorithms development and vast experience in VP R&D and Chief Scientist positions.
PDP Technologies was founded officially on August 2014 by Yuval Levin, Moti Itzkovich, and Dr. Harel Primack. Currently funded by the Israeli Chief Scientist and Horizon Greentech Ventures Ltd. (an investment alliance by GE (Alstom) , Rotem industries Ltd. and Gefen Biomed Investments Ltd).
THE MARKET I The electrical grid – the infrastructure enabling the delivery of the generated electrical power to its users – is facing major revolution in recent years; "Smart Grid" – adding "smartness" and IoT technologies to the grid, among others, for increased availability, reliability, durability and decreased maintenance cost - is very high priority for utility operators worldwide.
PDP's product is targeted at the full diversity of electrical equipment in the grid – High Voltage and Mid Voltage alike: transformers, switchgears, and others. PDP Technologies, by implementing monitoring devices and analysis technologies is bringing the ability to shift the maintenance paradigm of electrical equipment in the grid to Condition Based Maintenance (CBM):
Increasing reliability and availability of power delivery to customers.
Decreasing the cost and management complexity of maintenance operation.
While some solutions exist today for the High Voltage equipment at the transmission substations level, PDP Technologies is bringing the health monitoring and prediction abilities also to the level of Mid Voltage
equipment that is installed at transformation facilities at the distribution part of the grid by DSOs (Distribution Service Operators) and Mid Voltage customers like large buildings, commercial facilities, industrial facilities, hospitals etc.
Co-founder and CTO
Moti Itzkovich (CTO) is a Senior executive with more than 20 years of experience in leading engineering and R&D positions in corporations and startups specializing in extensive technology oriented development. Moti holdes an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering.
Yuval Levin has a vast Experience in leading major international sales and business development activities.
With an M.Sc. & MBA, Yuval gained over 25 years’ experience in managing worldwide business operations in startups and large companies.
Dany Michaelis had been leading business development, sales and development for the past 23 years. Included in his CV are a 5 years work in Japan and a 1 year work in the US. In his last role he had been consulting the Israeli government and the private sector on project management and system engineering