"Caesarstone accomplishes its vision of excellence through its creative and sophisticated development platform, professional marketing, and with a lean and accurate operation, performing along a continuous market-trends review and maintaining the company's solid leadership".
Mr. Shiran has been our Chief Executive Officer since January 2009. Mr. Shiran also serves as the Chairman of Caesarstone Australia Ltd.(incorporated in 2008), Caesarstone South East Asia Ltd. (incorporated in 2009), Caesarstone Canada Inc. (incorporated in 2011) and Caesarstone USA Inc. (fully acquired by us in 2011).
Prior to joining us, in August 2008, Mr. Shiran established operations for a company wholly-owned by him in the textile industry. From January 2001 to August 2008, Mr. Shiran served as Chief Executive Officer and director of Tefron Ltd., an Israeli manufacturer of intimate apparel and activewear that was listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is currently listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. Between 2002 and 2006, Mr. Shiran served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alba Health, LLC, a U.S. affiliate of Tefron Ltd. that developed and manufactured textile products for the healthcare industry.
From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Shiran served as Chief Executive Officer of Technoplast Industries Ltd., an injection molding and plastic extrusion manufacturing company that was listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange.
Between 1989 and 1995, Mr. Shiran held different managerial positions in the building and electric infrastructures industries.
Between 2001 and 2008, Mr. Shiran served as Chairman and a director in several private companies. From June 2007 to December 2008, Mr. Shiran served as the chairman of the Textile Manufacturers Association of Israel.
Mr. Shiran holds a B.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering from Ben Gurion University, Israel and an M.B.A. from Bar Ilan University, Israel.