Meet The Team

Hanan Lepek

CEO

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More than 12 years experience in aerospace technologies, with more than 20 pending patents as lead inventor. Managed programs in the fields of robotics, cyber aviation, software simulations, aerial experiments and aircraft production line optimizations. Holds BSc Computer Engineering and MBA, Hebrew University, Israel

Ralph Breslauer

Executive Board Member

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Active Executive Board member, supporting Senecio with BizDev, marketing and negotiations. CEO Vertica (sold to HP), Board member Beeologics (acquired by Monsanto).  Over 30 years of experience in high-tech; Multiple C-level operating roles and board positions. 11 M&A transactions totaling over $2 billion.

Alex Tellez

Board Member

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Serial entrepreneur, executive and investor.  Co-founder and CEO of CELLIT (acquired by Aspect Software) and Neutralogistics (acquired by STG Logistics). Managing Director at Ocean Azul Partners. BSc Aeronautical Engineering from MIT.

Dr. Dan Strickman

Medical Entomology,

Advisory Board
 

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Ex-senior project officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and retired US Army Colonel. During his 22-year military career, Dr. Strickman had 3 deployments, to Honduras, Korea, and the Middle East. Received the Bronze Medal in 2011 from the U.S. EPA, the 2010 John N. Belkin Award from the American Mosquito Control Association, and the 2010 GreenGov Award from the Office of the President. His highest military medals were the Legion of Merit in 2005 and the Bronze Star in 2002. Dr. Strickman published 110 peer-reviewed papers and 12 book chapters.

Eyal Ben-Chanoch

Strategy & Business Dev.,

 

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Serial entrepreneur, executive and investor. Co-founded Fibertel, CELLIT Technologies, GreenovationLabs and Beeologics (acquired by Monsanto). Led Business Strategy at Monsanto and later at Bayer Crop Science; Active Chairman of Agrematch. BSc and MSc in Mathematics and Computer Science at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Prof. Rimon Arieli

Aerodynamics,

 

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Received the Israeli Defense Prize from the President of Israel for special contribution to the state of Israel.  World-renowned expert in aerodynamics and flow simulations.  Professor at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

ABOUT US

We are a group of experts coming from aerospace and defense, utilizing advanced technologies to make a difference in combating mosquito born diseases.

Our company name, same as the Senecio flower, expresses the release of the fragile mosquitoes to find their counterparts and create a better world for our children.

We value innovation, and try to challenge how things are done utilizing technology.

We have been working hard on aeronautic design, deep learning & Image processing, control and release systems and others, in order to try and solve some of the biggest challenges associated with controlling the number one killer of human beings.

We are confident we are on the right path, while the journey continues.

PARTNERS

  • Senecio and Dynamic Aviation Corporation mutually tested Senecio Aerial solution using DA King Air Aicraft.

  • Senecio is collaborating with non-disclosed health authorities on its automated monitoring & pooling technology

  • Senecio is collaborating with non-disclosed multiple sterile mosquito production entities around automated SIT

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