Sarine Appoints David Block as CEO

Tel Aviv: Sarine Technologies named David Block as its new chief executive officer after Uzi Levami stepped down for personal reasons.

Levami, 65, has been group CEO for eight years, a period in which he presided over dramatic growth and expansion, according to the company. He will continue serving as an executive director and as a director of all of Sarine subsidiaries. Sarine is a supplier of diamond-mapping equipment.

Block who will take over on May 1, has been the group’s deputy CEO and chief operating officer since 2012 and was previously deputy CEO and vice-president of sales and CEO of Sarine India.

“David has been key in the successful rollout of the Galaxy family of inclusion-mapping systems and the definition and initial positioning of the Sarine Profile and its components,” the company said. “With the launch of the group’s new technologies for automated grading of clarity and color, we are confident Mr. Block will lead the group to new growth in new markets.”