Mr. Factor has led BIRD Aerosystems Ltd. as Co-CEO, since co-founding the company in 2001.
As such, he oversees the company’s growth strategy and worldwide business development, as well as its marketing, commercial, finance and subsidiary management. He has been responsible for the continuous growth of the company over the past two decades, including the M&A process with FIMI Opportunity Funds in 2018.
In taking the lead of the business development his work has included establishing companies in various countries and expanding global corporate partnerships, while his background in innovation and engineering has enabled him to lead the development of BIRD's advanced technologies and systems that are used to protect aircraft, maritime and ground borders and land-based and strategic facilities around the world.
Mr. Factor has dozens of patents registered in his name in the fields of lasers, jammers, radars and detectors. His decades of experience include working with Avionics and leading the end-to-end development and implementation of airborne EW systems.
Prior to founding BIRD, Mr. Factor was leading the developing the South African Rooivalk attack helicopter, responsible for the complete helicopter's Human Machine Interface as well as the system integration and testing of the helicopter's weapons, avionics, visionics and EW systems.
Mr. Factor also brings deep operational know how gained from his significant exposure to innovation within the military as a helicopter combat pilot.
Beyond is roles at BIRD, Mr. Factor also serves as Chairman of the Board and board member at several companies. He holds a bachelor of science degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Ben-Gurion University, and served many years as an attack helicopter pilot in the Israeli Air Force.