The Israel Manufacturers Association honored three of its most accomplished industrialists at the 30th annual IMA Award ceremony in Tel Aviv Wednesday evening.
The Zvi Zur prize was given to Michael Federman, Chairman of defense contractor Elbit Systems, for representing Israel's standing as a world power through his industrial vision in hi-tech.
The Yosef Segol prize was presented to Ofer Gilboa, general manager of Polgat Textiles for his strategic achievement in bringing Bagir Ltd. and Polgat Textiles out of crises. The two groups merged this year.
Finally, Yosef Barnea, an executive member of industrial gas supplier Oxygen and Argon Works Ltd., received the Hilda and Dr. Richard Strauss Award for promoting industry in Israel.
The awards were presented by President Moshe Katsav.