Amos Michelson is Chairman of three high-tech startups and Director in an additional five high-tech companies in the areas of life sciences, energy, and Web 2.0. Mr. Michelson was CEO of Creo, Inc. from 1991 until Kodak purchased Creo for over C$1 Billion in May 2005. Prior to Creo, he was CEO of Opal Inc., a semi-conductor equipment company, and prior to this he was Chief Operating Officer of Optrotech Ltd., a developer and manufacturer of optical and imaging systems for the electronics industry.
Amos Michelson holds a Master of Business Administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. He is a past member of the Premier’s Technology Council and in 1999 was named “Entrepreneur of the Year”, along with Dan Gelbart, by Ernst & Young. In 2005, Mr. Michelson was named the ”BCTIA Person of the Year”, an award presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the technology industry during the year.