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The Greenkote management team
and board

Executive Management


Mark J. Gore, PhD,
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Mark joined Greenkote in 2012 in his current role. Prior to joining the company he served in business leadership and development roles for advanced coating technologies and materials in the oil/gas, semiconductor, data storage, steel and battery markets. Dr. Gore holds a Ph.D. in Metallurgy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BS in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.

James Thomson, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director

Jim has been Chief Financial Officer of the company since 2007 after serving in the same capacity at IPC. In November 2011 he became Chief Operating Officer of Greenkote’s operations in North America. He has served in senior financial positions at a variety of companies including Arthur Andersen, BP Coal and Teledyne. He is a CPA and received a BS in Economics and Accounting from Miami University, Ohio, and earned an MBA in Finance and Planning from Xavier University in Cincinnati.

Itzhak Rozentul, Chief Technology Officer

Itzhak co-founded Greenkote in 1999 and co-developed the Greenkote thermal diffusion and thin powder topcoat technologies. His extensive engineering experience in Russia and Israel includes development of special processes for renovation and protection against wear for power station equipment and metallurgical engineering of blades for jet engines. Mr. Rozentul holds an MSc in Physical Metallurgy from the Polytechnic Institute of Leningrad.

Daniel Riter, Director of Engineering

Dan has more than 35 years of experience in materials and applications systems in the coatings industry. Mr. Riter’s expertise focuses on electro-coating, metal plating, diffusion coatings and phosphating technologies. He has managed coating projects in nine countries in the past 15 years, with responsibility for eight major coating line installations. He holds an Applied Science and Technology degree in Chemical Engineering from Lafayette College.

Non-Executive Board


Victor Segal,
Chairman and Non-Executive Director

Victor joined Greenkote’s Board as Chairman in October 2006. He retired from the merchant bank Singer & Friedlander in 2000 after 32 years. He headed the bank’s international finance and loan syndication department and in 1983 he pioneered the secondary market in trading of third world financial assets. Mr. Segal has been active in assisting start-up companies since 2000 and is currently chairman of Supercart PLC and Sterling Trade Finance. He holds an MA in Law from Oxford University and practiced as a solicitor.

Robert Hayim, Non-Executive Director

Bob has participated as Non-Executive Director since 2005. He is a managing director of Charles Street Securities, a private equity portfolio investment advisor. Mr. Hayim has been involved in several start-up technology businesses and financial technology organizations, including E-Vote, Thomson Financial, Data Source Limited, Financial Telecommunications, and IP Sharp & Associates. He holds a BA in Economics and an MBA in Management and Finance.