Lautman, Dov

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LAUTMAN, DOV , Israeli industrialist. Lautman graduated with a B.Sc. in mechanical engineering from mit, becoming chairman of the board and principal shareholder of Delta Galil Industries Ltd. He began his career with Sabrina Textiles Ltd., serving as director general from 1963 to 1967. In 1967 he was appointed director general of Gibor Textile Industries Ltd., a position he held until 1975, when he founded Delta Textiles Ltd. He also served as president of the Israel Manufacturers Association and as chairman of the Coordinating Bureau of Economic Organizations from 1986 to 1993. From 1993 to June 1995 he served as Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's special emissary for economic development. He was the executive chairman of the Peres Center for Peace and a member of the Yitzhak Rabin Center. He was also chairman of the executive council of Tel Aviv University and a member of the board of governors of Ben-Gurion University. Lautman received the Ramniceanu Prize from Tel Aviv University for his contribution to Israel's economy; the Max Perlman Award of Excellence in Global Business Management; an award from the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce and Industry for his involvement in promoting bilateral trade and investment between the two countries; and the Chaim Herzog award for his special contribution to Arab-Jewish cooperation in Israel.

[Shaked Gilboa (2nd ed.)]