Richard Klapholz


Richard Klapholz joined the company in May 2014 and has served as the company’s CEO since then. Richard joined Rivulis after a 20+ year career in Sales, Marketing & General Management.

Prior to Rivulis, Richard held several executive positions in the manufacturing and electronics industries. In his 16-year tenure at Orbotech (which later on became a KLA company), Richard served among others as the President of a highly profitable $300 million business unit, as the President of the company’s largest 600 employee distribution arm in Asia Pacific (based in Hong Kong), as the General Manager of the company’s Sales and Customer Service subsidiary in Taiwan (based in Taipei) and also as the Vice President of Customer Service of the company’s North American operations (based in Boston).

Since 2021, Rivulis has successfully transitioned to become a Temasek company with a strong focus on sustainability, and has also completed the merger with Jain’s International Irrigation Business. In the early ‘90’s, Richard earned a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Tel Aviv University and an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau. He is also the proud author of a book on sales management and a book on customer service.