Rail Vision Appoints Rail Industry Veteran Mark Cleobury as Chairman

Cleobury is currently Senior VP of Knorr-Bremse’s Rail Systems Division

Ra’anana, Israel, Jan. 19, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  Rail Vision Ltd. (the “Company”) (Nasdaq: RVSN), a technology company that is seeking to revolutionize railway safety and the data-related market, today announced the appointment of an existing director, Mark Cleobury, as Chairman of the Board.

Cleobury brings more than four decades of global experience in the rail industry. He currently serves as Senior Vice President of Knorr-Bremse’s Rail Systems Division, and previously held positions of increasing responsibility at Knorr-Bremse, including serving as a Member of the Management Board of Knorr-Bremse Systems for Rail, Vice President Sales and Systems for Client Management Trains, Manager Sales and Systems Trains, Key Account Manager, and Project Manager.

In addition to executive roles during his 20-year tenure at Knorr-Bremse, Cleobury held several global directorship roles within the group,  including serving as Vice President for the Knorr-Bremse Company in the U.S., a Director of Knorr-Bremse Investment (UK) Ltd in the UK, Chairman of Knorr-Bremse Nordic Rail Services in Sweden, a Director of Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems (UK) Ltd in the UK, a Member of the Board of Knorr-Bremse Rail Systems Italia S.r.L in Italy, a Member of the Supervisory Board of Knorr-Bremse systemy Kolejowe Polska Sp. Zoo in Poland, a Director of Knorr-Bremse Systemes Ferroviares France SA in France, Consiglio D’Amministrazione at Microelettrica Scientifica s.p.a in Italy, a Director of Knorr-Bremse Systems for Railways in Russia, and a Director of Knorr-Bremse 1520 in Russia.

Prior to joining Knorr-Bremse, Cleobury served as Head of Sales and Project Planning at ZF Bahntechnik GmbH in Friedrichshafen Germany, Head of Sales and Prokurist at ZF Hurth Gotha GmbH in Gotha Germany, and several roles at Hurth (GB) Ltd, in Leamington Spa, England, including Sales Manager and Company Secretary, Manager Transmission Division, and Specialist Sales Engineer.

“Mark’s appointment to Chairman of the Board comes at a transformational time for Rail Vision as we enter a period of expected accelerated growth,” commented Rail Vision CEO Shahar Hania. “I believe Mark’s wealth of experience will prove invaluable to Rail Vision as we continue to drive our mission of becoming a global leader in railway obstacle detection and data solutions.”

Commenting on his appointment, Cleobury said, “I am honored to accept this role at such an exciting time for the Company. Rail Vision is at the forefront of technology that is providing increased safety and efficiency to rail operators around the world, while also reducing their cost and environmental footprint. I look forward to contributing my expertise in the rail industry to drive further success for our customers and shareholders.”

Cleobury succeeds Shmuel Donnerstein who has served as Rail Vision’s Chairman since 2020. Donnerstein will continue to serve Rail Vision as a board member.

“I’m confident that Mark is the right person to take Rail Vision into the future as we accelerate our commercialization strategy,” commented Donnerstein. “Mark is bringing his vast experience and reputation in the rail industry, and I believe he has the ability to guide Rail Vision to market leadership using our current technology innovations.”

“We want to thank Shmuel for his valuable contributions to Rail Vision. As Chairman over the past two and half years, he helped us raise the necessary capital to further the development of our technology solutions and played an instrumental role on our path to commercialization,” added Hania.

About Rail Vision Ltd.

Rail Vision is a technology company that is seeking to revolutionize railway safety and the data-related market. The Company has developed cutting-edge, artificial intelligence based, industry-leading technology specifically designed for railways. The Company has developed its railway detection and systems to save lives, increase efficiency, and dramatically reduce expenses for the railway operators. Rail Vision believes that its technology will significantly increase railway safety around the world, while creating significant benefits and adding value to everyone who relies on the train ecosystem: from passengers using trains for transportation to companies that use railways to deliver goods and services. In addition, the company believes that its technology has the potential to advance the revolutionary concept of autonomous trains into a practical reality. For more information please visit https://www.railvision.io/

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Shahar Hania
Chief Executive Officer
Rail Vision Ltd.
15 Ha'Tidhar St
Ra'anana, 4366517 Israel
Telephone: +972- 9-957-7706

Investor Relations:

Dave Gentry, CEO
RedChip Companies Inc.

SOURCE: Rail Vision Ltd.

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