Escape Rescue Systems Ltd is guided by the vision of safety for all in high-rise buildings. Ten years ago a group of experienced entrepreneurs and engineers coalesced around this vision and determined to revolutionize safety for tenants, guests and property in high-rise and other occupancies with special needs.
The result of clean-slate thinking led to the Escape Rescue solution – entailing a ‘flip’ of the traditional “down and then out” paradigm to an “out and then down” approach. The resulting technology indeed affords a real step up for both evacuation and responder access – for high-rise safety.
The Company is led by Board Chairman Moshe Mizrahy, President Yoni Shimshoni and CEO Yann Botton.
Mr. Moshe Mizrahy, Chairman of the Board, is a seasoned entrepreneur, and a founder of several medical device companies. Among these companies - Moshe was founder and CEO of Syneron Medical Ltd., a NASDAQ traded company. Currently Moshe is the founder and CEO of Home Skinovations, a home-use medical aesthetics company and Invasix Ltd., one of the leading companies for laser in plastic surgery. Previously, Moshe was the founder of the Nitzanim Venture Capital Fund and SBD – Strategic Business Development Ltd. – a strategic planning and business development consultancy.
Dr. Yoni Shimshoni (Phd, Brigadier General, Res.), President, has had a long career in both public service and in business. Among other positions, he was Director of Planning for the IDF General Staff and served as Partner in Charge, PwC Consulting in Israel. At PwC Yoni assisted large companies as well as technology start-ups with their business development and regulatory affairs. Yoni is Chairman of the ASTM Sub-committee on external evacuation solutions and is a member of the NFPA Committee on Means of Egress.
Mr. Yann Botton (B.Sc Mechanical Engineer), CEO, came to Escape after a long career in the IDF as project manager. He started at Escape Rescue Systems as the Director of Engineering, leading the development of the Escape Lite System, and the manufacturing and installation of two system at the Tel-Aviv Medical Center. Skilled in managing projects with multi-disciplinary systems in combination with R&D, mechanical engineering, mechanical and thermal analysis, hydraulics, control systems and radio communications. In 2016 Yann replaced Dr. Jonathan Shimshoni as CEO of Escape Rescue Systems.