Philadelphia, PA (February 12, 2018) – The Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (PICC) has elected Lori F. Reiner, Partner-in-Charge, EisnerAmper LLP in Philadelphia, PA, and Frank K. Klemens, Ph.D., Managing Director, DuPont Ventures in Wilmington, DE, to its Board of Directors. These two regional leaders will fortify the Chamber’s robust capabilities and outreach in developing business, investment, academic and commercial ties with Israel, a science and technology powerhouse.
For more than 3 decades, Lori F. Reiner, acquired robust experience providing accounting, audit and advisory services to closely held and private equity-backed companies. Her industry expertise covers a wide spectrum of clients in many industries including life sciences, advertising, marketing, staffing, search, technology and other business-to-business service organizations, including Israeli. She been recognized numerous times for her professional and personal contributions to and leadership in the Philadelphia business and local community.
Frank K. Klemens oversees DuPont Ventures activities in myriad of innovative industries including: Nutrition & Health, Industrial Bio Sciences, Electronics & Imaging, Safety & Construction, and Transportation & Advanced Polymers. He works closely with the DuPont businesses to capture new a
nd strategic opportunities primarily in the Specialty Chemical areas (IoT, machine learning, biotech, food, beverage and supplements that address digestive, metabolic and cardiovascular health, as well as specialty food protection, electronics and imaging, and construction and transportation solutions). Frank’s 27 years career at DuPont includes Director of Licensing in the Ag and Nutrition technology space.
“It is my honor and privilege to welcome two major regional leaders to the Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Their diverse experience with advanced technologies will complement the Chamber’s current focus and future expansion of activities in new industries such as food tech, automation, and smart cities tech. Lori and Frank’s know-how and connections will aid the Chamber in creation of more valuable joint ventures between and among companies, investors, researchers, executives and academics in Israel and Greater Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey and Delaware,” said Neil A. Cooper, PICC President.
In 2018, the PICC will host events featuring innovation in cybersecurity, automation, life sciences, food tech, smart city and more. The PICC will also promote regional joint ventures with Israeli innovators leveraging on funding from the U.S.-Israel Binational Industrial R&D Foundation (BIRD) and the recently signed Israel-PA Memorandum of Understanding supporting joint ventures.
Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce:
The unique mission of the Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce is developing business and academic ties between Greater Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey and Delaware, and Israel. The PICC is a non-profit, non-denominational, independent organization focused on creating commercial and investment opportunities between the two regions.
The PICC also represents the US-Israel Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation (BIRD), which has made more than $10 million in industrial R&D grants regionally to U.S.-Israeli technology ventures (5 grants awarded to PA and DE 2016-2018).
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Ms. Vered Nohi, Executive Director
Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce