Ra’anana, Israel – NovelSat, a company in satellite transmission technology, announced that communications industry veteran David Rubner has been named Chairman of the NovelSat board of directors effective immediately. Rubner steps up as chairman as NovelSat prepares for a period of accelerated market growth.

“The satellite communications market is heating up with more bandwidth demand coming from remote cellular backhaul, offshore operations, developing regions and UHD TV broadcast,” commented Itzik Wulkan, NovelSat CEO. “David has the industry experience and product knowledge to help push the company forward both as a market and technology leader.”

Rubner also serves on the boards of a number of other public and private companies including Check Point, RadWare and cVidya. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rubner Technology Ventures Ltd., a venture capital firm, and is a general partner at Hyperion Israel Advisors Ltd., a venture capital fund.