Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Rubin is the CEO of Rubincon Ltd. and the founder and former director of the Israel Missile Defense Organization (IMOD) in the Israel Ministry of Defense (MOD). As the director of IMOD, he initiated and managed Israel’s nationwide effort to develop, produce and deploy its first national missile defense shield, the Arrow missile defense system. He led the Arrow program from its inception in 1991 to the first delivery of operational missiles in 1999. Previously, he was the senior director for proliferation and technology in the Israel National Security Council, and also a visiting scholar at the Stanford Center for International Security and Arms Control. He has been awarded the prestigious Israel Defense Prize twice and was awarded the MDA David Israel Prize in 2000. He received his ME in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.