Yair Averbuch has served as our Chief Financial Officer since April 2010. Prior to joining us, from September 2005 to April 2010, Mr. Averbuch served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer for the Israeli operations of Applied Materials, Inc., a semiconductor capital equipment company (NASDAQ: AMAT).
From 1997 to 2005, Mr. Averbuch served as a business unit controller of various Applied Materials' Product Business Groups. From 1995 to 1997, Mr. Averbuch served as Chief Financial Officer of Orbot Instruments Ltd., an Israeli provider of diagnostic and control tools to semiconductor manufacturers, acquired by Applied Materials in 1997. Mr. Averbuch holds a B.A., M.A. and MBA in Business Administration and Economics, each from Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
David Cullen has served as our Chief Executive Officer for CaesarStone Australia since April 2010. Prior to joining us, from January 2009 to March 2010, Mr. Cullen served as General Manager in Australia of Komatsu Ltd., a Japanese manufacturer of industrial and mining equipment. From January 2006 to November 2008, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Global Food Equipment Pty Ltd., an Australian importer and distributor of commercial food equipment. From 2004 to 2006, he served as Chief Executive Officer of White International Pty Ltd., an Australian supplier of industrial and residential pump products. From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Cullen served as Chief Executive Officer of Daisytek Australia Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Daisytek International Corporation. From 1996 to 2002, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Tech Pacific Australia Pty Ltd., the largest distributor of IT equipment in the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Cullen has held various other management positions in other companies since 1985. Mr. Cullen has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of New South Wales.
Mr. Clifford has served as President, Caesarstone USA since February 2016. Mr. Clifford previously served as President, Caesarstone Canada from January 2015 to February 2016. Prior to joining us, Mr. Clifford served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Vermont Castings Group from 2010 to 2013, and as Group President and Chief Commercial Officer for Rexnord Corporation from 2004 to 2008. Previously, Mr. Clifford was the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Eureka Company from 2002 to 2004 and held several management positions with Whirlpool Corporation from 1989 to 2002, including VP Sales and Marketing, North America, VP Global Brand Marketing and VP and General Manager, Whirlpool Canada. Mr. Clifford holds an honours degree in Social Sciences from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada.
Ken Williams has served as our President of Caesarstone Canada since March 2016. Prior to joining us, from February 1999 to March 2016, Mr. Williams held various Senior executive level leadership positions in a number of Masco Corporation divisions, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of industry leading branded home improvement and building products. Previously, Mr. Williams has held general management positions and leadership roles in other public and private building product companies since 1985. Mr. Williams career demonstrates a strong track record of building high performance teams that create shareholder value by delivering growth and success with a focus on increasing profitability. Mr. Williams holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from Trent University in Ontario, Canada.