Yehudit & Yehuda Bronicki, founders of Ormat awarded Israel Prize for Industry

Yehudit (Dita) & Yehuda (Lucien) Bronicki, founders of Ormat (source: Jewish Business News)
Alexander Richter 5 Mar 2018

Yehudit and Yehuda Bronicki, founders of Ormat Technologies have been awarded the Israel Prize for Industry, the highest cultural honour of the State of Israel.

Reported yesterday in Israel, the Israel Prize for Industry will be awarded this year to Yehudit and Yehuda Bronicki, founders of the Ormat alternative and renewable energy-technology group.

Israel’s Education Minister Naftali Bennett said, “It’s a story of Holocaust and rebirth, innovation, entrepreneurship and breakthroughs. They created the Ormat Group and made it a world leader in geothermal energy. They also contributed to technology education and advancement of women in Israel,” citing Yehudit as an example of female leadership.

It is exceptional that the prize is awarded jointly to two individuals, husband and wife Yehuda and Yehudit Bronicki, founded Ormat Industries, a leading company in the geothermal sector that has broke grounds for the utilisation of lower-temperature geothermal resources for power generation with its Organic Rankin Cycle solution for binary systems.

The Israel Prize is an award handed out by the State of Israel and is generally regarded as the state’s highest cultural honor. It is presented annually, on Israeli Independence Day, in a state ceremony in Jerusalem, in the presence of the President, the Prime Minister, the Speaker of the Knesset (Israel’s legislature), and the Supreme Court President. The prize was established in 1953 at the initiative of the Minister of Education Ben-Zion Dinor.

Source: Times of Israel