Mr. Wjuniski was raised in Brazil, moved to a kibbutz at age 20, and earned his Technion degree in electrical engineering. He started his career at the Israeli diagnostic imaging company Elscint Ltd., where his early successes included developing Israel’s first CAT scanner. He became president of Elscint’s Latin America division and headed two other companies in Brazil before moving to the U.S. in 2004 to start his own company, Alma Lasers North America.
As an investor, Mr. Wjuniski has provided seed funding to a number of Israeli companies, particularly in the area of biotechnology. Some of those companies include: AmplioSpeech, which provides digital speech therapy for students, and Epitomee, which is developing a weight loss pill.
Mr. Wjuniski became involved with the ATS in 2014. He and his wife, Raquel, have participated in several ATS trips to the Technion presences on campuses in Haifa, China, and New York. They’ve hosted gatherings at their home and more recently, on Zoom. In addition to their hands-on leadership and Mr. Wjuniski’s board responsibilities, the Wjuniskis have generously supported faculty recruitment through the First Steps Program, and Technion students through the Wjuniski Fellowship Fund for the MD/Ph.D. Medical Scientist Program.