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The Fascinating Story of Opgal’s Chief Scientist

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February 01, 2017

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Half a century ago, at the tender age of 15, a Romanian boy would embark on what would become the journey of a lifetime, leaving his homeland and moving to Israel. At the time, Ernest Grimberg had no idea he would set a footprint in the oil and gas industry by helping to develop Opgal’s trademark EyeCGas OGI camera.

Fast forward to 2017 and Ernest, now an accomplished scientist and researcher with over 45 years’ experience in the field of video and signal processing, spends most of his time developing mathematical algorithms that serve as the foundation for Opgal’s thermal imaging products and systems.

Grimberg, who joined Opgal in 1999 and serves as the company’s chief scientist, has led some of the most important projects fueling the company’s revenues. He managed and was the main brainpower behind Opgal’s Enhanced Vision System (EVS), the number 1 landing-assist and enhanced flight vision system worldwide. He’s also helped develop Therm-App® and NDtherm®, making him a prime asset at the company.

Recently Grimberg was featured on Rigzone, a leading online resource for news, jobs, data and events for the oil and gas industry. Read about his exciting journey by following this link.