Mr. Dov Lautman

Jan 01, 1936 — Nov 23, 2013

Dov Lautman, an Israel Prize recipient for lifetime achievement, the Delta Galil founder suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) for several years. He was one of the founders of modern Israeli industry and a pioneer of advanced technology and exporting. He was a Zionist who saw the promotion of education as both a personal and a national mission.

Lautman founded Delta Galil Industries in 1975 and ran the company for many years. The company supplies many of America’s favorite labels and undergarment name brands.

In 2003, the Tel Aviv-born, MIT-trained Lautman was diagnosed with ALS. He was the president of IsrALS, the first and only address for ALS in Israel. Paralyzed by the disease, Lautman worked hard to advance research of ALS in Israel.

Dov Lautman served on the Weizmann Institute Board of Governors since 1981 to 1997.