Elbit's Outgoing CEO Discusses Israeli Defense Industry's Biggest Missed Opportunity

'The crisis will come,' warns Yossi Ackerman, on the eve of his retirement.

Thirty-one years after he took his first job as an engineer at Elbit Systems, and 17 years after assuming the post of CEO, Yossi Ackerman will be leaving the company at the end of the month. With so many years at the helm, Ackerman is not only the public face of the defense electronics maker – he made the company what it is today.