Eli Kaufmann was born in Israel, completed his education at the ORT Vocational High School in Tel Aviv and after his military service, traveled to Germany where he completed his education and graduated with a master’s degree in structural, high pressure and non-ferrous welding.
Upon return to Israel, he worked for US based Kaiser Steel building the evaporation basins in the Dead Sea.
Eli married and with his wife raised four sons.
In 1975 Eli bought a small food processing machinery company and grew it to a national size.
In 1981 Eli was offered a five year contract with the leading Israeli Access Control company to establish their operations in South Africa.
His company built and installed high security access control systems throughout South Africa.
In 1986 Eli and family immigrated to the US, where he and his wife bought a small wholesale gift-ware company and over the next nine years expanded it nationwide.
In 1995 Eli, who by then had well established suppliers in the Far East, sold the wholesale company and building on his Far East connections, offers off-shore sourcing, procurement, QC and logistics services to the US market.