Yitzhak Tuttnauer, (2 February 1945 – 3 December 2018) was the founder and first president of Labotal Scientific Equipment, Ltd. Under his leadership Labotal has become a multidisciplinary, professional business, which truly reflects his core values – integrity, professionalism, reliability, and accountability.
Prior to the establishment of Labotal in 1975 in Jerusalem, Yitzhak served as a global sales manager at “Tuttnauer” – his father’s business, which is today one of the largest autoclave manufacturers worldwide.
Being familiar with the world of laboratories, Yitzhak was able to offer Israeli clients in both academia and pharmaceutical industry, as well as in the health and biotech sectors, a wide range of equipment and solutions for laboratories, while creating, expanding and deepening contacts with leading manufacturers in the world.
Itzhak obtained his B.A. degree in History and Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He was an indefatigable, broad-minded scholar who sought out every opportunity to attend lectures and courses in history, culture, science, bible, politics and geography throughout his entire life. His vast knowledge and love for the State of Israel, and for Jerusalem in particular, was enthusiastically shared with friends, guests and colleagues. He was known to his customers, to his many suppliers around the world, and even to competitors, as trustworthy, honest, kind and humane businessman.
Yitzhak has developed both Labotal and Tuttnauer as highly visible partners of the diverse chemical research in Israel. These companies have become inseparable players of the active community of Israeli chemists and chemical engineers. Consequently, Yitzhak was partially responsible for the success story of this community over more than four decades.