Alexander Potapov Appointed Uralvagonzavod General Director
Alexander Potapov appointed Uralvagonzavod General Director, the Kommersant quotes Rostech General Director Sergey Chemezov. Mr. Chemezov’s Deputy, Vladimir Artyakov, was appointed Uralvagonzavod Chairman.
Prior to his new appointment Mr. Potapov was Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade supervising Russian military and industrial complex.
The key goals set for the new Uralvagonzavod GM is improving profitability of the plant’s conventional division and establish a tank-construction holding with Uralvagonzavod at its core.
Uralvagonzavod is one of Russia’s largest freight car manufacturers. The company is also Russia’s leading manufacturer of tanks and other military vehicles.