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Yuriy Zelenkov, NPO Saturn chief information officer entered the list of Russias best managers

Site news 25.09.2013

September 25, 2013, Rybinsk. - The Russian managers association and the Kommersant publishing house have presented a TOP-1000 rating of Russias best managers. The rating of the chief information officers working in the Mechanical engineering industry included the name of Yuriy Zelenkov, NPO Saturn CIO.
Over the past ten years this rating has served to distinguish the country’s most professional executives, unquestionable leaders in their respective fields of operation. The goal is to come up with an independent, unbiased and comprehensive evaluation of the professional level of Russia’s senior executives which reflects the professional aptitude of the companies’ leaders while taking into account the modern-day particularities of Russian business.
Nowadays not a single company in the aerospace business is able to engineer a new product without a truly advanced IT backbone. At the same time, the state of development of the applied information systems demonstrates the level of robustness of a company’s business processes.
NPO Saturn has succeeded in creating a virtual design environment incorporating the following components: 3D systems allowing to design products and their respective production processes, supercomputer engineering computation systems as well as test data acquisition and analysis systems. In 2005 and 2008 NPO Saturn put into operation the supercomputers with the capacity of 1.0 and 14.3 terraflops respectively, each of them was rated the highest performing computer in the industry. The number of measuring channels during engine tests went up 100 times; a system enabling to process up to 1 petabyte of test data was created.
“The fact that I made it to this list cannot be looked at as my individual achievement, it should be regarded rather as an achievement of the NPO Saturn IT directorate and of NPO Saturn as a company, - noted Yuriy Zelenkov. – As a result of the introduction of the NPO Saturn-based CAD systems, a gas turbine design lead time was reduced 3 times. It is equally important to note that today the IT support has become an inalienable part of a gas turbine engine production and revenue service processes. Some tangible results have been achieved with relation to the customer support operations; as a matter of fact the IT systems are already operational for both the D-30KU/KP engines, industrial power plants and the SaM146 engines”.
For information:
Yuriy Zelenkov graduated from AnATI in 1986 where he studied at the “Aviation engine” faculty; he holds a Ph.D. in physic-mathematical sciences. He started his career with NPO Saturn back in 2003. Among his previously held positions are the deputy CIO’s including that of the SaM146 program. Since 2009 Mr. Zelenkov has been working as NPO Saturn chief information officer. He is the author of over 40 scientific publications both in Russia and abroad mostly dedicated to the issues of strategic management and IT development in a company.

NPO Saturn Research and Production Association (OJSC) is an engine-building company specialized in the design and development, production and after-market support of gas turbine engines for military and civil aviation, Navy boats and power-generating plants and gas-pumping units. NPO Saturn is part of the United Engine Corporation.
The United Engine Corporation (OJSC) is a subsidiary of OBORONPROM UIC (OJSC). The UEC structure integrates over 85% of Russia’s leading companies specialized in the design and development, serial production and after-market support of gas turbine machinery, as well as the key enterprises - the industry’s integral players. One of the UEC’s prioritized fields of activity is the implementation of comprehensive programs of development of the companies in the industry by introducing the world-class new technologies.

OBORONPROM United Industrial Corporation (OJSC) is a multi-field machine-building group created in 2002. It is part of Rostec. The main fields of activity are helicopter building (the Russian Helicopters holding), engine building (the UEC holding) and other assets.

Rostekhnologii State Corporation (Rostec) is a Russian corporation established in 2007 in order to facilitate the development, manufacturing and export of high-technology industrial products of military and civil purposes. Today it comprises over 663 companies, which form 8 military-industrial and 5 civil industry holdings. Rostec’s subsidiaries are located in 60 regions of Russia and supply their products to over 70 countries worldwide. In 2012 revenues of the Corporation amounted to RUB 931 billion, net profits were RUB 38.5 billion and total taxation exceeded RUB 109 billion.
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