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October 14, 2005

Uralmash-VNIIBT President Appointed

Vitaly Tkachev has been appointed President of Uralmash-VNIIBT group that was founded on the basis of Drilling Equipment and Drilling Tools divisions acquired by Integra group. Vitaly V. Tkachev was born on 6 November 1958 in the city of Magadan. In 1981, he graduated from the Kiev State University of Civil Aviation with a degree in mechanical engineering. In 2002, he completed a course of studies in the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas with a degree in oil and gas business. During 1981-92 he worked as mechanic, foreman, chief mechanic.  In 1991-1992 he was head of sales in the Russian-Swiss joint venture Alfa-Eco, Moscow. 1992-1996 – Deputy director, Universe-Nafta.  1996-1998 – Finance and economic director, West Group. 1998-2000 – Head of downstream, 1st vice-president , member of the board of TNK-BP. 2000-02 -  President of ONAKO oil company, general director of JSC Orenburgneft. Awarded the Honorary Oilman title. 2003-2005 — Chairman of the board in JSC Iletsk-Sol.  As the first vice-president of the Tyumen Oil Company, Vitaly Tkachev succeeded in improving performance of the Ryazan Oil Refinery, implemented production development strategy of JSC Orenburgneft, reequipped the Orsk Refinery. According to the Orenburg region governor Alexey Chernyshev, Tkachev’s tenure as head of ONAKO and Orenburgneft saw a significant increase in oil production in the company’s subsidiaries, creation of an efficient and viable production and management structure as well as almost a two-fold jump in tax revenues.
The majority of analysts are positive about the fact that such an experienced manager as Vitaly Tkachev started working in the oilfield machinery industry, saying that he is well aware about what is going on in the Russian oil market and has an insight into the problems that the Russian engineering industry faces. To address the issue of consolidating Russian machinery plants into a strong holding company that is anything but simple, you need a skillful and intelligent executive manage