Alexei Mikhalev named the new Managing Director of Perm Engine Company Mikhail Dicheskul to head UEC’s Lopatkin Center for Technological Excellence

Alexei Mikhalev was named the Managing Director of the Perm Engine Company, by order of the United Engine Corporation Managing Company General Director A.G. Reus, signed on April 22, 2011.


Alexei Borisovich Mikhalev was born in 1974 in Novokuznetsk (the Kemerov Oblast). He graduated from the Siberian State Metallurgical Academy, specializing in non-ferrous metals.

Since 2010 he has headed the department for development of production systems at UEC, and directed the development of production systems at PEC.

He previously worked as the director of affiliated RUSAL-RESAL in Belaya Kalitva, and headed the project ‘Production management systems based on the LEAN principles’.

The previous Managing Director of PEC, Mikhail Dicheskul, was named deputy managing director of UEC Managing Company and head of the Lopatkin Center for Technological Excellence.


Mikhail Dmitrevich Dicheskul was born in 1953 in Perm. He graduated from the Perm Polytechnic Institute with a specialty in aviation engines.

Since November 2008 he has been the managing director of PEC.

Prior to that, he was the Deputy General Director of economics at the Perm Motors. He has worked for Perm Motors since 1975.

According to the head of UEC Managing Company, the appointment of a new Managing Director for PEC was in line with the corporation’s human resources policy, aimed at establishing a talent pool and building an effective management team for UEC. The new manager’s task will be to use the enterprise’s management team to develop and implement a plan to change how PEC functions, with a view to increasing efficiency.

In addition, UEC is continuing to implement its strategy aimed particularly at creating centers of technological excellence. To realize this goal, UEC is attracting specialists with relevant experience in leading large manufacturing structures.

The goal of the centers is to create economically efficient modern manufacturing structures, which can perform the entire production cycle in their given areas, and can fulfill complex orders from both UEC enterprises and outside clients.

At present, UEC is operating a center of excellence for technological manufacturing preparation (on the basis of SatIZ, an affiliate of Saturn), and a center of excellence for aluminum and titanium casting (on the basis of the Ufa Engine Industrial Association).

Perm Engine Company mass produces aviation engines for civil and military aviation, and industrial gas turbine installations for electrical power plants and gas transportation.

PEC is part of the United Engine Corporation, a wholly-owned specialized subsidiary of OBORONPROM specializing in engine-building assets.

OBORONPROM is a multi-profile industrial group created in 2002. It is part of the Russian Technologies group of companies. Its major areas of business are helicopter construction (Russian Helicopters) and engine building (UEC).