On January 29 general director of the United Engine Corporation Management Company Vladislav Masalov presented Perm Engine Company with its new managing director — Sergey Popov, previously head of Perm-based STAR. Sergey Ostapenko, STAR chief designer, will take over Popov’s role at that company.
The boards of directors of the two Perm companies — PMZ and Star, both part of the United Engine Corporation — made the decision on company leadership. Sergey Popov was named PMZ managing director.
Sergey Vladimirovich Popov was born in 1969 in Rybinsk. In 1992 he graduated from the Rybinsk Aviation-Technical Institute as an engineer of aviation engines, and in 2002 graduated from Moscow State University having studied personnel management. From 1993 to 2003 he worked at NPO Saturn, where he rose through the ranks from machinist to deputy technical director and chief designer for production and resources. From
Sergey Ostapenko was named managing director at STAR.
Sergey Vladimirovich Ostapenko was born in 1972. In 1995 he graduated from the Perm Polytechnical Institute, having specialized in Aviation instruments and computing technology. He has spent his entire working life with one company — the Perm Aggregate Design Firm (now known as STAR), where he began his career in 1993 as a programmer engineer, and in January 2012 was named chief designer of the company.
These personnel changes are connected with UEC’s creation of a new Engines for Civil Aviation division, which includes NPO Saturn, PMZ, and Aviadvigatel.