UEC holds a corporate forum on human resources

From November 28 to December 1 in Gelendzhik United Engine Corporation held its corporate forum on youth human resources entitled Engines of the Future.

UEC holds a corporate forum on human resources

The goal of the forum was to create a positive image of transformation, implemented in industry, to stimulate the work of young employees in the engine-building industry including those on promising upcoming holding projects.

The forum included 50 young specialists and leaders of industrial companies that are integrated into the engine-building structures of Salyut, NPO Saturn, Chernyshev, PMZ, Klimov, Motor, Kuznetsov, Aviadvigatel, and others.

One of the forum’s main tasks was to create among participants an impression of modern trends in engine building. This determined the subject of the expert presentations, which took place on the first day of the forum presented by UEC representatives and organizing partners. And so the assistant general director of Baranov Central Aircraft Engine Institute, Vladimir Palkin, presented a report on the subject of World Experience in organizing R&D in engine building, the deputy director of production for the SaM146 program at NPO Saturn Crystel Gai spoke about the Experience of Organizing International Cooperative Production, and Vitaliy Klochkov, VolgAero general director presented a concrete case study on organizing cooperation on the CFM-56 project.

In the second half of the day there were planned reports by the leadership of UEC and experts from leaders of UEC divisions aimed at delivering on the priority tasks in implementing the strategy of integrating structures, the solutions to which were to be taken up by forum participants. UEC general director Vladislav Masalov in his presentation to the young people named the planned production indicators in all areas as set out in the strategy, and confirmed that achieving them requires the formation of a single efficient business structure. Expert reports on each area were presented by: deputy general director of UEC Sergey Pavlinich, director for programming and project development Aleksandr Neznamov, head of the department for aftersales service for the SaM146 at NPO Saturn Leonid Smolko. They created practical tasks for each of the strategic areas that were set for the groups to solve:

  1. The system of aftersales servicing for engines for military aviation (business model)
  2. Creating a new production model for UEC
  3. An efficient model of organizational cooperation on prospective projects and programs for the whole product lifecycle

In competition the participants, split into teams, were supposed to develop projects and proposals for solutions to the set tasks and suggest them to experts.

On the second day the educational program started with thematic master classes in the areas Practical Tools to Manage Projects in Machine-building, Efficient Organization of Machine-building Production, Carrying out Changes in Machine Building Companies in a System of Severe Limitations and Uncertainties.

In the master classes, the teams were able to learn about tools to implement projects and judge project proposals in each of the thematic areas.

Based on the results of the team competition in the final defence of projects, one team was chosen whose project, in the experts’ opinion, was the best developed from the point of view of potential long-term implementation. The experts had a difficult time determining a winner, but after consultation were able to choose team number one on the subject ‘System of aftersales servicing for engines for military aviation’. The team included the members Mikhail Nechkin, Maksim Surov (Salyut), Aleksandr Bryndin (Klimov), Sergey Romanov, Aleksandr Shirokozhuhov (Chernyshev), Ruslan Khalfin (UMPO), Aleksandr Shvetsov (PMZ), and Andrey Burnaevskiy (Kuznetsov). The experts also highly rated the work of team number three, which made a project on the subject of Efficient Model of Organization of Cooperation based on the example of the development for the AFAS.

Special awards — diplomas in the category of Prospective Leader — went to eight participants: Anton Yukish (Salyut), Aleksandr Bryndin (Klimov), Aleksandr Molchanov (Aviadvigatel), Stanislav Sendyurev (Aviadvigatel), Aleksey Vishev (Motor), Olga Novoselova (Motor), Aleksandr Polyakov (Saturn Gas Turbines), and Dmitri Bobkov (NPO Saturn).

In summing up the results of the forum, deputy general director of UEC Sergey Pavlinich thanked all the participants for their work and noted that UEC is currently facing very complex and ambitious tasks, which can only be solved with combined efforts by developing internal cooperation and synergistic resources.

United Engine Corporation is a subsidiary of OBORONPROM. UEC includes more than 85% of the leading companies specialising in the development, mass production, and servicing of gas turbine technology, as well as key companies — selectors of the industry. One of UEC’s priorities is the implementation of comprehensive programs to develop the industry with new technology that meets international standards.

OBORONPROM is a multi-faceted machine-building group founded in 2002. It is a part of Rostech. Its primary areas of business are helicopter building (Russian Helicopters), engine building (UEC), and other assets.

Rostech State Corporation is a Russian corporation founded in 2007 for the development, production, and export of high-tech industrial products for civil and military application. It includes 663 organizations, which presently include eight holdings in the military-industrial complex, and five in the civil industrial complex. Rostech organizations are spread across 60 subjects of the Russian Federation and deliver products to more than 70 countries. Rostech’s clear profit in 2011 was 38.5 billion rubles. It contributed more than 100 billion rubles in taxes to all levels of the budget.