People May 2014

By Staff Writer | May 1, 2014

Victor Novikov

Russian Helicopters has made numerous announcements and appointments in recent weeks.Victor Novikov is now managing director for Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise, which is part of Russian Helicopters. Kumertau produces co-axial helicopters including Ka-27, Ka-31 and Ka-226s. Novikov was previously with DBA Engineering as deputy CEO. He replaces Sergei Mikryukov who had been in the post since 2008.

In 2009 he completed a course in Innovation Management at the Ufa State Aviation Technical University then spent over 10 years at Gidravlika, a company specializing in the production of auxiliary power units for military and civil aviation, where he finished as CEO.


He has received awards including both Honored Mechanical Engineer of the Russian Federation and of the Republic of Bashkortorstan.

Vladimir Artyakov

During a meeting of the Board of Directors of Russian Helicopters on March 18, Vladimir Artyakov was re-elected as chairman. Oboronprom CEO Dmitry Lelikov was re-elected as deputy chairman of Russian Helicopters.

In addition to Artyakov and Lelikow, the board of directors now comprises: Alexander Mikheev, CEO of Russian Helicopters; Sergei Skvortsov, deputy CEO of Rostec; Pavel Osin, first deputy general director of Oboronprom; Shiv Vikram Khemka, vice chairman of SUN Group; Jean-Loup Picard (independent director); Jean-Paul Béchat (independent director); and Vladimir Litvin, head of the Department of Corporate Procedures and Property at Rostec.

Vincent Sandoval

Engineering company Circor International, design and manufacturer of valves and other products for several sectors including aerospace and defense, announced on March 19, 2014 that Vincent Sandoval took office as its new group president, aerospace and defense, replacing Michael Dill. Sandoval’s previous position was president of the TransDigm Group, a subsidiary of Semco Instruments.

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