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Company management

General Director, Chief Designer

Moskovchenko Leonid Vasilyevich

Education:
  • Leningrad Ulyanov-Lenin Electrotechnical Institute.
    Now known as St Petersburg Ulyanov-Lenin Electrotechnical University "LETI".

Major:
  • Gyroscopic devices and equipment

Academic degree:
  • PhD in Technical Sciences specializing in vehicles control systems

From 1968 to 1990 he regularly worked at the Research Institute of Control Devices (RICD) as an engineer, leading engineer, laboratory chief, deputy chief designer. From 1980 to 1990 he directly participated in the development of stabilization systems for high-precision control devices in aero-space objects’ and ship-based ballistic missiles’. These systems passed ground tests and went into production. Most of these systems are currently in operational service and are used by the Russian armed forces.

Since 1991 he has been the general director and chief designer at Karat. Under his management, the organization is engaged in developing and manufacturing modern optical-electronic infrared imaging gyrostabilized systems for different military-oriented shipboard and aviation complexes. He is an author of more than 20 scientific works on specialized topics.

Has more than 40 patents for his inventions.

Awards and ranks:
  • Medal For Valorous Labour – (1970);
  • Order of Badge of Honor – (1978);
  • Inventor of USSR Medal – (1985);
  • The rank Honored USSR Inventor (1985);
  • Medal for Longstanding Conscientious Work – (1991);
  • Russian Government Award for science and technology 2009.



First Deputy General Director

Moskovchenko Artem Leonidovich

Education:
  • St Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance
  • Swiss Hotel Management School

Major:
  • Finance, credit and international economic relations
  • Hotel management and operations

Qualification:
  • Bachelor
  • Master

The main problem for Russian manufacturing ventures is the low labor productivity and ineffective process control system. Karat prevails over these difficulties. Our work is oriented to raising production standards and is conducted in our enterprise, we have introduced a modern information management system, and it covers the whole production process, beginning with new products design”.



Deputy General Director in Charge of Manufacturing and Strategic Development

Chirkov Valeriy Vasilyevich

Education:
  • Makarov Pacific Naval Institute
  • Sixth Highest Naval Special Officers’ Classes
  • Grechko Order of Lenin and Ushakov Naval Academy
  • Voroshilov General Staff Academy of the Armed Forces of USSR
  • Highest Academic Courses of the Voroshilov General Staff Academy of the Armed Forces of USSR

Qualification:
  • Officer with the highest military strategic-tactical education

Rank:
  • Vice-admiral

Achievements:
  • Vice Commander in Chief of the Russian Navy Pacific Fleet
  • Adviser to the chairman of the Federation Council of Russia
  • Authorized delegate of the Second President of the Russian Federation V. V. Putin, 2000–2004.
  • The initiator for developing the modified small-scale optical-electronic Bagheera weapon system for ship-borne anti-aircraft artillery

Awards:
Order of Service to the Motherland in the Armed Forces of the USSR, 3-rd grade
Order of Military Merit
More than 15 medals

Nowadays Russian Armed Forces and Navy are in desperate need of modern dependable instruments and systems. Unfortunately, successful and attractive projects often fail to reach their full implementation. As I see it, my task in Karat is to create such a process so that on the one hand, the designers would have new and interesting tasks, on the other hand, the systems created by them would be of high quality and reliable during implementation and production and eventually would be in the service of Russian Armed Forces”.



Deputy General Director in Charge of Economics and Finance

Moskovchenko Natalya Vasilyevna

Education:
  • Leningrad Lensovet Institute of Technology
    Now Saint Petersburg State Institute of Technology (Technical University)

Qualification:
Mechanic engineer

During the last 20 years she has been involved in providing economic and financial support to scientific research and manufacturing, implementing new systems for financial management at Karat.



Deputy General Director of Quality – Chief Controller

Zhukov Pavel Ivanovich

Education:
  • Leningrad Ulyanov-Lenin Electrotechnical Institute (LETI)

Major:
  • Computers

Qualification:
  • Systems Engineer

We work in an industry, where quality is the main requirement demanded of our product by the customer. Severe operating conditions, improved failure tolerance, the need for immediate repair – these are all requirements for our products and stimulate us at Karat to constantly perfect our production methods. The selection of the providers, testing of incoming components, and selection of contractors are major factors. All these processes play an important role in the whole production process and demand constant attention and development”.