Russian state-owned nuclear submarine builder Sevmash and the Rubin Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering will likely soon be headed by the firms’ current general directors’ deputies, a top defense industry official said on Friday.
Andrei Dyachkov will leave his posts as general director in both companies from July 1 to take over as President of the United Shipbuilding Corporation.
Dyachkov’s first deputy at Sevmash, Mikhail Budnichenko, is likely to head up the company, while Dyachkov’s first deputy at Rubin, Alexander Zmievsky, or current acting General Director Igor Vilnit may head the design bureau.
Sevmash, located in the port city of Severodvinsk on the White Sea, is the largest shipbuilding enterprise in Russia and the country’s sole nuclear submarine builder. Rubin is the largest marine engineering company offering design services in Russia.