Rodion Merzlyakov, who previously performed duties of Commercial Director, has been appointed Managing Director of I.T. Co.’s Ural branch office. Former Managing Director – Andrey Sinaychenko – continues his enrollment as Technical Director of the Infrastructure Solutions Department in Moscow office.
Mr. Merzlyakov has a great deal of experience in cooperation with oil & gas enterprises. Throughout his career he worked closely with I.T. Co., was involved in several projects on the part of customers, and in 2009 received a job offer to head the I.T. Co. Ural office as Commercial Director.
The Ural branch office controls Bashkortostan, Chelyabinsk and Orenburg regions. For 16 years the Ural office implemented hundreds of IT projects for different customers, among which are the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Bashkortostan, the Pension Fund Department of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Bashkortostan, Bashneft, Bashkirenergo, Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Company, Sberbank of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Bashkortostan, the Ufa State Aviation Technical University (UGATU) and many others. «During that time our team gained reputation as a reliable partner and attractive employer. This experience allows us to develop our business in other locations. For instance, starting from 2011 we plan our active involvement in the Western Siberian Region. My main challenge in the role of Managing Director is to increase business volume and develop partnerships with key customers», Rodion Merzlyakov said.
Among main duties of Andrey Sinaychenko in the role of Technical Director of the Infrastructure Solutions Department are the increase of I.T. Co.’s infrastructure business, support and development of technological expertise and development of innovative solutions.
Rodion Merzlaykov was born in 1971 in Neftekamsk. In 1994 he graduated from the Ufa State Petroleum Technological University and obtained a degree of Automation Engineer for Technological Processes of Oil and Gas Extraction. He worked for the Oil and Gas Production Department at Ufaneft (branch of Bashneft) where he started as a mechanic and with time was promoted to the Head of Automation Department. Under Rodion’s supervision the first I.T. – SCS structured cabling system was implemented at Bashneft (in the office administrative center of Ufaneft). In 2006 Rogion joined Neftautomatica as the Deputy Marketing General Director. Since 2010 he has worked for the I.T. Co.’s branch office in Ural.
Rodion Merzlaykov is married and has three sons. He enjoys spending his free time with family and friends.