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37 ARMZ Employees Are Finalists for 2019 Rosatom’s Person of the Year
This achievement is an absolute record for the Mining Division in the history of the competition.
They have summarized the results of 2019 Rosatom’s Person of the Year, which is an industry-wide recognition program, and named the finalists to include 348 people this year. There were a total of 2,353 applicants and this is another record in the history of the competition indicating its growing popularity.
The year of 2019 was quite fruitful for ARMZ, with 37 of its employees having reached the final. This is an absolute record for Rosatom’s Mining Division. However, it is worth noting that the pandemic has brought about some changes in the program, and the big twist of award winning status is still unveiled so far as the date of the awards ceremony is moved to April 2021 in light of the high-threat epidemiological situation and the winner announcement and the awards ceremony to take place in Sochi will gather the finalists for both years at once.
This year, the absentee ballots for the special-category finalists have been cast by heads of divisions and non-divisional enterprises for the first time ever, with no permits to vote in favor of homegrown talents.
The three finalists for the Step Ahead special category nominated by Director General of Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation include Igor Semenov’s team, while Aleksey Nevsky of ARMZ, PIMCU’s Oleg Proskuryakov, Igor Mereskin, Ravil Safiullin, Oleg Alekseev, and Zuffar Akchurin, Nikita Maslyakov of ARMZ Mining Machinery, and TVEL’s Denis Peregudov and Aleksey Goryaev are declared the other nine winners.
The category was brought about to evaluate a front runner product or solution that could give rise to an appreciable breakthrough in the market.
The team has arranged for the manufacturing of L140B load-haul-dumpers in Krasnokamensk in less than a year. They are powered by lithium-ion batteries and do not release any harmful emissions into the atmosphere and, as a result, there are no noises or fumes inside the mine. These machines are 20% cheaper than their overseas equivalents and they are the first ever introduced in Russia. LHDs have been already used at PIMCU, with the debut batch being sent to Polymetal and dealers in Latin America. They are expected to bring about an economic benefit of RUB 1.014 billion in five years.
The top three teams in the CEO-introduced special category of Sustainable Development include 10 representatives of the Mining Division: Khiagda’s Andrey Gladyshev, Oleg Polyakov, Mariya Ostroumova, Anatoliy Mikhailov and Bella Mikhailovskaya, Dalur’s Aleksey Mylnikov and Leonid Ivanchikov, Viktoriya Dolina and Yuriy Murashko of ARMZ, and Yelena Epova of RPS.
The team was able to ensure sustainable development in the ARMZ regions by implementing four projects, including the Effective Region, Arguing Against Radiophobia, Social Entrepreneurship, and Khiagda On Steam.
Another finalist in the CEO-introduced special category of Instructor of the Year was Aleksandr Likhachev of PIMCU. In 2019, he trained 11 people who successfully passed their qualifying tests, while his crew achieved 116.6% production program targets and spent 98% of the cost budget. Over the course of his professional career, he has taught a total of more than 130 trainees in Electric Mine Locomotive Operation.
The upstream atomic professionals have also received recognition in general corporate categories, including Mikhail Kovalenko of RUSBURMASH in the Independent Monitoring and Audits, Ivan Krupyanko of ARMZ in the Communications Management, Gleb Nosyrev of RUSBURMASH in the Development and Market Promotion, PIMCU’s Tatyana Ralko in the Law & Assets Unit, and Khiagda’s Maksim Orlov in the Purchases, Logistics and Quality.
The competition jury also awarded 12 more finalists in the division-specific categories, such as the Hydrometallurgical Equipment Operator (Olga Gritsay and Artem Morozov from PIMCU and Dalur’s Aleksey Denisov), the Stope Miner (Vitaliy Gurdikov, Sergey Mikhailov, and Nikolay Salnikov of PIMCU), the Geotechnical Well Engineer (Khiagda’s Oleg Lenskikh and Dmitriy Myrgorod and Dalur’s Aleksey Shatunov), and the Drilling Rig Operator (PIMCU’s Sergey Ivanov and Aleksandr Malenkikh and Ruslan Shagibalov of RUSBURMASH).
«We are very happy that the number of our finalists is growing year after year and that the skills and professional level of the employees in the Mining Division are recognized as quite high. Today, ARMZ offers its employees a wide range of opportunities for them to fully exercise their abilities and reach the most ambitious goals. And what is most important is that it all helps achieve our overall result: better performance of enterprises within ARMZ Uranium Holding Co.,» said Stanislav Anikeev, HR Director, ARMZ.