VIAM – Tatarstan: in the interests of long-term partnership
On 19 March, 2015, deputy Prime-Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan, Minister of Industry and Trade of RT, Ravil Kh. Zaripov visited the All-Russian Scientific-Research Institute of Aviation Materials (VIAM).
In the course of negotiations, academician of RAS, Evgeny N. Kablov, Director General of VIAM, discussed with the guest the question of establishment of VIAM’s branch on the territory of Tatarstan. Besides, the head of VIAM told Ravil Zaripov about perspective plans of the institute and also about strategic directions of development of materials and technologies of their processing for the period until 2030. He paid special attention to perspective developments of VIAM to create materials of new generation and additive technologies.
It should be noted, that Director General of OJSC “KNIAT”, Farit G. Shaikhiev also took part in the meeting.
It should be remembered, that on 8 June, 2011, an agreement on scientific-technical cooperation between VIAM and Tatarstan was concluded.
Ravil Zaripov was born in the village Novyy-Tumutuk, Bakalinsky District, Bashkir Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. In 1977 he graduated from Kazanian Aviation Institute with a degree in “mechanic engineer”. In 1977 he began his labor activity as a processing engineer at Almetyevsk factory “Radiopribor”. In 1980-1989 he worked as a section manager, deputy shop manager and shop manager of factory “Kamaz”. Since 1989 he worked as a chief of machine-tool plant of factory “Kamaz”. In 1990 he was an instructor of Defense Industry department of Tatarstan regional committee of CPSU. In 1990-1992 he was a director of machine-tool factory “PO ELAZ”. In 1998-2003 he headed the free-trade zone “Alabuga”. On 17 March, 2009, he took up his post as a Minister of Industry and Trade of RT. Since 28 May, 2012 he has held a post as a deputy Prime-Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan, Minister of Industry and Trade of RT. He is Candidate of Technical Sciences, correspondent member of RF Academy of Technological Sciences.