As of January 1st, 2022 Mr Alexey Ratushniy has taken over the function of the Managing Director of Multivac Russia. Alexey Ratushniy completed his studies in Mechanical Engineering, and he worked in management positions in the machine building industry before he joined Multivac. He has extensive experience in managing a production, sales and service organization and extensive knowledge of the Russian market. Alexey Ratushniy succeeds the previous Managing Director of Multivac Russia, Timo Merinen, who retired at the end of 2021. "We would like to thank Mr Merinen for his many years of work and successful commitment to Multivac and wish him all the best for his future", says Christian Traumann, Group President of Multivac.
Multivac Russia is a subsidiary of the Multivac Group and has been represented on the Russian market since 2007. In 2021, the company opened a unique Technical Innovation Centre with its own showroom as well as an Application & Training Centre in Moscow. This is an important step in the development of Multivac's business in the Russian market. The purpose of the Technical Innovation Centre is not only to make Russian customers directly aware of Multivac’s innovative solutions, but also to provide them with the opportunity to test products and consumables in conditions as close as possible to their own production environment. There is equipment for slicing, packaging, labelling and inspection over an area of more than 250 square metres.
Commenting on Alexey Ratushniy‘s appointment, Gregor Thomalla, Vice President Operations CIS & SEE at Multivac stated: "We are delighted to welcome Alexey Ratushniy to his new responsibilities as Head of our Russian subsidiary. His appointment as Managing Director is a further step in strengthening the local Multivac Russia Team."