Head of United Shipbuilding Corporation Fired After 11 Months
- The Moscow Times
- May. 07 2013 00:00
- Last edited 15:52
Theáembattled president ofáthe state-owned United Shipbuilding Corporation was dismissed Monday after coming under increased pressure foráhis lackluster performance fromáDeputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.
Andrei Dyachkov signed his dismissal papers fromáa hospital bed, less than aáyear after being appointed toáthe post, news reports said.
It also was not clear why Dyachkov, who will turn 56 onáMay 31, was ináthe hospital.
Rogozin, who supervises theádefense industry and had nominated Dyachkov for the post last June, had criticized Dyachkov inárecent weeks foráfailing toácomplete various civil andámilitary projects onádeadline.
During aávisit toáAstrakhan onáApril 13, Rogozin criticized him during a meeting shown on public television forádelays ináthe construction ofáthe Zvezda shipyard ináthe Far East. He said theáprogress reports did not match theáreality ofámatters atáthe site.
The company was working on the projects along with South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.
Onáanother occasion, Rogozin criticized Dyachkov forákeeping theáBratsk nuclear submarine ináthe repair dock since 2007.
Dyachkov replaced Roman Trotsenko, who left last year amid a conflict with then-Defense Minister Anatoly Serdukov. Prior toáthis appointment, he headed theáSevmash shipyard (2011-12), which produces nuclear submarines for the Navy and is a subsidiary of the United Shipbuilding Corporation; andáthe Rubin Central Design Bureau foráMarine Engineering (2009-11).
Aáreplacement was not immediately named toáthe United Shipbuilding Corporation, which unites theágovernment's shipbuilding, repair andámaintenance subsidiaries ináwestern andánorthern Russia andáthe Far East. The company's board of directors is chaired by Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin.