New AvtoVAZ supply head, Ales Bratoz was 32 years with the Renault Group

New AvtoVAZ supply head, Ales Bratoz was 32 years with the Renault Group

AvtoVAZ has appointed Ales Bratoz to the new position of EVP for Production and Supply Chain Management.

Bratoz will lead a team of vice-presidents, Nikolay Strokov (VP for Vehicle Production), Sergey Uryupin (VP for Autocomponent Production), Paul Miller (VP for Supply Chain Management) and general director of the Lada-Izhevsk Plant, Mikhail Ryabov. 

Bratoz has spent 32 years in the Renault Group, where in recent years he was Plant Manager of Avtoframos Plant (Moscow, 2005-2008), general director of the Revoz Plant (Slovenia, 2008-2013) and general director of Oyak Renault (Turkey, 2008-2013).

In May this year, Bratoz was appointed as advisor to the AvtoVAZ president on production.

"[The] Introduction of position of EVP for Production and Supply Chain Management will assure centralisation of competencies and establishment of a common decision-making centre," said AvtoVAZ president, Nicolas Maure.

"Ales was successful at performing his duties at [the] Alliance's Plants in Slovenia and Turkey. I am sure his experience and professionalism will assure even more efficient management in vehicles and components production processes."

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