OREANDA-NEWS. January 20, 2011. Sergey Pondar was appointed to the First Level Team position of Managing Director Technology and Manufacturing Services of Ilim Group.

Mr. Pondar’s key tasks for the new assignment will be to improve the efficiency and sustainability of Ilim Group’s manufacturing systems. He is to ensure continuous upgrade of the Company’s production and environmental operations. To secure these goals, the Department headed by Mr. Pondar will focus on improving equipment efficiency, cutting costs and increasing capacity at Ilim Group’s manufacturing locations. Pondar will be responsible for health, safety, and fire prevention and protection issues, environmental performance, and forestry best practices.

Background information:

Sergey Pondar was born in Svetogorsk. In 1987 he graduated from the St. Petersburg Forestry Engineering Academy with a degree in Process Engineering. Sergey joined the Svetogorsk Pulp and Paper Mill as Shift Foreman, and was gradually promoted to the position of CEO. In 2009, Sergey Pondar was appointed Executive Director of ZAO Inernational Paper. From 2009 through 2010, Mr. Pondar worked for International Paper Company in the US on projects designed to develop manufacturing excellence tools and implement best manufacturing practices.