IZHEVSK, Russia – OAO IzhAvto, Russia’s second-largest car manufacturer, appoints Mikhail Dobyndo, former vice president of Lada maker OAO AvtoVAZ, its new managing director. Dobyndo, 53, joined AvtoVAZ in 1971 and was named vice president-production in 1999. He succeeds Dmitri Ryabov, who has moved up to head the automotive activities of the SOK Group. SOK controls IzhAvto, the assembly plant ZAO RosLada and several suppliers. Ryabov also will be in charge of IzhAvto’s venture with Kia ...

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