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KMZ Industries Appoints Former Ag Growth International Executive as Strategic Advisor


KMZ Industries, a leading provider of grain storage and handling solutions, today announced the appointment of Viсtoria Umin as Strategic Advisor. Umin brings extensive experience in international business development, strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate client relationship management to the role.

Viсtoria Umin is currently the Managing Director of Green&Clean Global and Vice President of the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce. She previously held a 15-year career at Ag Growth International (AGI), where she served as Senior Director of Global Strategy and Business Development. At AGI, Umin was responsible for a wide range of international business development activities, including strategy, M&A, market entry, corporate client relationship management, and product development tailored to regional market needs.

We are thrilled to welcome Viсtoria Umin to the KMZ Industries team,” said Andriy Nosok, Managing Director at Dragon Capital, the majority shareholder of KMZ Industries. “Her appointment will open up new opportunities for the company to execute its international development strategy and strengthen its position in the global industry.”

“Over the past 20 years, KMZ Industries has transformed from a local manufacturer into a world-class company that competes on par with global producers,” said Umin. “The company’s next important step in its development is to enter the global market. KMZ Industries, like many Ukrainian companies, faces new challenges every day and demonstrates incredible resilience and ambition in difficult market conditions. I am proud to be a part of this new stage of the company’s development, to have the opportunity to join and become a part of the success of a Ukrainian manufacturer,” she emphasized. “KMZ Industries has great potential due to its existing developments and qualified personnel, so the company is well-positioned  to lead in the global market  for grain handling equipment.”

Viсtoria Umin

We are very enthusiastic about this cooperation,” commented Valeriia Kalashnyk, CEO of KMZ Industries. “Viсtoria Umin’s unique experience and extensive expertise will strengthen our company to achieve high results in the international business arena.

Valeriia Kalashnyk

About KMZ Industries

KMZ Industries (PrJSC “KARLIVSKIY MASHYNOBUDIVNIY ZAVOD”) – https://kmzindustries.ua/en – is a leading provider of turn-key solutions for the grain storage and handling industry. The company is the largest manufacturer of grain handling equipment in Ukraine and produces its whole range, including silos, grain dryers, conveying equipment, and separators, as well as providing automation and installation services. The company has successfully implemented over 5,000 projects. In 2012, the company acquired the assets of Brice-Baker (UK), one of the European leading suppliers of grain handling equipment. In April 2021, it announced a merger with the grain handling division of Variant Agro Bud LLC – https://variant-ab.com.ua/ – and became the undisputed technological leader in the Ukrainian market. Dragon Capital, one of the largest investment companies in Ukraine, is the majority shareholder of KMZ Industries.


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