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The LEDAS Team

David Levin, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder, LEDAS

David Levin

Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder, LEDAS

David Levin graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics at Novosibirsk State University, following which he was engaged at academic institutions in the fields of computational mathematics, software engineering, and artificial intelligence (AI). On the basis of his work, he published two books and was awarded a PhD. During 1985-1988, Dr Levin led the Applied AI Project as part of an ambitious Soviet IT innovation program. In 1989, he became the co-organizer of Russian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, and there he held the position of Director for Research for ten years.
In 1999, Dr Levin co-founded LEDAS, and became its CEO. In 2004, he organized the CAD/PLM portal isicad.ru, and is now its editor-in-chief. In 2011, Dr Levin stepped down as CEO to give more time to directing LEDAS as the Board Chairman.

Evgeny Kuznetsov, Chief Financial Officer and Co-Founder, LEDAS

Evgeny Kuznetsov

Chief Financial Officer and Co-Founder, LEDAS

Evgeny Kuznetsov graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics at Novosibirsk State University, where he later took additional studies in the fields of securities transactions and methods of organizing new enterprises. Upon graduation, Mr. Kuznetsov built his professional career in management and finances. He was elected mayor of Novosibirsk Akademgorodok in 1990-91. Mr. Kuznetsov organized a number of major academic and business ventures, in which he held senior managerial and financial positions. In 1993-1994, he was Director of Development for SibStroy Bank, and later he provided consulting services in the field of finance.
In 1999, he co-founded LEDAS together with David Levin, and now holds the position of Chief Financial Officer.

Alexey Ershov, Chief Executive Officer, LEDAS

Alexey Ershov

Chief Executive Officer, LEDAS

Since joining LEDAS in 1999, Alexey Ershov has participated in numerous mathematical software projects in different areas, such as theoretical concepts of sub-definite computations based on constraint propagation, and in practical CAD problems, like part and assembly design, motion simulation, and direct modeling. In 2007 Alexey Ershov received his PhD in geometric constraint solving. He has published twenty scientific papers.
For several years, Dr Ershov was the key developer and manager of several science-intensive software development projects for different CAD/CAM vendors. He was the head of the team of LGS geometric constraint solver in 2006-2011. In October 2011, Dr. Ershov is appointed Chief Executive Officer of LEDAS. He still supervises the most important LEDAS contracts on software development services.

Dmitry Ushakov, Chief Executive Officer,  Bricsys Technologies Russia

Dmitry Ushakov

Chief Executive Officer, Bricsys Technologies Russia

Dmitry Ushakov was hired in 1999 by LEDAS to be the lead programmer, and then was promoted to the position of Chief Technology Officer, and later Director of Product Management. During this time, hå initiated and supervised development of LGS, LEDAS geometric constraint solver, which defined LEDAS business model for the succeeding period. He is the visionary for a new variational direct modeling technology for the next generation of CAD, implemented in the series of Driving Dimensions plug-ins for 3D modeling software. In February 2011, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of LEDAS. In October 2011 Dmitry Ushakov was assigned as CEO of newly established Bricsys Technologies Russia. He remains a member of LEDAS Board.
Dr Ushakov is a member of the board of the isicad.ru and isicad.net web portals. He has written around eighty technical and scientific papers. He authored the Introduction to Mathematical Background of CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM book and is a co-author and co-editor of The PLM Encyclopedia. Dr Ushakov holds an MSc degree in mathematics and a PhD in computer science from Novosibirsk State University.

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