A month has already passed since the beginning of the ruthless and uncompromising war in Ukraine and with regret, we inform you about the first terrible sacrifice of it in our company.
On March 19, 2022, Volodymyr Kyselov at the age of 40, an employee of MDEM, the Team Lead of R&D department, passed away.
He was an extraordinary person, at the same time experienced and talented, responsive and a unique specialist.
Volodymyr Kyselov was born on February 16, 1982 in Mykolayiv. He received the specialty of a mechanical engineer after graduation from the National University of Shipbuilding n.a. Admiral Makarov.
Volodymyr was one of the first to join the program of training young specialists and completed it with excellent results. On July 2, 2007 he was employed at Marin Design Engineering Mykolayiv LLC at the position of design engineer.
Since 2011, he has been transferred to the R&D department. He worked in this team until the beginning of the war in Ukraine in 2022. While working at MDEM, he proved himself to be a creative person and an extraordinary specialist.
He was providing trainings in the usage of Siemens NX software to calculate the strength, vibration, and stability of marine structures not only to young specialists at MDEM, but also in other Damen divisions abroad.
Volodymyr dedicated his professional life to the implementation of innovative technologies, became one of the leading specialists of the international level and the face of MDEM.
Volodymyr loved life and always smiled. He played in a rock band, took an active part in corporate events and initiatives, and adapted new employees.
He was a patriot of his land, knew perfectly the history of his native city Mykolayiv, its architecture and willingly shared his views on the past and future of the city.
He never stayed away from the opportunity to participate in the social life of the company and took the lead in the implementation of creative initiatives with inspiration.
He could not stay away when our country was invaded. In the first days of the war, without waiting for a conscript to the military office, he decided to join the Ukrainian army.
His death befell him in the military barracks where the bomb fell.
The family and close friends believed until the end that he could have survived after the attack, but to the deepest regret, he was identified yesterday.
Volodymyr leaves behind his wife Alyona and two children Anastasia (born in 2009) and Timothy (born in 2012).
Bright memory to Volodymyr. Heroes don't die!
Glory to Ukraine! Glory to Heroes!