Venture capitalist Anatoly Vanetik has led a notable career in business, beginning in the international oil and gas sector. Since 1996, Anatoly Vanetik has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Vanetik & Associates, Inc., a consulting and finance firm in Irvine, California, that specializes in natural resources projects. Vanetik & Associates has also invested in Internet start-ups, biofuels, and American and Eastern European real estate. Anatoly Vanetik received a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Ukraine in 1966. Anatoly Vanetik subsequently worked in the Soviet aerospace industry until 1979. After that time, Anatoly Vanetik worked for a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, a US defense contractor, and entered the energy business in the early 1990s in the former Soviet Union. From 1990 until 1995, Anatoly Vanetik held the position of President at InterNat, Inc., an international trading firm that supplied general consumption products to the former Soviet Republics, and particularly to Kazakhstan. In the early 1990s, Mr. Vanetik launched one of the first joint ventures in the Soviet Union, co-founded with the Ministry of Oil Products. Anatoly Vanetik was appointed the exclusive representative for the company in the USA and Canada. In 1992, Anatoly Vanetik co-founded a second company, Poladyne Corporation, a lubricant manufacturing firm that collaborated with major oil companies globally, including Texaco, Mobil, and Unocal. In this role, Anatoly Vanetik supplied petroleum products to Eurasia, North America, and the Russian Federation. Anatoly Vanetik was recognized for his achievements in 1993 when he was named Businessman of the Year by Delovye Lyudi (Former USSR Magazine), a prominent Russian publication. In 1995, Anatoly Vanetik launched ARAY, Inc., the exclusive American agent for MONTAGSPETSTROY, the former Ministry of Construction of the Russian Federation and one of the largest construction companies in the world. The U.S. Congress allocated $9 billion for the destruction of Soviet biological and nuclear weapons, and MONTAGSPETSTROY was contracted to conduct the operation in tandem with American engineering firms. Anatoly Vanetik was responsible for negotiating with firms, including Raytheon Engineering, Bechtel, and Westinghouse.
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