Experience

Rapid Development Services, Inc. is a product, process and equipment development company. It provides engineering services starting from the inception of the product all the way thru product development, process development, product design, engineering of automated machinery, design and fabrication of manufacturing production machinery, and integration services. This includes robotics, machine vision technology, data acquisition throughout the production line, assembly systems with experience in liquid dispensing, torque operations, pressing, welding, with automated inspection of the product, and high speed parts flexible feeder systems.

We have mechanical and electrical engineers that are designers of products and have developed new processes in conjunction with our equipment design engineering group. We are also builders of custom production filling, assembly, and packaging machinery with over 40 patents on products, processes, and equipment. To date RDS has implemented more than 300 complex, robotic, assembly and manufacturing projects worldwide.

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Biographies

Leon Gurevich:

For over thirty years, Leon Gurevich has been instrumental in helping major international corporations successfully reduce their labor costs and improve profitability. His education, experience, and engineering knowledge has been applied toward the implementation of new innovative strategies for new plant installations, automating existing production lines, trouble shooting for quality and equipment performance issues, introduction of new products and processes, providing evaluation during acquisitions, plant relocations and business restructuring.

As the founder and President of Rapid Development Services, Inc. Mr. Gurevich has worked with well-known companies such as Anheuser Busch Co., Medtronic, Johnson and Johnson, Cargill, General Mills, Abbott Labs, Federal Mogul, Pfizer, Cooper Industries, and more.

Prior to establishing Rapid Development Services, Inc. in 1993, Mr. Gurevich has spent eleven years as R&D and Engineering Manager for the Cooper Industries Co. His educational background includes a MBA from Webster University, BS in Electrical Engineering and Industrial Automation fields from Washington University, St. Louis and North-Western Polytechnic Institute in Russia. He has invented numerous devices and processes and received over 30 US and foreign patents in various fields, including electro-mechanical devices, home appliances, construction industry equipment and ceramic materials.

Most recently he was awarded by Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He has also served on the US Bank Advisory Board and has received Businessman of the Year Award from National republican Congressional Committee.
Mr. Gurevich has provided expert opinion to a number of the technical publications, including Assembly Magazine, Pharmaceutical Packaging and Manufacturing Engineering Magazines.
Leon Gurevich was interviewed on National television programs, such as World News Report hosted by Peter Jennings and Heartbeat of America hosted by William Shatner.

Arthur Simonyan:

For over 25 years Arthur Simonyan has been providing engineering, software development, machine design and fabrication services for automated applications. Arthur has B.S in Mechanical Engineering and MBA from Webster University. While working at Washington University, St. Louis, Mr. Simonyan has designed machines for Genetic Sequencing applications.

During periods of 6 years he had managed Maintenance Teams of a major St. Louis hospital. As an entrepreneur, Arthur has founded Computer Hardware and Software companies and led to development of one of the most efficient directory software packages on the market. Several years ago, Arthur has acquired interest in Rapid Development services and became its V.P. of Operations in charge of overseeing machine design work, fabrication work, supplier delivery schedules, and more.