| Award Finalist
Rapid Development Services
Leon Gurevich emmigrated to St. Louis from Russia at the age of
23 speaking very little English. Since his Russian engineering degree
was not applicable in the United States, he began his studies at
Washington University while working full time. Shortly before receiving
his degree, Gurevich was hired by Bussman Fuse. While there, he
pioneered five product lines, was awarded 20 patents, and developed
high-speed assembly lines.
he and Emanuill Grigg formed Rapid Development Services (RDS)
to provide innovative manufacturing solutions using the latest
technology. Within months of its inception, RDS was able to provide
Anheuser-Busch with a unique design for a hops lifter. The design
was so successful that Anheuser-Busch installed it in all of their
breweries and placed RDS on their preferred vendor list. RDS has
gone to do work for many other major corporations including Monsanto,
Johnson & Johnson and Mallinckrodt.
focuses on robotics as the core of its manufacturing solutions.
The company has implemented hundreds of complex, robotic assembly
and manufacturing solutions worldwide. (back)