Dr. Yury A. Azovtsev is a Vice President of the VibroAcoustical Systems and Technologies, Inc. (VAST) responsible for international operations and is one of the authors of the program for rolling elements bearings diagnostics and condition prediction. Dr. Azovtsev was graduated from the Leningrad Shipbuilding Institute in 1966. He worked as an engineer in the Krylov Central Scientific Research Institute and as a Department Manager in the Central Scientific Research Institute in Marine Electrical Engineering. In 1975, he received his Doctor's Degree in Technical Sciences from the Leningrad Shipbuilding Institute and in 1978-1982, was the Secretary of a Subcommittee of the International Electrotechnical Committee. He has several scientific publications and Soviet patents.