Gleason Corporation recently opened a new wholly-owned subsidiary in Russia, Gleason Sales (CIS). Strategically located in Korolev near Moscow, Gleason Sales (CIS) will provide sales and service of Gleason's full line of gear production solutions to Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and all of the CIS member countries. Gleason has served the Russian and CIS markets for many years and has a large base of equipment installed in those markets. The creation of a wholly-owned subsidiary in Russia represents the next logical step for markets that are expected to see significant growth in many core manufacturing industries. According to John J. Perrotti, president and CEO of Gleason Corporation, "The CIS markets are poised for rapid growth. Gleason is well positioned to support these markets with the processes and technologies they need to compete effectively not only in their local markets, but in the global arena. We are proud to add this new subsidiary to our family of wholly-owned sales and service offices in more than 20 countries."