Andrey Polyakov - Musician, Engineer, Designer, Luthier, Top Manager
Every company has a history. Ours began in 2011. On the other hand, the roots of this history go back to the 1980s and concern one person without whom it is impossible to imagine our present and future. This person is me, Andrey Polyakov, born in Minsk, BY, quite a long time ago.
I started assembling the first guitars and pickups made of radio headphones at the age of 12. Fortunately, I have had my hands from birth where I need it and my head is open to good ideas.
After graduating from school, I got to study radio – electronics, which I finished as an engineer-constructor of radio electronic devices with my master’s thesis “Design and implementation of the Electric Guitar“.
During my studies in 1985, together with my colleague Andrey Rumyantsev, I founded a guitar company called “POLARUM GUITARS CUSTOM SHOP”, which in a short time became one of the industry leaders in the USSR, if in those times of “advanced socialism” you could say about any industry. The dynamic development lasted until 1990, when a lot of changes took place in the world and in my life. The end of the USSR, departure to the USA, return from the USA, stagnation in the country forced me to look for other solutions for my life. This is how I came to Poland, where I became strongly associated with the IT industry, where I achieved considerable results, ending my career as a CIO / Director for Strategy and Development in fairly large structures of international reach. I managed the projects of the first Internet TV broadcast in Poland at the construction of the fTV.pl portal, the first business implementation in Poland based on the Microsoft .NET platform and other projects in PL, USA, BY, RU.
The year 2008, together with the announced artificial crisis, led me to further changes in my life, that is, to return to the industry. It was not an easy decision but the right one because I like freedom and everything related to the guitars that have accompanied me for 18 years of my IT career.
Since then, we have been constantly developing, some say even too fast. Several unique world-class projects have been created, and a few where we have no equal!