Graduated from the Bauman Moscow Higher Technical School, the Institute of National Economy Management, the Academy of National Economy under the USSR Council of Ministers.
Vladimir I. Prikhodko worked as design engineer, deputy head of workshop at the Kremenchug Automobile Plant (KrAZ), chief engineer at KRCBW, director of the All-Union Scientific-Research Design Technological Institute of Wagon Building.
Since 1988 up to the present, he has been the head of the Kryukovsky Railway Car Building Works.
Candidate of Technical Sciences, Honored Mechanical Engineer of Ukraine. He was awarded the Order of Merit of the second and third degree. Laureate of the State Prize of Ukraine in the field of science and technology for the creation of domestic passenger coaches.
Member of the Presidium of the Federation of Employers of Ukraine.