Penray Announces Change in Power Fleet Regional Sales Management

first_imgWith more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. – As of today, the Power Fleet division of Penray will split the country and form two regions for its heavy duty chemical product offering. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement To form the new territory management, Penray will promote two long-time employees from their existing sales roles as regional sales managers. Joe Long will assume the position of director of sales, east region, and Mike Goodheart will become the director of sales, west region.   “We feel, by dividing the country, we will be able to streamline sales efforts for our OEM and traditional distribution partners while providing the necessary management support for our existing regional sales managers,” said Randy Fowler, vice president of sales and marketing.,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Community Invited For Cake At Zia Credit Union Until 2 P.M.

first_imgMember Services Representative II Alicia Morales, left, and Marketing/Business Development Manager Laura Loy invite the community to stop by the lobby for cake until 2 p.m. today and help celebrate Zia Credit Union’s 65th anniversary at 1001 Central Ave. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.comlast_img

‘Thames Gateway could be new Rome’ says Sir Stuart Lipton

first_imgHe said the government should commit to making sure that the Thames Gateway is a great place and achieves its full potential. ‘At the moment the region is dressed in rags,’ he said. ‘Will this be one of the biggest projects in UK history that has been dumbed down by Noddy architecture? Can it be turned into a really great place?’Lipton was speaking at a panel discussion at the Thames Gateway Forum in Essex alongside: Lend Lease chairman Nigel Hugill; chairman of the Thames Gateway Judith Armitt; head of professional services at Jones Lang LaSalle Andrew Gould; and director of the National Audit Office David Corner. The session was chaired by Property Week editor Giles Barrie. He added: ‘Every great project needs to have a message and the message is quality. The government from the prime minister down need to get their act together. This project needs to be delivered with love and care and not plans and pages.’ Lend Lease’s Hugill agreed and called for the government to commit to community and civic facilities such as schools, health facilities and education centres in the Thames Gateway.‘The plans going forward have become confused by the sheer scale of the area,’ he said. ‘I saw people standing around the model of the Thames Gateway with a look of puzzlement on their faces. What the government needs to do is to pick out five or six areas for regeneration and target them.’ Armitt responded to criticisms from the panel and said that the government at the highest levels was committed to delivering the scheme. ‘You will see by the end of the day that there is commitment from the very highest level. It doesn’t get any better than that,’ she said. ‘I did not come into this job to sit around writing plans. I came here to deliver the Thames Gateway.’ She had set up a £35m start up fund to be invested in city square style developments but said the majority of the £43bn investment would have to come from the private sector.last_img read more

Riverhead Anti-Litter Cleanup

first_imgPenelope Boerum’s Riverhead High School class cleaned up South Jamesport beach.Almost 75 people turned out to help clean up Riverhead on October 19. Deborah Wetzel, chair of the Anti-Litter Committee, said, “The goal of today’s cleanup is to encourage people to stop throwing trash out their car windows. Instead keep a trash bag in your car and throw it out when you get home or dispose of it when you get your gas. Let’s keep our planet green and clean!” Students from Riverhead High School and  Boy Scout Troop 94 showed up to assist.Members of Boy Scout Troop 94 helped. Sharelast_img read more

City steps up water enforcement

first_imgIn light of the current drought crisis, the City’s four area-based Mayco members have started delivering warning notices to some of the households, businesses, and government departments with high water consumption across the metro.On Wednesday February 22, Mayco member for area central, Siyabulela Mamkeli visited properties in Surrey Estate, Manenberg, and Primrose Park and the following day, Athlone and Rylands.This follows the initiative by Mayor Patricia de Lille to visit the properties of high water users.The City has also started inserting these notices into the rates bills of some of the high water users, based on their consumption as at January 2017. In addition, the names of those residents or businesses who have paid admission-of-guilt fines or appeared in court will be made public.Since the implementation of water restrictions, the City has identified 20 000 residences with high water consumption, as well as commercial customers and government departments. Out of the one million customers the City provides with formal metered water connections, these formal households have been identified as using over50 000 litres a month.The City will continue to monitor these high consumption properties and, if they fail to reduce consumption voluntarily, the installation of water management devices will be considered.The City will also step up its enforcement of Level 3B restrictions.Dam levels are currently at 23.5 percent, amounting to about 121 days of useable water left.To report contraventions, you can email water.restrictions@capetown.gov.za or SMS 31373.last_img read more

Harvey Weinstein resigns from Directors Guild of America

first_img Published: November 27, 2017 9:39 PM EST LOS ANGELES (AP) Harvey Weinstein is no longer a member of the Directors Guild of America.A DGA representative said Weinstein resigned his membership effective Monday.Weinstein has been expelled from a number of professional guilds and organizations, including the Producer’s Guild and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since dozens of women have come forward to accuse the movie mogul of sexual harassment or sexual assaults, including rape. His representatives have denied all accusations of non-consensual sex.The DGA represents more than 16,000 industry professionals including directors and members of directing teams. Although Weinstein was most well-known for producing films, he has a co-directing credit on the 1986 film “Playing for Keeps” with his brother Bob Weinstein. The DGA said last month that Weinstein was facing expulsion. SHARE Harvey Weinstein resigns from Directors Guild of America center_img Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Author: Associated Press last_img read more

Comment: Presidents Club – profession is rife with behaviours that firms should have stamped out

first_imgMishcon de Reya issued the following statement: ‘The existence of male only events of the type operated by the Presidents Club are contrary to the core values of Mishcon de Reya, specifically that we always aim to foster a culture which thrives on diversity and respect for the individual. The firm endeavours in all its matters and dealings to be an inclusive environment where everyone can realise their full potential.The actions that took place that night were deplorable and should be condemned. They have no legitimate place in society.Nick Minkoff attended the evening as a guest in order to support good causes. He is embarrassed by being associated with this event and has confirmed that he never personally witnessed any of the reported behaviours but does not dispute them. He himself condemns any such behaviours.’ I can hear it already ‘please no, not another blog on the Presidents Club dinner’, no more #metoo. I’m bracing myself for the online abuse I’m likely to elicit before even tapping the keyboard. This blog is for sure going to make uncomfortable reading if you are one of the many, many old-school sexist and entitled men who still run the legal profession. It’s a fact. Our profession is rife with behaviours and attitudes that firms should have eliminated long ago under the auspices of and with enforcement action by the regulators.I would go further. As a partner in a firm you should have a duty to report your fellow partners who commit or condone sexism or sexual harassment. Indeed, this must apply to anyone who is in the profession not just those at the top who are, after all, setting the bar for behavioural standards. Instead what ordinarily happens is men close ranks and protect one another. The ‘troublemaking’ female victim is pushed out. If she won’t go why not try breaking her mentally so that she has to leave the workplace? Problem solved. As long as you then get her to sign a confidentiality obligation in a settlement agreement life just carries on as normal and the conduct goes unpunished. Everybody is not fine.Mishcon de Reya has issued a statement [see below] seeking to distance the firm from the event after the publication of one of its partner’s names on the guest list. It’s all the familiar platitudes ‘contrary to the firm’s core values’ blah blah blah. But will they sanction Mr Minkoff? I doubt it. Especially if he is a significant contributor to the bottom line. Will the SRA? Mr Minkoff is ’embarrassed’. Really? Embarrassed by the association or that he has been named and shamed? Shouldn’t the word he is looking for be ‘ashamed’? How about ‘disgusted’? The SRA Principles 2011 in the SRA Handbook state that ‘Members of the public should be able to place their trust in you. Any behaviour either within or outside your professional practice which undermines this trust damages not only you, but also the ability of the legal profession as a whole to serve society’ (2.11). Mandatory Principle 2 is to act with integrity. Principle 6 is behaving in a way that maintains public trust. Principle 9 is about encouraging and respecting diversity. These principles are not optional. The Bar Standards Board has similar rules. We work in a regulated industry. There are rules. If you break the rules you must be sanctioned.I am militantly against confidentiality obligations in settlement agreements (NDAs) which prevent victims of sexual harassment and discrimination from disclosing what has happened to them. Fine, gag them from telling others what the settlement terms are and how much they received in settlement payment, but it ought to be unlawful to stop the victim talking publicly about what they have been through. Until this veil of secrecy is lifted by making it unlawful in the way that settlement agreements cannot gag a person from whistleblowing nothing will change.Naming and shaming might be uncomfortable but is there another way to eliminate unacceptable attitudes and behaviours if there are no consequences for this conduct? It should be compulsory to report a regulated person to the regulator for conduct which breaches the Handbook and Code. A higher level of scrutiny around behaviour is expected of us. Scrutiny goes with the territory. Now is the time for the regulators to show their teeth and stamp out the scourge on our profession which is sexism and sexual harassment. What better moment to start?Karen Jackson is a specialist discrimination lawyer and managing director of her own firm, didlaw. last_img read more

Ministers and railway heads confer

first_imgINTRO: This year’s international Rail Summit will be held on September 19Once again, the European and Asian Rail Summit will serve to underscore the international character of InnoTrans. Guests from more than 50 countries in Europe and Asia, including transport ministers, railway CEOs and leading representatives from the railway industry have been invited to gather for the Summit in Berlin on September 19. EARS 2006 is being hosted by Deutsche Bahn AG, and the programme is focused on the challenges that currently face railways in western, central and eastern Europe, and in Asia. InnoTrans will also be attracting top-level representatives from the international railway associations. Also on September 19, there will be a General Meeting of the Community of European Railways & Infrastructure Managers (CER) and a meeting of the Executive Committee of the International Union of Railways (UIC).Gotthard base tunnel première The introduction of the new Tunnel Construction segment has motivated Implenia AG of Switzerland to exhibit at InnoTrans for the first time. Formed through the merger of Batigroup-Holding AG and Zschokke Holding AG with effect from January 1 2006, Implenia AG is now Switzerland’s largest construction services company. A major share of its business is in tunnelling and specialised civil engineering. Implenia is playing an important role in the boring of the 57 km Gotthard base tunnel. Upon completion in 2016, this will be the world’s longest rail tunnel, and it will be the most impressive reference in Implenia’s display. Automatic Train ControlSystems supplier GE Transportation will be showing its SSC automatic train control system at InnoTrans 2006. Designed to provide continuous control of train speed, SSC is based on microwave data communication between lineside signals and onboard equipment. GE Transportation developed the technology with Italian infrastructure manager RFI and state-owned train operator TrenItalia. The first SSC installation was put into service during July on RFI’s 438 km long main line on the Italian island of Sardinia. SCC complies with current CENELEC electrotechnical standards for use in any country. International marketing platform “2004 was a great success, so we’re coming back to InnoTrans a second time”, says Rolf Hess of Swiss company Ruf Telematik AG. Centrepiece of the company’s display is its VisiWeb passenger information system, which provides travellers with up-to-date information across different modes on buses and trains or at stations. Ruf Telematik aims wherever possible to produce all components itself to high quality standards, from software programming to manufacture of the display units. According to Hess, InnoTrans offers an ideal marketing platform to increase international business.CAPTION: Switzerland’s Implenia AG is a specialist in tunnelling and advanced civil engineeringCAPTION: Having participated in the European and Asian Rail Summit at InnoTrans 2004, DB AG Chairman Hartmut Mehdorn is also expected to attend this year’s eventInnoTrans 2006 informationLocation: Berlin Trade Fair September 19-22 , 09.00 – 18.00Admission (including catalogue):One-day ticket €32Season ticket €42For more details contact:InnoTrans 2006, Messe Berlin GmbH, Messedamm 22, D-14055 Berlin, GermanyTel: +49 30 3038 2036 Fax: +49 30 3038 2190innotrans@messe-berlin.dewww.innotrans.comlast_img read more

On-track plant delivered to Bulgarian contractor

first_imgBULGARIA: Rail infrastructure contractor ZHP Stroy has taken delivery of five machines ordered from Plasser & Theurer in 2013 as the basis for a track construction and maintenance fleet it plans to use across Bulgaria and the Balkans. The PA 1-20 ES twin-unit sleeper layer has electronic controls enabling the automated placement of different types of sleepers with millimetre precision.The USP 2005 universal ballast distributing and profiling machine for both plain line and turnouts stores surplus ballast in a hopper for returning to the track where required.The MTW 100.083 self-powered overhead electrification installation and maintenance tower vehicle is based on a design in service with Austrian Federal Railways, equipped with the latest controls.The APT 1500 RL automatic flash-butt rail welding robot is delivered to worksites by road. It is equipped with PlasserDatamatic remote diagnostic systems.The Unimat 08-475/4S universal tamping machine offers three-rail lifting and four-rail tamping.last_img read more

Sixth annual Shaggy & Friends charity concert set for January 6th

first_imgThe Shaggy Make A Difference Foundation (SMADF) continues its altruistic work with the sixth staging of the unifying charity concert, Shaggy & Friends, scheduled for Saturday, January 6, 2018, on the lawns of Jamaica House, St. Andrew.Assists Bustamante Hospital for Children Co-Produced by Rebecca Packer-Burrell, executive director of SMADF, Shaggy & Friends is the main vehicle through which the organization keeps its pledge to meaningfully partner with and assist the Bustamante Hospital for Children. Proceeds from this show will go towards increasing the beds in the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital, the sole paediatric facility in the island and the only full-service children’s hospital in the English-speaking Caribbean.Sharon Burke, CEO, Solid Agency alsosupports the event as Co-Producer.“The Bustamante Hospital for Children Paediatric Intensive Care Unit is the only one of its kind in the English speaking Caribbean. We admit 150 patients annually to this 5 bedded facility but are beset by the consequences of resource limitations; inadequate physical space, inconsistent supplies of critical items, difficulty with acquisition of cutting-edge equipment as wellas maintenance of the equipment we have, are challenges weencounter in our quest to offer world class service in this Unit” explains Dr. Brian James, Head of the Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care.“We therefore, feel extraordinarily grateful to the Shaggy & Friends Foundation for their on-going efforts in assisting the Hospital and the Unit. Please keep it going” Dr. James added.Totally committed to the project on several levels, Mrs. Packer-Burrell notes that organizing the 2018 staging of the biennial concert has been an incredible experience and emphasizes that the end product will be “truly awesome”.Line-up of artistsThe event boasts a fantastic artiste line-up. Among the acts confirmed for Shaggy & Friends 2018 are Sting, Wyclef Jean, Fetty Wap, Bunji Garlin and Fay-Ann Lyons, Christopher Martin, Aidonia, Dexta Daps, Junior Reid, Shenseea, Barrington Levy, Third World, ChakaDemus and Pliers, Capleton, Professor Nuts and Wayne Wonder.Shaggy “super excited”Founder and chairman  of the SMADF, Orville ‘Shaggy” Burrell confesses he is “super excited and humbled” at being given this wonderful opportunity to significantly make a difference.“We are as committed to this project as we were when we first staged Shaggy & Friends in 2009. If anything, the fire is burning even brighter. This project has taken over a part of my life and I wouldn’t have it any other way. It is a great experience to be able to partner with our patrons, sponsors, other organizations and dedicated individuals to save the lives of children – our future.“Again, I must commend the caring doctors and nurses at Bustamante Hospital for Children, who work tirelessly to perform their duties, regardless of the circumstances,” Shaggy declared.Shaggy and Friends Benefit Concert had its inaugural staging on January 3, 2009 after which the Shaggy Make A Difference Foundation was born. The organization has since donated more than US$1.5million in equipment and services thanks to the proceeds from the Shaggy & Friends concerts.Tickets are available online now at www.caribtix.com.last_img read more