Former Steelworker President George Becker Dies

first_imgLSI 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.” Advertisement 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.  With 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.  From Tire Review AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Former United Steelworkers president, George Becker, 78, died Feb. 3 at his home in Gibsonia, PA, after a long battle with cancer. Becker served as USW president for seven years, and was first elected president in 1993. “George did as much as any president in our history to strengthen our union,” said USW President Leo Gerard, who served as international secretary-treasurer under Becker and succeeded him as president in 2001. “He was a powerful voice for the interests of our members. He had a unique ability to give voice to the frustrations and concerns of workers, their right to be treated with dignity and decency – values he believed in deeply.”,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 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.last_img read more

Chelsea fans on Twitter impressed by Kenedy and Traore

first_imgGutted to exit the cup this early, Traore and Kenedy looked bright in their cameos, on to Liverpool on Saturday #CFC — Matt Bennett (@MattBennettSw6) October 27, 2015 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Chelsea fans on Twitter have been lauding youngsters Kenedy and Bertrand Traore following their appearances against Stoke on Tuesday.Brazilian teenager Kenedy (pictured) demonstrated his potential after being brought on midway through the second half, while Traore, 20, added energy to the side in extra time.With Chelsea struggling in the league, some supporters want to see more of the promising duo. AdChoices广告center_img Last night also a reminder that in Traore and Kenedy we have very usable impact players. The latter especially can cope with pressure.— Will Dubey (@willd268) October 28, 2015Must say Kenedy & Traore offered the team that little bit of pace,directness & something new to the line up. — Reevesy (@DavidTReeves) October 28, 2015Loic Remy, who scored the injury-time equaliser that forced extra time, had mixed reviews from Chelsea fans, however.I’ve said it before, Remy is easily our second best striker if not right up there with Costa. He guarantees goals— Ɲick (@ChelseaHustla) October 28, 2015last_img read more

Nationals Need to Learn how to Find Late Round Gems

first_imgThe Washington Nationals revitalized their organization by having two consecutive first overall picks in 2009 and 2010 that turned into Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper. Having those two top overall picks along with drafting Anthony Rendon with the sixth overall pick in 2011 have led the Nationals into playoff contention for the last two years as well as this year. However the teams that stay consistent in being in playoff contention like the St. Louis Cardinals or the San Francisco Giants drafted extremely well even though they do not have picks in the top half of the first round and to continue to succeed in the MLB the Nationals must start finding gems that others have passed over like arguably the best player in the MLB, who was picked with the 25th overall pick in 2009, Mike Trout.The Nationals will have the 18th overall pick in tonight’s first round and will look to make the smart pick that keeps the franchise with young talented players. Those who think the Nationals could not find talent at the 18th overall pick haven’t been watching the draft in recent years. Such great players who have been drafted with the 18th overall pick in recent years consist of Sonny Gray and Ike Davis. Gray is currently leading the ERA in the American League while Davis hit 30 home runs last season.The Nationals top prospect, Lucas Giolito, was selected with the 16th overall pick two years ago and appears set on a path to be a great starter for the Nationals in the future. After not having a pick last season the Nationals will look to bounce back with a good draft pick in the first round with possible options consisting of outfielder Michael Conforto, right handed pitcher Sean Reid-Foley, and catcher Max Pentecost.Since coming to the nation’s capital the Nationals have been aware and have avoided taking high school players that have already committed to a college. The Nationals also aren’t afraid of picking pitchers who are coming off of an injury like they did with Lucas Giolito.If the Nationals wish to place themselves in the elite class of MLB franchises they need to learn how to draft not just with the obvious picks like Strasburg and Harper but how to find the hidden gems in the latter half of the first round.Please follow and like us:last_img read more

Victim tackles shooting suspect

first_imgPolice said Hudson got out of his vehicle and opened fire with a semiautomatic pistol. “All of sudden, the guy just starts shooting at him,” said Los Angeles Police Department Detective Scott Crowe. “Unfortunately, one of the rounds went into the hookah bar, ricocheted and struck a guy in the face.” The wounds were not life-threatening, Crowe said. Meanwhile, as glass shattered in the cafe behind him, the Chatsworth man heard people screaming inside the cafe and feared that his girlfriend might have been shot, Crowe said. He quickly decided he didn’t want the shooter to get away, Crowe said. “He didn’t even think twice,” Crowe said. “He just took off after him.” After the initial barrage of gunfire, Hudson began running down Ventura Boulevard, but opened fire again when he saw the man chasing him, Crowe said. “At some point (Hudson) runs out of bullets, and our victim catches him and tackles him, and they have a little fight on the ground,” Crowe said. In the brief struggle, the gun was knocked away, but Hudson bit the man on the face and back, Crowe said. Police soon arrived and arrested Hudson. Hudson’s companions were initially arrested, but have not yet been charged in the case. Police said the confrontation started earlier after the Chatsworth man dropped his girlfriend off at the cafe and drove to a nearby supermarket. He was driving back to the cafe when he was reportedly cut off by Hudson and his friends in another vehicle. The Chatsworth man “flashed his lights and tooted his horn,” said LAPD Detective Joel Price. That enraged Hudson and his two friends, Price said, and they challenged the man to pull over. The man drove on, thought he had eluded them, and parked on a side street near the cafe. But the other vehicle had made a U-turn, and Hudson and his companions were waiting for the man as he approached the cafe, police said. Deputy District Attorney Jane Creighton said because a firearm was used in the attack and a man inside the cafe was struck in the jaw, Hudson could spend decades in prison if convicted. Creighton said the Chatsworth man’s adrenaline was probably a factor in his decision to run after the shooting suspect. “It might be hard for people to grasp,” Creighton said. “You don’t have time to think. If you did, you probably wouldn’t do it.” [email protected] (818) 713-3329160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TARZANA – A Chatsworth man turned the tables on a gunman who fired at him outside a Ventura Boulevard cafe last month, dodging bullets as he chased down and tackled the startled shooter, authorities said. The 25-year-old Chatsworth man chased down Robert Hudson, 20, of Porter Ranch, accused of turning violent after a road-rage incident June 1. Hudson faces multiple felony counts and is expected to enter a plea in a July 20 arraignment hearing at the Van Nuys Courthouse, police said Wednesday. Police said that at about 10 p.m. June 1, Hudson and two friends got into a car-to-car confrontation with the Chatsworth man, whose name was not released. They allegedly followed him to the 19300 block of Ventura Boulevard, where the man was about to walk into Ramzey’s Cafe, a restaurant and hookah bar, to meet his girlfriend. last_img read more

Calry and Castlebar to clash in Scarden in league final on Sunday

first_imgThe final club game of the season in Sligo will take place in Scarden on Sunday.The meeting of Calry/St Joseph’s and Castlebar Mitchells in the Dermot Molloy Hurling League final will take place at the Sligo GAA Centre at 2pm.Both sides are unbeaten so far in the competition, and this is the Mayo side’s first year of participation in the competition.last_img