CARICOM SG lauds pace of recovery in Dominica

first_img Aug 27, 2020 CARICOM congratulates Dominica on ‘impressive strides’ since IndependenceThe Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has extended congratulations to Dominica as the country observes its 41st Anniversary of Independence on 3 November 2019. “The strides that Dominica has made since that landmark day in 1978 have been impressive,” CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque said in his congratulatory message to Dominica’s Prime…November 2, 2019In “CARICOM”Looking back on the nightmare called MariaToday, we take a look back at the Category Five hurricane, Maria, that roared through Dominica on the night of 18 September, one year ago.   For hours from about 9:00 pm on 18 September, 2017, the winds, ripping through at more than 160 miles per hour, lashed the island…September 18, 2018In “CARICOM”Congrats, Dominica!Dominica’s growth and development over the past 36 years have been due, in no small measure, to the resilience and determination of its government and people.  The theme of this year’s celebration `Our Nation Our Responsibilities’ is no doubt reflective of past experience.  It is also a cogent reminder of what…November 4, 2014In “General”Share this on WhatsApp Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 9, 2020 (CARICOM Secretariat) As Dominica celebrates its 40th Anniversary as an independent nation on 3 November, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has hailed the level and speed of recovery in the country, one year after the passage of Hurricane Maria. In a congratulatory message to the Prime Minister of Dominica, the Hon. Roosevelt Skerrit, the Secretary-General said the pace of recovery in the Nature Isle attests to his leadership and the resilience of the people of Dominica. The theme of this year’s celebration, ‘My love, My home, My Dominica – Building a Resilient Nation,’ “is no doubt reflective of “his vision and the unwavering commitment of the people of Dominica to ensure the sustainable development of their country,” the message said. Sep 28, 2020 Short-Term Digital Transformation Plan to be Ready by July… OAS-Chile Partnership Programme Announces Full Scholarships… Jun 26, 2020 You may be interested in… “The commitment and drive in working towards the development of a climate resilient nation is supported and shared throughout the Community.  It is those characteristics which will ensure the country’s further progress as it builds on its achievements over the past 40 years in the economic, social, cultural and academic spheres, among others,” Secretary-General LaRocque told Dominica’s Prime Minister as he wished him and the people of the country continued prosperity. The full text of the Message reads as follows: Honourable Prime Minister:“It is my distinct pleasure on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and on my own behalf to extend to you and to the Government and People of the Commonwealth of Dominica, heartfelt congratulations on the celebration of Dominica’s Fortieth Anniversary as an independent nation.The theme of this year’s celebration “My love, My home, My Dominica – Building a Resilient Nation” is no doubt reflective of your vision and the unwavering commitment of the people of Dominica to ensure the sustainable development of their country. The level and speed of recovery in Dominica only one year after the passage of Hurricane Maria, which caused significant loss of life and damage to the country’s infrastructure and private property, is tangible proof of your leadership and the fact that Dominicans are resilient people.  The commitment and drive in working towards the development of a climate resilient nation is supported and shared throughout the Community. It is those characteristics which will ensure the country’s further progress as it builds on its achievements over the past 40 years in the economic, social, cultural and academic spheres, among others. Honourable Prime Minister, let me take this opportunity to extend to you and to the people of Dominica best wishes for the continued development and prosperity of your country as it proudly celebrates Forty Years of Independence.” CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022 World Bank Provides US$8M to Strengthen Agriculture and Food… last_img

Page Large Named National Fleet Manager at Grote

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 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.  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.  MADISON, IN — Grote Industries has promoted Page Large to the position of national fleet manager. In this role, Large will manage and direct Grote’s national fleet and training programs which are focused on assisting fleets nationwide to improve and manage their operating costs. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Large joined Grote in 2001 as the southeast OEM/fleet sales engineer. Large’s earlier career positions were concentrated in the areas of sales engineering for a tier-one automobile interior and exterior component suppliers. “Getting close to our fleet end-users is critical to our ongoing success at Grote,” said Dominic Grote, Vice president, sales and marketing. “Page’s technical background and expertise will be instrumental in helping us achieve lower operating costs for our fleet customers.” _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,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

Jim Doran Returns to Emhart Teknologies as National Retail Sales Manager

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.  SHELTON, CT — Emhart Teknologies has announced the appointment of Jim Doran to national retail sales manager, responsible for Emhart’s Automotive Aftermarket and Catalog House business. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Doran, a 16-year Emhart veteran, returns to the company after developing and managing similar sales and promotional programs at Alcoa. Doran will team up with Russ Brown, aftermarket marketing manager, to develop and implement programs to increase sales and market share through aftermarket and catalog house channels. According to Cindy Canu, national sales manager at Emhart, “Pairing Jim Doran’s aftermarket and catalog house knowledge and expertise with Russ Brown’s retail branding skills and extensive manufacturing knowledge from his Duracell days will create a powerful, innovative capability for our customers.” She went on to add, “In the current environment this team’s capabilities will provide our customers with competitive advantage achieved through our unique product mix and new promotion, packaging and point-of-sale approaches.” The new management team will focus on multiple product development programs for these unique market segments promoting Emhart’s primary brands, Heli-Coil brand thread repair and insert products and POP brand rivets and rivet tools. In addition they will work closely with individual customers to develop targeted and proprietary promotional programs suitable for their specific marketing challenges. For more information about Emhart Fastening Teknologies, go to: www.emhart.com.,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 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.  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.” Advertisement 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

Kumho Announces Executive Appointments

first_imgDeMoulpied 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.  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. Kumho Tire USA Inc. announced that D.H. Ham has been named CEO of the company, in addition to his present role as president. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement J.H. Kim, who had been CEO for about a year, was reassigned by Kumho Tire Co. to a post with Kumho Asiana. Rick Brennan, who had been director of brand marketing for Kumho, was promoted to vice president of marketing, and will report directly to Ham. Mike Leverington, who had been in charge of Kumho’s marketing efforts, was named director of dealer programs. James Rees was promoted to senior regional sales manager, and was also named Kumho’s salesman of the year. (Courtesy of Tire Review),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.” Advertisement 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. last_img read more

PPG CFO Hernandez Recognized as One of America’s Best

first_imgDeMoulpied 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. 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.  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.” Advertisement PITTSBURGH — PPG Industries’ Senior Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) William Hernandez has been recognized as one of “America’s Best CFOs” by Institutional Investor magazine. This is the fourth time since 2005 Hernandez has been recognized with this distinction. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The “America’s Best CFO” rankings from Institutional Investor identify the top finance directors in the country based on the results of an exclusive survey. Nearly 650 investment professionals at more than 350 of the world’s most influential money management firms provided survey responses, according to the magazine. “PPG benefits from a reputation for strong management of financial fundamentals resulting in overall financial strength, and Bill has played a significant role in earning this recognition,” said Charles Bunch, PPG chairman and CEO. “We have been very fortunate to have a person of Bill’s caliber fill this key role during a period of dramatic changes in our company and in the global economy. Others’ recognition of Bill’s leadership is a strong testimony to his legacy at PPG.” PPG announced in May that Hernandez planned to retire, and on Sept. 1, PPG announced that he will continue as PPG’s CFO until Oct. 15, when he will be succeeded by Robert Dellinger, who is currently PPG senior vice president, finance, and CFO designate. Hernandez joined PPG as controller in 1990 and was named vice president and controller in 1994. He was elected to his current position in 1995. Prior to joining PPG, Hernandez was CFO at BorgWarner Automotive. He serves on the board of directors of Eastman Kodak and also has provided leadership for numerous professional and civic organizations.,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 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. last_img read more

Lear Elects Matt Simoncini CEO; Bob Rossiter to Step Down After 40 Years of Service

first_imgSOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Lear Corp. has announced that Matt Simoncini, senior vice president and chief financial officer, has been elected CEO and president effective Sept. 1. Simoncini also will join Lear’s board of directors on Sept. 1. In his new role, Simoncini will be responsible for the strategic direction and operational leadership of the company. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Simoncini succeeds Bob Rossiter, who will step down as CEO, president and a director of Lear, also on Sept. 1. Rossiter will remain in an advisory role until May 2012 to assist with the transition. “Bob has been an exceptional leader and a driving force in building Lear Corp. into a world-class global enterprise with nearly $14 billion in annual sales and 200 facilities in 35 countries supported by 93,000 employees,” said Henry D. G. Wallace, non-executive chairman. “Bob fostered a culture of the highest business integrity, industry-leading customer service and support of the communities where Lear does business. On behalf of Lear’s Board of Directors and its customers, suppliers, employees and shareholders, I want to sincerely thank Bob for his dedicated service.”   “I have been involved in the CEO succession process with the board and I am very supportive of the selection of Matt Simoncini to succeed me,” said Rossiter. “I have worked closely with Matt over the years and I am confident that I am turning over Lear to very capable hands.” “Matt has worked at Lear and its predecessor companies for 15 years in positions of increasing responsibility, including a tour of duty in Europe. He is passionate about the business and he is an inspirational leader. Matt is very knowledgeable about Lear’s global operations, customers, products and employees, and he exemplifies the company’s core values of integrity, quality and customer service. He successfully led the company’s financial restructuring and has been instrumental in repositioning Lear for long-term success. Matt has been an exceptional chief financial officer, has led the company’s strategic planning efforts and he is now ready to assume the role as chief executive officer,” added Wallace.Advertisement Currently, Simoncini is senior vice president and chief financial officer of Lear Corp., a role he has held since September 2007. As SVP and CFO, he is responsible for Lear’s global finance operations, including external financial reporting, corporate business planning and analysis, corporate strategy and business development as well as information technology activities worldwide. In August 2006, he was named senior vice president of global finance and chief accounting officer where he was responsible for Lear’s worldwide operational finance, accounting and financial reporting. Prior to that, he was vice president of global finance, a position he had held since June 2004. Simoncini also served as Lear’s vice president of finance – Europe, as well as holding the vice president of Finance position for Lear’s Electrical & Electronics business and DaimlerChrysler division. Simoncini joined Lear from United Technologies Automotive (UTA) in April 1996 as director of finance for the Motors Division, with responsibility for the financial activities of the business unit. At the time of Lear’s acquisition of UTA, Simoncini was director of financial planning and analysis. Previous to UTA, Simoncini held financial and manufacturing positions with Varity Kelsey Hayes and Horizon Enterprises, including chief financial officer of Kelsey Hayes’ European Operations. Simoncini began his career at Touche Ross and is a certified public accountant.Advertisement “Lear is truly a great company, and I am honored to have been elected as CEO. Bob is leaving the company in a very strong competitive position, with positive earnings momentum, the best team in the industry and significant cash resources to fund future growth. I look forward to continuing to deliver superior quality and customer service and to sustaining Lear’s positive momentum,” Simoncini commented. Born and raised in Detroit, Simoncini earned a bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University and is a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. In addition to his responsibilities at Lear, he is a trustee for VIP Mentoring and also a member of the United Way for Southeastern Michigan Campaign Committee.last_img read more