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

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

Jamaican Elected to International Tribunal for Law of the Sea

first_img More deaths from COVID-19 recorded in CARICOM countries,… The newly-elected Judges will be sworn in during the fiftieth administrativesession of the Tribunal on 1 October 2020. In view of the COVID-19 pandemic it is envisaged that the swearing-in ceremony will be held in a hybrid format with some judges present in the courtroom and those unable to travel to Hamburg attending via video conference link from their homes. The ceremony will be streamed live on the Tribunal’s website. Oct 15, 2020 Oct 16, 2020 The States Parties re-elected Judge Attard and Judge Kulyk and elected Ms. Kathy-Ann Brown (Jamaica), Ms Ida Caracciolo (Italy), Mr Jielong Duan (China), Ms María Teresa Infante Caffi (Chile), and Mr Maurice Kamga (Cameroon). The judges were elected for a term of nine years commencing on 1 October 2020. Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC Jamaican among Judges Sworn in as Members of International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea(International Tribunal For the Law of the Sea Press Release) At a public ceremony held this afternoon (1 October), Ms María Teresa Infante Caffi (Chile), Mr Jielong Duan (China), Ms Kathy-Ann Brown (Jamaica), Ms Ida Caracciolo (Italy), and Mr Maurice Kamga (Cameroon) were sworn in as members of the Tribunal.…October 1, 2020In “CARICOM”CARICOM prepares positions on imminent UN oceans agreement  Senior environment officials from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met recently in Belize as CARICOM rationalises its position on the United Nations (UN) process to establish an international legally binding agreement on sustainable use of marine resources. The two-day workshop held 20-22 February 2017, in Belize City, Belize, was titled,…March 6, 2017In “Belize”Prominent Jamaican jurist becomes second non-US national to head ASIL(KINGSTON, Jamaica, May 5, CMC) – Prominent Jamaican born jurist, Justice Patrick Robinson, has been elected Honorary President of the American Society of International Law (ASIL). Robinson, 74, who is a judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), will serve for the period 2020 to 2021. The Society, which…May 6, 2020In “General”Share this on WhatsApp Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Elections for one third of the judges of the Tribunal are held every three years at the Meeting of States Parties. The judges are elected by the States Parties to the Convention by secret ballot for a term of nine years and may be re-elected. In accordance with article 2 of the Tribunal’s Statute, each State Party may nominate up to two candidates from among persons enjoying the highest reputation for fairness and integrity and of recognised competence in the field of the law of the sea. The biographies of the newly elected judges, Ms Brown, Ms Caracciolo,Mr Duan, Ms Infante Caffi, and Mr Kamga, may be found in documentSPLOS/30/CRP.1, available on the website of the Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, and those of the re-elected judges are available on the website of the Tribunal.center_img St. Lucia records more cases of COVID You may be interested in… Oct 15, 2020 (International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea) Seven Members of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea have been elected this week by the Meeting of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The election took place from 24 to 26 August 2020, during the first in-person meeting held in the General Assembly Hall at United Nations Headquarters in New York since the lockdown in March 2020. Oct 16, 2020 CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak The Statute requires that equitable geographical distribution be assured among the Members and that the principal legal systems of the world berepresented. It further stipulates that there should be at least three Judges from each geographical group as established by the General Assembly of the United Nations and that no two judges may be of the same nationality. The persons elected shall be those nominees who obtain the largest number of votes and a two-thirds majority of the States Parties present and voting, provided that such majority includes a majority of the States Parties. We thank @CARICOMorg for their endorsement and indeed all 153 countries who supported our excellent candidate for #ITLOS #DrKABrown https://t.co/HZN9FDUpy2— Hon. Kamina J Smith (@kaminajsmith) August 26, 2020 last_img read more

Airgas President presenting at conference

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Werner opens new venture

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SIAD receives order for compressors

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EU Commission Authorises Portugese Offshore Renewables Demonstration Projects

first_imgThe European Commission has found a Portuguese scheme that will support demonstration projects producing wave, tidal and offshore wind energy to be in line with EU state aid rules.Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “The development of new renewable technologies is crucial to help Europe meet its environmental commitments. Today’s approved scheme is an important step for bringing new technologies to the market.”The scheme will support demonstration projects for a total installed capacity of 50 megawatt (MW), of which 25 MW have already been allocated to the so-called “Windfloat project”. This project will test in real operating conditions floating offshore wind turbines.This concerns wind turbines mounted on a floating platform instead of columns fixed to the seabed as is the case with conventional offshore technology, which allows deploying the technology in deeper waters.For the remaining 25 MW capacity, project proposals can be submitted until the end of this year.The aid will be granted for 25 years in the form of a feed-in-tariff to compensate for the higher costs of the new technologies. The project will also benefit from investment aid and funding from NER300 – the EU support program for innovative low-carbon energy demonstration projects.The Commission assessed the measures under its 2014 Guidelines on State aid for environmental protection and energy. The Commission found that the projects contribute to increasing Portugal’s share of renewable energy by developing new generation technologies.Moreover, the cost estimates for ocean energy technologies submitted by Portugal show that the maximum feed-in tariff available under the scheme is proportionate to the objective pursued. This will limit potential distortions of competition brought about by the state aid.The Commission therefore concluded that both, the support scheme and the Windfloat project were in line with its Guidelines.Image: BOURBONlast_img read more

Before the tribunal

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Heavy lift and project cargoes help boost European gateways

first_imgDouble-digit growth in break bulk traffic at the Port of Antwerp helped the port enjoy a modest overall rise in freight tonnage at the Belgian gateway.Breakbulk cargo, including project cargo and heavy lift, saw 12.7 million tonnes of freight in 2011, an increase of 14.8 percent on the previous year. Overall the port saw an increase of 4.6 percent in traffic.Antwerp’s breakbulk activity is set against a background of a diminishing break bulk areas at the port over the years, says the port. These areas have been replaced by storage tanks, which has helped boost the port’s liquid bulk traffic.At Rotterdam, general cargo grew in 2011 by 13 percent to around eight million tonnes. This total includes project cargo. Import general cargo handled at Rotterdam between January and December 2011 totalled 5.4 million tonnes against 4.6 million tonnes in 2010, a rise of 17.3 percent. Export general cargo was more modest, with 2.35 million tonnes in 2011 against 2.27 million, up 3.5 percent.www.portofantwerp.comwww.portofrotterdam.comlast_img read more

Remembering the life of an MK soldier

first_imgFumanekile Booi, the regional chairman of the Dullah Omar region, second from right, honoured slain MK soldier Anton Fransch. Friends, comrades, Umkhonto weSizwe (MK) veterans and the ANC Youth League, held a wreath-laying ceremony on Thursday November 17, to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the death of MK soldier Anton Fransch. The ceremony took place outside the Church Street house, where he died on November 17, 1989. Two years ago, a plaque was unveiled on the boundary wall of that house in remembrance of him. Mr Fransch died after an eight-hour battle between him and the combined apartheid security forces, which was later dubbed the “Battle of Athlone”. He was killed after a hand grenade was flung into the bedroom he was taking cover in. Fumanekile Booi, the regional chairman of the Dullah Omar region and MK commander, said no-one could compare to Mr Fransch when it came to his knowledge of weapons at that time. “He was a specialist in firearms. It was no easy feat to fight against combined forces, but he did it all on his own. Anton is a national hero. It is not enough to talk about unity; we must build that unity within the movement,” Mr Booi said. Basil Snayer, the uncle of another slain MK soldier, Robbie Waterwitch, and the neighbour to the house where Mr Fransch was killed, said it was heartwarming to see so many comrades attending the evening ceremony.“There was a young UCT student, named David Govender, who lived next door to me. We didn’t really know much about him. He made sure that he was never discovered as Anton Fransch. He was disciplined, aware, and knew what his mission was. What is our mission? “Anton was cornered here in the dead of night by a platoon of policemen. It was three hours after the shooting started that it dawned on me that it was David Govender. He died – not in a hail of bullets – as I saw a policeman throw a hand grenade into the room. We are here tonight to acknowledge an enormous sacrifice, as we, as the community, remember all those who died in the struggle. “We acknowledge the Fransch family and the contribution they made. They must have known what he did. We acknowledge their pain, as well as the pain of those who fought alongside him. We acknowledge the pain of Nicky Asher-Pedro, as their son, Nathan Asher, was two years old when Anton died. “It is not easy for anyone to lose someone in that way. Our mission is to ensure that people like Coline Williams, Robbie Waterwitch, Ashley Kriel and Anton did not lose their lives in vain,” Mr Snayer said. When asked if Anton would be happy with the situation in the country today, Ms Asher-Pedro said he would be angered at the state of affairs. “Our leadership is no example after 22 years of democracy. Nathan is very proud of his father, although he cannot remember him. However, his legacy lives on in the work Nathan does. Anton believed in justice, and Nathan works with troubled youth to get them away from gangsterism and drugs. Anton was a gift from God, and Nathan’s name means ‘gift from God’, and he sure is a gift from God,” Ms Asher-Pedro said. Fumanekile Booi, the regional chairman of the Dullah Omar region, second from right, honoured slain MK soldier Anton Fransch. 1 of 2center_img Nicky Asher-Pedro, former girlfriend of Anton Fransch, said their son, Nathan Asher, is proud of his father.last_img read more