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. 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.
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DeepOcean has been awarded an Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR) contract by GDF SUEZ E&P Norge. The four year contract covers all ROV based IMR work for GDF SUEZ on Gjøa field and the associated subsea assets.DeepOcean will use vessels from its North Sea based fleet for work under this contract.“GDF SUEZ has chosen to combine the previous separate contracts for Inspection scope and the Maintenance and Repair work into this single IMR contract. The award confirms our historic quality performance and our goal to develop long term relations with our customers. “Providing attractive commercial and technical solutions to the operators is key in today’s market and we have again proven our ability to meet our customer’s specifications and high expectations,” said Ottar Mæland, DeepOcean’s Executive Vice President Greater North Sea.[mappress mapid=”11947″]
A former law firm partner who accused his firm of acting unlawfully by making him retire at 65 has lost his age discrimination case in the Court of Appeal. Leslie Seldon, now 69, a former civil litigation partner at Kent law firm Clarkson Wright Jakes (CWJ), had signed a contract with the firm that included a clause saying he should retire aged 65. However, Seldon argued that the UK’s default retirement age of 65 applied to employees only, not to equity partners. He claimed that the firm had discriminated against him by contractually obliging him to retire at 65. CWJ, both at the original employment tribunal in 2008 and the employment appeal tribunal in 2009, argued that it retires partners at 65 so that younger solicitors at the firm are able to take up their places in the partnership. It maintained that this was a legitimate business aim because it helps retain talented lawyers who otherwise might move to another firm to gain advancement. By retiring Seldon, the firm said, it had used a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim. In dismissing Seldon’s appeal this week, the Court of Appeal accepted CWJ’s arguments. Sir Mark Waller said: ‘It is in the interest of young would-be employees and/or actual employees that employers or firms should have a retirement age providing a greater likelihood of employment for young persons and reasonable prospects of promotion. It would be quite inconsistent… to hold that a compulsory retirement age whose aim was consistent with that social policy was not legitimate.’ The ruling came as the government today announced that it was to abolish the 65 default retirement age for employees from October 2011. However, equity partners will not be considered employees.
The equipment and machinery, which had a total weight of over 1,000 tonnes, was first transported by road on low loaders to the Kharasavay port. Due to the sensitive nature of the tundra region and the lack of roads in Kharasavay, GTE had to acquire permits to transport the cargo.Once at the port, the cargo needed to be loaded onto barges to be delivered to Indiga port on the Barents Sea. Since there were no specialised moorings at Kharasavay or Indiga, GTE was required to deliver almost 500 tonnes of concrete slabs and crushed stone in order to strengthen and build suitable moorings.At Kharasavay, the crane loaded the cargo onto three barges, which were then shipped along the North Sea Route to the Nenets Autonomous Okrug – another difficult task due to the severe icy conditions on route. www.gtelogistics.ru
The legal profession’s representative bodies have cautiously welcomed the attorney general’s review of disclosure in the criminal justice system.Attorney general Geoffrey Cox QC MP pledged to hold criminal justice chiefs to account if they fail to follow up on the recommendations made in his 78-page review of the efficiency and effectiveness of disclosure, which was published yesterday.The Law Society welcomed the review’s recommendation of a mandatory requirement on the Crown Prosecution Service to provide defence practitioners with full contact details as early as possible where a not guilty plea is expected. Christina Blacklaws, Society president, said: ‘Greater compliance with the duty of disclosure much earlier in the process is key and we support the review’s call for this to be supported by better training and methods, and appropriate use of technology.’Chancery Lane says the lack of remuneration for reviewing unused material and pages of prosecution evidence must be addressed.Blacklaws said: ‘The review acknowledges the current fee structure for police station attendance is not designed for a large amount of pre-charge work by the defence. Fair pay underpins a fair justice system so we welcome the attorney general’s suggestion that the Ministry of Justice should review how such work is remunerated if a more formal pre-charge engagement model is created, as well as the recommendation for the Criminal Justice Board to commission a working group to review legal aid payments.’Although the review recognises that changes must be made to the criminal legal aid fee scheme to ensure effective early engagement and preparation, the Bar Council says this will require the CPS to be funded properly and highlights the absence of any such recommendation.Bar Council chair Andrew Walker QC said he and his colleagues will continue to ‘press hard’ for the urgent introduction of a proper fee scheme for reviewing material: ‘But recommendations about fee changes will amount to little without a commitment from the Treasury ensure adequate funding for our criminal justice system.’
Mixed train dailySir – The successful Amsterdam – Milano OverNight Express (RG 5.01 p339) shows that inspiration, innovation and dedication can produce the high-quality service that just-in-time freight customers demand but seldom receive from rail. In this interesting experiment, the modern equivalent of the old-style ’mixed’ passenger and freight train, all parties appear to benefit – the freight from passenger speeds and reliable timetabling, while passengers are offered a premium service that might otherwise be uneconomic. It will be interesting to see whether NS Internationaal can find support for expansion of the service.ONE raises the wider question why more perishable goods cannot be moved by rail at passenger speeds, or actually in passenger trains. Could this not be a useful source of additional revenue for passenger operators? Amtrak has developed a significant income stream from its expanding mail and express traffic, carried on the back of its loss-making long-distance passenger trains. In Britain, mail and newspapers were traditionally moved in overnight trains which also included sleeping and seated accommodation; now all newspapers and most mail goes by road or air, and overnight passenger services have been decimated. Now the remaining dedicated mail trains are reportedly under threat because of their chronic unreliability. This is crazy.Such time-sensitive commodities should be natural candidates for passenger train service, but as so often happens poor performance and high cost hands the business to the road hauliers. Dutch-style innovation may seem unlikely on Britain’s fragmented railways, but Motorail has made a tentative comeback on the London-Cornwall route and some supermarkets are successfully moving perishable goods by rail.Unfortunately the modern trend towards near-exclusive use of multiple-units and fixed-formation trainsets makes a return to mixed operation difficult. On the other hand, France still has many overnight trains that could ensure 12h transits for, say, fruit and vegetables from the Midi to Paris if suitable wagons were available. And with Marseille now just 3h from Paris, how about converting a few older TGV sets to work a new premium service for perishables? Christophe BoisseauParisFrance
LocalNews DACPA members benefit from craft workshop by: – October 10, 2014 277 Views no discussions Tweet Close to twenty young people have benefitted from a two-week training under the OAS/FEMCIDI Craft Enhancement and Business Planning training, with supervision of the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA).The project, which has been welcomed by Dominica Arts and Craft Producers Association (DACPA), comprised of a theoretical and practical component.The practical component was implemented with support from the Government of Colombia as part of a cooperation program between the Governments of Dominica and Colombia under Colombia’s Plan Caribe. The first week of the practical component facilitated by Daniela Viscarra of Boliva, was held at the KBA where 20 participants from the Kalinago Territory attended.The two (2) weeks training held at New Beginning Craft Workshop at Stockfarm ended on Friday, October 10, 2014.The first week was facilitated by Leonar de Rocio Bolivar Castano of Columbia while the final week was facilitated by Miguel Pertuz accompanied by a representative of PAN America Development Foundation from Columbia.President of the Dominica Arts and Craft Producers Association, Vanessa Winston told Dominica Vibes on Friday, the training has been a success.President of DACPA, Vanessa WinstonMs Winston noted that the facilitators have been a source of great support in teaching the participants about the design of the products.“They taught us to use what we see around us in Dominica, what is cultural and indigenous to Dominica to design our products, so therefore when it’s out on the market you can go anywhere and you can identify that product and say that product came from Dominica.”She further explained that the training also focused on the finishing aspects of the various craft items. “They have given us tips on how to work with calabash, bamboo, the coconut, the best way for the finishing touches on the leather, even the fabric and the best way on how to incorporate the fabric in craft.” Ms Winston also informed that the participants received training on how to use certain tools in craft making.Facilitator Miguel Pertuz, who spoke through a translator, said the experience has been a good one and he is impressed with the participants and their level of crafting. “I have been not only been able to pass down what I know but also learn from the Dominican artisans,” he stated.Meanwhile, one of the participants, Desmond Phillip told Dominica Vibes that he is elated for the training opportunity to improve his technique and “enhance on the work that I am now doing”.The participants worked with, wood, coconut shell, calabash, rain forest fern, bamboo and other local materials.– / 15f’:Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Share Share Share
Leading global technology solutions provider, Avnet has announced the availability of the Avnet XRF16 system-on-module. This module is a 16-channel transceiver module capable of direct conversion of an RF waveform with a bandwidth of up to 5 GHz. The module takes advantage of the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC Gen-2 device, the industry’s only single-chip, adaptable radio platform, making it ideal for RF applications such as 5G massive MIMO radio, phased array radar and multi-channel RF instrumentation, which demand small-footprint, low-power, and real-time processing.The XRF16 ADCs and DACs can operate at sampling rates of 2.22 GSPS and 6.554 GSPS, respectively, on 16 channels. High-speed digital connectivity is available for 100G Ethernet and PCIe, and baseband processing and network interface are handled by the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC integrated quad Arm Cortex-A53 processing subsystem and programmable logic.Standard peripherals such as USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet, and serial UART are included. To support hardware prototyping and software development, Avnet has also launched a carrier card to provide a convenient interface to RF test equipment as well as 100G Ethernet and PCIe over cable (OCuLink).The XRF16 module enhances Avnet’s product offerings for developers working on applications that require next-generation 5G connectivity by accelerating valuable development and production time. As developers bring the newest applications to market, they are increasingly reliant on emerging 5G connectivity to enable their devices and deployments. With the XRF16, those developers can once again turn to Avnet’s end-to-end product development ecosystem for the tools they need to support their development process.With the XRF16 module and a comprehensive software suite, developers can begin prototype and application development immediately and move quickly to production with the same hardware, significantly reducing time to market. The XRF16 is an example of Avnet’s leadership in developing system-on-modules, which developers are increasingly turning to as they seek out small-footprint, low-power solutions that support real-time processing for applications such as 5G MIMO, radar, beamforming, and medical imaging.Technical specifications of the XRF16 Xilinx RFSoC System-on-Module 16-Channel/Gen-2/5 GHz:16x ADCs, 12-bit up to 2.220 GSPS16x DACs, 14-bit up to 6.554 GSPSQuad-core Arm Cortex-A53 processing subsystem1 GbE, PCIe Gen-2, SATA3.1, USB 2.0/3.0UltraScale+ programmable logicPhase coherent synchronous sampling across all converters and multiple boards16x 28 Gbps serial links for 10/40/100 GbE, PCIe Gen 3×16, eCPRI and AuroraThe Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC Gen-2 family has been developed to extend the analog bandwidth of the 16T16R integrated multi-giga sample RF data converters for enhanced performance in demanding RF applications. Optimized for performance, size, and power, the Avnet XRF16 brings a drop-in solution to customers seeking fast-track integration of RFSoC Gen-2 technology into their products.Together with Xilinx, Avnet has created a production-ready solution module that frees developers to focus on the differentiating features of their products.Click here to read more about the Avnet XRF16 system-on-module.
[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Venus Williams sets up all-American US Open semis’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=’30’ subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”][/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]Thursday, September 7, 2017[/av_textblock][av_image src=’http://www.panaynews.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/sports-venus-semis.jpg’ attachment=’116647′ attachment_size=’full’ align=’center’ styling=” hover=” link=” target=” caption=” font_size=” appearance=” overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’no-animation’][/av_image] Venus Williams screams after the score of a game returned to deuce in the third set of her US Open quarterfinal against Petra Kvitova on Tuesday, Sept. 5. AP [av_textblock size=’18’ font_color=” color=”]NEW YORK – Venus Williams’ renaissance year continued on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) when she downed Petra Kvitova 6-3 3-6 7-6(2) in an electrifying atmosphere to set up an all-American US Open semifinal against Sloane Stephens.The 37-year-old ninth seed, who has already played two grand slam finals this season, blossomed under pressure in a nail-biting third set to remain on course for her first major title since she won Wimbledon in 2008.Kvitova, back to her best after a career-threatening injury sidelined her for five months, was up a break in the decider but the 13th seed allowed Williams back into the contest and the American was the more composed player in the tiebreak.“I have to say I felt every single one of you guys behind me. That feels good and I did not want to let you guys down,” Williams told the 23,000 crowd on Arthur Ashe Stadium, before adding a word for her opponent, who was stabbed in her left hand by an intruder at her home last December.“Everything she’s gone through … It’s unbelievable. It’s wonderful to see her back and play amazing. I’m so fortunate to have won that match.”Williams and Stephens could be joined in the last four by compatriots Coco Vandeweghe and Madison Keys, who are both playing on Wednesday.Kvitova, whose previous five matches against Venus all went to three sets, led early on when a third Williams double fault in the third game put the Czech 2-1 up.She still had not found her range properly, though, and Williams levelled for 3-3 with a break when Kvitova fired a forehand long.Williams held serve in the next game and went on to set up three break points as Kvitova sprayed the court with unforced errors, converting the first with a neat backhand winner down the line.The 2000 and 2001 US Open champion continued to serve almost perfectly and pocketed the opening set when Kvitova, who hit 16 unforced errors, returned long.Kvitova, whose backhand return was proving tough to handle, again went ahead in the second set with a break courtesy of a winner down the line and she held for 3-0 after saving break points.The roof was closed as drops of rain started to fall and, after that brief interruption, Kvitova saved two break points before levelling the tie with a big first serve that Williams returned long.Kvitova also drew first blood in the decider, using her crafty backhand to devastating effect to break for 2-1, but a double fault on break point in the sixth game allowed Williams to level.The match always looked like being decided in the tiebreak and Williams took an early mini-break before dictating play with deep forehands to take a 6-1 lead.She double faulted on her first match point but Kvitova returned wide on the second. (Reuters)[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]