AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement,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 In his new post, Marshia brings extensive experience as a field service engineer, most recently working in the industrial power supply industry for Dynapower Co. in Vermont. Marshia also is a licensed Master Electrician and has substantial background in customer support, training, troubleshooting and knowledge transfer with other field technicians. STEVENSVILLE, Md. – Stertil-Koni, a leader in heavy-duty vehicle lifts, announced that Brian Marshia has joined the company as technical support manager. He succeeds Keith Bunn, who was recently named Western regional sales manager for the company. 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. 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. 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 In making today’s announcement, Dr. Jean DellAmore, president of Stertil-Koni, stated, “Brian is a very strong addition to our rapidly growing company. His technical expertise, combined with his depth of experience in delivering exceptional customer and field support, will enable Stertil-Koni to build on its hard-fought position as the No. 1 provider of heavy-duty vehicle lifting systems.”
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “2013 Report on the International LiDAR Market – Includes Forecast to 2018” report to their offering.A typical LiDAR system consists of three major components: a laser sensor, a Global Positioning System (GPS) unit, and an inertial navigation unit. The LiDAR system sends out laser pulses at the object/area to be mapped, and collects data by recording the pulses reflected by/from the object.This report segments the market on the basis of various product types, technologies, components used, applications, and geographies. Further, it contains revenue forecast, and analyses trends in the market. The geographical analysis contains an in-depth classification for North America, Europe, and APAC. Further, the Middle-East and Latin America have been classified under the ROW region. Each of these geographies has been further split by the major countries existing in this market.The sections and the sub-segments in the report cover drivers, restraints, opportunities, current market trends, and the technologies expected to revolutionize the LiDAR domain. The report also gives detailed profiles of various companies, currently, active in these markets.[mappress]Press Release, December 24, 2013; Image:
Tanzanian wildlife authorities are conducting an aerial cencus aimed at finding out how elephant numbers are faring in one of the areas worst-hit by poaching.The survey from the skies will count the large mammals in the Selous-Mikumi ecosystems, while also noting signs of illegal activity.Previous surveys highlighted the drastic decline in elephant populations, because of ivory poaching.“The count targets large mammals and signs of illegal human activities in the area of the Selous Game Reserve, the Mikumi National Park, the Selous-Niassa corridor and the buffer zones,” said a joint statement released by the Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI), the Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA), the Tanzania National Parks, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Dar es Salaam, the German KfW Development Bank, and Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS).“We hope the 2017 Selous-Mikumi large mammal census will give clarity about the development of the elephant population in Selous,” project manager of the FZS Kathryn Doody said on Wednesday.Tanzania is one of the countries with highest elephant numbers, boasting of around 110,000 jumbos, according to wildlife authorities.The government in early September noted that its conservation and protection efforts had paid off, and was the main reason for the increase in elephant numbers.“There was a time when the number of jumbos went down to 10,000 due to illegal poaching, but we have fought to bring their population to 110,000. Tanzanians must appreciate what the government is doing to protect the elephants,” Natural Resources and Tourism Minister Jumanne Magambe said.The government of Tanzania will report the wildlife census data to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee through its “state of conservation report” in February 2018, according to the statement.
***This recap is brought to you by our fine sponsors at Nurenberg Paris. You can visit them here***HomepageLakewood, Ohio– The St. Ignatius Wildcats hosted the Eagles back in late January where the fast-paced game lead St. Edward to an eight-point victory. Friday night, St. Edward’s picked up right where they left off, defeating the Wildcats 85-67.Beating your rival once during the season is a tough task, but twice in just under a month helps boost some confidence for your team.“Anytime you beat your rival like Ignatius, I think our seasons have always taken off a little more,” coach Flannery said. “You kind of get that relief that you took care of business with that and now you can focus on what is in front of you.”Senior Patrick Flannery played a pivotal part in starting runs that would give the Eagles a confident lead throughout the game. Flannery went on to finish with 17 points, knocking down five 3-pointers Friday night.The team knocked down a total of 10 3-pointers, with six players hitting at least one.“I think it was great for us to make those,” said Flannery. “They happened to play zone a lot early in the game, which I expected them to do. Fortunately, we were able to make some threes and keep the movement which made them get out of it.”In a back-and-forth first eight minutes, the Eagles would hold onto a slight 19-15 lead.St. Ed’s would force the Wildcats into turning the ball over early on in the second quarter. A 3-pointer by Patrick Flannery at the top of the arc followed by a Grant Huffman steal and dunk would force St. Ignatius coach Brian Becker to call a timeout. The Eagles would lead 26-17 at that point.Huffman would lead the Eagle offense Friday night as he had a game-high 19 points. Montorie Foster had 15 points along with Devontae Blanton’s 13 points. Demetrius Terry would round out the scoring as he had 11 points. It was a well-balanced game for St. Ed’s as they had five players score in double figures.St. Ignatius would quickly find its rhythm towards the end of the quarter, which would bring the Wildcats right back into the game. A layup by sophomore Tevin Jackson followed up by a nice up-and-under move from Demetrius Terry at the buzzer would give St. Ed’s just a three-point lead heading into the half.Grant Huffman would pick up his third foul with just over seven minutes left in the third quarter, forcing him to sit. The defensive pressure by the Eagles forced St. Ignatius to commit some turnovers, which would add to the Eagle lead. After three quarters, the St. Edward lead ascended to 13 points.The Wildcats cut the lead to just eight points with just under seven minutes left, but that would be the closest they got as the route would continue for St. Ed’s. An emphatic one-handed dunk by Demetrius Terry would seal the deal for the Eagles late in the fourth quarter.For the Wildcats, it was senior Neeko Melendez that would lead the way. He had a team-high 19 points, with Josh Ozanne and Jon Barnes rounding out the scoring with 13 and 11 points respectively.St. Ed’s did a good job getting to the free throw line during the win. They went 14-21 from the charity stripe, while the Wildcats went just 7-9. Coach Flannery knew that his team needed to be aggressive during the rivalry, and they did just that by getting to the free-throw line more often.“It’s definitely something that we try to work on and it was just good to see us execute that tonight.” Michael Trivisonno Michael Trivisonno is a current college student at Cleveland State University who covers high school sports throughout Northeast Ohio for NEO Sports Insiders. He’s also been the Lake County Captains beat writer the previous two seasons. Related TopicsSt. EdwardSt. Ignatius
Cope won two titles and Elm Grove one as the Bossier Parish middle school track and field season wrapped up Tuesday with the district championship meet at Airline.Cope rolled up 184 points in the girls division. Benton finished second with 99 followed by Haughton (56), Greenacres (54.5) and Elm Grove (52).Elm Grove scored 145 points in the eighth-grade boys division. Cope was runner-up with 73.5 followed by Benton (65), Rusheon (53) and Haughton (44.5).Cope scored 113 points in the seventh-grade boys division. Greenacres and Rusheon tied for second with 63. Haughton was fourth with 60 followed by Elmo Grove (53) and Benton (47).Benton’s Hannah Parker was a double winner. Her winning throw of 26-10 in the shot put was one inch farther than Elm Grove’s Shanna Abdeljabar. Parker won the discus with a 74-6. Teammate Abbie Wynn was second with a 66-9.Cope’s Tamayah McMillon and Malia Morton finished 1-2 in the 200. McMillon ran a 30.72 to Morris’ 30.80.Elm Grove’s Victoria Morris won the 1,600 with late kick in an extremely close finish. Morris ran a 6:23.17. Cope’s Avery Meeks, who won the event in the first two meets, was second in 6:23.39.Meeks won the 800 for the third straight week. She ran a 2:54.44. Cope’s Alizeonna King was second in 2:57.49.In another close race, Haughton’s Kacee Hernandez edged Cope’s Ski Thompson in the 100 hurdles by .02 seconds. Hernandez ran an 18.63 and Thompson an 18.65.Thompson won the 400 in 1:10.17. edging Benton’s Makenzie Chaffin by .14 seconds.Chaffin won the long jump for the third straight week with a 13-5 3/4. Greenacres’ Sha’kiya Devers was a close second with a 13-5 1/4.Cope’s Keiarra McCoy, sister of Airline basketball and track standout Kei McCoy, won the 100 in 14.40. Benton’s Hayley Smith was second in 14.68.Benton’s Taylor Davis completed an outstanding season in high jump, winning with a leap of 5-1. That would’ve finished third in the Region I-5A meet. Haughton’s Hannah Robinson and Cope’s Kari Smith both jumped 4-6 with Robinson taking second on fewer misses.Davis leaped a season-best 5-3 at the Haughton meet last week. That would’ve won the Region I-5A meet. Cope swept the relays, winning the 4X200 in 1:58.46, the 4X100 in 55.95 and the 4X400 in 4:58.40. McMillon, McCoy, Morton and Brooklyn Casey teamed to win the 4X200 and 4X100. The foursome of Jenni Cullen, Casey, Meeks and McCoy won the 4X400. Elm Grove, Greenacres and Benton finished runner-up in those respective events.In the eighth-grade boys division, Elm Grove’s Scott Perez and Amani Larry were double winners.Perez finished undefeated in the 800 and 1,600 for the season. He ran a 5:20.74 in the 1,600. Benton’s Reese Yarbrough finished second in 5:33.76. Perez ran a 2:22.31 in the 800. Benton’s Caleb Reese was second in 2:24.42.Larry won the 100 hurdles in 16.52. He finished the season undefeated in that event. Elm Grove’s Alec Crain was second in 16.60. Larry also won the 200 with Benton’s Johntavious Johnson taking second.Rusheon’s Daniel Moore won the 100 and finished second in the long jump. His 100 time was 12.65. Haughton’s Derion Phill was second in 13.05.Moore went 17-5 in the long jump. Haughton’s Quint Mitchell won with a 17-7. Mitchell was undefeated on the season.Elm Grove’s Ted Nelhams also finished the season undefeated in the 400. His winning time was 58.56. Rusheon’s Travontay Griffin was second in 59.92.Rusheon’s Montrez Henderson won the discus with a toss of 45-11. Cope Jordan Ebling was second with a 41-11.Elm Grove’s Kentavious Morris won with high jump with a 5-5, one inch higher than Rusheon’s Jacoby Decker.Elm Grove’s Kye Scott won the discus with a 103, edging Benton’s Brad Fream by a foot.Cope swept the relays, taking the 4X200 in 1:43.52, the 4X100 in 49.36 and the 4X400 in 4:04.67. Elm Grove finished second in the 4X100 and the 4X400. Haughton was second in the 4X200.In the seventh-grade boys division, Cope’s Will Dart swept the 800 and 1,600 for the third straight week.Dart ran a 2:27.15 in the 800 and a 5:18.66 in the 1,600, winning by a wide margin in both. Benton’s Justin Cleveland took second in 800 in 2:33.34 and Benton’s Daegan Covington finished runner-up in the 1,600 in 5:44.03. Greenacres’ Tommy Williams won the 100 hurdles in 16.20. Haughton’s CJ McWilliams took second in 16.93. Cope’s Brandon Marshall won the 400 in 57.71. Haughton’s McWilliams was second in 1:10.92.Haughton’s Keyshawn Davis won the 200 in 26.02. Cope’s Brian Marshall was second in 26.50Cope’s Jamal Johnson ran a 12.49 to win the 100, beating Rusheon’s Ja’Keldrick Thomas by .21 seconds. Thomas went an impressive 18-5 to win the long jump. Cope’s Brandon Marshall was second with a 16-0. Rusheon’s Malik Green had an outstanding performance in the high jump, winning with a 5-3. Greenacres’ Brian Marshall and Cope’s Daniel Smith both jumped 4-10 with Marshall getting second on fewer misses. Elm Grove’s John Paul Christner won the discus with a toss of 94-6. Cope’s Brandon Triplett was second with an 86-9. Rusheon’s Kedrick Henderson captured the shot put with a throw of 37-3. Greenacres’ Ben Dillon was the runner-up with a 33-7. Cope won the 4X200 relay in 1:46.86 and the 4X400 in 4:17.51. Rusheon took the 4X100 in 50.58. 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