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 DIAMOND BAR, CA — The results of the SEMA Board of Directors election are final. Mitch Williams has been elected SEMA Chairman of the Board, Vehicle Performance Systems Inc.; and Jim Cozzie was chosen as SEMA Chair-Elect, B&M Racing & Performance Products. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementThe association’s Board for 2005-2006 is as followed: Ralph Accinno, Racer’s Equipment Warehouse Inc.; Matt Agosta, Steele Rubber Products; Joel Ayres, Leer Truck Accessories Group; Paul “Scooter” Brothers, Competition Cams Inc.; Craig Chatt, Lund International; Doug Evans, Primedia. Other members selected were Dennis Gage, My Classic Car, Bradley David Productions Inc.; Anne Graves, SECO Performance Centers; Kathy Bybee Hartzell, duPontREGISTRY.com; Dick Hill, Centerforce Clutches; Anne K. Johnson, California Truck Works Inc.; Patrick Judge, Keystone Automotive Operations; Chuck Lombardo, California Street Rods; Dennis Overholser, Painless Performance; Bill Perry, Bill Perry & Associates; Bob Price, Reliable Automotive; Rick Rollins, Superchips Inc.; Richard Sherman, Baer Brake Systems; Russell Stephens, MSD Ignition; Steve Swanson, Foster-Babcock & Associates; Bob West, Westin Automotive Products and Jon Wyly, Arrow Speed Warehouse. Corky Coker was selected as Immediate-Past Chairman, Coker Tire Co. Inc.; and Russ Deane was chosen as Legal Counsel, Trainum, Snowdon & Deane. _______________________________________ 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 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.
DETROIT — Edward Whitacre, Jr., former chairman and CEO of AT&T Inc., will become chairman of the New GM when the company is launched later this summer, GM’s interim Chairman Kent Kresa announced last week. Kresa will continue to serve as interim chairman until the launch.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Whitacre and Kresa, along with current board members Philip Laskawy, Kathryn Marinello, Erroll Davis, Jr., E. Neville Isdell and President and Chief Executive Officer Frederick “Fritz” Henderson, will serve as the nucleus of the New GM board, providing management oversight and a continuing commitment to transparency and world-class standards of corporate governance. The six other members of the current board will most likely retire no later than the approval of the sale of GM assets to the new entity. A selection process is currently underway for four more directors to serve on the board of the New GM. In addition, the Canadian government and the new UAW Voluntary Employee Benefit Association (VEBA) will each nominate one director, bringing the total number of New GM directors to 13. Whitacre, 67, was chairman and CEO of AT&T Inc. and its predecessor companies from 1990 to 2007. During his tenure, which began with Southwestern Bell, Whitacre led the company through a series of mergers and acquisitions — including that of AT&T in 2005 — to create the nation’s largest provider of local, long distance and wireless services. He serves on the boards of ExxonMobil Corp. and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. and holds a degree in industrial engineering from Texas Technological University. Advertisement “The appointment of Ed Whitacre as chairman represents a very auspicious beginning for the New GM,” said Kresa. “We look forward to working with him to complete the reinvention of GM and maximize the enormous potential of this new enterprise.” “I am honored to be able to serve GM at this critical juncture and take part in its reinvention,” said Whitacre. In other personnel news at GM, it was announced on Friday that Bo Andersson, group vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain, has decided to leave GM to pursue other career opportunities, effective immediately. “Bo has made tremendous contributions to the development of our global purchasing and supply chain strategy as we’ve globalized our product line portfolios and manufacturing footprint,” Henderson said. Andersson, 53, joined GM in 1987 as a manager at SAAB AB located in Sweden. Previous appointments include executive director, Purchasing of Electrical commodities and later of Chemical commodities. He also held the position of GM Europe vice president of Purchasing. Bo was appointed vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain in December 2001 and was appointed a group vice president in 2007. The automaker said Andersson’s successor will be named in the near future.
About LACDC CHAMBER News: Business After Hours receptions are a benefit of being a Los Alamos Chamber Member. For more information about Chamber membership, visit losalamoschamber.com or contact Ryn Herrmann at 505.661.4807 or Ufemia Bernal Rios at 606.661.4816. The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation’s mission is to build a vibrant community through a thriving economy by leveraging public and private sector investment to achieve sustainable economic development. LACDC works to drive economic progress by providing services to businesses using its broad portfolio of programs and initiatives. The Chamber of Commerce is celebrating Del Norte Credit Union’s 65th Anniversary at Chamber Business After Hours 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13 at 1000 Trinity Dr.Light refreshments and cake will be served. The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is a program of Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation; a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization serving the Los Alamos area since 1983. LACDC serves as the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet, Discover Los Alamos Visitor Centers, Los Alamos Small Business Center, project Y Cowork Los Alamos, Los Alamos Creative District, Launch Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Research Park.
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Malaysia’s Coastal Contracts Bhd has secured contracts for the sales of one Subsea Support Maintenance Vessel (“SSMV”) and two “low-end vessels” for an aggregate value of approximately RM148 million (USD 46 million). This is the fifth batch of vessel sales order secured by the Group in FY2013. With the securing of these latest sales, the total value of the Group’s vessel sales order book stood at approximately RM1.34 billion.All of these vessels are expected to be delivered in 2013 and 2014. Consequently, the revenue stream from these vessels is expected to contribute positively to the top and bottom line performance of the Group for the financial years ending 31 December 2013 and 31 December 2014.Ng Chin Heng, the Executive Chairman of Coastal, said: “With these new orders under our belts, Coastal Group’s cumulative vessel sales orders secured in FY2013 alone amounted to approximately RM1.5 billion, which has reached a fresh record high of yearly vessel sales orders. Including these new contract wins, Coastal Group is sitting on a comfortable vessel sales order book which amounting RM1.34 billion. This will keep us busy in FY2014.Global demand for energy continues to grow, especially in developing countries. Recent strong recovery of developed countries, such as United States and certainEurozone countries will further strengthen the global demand for energy. We believe the current pace of expansion in OSV orders will not be short-lived, as stable crude oil prices will continue to fuel more offshore exploration, development and production activities. With the significant hydrocarbon discoveries in the deepwater regions, such as the Golden Triangle – West Africa, US Gulf of Mexico and Brazil, we foresee the deepwater capable OSV market will have further growth opportunities”Ng further added: “We have already scaled up the shipbuilding value chain to focus on larger and deepwater capable OSV with specialisations to service increasingly complicated offshore operations and rigs in deepwater regions and even in ultra-deepwater regions. We believe the current buoyant drilling activity and bidding activity will be a strong catalyst to help Coastal Group capture the strong demand for OSV and fast-track its earnings expansion.”[mappress]December 11, 2013
Mystery shoppers will test the service provided by will-writers early next year, as part of a Legal Services Board project. Research agency IFF Research has been commissioned by the LSB, the Legal Services Consumer Panel and the Office of Fair Trading to recruit individuals to report back on their experience of getting a will, which will then be assessed by a panel of solicitors and will-writers. IFF will select 100 consumers looking to obtain a will. Of these, 40 will use a solicitor, 40 will use a will-writer, and 20 will write their own will using an online provider or paper-based DIY will. The names of the firms producing the wills, and the names of those obtaining the wills, will remain anonymous. A pilot study is scheduled to take place in January, with the full study taking place in February and March. The LSB is seeking volunteers to help assess 20 wills obtained by IFF. The board said volunteers will need at least five years’ will-writing experience and relevant CPD in the last three years. Practitioners interested in volunteering should email their name, and a declaration of any representative roles they have held in the past five years, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Meanwhile, the LSB’s draft work programme for 2011/12, released this week, indicated that the board will not publish a consultation on the results of its investigation into will-writing until early in 2012. The LSB is examining whether to make will-writing a reserved legal activity.
The ICE-CURT tensioner is the newest component in RUD’s ICE range of high strength chain products specially designed for optimal load security. It features a unique design using a magnetic fastening barrier coupling to more securely fasten heavy loads through shock and vehicle vibrations experienced during long transits, according to a company statement.The ICE-CURT tensioner received an 2011 ESTA Safety Award as an innovative solution for optimal load security.ESTA is the unique European organisation for trade associations representing mobile cranes and access platforms, rental companies and abnormal road transport companies.The EUR170 million (USD241.2 million) RUD group offers chain systems and components for a wide range of applications. It currently has over 1,500 employees working in its production facilities and sales offices located in over 120 countries worldwide.
As part of the test flight, the 85.5-tonne capping stack, which measured 11.5 m x 5.5 x 3.9 m, was transported on an Antonov AN-124.Transport by air, according to Antonov, means that oil spill response companies are able to reach incidents much faster than traditional ocean transport.Prior to the 1 hour 23 minute test flight to and from Stavanger in Norway, transporting capping stack equipment by air would have meant breaking it down into multiple payloads and reassembling it at the destination, before moving it to the incident site, explains Antonov.The AN-124 was chosen for the flight after an extensive logistics study by Chapman Freeborn. The aircraft was chosen for its ability to travel up to 5,000 km with a 120-tonne payload, self-loading/off-loading capabilities, as well as its availability on the European spot market.To enable the movement of the capping stack in a single operation, OSRL worked with Switzerland-based metal construction company, L+M to design and build a bespoke frame, with support from Trendsetter, the capping stack manufacturer.Martin Griffiths, sales manager at the UK office of Antonov Airlines, explained: “We faced a variety of challenges including limited clearance for the cargo, the weight and size of the capping stack itself and its effect on the flight, as well as the requirement to load it fully assembled, as would have to be the case in an actual oil spill scenario.”According to Chris Lund, technical manager for OSRL’s subsea well intervention services (SWIS) team, sea transport remains the most likely mobilisation option for the majority of well sites, but the ability to transport the equipment by air is vital for wells in more remote areas.www.antonov-airlines.comwww.chapman-freeborn.comwww.oilspillresponse.comlm-metall.ch
Speaking with HLPFI, Mammoet said: “Should these discussions result in a signed agreement, the companies will seek approval from the relevant competition authorities. In the meantime, the companies will continue to act independently of each other, as competitors.”While the two companies do not wish to comment any further about the acquisition talks, HLPFI expects more information to follow. www.ale-heavylift.comwww.mammoet.com