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. 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 ROANOKE, Va. – Advance Auto Parts has announced the appointment of David Voight as vice president, finance. Voight will be responsible for partnering with business leaders to identify growth opportunities and improve performance by providing financial discipline and rigor to the company’s “Availability Excellence” and “Superior Experience” strategies. He also will support corporate development initiatives. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “I am delighted to have David join our finance team,” said Mike Norona, EVP and CFO. “David is an energetic and results-oriented senior finance professional with diversified experience in retail, services and consumer packaged goods. David has extensive experience partnering with business leaders to assess strategic and financial opportunities to accelerate growth.” Voight has held various finance leadership roles at large multinational retail, services and consumer packaged goods companies including Best Buy, Carlson Companies and Frito Lay. Voight most recently served as vice president, finance – domestic channels at Best Buy. Prior to that, he served in various senior director roles at Carlson Companies, and managerial roles at Frito Lay, a division of PepsiCo. Voight holds an MBA from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management and a bachelor of arts in physics from the University of Minnesota, Morris. He will be based in Minneapolis.,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.
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(Barbados Today) As the official Barbados delegation prepares to head to Trinidad and Tobago later this week to attend the fourteenth edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA XIV), Chief Cultural Officer, Andrea Wells says she is pleased with the number of entrepreneurs selling arts and crafts that are willing to attend the event “on their own steam”. Speaking at a press conference at the National Cultural Foundation’s West Terrace headquarters, Wells said: “Over the last four years, we have noticed more entrepreneurs coming out, including visual artists, writers, and craftspeople, who are willing to pay their way to attend CARIFESTA. “This year, we have ten such artists taking part along with the official 55-member delegation.” You may be interested in… Soca Food Truck: Caribbean Comfort Food Blends Spices with… Jul 13, 2020 Caribbean Leaders Urged to Diversify Creative Economy… CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022 Machel Montano one of CARIFESTA XIV’s Brand AmbassadorsMachel Montano is one of the Brand Ambassadors for CARIFESTA XIV, which was launched in fine style on Tuesday night in Trinidad and Tobago. The launch event happened in the Ballroom at the Hilton Hotel and Conference Centre. It was a cultural explosion fitting for the commencement of preparations for…October 24, 2018In “Anguilla”Trinidad and Tobago puts on spectacular show for CARIFESTA XIV openingThe Queen’s Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain Trinidad and Tobago came alive on Friday night with a spectacular display of elaborate performances paying homage to the culture and customs of each Member State and Associate Member of CARICOM. This was the nucleus of the opening ceremony for the fourteenth staging of…August 17, 2019In “Associate Member States”Preparations for CARIFESTA XIII well underwayTrinidad and Tobago, host of CARIFESTA XIV, assured the Regional Culture Committee (RCC) of its preparedness for the mega arts festival at the 26th Meeting of the RCC which was held recently in Georgetown, Guyana. Dr. Hilary Brown, Programme Manager for Culture and Community Development within the Directorate of Human…July 16, 2018In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Antigua and Barbuda Still Committed to Hosting CARIFESTA in… She said while they were not part of the official delegation, they were free to participate in the events that group was coordinating and the NCF did facilitate them in terms of shipping their material and taking care of any other needs they were unable to handle on their own. Read more at: Barbados Today Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Aug 20, 2020 Oct 9, 2020 Jul 28, 2020
Wave energy company Aquamarine Power has launched a recruitment drive to support the next phase of developing their Oyster wave energy technology.The Edinburgh firm, which is currently testing its Oyster 800 full-scale wave machine at the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney, is seeking eight experienced engineers to join their core engineering, design and project team, together with an operations technician based in Orkney and a research fellow to work at company’s academic base in Queen’s University Belfast.“These are exciting times for our company,” says company Chief Executive Officer Martin McAdam. “This summer we went through an extensive refit of our Oyster 800 machine which has yielded very positive results and we are now looking to further improve the machine’s reliability and durability, and begin the design of our next-generation Oyster 801.“To do this we need skilled, experienced engineers to join what is already a tremendously enthusiastic and talented team. We have made no secret of the challenges involved in making machines that can harness the enormous power in ocean waves, and what we need now are technically strong individuals who can bring experience from other fields to help us in our quest.“Each job offers a genuine opportunity to make a difference and change forever the way our future energy is made,” McAdam concludes.In addition to their test site at EMEC in Orkney, the Edinburgh firm has gained all consents to develop a 40MW wave farm off the Isles of Lewis, which would require up to 50 Oyster wave energy machines.All jobs are permanent positions and come with a package of benefits including company pension and healthcare.Aquamarine Power’s backers include electricity utility SSE and ABB, one of the world’s largest power and automation companies.[mappress]Press Release, November 15, 2013
DNV GL will hold a two-day wind turbine technology course in Bristol, UK, on 28 and 29 October. The attendees will see the basics of wind energy conversion, the evolution of today’s giant wind turbines and many key decisions about the design concepts explained. During the course, rotor design, direct drive and the increasing diversity of drive train options will be examined. Permanent magnet generators and general electrical design issues will be addressed, as well.The evolution of larger wind turbines and the challenges of further upscaling, especially in the context of the expanding offshore market, will also be discussed. The design process, the importance of accurate design loads prediction and effective control of the wind turbine will be highlighted and the effect of design options on cost of energy will be illustrated, with future trends reviewed.The course offers a significant depth of understanding of the technology background, but does not assume any prior knowledge of wind energy, DNV GL explained.More information on DNV GL’s course here.Image: DNV GL/Illustration
Blue Water Shipping (BWS) has delivered all three transformer units built for Vattenfall’s 400MW Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm to the Port of Esbjerg.BWS is also in charge of storing the transformers, and their subsequent loading and transport to the installation site. Apart from taking care of the transformer units, the Danish transport and shipping company is acting as an agent for the barges transporting the jacket and the topside for the Horns Rev C substation.BWS has also entered into an agency agreement with the two suppliers of the platform, Hollandia Offshore BV and HSM Offshore BV.“We have ensured accommodation of all HSM Offshore BV crew in one complex. This makes the crew transfer to and from the port a lot easier. We will coordinate all port calls and fulfill any requirement HSM might have during the project. As we are available 24/7, we can render prompt assistance in case of unforeseen events such as illness,” said Mikkel Puggaard, Project Manager at BWS.Energinet.dk is the developer and owner of the infrastructure which will transport the energy generated by Horns Rev 3 to the Danish grid. The wind farm comprises 50 MHI Vestas V164-8 MW turbines which should be fully operational by early 2020.Offshore WIND Staff
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A national firm is considering a potential class action on behalf of parents facing uncertain rules over term-time holidays.Education lawyers at Simpson Millar say there are grounds for future legal challenges by thousands of parents facing fines for taking their children out of school for term-time holidays.Earlier this month, Isle of Wight father lost his battle at the Supreme Court to challenge a fine, having been successful in both the magistrates’ court and the High Court.Judges ruled that parents cannot take children on term-time holidays without schools’ authorisation, but Simpson Millar says many local authorities had already changed their approach prior to the decision. Patrick CampbellSolicitor and mediator Patrick Campbell (pictured) said his firm has been contacted by a number of parents since the Supreme Court ruling and is considering group litigation on their behalf.Campbell explained: ‘During the Platt case against Isle of Wight Council, and the subsequent appeals by the council, as many as 28 education authorities relaxed their truancy policy – despite explicit requests from central government not to do so – with several telling parents they would not be prosecuted as long as the child’s attendance was above a given threshold.‘Now those authorities are likely to be reviewing their policies to reflect the Supreme Court ruling, meaning parents who were told last year that they could book term-time holidays, may now be prosecuted for taking them.’Samantha Hale, associate solicitor, said the firm will be keeping a close eye on amendments that local authorities and schools are likely to now make to their non-attendance policies.Platt was fined £60 but did not pay the fine by the initial deadline, meaning the local authority doubled his penalty to £120.When he refused to pay the second fine he was prosecuted on the basis of an alleged failure to secure regular attendance. The council said this was in breach of the 1996 Education Act.
CZECH REPUBLIC: State-owned ČD, DB subsidiary Arriva and ČSAD Jihotrans company GW Train Regio have submitted bids for a contract to operate regional services in the Šumava region of southern Bohemia. The contract runs from for 15 years from December 2016 and is potentially worth KC2·25bn. It covers the operation of 1·3 million train-km/year on three routes totalling 229 km: Line 194 České Budějovice – Černý Kříž;Line 198 Strakonice – Volary;Line 197 Číčenice – Volary – Nové Údolí.Requirements include the provision of new low-floor rolling stock which must be able to reach 100 km/h and provide space for bicycles. This is the country’s largest ever regional train operating contract, and the first since the Ministry of Transport cancelled tendering for a contract to operate Ostrava – Krnov – Olomouc services in July 2013; on that occasion RegioJet had been the sole qualified bidder. RegioJet and National Express have chosen not to bid for the Šumava contract, with both companies criticising the specifications, risk allocation and complexity in the tendering process.Outside the terms of the tender, Leo Express has proposed replacing the local rail services with 10 gas-fuelled buses, with trains to be retained only on the busiest České Budějovice – Volary – Nové Údolí route where four new DMUs would be deployed.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInPeter Pan Graphic Novelist leads BIG DRAW to start the next Adventure at Moat Brae – where Peter Pan beganThe first ever artist to create a Peter Pan graphic novel will have his pencils at the ready to set Dumfries off on the BIG DRAW NEXT ADVENTURE IN NEVERLAND on Sunday 11th October from 11am – 3pm. People of all ages are invited to meet ‘Stref’ and help him complete the giant drawing and to see inside Moat Brae – Where Peter Pan Began.There will also be face-painting, messy play and Neverland craft activities run by Wee Blethers at this free event. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in, no special skills are require – just a good imagination.The Free Open Day also gives visitors a chance to find out more about the partiallyrenovated Moat Brae house and see the plans to create an international visitor attraction and National Centre for Children’s Literature and Storytelling in the heart of Dumfries.The Big Draw is the world’s biggest drawing festival with thousands of enjoyable, and mainly free, drawing activities which connect people of all ages with museums, outdoor spaces, artists, designers, illustrators – and each other.The Big Draw is for anyone who loves to draw, as well as those who think they can’t! The international celebration of drawing has grown from one day in October 2000 in the UK to an annual month-long festival of drawing across the world.Stephen White (‘Stref’) is an Edinburgh-based illustrator, writer, and comic book artist. For a number of years he worked for DC Thomson on The Dandy, The Beano, TheBroons and Oor Wullie. His recently published graphic novel of Peter Pan has been highly acclaimed and features scenes set in the garden at Moat Brae. ‘Stref’ will be signing copies of the book at Moat Brae on 11th October.Flora Burns, Trustee of the Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust, said: “Our open weekends are always fun but we are really looking forward to this one. It will be great to see how the next adventure in Neverland turns out as everyone contributes their own little bit of the action”.The Open Weekend will also include a Business to Business event as part of Dumfries & Galloway’s Business Week on Saturday 10th October from 12pm – 4pm. This drop in session is for anyone who would like to find out about potential business opportunities with the Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust.More information can be found at www.peterpanmoatbrae.org