CARQUEST Names John Kahut Senior Vice President Independent Sales

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 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.  RALEIGH, N.C. – CARQUEST U.S. President Mike Broderick has announced that John Kahut, vice president, paint and PBE operations and sales, CARQUEST U.S., has been named senior vice president independent sales for CARQUEST U.S.   “Kahut brings 36 years of experience and leadership in the automotive aftermarket,” said Broderick. “In his many years with the company, he has gained broad knowledge and expertise in sales, operations and supply chain, which makes him the perfect match for this position.”   Kahut began his career with CARQUEST in November 1986 as an account executive in Lakeville, Minn., and shortly thereafter became warehouse manager of the Lakeville Distribution Center. He served as operations manager in both Nashville, Tenn., and Marshfield, Wis. Kahut spent more than seven years as an independent store sales manager in Albany, Ga., and Marshfield, Wis. He also served as vice president, DC operations, Eastern Region and corporate vice president, operations JV Store Group. Prior to CARQUEST, Kahut worked for GTC Auto Parts in River Falls, Wis., and Moody Chevrolet, Buick & Cadillac also in River Falls. He attended the University of Wisconsin at River Falls.   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 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. last_img read more

Akebono Names Ken Selinger Sales and Marketing Director for North American Aftermarket

first_imgDeMoulpied 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.  FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Akebono Brake Corp. has announced the appointment of Ken Selinger as its new sales and marketing director for the North American Aftermarket.   Selinger brings more than 25 years of sales, marketing, management, strategic product development and manufacturing experience to Akebono, having recently served at Federal-Mogul as the director of marketing, North American Braking, Global Aftermarket since 2009.   In announcing his appointment, the company stated, “Ken has a lot of talent and will be a welcomed addition to our powerful Akebono team. And, his expertise and commitment to build our brands will help us maintain our excellent reputation and reach our growth goals in the North American Aftermarket.”                         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 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. 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 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. last_img read more

Amagansett Dust Bowl Days Gone Bye-bye?

first_imgBetsy and Neal Martin on the deck behind their house on Conklin Lane. Independent/ T. E. McMorrowThe dust that created the recent Amagansett Dust Bowl is non-toxic and safe, unpleasant though the sometimes two to three inches deep accumulation is.According to the office of East Hampton Town Supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc, the problem appears to have been contained, the supervisor said in a statement released February 1. Neighbors, however, are still skeptical, including Betsy Martin, who lives on a property adjacent to the farm field from where the spinning, swirling dust clouds rose.The inches-deep dust blew off of the roughly 33-acre farm field owned by the Bistrian family and currently farmed by Peter Dankowski. The parcel sits just north of Amagansett Main Street, and south of the LIRR track. Potatoes had been planted there for the 2018 season, and were harvested late, due to the wet weather conditions in the area. The late harvest meant a late cover crop planting. A cover crop is planted to hold down the soil and control erosion. That crop didn’t take and the swirling dust bowl ensued.The town contracted with a company, FPM Environmental, at an expenditure of $2500, to test for contaminants. In return, FPM took soil samples from three sites.The three test locations were at the northeastern edge of the municipal parking lot. They appear, on the aerial view of the site provided by the town, to be in a triangular pattern about 100 feet apart from each other. No pesticide contaminants were found in the samples, and no significant levels of any form of metal. Pesticides tested for included DDT, Aldrin, and various Endosulfans and BHCs.The dust that accumulated on Amagansett Main Street has been removed, the supervisor said. Also, in cooperation with the farmer and the Bistrians, the field has been covered with straw and lined with snow fencing to keep the surface dust in place.“We share residents’ concerns about the recent dust storms in Amagansett. I am gratified that our agreed-upon solution appears to be working and am pleased that the town board was able to work together to achieve this result. We will continue to monitor the field conditions and take necessary actions to ensure that this doesn’t happen again,” said Van Scoyoc. However, Martin is taking a wait and see approach. The deck, cars, and house she shares with her husband, Neal, were covered, during the height of the dust storm, by a blanket of dust. So far, the blowing dust has stopped. However, the weather has been quite different than it was during the dust storm. When the field dries out, and the wind starts blowing, it will be the true test of the combined efforts of the town, the farmer, and the landowners, she said.t.e@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

Celebration In Bridgehampton

first_img Share The 17 members of the Bridgehampton High School Class of 2019 were joined by family and friends at a graduation ceremony on the school grounds on Sunday, June 23. Salutatorian Autumn Coffey, top left, and valedictorian James Fairchild, top right, addressed the assembly along with Edwina van Gal, lower right, the founder of the Perfect Earth Project.last_img

60 years and counting

first_img Photo: Phil Wolstenholme David Duke-Cohan was admitted to the profession in October 1952, the month that Britain tested its first atomic bomb, the newly formed nation of Pakistan played its first cricket Test match and Birds Eye sold its first frozen peas. Duke-Cohan, now 84, is still practising – as a consultant at London firm Myers, Fletcher & Gordon – and in the intervening 60 years has represented clients ranging from the famous and infamous, to major corporations and the man in the street. He said: ‘One day I will retire, but for now my clients won’t let me. I have thoroughly enjoyed my 60 years in the profession. Understanding the needs of your client is the key to success. Being able to provide advice with a smile also helps.’last_img

Judges’ bar boycott ‘bullying’ may force solicitors to take action

first_imgJudges’ conduct in cases where an advocate cannot be found due to the criminal bar’s legal aid protest may push solicitors under increasing pressure to down tools, MPs have heard. Criminal barristers have been declining to take on work with a representation order dated from 1 April in protest against reforms to the advocates’ graduated fee scheme. The Criminal Bar Association has advised its 4,000 members to adopt a ‘no returns’ policy from Friday.The Commons justice select committee, holding a one-off evidence session on criminal legal aid, was told that solicitors were being put under huge pressure to help ensure Crown court cases stay on track.Daniel Bonich, vice chair of the Criminal Law Solicitors’ Association, said some solicitors were being asked to attend and conduct hearings. ‘There are reports of cases where non-qualified people have effectively been bullied by the judge to conduct a hearing. One where a secretary conducted a hearing for a sentencing,’ he added. An unrepresented defendant reportedly received a life sentence.Bonich said solicitors understand why the criminal bar is taking action, but pointed out that solicitors are the ‘client-facing part of the profession. We’re having to explain to clients why they do not have counsel’.When asked if solicitors will withdraw their professional services in support of barristers, Bonich said: ‘Yes – but not necessarily in support of barristers but as part of a larger issue.’Bonich said the conduct that solicitors were having to deal with in court was making them feel ‘more annoyed than they have for a very long time… I cannot say anything is imminent. But the mood music is changing dramatically’.Solicitors are focusing their attention on the government and judiciary’s conduct, Bonich said. ‘If we feel we’re being forced into a corner, and forced to do work we do not feel competent in doing, [you] are likely to see similar action from solicitors in the not-too-distant future, in my view’.Labour MP Ellie Reeves said one of her constituents, a criminal defence specialist, told her last week that he had been contacted by the Legal Aid Agency to find representation for a pre-trial preparation hearing in a murder case.Reeves said: ‘My constituent explained that no one on their approved list of counsel was available. They weren’t willing to go to the Public Defender Service because they did not feel that would be in the client’s best interests because it was a murder charge. [They] came under pressure then from the Legal Aid Agency about the terms of their contract – in effect implied threats that contracts may be terminated unless counsel was found.’last_img read more

‘LX 2048’ VOD review

first_imgCredit: Quiver Distribution Moshe packs a lot of ideas into ‘LX 2048’ and that’s perhaps one of the film’s main problems. There’s so much to take in and think about, that it’s a little overwhelming. It also means that all of the ideas can’t come to full fruition and that’s disappointing. The film also dives so deep into the science-fiction realm that it’s unlikely to appeal to anyone who isn’t a fan of the genre. Adam Bird (James D’Arcy), a father of three who is estranged from his wife Reena (Anna Brewster), discovers that he has a terminal illness. Part of a programme known as Premium 3, which clones any parent of three of more children if they die, Adam prepares to be replaced but continues to work and tries to find some satisfaction as he enters his final days. With humans no longer able to go out in the sun, Adam throws himself into work and tracks down Donald Stein (Delroy Lindo), the man who is considered the father of cloning, to see if he can find some comfort in his final days. Moshe takes ideas that are already advancing at an alarming rate and shows his idea of what the future could be like. Adam has been kicked out by his wife for ‘cheating’ on her with an AI sex doll and while everyone around him prefers to communicate in ‘The Realm’, a VR world, Adam longs for face-to-face contact. His only solace is Maria (Gabrielle Cassi), the AI sex doll that he discovers may be able to exist in the real world. ‘LX 2048’ is a high-concept science-fiction film from writer/director Guy Moshe. Taking place in the (not too distant) future, the film introduces a world where technology has advanced to the point where people’s lives look nothing like ours do in 2020. Humans have adapted to be nocturnal due to not being able to go out unprotected in the sun, AI and VR have taken over most aspects of life, and everyone is taking a drug known as LithiumX to numb their depression. Cloning, which is the film’s main focus, is something that’s debated often at the moment and there is a growing fear surrounding it. In Moshe’s world, cloning is something that can be done to relieve the burden on parents if their spouse were to die. It has the added bonus that you can change features of your loved one’s clone, to make them better suited to your needs too. It’s a scary thought but when you think about it in the context of this film, would it be so bad if your children were brought up by someone who acted and looked like you, if you died? There’s no easy answer to that question.center_img Credit: Quiver Distribution ‘LX 2048’ is ambitious and that’s definitely one of its strengths. Moshe isn’t able to fully realise his vision and that means the film isn’t as satisfying as it could have been. The climax is more of a whimper than a bang, which is a shame as there are plenty of solid building blocks along the way. ‘LX 2048’ is certainly big on ideas but it could have been tighter and a little more focused in its execution. James D’Arcy as the film’s lead puts in a solid performance. His US accent may be dodgy from time-to-time but overall he’s convincing and sympathetic for the viewer. Delroy Lindo is underused as Donald Stein and ‘Station 19’s Jay Hayden pops up in a small but perky supporting role. Cast: James D’Arcy, Gina McKee, Delroy Lindo, Juliet Aubrey, Anna Brewster, Gabrielle Cassi, Jay Hayden Director: Guy Moshe Writer: Guy Moshe Certificate: Unrated Duration: 103 mins Released by: Quiver Distribution Release date: 25th September 2020last_img read more

$66M IMF Loan to 3 East Caribbean States Including Dominica

first_imgThe Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved disbursements to Dominica, Grenada, and St. Lucia following their requests under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) mechanism, with a combined SDR 48 million (US$65.6 million), to help cover their balance of payment needs stemming from the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.Disbursements to all three countries are set at the maximum available access under the RCF instrument of 100 percent of quota for Grenada (SDR 16.4 million or US$ 22.4 million) and St. Lucia (SDR 21.4 million or US$ 29.2 million), and 89.4 percent of quota for Dominica (SDR 10.3 million or US$14 million). #These countries are small states that are very vulnerable to shocks, including large natural disasters, with Dominica in particular still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Maria in 2017.The pandemic has hit these largely tourism-dependent countries very hard. Tourism inflows essentially came to a halt in mid-March, 2020, with ripple effects across other sectors. The closure of the borders, coupled with the curtailment of commercial activity, has had a debilitating impact on these economies.A drop in fiscal revenues, combined with additional direct health and social expenditures will temporarily increase the fiscal deficit and financing needs. IMF support will help cover some of these needs and allow the governments to ease the impact on the population, such as upgrading public health facilities and providing social assistance to the vulnerable and adversely affected sectors.Following the Executive Board discussion of the requests, Mr. Tao Zhang, Deputy Managing Director and Acting Chair made the following statement:“The COVID-19 pandemic poses a major challenge to Dominica, Grenada, and St. Lucia. Their key tourism sectors have been hit hard by the shock. The contraction in tourism is expected to have a major impact on their economies, by causing ripple effects across all economic sectors, eroding fiscal revenues, and creating urgent balance of payments pressures. In addition, these three small states are also highly vulnerable to natural disasters.“The countries’ governments have responded to the pandemic by swiftly implementing containment measures, allocating scarce budgetary resources to critical health care spending, and introducing income support to the most affected sectors and households. Protection of the financial system will help cushion the economic impact of the pandemic. Measures have also been taken by the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank to facilitate the provision of credit and safeguard financial stability.“The authorities have expressed commitment to meeting the regional debt target of 60 percent of GDP by 2030. To this end, they plan to implement necessary adjustment measures to rebuild policy space once the crisis has abated, building on the progress achieved in recent years. Looking forward, the authorities are also committed to implementing policies that support durable economic growth and poverty reduction within a balanced development strategy that includes comprehensive measures to boost resilience to natural disasters.“IMF emergency support under the Rapid Credit Facility will help fill the three countries’ balance of payments needs and create fiscal space for essential health expenditures, income support to workers, and cash transfers to households. Fund financing will also help catalyze further donor support to close the remaining balance of payments needs.“The IMF will continue to be engaged with Dominica, Grenada, and St. Lucia, and stands ready to provide policy advice and further support as needed.”The IMF Executive Board approves three requests from Dominica, Grenada, and St. Lucia for emergency financial assistance to help address the challenges posed by COVID-19.The approval of the Board will make available a combined SDR 48 million (US$65.6 million) in emergency financing to help these three countries deal with the challenges posed by COVID-19.IMF financing support provides resources to the countries’ authorities for essential health-related expenditures and income support to ease the impact of COVID-19 on the population.To address the pandemic, the authorities announced measures to help employees and households, including income support to the unemployed, tax relief, and providing cash transfers to the most vulnerable and affected.Dominica, Grenada, and St. Lucia are members of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU), and the disbursements would support macroeconomic stability and facilitate the subsequent economic recovery of the region.(SKN Observer) BusinessCoronavirusLocalNewsPoliticsRegional $66M IMF Loan to 3 East Caribbean States Including Dominica by: – April 29, 2020 Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img Tweet Share 67 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Gov Newsom reappoints Port of LA General Counsel to ‘Little Hoover’…

first_imgSea News, February 11 In 2019, Sidley was named Government/Municipal General Counsel of the Year by the Los Angeles Business Journal. As a member of the Port’s senior management team, Sidley oversees all litigation involving the Harbor Division of the Office of the City Attorney. Her responsibilities include providing legal counsel to the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners, Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority and Intermodal Container Transfer Facility. She also represents the Port in judicial and legal proceedings and litigates claims on its behalf. Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich appointed Sidley as the Port’s managing assistant city attorney in 2013. “It’s been an honor to serve on this prestigious panel for the last four years. This reappointment will allow me to continue working on initiatives that are improving and enhancing the effectiveness of government operations in California,” said Sidley. “I am grateful to Gov. Newsom for his confidence in me to continue in this role on the Commission.” Prior to joining the Port, Sidley served as a deputy city attorney in the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office from 2003 to 2013, and as assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal and Civil Division at the U.S. Department of Justice from 1998 to 2002. She also previously served as the deputy director in the Office on Violence Against Women from 1997 to 1998, and as the deputy director of the Office of Press Advance at The White House from 1995 to 1996. She holds a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, Berkeley. Author: Baibhav Mishra The Port of Los Angeles General Counsel Janna Sidley has been reappointed by California Governor Gavin Newsom to the “Little Hoover” Commission, an independent state oversight panel on which she has served since 2016. Janna Sidley, General Counsel, Port of Los Angeles The Little Hoover Commission, formally known as the Milton Marks “Little Hoover” Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy, is an independent state oversight agency created in 1962. The Commission’s mission is to investigate state government operations and policy, and through reports and legislative proposals, make recommendations to the Governor and Legislature to promote economy, efficiency and improved service in state operations. In addition, the Commission has a statutory obligation to review and make recommendations on all proposed government reorganization plans.last_img read more

Negros tankers break records in Milo Little Olympics Visayas

first_imgGarbanzos of Mambulac Elementary School in Negros Occidental set new records in elementary boys’ freestyle 100m (56.65 seconds), 400m (4:27.48), 200m (2:18.19) and 800m (9:21.66).Meanwhile, back-to-back titlist Bacolod Tay Tung High School lost to Ateneo de Cebu 67-75 in the finals of secondary boys basketball.Tay Tung was up by as much as 40-26 and still ahead 59-53 in the fourth period when it surrendered the lead to Ateneo de Cebu on back-to-back 3s by Tristan Fuentes and Justin Magsalang.Magsalang finished the match with 24 points, including seven triples, to lead the way for Ateneo de Cebu. Fritz Valencia led Tay Tung with 18 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, and four steals.Tay Tung’s elementary basketball team also suffered a come-from-behind defeat to St. John’s Institute – Bacolod 41-49 in the finals./PN MANILA – Swimmers from Negros Occidental shattered numerous records during the 31st Milo Little Olympics Visayas Regional Finals on Sunday at the Cebu City Sports Center pool.Bacolodnon Reagan Joseph Garbanzos captured nine gold medals, including four new records, while Negrense Alexi Kouzenye Cabayaran captured four record-breaking feats.Cabayaran, a standout of St. Scholastica’s Academy in Bacolod City, tallied record breaking feats in 400m freestyle (5:06.45), 100m butterfly (1:10.51), 200m freestyle (1:15.46), and 100m freestyle (1:04:48).Cabayaran captured other gold medals in the 100m backstroke, 200m individual medley, 50m backstroke, 50m freestyle, and 50m butterfly.last_img read more