Bridgestone Commercial Solutions Appoints New President

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.  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 “I have had the opportunity to work with John for a number of years, and his professionalism and sound leadership have been instrumental in helping us meet the challenges of today’s dynamic truck and bus tire and retread marketplace,” said Kurt Danielson, president of Bridgestone Commercial Solutions U.S. & Canada commercial tire sales and senior vice president at Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations. “I know he is the right choice to lead the organization to the next level.” 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.  Boynton joined Bridgestone in 1998 as a fleet sales representative and was promoted to district sales manager that same year. During his career with the company, Boynton has taken on positions of increasing responsibility. Boynton received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska and his MBA from Creighton University. He also has received certificates in executive management from Notre Dame University’s Mandoza School of Business as well as the University of Texas’ McCombs School of Business.,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 MoreAdvertisementcenter_img From Tire ReviewAdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementBridgestone Commercial Solutions announced that John Boynton, currently vice president of sales at Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, has been promoted to the position of president at Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, effective immediately. 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. In his role as president, Boynton will be responsible for daily operations, profitability and long-term strategic direction of the company’s truck and bus tire sales and Bandag retreading business.last_img read more

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first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Subscribe now for unlimited access To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGINlast_img read more

Clean bill of health at Jumbo Shipping

first_imgCreated from the British Standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems BS8800, the OHSAS 18001 system is geared toward reducing and preventing accidents and accident-related loss of lives, time, and resources. Certification was achieved after Lloyds Register of Quality Assurance audited the Rotterdam office and four ships, with good results, under the line’s StayWell safety awareness programme. Since implementation of the StayWell programme, accidents have noticeably fallen during 2008, with both the lost time incident frequency and total recordable case frequency figures halving.last_img read more

US eases curbs on foreign in-house lawyers

first_imgForeign-qualified lawyers are to be allowed to work as in-house counsel at US companies in all 50 states for the first time, the American Bar Association (ABA) has resolved.The association’s commission on ethics last week voted to lift the rule which currently bars foreign lawyers from practising as in-house counsel in all but seven states.The reform is a response to the increasing number of foreign companies with operations in the US. But the ABA stressed that the amendment would provide only ‘limited authority’ to practise and did not amount to full admission. Lawyers will still not be able to advise on US law without consulting an authorised US attorney.The ABA commission rejected criticism that the amendment would ‘open the floodgates’ to unlimited practice by foreign lawyers in the US.‘Foreign lawyers are already engaged as in-house counsel within the US, but are subject to relatively little oversight,’ said the commission.‘Adding foreign lawyers enables organisational clients to meet their needs with counsel of their choice, while ensuring foreign lawyers are identifiable, subject to monitoring, and accountable.’It added that, in the seven states which currently permit foreign in-house counsel, there have been no adverse consequences.The rule change was among several resolutions adopted when the ABA’s House of Delegates had its mid-year meeting. Lawyers in the UK welcomed the change.Nina Barakzai, chair of the Commerce and Industry in-house group, said: ‘Often, organisations work with external counsel in multiple jurisdictions to build robust training programmes which highlight variations. This reform will strengthen that collaboration and recognise the immense value all in-house teams derive from working collaboratively.’last_img read more

East London line go-ahead

first_imgBRITISH Transport Secretary Stephen Byers announced on October 9 that he had approved plans for a southern extension to London Underground’s East London line. A 2·5 km link to the South London line and a flyover at New Cross Gate will reconnect the line with the South Central network, enabling suburban rail services from Wimbledon and Croydon to use the cross-Thames tunnel. A new depot will also be built at New Cross Gate.Providing connections to the Docklands redevelopment zone and offering a second cross-city corridor, the East London line forms a key part of the ’Orbirail’ strategy being drawn up by Transport for London and the Strategic Rail Authority. SRA is to take the £600m project forward as a Private Finance Initiative, awarding a 30-year design, build, finance and maintain concession. Construction work is to be undertaken in four phases, with completion expected by 2006.London Underground has spent more than 12 years developing proposals for the East London line expansion (Developing Metros 95 p18). It was awarded powers in 1997 to build the northern extension from Whitechapel to Dalston, Hackney and Highbury, which will connect to suburban routes north of the capital. Pending the award of the PFI concession, LU has now been authorised to proceed with preliminary engineering, and work is expected to start at Dalston and Bishopsgate in early December. nlast_img read more

Guangzhou – Shenzhen high speed line opens

first_imgCHINA: The 102 km Guangzhou to Shenzhen Passenger-Dedicated Line opened on December 26. It is the initial phase of the 146 km Guangzhou – Hong Kong high speed route which is scheduled for completion in 2015.The 20·4bn yuan first phase links Guangzhou South and Shenzhen North stations via Qingsheng, Humen and Guangmingcheng. The route includes the 10·8 km Shiziyang Tunnel under the Pearl River estuary. Interchange with the Wuhan – Guangzhou PDL and Guangzhou metro Line 2 is provided at Guangzhou South. There is an initial service of 36 return trains a day, operated using CNR CRH3 trainsets running at up to 300 km/h. The fastest journey time is 35 min, about 34 min less than on the 139 km conventional route between Guangzhou East and Shenzhen Luohu stations. Speaking a conference on December 23, Minister of Railways Sheng Guangzu said China is to spend a total of 500bn yuan on fixed railway assets during 2012, with 400bn yuan of this being allocated to infrastructure construction; work on 6 366 km of new railways is scheduled to begin this year. Projects scheduled to get underway this year will include the 770 km Shangqiu – Fuyang – Hefei – Hangzhou line, which is being designed for 350km/h running. Construction is expected to take five years at a cost of 81·8bn yuan.last_img read more

Venezuela Investigates Damages by Trinidad Oil Spill

first_img Share Share Sharing is caring! 77 Views   no discussions Tweetcenter_img Share BusinessNewsRegional Venezuela Investigates Damages by Trinidad Oil Spill by: – May 16, 2017 Caracas, May 16 (Prensa Latina) The Public Ministry of Venezuela reported today that it is assessing environmental damage on the country”s eastern coasts following Petrotrin”s oil spill at Pointe-a-Pierre refinery in Trinidad & Tobago.The Citizen Power reports that it is collecting evidence, determining resources and the area damaged.National Prosecutor Dalilla Puglia and frm the states of Sucre and Nueva Esparta, Jesús Marcano and Javier Rondón, respectively, coordinate the necessary actions to establish the legal consequences derived from the incident.The Citizen Power, which is an agency attached to the Ombudsman’s Office, also notes it is supervising sanitation work carried out by the state-owned Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) and the Ministry of Ecosocialism and Water, along with other institutions and members of the communal councils in the affected areas.It also requested information stemming from PDVSA’s own investigation and of the Ministry of Petroleum and the National Institute of Aquatic Spaces, to determine what type of crude oil they found on the country’s coast and to evaluate the damages and the cost of sanitation.Last Saturday PDVSA intensified its Oil Spill Contingency Plan, after finding crude oil on the beaches of Sucre and Nueva Esparta, in connection with the fuel oil spill that occurred on April 23 in Trinidad and Tobago.last_img read more

Final Four is Set in High School Football; OHSAA Releases Football State Semifinal Pairings

first_img Matt Loede The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced Saturday the sites for the football state semifinals, which will be held Friday, Nov. 24, at sites around the state. All games kick off at 7:30 p.m.The complete list of the games as well as their locations are in the next couple of pages. Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Related TopicsHigh School FootballOHSAAState Semifinals schedule Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.last_img read more