Chung Departs Activant Automotive Group

first_imgby Brian Cruickshank, AAP Editor, Counterman magazine AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementAUSTIN, TX — Hoon Chung, former senior vice president and general manager of Activant’s Automotive Group, has left the company. His departure was effective yesterday. At Activant, Hoon oversaw the Automotive Group’s sales, marketing, operations, product development, customer support and professional services from the group’s headquarters in Austin, Texas. Chung joined the company in November 2002 and was part of Activant’s effort to embrace a renewed “customer-centric” focus, a change that was tangibly reinforced by the renaming of the company, formerly known as CCI/Triad. Chung’s duties have been assumed on an interim basis by Activant President, CEO and Chairman of the Board Mike Aviles. According to Activant Vice President of Marketing Jonathan Gear, Chung’s departure “doesn’t change our strategy, vision or message to the aftermarket.” _______________________________________ 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 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 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. last_img read more

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Tim Rogers Named President at Polk

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 SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Tim Rogers has been named president of the Polk business unit at R. L. Polk & Co. Rogers will lead Polk’s overall business objectives, policies and strategic direction.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Rogers joins Polk following a 29-year tenure with Maritz Inc., a leading marketing services company, where recent roles included chief marketing officer, president of Maritz Automotive Group and president and CEO of Maritz Research. “I’m extremely pleased to welcome Tim to the Polk team,” said Stephen Polk, chairman, president and CEO of R. L. Polk & Co. “His successful track record and extensive automotive information experience in executive and leadership roles will help with Polk’s business and growth strategies as we move forward.” Rogers will relocate from St. Louis to Metro Detroit. He says he is excited for the new career challenge. “I look forward to the opportunity to join such a great and well-respected organization,” said Rogers. “I’m excited to work with Polk’s talented team on strategic growth initiatives and help our customers achieve their business objectives.” Rogers begins the new post on Oct. 4.,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.  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.  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.last_img read more

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Government tackles “double dipping” developer levy

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Boost for Cryogen-Expo’s popularity

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Financial results leave Praxair cautious yet positive

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Carbon Capture Coalition commends new legislation

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Lomar Declares Three Options to Build Container Vessels

first_imgLomar has declared a further three options to build new container vessels at Chinese shipyards. The company now has over 20 firm newbuilding orders for container ships and bulk carriers within its fleet of over 60 vessels.The company has declared its final two options in a total order for six 1,100 TEU container vessels from the Yangzijiang shipyard. They are designed by leading Chinese design institute SDARI (Shanghai Merchant Ship Design and Research Institute) and have much improved fuel consumption and the ability to carry up to 220 reefer containers. The vessels will be named Toronto Trader, to be delivered in late 2015 and Tampa Trader, to be delivered in early 2016.Lomar has also declared a further purchase option within its order for 2190 TEU container ships from China’s Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard, bringing its total firm orders to five. This vessel is due for delivery in 2015 and is similarly a modern, fuel-efficient design from SDARI.This further commitment to newbuilding container vessels is part of the strategic refreshment and renewal of Lomar’s fleet. The company states that this process will ensure that its vessels are well-suited to current and anticipated customer requirements.Other newbuildings within the Lomar fleet include eight firm orders and two purchase options for 64,000 dwt ‘Ultramax’ bulk carriers from the COSCO Group in China.Lomar is the shipping subsidiary of the Libra Group, a diversified international business group. The company has a mixed fleet of vessels including containers, bulkers, chemical tankers and LPG as well as offshore vessels.Lomar Shipping, March 7, 2014last_img read more

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UK education standards: Move over Mr Gove

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CN announces C$2·9bn 2016 capital plan

first_imgCANADA: CN has announced a C$2·9bn spending plan for 2016. ‘CN is investing for the long term and we are again planning a significant capital programme in 2016 to support a safe and fluid railway network, and to raise the bar on efficiency and customer service’, said President & CEO Claude Mongeau. ‘Despite the current uncertain economic environment, it is a good time to harden our infrastructure because we can do the work faster and at a better price.’CN plans to spend C$1·5bn on its infrastructure, including track renewals, bridge improvements and branch line upgrades. It will invest C$600m in rolling stock to enable it to ‘tap available growth opportunities’ and improve the quality of its wagon fleet. CN expects to take delivery of 90 new high-horsepower locomotives to handle future traffic and improve fuel efficiency. Productivity and service initiatives have been allocated C$400m.A further C$400m is to be spent on the implementation of Positive Train Control in the USA, with 5 600 route-km to be completed by the end of 2018 and full deployment by the end of 2020. ‘The strength of CN’s balance sheet enables us to sustain significant capital investments throughout business cycles’, said Mongeau. ‘Rail is critical to the North American economy, and our investments will allow the company to build on its long- term competitive advantage.’last_img read more

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EF Country Podcast Episode 33: Runaway June undergo changes and we round-up the latest releases

first_imgPodomatic A lot can happen in a short amount of time, as we learned when we were recording the latest episode of the EF Country Podcast.No sooner had Pip and Laura discussed the news that Runaway June had become a duo after the departure of Hannah, they announced they had a new member and were a trio once again! In the latest episode we talk about that change and round-up some of the best new releases that we can’t get enough of.Choose your platform below and don’t forget to subscribe… Spotifycenter_img Apple MusicListen to Episode 33 nowlast_img read more

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