Richard Nawrocki Elected to Intermet Board of Directors

first_imgDeMoulpied 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. TROY, MI — Intermet has added Richard Nawrocki to its board of directors. Nawrocki is president, CEO and board member of CMI-Management Services, a Southfield, Mich.-based holding company that manages a portfolio of diversified investments, corporations and subsidiaries, including metal-forming companies Tech Cast and CMI-Schneible. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement In addition to his current position with CMI-Management Services, Nawrocki is president and part owner of R.W. Ventures, a venture-capital firm with investments in four companies specializing in industrial manufacturing and medical-equipment leasing. Additionally, he is president of R.W. Real Estate, specializing in commercial property and Plan B Consultants, a financial consulting company. Prior to this, Nawrocki served as president, CEO, CFO and director of CMI International, a casting and machining company that was acquired by Hayes Lemmerz International in 1999. Nawrocki is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the Michigan Association of CPAs (MACPA) and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). For more information about Intermet, go to: www.intermet.com. _______________________________________ 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 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.  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

Coni-Seal Names Director of Marketing and Customer Service

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.  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. LAKEWOOD, NJ — Frank Pagano, president and CEO of Coni-Seal, Inc., has announced the appointment of Ray Niziolek as director of marketing and customer service. Niziolek will report to Pagano and will head up a consolidation of Coni-Seal’s marketing, sales support and customer service departments to better serve the company’s customers. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Pagano said, “The concentration of leadership in the critical areas of customer service, marketing and sales support services will allow Coni-Seal to build stronger partnerships with existing clients and better serve new customers with solid marketing programs and enhanced customer support.” Niziolek has more than 20 years of marketing services and sales support experience in the consumer packaged goods arena.,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 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.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Ward Myers Appointed To CAWA’s Board of Directors

first_imgWith 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.  RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. — Ward Myers has been appointed to the California/Nevada/Arizona Automotive Wholesalers Association’s (CAWA) board of directors representing Interamerican Motor Corp. (IMC) of Canoga Park, Calif.                                                            CAWA also recently announced that Michael Antonelli has been appointed to its Manufacturers Advisory Council (MAC) representing Vantage Marketing Global Inc., which he founded in 1999. His office is in Grand Island, N.Y.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Both men were appointed by CAWA Chairman David Finley of Finley Industries.,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. 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.  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.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Continental Names New Communications Chief

first_imgHANOVER, Germany — The role of senior vice president of corporate communications for Continental AG will now be handled by Felix Gress. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The 49-year-old comes to Continental from Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar GmbH, where he served as managing director. He succeeds Heimo Prokop, who left Continental at the end of 2009. In his new position, Gress will report directly to Executive Board Chairman Elmar Degenhart. Prior to his role at Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar, Gress was for many years the senior vice president of communications at BASF, where, Continental points out, he succeeded not only in enhancing the brand image of the company but also advancing its management culture. (Tire Review/Tyres & Accessories),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 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.  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

John Bartlett Jr. Named Chairman of Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Board

first_imgSAN ANTONIO – John Bartlett, Jr., CEO of Automotive Parts Headquarters (APH) in Saint Cloud, Minn., was installed as chairman of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance board of directors at the group’s recent meeting in Miami.    During his two-year term, Bartlett will work closely with the board, Alliance headquarters staff and other Alliance shareholders to shape strategy and set priorities for the group. Bartlett has been at the helm of APH since 1976, and the company has been an active member of the Alliance since 1986.   “Continuously growing and developing the group is everyone’s responsibility at the Alliance,” said Bartlett. “A lot of critical support comes from our headquarters team in San Antonio, and our board is extremely proactive and supportive. But our real strength is in our shareholders at large. I look forward to working with all of these constituencies in the coming years.”   In addition to his work on the Alliance group board of directors, Bartlett has served as a member of the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association Board of Governors. He also is on the board of WACOSA, an organization that provides training and work opportunities for people with disabilities throughout central Minnesota.       AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

NWS: Today’s High Near 82; Tonight’s Low Around 56

first_imgThe National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 82 with a 50 percent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Tonight’s low around 56. Courtesy/NWSlast_img

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Introduces Growth Act To Generate Workforce Opportunities

first_imgWASHINGTON, D.C. ― U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) to introduce S. 2620, the Generating Real Opportunities for Workforce Training and Hiring (GROWTH) Act. Workforce development is the top priority for the transportation construction industry. The GROWTH Act would direct the Secretary of Transportation to provide grants to encourage workforce development in the field and encourage cooperation between the Federal Highway Administration, state departments of transportation, local schools and the private sector to educate and employ the next generation of transportation construction professionals. The GROWTH Act will: SBA’s 504 Loan Program offers small businesses alternative business financing in the form of long- term, fixed rate loans used for business growth and job creation. The GROWTH Act adds “workforce development” as an additional public policy goal of the SBA’s 504 Loan Program and allows a small business to be eligible for 504 Loan assistance if it maintains a documented in-house training program of at least 12 weeks or the business has entered into a workforce development contract for the same purpose. Establish Highway Construction Workforce Development Grants “Our economy is booming and more people are employed than ever before,” Inhofe said. “However, industries in my state still struggle to find workers with the skillsets necessary to excel and grow. With the GROWTH Act, we can change that. The GROWTH Act addresses a multitude of workforce development areas, providing real, tangible opportunities for young people to choose high-paying, skilled careers. In doing this, businesses will have plenty of incentive to invest back into the workforce.” Additionally, the GROWTH Act includes language that requires DOD to expand a program that would jumpstart careers for junior military spouses by providing a scholarship that would cover certain education benefits. This legislation would expand the eligibility criteria of the program to include more spouses, and to include vocational schools, professional licensing exams and costs and supervision hours as education covered by the scholarship. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Currently, 529 plans are tax-free accounts that can be used for college tuition and related expenses, like text books. The GROWTH Act would allow 529 Education Savings plans to be used towards educational loans at career and technical schools. It would also expand the qualified use of the plans to include transportation expenses to and from career and technical schools, a significant benefit for rural states like Oklahoma. Expand the goals of SBA’s 504 Loan Guaranty Programcenter_img “We need to do more to train our students and workers in the technical skills that employers are looking for, including the construction trades,” Heinrich said. “I’m proud to join Senator Inhofe in advancing these proposals to build a stronger workforce pipeline for high-demand, high-paying careers. I’m also pleased that this legislation includes provisions to help military spouses, who sacrifice so much to help service members, advance their careers. I will continue working to advance proposals that make our economy work better for all American families.” U.S. SENATE News: Create initiatives to encourage military spouse professional development Expand qualified use of 529 Education Savings plans “Workforce development has been a priority of mine since before coming to Congress,” Hern said. “I’ve spent the last year meeting with skilled-career employers and technical educators to learn what their needs are and how we can close the skills gap. This bill is a tremendous step towards that goal. Almost everyone I spoke with pointed to the same issues: communication between employers and educators, and awareness of technical careers for students. This bill addresses those shortcomings and puts our students on the path to stable employment and high paying jobs. Additionally, this bill will help military spouses pay for vocational schools and helps small businesses gain access to capital, two key points ensuring a strong workforce.” This bipartisan legislation will support career and technical education opportunities, consistent communication between career and technical education institutions regarding curriculum, and the importance for elementary and secondary education institutions to highlight enrollment in these professions as desirable high-skill, high wage occupations. U.S. Rep. Kevin Hern (R-Okla.) introduced the companion legislation in the House of Representatives. The GROWTH Act includes two provisions specifically to promote professional development opportunities for military spouses. First, the bill extends a DOD program that reimburses spouses for the cost of obtaining a new professional license or credential after a permanent change of station. Too many spouses face extended unemployment after a relocation because of the time and resources it takes to reestablish professional licenses and this legislation would alleviate some of the barriers they face. Full text of the bill can be found HERE.last_img read more

On The Job In Los Alamos: At ProjectY Cowork

first_imgOn the job in Los Alamos Monday is projectY cowork Community and Marketing Manager Christina McCormick. McCormick has been at projectY since early October and has a new membership opportunity for non-profit organizations. The ‘Hornig’ is a specialized plan designed for non-profits that includes full membership for $75 per month, access to space 15 days per month, seven hours of conference room use and mail service in which the member can use projectY cowork as their business address. projectY cowork is a coworking space at 150 Central Park Square that serves as a hub for startups, freelancers and others to be connected to like-minded entrepreneurs, business experts, investors and mentors who will help them achieve their personal and professional goals. For more information, visit www.projectYLosAlamos.com. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.comlast_img read more

NWS: Today’s High Near 37; Tonight’s Low Around 17

first_imgThe National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 37 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 17. Courtesy/NWSlast_img

House Bill 62 Formalizing Teacher Mentorship To Address Statewide Shortage Passes Education Committee

first_imgSTATE News:SANTA FE — House Bill 62, sponsored by Majority Floor Leader and Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton (D-Albuquerque), Rep. Andres Romero (D-Albuquerque), Rep. Willie Madrid (D-Chaparral), Rep. Debra Sarinana (D-Albuquerque), and Rep. Joy Garratt (D-Albuquerque), was heard Thursday in the House Education Committee. House Bill 62 creates a fund through which PED can establish a formal mentorship program help school districts and individual schools support educators and help them succeed.“New Mexico is facing a crisis in our schools, particularly in our rural areas,” Rep. Williams Stapleton said. “The data is clear; a teacher is most likely to leave the classroom inside of their first 3 years of teaching. This bill helps stem the loss of our teachers by establishing a fund that supports a system of formalized mentorship giving teachers what they need to be the qualified educators our kids deserve.”“As an educator and former mentor teachers, I understand the importance of providing incoming teachers with mentoring resources to succeed in their profession,” Rep. Debra Sarinana said. “A new teacher who can regularly consult with a mentor for honest feedback and guidance is more likely to stay in the profession and contribute to the high-quality education each of our students deserve and need.”Data indicates that the greatest proportion of teachers leave the teaching profession in their first 3 years of teaching. A formal teacher mentorship program helps stem the loss of New Mexico’s teachers – an issue impacting students throughout the state – by providing beginning teachers with the supports they need to become experienced and qualified teachers. House Bill 62 creates a fund through PED to provide school districts and schools the resources they need to implement mentorship programs.House Bill 62 passed unanimously out of the House Education Committee and will be heard next in the House Appropriations and Finance Committee.last_img read more