Cooper-Standard Automotive Names Glenn Dong to Vice President and Corporate Treasurer

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. 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 NOVI, Mich. — Cooper-Standard Automotive recently named Glenn Dong to vice president and corporate treasurer, responsible for directing the management of the Global Treasury operations unit, including cash management, debt funding, foreign exchange and risk management. In this role, Dong — who brings extensive banking and capital markets experience — will report to Allen Campbell, chief financial officer for the company.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “Glenn’s previous success in managing global automotive companies’ banking, credit and liquidity functions made him an ideal candidate for this position,” Campbell said. “We are pleased to welcome Glenn to the Cooper-Standard team and are confident he will be an integral part of our future success.” Prior to joining Cooper-Standard, Dong served as vice president and treasurer at International Automotive Components Group North America in Dearborn, Mich., where he was responsible for the company’s treasury activities. From 2000 to 2007, he served as corporate treasurer for Dura Automotive Systems in Rochester Hills, Mich. and, prior to this, served as assistant treasurer for Meritor Automotive in Troy, Mich. (now ArvinMeritor) at the corporate level for the North American and Asia Pacific regions.   Previously, he held positions of increasing responsibility at LucasVarity Light Vehicle Braking Systems (currently TRW Automotive) in Livonia, Mich. and Varity Corp. in Buffalo, N.Y. Dong earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hunter College in New York and a master’s degree in business administration from St. John’s University Graduate School of Business in Queens, N.Y.,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 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 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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Fuselier: Mike’s Love

first_imgMike FuselierBy ROBERT FUSELIERLos AlamosSusie, Jenny, Bobby, and I would like to thank everyone for the thoughts, prayers, pictures, stories, food and visits that you’ve shared with us over the last few weeks as we’ve tried to deal with the loss of Mike, our son/brother.Until I’m ready to write again for this column, I thought I’d steal a few essays written by Mike. Here’s one from August 8, 2016.THINGS I LEARNED WHILE FALLING IN LOVE1. It is always worth it, even if it ends. The myriad feelings that envelop you while you are in love teach you immensely about yourself. These feelings are ineffable in words, but viscerally known in your soul. A life lived in their absence is a life without.2. Be honest about who you were, are, and wish to become. A partnership only works if both sides know what the other wants and strive to help one another achieve that. Be honest about how you feel with yourself and be open with those feelings. True honesty cannot exist when you are closed off. Openness comes at a cost of vulnerability, and vulnerability can be extremely uncomfortable. Until you become comfortable with being uncomfortable then you will continue to fall short of how deep your connection can become, and you will continue to fall short of all the places you can go in this lifetime.3. Never let them feel that the way they FEEL is not valid. Their feelings are part of their reality, and transitively part of yours. They are as tangible as the occurrences that caused them. Your job is not to understand their feelings, fix them, or try and feel them yourself. Your job is to acknowledge the struggle they are experiencing, be empathic towards them, and support them through them. Feelings are part of every human. We need to feel them deeply and fully. Only through this can we become aware and understand why these feelings exist. Maybe they’re right, maybe they’re wrong, but they are always valid.4. Love yourself. The good, the bad, all of it. Always.5. Stand up for yourself and what you need. Sometimes it can feel that asking something of your partner is going to be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. This is especially true when they are experiencing their own challenges and struggles. But being in love is not about taking turns supporting each other, it is about supporting, and being supported, simultaneously. It may seem that adding one more thing to their life will make them feel resentment or anger towards you, and it might, but those feelings will be fleeting. The togetherness that is built through struggle will strengthen your relationship and will be what lasts.6. Find ways to show your love. Don’t let the words, “I Love You,” become an empty promise. Discover what your partner needs to grow and flourish in mind, body, and soul and strive towards actions to help them experience those things. I’m not talking about doing the dishes, or watering the plants, or walking the dogs. These things are helpful and kind but they are things that can make one’s life easier, but not better or more fulfilling; and these are not shared experiences. The point of love is to share it with someone. Continually find ways to share your love with them by doing things that nourish them and you will discover that it will be self-nourishing as well.7. Tell them that you love them, that you think they’re beautiful, that the way they live and love inspires you to become a better person. Whatever great and wonderful thought you have about them share it with them. Don’t wait for a better moment, because there isn’t one.So, there it is. These words are a summation of everything I have discovered being in love. I’m not sure if they will help anyone else out or not, but maybe they will.We grow as a society because of our shared experiences. I have learned a great deal about myself and life in the last few years, and one of the things that continues to stand out is that we are all in this together.We are a world community and what strengthens one of us strengthens all of us. Go out there and support, share, and love one another.Au revoir Facebook world, for now. I’m taking a hiatus (probably until November 8th). Take care of each other.last_img read more

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Minority report

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Bridgeton Holdings Grows East Hampton Stake?

first_imgBridgeton Holdings, a Manhattan-based hotel ownership and management firm recently increased its stake, yet again, in the world of East Hampton Town resorts.Already full owners with an ongoing major renovation of the Atlantic Terrace in Montauk, a minority owner with a 50 percent stake in the liquor license at Hero Beach in Montauk, and a full stake in the operation of what is now known as Journey East Hampton on Pantigo Road in East Hampton, Bridgeton Holdings appears to have more than doubled down on the East Hampton resort. According to Suffolk County records, the property at 490-492 Pantigo Road, into which Bridgeton Holdings had already pumped $600,000 for renovation as of several months ago, with more work ongoing, has been sold by its longtime owner, an LLC called Hamptons Land Corp. The buyer is another LLC, East Hampton Hotel. The price? Five million dollars plus mortgage fees.Bridgeton Holdings has followed a business model in East Hampton Town of taking over motels which are run down, pouring a lot of money into renovations, and converting them into high-end resorts. They have also generated controversy at both Hero Beach and Journey East Hampton by obtaining liquor licenses and building bars on the property without obtaining permits from the town.In that regard, Britton Bistrian, who represents the owners of Hero Beach, who are currently before the East Hampton Town Planning Board with an application to legalize the 16-seat restaurant with a bar built without permits, presented the board December 6 with a new narrative for the bar’s use on the property. The main change from the original narrative, which she presented to the board in June 2017, is that the owners of Hero Beach have agreed to be limited to serving 225 customers on the property at a time. The liquor license Bridgeton Holdings obtained from the State Liquor Authority, over the objections of the town, allows the owners to serve up to 499 people at any one time on the property.In granting the liquor license, the SLA required that the town sign off on the bar/restaurant. That has not happened, as of yet, though the license is active, and in place at Hero Beach.Similarly, Journey East Hampton is before the planning board, attempting to legalize its already-built bar.Atlantic Terrace, which is undergoing major renovations, has not yet officially applied for a liquor license, though neighbors have expressed concern that that is exactly the plan for the resort that Bridgeton Holdings has in mind.t.e@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

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Safety practices and products highlighted at Texas safety event

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Technip charters ‘Polar Onyx’ for Angola ops

first_imgGC Rieber Shipping has secured a time charter agreement with Technip Angola for the SURF vessel Polar Onyx. The vessel will conduct SURF and construction duties in Angola. The charter starts prompt and lasts for up to two months.GC Rieber noted that the charter is in direct continuation from the previous charter in UK sector where the vessel worked for the marine solutions and specialist engineering service provider James Fisher Marine Services.“This is an interesting contract for us where the operational capabilities of the vessel and her equipment get fully utilized. Technip’s strong presence in West Africa makes the contract strategically important to us, and we look forward to cooperating with them also in this region,” says CEO Irene Waage Basili.The SX121 designed offshore construction vessel Polar Onyx was delivered in March 2014 from Ulstein Verft. The vessel is designed to operate in the SURF/Construction/IRM markets, with high capacity for flexible pipe loads.last_img read more

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Set target to fight skills gap

first_imgGet your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited access Stay 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 To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN 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 communitylast_img read more

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V. Alexander CIS moves OOG condensers

first_imgIn cooperation with the V. Alexander headquarters in Germany, seven condensers were shipped from Tavaux in eastern France to Novgorod, Russia, said Nikita Spesivtsev, project manager at V. Alexander-CIS.www.valexander-cis.ruwww.projectcargonetwork.comlast_img

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Stealing from the children

first_imgThe thieves also deliberately damaged street lights so they were not easily spotted, Ms Rustin said.Valerie Erasmus from the Early Learning Centre, which is based at the Foundation for Community Work (FCW) in Kewtown, said their centre had been vandalised twice in one week.“We informed people about the incidents on a chat group, and four other centres responded to say that they were also hit,” Ms Erasmus said at the forum’s meeting last week.Director of FCW, Riedewhaan Allie, said the vandals had left damages worth more than R17 000. “Our telephone and electric cables were ripped out, and the floodlights were damaged. They have also ripped out one of our air conditioners and left it on the perimeter of the property. “We installed three new air conditioners in December last year, because of the heat in our training rooms. After the break-in, we had to remove the other air conditioners, and it is now being stored. “We also had to pay people to take it down, and we’ll have to pay people to install it. It’s an absolute nightmare. We are now spending R17 000 for rewiring and installing new flood lights,” Mr Allie said.He added though, that he was grateful to the neighbours who always kept a watchful eye on the property.“This is the first incident in 10 years. I was always proud of the fact that we provide employment to the community, and hence our good partnership. The people from the community know who is responsible, and we need their voice to become louder when speaking out against this. “Young people must come to their senses and put a stop to this habit, culture and practice they’ve developed. This is part of a bigger scourge affecting the community. Our fencing and gates get vandalised, simply because they can get money for their next fix.”Lucinda Wilschott from Little Children’s Nursery School in Gleemoor said their alarm was activated on Sunday April 3 and their armed response company went to investigate.“They say they checked the perimeter and that all was in order. However, when we reported for duty on Monday April 4, we noticed the gate was slightly open and four chairs were stacked up outside the toilet. They left a huge, gaping hole in the wall and took a multi-plug and crayons. “It’s really senseless to cause all that damage, and it leaves one feeling violated,” Ms Wilschott said.Audrey Swartz said their centre, Bridges Play Centre in Bridgetown, had its gate stolen in February, and since then, they had upgraded their security measures.Irma Lottering, from the Marion Institute in Bridgetown, said every day they had to move their learning materials away from the windows, as those close to the windows were often stolen.Athlone ECD Forum chairwoman and principal of Silvertown Educare, Florence Reynolds, said security upgrades and repairs had become more and more expensive.“They gain nothing from all the vandalism – it is our children that suffer, because now you have to phone the police and clean up before learning can continue,” Ms Reynolds said.The forum has appealed to the community to help them curb the break-ins. The police’s response time when a case is reported is another one of their frustrations.Colonel Clive Nicholas, acting station commander of Athlone SAPS, confirmed that a few cases had been reported.He said: “If the centres are unhappy with the response time or they experience problems, they must approach me, so that I can address the matter. “They cannot complain to others, they must come to me directly I will not be able to help if I’m not aware of the problem. I know in the past we had a challenge with our reaction times, but we now have more staff members to deal with the matter.”Ms Rustin added that the thieves also deliberately damage street lights so that they are not easily spotted.Valerie Erasmus from the Early Learning Centre, which is based at the Foundation for Community Work (FCW) in Kewtown, said their centre has been vandalised twice in one week.“We informed people about the incidents on a chat group, and four other centres responded to say that they were also hit,” Ms Erasmus said.Director of FCW, Riedewhaan Allie, said the vandals left damages worth more than R17 000. “Our telephone and electric cables were ripped out, and the flood lights were damaged. They have also ripped out one of our air conditioners, and left it on the perimeter of the property. We installed three new air conditioners in December last year, because of the heat in our training rooms. After the break-in, we had to remove the other air conditioners and it is now being stored. We also had to pay people to take it down, and we’ll have to pay people when it will be installed again. It’s an absolute nightmare. We are now spending R17 000 for rewiring and installing new flood lights,” Mr Allie said.He added though, that he is grateful to the neighbours who always keep a watchful eye on the property.“This is the first incident in 10 years. I was always proud of the fact that we provide employment to the community, and hence our good partnership. The people from the community know who is responsible, and we need their voice to become louder when speaking out against this. Young people must come to their senses, and put a stop to this habit, culture and practice they’ve developed. This is part of a bigger scourge affecting the community. Our fencing and gates get vandalised, simply because they can get money for their next fix.”Lucinda Wilschott from Little Children’s Nursery School in Gleemoor said their alarm was activated on Sunday April 3, and the armed response company they use, went to check.“They say they checked the perimeter and that all was in order. However, when we reported for duty on Monday April 4, we noticed the gate was slightly open, and four chairs were stacked up outside the toilet. They left a huge gaping hole in the wall, and took a multi plug and crayons. It’s really senseless to cause all that damage, and it leaves one feeling violated,” Ms Wilschott said.Audrey Swartz said their centre, Bridges Play Centre in Bridgetown, had its gate stolen in February, and since then, they have upgraded their security measures.Irma Lottering from the Marion Institute in Bridgetown, said every day they have to move their learning materials away from the windows, as those close to the windows are often stolen.Athlone ECD Forum chairperson and principal of Silvertown Educare, Florence Reynolds, said having to upgrade security measures and fixing their properties become more and more expensive.“They gain nothing from all the vandalism – it is our children that suffer, because now you have to phone the police and clean up before learning can continue,” Ms Reynolds said.The forum has appealed to the community to help them curb the break-ins. The police’s response time when a case is reported, is another of their frustrations.Colonel Clive Nicholas, acting station commander of Athlone SAPS, confirmed that a few cases had been reported.He added: “If the centres are unhappy with the response time or they experience problems, they must approach me so that I can address the matter. They cannot complain to others, they must come to me directly, a I will not be able to help if I’m not aware of the problem. I know in the past we had a challenge with our reaction times, but we now have more staff members to deal with the matter.”ok rmRn news ECDCaption: Representatives from the Athlone Early Childhood Development (ECD) Forum, shared their frustration about regular break-ins at their facilities at their latest forum meeting. The Athlone ECD Forum has 16 affiliated educare centres. HAZEL ALLIES-HUSSELMAN Principals from 16 educare centres affiliated to the Athlone Early Childhood Development (ECD) Forum have expressed their frustration about thieves and vandals targeting their facilities.They say it seems that thieves see educare centres as easy targets, and that it’s becoming more costly for them to secure and repair their crèches at a time when parents are struggling to pay their children’s fees.Within the past three weeks, no fewer than six of the centres were broken into and vandalised.Build a Better Society (Babs) centre in Kewtown lost two computers in one week.“The thieves lifted the grill, broke the burglar bar and even tried to steal our back-up battery. “Now we have to redo all our information. We had to fix the damaged property on the same day, and replace the computer. A few days later, the second computer was stolen in the same way,” said Estell Rustin, a Babs administrator, referring to two break-ins at the centre on Wednesday April 13 and Thursday April 21.last_img read more

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Sarah bill: peer withdraws whiplash curb amendment

first_imgA Conservative peer and leading figure in the defendant law sector has failed in a bid to abolish damages payments for less-serious claims.Lord Hunt of Wirral (pictured), a partner at international firm DAC Beachcroft, sought legislation in the House of Lords to prevent courts awarding damages where the victim has suffered a ‘loss of function’ of less than 15%.Hunt proposed amendments to the Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill (Sarah) currently being debated in the chamber.The peer said he wanted to substitute treatment for payment in low-value cases and focus on ‘getting people better rather than by paying them cash’.Hunt said: ‘UK motorists do not have the weakest necks in Europe; we have a whiplash culture because as a society we have not taken the same stance as other European countries to avoid these claims in the first place.‘In other countries you have to prove a level or percentage of disability before you can even make a claim.’Hunt said he ‘borrowed substantially’ from a report published in July by insurer Aviva, which argued that reform of compensation payments could save £32 on every motorist’s car insurance premium.The peer said claims farmers ‘continue to proliferate’ despite the ban on referral fees, and said organised ‘crash for cash’ schemes had become a ‘huge industry’.Cross-bencher Lord Pannick said the amendment would ‘fundamentally alter’ the scope and effectiveness of the bill, which is designed to make courts consider the context of an action that is the subject of a liability claim.Pannick said: ‘They would prohibit the courts from awarding damages in respect of personal injury in defined circumstances. The existing provisions of the bill simply identify factors for the court to take into account in deciding whether there has been a breach of the duty of care.’Justice minister Lord Faulks said Hunt was right to flag up the ‘unattractive landscape’ where it is easier for insurance companies to pay out rather than contest cases.But he said the focus of the bill was on liability rather than quantum and Hunt’s amendment should not form part of the bill. He added that fraudulent claims were being dealt with by the ‘fundamentally dishonest’ strike-out clause in the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill currently going through the House of Lords.Hunt withdrew the amendment. After the debate, shadow justice minister Andy Slaughter claimed the motion was a ‘worrying’ indicator of potential Conservative policy. ‘A future Tory government would stack the deck in favour of their funders and supporters even if this means undermining long-set principles of common law.’last_img read more

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