Jerry O’Pry Named President of Blue Magic

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 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.  From AAIA Auto Facts AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Blue Magic, Inc. recently announced the appointment of Jerry O’Pry as its new president. Before joining Blue Magic in 2006, O’Pry was director of sales of the automotive products division of Georgia-Pacific Corporation. Prior to joining Georgia-Pacific, he served as executive vice president for Harold Schnair Sales Company, which is one of the largest manufacturers’ rep organizations in the U.S. O’Pry began his automotive career with Union Carbide Corporation in 1973 and then joined Turtle Wax in 1983, where he was the director of sales and national accounts and managed international business. Six years later, he became vice president of sales and marketing for ARA Automotive Group. In 1991, O’Pry moved to Blue Coral serving as vice president of sales, where he was directly involved with the development and implementation of new programs and products. From 1996 to 1999, he worked with Radiator Specialty Company as their national sales manager, where he was responsible for sales and marketing for the $200 million automotive chemical manufacturer. O’Pry has served on the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) Board of Directors since 2001, the AAIA Executive Committee since 2002 and currently chairs the AAIA Show Committee. Advertisement O’Pry graduated from Oklahoma City University in 1973 with a bachelor of arts in business management and marketing.,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 MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

Demand for silicon wafers recovers in Japan

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Ballard Q1 2017 results show continued progress

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Crowley loads first LNG into ISO tank container

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Nigeria Bans 113 Tankers from Its Waters

first_imgNigeria’s national oil company NNPC has prohibited 113 oil tankers from its waters effective immediately, Reuters reports citing a letter circulated by the company.According to the letter, the ban has been ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari, but reasons behind the decision have not been disclosed.The letter, also obtained by Platts, energy trading information provider, said that 113 tankers were banned “from engaging in crude oil/gas loading activities in any of the terminals within the Nigerian territorial waters until further notice.”The letter, dated on July 15th, is signed by Gbenga O. Komolafe, the group general manager of NNPC’s crude oil marketing division, Platts said.The move is believed to be stemming from the country’s efforts to curb illegal oil trading, whereas the ban could also be related to “settling dues” such as port and maritime fees.“We hear it is about the outturn figures, as there are sometimes differences between the loading and discharge figures, especially with certain countries,” a trader active in the West African crude oil market told Platts.The list of tankers attached to the letter seen by Reuters consists of mostly Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs), with some ship names appearing twice and others that have been absent from Nigerian waters for quite some time like the Happiness, the Huge and the Diona, operated by Iranian group NITC.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Mel Goldberg struck off after dishonesty finding

first_imgA renowned solicitor with 50 years’ experience in the legal profession has been struck off after being found guilty of one count of dishonesty.The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal today ruled that Mel Goldberg, who made his name as a sports lawyer and agent, be banned after finding he acted for clients in a transaction that bore the hallmarks of money laundering and/or fraud.The Solicitors Regulation Authority, prosecuting, had sought to link six separate transactions overseen by Goldberg with dishonesty, but the tribunal found just one was linked to dishonesty.This transaction, referred to as Swiss Garantie, happened five months after an interview in 2013 with indemnity insurers in which concerns were raised about the other five.Goldberg had already admitted failing to keep up-to-date proper accounts and failing to act in the best interests of client.The tribunal further found Goldberg, who turns 80 next year, used the client account of his firm inappropriately by using it as a banking facility, failing to comply with money-laundering regulations and acting in transactions where there was a conflict of interest. The tribunal found dishonesty was not involved in any of these allegations.The three-day hearing started on Tuesday with Chloe Carpenter, of Fountain Court Chambers representing the SRA, explaining that the six transactions in the spotlight were ‘complex and confusing’, with unclear and ill-defined terms and conditions.Goldberg was ‘routinely’ instructed to act for a borrower and third party in financial transactions, charging a £500 an hour fee. The third party acted as a facilitator for transactions described by Carpenter as ‘dubious’.Susanna Heley, of London firm RadcliffesLebrasseur, representing Goldberg, had earlier told the tribunal that it could not find dishonesty if it was unable to understand the nature of the transactions, given their complexity.She said Goldberg had appreciated he should have been more suspicious about the transactions he was involved with, and with hindsight he could see they should have been flagged up.‘Mr Goldberg is turning 80 this year and by any measure he would be classified as a vulnerable client,’ she said. ‘His position is always ‘I didn’t think there was anything wrong with [the transactions]’. That might make him an idiot or incompetent but it doesn’t make him dishonest.’Goldberg, a former chairman of the British Association for Sport and Law and representative to high-profile footballers and boxers, told the tribunal he was bankrupt and could not afford to pay costs.The SDT imposed an order to pay £40,000 prosecution costs, to be enforced only with the leave of the tribunal.last_img read more

Businesses urged to implement customer service systems

first_img Share LocalNews Businesses urged to implement customer service systems by: – July 8, 2013 Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Tweet 27 Views   2 comments Director of Trade, Wellsworth BethelmieDominican business firms and owners have been advised to implement good customer service systems to ensure success.Director of Trade, Wellsworth Bethelmie urged businesses to consider implementing good customer service systems as this is crucial to the growth of their organization.“There is a notion in Dominica that you’re coming to buy from me, I have it so you must get it, lack of competition, so customer service suffers,” he said. ACA Group, a business solutions company, defines excellent customer service as the ability of an organization to constantly and consistently exceed the customer’s expectations.“One of the things you must establish for your company is a good customer service system, where people respect the consumer. The consumer doesn’t need you, you need the consumer to make money,” Mr Bethelmie said.Customer service can take the form of an in-person interaction, a phone call, self-service systems, performing a transaction for a customer, among others.“We employ persons and they come and they give attitudes, and behave in such a way that the person who comes to you, they do not even want to return to your business, and by doing so you lose money”.When employees or an employer ill-treats or turns a customer away, “you’re losing money and this is what businesses in Dominica do not understand”. He said instead, customer service should be at a level such that people who come for service feel that the company is truly concerned about them.“You have a social responsibility to please your customers…by doing so; you attract more persons because they speak about it”.Mr Bethelmie also advised businesses to give back to their communities and to charity. “You also have a social responsibility to give back to your community…the more you give, the more you will receive, the more you give to charity, the more God give you back”. Yahoo Voices offers the following tips for good customer service; listen to your customer, always keep in constant contact with your customers, offer the customer a free product or service for being a valued customer and have a customer appreciation day. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

R&S Test Solutions Used to Certify NB-IoT Products for Global Deployment

first_imgCommSolid, a cellular IoT IP (Intellectual Property) company, and Rohde & Schwarz have announced the successful completion of the first joint GCF (Global Certification Forum) test campaign. GCF certification represents the systematic assessment of network and device interoperability for full standard conformance, ensuring compatibility across global cellular networks. 3GPP NB-IoT (NarrowBand-IoT) is the trendsetting and cost optimized cellular network technology for the Internet of Things (IoT) leveraging GCF testing criteria for global deployments.The fast-paced cellular IoT market demands mature and thoroughly tested IP solutions to ensure first-time-right products. From day one they are focused on extensive verification and systematic pre-certification. This enables their customers to release IoT optimized products in short time and is the key pillar of having the most mature IP solution in the market.Billions of IoT devices will soon be exchanging data over mobile networks. All these devices will have to pass the test criteria specified by the GCF. R&S provides the necessary GCF-certified T&M solutions to ensure smooth and secure machine-to-machine communications. The cooperation with CommSolid helps them assess NB-IoT-specific requirements and continuously enhance their test solutions, said Anton Meßmer, Vice President Mobile Radio Tester at Rohde & Schwarz.The recent GCF test campaign was conducted on CommSolid’s real-time reference platform using the Rohde & Schwarz CMW500 test solution. It marks an important step towards pre-certification of CommSolid’s integration ready CSN130 NB-IoT solution.last_img read more

Aprilia SR Max 300 launched in Malaysia

first_imgNaza Premira introduces new Aprilia SR Max 300 maxi scooter for the Malaysian market with a special introductory price of RM28,800. Official Malaysian distributor of Aprilia bikes Naza Premira marked the arrival of its latest offering last night in the form of the all-new Aprilia SR Max 300 maxi scooter model.Present to introduce the bike to the local press alongside Naza Premira’s top brass was Piaggio Asia Pacific area sales manager Neri Miclaus. Also present was Naza Two Wheels Division vice president Juan Chow Wee.As expected of the Aprilia brand, the new SR Max 300 maxi scooter boast plenty of style and presence, accompanied with an equally high amount of power. The maxi scooter was engineered to possess all-round agility and versatility for both urban and long-distance riding as well.The Aprilia SR Max 300 is built using a double cradle trellis chassis design made using high strength tubular steel. Power comes from a liquid-cooled 278cc four-stroke and four-valve single-cylinder mill primed with electronic fuel injection that develops 22hp @ 7,250rpm and peak torque of 23Nm @ 6,000rpm.All power is sent to the rear wheel using a twist-and-go CVT automatic transmission unit. The SR Max 300 features a large 15.5-litre fuel tank (including a 2.8-litre reserve), as well as all-round disc brakes measuring 260mm up fornt and 240mm in the rear. All in all, the Aprilia SR Max 300 tips the scale lightly at 161kg, whilst its seat height stands at 815mm.Available for viewing and purchase via authorised dealers nationwide, the new Aprilia SR Max 300 maxi scooter will be offered at special introductory basic selling price of RM28,800 for the first 50 buyers (6% GST inclusive). The maxi scooter will carry a regular basic selling price of RM31,800 (6% GST inclusive), and both prices includes a two-year or 20,000km manufacturer warranty as well.Check out the gallery below to see more of the all-new Aprilia SR Max 300 maxi scooter.Aprilia SR Max 300 launch @ Las Vacas, KL–Ads–last_img read more

Indians Officially Announce Signing of 1B Yonder Alonso; Antonetti Says Big Deals Likely Done

first_img Related TopicsCarlos SantanaIndiansYonder Alonso 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. Today the Indians made it official, that is the signing that first hit Twitter on Wednesday night, the team inking All-Star first basemen Yonder Alonso, who comes to the team basically to take the spot left open by Carlos Santana who inked with the Phillies earlier this week. We’ve signed All-Star first baseman @YonderalonsoU to a two-year deal!— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) December 23, 2017The two-year deal with Alonso is reported to be for $16 million for the two seasons with a vesting option for a third season for $8 million. Now with Alonso aboard, many Indians fans are saying ‘what’s next,’ but from what President Chris Antonetti said today, it sounds like most of the Indians big offseason moves are already over. Antonetti: The Yonder Alonso signing “will represent the vast bulk” of the Indians’ financial flexibility this winter. In other words, no other sizable contracts being added barring some salary-shedding.— Zack Meisel (@ZackMeisel) December 23, 2017It’s news that is not going to make Tribe fans happy, as some are still mad the team picked up the team option for outfielder Michael Brantley, and others have been hopeful the team would try to make a deal of some sort to get Orioles power slugging third basemen Manny Machado, even after it came out that it appears that he would be staying put.So for now, it’s Alonso, who last season played in 142 games last season with the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners. He hit .266 with 22 doubles, 28 homers, drove in 67 runs, drew 68 walks, struck out 118 times, and was a member of the American League All-Star team.It might not be the news overall that Indians fans wanted for Christmas, but for now, it appears to be the only gifts under the tree fans are getting. center_img Matt Loedelast_img read more