APRA Europe Appoints New Chairman
CHANTILLY, Va. – Peter Bartel was appointed chairman of the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association’s (APRA) European Division during the recent European Board meeting held Feb. 6 in Frankfurt, Germany. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Bartel stated, “APRA, as the ‘voice of the reman industry,’ has the task to develop the remanufacturing business. To achieve sustainable success, APRA has to promote the environmental and social advantages of quality reman products and reman production. APRA will continue its successful work in Europe which began in 1987.” Bartel has been working in the remanufacturing industry for about two decades, particularly on turbos, rotating machines and core management. He has a degree in mechanical engineering from the Berufsakademie Mannheim (Germany) and works as senior expert for Bosch Automotive Aftermarket. Bartel has served as a member of the APRA Europe board since 2009. Fernand Weiland, APRA Europe vice chairman stated, “Peter is genuinely enthusiastic about remanufacturing. He has a clear vision for the needs and opportunities of our market. On behalf of the entire board we sincerely wish him great success in his new position.”,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 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. 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.