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 MASSILLON, OH — Standards Testing Laboratories (STL), the world’s largest independent testing facility for tires, wheels and related automotive components, recently named Roger Zingg account manager, test machinery sales. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement In this position, Zingg will be responsible for managing commercial test machinery sales, which includes client development, estimates, needs assessment surveys and customer service. Zingg will also handle day-to-day client management activities. Zingg has more than 30 years of sales and systems experience in the automotive and testing industries, most recently as owner of International Coordinators, which performed commercial fleet testing. Prior to that, Zingg worked in the custom computer and control systems division of Goodyear Aerospace. For more information about Standards Testing Laboratories, go to: www.stllabs.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 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.
Family lawyers have set up a scheme to help separating parents who do not qualify for legal aid to work together to minimise conflict and put their children first after the breakdown of their relationship. Resolution has been given more than £650,000 by the Department for Work and Pensions to pilot the project – Family Matters. It will run in Crewe, Newcastle upon Tyne and Oxford for two years from April 2013 to April 2015. Resolution’s long-term aim is that it will provide a model for supporting separating families that can be replicated nationwide. Announced by Resolution’s chair Liz Edwards at the family lawyers group’s annual conference today, the scheme will provide advisors known as ‘family matters guides’ to provide help and guidance for separating parents on low incomes who are not eligible for legal aid. Legal aid was removed for most private law family matters from 1 April when the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 came into force. The guides, who are trained lawyers and mediators, will not offer legal advice, but will provide separated or separating parents with information and guidance to help them access local services to assist them in reaching constructive agreements that focus on the needs of their children. The funding is part of a scheme announced last June by the DWP as part of a government initiative to promote collaborative parenting in separated families and better coordination of the services available to them. Edwards said the project builds on Resolution’s approach to help parents minimise conflict on separation. ‘The emphasis is on enabling separating families to maintain lines of communication and reach agreements together,’ she said.
Harry Redknapp has hit back at claims he considered letting Gareth Bale go while he was Tottenham manager.Former Spurs director of football Damien Comolli has appeared to suggest that Redknapp was open to selling the Wales star, reportedly to Birmingham City for £3m.But the QPR boss, who was in charge at White Hart Lane between 2008 and 2012, has insisted that was never the case.AdChoices广告Redknapp said: “I hear rumours that I’m supposed to have wanted to loan him out at one time, which was never true. Never ever did I think about loaning him or letting Gareth Bale leave Tottenham.“I’d followed his career and always knew he was going to be one of the absolute top players – never in any doubt.”Comolli has also suggested that Redknapp had to be persuaded to move Bale, who later left Tottenham to join Real Madrid, from left-back to a more advanced position.“Someone said Damien Comolli told me to play Gareth Bale on the left wing,” said Redknapp.“I never worked with Damien Comolli – he wasn’t at the club when I went there, he’d left. When I went in, he was gone, so I never had any contact with him.“I played Gareth on the left wing but I wasn’t the first one to do it. I saw him play on the left wing for [ex-Spurs boss] Martin Jol and he was fantastic.“Martin moved him and I moved him from left-back to left wing – no one told me to do it.“Now he plays left wing, right wing or through the middle – he’s just an amazing talent.“I couldn’t take the credit and certainly Damien Comolli couldn’t take the credit. The only person who can take the credit is the boy himself.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook