Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems Announces Executive Changes

first_imgLSI 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.  KANSAS CITY, MO — Charles Kleinhagen has left his position as executive vice president and head of Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems Division. Kleinhagen has been reassigned to work on special projects, reporting to Chief Executive Officer Joakim Olsson. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Kleinhagen joined Haldex in 1988 as general manager of its operations in North America. He and the management team led the business to the number-one market position for automatic brake adjusters. He was promoted to the position of president and worldwide division manager with responsibility for all global activities of the Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems Division and directed the expansion of Haldex into a full brake systems supplier. Jay Longbottom, executive vice president and head of hydraulic systems division, has been appointed head of the Commercial Vehicle Systems Division. Longbottom joined Haldex in 2002 and has successfully led the Hydraulic Division’s growth and operational excellence initiatives. Longbottom has more than 25 years experience in the commercial vehicle industry, beginning his career with the truck division of International Harvester Co. He also has significant international business experience, living abroad for more than 10 years. For more information about Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems, go to: http://www.hbsna.com,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.last_img

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