Visteon CFO Daniel Coulson to Retire Next Month

first_imgDEARBORN, MI — Daniel Coulson, Visteon’s executive vice president and CFO, has announced he will retire on March 31, after a distinguished 38-year career at Visteon and Ford Motor Co. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Coulson was director of worldwide accounting for Ford before joining Visteon prior to its spin-off from the auto manufacturer in 2000. He began at Ford in 1965 as an accountant with the General Parts Division. Coulson originally intended to announce his retirement in early December 2003, but agreed to remain with the company on an interim basis after his replacement, George Strickler, former CFO at BorgWarner, withdrew from the new appointment. Pestillo said the company is making progress in its search for Coulson’s new successor and expects to announce its plans soon. For more information about Visteon, go to: www.visteon.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 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 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. 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.  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.” Advertisementlast_img read more

MISG Announces Management Appointments

first_imgWith 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.  RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC — Management Information Systems Group, Inc. (MISG), a leading provider of e-commerce, electronic data interchange (EDI) and Internet solutions, has announced two new management appointments. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Gregg Peterson, who has been with MISG since 2000, has been promoted to vice president of client services. In this new role, Peterson will continue to manage MISG’s comprehensive customer support department, which provides training, troubleshooting, trading partner setups and technical support for more than 25,000 trading partner relationships. Additionally, MISG has named Pat Koepsell to director of new business development. As director of new business development, Koepsell will identify areas of opportunity for MISG products and services and will direct the development of new market growth within the automotive, heavy-duty and manufacturing sectors. Koepsell has more than 30 years experience in the information technology/e-commerce business. Most recently as sales director with Global eXchange Services (GXS), a global e-commerce/EDI service provider and long-time business partner of MISG. Prior to GXS, Koepsell served in sales and sales management for several companies including IBM, Digital Equipment and AT&T. Koepsell is based in the Detroit- Metropolitan area. MISG is a division of the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association. For more information about MISG, visit: www.misg.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.  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 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 read more

Federal-Mogul Names Jose Maria Alapont New Chairman

first_imgSOUTHFIELD, MI — AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Federal-Mogul Corp. has named President and CEO Jose Maria Alapont to the additional post of chairman of the board of directors for Federal-Mogul, effective immediately. He replaces Robert Miller, who has resigned to become chairman and CEO of Delphi Corp. Alapont was named president and CEO of Federal-Mogul on March 1. With more than 30 years of global leadership experience in the automotive manufacturer and supplier industries, Alapont is known throughout the industry as being customer and results oriented, relentless in his drive for excellence and breakthrough performance to generate global profitable growth. “I am very pleased to be chairman of the board of directors of Federal-Mogul,” said Alapont. “We are committed to driving the future of Federal-Mogul, creating value and fully satisfying customers, stakeholders and employees’ expectations through our global profitable growth strategy.” Prior to joining Federal-Mogul, Alapont was CEO and a member of the board of directors at IVECO – the commercial vehicle company of the Fiat Group. Between 1997 and 2003, Alapont held several leadership roles at Delphi Automotive Systems, one of the world’s largest and most diversified suppliers of automotive systems and components. He began his career at Delphi as executive director, energy and chassis systems. Soon after, he was promoted to president, Europe, Asia and Middle East, at which time he became a member of the Delphi Strategy Board, the company’s top policy-making group. In 2003, Alapont was president of international operations and vice president of sales and marketing. Advertisement From 1990 to 1997, Alapont served in a variety of key positions at Valeo Group – a leading global automotive supplier. He started at Valeo as operations director of engine cooling systems, Spain, and thereafter became operations director for worldwide heavy-duty engine cooling systems. He was subsequently promoted to group vice president of worldwide clutch operations, and group vice president of worldwide lighting systems. A native of Spain, Alapont began his career at Ford Motor Company in 1974 and over the course of 15 years held a number of management positions, from quality and manufacturing at Ford of Spain to powertrain and purchasing at Ford of Europe. Alapont earned degrees in industrial engineering from the Technical School of Valencia and in philology from the University of Valencia, in Spain. For more information about Federal-Mogul, go to: www.federal-mogul.com. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

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 read more

Visteon Appoints William Quigley CFO

first_imgVAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, MI — Visteon Corp. has named William Quigley III chief financial officer (CFO) effective March 9. He will assume this role and also continue as the company’s chief accounting officer. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “Bill Quigley brings strong financial acumen and industry knowledge that positions him to take on this key role to help Visteon continue driving its three-year improvement plan,” said Michael Johnston, Visteon chairman and chief executive officer. “Being able to draw on talent from within our organization enables us to ensure a seamless transition and continued momentum in executing our plan.” Quigley will replace James Palmer who was named CFO for Northrop Grumman, a $30 billion global defense and technology company headquartered in Los Angeles. Palmer served as Visteon’s executive vice president and CFO since 2004. Johnston added, “We appreciate Jim Palmer’s significant contribution to Visteon. He played an important role in bringing together the Ford agreement that set Visteon on a path to improve its cost structure and competitiveness. We wish him the best in his new assignment.” Quigley, who currently serves as vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer for Visteon, has been responsible for leading the company’s financial planning, analysis and reporting. He joined Visteon in 2005 and is an elected corporate officer. Prior to joining Visteon, Quigley was vice president and corporate controller for Federal-Mogul Corp., where he held several management positions during his 10-year tenure. Before that, Quigley was an assistant corporate controller at Nissan Research and Development and an audit manager at Deloitte & Touche. Advertisement Quigley earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Michigan State University and is a certified public accountant in the state of Michigan. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Michigan Association of CPAs. For more information about Visteon, go to: http://www.visteon.com.last_img read more

ASE Board Announces Staff Changes

first_imgLEESBURG, VA – The Board of Directors of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has announced several staff changes within the organization. The board has named COO/CFO Tim Zilke to succeed Ron Weiner, ASE’s president and CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2008. Weiner has served as ASE’s president and CEO for 25 years. Zilke is a 15-year veteran of ASE. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “This transition period will ensure that the company has a smooth transfer of leadership, and Ron will continue in a consulting role for a time beyond 2008,” said ASE Board of Directors Chairman Stan Elmore. Zilke joined ASE in 1991 as VP CFO and has been a key member of the ASE management team since then. He was promoted to Senior VP/CFO 1997, and named COO/CFO in 2003. He holds a BBA from Cleary University in Ypsilanti, MI; an MBA from Marymount University in Arlington, VA, and is an experienced leader with experience in HR, operations, finance, customer service and IT.   “In addition to Tim’s knowledge and experience, he will inherit a strong senior management team, which includes Trish Serratore, Mike Coley, Chuck Kunce and Tony Molla,” Elmore noted. “I feel very positive about the future and feel the timing is right to begin a transition,” said Weiner, who has been involved with ASE most of his professional life. “Over the last 30 years, Ron’s contribution to the organization has been enormous,” said Elmore. “While a Denver shop owner, he served two terms on the founding ASE Board of Directors and has served as ASE President since l982. Under Ron’s leadership, ASE has enjoyed tremendous growth and earned a prestigious reputation within the occupational testing industry. Ron has developed a great team that will step up to fill his shoes and drive ASE into the future without missing a beat. He has agreed to remain available to assist ASE as a consultant.” Advertisement Other changes within the organization include the promotion of Trish Serratore to senior vice president and the extension of Bill Kersten’s tenure as president of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation. Originally set to retire in 2008, Kersten has agreed to remain in his position to continue the work he began in 2005. Serratore is an 18-year veteran of ASE and works with the various segments of the automotive industry including vehicle manufacturers, parts companies, trade associations and other groups to enhance industry support for ASE’s entire voluntary technician and parts specialist testing certification programs. She also coordinates special industry projects and activities and can be seen at the industry’s numerous shows and events. She received the Automotive Hall of Fame’s Young Leadership and Excellence Award in 1994 and Akzo Nobel selected her as one of the most influential women in the collision repair industry in 2000. She is a member of the International Motor Press Association, the Certification Network Group and Association of Women in Communications. Kersten was appointed president of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) in October 2005. Prior to his appointment as NATEF president, Kersten was the senior vice-president, operations with ASE. Kersten has been with ASE since June 1979 and in that time oversaw ASE’s growth from 16 exams to 47 tests in 10 different service areas. In addition, he facilitated the development of the task lists and standards for program certification through the NATEF evaluation process. Kersten served as the 2005 chairman of the board of directors for the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA) and is a member of SAE and ASAE. He has been an ASE-certified Master Automobile Technician since 1978. For more information about ASE, visit: http://www.ase.com.last_img read more

Snap-on Appoints Gregg Sherrill to Board of Directors

first_imgKENOSHA, Wis. — Snap-on’s board of directors has appointed Gregg Sherrill as a director, effective Dec. 1. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Sherrill, 57, has served as chairman and CEO of Tenneco Inc. since January 2007. Previously, he was corporate vice president and president, Power Solutions, at Johnson Controls, from 2004 to 2007. Prior to joining Johnson Controls in 1998, Sherrill held various engineering and manufacturing positions during his 22 years at Ford Motor Co. “Snap-on is quite pleased to welcome Gregg Sherrill to our board of directors,” said W. Dudley Lehman, Snap-on director and chair of the corporate governance and nominating committee. “Throughout his career, he has consistently demonstrated strong leadership and keen business judgment. We look forward to adding his considerable capability to the Snap-on team.” Snap-on said it believes Sherrill meets the independence requirements of the New York Stock Exchange. His appointment increases the size of the board of directors to 12 members. Sherrill will be put forward as a nominee for shareholder ratification and election at Snap-on’s 2011 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.,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.  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.  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 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 read more

NMFO: ‘Briarpatch’ To Film In New Mexico

first_imgStarring Rosario Dawson, who will also serve as a producer, the production will employ approximately 100 New Mexico crew members and 250-350 New Mexico background talent per episode. Visit the New Mexico Film Office online at nmfilm.com SANTA FE – The New Mexico State Film Office (NMFO) today announced that the USA Network television series, “Briarpatch” produced by UCP (Universal Content Productions) and Paramount Television will begin principal photography mid-June through the end of September in Albuquerque.   “Briarpatch” follows Allegra Dill (Dawson), a dogged investigator returning to her border-town Texas home after her sister is murdered. What begins as a search for a killer turns into an all-consuming fight to bring her corrupt hometown to its knees. The season celebrates the beloved genres represented by Thomas’ book — a stylish blend of crime and pulp fiction — while updating his sense of fun, danger and place for a new generation.center_img NMFO News: Based on the Ross Thomas novel of the same name, “Briarpatch” is written for television by Andy Greenwald, who will executive produce along with “Mr. Robot” creator Sam Esmail through his production company Esmail Corp and Anonymous Content’s Chad Hamilton. The series also stars Jay R. Ferguson (“Mad Men,” “The Romanoffs”), Brian Geraghty (“Chicago P.D.,” “Ray Donovan”) and Edi Gathegi (“StartUp”).last_img read more

Daily Postcard: Folklorico Dancers

first_imgFolklorico dancers from Moving Arts Espanola swirl to traditional Mexican music Saturday at Fuller Lodge during Fiesta Los Alamos, a fundraiser held by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos. Photo by Linda HullPhoto by Linda Hulllast_img

LAHS 2019 Homecoming Week Activities Sept. 16-21

first_imgCourtesy/LAHSLAHS News:This week Los Alamos will don green and gold to celebrate Homecoming 2019.“It’s that time of the year when everyone is a Topper,” said Jonathan Lathrop, co-sponsor of the Los Alamos High School Student Council. “Our Student Leadership team has been very busy planning a lot of activities to celebrate this tradition.”The week begins Monday, Sept. 16 with the Billy Bob Volleyball game. Senior boys play volleyball while members of the LAHS Volleyball team act as coaches and referees. The game begins at 6 p.m. in Griffith Gymnasium.It’s just the opposite on Wednesday as Senior girls play football while members of the football team step in to coach and referee. The Powder Puff football game starts at 6. P.m. at Sullivan Field.The Topper student bonfire is scheduled for Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Sullivan Field parking lot after the Girls Soccer game against the Santa Fe Demons.“We’re crossing our fingers that it won’t rain! It’s been two years since our last bonfire, and LAHS students are excited to revive this tradition,” Student Body President Emily Holmes said.Members of the LAHS cheerleading squad and the Topper band will pump up the Homecoming spirit.Los Alamos will be alive with floats, the LAHS Marching Band, and Topper pride Friday as the Homecoming Parade heads down Central Avenue starting at 2:30 pm.This year’s theme is “Box the Bengals”.Brad Parker will serve as the Grand Marshal this year.Parade participants can find the parade application form at https://sites.google.com/laschools.net/homecoming-2019/home. Forms are due to Diana Bequette, the LAHS Bookkeeper, by 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18.Friday night, the LAHS Topper varsity football team will take on the Gallup Bengals at 7 p.m. at Sullivan Field. High School students and staff get into the game free with their school ID. Game tickets for community members are $5 and may be purchased in advance at https://lahstoppers.com/topper-event-tickets/.The LAHS Topper Band will perform at halftime followed by the crowning of this year’s Homecoming King & Queen.The Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday in the lobby of Duane Smith Auditorium. Tickets will be on sale for $25 per person at the door or in the Athletic office beforehand, preferably. Lunch will be catered by Pig + Fig.This year’s inductees include:Bruce Cottrell;Kris Monaghan;Ann Cernicek;Molly Cernicek;Aubrey Jones-Woahn;Eddie Sanchez; andSec Sandoval.The Homecoming festivities will wrap up with the Homecoming dance 8-11 p.m. Saturday at the high school.“Student Leaders are getting very creative with the decorations to make sure Toppers have a night to remember at the GLOcoming dance,” said Lynn Ovaska, co-sponsor of the Los Alamos High School Student Council. The dance will be Meow Wolf-themed with many glow-in-the-dark elements. Community members are invited to donate Meow Wolf type of decorations this week.Students can purchase dance tickets in A-Wing Lobby or online at https://gofan.co/app/events/68162 until Thursday, Sept. 19. No tickets will be sold Friday or at the door Saturday.For more information about Homecoming 2019, check out https://sites.google.com/laschools.net/homecoming-2019/home.last_img read more