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. 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.
SOUTHFIELD, 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.
On 28 and 29 May 2013, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) conducted an audit of Diamond Offshore in connection with the stability, buoyancy and ballasting of Ocean Vanguard rig.The objective of the audit was to verify that Diamond Offshore had good systems for stability, buoyancy and ballasting in accordance with regulatory requirements.No non-conformities were identified. Improvement points were identified in connection with: risk analyses; stability calculations; use of bolsters; documentation of training.[mappress]Press Release, July 1, 2013
Otto Energy Limited, as operator of the producing Galoc oilfield joint venture offshore the Philippines, provides the following update on the Galoc-5H and Galoc-6H drilling campaign in SC14C, part of the Galoc Phase II development approved in 2012.During the period from 0600 hours (AWST) on 14 August 2013 to 0600 hours (AWST) on 21 August 2013, drilled the G-6H 8½” hole section to 3,958 metres through the Galoc reservoir interval. The well intersected a 260m section of very high quality reservoir which was at the high end of prognosed outcomes.The well subsequently drilled through poorer sections of formation and the decision was made to TD the well early to ensure successful completion across the high quality reservoir. The 5½” completion liner has now been run over the high quality reservoir section.The well is currently being suspended prior to running the upper completion and well clean-up flow.The forward plan is to move the rig to the G-5H well and drill the 8½” hole horizontally for approximately 2,400 metres through the reservoir interval prior to running the completion liner and assembly.Location and Proposed DepthThe Galoc field is located in Service Contract SC14C (Galoc Sub Block) in 290 metres of water approximately 65km North West of Palawan Island and 350km south of Manila in the Republic of the Philippines. The Galoc-5H and Galoc-6H development wells are being drilled within the existing producing field that has delivered over 10 MMbbls of production since the field was commissioned in 2008.After drilling of both Galoc-5H and Galoc-6H is completed, the DOF operated Skandia Hercules construction vessel will be used to install the subsea equipment and complete the hook-up of both wells to the FPSO Rubicon Intrepid.First oil from the Phase II wells is expected in November 2013[mappress]Press Release, August 21, 2013
Join our LinkedIn Legal Aid sub-group The government has made its first tiny concession in the House of Lords debate on proposed legal aid reforms, agreeing to table a ‘technical amendment’ to ensure all special educational needs (SEN) cases remain in scope. But justice minister Lord McNally gave little hope that other changes will be made as the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill goes through the committee stage in the Lords. On Wednesday, the fourth day sitting in committee, the small concession followed an amendment tabled by Liberal Democrat Lord Clement-Jones (pictured) to ensure that young people aged between 16 and 25 with SEN continue to be eligible for legal aid when appealing against decisions made about special educational provision. Currently the bill makes provision for cases to be covered only for children under 16. Clement-Jones said: ‘Removing access to legal aid for young people aged 16 to 25 with SEN, as the bill currently does, is inconsistent with the government’s position on the importance of the rights of young people with SEN.’ ‘I trust that this is an oversight rather than a deliberate move to exclude these young people with SEN from the scope of legal aid.’ Responding for the government, Liberal Democrat Lord Wallace of Tankerness said the intention is to cover all matters that can legitimately be classed as SEN issues, and promised a technical amendment at the report stage. Several peers including a former president of the Family Division, Lady Butler-Sloss, a former director of public prosecutions, Lord Macdonald of River Glaven, and a former attorney general Lady Scotland, called for a wider definition of domestic violence, to prevent victims being denied access to legal advice and representation. Macdonald warned that the bill’s approach to domestic violence risked ‘rolling back decades of progress’ in understanding the crime that he called ‘an absolute scourge’. He said: ‘We must have a bill with the modern definition of that crime and including provision for those who may be too scared or too desperate to call the police. As we all understand, domestic violence brings a cycle of damage and despair that is deeply destructive and anti-social.’ McNally said he would look at the arguments that had been made and ‘think very hard’ about the issues before the report stage. Responding to another amendment tabled by Butler-Sloss, to provide legal aid for victims of trafficking, Tankerness said other avenues were available to give help, including the exceptional funding scheme in the bill and government-funded support provided by the Salvation Army. Other amendments were met with the government’s argument that it has to prioritise funding. McNally confirmed that domestic child abduction cases are not within scope because they do not have the complexity involved in international cases. The bill is back before the committee on Tuesday, when amendments relating to exceptional funding arrangements, police station advice, the telephone gateway and technical issues relating to the decision-making powers and processes, will be among issues debated.
The design is based on the existing 28,000 dwt NACKS 28K MPV. The new vessel is fitted with a 500 cu m LNG fuel containment system located aft and on deck over the engine room and the LNG fuel supply system.Three deck cranes (two with a 350-tonne capacity and one with a 100-tonne capacity) are situated on the port rail to offer some 800 tonnes of loading capacity. www.nacks.com.cnwww.lr.org
The JOC event was scheduled to take place from April 27-29 in New Orleans. In a statement, JOC said: “Given the deteriorating situation regarding the spread of Covid-19, unfortunately it is necessary to cancel Breakbulk & Project Cargo [conference].“This decision was made following recent guidance from health officials and in light of the rapid growth in global cases of Covid-19 over the past few days, as well as increasing travel restrictions and other circumstances. This decision has been made with input from our customers and partners and we are very grateful for their support in what has been a very difficult decision.”Meanwhile, Antwerp XL said: “Following the news on March 10 that the World Health Organisation revised its classification of Covid-19 to global pandemic status and that the Belgian government consequently recommended all indoor events (over 1,000 people) should be cancelled, we have been forced to cancel the April 21-23 2020 edition of Antwerp XL.”Antwerp XL will now take place from September 15-17.ESTA’s spring meetings and awards dinner, due to take place in Amsterdam on April 23 and 24, will also be rescheduled. According to ESTA, the organisation is hoping to find new dates during the autumn. Last week, HLPFI reported that the Project Cargo & Breakbulk conference and exhibition 2020 (PCB 2020) will be postponed until June 17-18. That event was scheduled to take place from April 1-2 at the GRB Convention Center in Houston, USA.Intermodal South America 2020, which was due to take place this week in Brazil, has also been postponed to later in the year. www.joc-breakbulk.comwww.antwerpxl.com www.estaeurope.eu
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Whole-life tariffs are compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights and do not amount to ‘inhuman or degrading treatment’, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled.The case was taken to Europe in 2008 by Arthur Hutchinson, 73, who was sentenced to life in 1984 for murdering three members of a Sheffield family and raping another family member.Hutchinson had claimed that his whole-life sentence breached article 3 of the ECHR (inhuman and degrading treatment) because he had no hope of release. He had unsuccessfully appealed against the sentence in both the High Court and Court of Appeal.The Hutchinson ruling also overturns a 2013 judgment by the European human rights court that it was unclear whether the justice secretary had the power to release a whole-life prisoner in exceptional circumstances.The six-to-one ruling in the Hutchinson case says the justice secretary does have this power and it is sufficient to comply with article 3.Mark Hammond, chief executive of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, commented: ‘We welcome this important clarification. This ruling reinforces the primacy of UK courts in interpreting domestic law in these cases.‘It underlines that dialogue between the ECHR and our courts can be the best approach in resolving contentious issues.’
Bulgaria: On May 19 BDZ raised €30m through what Transport & Communications Minister Nikolai Vassilev described as the largest issue of corporate bonds in Bulgarian history. The proceeds will fund repairs to 3620 wagons.China: Asian Development Bank is providing a technical assistance grant of US$400000 for a review of the impact on the rail sector of China’s accession to the World Trade Organisation.France: UK venture capital firm 3i has purchased the 53·5% stake in Keolis previously held by BNP Paribas and Vivendi Universal. SNCF Participations retains a 43·5% share.RFF has fixed a ceiling of €13·7m for its contribution to new rail infrastructure supporting the Port 2000 expansion programme at Le Havre (RG 2.04 p82) and the associated electrification of the Motteville – Montérolier-Buchy route. These projects have been costed at €75m and €53m respectively.Germany: DVB Bank AG’s Land Transport Division provided €800m of loans in 2003, up 15·9% on 2002. Loans drawn including guarantees and indemnities totalled €724m. The year’s 14 new transactions amounted to €229m, and the division now has 70 clients.Serbia-Montenegro: ZTP Director General Milanko Sarancic announced in May that €130m is to be invested in reconstruction of track and rolling stock. So far €70 has been secured in loans from European banksZambia: RSZ has paid 4bn kwachas in fees to the government since taking over operation of the 1271 km network last December (RG 1.04 p16). RSZ is to invest US$14·7m in track improvements, US$5·7m in upgrading and refurbishing locomotives, and US$2·3m on other infrastructure work.