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

Status strengthening sought in electronics industry

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BOC and CSIRO collaborate on Austrialian H2 project

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GasLog: Shareholders Elect Nine Directors at Annual General Meeting

first_imgGasLog, an international owner, operator and manager of LNG carriers, announced the election of nine directors at the company’s annual general meeting of shareholders held in Monaco on Tuesday.The elected directors are Peter G. Livanos, Philip Radziwill, Bruce L. Blythe, Paul J. Collins, William M. Friedrich, Dennis M. Houston, Julian Metherell, Anthony S. Papadimitriou and Robert D. Somerville.Each director was elected to hold office until the next annual general meeting of shareholders or until his successor has been duly elected and qualified.Shareholders also approved the appointment of Deloitte as the company’s independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014 and until the conclusion of the next annual general meeting, and authorized the company’s board of directors, acting through the audit and risk committee, to determine the independent auditor fee.[mappress]Press Release, May 14, 2014; Image: GasLoglast_img read more

The future is (almost) here

first_imgLast week I wrote about the role that automation could play in delivering legal services to the public, using products that firms of all sizes could buy in. Wills and employment were the two areas that I mentioned, relating arguments that, although margins in this area might fall as automation increases, these basic services could ultimately still provide firms with a good return, as they were an opportunity to offer a product at reduced cost, enhancements on the core offering, and the chance to market other services to these clients. Since then I’ve seen the demonstration of one of these products – one aimed at smaller firms that should soon be generally available. The cost looks reasonable, the software seems flexible, and crucially it has the capture of client data, and follow-up steps with clients, built into it. I can’t be sure it is the answer, but any workable solution should do all these things. The top four main types of instruction this automation can handle are wills, employment, partnership agreements and share transactions. The cost for using each of these types is mostly around £300 per product per month, plus £50 per practitioner who uses it per month. That seems accessible for most practices. The demonstration I saw showed how a practitioner can vary the programme to add their own preferred clauses, and also showed how the process saved time. The solicitor wasn’t absent from the process, but could both supervise it and concentrate on client service. The programme also forced the solicitor taking the enquiry to record client contact, and pushed them to follow up that contact to secure the instruction, or ask how else the firm might help the client. Such products deserve the attention of law firms as they come to market. I’m not sure ‘commoditised’ is the right word for the product I saw demonstrated – although a large part of it could be described as ‘industrialised’; it was definitely a tool for a traditional lawyer to deploy, rather than a substitute for that lawyer. Visit the Gazette’s blogs page for more In Business blogslast_img read more

Third Earthquake Rattles Jamaica

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica was rattled by a 5.1 magnitude earthquake that struck 114 kilometres north, northwest of the Hanover parish capital Lucea, Wednesday morning according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).The temblor had a depth of 10 km and was felt in the western end of the island, including downtown Montego Bay.It was the second aftershock to rattle parts of the island following Tuesday’s big 7.7 quake that was felt far beyond the country’s shores. The USGS reported Tuesday that a second earthquake hit near Jamaica. The 4.7 quake struck at 2.39 pm and was located at 124km northwest of Lucea.This was minutes after the powerful 7.7 temblor sent Jamaicans rushing from buildings. That quake struck at 2.10 pm and was located 125 km north, northwest of Lucea.The quake was felt in most of the 14 parishes and as far away as Miami, Florida. It was also felt in The Bahamas, Cuba, Cayman Islands, Haiti and Honduras.Experts have said that aftershocks usually follow a big quake.last_img read more

Wikbuli joins in Kalinago celebrations

first_imgLocalNews Wikbuli joins in Kalinago celebrations by: – July 11, 2013 Share 46 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet Photo credit: Wikibuli Communications IncRoseau, Dominica- July 10, 2013: For children and families who attended the Kalinago Family Fun Day on July 7th, the Wikibuli Kiddies’ Fair was likely a memorable experience. According to a press release, ‘Tin Can Alley’, ‘Go Fish’, ‘Coconut Shy’, ‘Hoop La’, ‘Ball in the Bucket’ and ‘Splat the Rat’ were some of the games which brought smiles to the faces of hundreds of children at Sunday’s event.The Family Fun Day, organized by the Kalinago Indigenous Nation Developers (K.I.N.D), formed part of activities commemorating the 110th Anniversary of the official establishment of the Kalinago Territory in Dominica. As a follow-up to Wikibuli’s Kiddies’ Quarter Carnival held earlier this year, the kiddies’ fair which took place on the Jolly John Memorial Park, provided a safe, fun-filled activity day for children of all ages. Children as well as adults participated in games and won an assortment of prizes. Photo credit: Wikibuli Communications IncThe event also included a smoke ceremony conducted by Carib Indian Tribal Queen Catherine Hummingbird Ramirez, an entertainment display by Jaguar Extreme Sports, cultural performances by local youth groups and face-painting sponsored by Wikibuli.Event coordinator, Charlene Elizee said, “The Kalinago Family Fun Day was great. Generally, there is not much happening here, no [recreational] parks or playgrouds; not much for kids to look forward to…the fair was the first of its kind in the Kalinago Territory, and despite the weather, many families participated in what was a very successful event”. According to Ms Elizee, the fair was a good initiative to bring families together in one setting, and for young children to socialise in a manner that’s conducive to the development of their heritage and culture. All proceeds from the Wikibuli Kiddies’ Fair will be donated to the Kalinago Indigenous Nation Developers. Wikibuli Communications Inc. is a Dominica-based telecommunications provider offering high quality and cost effective voice, data and internet solutions to service providers in over 30 countries. Sharelast_img read more

Integration between Optenni Lab and HFSS Simplifies Antenna Matching

first_imgOptenni has announced a new integrated workflow between ANSYS® HFSS and Optenni Lab for designing matching circuits for antennas and RF components based on 3D models simulated with HFSS. This integration is made possible by the new ANSYS® Electronics Desktop™ technology included with HFSS. It enables a new paradigm for electronic design with highly productive drag and drop dynamic links between electromagnetic field extraction and circuit simulation for easy problem set-up and reliable performance.An important challenge in the daily work of antenna design engineers is to ensure that technical specifications are met for antenna impedance bandwidth and efficiency. These characteristics can be made faster and easier using matching circuits rather than by modifying the antenna’s geometry. Traditionally, designing matching circuits has required special expertise in the areas of impedance matching and circuit simulation tools.Using a single macro command, impedance results from ANSYS HFSS simulations can be transferred to Optenni Lab for matching circuit generation and other analyses of the simulated impedances. Optenni Lab provides fully automatic matching circuit generation and optimization routines. The user needs to specify only the desired frequency ranges and number of components in the matching circuit after which Optenni Lab provides a choice of optimized matching circuit topologies. Optenni Lab features an intuitive graphical user interface, a comprehensive set of component libraries from leading component manufacturers, fast tolerance analysis and simultaneous multiport matching. In the new workflow, matching circuits optimized in Optenni Lab can be easily returned to a circuit simulation schematic under the ANSYS Electronics Desktop framework, using a dynamic link to the HFSS simulation model. Thus, it is easy to design a matching circuit in Optenni Lab based on HFSS simulations and co-simulate the matching circuit and the electromagnetic structure on the ANSYS side.last_img read more

Westlake Interior Painting Comes Aboard With NEOSI High School Football Coverage!

first_img Vince McKee Related TopicsGreg TumaHome RemodelingPainting Before & After Images of Our Past Projectscenter_img You can reach Westlake Interior Painting at 440-420-4777 ( Tell Them Vince McKee Sent You) NEOSI is proud to welcome in Westlake Interior Painting as our latest member of our High School Football coverage team of sponsors.  Westlake Interior Painting was started in 2015 by owner Greg Tuma, a Bay Village graduate and has become the premier company in all of Northeast Ohio to employ for any painting need.Greg always enjoyed painting and the sense of accomplishment that comes with transforming a room.  He also enjoyed the positive interactions he gets from his customers when they see those incredible transformations that only Westlake Interior Painting can provide.  Greg started off by doing side gigs on the weekends while working for a separate painting company.  After more and more people noticed his fine craftsmanship, it wasn’t long after that he put together some advertisements and started going out on his own jobs.  He always makes the customer his number one priority.  Soon word of his skill set, passion and work ethic grew, and the jobs piled up until Westlake Interior was formed.When you hire Greg, he is not only on time and courteous, but you receive a true professional from start to finish.  From the estimating process to hiring an actual painter with a wealth of experience, you will be happy with your decision from top to bottom!Most importantly during that estimate process, you will learn that Greg Tuma is not there to sell you something, here is there to make your dream home a reality because he believes in people first!  He doesn’t use any sub-contractors and stands behind his work.  He will walk you through every step of the process. They offer the most affordable and honest pricing too!He offers interior painting services, walls, woodwork, ceilings, masonry, texture removal, ceiling texture matching, wallpaper removal, cabinets and minor drywall repair.  His most popular services are wallpaper removal, cabinets and interior walls, woodwork and ceilings.Book him now as his busiest time is March through December.  During the months of January and February he offers 20% off.  Again, we cannot make it clearer, if you want the job done correctly for a great price, call Westlake Interior Painting.  A customer will get the experience someone who truly takes pride in their work and wont stop until the job is 100% done and the customer is satisfied. Hire Westlake Interior Painting and you will receive a meticulous painter that pays attention to detail, keeps a clean work space ad makes customer satisfaction their number one priority!  You can reach Westlake Interior Painting at 440-420-4777 ( Tell Them Vince McKee Sent You)  You can visit them here  at  https://westlakeinteriorpainting.com/Homelast_img read more

Finland Announce Equal Pay For Male And Female Football Teams

first_imgThe Finnish FA have announced that its women’s national team will be paid the same as their male counterparts.Female players have signed a new four year contract with the Finnish FA, meaning they receive the same amount of money in terms of win and draw bonuses. For years, female national players have fought to obtain the same contract terms and the same match day compensation as the men’s national first team.Finnish Football Association chairman Ari Lahti says their decision will hopefully inspire others to do the same.“We want to be involved in the development of a more responsible and equal society,” he said. “Hopefully our example will also challenge and inspire the media, partners and supporters to invest in women’s football.”Finland’s women’s captain Tinja-Riikka Korpela believes this is a huge step in the right direction.“Now we not only share common dreams and goals but also a common contract with the same content.” she said.“For many of us the contract is important not only economically but also in a tangible way that the [men’s and women’s] A-Teams are equal.”She isn’t the only one. Finland’s men’s captain Tim Sparv has always maintained that equality in football is the way forward.“This contract is truly significant. I’m really pleased for the women’s team. The [Finnish] Football Association is a pioneer in this way.” he told Yle Sport.“I am glad that we have been a small part of this process and delighted that we have been able to help in this way.”RelatedAustralia’s Women Footballers Get Equal Pay With Men In Landmark DealNovember 6, 2019In “News”Sports Minister Dare Reveals Plans For Football Development (AUDIO)September 4, 2019In “National Team”Cricket: NCF Reveals A First For Women’s National TeamJuly 2, 2020In “Cricket”last_img read more