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: _______________________________________ 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

Honeywell makes new appointment

first_imgWithin his new role, Zhang will be responsible for executing Honeywell’s business objectives in the company’s single largest country market outside the US.“We have long history of development in China, and strong commitment to better serve the China market,” said Shane Tedjarati, President of Honeywell Global High Growth Regions.“His unique experience and proven track record will be a definite asset as we continue our success in this important market.”Zhang previously served as President of Honeywell Technology Solutions for four years. In is role, Zhang drove an internal innovation process along with external ecosystem partnerships to strengthen Honeywell’s technological leadership as a competitive advantage.Prior to that, Zhang served seven years as Asia leader for Honeywell’s Performance Materials and Technologies business, where he oversaw a period of significant growth. Prior to that, he worked for Honeywell UOP for 18 years.Zhang replaces William Yu, who will now take a global leadership role within Honeywell.last_img read more

Union firm hungry to expand with dietician group ABS

first_imgA loss-making alternative business structure set up by two trade unions branches out today to offer legal services to thousands of dieticians.UnionLine, wholly owned by the CWU and GMB trade unions, has joined forces with the British Dietetic Association to create BDA Legal. The new entity will provide a full range of services to more than 9,000 members of the dieticians’ union.The move comes three years after UnionLine was formed as a ‘one stop shop’ for union members, during which time the company has grown from 27 staff to a headcount of 90 at its Sheffield base. The organisation has handled thousands of claims and wills on behalf of members but has suffered increasing losses according to its annual accounts.John Colbert, spokesman for UnionLine, said: ‘It is extremely gratifying for us to be able to provide members of BDA with the same legal services that hundreds of thousands of other trade union members access via the model we have begun and passionately believe in.’We hold a very principled position of maintaining for all of our members in the GMB, CWU and now BDA their ability to retain 100% of any costs awarded to them as paramount to accessing justice.’Since UnionLine and its equivalant in Scotland began operating, the organisation has dealt with 255,000 calls to its advice line, recorded 27,000 personal injury claims, 11,000 employment claims, drafted 5,294 wills and obtained £24.7m in compensation for members or their family members.Andy Burman, chief executive of the BDA, said the legal services will increase its offer to members, giving them essential services when they most need them and adding ‘real value’ to the cost of subscriptions.Since its foundation, the non-for-profit UnionLine has recorded increased turnover but has struggled to stem losses. According to annual accounts filed with Companies House in February, covering the 12 months up to 31 May 2016, UnionLine recorded an operating loss of £3.45m, compared with £2.9m losses in 2014/15.Turnover from legal services increased over the same period from £1.6m to £3.6m. At 31 May 2016, the business had 8,380 live personal injury cases with an estimated value of between £4.6m and £7m.The LLP owed £4.38m to the GMB union and £2.16m to the CWU union at the year end.last_img read more

U.N. appeals for $166 million for drought-hit Kenya

first_imgThe United Nations says it has appealed for $166 in aid to assist about 2.6 million people that have been affected by the drought in Kenya.The agency on Thursday said that more than 350,000 children, pregnant women and new mothers are acutely malnourished, with malnutrition rates in the country’s northern counties estimated to be above 30 percent, double the emergency threshold.“We must act together now to avert further suffering,” said Joseph Kinyua, Kenya’s head of public service and the president’s chief of staff.The U.N. has warned the world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since the end of World War Two, with millions facing starvation and famine.An alliance of British aid agencies on Wednesday launched an appeal for more than 16 million people facing starvation in East Africa, including Kenya.The other countries affected by the drought include Ethiopia, Somalia and South Sudan.The situation in South Sudan has however largely credited to the violence that has rocked the country for more than three years.Eastern and southern Africa were hard hit in 2016 by drought exacerbated by El Nino – a warming of sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean – that wilted crops, slowed economic growth and drove food prices higher.The government has allocated $100 million to the emergency response, but more money is needed to provide life-saving food, health, water and sanitation services, the U.N. said in it’s statement released on Thursday.Eastern and southern Africa were hard hit in 2016 by drought exacerbated by El Nino – a warming of sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean – that wilted crops, slowed economic growth and drove food prices higher.Half of Kenya is in crisis with large numbers of people on the move, particularly nomadic pastoralists in the north.The government has allocated $100 million to the emergency response, but more money is needed to provide life-saving food, health, water and sanitation services, the U.N. said.last_img read more

The Right Rev Dr Derek Browning Tours The New Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary

first_imgDawn Allan, Spiritual Care Lead, with the Right Rev Dr Derek Browning, Moderator of the General Assembly AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInThe Right Rev Dr Derek Browning, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, was today (Tuesday) impressed by what he saw at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.The Right Reverend was joined by Rev John McMahon, Chaplain and Lily Stevenson, the Moderator of Dumfries Presbytery.He was welcomed by Dawn Allan, Spiritual Care Lead, alongside Phil Jones, Chairman and Eddie Docherty, Director of Nursing and Allied Health Professionals.Dawn says: “The visit provided a fantastic opportunity to showcase our amazing new hospital, and in particular The Sanctuary which is a non-denominational area for peace, prayer and support.“The Sanctuary itself sits in the heart of the new hospital and features an area which cost host a gathering, quiet side rooms and special facilities for washing ahead of prayer, as required by different religions.“It was extremely fitting that the Right Reverend was given the opportunity to see for himself the first class services that are available here at NHS Dumfries and Galloway.”last_img read more

US repatriates 65 Cubans picked up at sea

first_imgInternationalNewsPrintRegional US repatriates 65 Cubans picked up at sea by: Associated Free Press – August 20, 2015 Tweet Share Share Sharecenter_img 123 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! (file photo)MIAMI, United States (AFP) — The US Coast Guard has repatriated 65 Cubans caught at sea while trying to reach Florida in rickety vessels, officials said Wednesday.The Cubans were picked up over the past few days in six separate interdictions in the Florida Straits, the Coast Guard said.Cuba is about 150 kilometers (90) miles from the southernmost part of Florida.Cuban migrants, unlike those from any other nation, are allowed to stay in the United States if they succeed in reaching land. But they are repatriated if picked up at sea.Fear that this special treatment will end has triggered a rise in the number of attempted crossings since the United States and Cuba announced in December plans to restore diplomatic ties. They finally did so on July 20.Since October 3,611 Cubans have attempted the dangerous crossing by sea, according to the Coast Guard.last_img read more

Launch of the Truth About Drugs Booklets

first_img Share LocalNews Launch of the Truth About Drugs Booklets by: – October 14, 2016 30 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share The National Drug Abuse Prevention Unit, in collaboration with Crime Stoppers Dominica recently launched the “Truth About Drugs” booklets at the St. Mary’s Academy. The National Drug Abuse Prevention Unit and Crime Stoppers Dominica received a large donation of booklets on a series of informational material compliments the MV Freewinds, which over the years, has provided community service to Dominica in many ways. The Truth About Drugs Programme provides practical tools to give the youth solid facts which enable them to choose to lead drug-free lives all on their own. The St. Mary’s Academy, St. Martin Secondary School, Goodwill Secondary School, Dominica Grammar School and the Wesley High School each received a share of drug education packages.Coordinator of the National Drug Abuse Prevention Unit Ms. Jacinta Bannis encouraged the students to commit themselves to be responsible adolescents with the vision of succeeding academically, socially and spiritually. “By staying in school and having no desire for using and consuming alcohol and other drugs, you can lay claim to a bright future.”The National Drug Abuse Prevention Unit stands committed to drug demand reduction in our schools and communities. The Unit has established strong links in our primary schools and would like to see a strengthening of that relationship with our secondary schools. Crime Stoppers Dominica encouraged the students to make responsible decisions as it relates to drug abuse citing the correlation between drug abuse and the committal of crime and as such, the Truth About Drugs Programme is vital to efforts at crime prevention and reduction.The National Drug Abuse Prevention Unit and Crime Stoppers Dominica expressed gratitude to the MV Freewinds for the donation of booklets. Sharelast_img read more

Hills Youth Theatre show proves there’s ‘no such thing as normal’

first_img Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) The Farmington Hills Youth Theatre’s next production brings a classic 1960s television family to life on the Costick Center stage.“The Addams Family” features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parent have never met.Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.Performances are scheduled Thurs., April 25 and Friday, April 26, 7 p.m.; Sat., April 27 and Sun., April 28, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.Tickets will be available at the door or may be purchased in advance at To learn more, call 248-473-1848 Reported bylast_img read more

Story named GSC Defender of the Week

first_imgStory named GSC Defender of the Week    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.  – The defending Gulf South Conference Player of the Year, Sarah Story (Hoover, Ala.) was named the GSC Defender of the Week after holding No. 16 Rollins to one goal at their home turf to pick up the win for the Argonauts. Story also had a shutout against Florida Southern that ended in a tie for the Argos. Over the weekend she allowed only one goal on 18 shots faced while also making 10 saves. Last season, Story earned GSC Defender of the Week honors a total of three times en route to leading the women’s team to NCAA Division II National Championship. This is the second week that a UWF women’s player has been honored with a weekly GSC award. Last week Korrie Abernathy (Miami, Okla.) earned GSC Player of the Week after she helped the Argos defeat No. 13 Columbus State and tie No. 5 Armstrong. This weekend the Argos will face NAIA opponent Cumberland on Saturday at the UWF Soccer Complex. Kick-off is scheduled to begin 1:00 p.m. CT.For information on all UWF athletics, visit Friendly Version Sharecenter_img Sarah Story was named GSC Defender of the Week for 9/13/13-9/15/13 last_img read more

No. 2 UWF Suffer Second Loss Against No. 5 Sharks

first_imgPENSACOLA, Fla.-  The No. 2 UWF Women’s Tennis (23-2, 11-0) dropped their second match of the season 7-2 to the previously top ranked Hawaii Pacific University (13-2) at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex.The No. 5 Sharks snapped the Argos’ six-match winning streak and improved to 6-2 in away matches.The Sharks quickly snatched the opening two points from courts one and three. Despite appearing to be down and out at 0-5 down in their pro set to 8, Ines Nicault and Lais Bicca stormed back to even out the match at 6-6 with sneaky volley winners and powerful serving. Their efforts ran just short of the finish line, however, and they fell 9-7 to Kijasova and Meccico on court two.This 0-3 deficit did not hinder the Argos’ fight in the singles. Vlad added the first point for the team after downing Santos 6-0, 7-5. The Sharks then closed matches on courts one and two in straight sets solidifying their victory over the Argos. After the match was decided, Heather Mixon secured a second point for the team, narrowly escaping Kijasova 6-4 7-5.UWF will wrap up their regular season on Sunday at noon with a contest against Xavier University. Paula Coyos, the sole senior, will be celebrated on Senior Day at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more