Pep Boys Announces Management Appointments

first_img Print In this article: 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 PHILADELPHIA — Pep Boys Chairman and CEO announced today that in response to weak sales performance in the company’s service center operations it is placing two of its most experienced executives in this area. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Mark Page, previously senior vice president, service operations has been named senior vice president, parts and tires. He will report to Hal Smith, executive vice president, merchandising and marketing. In this new role, Page assumes responsibility for inventory selection, purchasing and vendor relationships for these product categories. In addition, Joe Cirelli has been promoted to senior vice president, service, and will report to Mark Bacon, senior vice president, operations. Cirelli’s previous experience includes oversight of several different areas of operations including as vice president, operations administration; vice president, customer satisfaction; and, most recently, as vice president, development. In commenting on the management changes, Stevenson said, “Service center operations represents our greatest priority to improve Pep Boys’ overall performance. I am confident that these skilled executives will bring a sharper focus to these areas of the business.” For more information about Pep Boys, go to: www.pepboys.com. _______________________________________ Click Advertisement Up Next:CSK Auto Appoints New General Counsel 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.  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. Don’t Miss:Klein Appointed Vice President/General Manager Accuride Aluminum Wheels,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 MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

Business Intelligence Insight: Europe Industrial Gas Conference

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Plug Power strides into a hydrogen-fuelled future

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German shipyard claims a first with jack-up vessel for offshore wind installations

first_imgThe order, signed yesterday in Hamburg, comes from Dutch-based marine contractor Van Oord, which works on dredging, offshore and marine engineering projects worldwide, and includes an option for a second ship of the same type. No details of the purchase price were released. The Sietas jack-up vessel will offer a loading capacity of up to 6,500 tdw and can work safely in depths of up to 45m. The ship, 139m long and 38m wide, will have a 5.7m draught and will be capable of travelling at a speed of 12 knots. It will be equipped with an offshore crane with an outreach of 30m, capable of lifting 900 tonnes and of operating at a height of up to approximately 120m above water level. Sietas said the time from development to delivery to Van Oord in September 2012 would be just 21 months. The construction phase was scheduled to last one year, the company said. “We are delighted to have won this order, as it provides us with an entry point into the growth market that is the offshore wind industry. Naturally, it also gives us great pride to have beaten off tough competition from the Netherlands, China and the United Arab Emirates,” said Rüdiger Fuchs, CEO of the Sietas Group. Sietas said its bid, including the ship and crane, plus development and construction, represented an attractive turnkey solution from a single source. The new-build order was an important step on the path to putting the Sietas shipyard back onto a firm business footing, the company said.last_img read more

‘Borderline’ civil cases no longer eligible for legal aid

first_imgLegal aid will no longer be made available for cases with poor or borderline prospects of success that may have received funding, the government has said.The Legal Aid Agency has changed its approach to assessing merits after the Court of Appeal ruled last month that the agency’s exceptional case funding scheme and merits regulations were lawful.Under the current merits criteria, most cases need to pass a ‘prospects of success test’ before legal aid can be made available.The prospects of success test is met in cases with ‘poor’ prospects or ‘borderline’ cases where funding is necessary to prevent a breach of a client’s rights under the European Convention on Human Rights, or any rights of a client to the provision of civil legal aid or services that are enforceable under EU law.Legal aid can also be granted where the director of legal aid casework considers it appropriate to find that the test is met having regard to any risk of a breach.The agency said yesterday that the Court of Appeal found that it was lawful for the prospects of success test to have a 50% threshold and that this did not breach a client’s rights.‘As a result, we are now no longer funding any applications for civil legal aid that are subject to a prospects of success test where the prospects are assessed as poor or borderline,’ it added.A spokesperson for the agency told the Gazette that it will only fund cases which are at or above the 50% threshold in any case where the legal aid regulations require the prospects of success test to be met.The agency has also reinstated delegated functions to allow providers to refuse legal aid in cases they assess as having poor or borderline prospects.‘This allows immigration providers to refuse applications for controlled legal representation in these matters without having to revert to us first,’ the agency said.The Law Society said the change could mean that fewer people are entitled to legal aid. ’We are therefore disappointed that the Ministry of Justice decided to announce this significant change so soon after the referendum, and without consultation,’ a spokesperson for the Society said.’The court may still be considering this issue following the Court of Appeal judgment in The Director of Legal Aid Casework and Lord Chancellor v IS and, as such, if the Supreme Court changes the rules, decisions on eligibility for legal aid could turn out to be unlawful.’Although the Court of Appeal ruled in the lord chancellor’s favour, several observations were made about the government’s exceptional case funding scheme.The agency said that the Ministry of Justice was considering what steps to take following the court’s findings. Information on any further changes would be provided ’in due course’.last_img read more

Wien – Bratislava upgrading inaugurated

first_imgAUSTRIA: The first phase of modernisation work on the Wien – Marchegg – Bratislava route was formally inaugurated on November 30, paving the way for expansion of the Austrian capital’s S-Bahn network with the December 9 timetable change.Double-tracking and electrification of the 3·7 km section between Erzherzog-Karl-Straße and a new interchange with metro line U2 at Wien Aspern Nord has taken two years. The existing station at Hirschstetten has been completely remodelled, and road underpasses built to grade-separate two level crossings. Noise barriers have also been installed along the route.VIPs joining ÖBB-Personenverkehr AG Managing Director Michaela Huber for the inauguration ceremony included the European Commission’s Representative in Austria Jörg Wojahn, and Wien’s Councillor for the Environment Ulli Sima, along with Gerhard Schödinger, representing the Governor of Niederösterreich Johanna Mikl-Leitner. Completion of the upgrading work enables ÖBB to extend its S-Bahn route S80 to Aspern Nord.Electrification and double-tracking of the Marchegger Ostbahn is due to be finished by 2023. Once completed, this will allow the journey time between Wien Hbf and Bratislava hlavní to be reduced from 66 to 40 min.Work on the second phase of the project began in August. This includes electrification of the 33·4 km between Aspern Nord and the Slovakian border near Marchegg, as well as double-tracking of 7·6 km between Siebenbrunn-Leopoldsdorf and Schönfeld-Lassee. Seven stations are to be modernised, including the construction of new park-and-ride facilities.last_img read more

Scientists develop a USB memory stick that can measure HIV

first_imgA disposable device that looks like a USB memory stick based on a mobile phone chip that can take a drop of blood to determine the amount of HIV Virus in the blood; has been developed by a group of scientists from the Imperial College London and DNA Electronics.The revolutionary gadget creates an electrical signal that can be read by your laptop or other device to detect a HIV patient’s virus quantity according to the Washington Post.If the technology is perfected it could identify all sorts of foreign invaders in the blood from hepatitis, bacterial and fungal sepsis.This gadget will be able to measure the levels of the HIV virus to give the severity of the disease helping one to know if medication is working or change to other drugs.“At the moment, testing often requires costly and complex equipment that can take a couple of days to produce a result. We have taken the job done by this equipment, which is the size of a large photocopier, and shrunk it down to a USB chip,” said Graham Cooke, one of the study authors and a clinician scientist in Imperial’s Department of Medicinelast_img read more

P1.6-M ‘shabu’ seized

first_imgJean Francis Lima, 34, husband Jon Jon Lima, 38, and German Bolarde, 49, were detained at the Ivisan police station. An estimated P1.6-million worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) was seized from them on Aug. 5 in Barangay Poblacion Norte, Ivisan, Capiz. “We received information that the husband claimed a package. We placed him under surveillance and arranged a transaction. He told us the item would be released near their house in Ivisan,” said Jomuad. According to Police Lieutenant Colonel Ricardo Jomuad Jr., Roxas City police chief, his men staged the buy-bust operation targeting the suspects at around 7 p.m. ILOILO City – A couple and their suspected runner were arrested. Shabu weighing 128 grams was confiscated. Jomuad said the suspects’ operated in Roxas City and parts of Capiz, especially in the 2nd District. Their supplier, he added, was based in Laguna and courier service was used for deliveries. The suspects face charges for violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PNlast_img read more

2 Negrense boxers bow to Japanese foes

first_imgOliveros, who is from Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, absorbed a fourth round technical knockout defeat at the hands of former WBA world interim flyweight champion Koki Eto.Eto has been dominant since the opening bell as he scored several knockdowns on Oliveros before the referee decided to step in midway in the fourth round.With the loss, the 23-year-old Oliveros saw his boxing slate slid down to 9-5-1 win-loss-draw, with four knockout wins, while the 30-year-old Eto increased his record to 24-4-1 with 19 stoppage wins./PN Roldan Aldea – a native of Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental – lost to Japanese boxer Kenichi Ogawa on Saturday evening at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. NEGRENSE boxers Roldan Aldea and Romel Oliveros were not fortunate in their overseas bouts following their heartbreaking defeats to Japanese foes on Saturday evening at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.Aldea – a native of Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental – was handed a unanimous decision to veteran Kenichi Ogawa, a former IBF world super featherweight championship challenger.Aldea tried his best to keep in step with his experienced opponent but Ogawa pounded on the loopholes on the defense of the Negrense fighter for a one-sided verdict from the judges.The 24-year-old Aldea dropped his record to 12-7-1 win-loss-draw, including six stoppage wins. Ogawa, meanwhile, improved his slate to 23-1-0 card, with 17 knockout wins.last_img read more

Japan women no match for Italy

first_imgSENDAI – Japan suffered a comprehensive 3-0 loss to Italy in its opening match in the final round of the women’s volleyball World Grand Prix on Wednesday. Italy took just 63 minutes to breeze past a disappointing Japan team 25-12, 25-21, 25-14 while Cuba and Brazil also claimed opening-day victories. Valentina Fiorin led all scorers with 15 points — 12 spikes and three blocks — as Italy overpowered Japan in every department, much to the disappointment of a capacity crowd at Sendai Gymnasium. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img Japan’s Chie Yoshizawa and Miyuki Takahashi, the host’s top scorer with 14 points, varied their attacks but were constantly frustrated by Italy’s effective blocking. Meanwhile, defending champion Brazil beat the Netherlands in straight sets while Cuba defeated China 3-2. last_img read more