WATCH: Check Out The Latest Industry Promotions, Retirements And New Hires

first_imgThanks for checking out this week’s AMN News Minute! Let’s take a look at some of the key executive appointments taking place around the aftermarket in the past week. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement,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 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 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. center_img 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.last_img read more

Plug Power acquires full control of HyPulsion

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World’s biggest carbon capture project up and running

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Don’t read scare stories into the housing figures – we already know things are bad

first_imgSubscribe now for unlimited access To continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAYlast_img read more

Liberians pressure Weah to protect ancestral land rights

first_imgChiefs across Liberia are petitioning lawmakers and activists prepare for a sit-in protests  as they push to secure ancestral land rights, regarded as key to averting renewed bloodshed in the resource-rich country.About 100 women marched on the presidential palace last week to kick off a campaign to amend the Land Rights Act (LRA), a watered-down version of which was passed by the House of Representatives in August, after years of delay, activists said.“We are trying to reach out directly to the president,” Ali Kaba, senior researcher at the Sustainable Development Institute in the capital, Monrovia, told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.“We are aiming to present our petitions together as activists, traditional leaders and women groups to the Senate this week,” he said, referring to the upper legislative house, which is due to review the law.Most of Liberia’s 4 million people live on land held under customary tenure, which is largely administered by chiefs but is not secured or recognized by legal title, according to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).Land has been at the center of many armed conflicts in Liberia and is seen as a potential catalyst for unrest and threat to the nation’s peace, said Liberia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, set up after a 2003 peace deal.Two decades of civil war – in which some 250,000 people died following an uprising by Charles Taylor in 1989 – complicated land tenure as most records were destroyed, said James Yarsiah, head of Rights and Rice Foundation, a Liberian advocacy group.President George Weah, a former football star who was inaugurated in January, has ordered a review of land concessions entered into by previous administrations to ensure they are legal and that performance requirements have been met.Under his predecessor, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia accelerated policies granting concessions to logging, palm oil and natural rubber companies, which helped to attract some $15 billion in foreign investment, the finance ministry said.“The community only wants a fair share of their land and fair share on its investments,” said Yarsiah.“We saw the president’s directive as an opportunity to push for LRA,” he said, referring to the law which petitioners want amended to reinstate clauses to ensure that customary land cannot be privatized without community consent.Concessions for logging, mining and agriculture cover more than 40 percent of the country, according to the Civil Society Organisations Working Group on Land Rights in Liberia.last_img read more


first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInPOLICE Officers are carrying out enquiries following two thefts of tools from vehicles in the Upper Nithsdale area over the past few days.Sometime overnight between Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd October, a red Mitsubishi L200 which was parked in Fraser Terrace in Wanlockhead was broken into. Electrical tools with a value of over £1200 were stolen, including a Dewalt grinder and multitool and a number of batteries.In another theft, around £5000 worth of electrical tools were stolen from a grey Suzuki Jimny which was parked in Glendyne Place in Sanquhar overnight between Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th October. The tools included drills, a sander, a router, a nail gun, a plainer and associated batteries.Constable Leanne Hamilton said, “It is not clear whether or not these two thefts are linked. We are again asking the public to be vigilant when parking their vehicles which contain expensive items overnight.“We are also keen to hear from anyone who may have any information about these thefts, and from anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the Sanquhar or Wanlockhead areas over the past few days. In particular we are keen to identify the occupants of a Peugeot 206 car which was seen driving about in Wanlockhead in the early hours of Wednesday 3 October.“Callers can contact police through the 101 number, and should quote the reference number 0479 of 3/10.”last_img read more

SRC Develops Shaped Lens Antenna for Direction Finding in the Ka-Band

first_imgThe U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued SRC Inc. a patent for the “Shaped Lens Antenna for Direction Finding at the Ka-Band,” U.S. Patent No. 9,350,086. The design and application of this high gain antenna allows for improved accuracy when direction finding in the Ka-band. SRC has extensive experience in the development of all types of radar systems, from airborne systems to ground surveillance radars, and from avian surveillance to weapon location applications.The inventor credited for developing this antenna is Lance Bradstreet, a lead radio frequency engineer at SRC. The invention leverages a shaped lens antenna fed by two micro strip patch antennas. The printed patch antennas are supplied by a 180 degree hybrid coupler. The system together adds and subtracts the signals from the patches to form sum and difference channels. These channels can then be used to determine if a signal entered through the main beam (if the signal is greater than the difference signal), or if the signal came from another angle (if the signal is less than the difference signal). This invention provides both a low cost and low loss solution to direction finding at the Ka-band and will prove useful in a variety of electronic systems.last_img read more

Stop by Mini Circuits Booth at IMS to see a 3D mm-Wave Imaging Demonstration

first_imgAt the International Microwave Symposium (IMS 2019) in Boston from June 2-7, Mini Circuits will be showcasing its new product range and test & measurement solutions for RF, Microwave, mm-Wave applications.Mini-Circuits will showcase a new lineup of products and technologies for applications across the wireless spectrum up to 86 GHz. Highlights will include new MMIC products up to 45 GHz, LTCC passives in packages as small as 0202, waveguide bandpass filters, cables and interconnect products up to 65 GHz, solutions for test and measurement, and many more. The exhibit will also include a live demo of Mini-Circuits and Vayyar’s new VTRIG-74 3D millimeter wave imaging and sensing research kit. The VTRIG-74 is a revolutionary tool incorporating Vayyar’s highly integrated RFIC technology and radar IP into a compact evaluation kit. This kit enables researchers around the world to explore and realize millimeter wave imaging and sensing applications without the cost and overhead that would otherwise be associated with developing the required hardware.Stop by the Mini-Circuits Booth at IMS 2019 to learn more about the Vayyar 3D-millimeter wave Imaging and sensing research kit.Click here to see what other companies will be showcasing at IMS 2019.last_img read more

A LIFE WELL LIVED: Baldovinos’ legacy felt throughout community

first_img(Staff photo by Ray Quiroga)Juan Baldovinos is shown with his wife Brenda’s daughter-in-law, Alicia, who is the wife of Juan and Brenda’s eldest child Victor. They’re shown at the business Brenda and Juan established before she died in February, Stepping Stones Daycare in Port Isabel.By RAY QUIROGAPort Isabel-South Padre PRESSrayq@portisabelsouthpadre.comJuan Baldovinos speaks of his wife, Brenda, in the present tense. And why wouldn’t he? Her spirit can be felt throughout the business she established; in its walls, in this community, within the members of her family and the children – some of whom are now young adults she helped nurture.It’s been about eight months since his wife’s unexpected passing of an aneurysm in February of this year, but it’s obvious that Juan finds solace speaking about his wife of so many years. Brenda, after all, was the woman who not only provided Juan with a family, but the person who fueled his dreams. The couple, it turns out, were a team, and Brenda was the team captain.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Sept. 11 edition of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedBrenda BaldovinosBrenda Baldovinos, a loving sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many, peacefully passed at the age of 54 on February 11, 2014.   She was born on July 30, 1959 and lived most of her life in Port Isabel. Brenda was the Owner/Director of Stepping Stones Learning Center along…February 13, 2014In “Obituaries”Pachanga in the Park September 24, 2012In “Gallery”Femme fatal: Women dominate school board race, Commissioners retain positionsBy PAMELA CODY Special to the Press   Women candidates swept the Point Isabel ISD race, while reigning city commissioners kept their seats, in last Saturday’s Port Isabel elections. In a decisive victory, newcomer and attorney Heather Scott won the Trustee Place 3 position for the Point Isabel Independent School…May 10, 2019In “News” Sharelast_img read more

Borough Asks Congress To Guarantee Funding For National Parks

first_imgThe letter came as part of a resolution presented to the Assembly last week by Mayor Mike Navarre and Assembly Members Willy Dunne and Kenn Carpenter. Dunne explained in a memo that  the National Park Service “estimates, in 2015 visitors spent an estimated $145.1 million in local gateway regions while visiting these parks, which supported 2,226 jobs and $73.2 million in total labor income. These estimates clearly show the economic value these national parks provide for the Kenai Peninsula Borough.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly has signed on to a letter requesting Congress guarantee funding for deferred maintenance in the peninsula’s three national parks.center_img There is close to $12 million work of deferred maintenance projects in Katmai National Park and Preserve, $6.5 million in the Kenai Fjords National Park, and close to $1.5 million in the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.last_img read more