Barbados Minister of Culture to represent CARICOM Chair at CARIFESTA – BGIS

first_img Examining the importance of the festival, Mr. Lashley stated that CARIFESTA presented a unique opportunity for “the best of our island’s creativity and cultural expression across many disciplines to be showcased”. “Every opportunity should be taken to promote all aspects of our cultural industries at home and abroad, and CARIFESTA XII provides such an opportunity,” he underscored, adding that the Government of Barbados remained committed to culture as an emerging economic sector; and the cultural industries as a pillar on which economic growth could be built. The Minister of Culture pointed out that sending a delegation to Haiti this year was especially important. “Barbados was successful in its bid to host CARIFESTA XIII. It is therefore imperative that Barbados has an active presence in Haiti. Our presentations will commence the marketing campaign for the 2017 festival, as audiences will get a glimpse of what Barbados has to offer. “From a more practical perspective, Barbados as the next host country needs to be present to receive the baton from Haiti and to issue the official invitation to meet in Bridgetown in 2017,” he explained. The Barbados delegation for CARIFESTA XII will comprise visual and performing artists, as well as Ministry officials. Among the many pieces to be showcased in Haiti will be the Crop Over Evening of Folk 2015 play: Sounds of Resistance: Echoes of Change; musical presentations, inclusive of tuk and calypso; and the works of six top visual artists (paintings and photography). The island’s presentation will be produced and managed by the National Cultural Foundation. CARIFESTA was initiated in 1972 to promote regional unity and the marketing of Caribbean art. Jun 6, 2020 Tribute to Sir Everton Weekes: Climbing to the Top –… Statement by the Chair of the Caribbean Community The… Jul 10, 2020 CARICOM Heads Meet Friday – Handover of Chairmanship to… Jul 2, 2020 Statement by the Chairman of the Caribbean Community… center_img The festival, which was officially launched in Haiti on July 8 under the theme: Our Roots, Our Culture, Our Common Future, will be held from August 21 to 30. It will feature a cross-section of cultural disciplines, including, fashion, literature, the visual arts, film, dance, music, and theatre presentations. Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, will lead a delegation to participate in the 12th edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts, CARIFESTA, to be hosted in Haiti later this month.Mr. Lashley will also represent Prime Minister Freundel Stuart at the Opening Ceremony on August 21, where he will deliver a message on behalf of the Prime Minister, who is currently Chairman of CARICOM. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… You may be interested in… CARIFESTA XII closes on a high!The twelfth edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts CARIFESTA XII has come to a close. The ten-day mega cultural event ended with a closing ceremony at the Kiosque Ocide Jeanty in Champs Mas, Haiti on Sunday night. The night’s activities included a culmination of performances from various Caribbean groups…August 31, 2015In “CARICOM”Put your money where your mouth is! – Barbados Culture MinisterMinister of Culture, Sports and Youth of Barbados, the Hon. Stephen Lashley, is of the view that regional Governments needed to redirect some of their resources to the cultural industries if they were truly interested in regional economic expansion and development. He said funding that was going to some traditional sectors that…June 22, 2017In “Anguilla”Cultural traditions, country colours, costumes on show as CARIFESTA XIII opensAfter having to be rescheduled due to Tropical storm Harvey, CARIFESTA XIII officially opened Sunday evening in Bridgetown, Barbados. The Caribbean Region’s premier festival was declared open by Barbados Culture Minister, the Hon. Stephen Lashley at a ceremony held at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown. Prime Minister of Barbados, the Right…August 21, 2017In “General”Share this on WhatsApp Jun 30, 2020last_img read more

Jamaican agri-preneur makes bees his business

first_img Youth Entrepreneurship Focus at CARICOM-Led Workshop in SVG Youth agri-preneurs shine at CWA  Young entrepreneurs from across the region got the opportunity to showcase their products at the Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2016 which was held recently in the Cayman Islands. The Youth and Agriculture Programmes at the CARICOM Secretariat and IICA with support from the Intra-ACP APP and the EU recently collaborated…November 14, 2016In “CARICOM”CARICOM Secretary-General calls for wider participation in CWACaribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) officially opened in the Cayman Islands Wednesday morning with a call by CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, for participation by a wider cross-section of stakeholders. “We must promote this event in such a manner that would bring about wider participation of all stakeholders, our farmers,…October 26, 2016In “CAHFSA”Youth in Agriculture – Focusing on youth agri-preneurs at CWA 2016The Youth and Agriculture Programmes at the CARICOM Secretariat are collaborating to have a Youth Pavillion during the upcoming Caribbean Week of Agriculture in the Cayman Islands,  24-28 October 2016. There will be ten youth entrepreneurs exhibiting at the Youth Pavilion during the CWA. Leading up to the CWA, we will…October 10, 2016In “Cayman Islands”Share this on WhatsApp 14 Entrepreneurs to Start OECS-Caribbean Export Coaching… Barbados Youth Leaders Participate In National Consultations… Mar 20, 2020 Duhaje Jennings owner of Dada B’s  The Youth and Agriculture Programmes at the CARICOM Secretariat are collaborating to have a Youth Pavilion during the upcoming Caribbean Week of Agriculture in the Cayman Islands,  24-28 October 2016. There will be ten youth entrepreneurs exhibiting at the Youth Pavilion during the CWA. Jul 17, 2020 The current strategy is to increase production to take on larger markets. Another strategy to be implemented is to produce other products to get more shelf space,” says Jennings. To remain relevant, he plans to continue research and maintain a first mover advantage in several areas. He says as the market changes, the business will adapt, and, according to him, this dynamic approach should translate into relevance and sustainability. You may contact Dada B’s via Facebook. Feel free to check out Duhaje’s booth at the Youth Pavilion at the CWA! Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… You may be interested in… Nov 26, 2019 As promised, we are highlighting the youth who will be participating in the exhibition. Today’s agri-preneur is Duhaje Jennings who has been making bees his business for nine years. Dada B’s is a bee production business that currently has 10 apiary sites. Most of the products are sold wholesale to middle men who supply hotels. The remaining products are sold to supermarkets and small shops.  Currently there are two full-time employees who assist in all aspects of the operation except marketing and sales. Duhaje’s vision for Dada B’s is to make it one of the Caribbean’s largest agricultural producer and food manufacturer. He says it mission is to to provide value-added agricultural products in response to a growing world-wide demand. Duhaje attributes his success in bee-keeping to innovative ways of production and marketing. He says he sees a vast potential for expansion both locally and overseas. Jan 26, 2020 CDB Supports Caribbean Youth Leaders’ Summit in Trinidad last_img read more

Regional patriotism, CSME in focus at end-of-summit press conference

first_img Sep 7, 2020 Sep 29, 2020 Aug 12, 2020 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CARICOM Competition Authorities encouraged to co-operate Sep 23, 2020 Imbert: Taxes Removed on Computers, Laptops, Tablets –… center_img Advance Digital Transformation – Prime Minister… The CARICOM Conference of Heads of Government recently concluded their Inter-Sessional meeting, which was was held  on February 16 -17, 2017 in Georgetown, Guyana. The meeting ended with a press briefing at the Marriott Hotel, which was addressed by Chairman of the Conference, His Excellency David Granger, President of Guyana, Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. the Hon. Keith Mitchell who will be the next Chairman, as well as CARICOM Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque. Some of the topics addressed included  the CSME, Correspondent Banking, CARICOM-US Relations, Regional Security, Tourism, and CARIFESTA, which will be held in Barbados this August.  More in this video report: Owen Arthur on the CSME You may be interested in… CARICOM Chairman engages key stakeholders during Guyana visitCARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados, paid a visit to Guyana on Monday during which, among other things, she engaged CARICOM Secretariat staff and was awarded the Order of Roraima by the President of Guyana. The Chairman was met on arrival in Guyana by Foreign Minister Dr Karen…February 4, 2020In “Barbados”Barbados To Host 31st CARICOM Intersessional Heads of Government Meeting(Barbados Government Information Services Press Release) CARICOM Chairman, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, will welcome fellow heads of government to Barbados for the 31st Intersessional Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), from 18-19 February. Regional leaders will have a packed agenda during the two-day summit, which…February 4, 2020In “31Intersessional”COMMUNIQUÉ Issued at the Conclusion of the Thirtieth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community Frigate Bay, St Kitts and Nevis, 26-27 FEBRUARY 2019The Thirtieth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held at Frigate Bay, St Kitts and Nevis 26-27, February 2019.  Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr the Honourable Timothy Harris, chaired the proceedings. Other Members of the Conference in attendance…February 27, 2019In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

Singapore keen on sharing development experience with CARICOM

first_img CDF, IRENA Collaborate to Boost Low-Carbon Investments in… Oct 9, 2020 Singapore has said it is happy to share its development experience with the Caribbean Community, as the country’s second Ambassador to CARICOM was accredited on Wednesday. CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, accepted the Letter of Credence of Her Excellency Karen Anne Tan Ping Ming, Plenipotentiary Representative of Singapore to CARICOM, at the Secretariat’s Headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana. Ambassador Tan said her appointment represented Singapore’s commitment to “continue to work to sustain and deepen” its engagement with the Region, and to find new avenues for cooperation. CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022 OAS-Chile Partnership Programme Announces Full Scholarships… Oct 15, 2020 Sep 28, 2020center_img Oct 1, 2020 On Caribbean Statistics Day, PM Mitchell Hails Unwavering… You may be interested in… The new envoy revealed that to date, 1 060 officials from CARICOM had participated in various programmes including public administration, urban planning, finance, information technology and civil aviation in Singapore. She said cooperation in Disaster Risk Management or Information and Communication Technology (ICT) was also available.  Singapore’s Foreign Minister, His Excellency Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, announced the offer in 2017 when he met the CARICOM Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) during its 10th Special Meeting on the side-lines of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly. Singapore is also working with partners in Latin America such as Chile and Argentina to offer Third Country Training Programmes for CARICOM; opportunities Ambassador Tan said she hopes officials will maximise. Ambassador Tan noted that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) could be a useful partner for CARICOM in the areas of trade, investment promotion and sustainable development, with Singapore serving as Chair for this year.   CARICOM SG, Amb. Irwin LaRocque, delivers his remarks, as Her Excellency Karen Anne Tan Ping Ming, Plenipotentiary Representative of Singapore to CARICOM, listens SG CARICOM, Amb. Irwin LaRocque, listens keenly as Her Excellency Karen Anne Tan Ping Ming, Plenipotentiary Representative of Singapore, delivers her remarks. A handshake of goodwill. (L-R) Assistant SG, Foreign and Community Relation, Amb. Colin Granderson, Plenipotentiary Representative of Singapore to CARICOM, H.E. Karen Anne Tan Ping Ming, CARICOM SG, Amb. Irwin LaRocque and Country Officer (Americas), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore, Mr. Lim Kang Hong CARICOM welcomed the opportunity to work with ASEAN in areas of shared interest, Secretary-General LaRocque stated, noting Singapore’s current Chairmanship and its focus on the concepts of resilience and innovation. He said CARICOM had recognised, and he had personally witnessed, the significant advancements Singapore had made in infrastructural, environmental, social and sustainable development and in ICT. The Community therefore welcomed the opportunity to partner more closely with Singapore in those areas, he said. The Secretary-General expressed appreciation for Singapore’s offer to support the Community’s vision to become the first climate resilient region in the world. He also commended the country for designating 2018 as the ‘Year of Climate Action’, to raise national consciousness around the need to take individual and collective action to fight climate change for a sustainable Singapore. He said CARICOM was looking forward to their engagements leading up to the 24th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 24). Ambassador Tan underscored the significance of small island states, like Singapore and in CARICOM, working together to ensure that the systems of global governance continued to hear and note their voices. She described as a “privilege”, working with “distinguished diplomats” from CARICOM Member States throughout her diplomatic career with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore, including as Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Singapore and CARICOM have worked in unison, she said, to advance their common interests and to overcome challenges in international fora like the United Nations and in groupings such as the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) and the Commonwealth of Nations. In 2015, she co-chaired the Preparatory Committee of the Third Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Conference in Samoa which allowed SIDS to promote key aspects of the Sustainable Development Goals. Singapore’s ties with the Region date back to 1971 when it established diplomatic relations with Trinidad and Tobago. Please see more photos here Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Colombia willing to participate in CARIFESTAColombia’s new Ambassador to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) on Wednesday said her country would make every effort to participate in the Caribbean mega festival of arts, CARIFESTA XIV, scheduled for August 16-25 in Trinidad and Tobago. Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque extended the invitation to Her Excellency Martha Pinilla, as he…June 12, 2019In “Agriculture”Israel renews commitment to support CARICOM developmentAs the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) accredits a new Israeli envoy, the Middle-Eastern state has reaffirmed its commitment to assist CARICOM to achieve its ideals. His Excellency Mordehai Amihai-Bivas, Plenipotentiary Representative of the State of Israel to CARICOM, speaking at the CARICOM Secretariat Headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana, on Thursday 25 February,…February 26, 2016In “CARICOM”Chile committed to strengthening CARICOM tiesChile has reconfirmed its commitment to building strong ties with Member States of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for promotion of economic development and people’s wellbeing. New Chilean Ambassador to CARICOM, His Excellency Claudio Rojas Rachel, outlined his country’s position when he presented his Letters of Credence to CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador…April 7, 2016In “CAHFSA”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

Jamaica’s Atkinson continues World Cup Swimming dominance

first_imgJamaican Alia Atkinson Breaks Own Record At Swimming World CupPresident of the Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica Martin Lyn says that Alia Atkinson’s new world record effort shows that she is dedicated to greatness. Atkinson lowered her 50 metres breaststroke world record to 28.56 seconds, shaving .08 of a second off the previous mark at the FINA (Short Course)…October 7, 2018In “Jamaica”Jamaica’s Atkinson wins 50m breaststroke gold in BeijingJamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson was comfortably first in the women’s 50m breaststroke, adding yet another gold medal to her collection, at the 2018 FINA World Cup, in Beijing on Sunday. Atkinson, the world record holder in the event, got off to fast start before pulling away from the rest of…November 5, 2018In “Jamaica”Another World Cup win for Jamaica’s AliaJamaica’s swimming sensation Alia Atkinson fought off the determined challenge of her Russian competitors to take gold in the Women’s 50 m Breaststroke Finals at the OCBC Aquatic Centre in Singapore on Saturday. Atkinson, with her fastest reaction time in the World Cup series – 0.63 secs – powered her…November 18, 2018In “Event”Share this on WhatsApp Sep 6, 2019 Dec 12, 2018 Jamaica’s swim star Alia Atkinson on Sunday stamped her dominance on the 50 Short Course Meters (SCM) Breaststroke event in Tokyo winning another gold medal for her country at the FINA Swimming World Cup. Recording a blistering 28.95 seconds she again finished ahead of the Russian Champion Yuliya Efimova (29.56) and the Australian Champion Emily Seebohm (29.99) and just off her own World Record of 28.56 seconds set in Budapest in October this year. Celebrating a blistering 28.95 seconds in Japan Sunday Atkinson has won all four of the 50 SCM Breaststroke events on the FINA World Cup circuit so far this year. She has now won a total of 6 gold and 2 silver medals for Jamaica. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Another World Cup win for Jamaica’s Alia You may be interested in…center_img Nov 16, 2018 Two Jamaicans in a World Cup Swimming Finals – A First Late birthday gold for Jamaica’s Swimming champion… Nov 18, 2018 St. Vincent’s Swimming: A Small Nation with Big Dreams last_img read more

Autoliv Creates New COO Position, Announces Executive Appointments

first_imgDeMoulpied 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. 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 STOCKHOLM, Sweden — The Board of Directors of Autoliv has appointed Benoit Marsaud to the newly created position of chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Marsaud, who currently is president of the company’s European operations, will report directly to the Autoliv Chief Executive Officer Lars Westerberg in his new role as COO. His appointment is effective Sept. 1. Marsaud has worked for Autoliv since 1980 in several top-level positions, including as president of Autoliv France and vice president manufacturing of Autoliv Inc. As COO, he will assume an overall global responsibility for the corporate functions engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, IT and quality, as well as for Autoliv’s five regional organizations and Autoliv Electronics. Marsaud, 54, holds a Master of Science degree from Ecole Nationale Superieure Des Arts et Metiers in Paris. Jan Carlson, who currently is vice president engineering of Autoliv Inc., has been named president of the company’s European division. He joined Autoliv in 1999 from Saab Aircraft, where he was president of Saab Combitech AB, to become president of Autoliv Electronics, which now has become the global market leader in restraint electronics. Carlson, 46, holds a Master of Science degree from the Institute of Technology in Linkoping, Sweden. The company has also appointed Steve Fredin as its new vice president engineering. He is currently director global system development and vice president of seatbelt development for Autoliv North America. He has worked for Autoliv since 1988 and has been a key technical leader in all product areas for the past 10 years. Fredin, 44, has a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University.,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. last_img read more

Save the World Air Appoints Major General (Ret.) Dennis Kenneally as an Advisor to the Company

first_imgWith 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.  LOS ANGELES, CA — Save the World Air today has announced that Major General (Ret.) Dennis Kenneally will serve as an advisor to the company. Kenneally retired last month as the assistant chief of the Bureau of Automotive Repair in California, to which he had been appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The Bureau of Automotive Repair oversees California’s statewide Smog Check and Lamp and Brake Certification programs. The Bureau also licenses and regulates approximately 35,000 automotive repair dealers, 2,000 lamp and brake stations, 7,500 Smog Check stations and 16,000 Smog Check technicians. Bruce McKinnon, president and chief executive officer of Save the World Air, stated, “With the appointment of Dennis to our team, we’ll continue to increase our efforts with all levels of environmental government agencies that share our vision for improved air quality. Save the World Air’s ongoing goal is to raise awareness and educate consumers, health officials, OEMs, manufacturers and distributors about the efficacy and cost effectiveness of our products. We believe that Dennis’ experience in government and the private sector, as well as his solid business sense, will serve as a tremendous asset as we work towards that goal.” Kenneally’s distinguished 43-year career includes military, government and civilian service. He has served at the federal, state and local government levels, including in two presidential administrations. In the private sector, Kenneally was a consultant to the president and CEO of Maxim Systems, a Department of Defense contractor, vice-president of Pedus Services, a large international multi-service company providing private security and facilities management services with offices in San Diego and Los Angeles Counties, and president and chief executive officer of the Center for Technical Services, Inc. Advertisement For more information about bout Save the World Air, go to: http://www.stwa.com.,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.last_img read more

Accuride Announces Executive Management Appointments

first_imgEVANSVILLE, IN — Accuride Corp. announced that Leigh Wright has been promoted to serve as the company’s senior vice president of Accuride Wheels. In addition, Edward Gulda will join the company as senior vice president of Brillion and Gunite. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Wright, who previously served as Accuride’s vice president of Steel Wheels, will now be responsible for the strategic global leadership and manufacturing oversight of the company’s steel and aluminum wheel facilities. “Under Leigh’s direction, Accuride recently restructured the steel wheel business unit to ensure its long-term competitiveness and also successfully introduced AccuLite, a light weight steel wheel which we believe will become an industry standard,” said John Murphy, Accuride’s president and CEO. “In his new role, we look for Leigh to continue the focus on operational excellence while building upon our market leading steel and aluminum wheel product portfolio to increase the solutions we provide our customers.” Wright joined Accuride in March 2004 and has more than 20 years of progressive management experience, most of which has been in the heavy truck industry. Wright has a MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, a CIM from McMaster University, and a Manufacturing Engineering Technologist diploma from Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. On Dec. 17, Edward Gulda will join Accuride as senior vice president of Brillion and Gunite. In this role, Gulda will be responsible for the strategic leadership and increased manufacturing efficiency of Accuride’s Brillion and Gunite strategic business units. Advertisement With more than 20 years of industry experience, Gulda most recently served as principal for Kinnick Group LLC, a business-consulting firm focused on mergers, acquisitions and business turnarounds. Gulda previously served as chairman and CEO of Peregrine Inc., chief executive of Kelsey Hayes, and president and COO of Dayton Walther. Gulda holds a BSE and MBA from University of Michigan. “Ed’s extensive background in business development and operations optimization coupled with his in-depth experience in the commercial vehicle industry affords him the expertise necessary to aggressively implement strategic improvements at our Brillion and Gunite facilities so as to strengthen the business units’ competitiveness,” said Murphy. Gulda replaces Robert Nida who has left Accuride to pursue other career opportunities. For more information about Accuride, visit: http://accuridecorp.com.,EVANSVILLE, IN — Accuride Corp. this week announced several executive management appointments and redistribution of responsibilities, which are effective immediately. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Terrence Keating, Accuride’s current president, chief executive officer (CEO), and member of the board will continue as a board member and as the company’s CEO. John Murphy, currently Accuride’s chief financial officer (CFO), will now serve as president and CFO. Dave Armstrong, Accuride’s current senior vice president and general counsel, will continue as general counsel and will also serve as the company’s senior vice president/finance. Tony Donatelli, Accuride’s current president of the Imperial Group, will become a corporate senior vice president with additional responsibility for Bostrom Seating. Jamie Greene, member of KKR, LLC, and chairman of Accuride’s Board, said the appointments “… are a natural evolution of top leadership responsibilities at Accuride.” “One of the factors leading KKR to purchase Accuride in 1998 was the strength of the company’s management team,” said Greene. “Since that time, this team has successfully weathered an industry downturn, led the company through a significant merger and completed its initial public offering of common stock. Accuride’s seasoned and growing top leadership team has the experience and skill to continue to successfully lead the Company.” “The changes to senior leadership accountabilities are supported by our topside bench strength, depth and versatility. These moves allow for well planned and seamless succession planning at Accuride, such that organizational performance, customer service and leadership continuity should be optimized over the coming years,” added Keating. “In addition to demonstrated competencies in their current assignments, John, Dave and Tony bring significant strengths to the table in the new roles they will assume, all of which will be key as the company continues to pursue growth initiatives and ongoing optimization of its current operations.” Advertisement Other members of the executive management team will continue in their current roles. For more information about Accuride, visit: www.accuridecorp.com . _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

Paul Farwick Joins Beck/Arnley as Vice President of Sales

first_imgDeMoulpied 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 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.  SMYRNA, Tenn. – Paul Farwick has joined Beck/Arnley as its new vice president of sales. In this position, Farwick leads sales growth across all channels of distribution in the U.S., Canada and export markets in support of Beck/Arnley’s retail and traditional WD customers, and their independent jobber, service dealer and DIY customers. In addition to its traditional aftermarket customer base, Farwick is responsible for sales to Beck/Arnley’s OE customers, as well as sales to other manufacturers. Farwick reports to Max Dull, vice president and general manager of Beck/Arnley. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “I would like to welcome Paul to the Beck/Arnley team and express how excited we are to have him on board as our new vice president of sales,” said Dull. “Beck/Arnley continues to invest in resources and expertise to help our traditional WD and jobber channel partners, and all customers. Paul’s previous experience and proven success with a leading national network of independent jobbers and retailers, along with his understanding of the competitive environment in the aftermarket and the changing business for Beck/Arnley customers, will prove to be extremely beneficial for us in the months and years ahead. Paul’s position with Beck/Arnley reflects our corporate commitment to growth and putting forth the resources necessary to help our customers succeed.” Prior to joining Beck/Arnley, Farwick served as the vice president of sales for CARQUEST Auto Parts Stores. Earlier in his career, Paul held various senior sales and management positions at Standard Motor Products (SMP), as well as marketing and sales positions in the truck rental and relocation industry. “Beck/Arnley has a long and solid history in the automotive aftermarket as the leading brand of OE performance, premium-quality parts for foreign nameplate vehicles,” said Farwick. “I am honored to accept the position as their new vice president of sales to continue the tradition of serving our channel partners to get Beck/Arnley brand parts in the hands of end-users — technicians who repair and maintain import vehicles.”,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 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

Superior Industries Strengthens Operations Team

first_imgWith 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 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.  VAN NUYS, Calif. – Superior Industries International has announced that Michael Bakaric has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president, Midwest operations.   Bakaric reports directly to Michael O’Rourke, Superior’s executive vice president of sales, marketing and operations. He will oversee all aspects of the company’s manufacturing operations in the Midwest region, including process and control, infrastructure enhancements, quality and personnel.   “Michael is an experienced operations executive and plant manager who brings to Superior a track record of successfully driving growth and efficiency, reducing costs and launching new products,” said Steven Borick, chairman, president and CEO. “We welcome Michael to our team and look forward to his contributions.”   Bakaric most recently served as president of Pace Industries’ aluminum die castings division in Harrison, Ark., and was vice president of its magnesium die castings division in Auburn, Ala. Previously, he was plant manager for Danaher Tool Group and earlier held a number of positions with Lear Corp. and Ford Motor Co., including as operations and plant manager, as well as engineering and facilities manager.   Bakaric earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Eugene Lang College and a master’s degree in manufacturing engineering from Wayne State University. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Naval Nuclear Power School, having studied nuclear engineering technology and becoming a licensed nuclear power plant supervisor.       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 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