Zan Martin Honored For Contributions To Women In the Automotive Aftermarket

first_img Up Next:DURA Automotive Chairman Resigns NASHVILLE, TN — Zan Martin, president and owner of Nashville-based agency, Martin & Company Advertising, was recently awarded the Athena Award by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Businesswomen’s Network. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementMartin & Company Advertising is a full-service advertising agency that specializes in the automotive, motorcycle and RV aftermarket. As a 20-year member of SEMA, Martin was recognized for her long-time support of the professional growth of women in the industry. A former SEMA Businesswomen’s Network Chair, current co-chair for the Light Truck Accessory Association (LTAA) image task force and two-time nominee to the SEMA Board of Directors, Martin is proactive in providing management opportunities for women in her own business, as well as supporting the professional growth of interns and associates. During her tenure as the SEMA Businesswomen’s Network chair, she was largely responsible for creating the industry-wide mentoring program that is now actively utilized by SEMA professionals. The Athena Award was presented to Martin by current SBN Chair Luanne Brown, on Nov. 3 at SEMA’s annual trade show in Las Vegas. _______________________________________ Click Advertisement Print 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.  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.  Don’t Miss:Bob Kaulig Appointed VP of Marketing for Affinia’s Under Vehicle Group,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 In this article:last_img read more

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Primary Health provides tonic with dividend

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Woman Drowns In Wainscott Sunday

first_imgEast Hampton Town police on Monday afternoon identified Elizabeth A. Hummer, 58, of Wainscott as the victim who apparently drowned at the ocean beach in that hamlet on Sunday afternoon.Police said Hummer’s body was pulled out of the Atlantic by another beachgoer just west of Beach Lane at about 2:30 PM. Police said emergency medical responders were unable to revive her. Police said they were waiting for the official cause of death to be determined by the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office but added that they had preliminarily ruled out “suspicious circumstances.” Sharelast_img read more

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“Kiki” They Love You

first_img Share Former NY Giant Jack Brewer got his groove on — dancing to Drake’s “In My Feelings” song for the Kiki Challenge — with a group of teenagers in the Hamptons on August 8 in an impromptu video shoot at National Night Out in Riverside’s Ludlam Park.The former gridiron star, who is the spokesperson for the National Police Athletic League, dropped by to lend his support for the event, which celebrates the relationship between the community and law enforcement. He passed around a football, shot some hoops, and chatted with the teens about their plans for the future. In a safer version of the Kiki Challenge, the teens, who included a group of police explorers, jumped out of Southampton Town’s police cars. Brewer himself got behind the wheel of an armored car, and even some of the police officers waved their hands in the air like they just didn’t care.Brewer was in town this past weekend for a benefit for his charity, The Jack Brewer Foundation, which was hosted by 50 Cent at Oreya at the Capri Hotel in Southampton. The Jack Brewer Foundation supports impoverished women and children living in underdeveloped countries such as Haiti and Malawi, Africa. The athlete/philanthropist said he would like to work on developing more of a PAL presence in the town.last_img read more

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Six new vendors introduced at Linde Distributor Association meeting

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NFD Workgroup to Present Interim Findings

first_imgThe Portland Harbor Non-Federal Dredge Workgroup (NFD) will present its interim findings to the Waterfront Alliance – a harbor advocacy group representing both Portland and South Portland interests – at an October 14 meeting.The NFD Workgroup has prioritized construction of a “confined aquatic disposal” (CAD) cell as the responsible solution for disposing of contaminated sediments, and has identified three potential locations for it.CAD cells have been used successfully in southern New England, but never before in Maine. A CAD cell essentially is a hole dredged into the harbor bottom where contaminated sediments can be safely deposited and contained.Environmentalists working with the NFD support the dredging of the berths and use of a CAD cell as a way to address existing pollution.Since January, the group has met seven times to evaluate options for dredging private and municipal piers, wharves, and anchorages. While important navigation routes are maintained and dredged by the US Army Corps of Engineers, dredging outside of the so-called “federal channel” is the responsibility of the abutting shore-side land or pier owner.Curtis Bohlen, Director of the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership, noted, “Businesses on the waterfront rely on reliable access to the water for themselves or for their customers; periodic dredging is an important part of providing that access. Properly disposing of toxic sediments would reduce the exposure of the Bay’s living organisms to hazardous materials, thus providing environmental benefits as well.”[mappress]Press Release, October 13, 2014last_img read more

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DNO awards two-year upstream services contract to SGS

first_imgDNO, a Norwegian oil and gas operator focused on the Middle East and North Africa, has awarded a two-year upstream services contract to SGS, an inspection, verification, testing and certification company.As a result, SGS will provide a range of electric line and slickline services for DNO’s offshore rigs and rig-less operations in the Persian Gulf region. According to SGS, the contract term is for two years and it started in October of this year.SGS will provide DNO with a broad spectrum of electric line and slickline services, which will include: Reservoir evaluation logging; analysis behind tubing and casing; production logging; cement and corrosion evaluation; plug setting/retrieval services; perforating and pipe recovery services; various slickline services.SGS CHS Global Manager, Humberto Ardila, said: “We are excited about the offshore contract award in the Gulf region for DNO. We will support DNO to operate in an efficient and sustainable manner by improving quality and productivity, reducing risk, and delivering safe and efficient operations.”SGS Upstream BD Global Manager, Arie Vliegenthart, said: “Our partnership with DNO is very important to SGS. There are many opportunities for regional collaboration in the GCC that are yet untapped.”last_img read more

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UAL boosts network with Danish chartering desk

first_imgDirectors Samir Ferguen and Morten Møller will head up the desk, UAL Chartering, and will call upon their extensive experience within the breakbulk sector to provide customised solutions for shipments to and from Africa.The establishment of UAL Chartering will allow the shipping line to expand its services with regular sailings from the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. It will also have a focus on the group’s services to East Africa.UAL’s fleet of multipurpose vessels are able to load and discharge cargoes using their own cranes, with lifting capacities ranging from 70-360 tonnes.www.universalafricalines.comlast_img read more

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Society condemns strict liability tax offence

first_imgA proposed new strict-liability offence of failing to tell HM Revenue & Customs about overseas income could undermine the rule of law, the Law Society has said, urging the government to reconsider the plan. Under the new offence, prosecutors would need to demonstrate only that a person failed to correctly declare income or gains from overseas, and not that there was an intention to defraud the exchequer.In its consultation which closed last week, the government says that ‘hundreds’ of offences do not require the demonstration of mens rea. Examples include firearms offences, cruelty to animals and statistical reporting offences, it says. However in its response, the Law Society said that the introduction of strict liability in an area where knowledge or intent has long been understood as essential ‘would cause a break with established legal constructs, which would unnecessarily confuse a previously understood area of the law’.Its concerns are further compounded by the lack of evidence showing that the measure will achieve the government’s intended objective. ‘We believe that proposals like this one undermine the rule of law and would urge the government to reconsider its plans,’ the Society’s tax committee says. ‘Prosecutions for a strict-liability offence punishable with a custodial sentence for non-compliance with a 30,000-plus page tax code is likely to give rise to breaches of the fundamental principle of a right to a fair trial,’ it says. Absence of knowledge or intent should be a complete defence to an offence of dishonesty.Committee chair Gary Richards added: ‘We support the objective behind this proposal: to deter tax evasion. However, introducing a new strict-liability offence is not the answer. There are already criminal offences punishable with fines and imprisonment for tax evasion. Imprisonment is not the answer to securing the maximum collection of tax due.‘Instead, HMRC needs to focus on increasing detection and building on its previous successful policy of cooperation agreements and disclosure facilities.’last_img read more

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Freshfields threatens to fine partners for ‘inappropriate behaviour’

first_imgPartners at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer face potential earnings penalties if they act inappropriately, in what the firm says is an ongoing drive ‘to improve behaviour and inclusiveness’.The magic circle firm revealed today that it has set up a conduct committee to ‘drive culture change’ and confirmed that partners could face a 20% earnings deduction for bad behaviour.The news comes after Freshfields partner Ryan Beckwith was sanctioned by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal after he went home with a junior colleague following an alcohol fuelled work event.Beckwith, who was fined £35,000, was found to have failed to act with integrity and to behave in a way that maintains the trust the public places in the provision of legal services.Edward Braham, senior partner at Freshfields, said: ‘We are committed to improving behaviour and inclusiveness. For more than a year we have been running a global behaviours programme to drive culture change, which includes reviewing and adjusting our HR processes, governance and systems across the firm.‘We want to ensure that positive behaviour is consistently valued and that inappropriate behaviour is called out and acted upon. The plans for a conduct committee and protocol are part of this ongoing programme across the firm.’last_img read more

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