PPG Names Morales Director of Investor Relations

first_imgPITTSBURGH — Vince Morales has been named director of investor relations for PPG Industries. Morales has 20 years of finance and financial management with the company. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Morales started with PPG in 1985 as an accounting trainee in the corporate controller’s department at the company’s headquarters. He transferred in 1989 to PPG’s shared financial services center in Chillicothe, Ohio, and progressed through a series of financial assignments supporting the glass, fiber glass and coatings businesses. Morales joined the flat glass business in 1997 as director of information and financial services at the Mount Zion, Ill., plant. He was then appointed manager, revenue accounting, supporting the chemical businesses in 2000, returning to Pittsburgh. In 2001, Morales was named director of finance and accounting for glass, fiber glass and chemicals. In his new role, Morales reports to Douglas Atkinson, vice president, investor relations. For more information about PPG, go to: www.ppg.com. _______________________________________ 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 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.  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

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Pajarito Astronomers Dark Night July 6

first_imgPajarito Astronomers News: Weather permitting, the public is invited to come out, wander among the telescopes, and star gaze. The Pajarito Astronomers are holding a County-sponsored Dark Night starting at 8:30 p.m. (sunset) Saturday, July 6 at Spirio Soccer Field, Overlook Park in White Rock. The Moon and the planets Mercury, Mars, Jupiter (with its moons) and Saturn (and its rings) will potentially be visible during the evening. There will be a tour of the summer constellations and there will be telescope views of double stars, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Viewing will end before midnight.last_img read more

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Carter Jonas acquires planning & development consultancy

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PHOTO: ‘Lewek Constellation’ lifting in Gulf of Mexico

first_imgEMAS, the operating brand of Ezra Holdings, has shared an image of their flagship subsea construction vessel the Lewek Constellation performing its lifting duties in the Gulf of Mexico. According to EMAS, the vessel performed a lift and landed a 160 tonne gas lift package on the Thunderhawk platform before heading back to the Big Bend field to continue laying pipe for Noble Energy. The Big Bend field is 18 miles from the Thunderhawk platform in 7,200 feet of water in Mississippi Canyon Block 698. Noble Energy operates a 54% working interest in Big Bend.To remind, in June 2015, in preparation for the execution of three subsea tie-back projects for Noble Energy, the Lewek Constellation established an industry record for pipelay in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.The Lewek Constellation is an ice-classed, multi-lay offshore construction vessel with ultra-deep water pipe laying and heavy lift capabilities. The vessel measures 178.27 metres by 46.0 metres, and sports all single berth cabins, and is designed to deliver projects in water depths exceeding 3,000 metres. It was named in March 2015.Offshore Energy Today Staff[mappress mapid=”2231″]last_img read more

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Meet the speakers: Grant Styles

first_imgGrant Styles Grant has been employed by Erith for more than 10 years in a variety of roles including contract/project manager and now as the company’s operations director within the Regional Demolition Division. His responsibilities include: managing the regional demolition team and demolition contracts from tender stage through to practical completion, dealing with costs, timescale and programme.Grant is a full member of the Institute of Demolition Engineers. #*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#last_img read more

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ARRC signs new agent

first_imgAfter expanding its service to call at the Port of Antwerp in May 2015, ARRC is now offering a regular all-year-round ocean service connecting St Petersburg and Antwerp, which will carry dry bulk, general cargo, project cargo and containers.While Sea Bow, which was established by Guy Impens, will act as the booking agent on this short sea trade, ARRC confirmed that the line will continue to be represented by Ernst Glaessel as general agent in Europe; and Neptumar as ship agent and transatlantic route booking agent in Antwerp and Rotterdam.  www.arrcm.netwww.seabow.bewww.glaessel.dewww.neptumar.belast_img read more

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Police deflate tyres to halt escaping vehicle

first_img Share Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img 13 Views   no discussions LocalNews Police deflate tyres to halt escaping vehicle by: – December 11, 2012 Police officers while conducting an anti-drug operation in Massacre at the weekend were forced to deflate the tyres of a vehicle in an attempt to halt a suspect who was seeking to flee.Members of the Drug Squad and Task Force of the Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force were conducting this operation about 10am in the west coast village on Sunday 9th December.According to police spokesman inspector John Carbon, during that operation, vehicle registration number PR466 which was being intercepted “attempted to escape and posed a danger to the Task Force vehicle”. As a result, “the tyres of the vehicle were deflated by gunshots” and this caused the vehicle to stop. Police officers found 7 kilograms of alleged cocaine in the vehicle which was seized.“The driver who was the only male occupant of the vehicle was taken into custody,” Carbon continued.The vehicle was also seized as police probes the incident.Meanwhile, three Dominican citizens and one Columbian national were arrested on Monday December 10th.Carbon further reported that about 3am, a joint operation between the Coast Guard and members of the Drug Squad led to the seizure of 70 kilograms of alleged cocaine several miles off the west coast of Dominica. Two men from Portsmouth, one from Vieille Case and the Colombian national are in police custody.One open keel boat powered by 2 X 200 horse power engine was also being seized.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Consultation on Maintenance Bill a success

first_img 208 Views   4 comments Share Magistrate Gloria Augustus.A recent one day consultation to discuss one of the six OECS Draft Family Model Bills has been hailed successful by Magistrate Gloria Augustus.Magistrate Augustus was one of the facilitators of the consultation hosted by the Ministry of Social Services, Family and Gender Affairs, in collaboration with several family and child care stakeholders on Tuesday 5 July 2016.The consultation sought to review the Draft Maintenance Bill, which was designed to address some shortcomings of the present law and provide more guidance in addressing some concerns; a process which commenced in 2002.Magistrate Augustus revealed that the maintenance age was among several of the major topics discussed during that consultation during an interview with Dominica Vibes on Monday 12 July.“Presently the maintenance age is up to 15 but there are students who go to school up to age 18. In this draft bill, there is a change of up to 18 years or older but under 25 years.”She added that it was also debated whether or not students, who are under the age of 25 and involved in gainful employment, should receive maintenance.” Another topic discussed at the consultation was ‘child of the family’ which Magistrate Augustus explained could mean “any other child, other than a child placed with the people; sometimes foster children, or children placed at institutions, but then you have sometimes people do not have children with them with any formal means, it might be my sister is going away and I kept her child for her and she never came back and the child remained with me, that type of thing”.Thus the consultation participants proposed that in these cases, “if they do those things out of the goodness of their heart, they don’t think that there should be any obligation to pay maintenance for that child”. “Another area that came up had to do with conjugal relationships where two people are living and cohabiting in a marriage style relationship. Some people were saying that marriage like that should be man and woman and not two people from the same sex”.Magistrate Augustus informed that other areas discussed were the amount of maintenance that should be paid since at present there is no specified amount; “they are just guidelines as to amount to be paid looking at certain conditions”.She noted that one of the present frustrations, in terms of maintenance, is in circumstances where a parent is in arrears.“In the draft bill there is mention of a collections officer, and persons suggested that the system be set up in such a way that it is flagged when somebody who is in arrears, and some form that would authorize the collections officer to bring that person back to court instead of having the party to whom the maintenance is being paid to back to court”.As per Magistrate Augustus, the next step in the process is to discuss further the recommendations and suggestions from the consultation with a view to determining “what can be taken on-board, what needs to be changed and then formulating a new daft”. Share Tweetcenter_img Share Sharing is caring! LocalNews Consultation on Maintenance Bill a success by: Dominica Vibes News – July 12, 2016last_img read more

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Pressure mounts on Lady Maroons ahead of UAAP

first_img“We want to go out there and win the UAAP, but we have to tread carefully. We have to be polite as we move on, train and work hard because it’s a really big challenge for us,” he said.During the two pre-season tournaments, Okomu managed to see all the rookies and veterans at his disposal but admitted that he has yet to make up his mind who will be in the UAAP roster.“I’ve played almost twenty-eight, at least twenty-five or twenty-six players. I’ve been able to recycle them in all the tournaments we’ve played,” he said. “It’s gonna be hard to choose, so don’t ask me my line-up for UAAP yet.”Okomu added: “But, for me, it is a good problem to have. All of them were talented players. All of them were deserving to be lined up.”/PN Ilongga Marianne Sotomil could be one of the players to be lined up for University of the Philippines Lady Maroons in UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball. ABS-CBN SPORTS MANILA – After winning two pre-season championships, pressure mounts on University of the Philippines Lady Maroons ahead of the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball, which will start on Feb. 16.Lady Maroons head coach Godfrey Okomu said that his squad is still far from being “title contenders” in the UAAP despite capturing the Premier V League and Philippine Superliga collegiate titles late last year.“It means a lot of pressure – for the players and for me. That’s what it means,” said Okumu. “We wouldn’t like to play so well in the offseason, and when the real tournament comes up, we don’t perform.”The Kenyam mentor added: “UAAP is another game altogether. We only played against three of the (UAAP) teams. So, I don’t wanna judge ourselves before playing against everybody else.”last_img read more

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Sevillano, Argonauts lead after first round of GSC Championship

first_imgSevillano, Argonauts lead after first round of GSC Championship Sevillano finished with a one-under-par 71 (photo by Jim Hogue) Sharecenter_img  TUNICA, Miss. – Sophomore Camila Sevillano and the No. 12 West Florida women’s golf team are off to a strong start in pursuit of defending their respective Gulf South Conference Championship titles from last year, as Sevillano and the Argonauts hold the individual and team leads after the first round of the 2013 GSC Golf Championship Monday. Sevillano (Cali, Colombia/La Arboleda) fired a one-under-par 71 on the 5,878 yard Tunica National Golf and Tennis Center track for the day’s only subpar round to take control of the individual lead. The Cali, Colombia, native shot even-par on the front nine before turning in a one-under-par backside. Fellow Argonaut Elin Olsson (Mantorp, Sweden/Bildningscentrum Facetten) is breathing down Sevillano’s back in second place after shooting 73. The freshman made the turn at one-over and parred out. Olsson and Sevillano were two of just four participants to shoot in the 70s. UWF combined for 306 to take a commanding lead over the remainder of the field heading into tomorrow’s final round. Shorter, which is playing in its first GSC Championship but is ineligible to win as part of its probationary period, is 13 strokes back in second place with 319 total. West Georgia completes the top-three with 324. Argonauts Aimee Paterson (Sherfield on Loddon, England/Queen Mary’s) and Luisa Villar Urquiza (Buenos Aires, Argentina/Saint Mary of the Hills School) are also among the top-10 individually. Paterson carded 80 to tie for fifth, while Urquiza is tied for 10th after shooting 82. Daisy-May Kenny (Purley, England/Woodcote HS) rounds out UWF’s lineup in a tie for 13th with 84. West Florida plays the final round of the GSC Championship tomorrow morning with tee times starting at 8:20 a.m. CT off the 10th tee. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS#1 West Florida             3062 Shorter                  3193 West Georgia             3244 Union (TN)               3595 Christian Brothers       4221   Camila Sevillano       712   Elin Olsson            73T5  Aimee Paterson         80T10 Luisa Villar Urquiza   82T13 Daisy-May Kenny        84Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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