Johnson Controls Promotes Two Executives In Its Automotive Business

first_imgPLYMOUTH, MI — Johnson Controls has appointed two top executives to new leadership positions within its automotive group, which is one of the world’s largest suppliers of automotive interiors and batteries. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Byron Foster has been appointed group vice president and general manager, customer business units — North America. In this post, he will oversee Johnson Controls’ automotive interiors business serving North American-based customers, including the Chrysler Group of DaimlerChrysler, Ford and General Motors. He will report to Brian Kesseler, group vice president and general manager, North America, and will be based at Johnson Controls’ Plymouth, Mich., technical campus. During the past year, Foster served as group vice president and general manager, planning — North America. Prior to that, he was vice president and general manager of the SLI (starting, lighting and ignition) battery business; managing director, Mercedes-Benz Business Unit; plant manager at a Belcamp, Maryland seat manufacturing facility; and director of strategic planning. Prior to joining Johnson Controls, Foster was a senior associate with Booz Allen and Hamilton. Carolyn Woznicki has been appointed vice president of purchasing — North America. In this role, she has the responsibility of leading purchasing activities within the region. She will also report to Kesseler and will be based in the Plymouth office. In 2004, Woznicki served as vice president, customer business unit (CBU) strategies. She was responsible for managing CBU strategy and CBU global change initiatives. Prior to that she was vice president and general manager of the company’s Ford Business Unit — North America; managing director in the company’s DaimlerChrysler Business Unit, and executive director of purchasing in the General Motors Business Unit. Prior to joining Johnson Controls in 1998, Woznicki spent 18 years at General Motors working in a variety of positions. Advertisement According to the company these two new assignments are part of Johnson Controls’ efforts to realign resources for enhanced customer service. For more information about Johnson Controls, go to: www.johnsoncontrols.com. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

Ron Hundzinski To Join Tenneco As Executive Vice President, Finance

first_imgTenneco Inc. announced today the appointment of Ron Hundzinski as executive vice president of finance, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Hundzinski will report to Roger Wood, Tenneco co-CEO. Hundzinski recently announced his retirement as chief financial officer (CFO) at BorgWarner Inc., effective Dec. 31.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementUpon completion of all required steps and related board approvals to spin off the new aftermarket ride performance company (the SpinCo) in 2019, it is expected that Hundzinski will serve as the executive vice president and CFO of Tenneco.“I’m very pleased to welcome Ron to Tenneco,” said Wood. “His financial expertise, leadership skills and deep experience in the powertrain industry will bring a unique and valuable perspective to our management team. I’m excited to work together with Ron as we combine Tenneco’s Clean Air business with the recently acquired Federal-Mogul Powertrain businesses into a new company committed to making the world’s engines cleaner and more efficient.”Hundzinski has served as CFO and executive vice president of BorgWarner Inc. since 2012. During his 13-year career with BorgWarner, he held a range of finance leadership positions including treasurer, principal accounting officer and vice president of finance for the BorgWarner Turbo Systems business.Prior to joining BorgWarner, Hundzinski held leadership positions in finance at Emerson Electric, GKN and Meridian Automotive. He has been an independent director of Gentherm Inc. since 2016. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Western Michigan University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado–Boulder.AdvertisementJason Hollar will continue to serve as executive vice president and CFO of Tenneco until the spinoff and is expected to serve as the executive vice president and CFO of the SpinCo.last_img read more

Iwatani’s central research laboratory opens

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Heavy lift upgrades pave the way to Mars

first_imgThe upgraded machine will not only give the crawler a longer operational life, but will be able to transport the heavier components that make up the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket – the primary launch vehicle of NASA’s deep space exploration plans, including the lunar flights of the Artemis programme and a possible human mission to Mars.Last week, the crawler (CT-2) moved the launch tower of the SLS to the launch pad for testing.Recent modifications to the crawler include redesigned and upgraded roller bearings, removal and replacement of the existing bearings with a new assembly that can carry a greater load, and an improved lubrication system.The crawler (CT-2) will carry the mobile launcher with the SLS atop from the vehicle assembly building (VAB) to launch pad 39B. The crawler has four reinforced pickup points on its surface that secure into place underneath the mobile launcher to carry it to the pad.www.nasa.govlast_img read more

Accident claims company director fined for inventing crash

first_imgThe director of an accident claims company has been fined for inventing a crash in order to trace the owner of a number plate he wanted to buy.Miles Savory, director at Bristol-based Accident Claims Handlers, was fined £335 and ordered to pay £364.08 in costs after admitting a charge of breaching the Data Protection Act at Bristol Magistrates’ Court, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said. Savory was also ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £33.Savory had filed official forms to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in which he requested the identity of the owner of a 4×4 he claimed had been involved in a collision in Bristol. The vehicle had a private number plate reading W1 DOW.The owner of the vehicle, who is from Huddersfield, subsequently received a letter from Savory offering to buy the plate.Saying he had never visited Bristol the owner complained to the DVLA and an investigation revealed that Savory had used subterfuge to obtain the name and address.According to a notice published by the ICO, police cameras confirmed the vehicle was not in the area at the time of the alleged crash. The DVLA reported the matter to the ICO.Steve Eckersley, the ICO’s head of enforcement, said: ‘This was an unusual case in many ways, but one which demonstrates the lengths some people will go to in order to get hold of personal information. Unlawfully obtaining people’s personal data is a criminal offence and the ICO will not hesitate to take action through the courts to uphold the law and protect people’s rights.’last_img read more

Central California Traction gets low-emissions locomotive

first_imgUSA: Central California Traction Co has taken delivery of a Brookville Equipment Corp low-emissions locomotive under a government-backed programme to cut pollution in the San Joaquin Basin. The GP38 has three Cummins QSK-19 engines with TMV controls in a genset configuration, branded CoGeneration by Brookville. The dynamic braking recovers energy to power auxiliary loads. Demonstation runs showed a 51% fuel saving over CCT’s existing locomotives, with an 82% reduction in NOx and a 74% reduction in particulates.last_img read more

Riding Sunbeams deploys solar array

first_imgUK: Riding Sunbeams Ltd has installed a 30 kWp solar test unit with around 100 panels near Aldershot which is directly supplying electricity to power signalling and lighting on Network Rail’s Wessex Route.This will enable data to be gathered to assess how much larger solar arrays could be used to power trains.Riding Sunbeams Ltd is a social enterprise set up by climate change charity 10:10 Climate Action and community energy association Community Energy South. It has estimated that power produced using community-owned solar farms could one day provide around 10% of the traction energy needed for the 750 V DC third rail network, without needing subsidy.The demonstrator project is being funded by the Department for Transport through InnovateUK. Ricardo is monitoring the results, and working with the University of Birmingham to develop an in-depth understanding of energy production and use from the solar array. ‘This is an extremely exciting project and opens up opportunities to utilise renewable energy technologies in ways not previously possible’, said Colin McNaught, Project Director at Ricardo.Riding Sunbeams hopes to build a full-scale ‘community and commuter-owned’ solar farm by the end of 2020. ‘Helping to get the railways off fossil fuels in this way will cut running costs and benefit local communities at the same time as helping to tackle the climate crisis’, believes director Leo Murray.Stuart Kistruck, director of Route Asset Management for Network Rail’s Wessex Route, said the infrastucture manager has ambitions to roll out the technology across the network should the demonstrator project prove successful.last_img read more

At Least 17 Dead in Haiti Shipwreck

first_imgIt’s also reported that the some of the passengers who survived the wreck were taken to La Tortue or to the island of Saint Louis du Nord to be checked. PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti – The authorities in Haiti are conducting investigations following an incident in which 17 people lost their lives when small makeshift sailboat, carrying more than 30 passengers and goods wrecked in the channel that separates Haiti from the island of Tortuga, in the northwest of the country Among the dead are two two-year-old children and a dozen women, authorities confirmed. Meanwhile, rescue operations have been ongoing with brigadiers of the Directorate of Civil Protection (DPC) in an attempt to find bodies and possible survivors. CMC According to the Maritime and Navigation Service of Haiti (SEMANAH), the sinking was caused by the overloading of the sailboat and the gusts of wind. On the boat were residents of Tortuga Island who were returning home from the municipal market of the city of Saint Louis du Nord. Officials at SEMANAH added that the boat’s captain was not granted permission to head out to sea. Sailing boats making the trip to Tortuga island are often overloaded with passengers (file photo). Getty image via BBC In reading to the tragedy, President Jovenel Moïse said “I learned with great sorrow, the news of the sinking of a boat off the island of La Tortue. The authorities concerned are mobilized to find the missing bodies and possible survivors. I share the pain of relatives and friends affects by this tragedy.” According to the Haitian authorities, the small sailboat called “Ancelita” had about 30 people on board and merchandise, exceeding the limit of its capacity.last_img read more

Chinese Embassy in Gambia celebrates China’s 68th anniversary

first_imgThe Chinese Embassy in Gambia, based in the west African country’s capital Banjul, held a reception to celebrate the 68th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China here on Friday.Chinese Ambassador Zhang Jiming said the founding of the People’s Republic of China on October 1 in 1949 was historic for China and the world.“From 2013 to 2016, China topped the world with an annual GDP growth at 7.2 percent and contributed more than 30 percent to the growth of the world economy,” Zhang said.“Over 13 million new urban jobs are being created every year and the surveyed urban unemployment rate has been kept at around 5 percent,” he added.Zhang said the past five years showed that over 55 million Chinese have been lifted out of poverty, while over 700 million have rid themselves of poverty in the past four decades.Gambian Justice Minister Aboubacarr Tambadou said Gambia has always welcomed China as a significant partner.“We will continue to support the one-China policy,” Tambadou said.Gambia and China resumed bilateral relations in 2016 after they had been severed for some 20 years.last_img read more

Two calypsonians among CARICOM song contest finalists

first_img Share Tasha “Tasha P” Peltier (file photo) Former Calypso monarch Tasha P and calypsonians Derrick “De Hunter” St Rose are among six Dominican artistes who will compete in a CARICOM song contest. Dominica and other CARICOM countries were invited to submit six songs for the competition organized as part of activities to commemorate its 40th anniversary this month.Chief cultural officer Raymond Lawrence said the top six were selected from a field of 34 entries in the Dominica leg of the completion.The Dominican artistes and their song titles are as follows:Michelle Henderson: “Celebrating CARICOM”,Carlene Xavier Phillip: “We Are CARICOM”,Joy Stoute: “We Are One”,Tasha “Tasha P” Peltier: “Song CARICOM”,Derrick “De Hunter” St Rose: “Together As One”, andPhillip Horsford: “One CARICOM”.Derrick “De Hunter” St. Rose. Photo compliments: 365 MMPThese six entries will be sent to Guyana for judging. The winner will receive a cash award of US$10,000. The first runner up will receive a cash award of US$5,000 while the second runner up will receive US$2,500. Other participants in the top ten will be publicly acknowledged.The aim of the competition is to engender the full participation of CARICOM nationals in composing and selecting a CARICOM song which will be used at official functions including meetings of CARICOM Heads of Government and at international events.Dominica Vibes News Share EntertainmentLocalNews Two calypsonians among CARICOM song contest finalists by: – July 8, 2013 Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet 44 Views   one commentlast_img read more