Month: October 2020

Region needs full implementation of CSME, says PM Holness

first_img Sep 30, 2020 Oct 1, 2020 Sep 8, 2020 PM Holness, Four Ministers Sworn Into Office Find Way for Private Sector to Assume Role as Jobs Generator… CDF, IRENA Collaborate to Boost Low-Carbon Investments in… Read more at: Jamaica Information Service Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… You may be interested in… Oct 2, 2020 Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (10th left) and other regional leaders at the opening ceremony of the 38th Regular Meeting of Heads of Government of CARICOM at the Grenada Trade Centre, Grand Anse, St. George’s, on July 4. (Photo via JIS) Prime Minister Andrew Holness yesterday (July 5) urged his colleague Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), to fully implement the Single Market and Economy, CSME. The Prime Minister was contributing to discussions on the CSME during the first plenary session at the 38th Meeting of Heads of Government of CARICOM in Grand Anse, Grenada. “The true expression of the realisation of the integration dream is to get the CSME going and we have to have the resolve as leaders to do this. It is how our people will experience true development and prosperity. And so, Jamaica wants to urge members to seriously put our efforts and commitment behind the CSME,” said Prime Minister Holness. Mr. Holness said regional leaders have been speaking about implementing a CSME for too long with little action. Jamaica PM calls for Global Plan Similar to Marshall Plan Grand Anse and beyondToday, we continue to place the spotlight on Grenada ahead of the Thirty-Eighth Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM. We flash back through Grenada’s milestones as a champion of closer integration among the territories of the Region. The Regular Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government will…July 4, 2017In “Antigua & Barbuda”CARICOM Single ICT Space Integrated Work Plan and Budget approvedJust five months after signing off on the Vision and Roadmap for the CARICOM Single ICT Space, Heads of Government have signalled that their approval for its Work Plan and Budget. The Single ICT Space represents the digital arm of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). The approval was…July 7, 2017In “Anguilla”CSME challenges being addressed at Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee meeting in BarbadosAs a sign of the ongoing commitment of CARICOM Heads of Government to make the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) more effective, the body which provides political oversight and strategic direction will meet today to iron out challenges to the way forward. This ninth Meeting of the Prime Ministerial…September 5, 2018In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

Pursue overseas markets – CARIFESTA participants encouraged

first_imgNineteen countries confirmed for CARIFESTA XIVWith five months to go to CARIFESTA XIV, 19 countries have confirmed their attendance at this premier festival of the arts from 16 – 25 August 2019, in Trinidad and Tobago. Sixteen Caribbean Member States and Associate Members have responded to the official invitation to participate in the Festival which…March 25, 2019In “Associate Member States”11 countries confirmed for CARIFESTA XIV before February 14 registration deadlineWith seven months to go until CARIFESTA XIV, carded for August 16-25, 2019, in Trinidad and Tobago, 11 Caribbean Member States and five Associate Members, of 19 invited have already registered. This is considered by many to be unprecedented in recent years. An official invitation to participate in the Festival…January 17, 2019In “Anguilla”CARIFESTA XIII ends in true Regional integration styleThe Region’s cultural performers transformed the Kensington Oval in Barbados into a sea of Regional integration as they brought the curtains down on CARIFESTA XIII, Sunday night.  The Closing Ceremony for the ten-day festival featured performances from some of the region’s top music and dance groups, steel bands, and individual…August 28, 2017In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsApp Caribbean Leaders Urged to Diversify Creative Economy… CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Antigua and Barbuda Still Committed to Hosting CARIFESTA in… Patrons to the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA XIII) now underway in Barbados are confident that there are opportunities for participants to earn a living in markets outside of the Caribbean. They’re being told to grab them, but more importantly, to follow them up as well. CBC’s Lisa Brome has more. Market Region as Safe Haven – Business Leader center_img Jul 13, 2020 Jun 4, 2020 Oct 9, 2020 Jul 28, 2020 You may be interested in…last_img read more

Preparations move into high gear for Caribbean Week of Agriculture in Barbados

first_img Among the topics to be covered in the workshops and seminars are: You may be interested in… World Bank Provides US$8M to Strengthen Agriculture and Food… Oct 7, 2020 13th Annual Caribbean Plant Health Directors Forum to be… Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) was conceptualised by the IICA as a facility to place agriculture and rural life on the front burner of regional integration activities. The CWA enables key decision-makers in the public and private sectors to better acknowledge the importance of agriculture and rural life to the economic, social and environmental stability of the region. The event also provides an opportunity for major stakeholders in agriculture and related sectors to dialogue and forge a common vision for the repositioning of agriculture and the enhancement of rural life. The CWA is convened under the aegis of the Alliance for Sustainable Development of Agriculture and the Rural Milieu (`The Alliance’).  From the first inaugural meeting in 1998, the two main collaborating agencies were IICA and the CARICOM Secretariat. A Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) website was launched earlier this week as preparations moved into high gear for the event which will be held in Bridgetown, Barbados, 8-12 October, 2018. The premier agriculture event on the Region’s calendar will be held under the theme ‘Strengthening agriculture for a healthier future in the Region‘. During the week, farmers, policy-makers, youth, experts in the field of agriculture and other stakeholders, will participate in activities aimed at charting the Region’s path in the important sector. The activities include a trade show and exhibition – MarketPlace 2018 – seminars and workshops, field trips and a special meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) on Agriculture. The CWA 2018 planning session underway on Thursday in Bridgetown, Barbados Aug 10, 2020 Development of the Regional Coconut Industry.Youth Employment and EntrepreneurshipClimate Resilience in the Agriculture and Fisheries SectorsSmall RuminantsThe School Feeding Programme. Preparations for the week-long event last year and in addition to virtual meetings of the organising committee, face-to-face meetings ares currently underway at the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security in Bridgetown. The preparations are being led by a broad-based steering committee that comprises representatives from the Government of the Barbados, the CARICOM Secretariat, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the Inter-American Agency for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI), and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA).center_img Greater Focus on Regional Agriculture Jul 16, 2020 Aug 27, 2020 @ITCnews is pleased to contribute to this #Caribbean dialogue on #agriculture in #Barbados @CARDIcaribbean https://t.co/TmWX8uOjCk— Matthew Wilson (@Matthewbarbados) August 17, 2018 High-level Agricultural Authorities in the Americas Working… Scenes from Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2018The 15th edition of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) wraps up today in Bridgetown, Barbados. The theme of the week of activities is ‘Strengthening agriculture for a healthier future in the Region’. The CWA, which officially opened on Wednesday evening a the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, featured a number…October 12, 2018In “Agriculture”Media Advisory – Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2018(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The Caribbean Week of Agriculture will be held in Bridgetown, Barbados, 8-12 October, 2018, under the theme ‘Strengthening agriculture for a healthier future in the Region’. The CWA will be formally opened on 10 October, 2018 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Please visit the…September 24, 2018In “Barbados”Coconut industry a main topic at Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2018The coconut industry is a major item on the agenda of the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) which will be held in Bridgetown, Barbados next month. The Region’s mega agriculture event will be held 8-12 October under the theme ‘Strengthening agriculture for a healthier future in the Region’. Coconut is…September 25, 2018In “Agriculture”Share this on WhatsApp Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… last_img

Church of England’s first black woman bishop calls for more minority leaders

first_img Currently chaplain to the Queen and Commons speaker, she will become Bishop of Dover in November. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Rev Hudson-Wilkin said: “It’s been a long time coming and we’re working at it and we are going to hold them [the Church] to account,” she said. Read more at: BBC Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… You may be interested in… Church of England appoints Jamaican-born as first black… Church of England appoints Jamaican-born as first black female bishopRose Hudson-Wilkin, born in Jamaica, will be consecrated in November as bishop of Dover (The Guardian) The Church of England’s first black female bishop has been appointed by Downing Street. Rose Hudson-Wilkin, the chaplain to the Speaker of the House of Commons, was announced as the new bishop of Dover. Hudson-Wilkin, who was…June 28, 2019In “In the Diaspora”Saluting our Women – Trinidad and Tobago PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar  The Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, is the seventh and current Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. She was sworn in as Prime Minister on May 26, 2010 and is the country’s first female Prime Minister. Persad-Bissessar is the political leader of…March 8, 2015In “Associate Member States”Roti, doubles, Chutney music – is Indo-Caribbean culture under threat?(BBC) Indian people have been living in the Caribbean for more than 180 years, but Chandani Persaud, founder of Indo-Caribbean London, says that their contribution to the West Indies is overlooked, and they are often excluded by the Asian community. Fearing that young British Indo-Caribbeans are turning away from their…August 9, 2019In “In the Diaspora”Share this on WhatsAppcenter_img (BBC) The leadership of the Church of England needs to better reflect the minorities who make up its congregations, the UK’s first black female bishop has said. Caribbean-born Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin said her appointment should broadcast how diverse the Church was. She described being racially abused in the street recently, when a passer-by told her to “go back to Africa”. Jun 28, 2019last_img read more

Brake Parts Inc. Names Andersen Director of CRM

first_imgLSI 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 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.  MCHENRY, IL — AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “This newly created position is designed to enhance our focus and support of our customer’s needs,” said Charlie Westmoreland, senior vice president sales. ”Nancy will serve as a liaison between sales and all internal departments regarding customers’ needs.” A 25 year veteran of the aftermarket, Andersen has experience in export, customer service, accounting, direct sales and administration in all market segments. She has held a variety of positions at Brake Parts Inc., including manager of administration, customer service manager and senior national accounts representative. Most recently she served as customer support manager, focusing on the Raybestos/Spicer and Aimco/McQuay-Norris brands. To learn more about Brake Parts Inc., visit: www.raybestos.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 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

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

NGK Names Jim Paugh to Lead Power Equipment Segment Market

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.  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. ATLANTA, GA — NGK Spark Plugs (USA) has appointed James Paugh to the position of power equipment accounts manager. Paugh, a 17-year veteran in the power equipment industry, was previously with Pace Inc. and served as territory manager. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement In his new role, Paugh will oversee the sales efforts for NGK’s Aftermarket Power Equipment segment. He will report to Mike Schwab, general manager, NGK Spark Plugs Aftermarket Division. For more information about NGK, go to: www.ngksparkplugs.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. last_img read more

NOW HIRING: Product/Catalog Manager

first_imgLSI 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 An international automotive aftermarket parts importer in business for over 35 years has a position open for a Product/Catalog Manager. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The company is located in Southern California. Working knowledge of the aftermarket, automotive parts, electronic catalog compilation and computer skills are required. Please send your resume to [email protected] (Please put Product/Catalog Manager in subject field of your email.) All information will be kept confidential.,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 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.  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

Advertising Sales, Babcox Media Inc.

first_imgBabcox Media, Inc. (www.babcox.com), an Akron, Ohio-based business-to-business magazine, e-newsletter and website publisher catering to the automotive aftermarket, truck fleet, powersports, performance and racing markets, is seeking advertising sales representatives to be based in our Akron office. 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 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.  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. No phone calls please.,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 Knowledge of the aforementioned markets is extremely helpful. Position requires a high-energy, positive professional with excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as computer and CRM skills. Some travel involved. Applicant should have 3+ years selling experience and a 4-year college degree. Salary and benefit packages will be reviewed with applicants. Click the Apply Now button below to upload and send your resume with cover letter directly to Jeff Stankard with Babcox Media. A pop-up window should appear.last_img read more

Eaton Names David Foster Senior VP, Corporate Development and Treasury

first_imgCLEVELAND — Eaton Corp. has named David Foster senior vice president, corporate development and treasury, effective Aug. 1. In this role, Foster will be responsible for corporate development activities, including mergers and acquisitions and strategic planning, and treasury activities, including capital market and foreign exchange transactions, insurance, and cash management. He will report to Richard Fearon, Eaton vice chairman and chief financial and planning officer.   Foster succeeds Kurt McMaken, who has been named vice president, finance and planning, Electrical Sector for the Europe, Middle East and Africa Region, reporting to Frank Campbell, president, Electrical Sector, Europe, effective Aug. 1. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Foster joined Eaton in 1993 as a general ledger accountant. He held the positions of finance director and controller in the Automotive Group and was named vice president, Finance, Asia Pacific Region in 2008. Prior to joining Eaton, he worked for Hydro Aluminum Bohn and Franklin Financial Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in management from Kettering University in Michigan. Foster will be based at Eaton’s world headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio.,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.  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. 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.” Advertisementlast_img read more