CARICOM Secretary-General and China’s Foreign Minister meet

first_imgCARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and State Councilor HE Wang Yi, Foreign Minister of China, greet before their discussions at CARICOM Secretariat Headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana, Saturday 22 September, 2018. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Share this on WhatsApplast_img

SG lauds Trinidad and Tobago’s contribution to CARICOM

first_img Sep 21, 2020 Sep 25, 2020 Standards, Quality Still Important Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has lauded Trinidad and Tobago’s contribution to the Region as the Twin Island Republic celebrates its fifty-seventh Anniversary of Independence on 31 August 2019. In a congratulatory message to the Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley of Trinidad and Tobago, the Secretary-General said the significant role the country continues to play in the Community was exemplified by its “very successful” hosting of Region’s premier cultural showcase, CARIFESTA (XIV) from 16-25 August 2019. “The country continues to play a significant role in the advancement of a strengthened, integrated and resilient Community, not only through its leadership on regional security and energy issues but also through its contributions in the areas of culture, sports, academia and diplomacy,” the Secretary-General said. Oct 7, 2020 Oct 7, 2020 CARICOM SG recognises significant contribution of Trinidad and Tobago to regional integrationCARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, has extended congratulations to the government and people of Trinidad and Tobago on the occasion of their 56th independence anniversary. The anniversary will be observed on 31 August. In a message to Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. the Hon. Keith Rowley, Amb. LaRocque…August 30, 2018In “CARICOM”CARICOM congratulates Trinidad and Tobago on 54th Independence anniversaryTrinidad and Tobago celebrates its 54th anniversary of Independence on Wednesday 31 August. In a congratulatory message to Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Keith Rowley, CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque spoke of Trinidad and Tobago’s great economic success that has redounded meaningfully to the benefit of the Region.  Having been…August 30, 2016In “CARICOM”A true Champion – CARICOM SG pays tribute to the late Patrick ManningThe Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has hailed the late former Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Mr. Patrick Manning as one of its true Champions. Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque in a Statement issued Saturday said Mr. Manning believed in integration and was genuinely committed to it.  His  contributions to the Community included  strong leadership…July 2, 2016In “General”Share this on WhatsApp He commended its progress as “impressive,” buoyed by the “creativity and ingenuity of its people,” as he conveyed the Community’s best wishes for Trinidad and Tobago’s continued progress and development. CARICOM congratulates Belize on its 39th Independence… CARPHA: Leading the Caribbean’s COVID-19 Response – VIDEO You may be interested in… The full text of the message reads as follows: “It is the Caribbean Community’s pleasure to extend congratulations to the Government and People of Trinidad and Tobago on the celebration of fifty-seven years of independence on 31 August 2019. Trinidad and Tobago’s progress during that period has been impressive buoyed by the creativity and ingenuity of its people. The country continues to play a significant role in the advancement of a strengthened, integrated and resilient Community, not only through its leadership on regional security and energy issues but also through its contributions in the areas of culture, sports, academia and diplomacy.  This was exemplified by the recent very successful hosting of CARIFESTA XIV, the Region’s premier cultural showcase. Honourable Prime Minister, I join the Community in celebrating this momentous day with the People of Trinidad and Tobago.  Please accept our best wishes for Trinidad and Tobago’s continued progress and development.” Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CARICOM and UNEP extend cooperation on environment last_img read more

DST Names Marketing Director

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. 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.  MISSION VIEJO, CA — DST Inc., a provider of parts supply chain technology solutions, has named John Hamminga to the newly created position of marketing director. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Hamminga has held several senior level marketing positions in service and parts technology based firms during his twenty year career in the automotive and truck aftermarket. In his most recent role, as owner of Chicago-based technology marketing consulting firm JH & Associates, Hamminga worked closely with clients including DST in developing and implementing marketing initiatives to enhance market presence. The appointment is in line with the company’s agressive plans to help businesses throughout the supply chain improve performance and profitablity, DST stated in a release. _______________________________________ 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 MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

Joseph “Corky” Coker Recieves “Wally” Lifetime Achievement Award

first_imgAdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementPosted June 29, 2005, 9 a.m. EST CHATTANOOGA, TN — Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) chairman and Coker Tire Company president Joseph “Corky” Coker was honored with a “Wally” Lifetime Achievement Award at the 3rd annual Holley NHRA Hot Rod Reunion’s public reception. Hosted at the Bowling Green Convention Center in Bowling Green, KY, the reception was part of the popular weekend event that included a cruise night, memorabilia auction, “Show and Shine” and NHRA vintage drag racing. The award, named for National Hot Rod Association founder Wally Parks, acknowledged Coker’s unrelenting commitment and dedication to the preservation and expansion of the sport along with his work to ensure that events like the Hot Rod Reunion continue. “Today, I’m honored to be a ‘car guy’,” said Coker. “SEMA was founded with wonderful companies like Holley, Edelbrock and Crain, who have worked closely with us to help ensure that we can continue to enjoy our cars as we always have. I urge hot rodders everywhere to take action to support their hobby and their sport so that future generations can experience the thrills, sights, and sounds we’ve come to love. In the face of legislation that seeks to regulate or curtail our sport, we cannot take anything for granted. We need to be vigilant and protect our rights.” AdvertisementCoker’s impassioned plea received a rousing round of applause. Afterwards he urged attendees to visit the SEMA Action Network booth to keep abreast of developments that could possibly adversely affect their sport. The Holley National Hot Rod Reunion, presented by DuPont Automotive Finishes, is produced by the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, which houses the very roots of hot rodding. Scores of famous vehicles spanning American motorsports history are on display, including winning cars that represent more than half a century of drag racing, dry lakes and salt flats racers, oval track challengers and exhibits describing their colorful backgrounds. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

Bridgestone Firestone North America Promotes Two Executives

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.  NASHVILLE, TN — Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC (BFNT) has announced two promotions within the commercial truck & bus group. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Kurt Danielson, currently director, commercial marketing, has accepted a new assignment as executive director, commercial marketing for the U.S. and Canadian markets. Danielson is responsible for the marketing of all truck and bus tire brands, which includes the Bridgestone, Firestone and Dayton lines in both the U.S. and Canada. He is also responsible for product planning, supply/inventory planning and Oncor retreading. Art Campagnoni, currently director, commercial sales, has been promoted to executive director, commercial sales. Campagnoni is responsible for the sales of all truck and bus tire brands, including Bridgestone, Firestone and Dayton, in both the U.S. and Canada. In addition to replacement tire sales through BFNT’s dealer network, Campagnoni’s responsibilities include the sales direction of our original equipment, truckstops and national fleet sales groups. _______________________________________ 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 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

OBITUARY: AAIA Member Don Gillen Passes Away

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 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.  From AAIA AutoFacts AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Don Gillen, national sales director, CarGo/Blue Magic Inc., Conroe, TX, died Wednesday, May 24. Gillen gave service to his profession by serving on the APAA and AAIA Board of Directors; the AAIA Nominating Committee; the APAA Government Affairs Committee, and chaired it for two years; and also served on the AAIA Government Affairs and Show Committees. He also enjoyed working with Catholic Youth as a regional advisor. Gillen is survived by his wife, Lynda; son, Phillip Lee Gillen; daughter and son-in-law, Ann Marie and Mike Frisch; brother, David; and grandchildren, Patrick Donald Gillen, Lyndon, Brooke, Sophie, Charlie and Kaytie Frisch. A memorial has been established with Resurrection Catholic School, 4900 N. Woodlawn, Wichita, KS 67220. Tributes may be sent to the family at www.downingandlahey.com , Downing & Lahey East Chapel. _______________________________________ 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 MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

Hideo Ishii Named Asahi Tec President

first_imgSHIZUOKA, Japan — Hideo Ishii has been named president and co-CEO of Asahi Tec Corp., parent company of Michigan parts maker Metaldyne. He will also become director and representative executive officer. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Beginning June 28, Ishii will be responsible for the Metal Forming Group and Diversified Business Group. These businesses represent the operations of Asahi Tec prior to the acquisition of Metaldyne announced in January of this year. He will also become co-CEO with Timothy Leuliette, who also serves as co-chairman of the company with Shoichiro Irimajiri. Irimajiri had been serving as president, co-CEO and representative executive officer. He will resign those posts to focus on the role of director and co-chairman of the company. Ishii was most recently president and representative director of Honeywell Japan. He has also served as president and representative director of Honeywell International Japan and held other high level positions at that company. He has also held executive positions at Nissan including vice president, corporate strategy, Nissan Europe and vice president, operations at Nissan Motor Manufacturing Spain. Ishii has also served as managing director and member of the board of Vantec Corp. Ishii is a graduate of the Aero Engineering Department of the University of Tokyo. For more information, visit: http://www.asahitec.co.jp and http://www.metaldyne.com. Advertisementlast_img read more

Babcox Promotes Two Top Executives to Vice President Positions

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 Jeff Stankard has been with Babcox since June 1999 and is now responsible for Brake & Front End, ImportCar, Underhood Service, TechShop, Tomorrow’s Technician and Servicio Automotriz magazines as well as the autocarepro:news e-newsletter. Prior to joining Babcox, Stankard spent 15 years with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Stankard received his Bachelor of Science degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and his Master of Business Administration degree from The University of Akron. Both Cira and Stankard will continue in their current roles in addition to serving as vice presidents of Babcox.,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. 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. center_img 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.  AKRON, OHIO – Babcox, a business-to-business media company serving the automotive aftermarket and truck fleet markets, is pleased to announce that Chief Financial Officer Greg Cira and Group Publisher Jeff Stankard have been promoted to vice president positions within the company. Bill Babcox remains chairman, president and CEO. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Greg Cira has served as CFO of Babcox since 1992 and is responsible for all corporate operational needs including financial reporting, human resource issues and legal matters. Prior to joining Babcox, he spent eight years with Ernst & Young. Cira has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in accounting from Bowling Green State University and is also a CPA. last_img read more

Navistar Names Troy Clarke President of Asia-Pacific Operations

first_imgSHANGHAI — At a media event during the 14th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition (Auto Shanghai 2011), Navistar named Troy Clarke to head the company’s Asia Pacific Operations. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “We are proud to have Troy on our team and leading our efforts in China,” said Daniel Ustian, Navistar chairman, president and CEO. “Troy brings valuable industry leadership to this important new role, and his experience heading GM’s Asia business will be a great fit as we look to grow in China and throughout the Asia Pacific region.” Clarke joined Navistar in January 2010 as senior vice president, strategic initiatives, following a 35-year career at General Motors. The 56 year-old Clarke joined GM’s Pontiac division in 1973 and held numerous roles of increasing responsibility, including president and managing director of GM’s Mexico operation, vice president of manufacturing and labor relations, and president of GM Asia Pacific. Clarke holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from General Motors Institute, as well as an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan. Last September, Navistar signed joint venture agreements with Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co. Ltd. (JAC) to develop, build and market advanced diesel commercial engines and advanced commercial vehicles in China. “I’m proud and humbled to be leading our efforts in Asia as our joint ventures with JAC represent a significant step in Navistar’s global growth,” said Clarke. “Navistar recognizes the importance of the Chinese market. The similarities between our two nations and infrastructure growth patterns combined with our heritage of innovation best position us to help lower logistics costs and further China’s economic development goals. This venture with a strong partner such as JAC enables us to understand the market quickly as we grow our business in the Asia Pacific region.” Advertisement Formation of the joint ventures is subject to finalization of certain procedural steps and the finalization of certain ancillary commercial agreements among the parties.last_img read more

Scenes From LAAC ScienceFest Chalk Walk

first_imgLos Alamos Arts Council Board Vice President Steve Bublitz and Executive Director Chris Monteith man the booth for this year’s Chalk Walk event along with some high school helpers. The Chalk Walk today in front of Fuller Lodge, was a part of ScienceFest. Participants turn squares of the sidewalk into artwork and judges evaluate the entries and award prizes. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.comScene from Chalk Walk. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.comLogan Lollen and his sisters Libby, center, and Lily get to work on their chalk artwork. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.comAn entry in the Chalk Walk. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.comAn entry in the Chalk Walk. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.comTessa Tange works on her street artwork. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.comScene from Chalk Walk. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.comLilja Swason creates her masterpiece. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.comLaura Gayarre works on her sidewalk art. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.comAmanda Waldschmidt and her daughter Hannah participate in the Chalk Walk. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.comLogan Lollen and his sister Libby show off their finished work. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.comLos Alamos Arts Council Board Vice President Steve Bublitz works on his Eureka! artwork. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.comlast_img read more