Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. Promotes Roy Bromfield To President And CEO

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 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. The board of directors of Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. (TTC) has announced the promotion of Roy Bromfield to president and CEO of Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. In this role, he is responsible for all product categories of Toyo-branded business in the U.S. replacement market.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement“We are proud to appoint Mr. Bromfield as our first American president and CEO of Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.,” said Takashi Shimizu, president of Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. “Under Roy’s leadership, Toyo sales in the U.S. have grown dramatically, and TTC has become one of our most important global businesses. We have confidence in the team that Mr. Bromfield has built and the strategy that it is executing for continued growth.”Bromfield joined Toyo in December 2012, and has been president and chief operating officer of TTC since January 2016. Prior to TTC, Bromfield was CEO of Q Tires Inc. and held various sales and marketing positions at Michelin, including vice president of North American marketing and sales, and president and CEO of Tire Centers LLC.Bromfield is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor of Science degree, and has a master’s degree in business administration from Emory University in Atlanta.Bromfield will report to the TTC board of directors. Mizutani will retain his role as chairman of the board.,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

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Gastech: Unprecedented Opportunities in LNG Shipping

first_img[mappress]Source: Gastech, March 25, 2014 Delegates to Gastech 2014 were told that there were enormous growth opportunities with the development of new technology and improved safety measures. “Today’s growth is completely unprecedented,” said Andrew Clifton, General Manager for the Society for International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators. “We have more ships and terminals than ever before, and we currently have 400 vessels with over 100 more on order,” he said. “Within 3 to 4 years, we’ll have a fleet of over 500 LNG vessels in service. It’s certainly worth mentioning that, as recently as 1997, there were only 100 vessels in service.”Tamunoiyala Koko, Team Leader – Halifax for Lloyd’s Register, presented his risk assessment for LNGC ships transiting through the Panama Canal after the Panama Canal expansion project, which will accommodate most of the world’s LNG fleet and larger ships, and is expected to be completed in July 2015. “The HAZID project takes into account all credible scenarios and accidental evidence such as human error, mechanical failures, communications errors, extreme weather, and other possibilities,” Koko said. These incidents can result in possible LNGC ship grounding, and collision with other passing ships, including large vessels. The study was carried out from February 28 to March 2, 2012, looking at up to 170,000 cubic meter capacity ships with an estimated 100 LNG vessel transiting through the Panama Canal each year once the expansion is completed. “All of the scenarios considered had at most a medium risk,” he said. This risk is acceptable if sufficient controls are in place, according to the study. For 7 out of 11 medium risk hazards, no additional controls were necessary.KH Joh, Principal Engineer at Samsung Heavy Industries, introduced his company’s new membrane-type cargo containment system for LNG tankers, which has received approval in principle and general design approval from classification societies. The new design includes a reinforced corrugated primary membrane and more robust secondary membranes made of stainless steel for improved containment system integrity. The structural capacity for the sloshing load is enhanced, reducing the cargo filling limit. The new system will “increase the transportation efficiency” and “improve operational flexibility” for LNG carriers and offshore floating vessels, Joh said.Choi DongKyu, Deputy Director and Head of the Energy System R&D Team at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, discussed MEGI propulsion for LNG carriers, calling it an attractive way for achieving high fuel efficiency. “The system minimizes the conversion loss since the MEGI engine directly drives the propeller without any energy conversion. Despite its higher fuel efficiency, the system does have a disadvantage, requiring high pressure for fuel gas,” he said. Some amount of BOG must be left in the tank because of the low fuel consumption of MEGI consumption.Delegates who opened the Gastech 2014 technical stream conference on Tuesday morning paid their respects to Robert J. Lakey, Gastech’s longest-serving chairman, who passed away this year.last_img read more

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CaroTrans Restarts Rotterdam – Los Angeles Weekly Service

first_imgCaroTrans, a global non-vessel operating common carrier and ocean freight consolidator, has resumed its direct, 26-day, all-water Rotterdam to Los Angeles import service. CaroTrans says that over the last few months the lingering US West Coast port congestion has eased, which enabled the resumption of this weekly import service.The resumed service complements CaroTrans network of direct import services from Rotterdam including service to: Chicago, Charleston, Miami, New York and Houston.CaroTrans partners with Cleve & Zonen in the Netherlands and Belgium for these services.“The resumption of this service represents stable conditions at US West Coast Ports which allows for the reinstatement of the Los Angeles gateway. Shippers require direct, reliable service options to ensure supply chain integrity and effective management of associated transportation costs,” said Greg Howard, CEO of CaroTrans.Image: Port of Los Angeles/Facebooklast_img read more

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‘Warm Hearts Open House’ shares foster parenting info

first_imgLearn what foster parenting is all about at Warm Hearts Open House, an Oakland Family Services event held from 5–7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, at the agency’s Pontiac office, 114 Orchard Lake Road.Staff and current foster parents will answer questions about becoming a foster parent, adoptive parent, or volunteer with the agency.“There are thousands of foster children in Michigan in need of loving temporary homes, where they can feel safe, comfortable, and secure,” said Luna Phetmisy, director of Family Preservation at Oakland Family Services. “Across the United States, more than 1,000 children enter the foster care system every day. These are children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect.”Oakland Family Services is looking for people who are willing to open up their hearts and homes to welcome children in crisis and make a difference in their lives. The agency also is seeking volunteers to help with transporting children from the foster home to the agency for parenting visits and providing childcare for training and other events.Anyone interested in the event should RSVP to Teresa Spong, 248-858-7766, ext. 1236 or tspong@ofsfamily.org. Light refreshments will be served. Reported by Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Sara Bareilles & John Legend ready to bring “Jesus Christ Superstar Live” to TV Sunday night

first_img Related Virginia Sherwood/NBC(NEW YORK) — Sunday night, pop star Sara Bareilles and R&B star John Legend star as Mary and Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, NBC’s live production of the classic Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Tim Rice musical.  Performing a legendary musical live on TV might seem daunting, but for musicians like Sara and John, it’s no big deal.“I’m used to the idea of playing in front of an audience and that being it,” John explains. “You don’t get to go back and do another take, you don’t get to rehearse it more…so I’m excited for the challenge of doing this show live.”“It’s electric and thrilling,” adds Sara, who in addition to performing live concerts has also starred in the Broadway musical Waitress, which she co-wrote.  She jumped at the chance to do this one.“It was a no-brainer. I said yes within 30 seconds of being asked the question,” Sara raves. “I love this project, I love this score, I love this moment in time to be doing this show on this day. I’m just thrilled.”Jesus Christ Superstar follows Jesus in the last week of his life; Sara explains, “It’s the betrayal, it’s the crucifixion, it’s his relationship with Mary Magdalene. It’s a roller-coaster of emotion.”It’s that emotion, John says, that makes the show so impactful.“We’ve seen Jesus as a deity for so long,” he says. “And I think what’s special about this show is that it talks about the human emotions that Jesus quite likely felt…the sense of betrayal, the sense of, ‘Why was I chosen for this?’”As John notes, “The power of this show is that it imbues this deity with emotions that we can all relate to.”Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert airs Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

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