In 2015, when Lingen was a sophomore, he was the most productive tight end on the Gophers’ depth chart. He had 33 catches for 428 yards and three touchdowns. He started 10 games and played in 12 — he missed one game with an injury.The Gophers tight end wasn’t always one of his teams’ leading receivers.Lingen, a 6-foot-5, 254 pound Wayzata native, said he didn’t catch many passes in high school.“I probably caught 10-15 passes my entire career there,” Lingen said. “It just makes it really special whenever you get to catch the ball, but it really made you appreciate what the [offensive line] does.”Lingen shares snaps with one of the biggest tight ends in college football, Nate Wozniak. You can pick him out of the Gophers team photo easily, as he stands 6-foot-10 and 280 pounds. “I’ve been here with [Wozniak] for four years now, he’s a good buddy of mine,” Lingen said. “I’m just trying to keep pace with him, really, he’s a monster.”The two senior tight ends are two of the most experienced athletes on the team. Offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca said the tight ends’ production last week was just a matter of them getting open.“They’ve been involved all year,” Ciarrocca said. “The quarterback’s going through his progressions, and the guy that’s open is open … I didn’t know going into the game that they were going to have a big game.”Lingen plans to graduate this year with a degree in supply chain and operations management. He wants to start his own business in the twin cities. He doesn’t know what type of business yet.“Not sure yet, don’t really have that idea yet,” Lingen said. “Always just kind of thinking, just trying to have that mindset of what could be better, what problems are there that I could try to provide solutions for.” Lingen stays healthy and becomes receiving threatLingen had 31 yards and a touchdown in Saturday’s loss to Maryland.Chris Dang, Daily File PhotoTight end Brandon Lingen is tackled on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 at TCF Bank Stadium. Jack WarrickOctober 5, 2017Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintLast year, tight end Brandon Lingen couldn’t catch a break when it came to injuries.He played just three games junior year due to a torn shoulder, a broken collarbone and a broken foot throughout his collegiate career.This season, he’s in his longest healthy stretch since his breakout 2015 season. He has three touchdowns and the third-most receiving yards on the team.“Last year, definitely being a coming back, being out again … coming back, being out again [year],” Lingen said. “It just definitely makes you appreciate every moment you have, whether it’s out on the practice field, or on a Saturday.”He scored his first touchdown of the season Saturday: a quick seven-yard pass up the middle that tied the game at 17. He hadn’t scored since Nov. 14, 2015 before that.Lingen had 31 yards and a touchdown on two catches in the Maryland game — he had more receiving yards in one game than all of last year’s injury-riddled season.“I thought Lingen had his best game,” said head coach P.J. Fleck. “I haven’t been here [enough] to talk about his career … but I thought he played like he should be playing.”In the 2016 season, Lingen didn’t play the first game due to a torn labrum in his shoulder. He came back for the second week game against Indiana State and broke his collarbone. Then he came back to play Maryland four weeks later and he broke his foot — he sat out the final seven games of the season.He had 28 yards and no touchdowns last year.“The hardest part, I think, is sitting in the locker room before games,” Lingen said. “I mean you so badly want to be out there but you kind of have to take that step back, and you just have to be in a different role.”Lingen said the new coaching staff does things a little differently when it comes to preventing injuries.“There’s a huge emphasis this year on [staying healthy],” Lingen said. “Whether it’s in the morning with team coffee stretches to after workouts getting a roll or hip extension stretch, there’s a lot of different things we do day in and day out to help keep us on the field.”
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 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. AUBURN HILLS, MI — Continental Automotive Systems has appointed David Mestdagh director of its North American aftermarket business. In this position, Mestdagh will be responsible for the overall business strategy, product quality and performance; as well as development of effective sales and marketing activities in North America for the ATE brand of products. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Prior to joining Continental, Mestdagh served as national accounts sales manager for Visteon’s aftermarket group, where he led a sales team responsible for a range of program support, retail, co-manufacturing, export and traditional distribution channels. Before that, he held various sales, marketing, finance and logistics positions at Federal-Mogul, including national retail sales manager, program group manager and sales and marketing development manager. Mestdagh is a member of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) Leadership Development Network, and has received his Automotive Aftermarket Professional designation from the University of the Aftermarket. For additional information about Continental, go to: www.conti-online.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.
Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited completed the final foundation milestone and a progress milestone for the onshore plant component of the Perth Wave Energy Project with the receipt of $ 739,862 from the Western Australian State Government and $ 1,165,921 in payment claims submitted to the Australian Government. Carnegie received $739,862 for completion of two milestones from the Western Australian State Government under its LEED Grant. The milestone payments were awarded for Carnegie’s progress on the onshore plant and the completion of the foundations for the Perth Project.Carnegie has submitted milestone payment claims worth $1,165,921 for the completion of these milestones to the Australian Government under its grant from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) Emerging Renewables Program.Carnegie Wave Energy is an Australian wave energy technology developer. Carnegie is the 100% owner and developer of the CETO Wave Energy Technology intellectual property.Press Release, March 31, 2014