Automotive Icon Jerry Riccioni Passes Away At 63

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.  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. Gerald “Jerry” Riccioni, 63, passed away last week, leaving a legacy of enthusiasm for the automotive aftermarket. Riccioni led the Old World Industries (OWI) national sales team for the past 30 years. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement“He was an iconic automotive aftermarket executive whose loss will be felt by the entire industry and will be missed by all,” said Tom Hurvis, founder of Old World Industries, makers of PEAK automotive products.“Jerry was one of the highest energy and most creative people I have worked with in the aftermarket. Jerry didn’t know the word ‘no’; he always found a way to make it work. A true partner in the business and a good friend,” said Ken Klein, vice president of merchandising customer satisfaction at AutoZone.His vision for the retail customer and DIY consumer ignited sales of OWI’s flagship brand, Peak. He is credited with helping launch Peak Wiper Blades, Electronics, Motor Oil and gaining distribution for BlueDEF (diesel exhaust fluid), while also managing acquisitions, including most recently EiKO automotive lighting.Advertisement“Jerry was more than just a supplier to myself and O’Reilly Auto Parts. He was a good friend who truly cared about you as a person and your company. He would always find a way to make everything work out when we had any issues so that our company and Old World continued to grow. He was well-respected in the industry and will be missed not only at Old World, but in the industry as a whole. I will truly miss working with him as I have in the past,” said Tom Seboldt, vice president of merchandise at O’Reilly Auto Parts.Riccioni is survived by his wife Kim Jones, and two stepsons, Michael and Christopher Jones. OWI is planning to honor Riccioni and will be making an announcement in early 2017.,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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All-Ireland 3 Year Old Sport Horse Futurity Class at Ballina Agricultural Show 2015

first_img Tags: 8 July 2015, 19:45 The start list for the All-Ireland 3 Year Old Sport Horse Futurity Class at Ballina Agricultural Show 2015 is now available. CLICK HERE FOR START LIST.This class was one of the successful projects to receive funding from the Innovation Fund in 2015. Class details can be found below.INNOVATION FUNDEarlier this year the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, announced an additional allocation of funds of €600,000 for Horse Sport Ireland for promotion and marketing activities. A portion of this funding was made available as prize money for new innovative classes/competitions at new or existing shows/events.Following public advertisements, applications for 68 projects were received, seeking prize money allocations of in excess of €730,000. Following an adjudication process, 11 projects were chosen for funding.CLASS DETAILS All-Ireland 3YO Sport Horse Futurity – Class Details All-Ireland 3 Year Old Sport Horse Futurity Class at Ballina Agricultural Show 2015 Home  »  Breeding News  »  All-Ireland 3 Year Old Sport Horse Futurity Class at Ballina Agricultural Show 2015 last_img read more

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