Los Alamos Firefighters Treated To Appreciation Dinner

first_imgLos Alamos Fire Department Battalion Chief Ben Stone, left, of the B-Shift looks over the dinners he provided to firefighters Saturday at each of the fire stations throughout Los Alamos and White Rock. The dinners were prepared by Sanchez Cocina and Catering in Albuquerque. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com Firefighters gladly collect the dinners provided to them by Battalion Chief Ben Stone, right, Saturday and head to the dining room to eat at Station 6. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com Los Alamos Fire Department Battalion Chief Ben Stone, right, of the B-Shift begins to distribute dinners Saturday that he provided to firefighters at each of the fire stations throughout Los Alamos and White Rock in appreciation for their efforts and dedication on the job during the public health crisis. The dinners were prepared by Sanchez Cocina and Catering in Albuquerque. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comThe firefighters at Station 6 on East Road pose for a photo with Battalion Chief Ben Stone, right, and at center, Destinee Sanchez and Victor Carrete of Sanchez Cocina and Catering. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comlast_img read more

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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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SAL loads super-heavy module

first_imgThe super-heavy unit measured 42 m x 37 m x 36 m and has an overall volume of 54,353 cu m. SAL Heavy Lift accepted the project at short notice, only having two weeks to make all the necessary arrangements. Svenja’s on board equipment had to be modified to complete the job. The traverse had to be rigged and fastened at a certain angle; various grommets needed to be ordered and certified. Svenja used its two on board 1,000-tonne lifting capacity cranes in tandem to lift the module from a barge into the hold. Svenja is now making for Geoje in South Korea, transporting the module with open hatches and an overhang of 20 m.  www.sal-heavylift.comlast_img read more

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Colchester next up for Under-23s

first_imgThe Professional Development League encounter will be played at Colchester’s Weston Homes Community Stadium.Luke Williams’ side are currently in the midst of a fixture pile-up, playing league games against Ipswich Town last Friday (1-0 loss) and Birmingham City on Monday (2-2 draw).They face a further two games next week, on Monday away at Hull City, before a trip to Swansea City on Thursday in the Premier League Cup knockout stages.Meanwhile, City have been handed a home tie against Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League Cup quarter-finals, if they can overcome Swansea.last_img read more

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Unhappy shareholders demand progress by GM

first_img“The board has not demanded the necessary changes now,” he said, pointing out that GM has lost 10 percentage points of market share in the past 10 years. Wagoner told shareholders the company’s North American turnaround strategy is working faster than expected with cost cuts and new products to grow revenue. He said the company has made progress with the United Auto Workers in becoming more competitive, but more needs to be done in upcoming national contract talks this summer. GM, he said, needs to “further reduce our still unsustainable health care bill, which was a staggering $4.8 billion in 2006.” Since 2005, GM has cut $8 billion in annual costs, shed more than 34,000 hourly workers and rolled out more than 20 new models since November 2005 to try to regain sales lost to Asian competitors. Although it earned $62 million overall in the first quarter, the company lost an adjusted $85 million on its North American operations. Last year, it lost $2 billion, an improvement over a loss of $10.4 billion in 2005. WILMINGTON, Del. – Their proposals all were voted down, but that didn’t stop dissident General Motors Corp. shareholders from grilling Chairman Rick Wagoner over the automaker’s declining market share and plans for the future at the annual meeting Tuesday. Although Wagoner opened the 2 1/2-hour meeting with a speech touting progress the company has made in its turnaround plan and on advanced technology, several shareholders expressed dismay at the pace, saying GM is in crisis and the board has not moved quickly enough to demand change. “In my opinion, this company has turned around so many times, we’re going in circles. And that circle is leading us right down the drain,” said shareholder James M. Dollinger of Flint, Mich. Shareholder John Lauve of Holly. Mich., said time is running out for GM’s comeback. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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