OPW Fueling Containment Systems Names Greg Kennedy Director of Operations

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 SMITHFIELD, N.C. – OPW Fueling Containment Systems, a division of OPW Fueling Components, has named Greg Kennedy as director of operations. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement OPW Fueling Containment Systems, located in Smithfield, N.C., designs and manufactures secondarily contained fuel delivery systems. Recently, OPW Fueling Containment Systems announced the launch of the industry’s first totally integrated “Plug and Play” Underground Fueling System known as “The Loop System,” which provides new solutions that offer a higher level of environmental protection and a lower cost of fuel delivery system ownership. Kennedy has held various positions within OPW Fueling Components in Cincinnati over the past nine years, including business unit manager and manufacturing supervisor. A graduate of Northern Kentucky University with a bachelor of science technology degree, Kennedy has also earned the distinction of a Six Sigma Quality Greenbelt and has completed the requirements to become a Lean Trainer. Kennedy will report directly to OPW Fueling Containment Systems President, Mike McCann.,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. 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. last_img read more

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Professional and legal case news – 04.04.08

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SKYCORP launches Europe’s first H2 drone

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Petrobras confirms existence of 5 bln barrels of oil in Santos Basin

first_imgPetrobras has completed drilling the last exploratory well under the Rights Transfer agreement in the Santos Basin pre-salt.Well 4-BRSA1226-RJS (4-RJS-728), the third drilled in the Entorno de Iara block, has confirmed the discovery of good quality oil in the pre-salt reservoirs.Known as Entorno de Iara 3, the well is located at a water depth of 2,244 meters some 241 km off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state.The well confirmed the discovery of good quality oil (27º API) in carbonate reservoirs below the salt layer, starting at a depth of 5,548 meters down to a total depth of 5,875 meters.With the completion of this well, Petrobras has satisfied the exploratory drilling requirements stipulated in the Mandatory Exploratory Plan. Sixteen exploratory wells were drilled over the six areas under the Rights Transfer agreement, with a 100% success rate.Data obtained so far have confirmed the existence 5 billion barrels of oil equivalent (boe), in line with the volume contracted by Petrobras with the Brazilian Federal Government.Rights Transfer AgreementBy the end of last year, Petrobras had already declared commerciality for part of the volume contracted in the Franco area (now the Búzios field) of 3.058 billion boe and the Tupi Sul area (now the Sul de Lula field) of 128 million boe.The remaining volumes required to make up the total of 5 billion boe are located in Rights Transfer areas whose commerciality declarations are scheduled to be submitted to Brazil’s National Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency by the end of 2014.Submission of the declarations of commerciality initiates the formal process of reviewing the Rights Transfer agreement on a block-by-block basis, taking into account the technical and economic assumptions for each area. The review process is already under way on the Franco (Búzios field) and Sul de Tupi (Sul de Lula Field) blocks.[mappress]Press Release, May 09, 2014; Image: PETROBRAS AGENCYlast_img read more

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Siemens Looking for Apprentices with X-Factor for Green Port Hull

first_imgSiemens today advertised the first apprenticeships as part of its offshore wind power investment in Hull, making 14 Advanced Apprenticeships in Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture available.The apprenticeships programme will run for up to four years, leading to the apprentices gaining a NVQ Level 3 Extended Diploma in Composite Engineering and BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering.Candidates are invited to apply by March 20 and the apprenticeships will begin in September, when Siemens’ Hull blade factory moves into production.GCSEs or equivalent at Grade C or above in maths, English language and science are essential, with Level 2 ICT an advantage. Siemens has stressed the attitude and aptitude of candidates will be a key factor.Carolyn Woolway, Siemens’ Head of Human Resources for the Hull project, said: “Our vision is for our operations in Hull to be driven by amazing people at all levels and in all roles. That applies especially to these apprentices, as they are our future talent. “We’re expecting a very high level of interest in these positions and we’ll be looking for candidates with the x-factor – people who are enthusiastic about manufacturing and engineering, have a genuine commitment to the apprenticeships and can also demonstrate initiative, drive and the ability to think creatively.”The apprenticeships are the first of their kind for Siemens in Europe and the company says more apprentice opportunities will become available in a variety of roles after the facilities in Hull become fully operational.With partner Associated British Ports (ABP), Siemens is investing £310m in Hull to create a centre for offshore wind manufacturing, assembly and logistics. Siemens will employ around 1,000 people at the city’s Alexandra Dock, the majority within the blade factory. Hundreds of additional jobs are being created during the construction phase and in the supply chain.In addition to the apprentice positions, Siemens has also advertised more than 30 new jobs in Hull, including those for Production Operatives, Maintenance Team Leads, Planners and Purchasers.Details of the apprenticeship vacancies and other opportunities currently available with Siemens in Hull can be found at Siemens’ and Green Port Hull’s websites.last_img read more

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Germany aids Namibian logistics

first_imgThe project’s detailed operational plan with set focal areas will commence in 2017. GIZ technical advisor, Michael Engelskirchen, explains that Namibia’s roads are crucial to the tourism, mining and transport sector of the country and as such cater for a huge portion of its economic growth.”German Cooperation is actively supporting the country since its independence, we are happy to continue to be a part of the country’s development. While this task is ambitious, we are motivated by the impact this project will have,” he states. Through aligning their activities to agree on the division of tasks and support, the partnership has already taken its first step toward what will later become the full implementation of the Logistics Master Plan.According to Mr Engelskirchen, the development of marketing strategies to promote the country as the logistics hub for the region to attract customers and international investors is one of the pillars agreed upon with the Logistics Hub Project. Other pillars within the project involve capacity development and institutional support in setting up the implementation unit. WBCG’s logistics hub manager, Clive Smith echoes these sentiments. “The focus is on supporting the implementation of the Logistics Master Plan to the extent of an effective and resource efficient road and transportation sector. Partnering with GIZ to achieve the country’s transport goals stipulated in the National Development Plan (NDP4), not only leans toward the full implementation of the Logistics Hub Project, but also significantly contributes towards transforming the country into the logistics heart of the region”.The Walvis Bay Corridor Group is a public-private partnership established to promote the utilisation of the Walvis Bay Corridors, which is a network of transport corridors principally comprising the Port of Walvis Bay, the Trans-Kalahari Corridor, the Trans-Caprivi Corridor, the Trans-Cunene Corridor, and the Trans-Oranje Corridor.www.wbcg.com.nalast_img read more

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Chancellor lowers bar to emergency loans for small firms

first_imgThe government has made it easier for SMEs to secure Treasury-backed emergency loans, which is likely to boost the scheme’s appeal to thousands of law firms.Financial help under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) will be extended to all viable small businesses affected by Covid-19, not just those unable to secure normal commercial loans, chancellor Rishi Sunak announced today. This follows complaints that borrowers were being told by their banks to take on high-interest debt instead.Personal guarantees for loans under £250,000 were another high hurdle, though these have now been dropped by many banks. Today, however, Sunak announced that personal guarantees can now only be demanded for the 20% of the CBILS loan over £250k not supported by the government scheme.  The government will continue to cover the first 12 months of interest and fees. There have been over 130,000 enquiries from small businesses for CBILS loans of up to £5m, which are available to firms with turnover up to to £45m. But only 983 businesses have had funding approved so far. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi SunakSource: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/PA ImagesPA-51220898Mike Cherry, national chair, FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) commented: ’The most immediate issue threatening the survival of millions of small businesses and the self-employed is severely depleted cash flow. Time is of the essence and therefore we welcome government action in ensuring that any viable small business that has been negatively impacted by the Coronavirus can now directly access CBILS rather first being offered a bank’s own standard commercial lending product.’He added: ’Removing personal guarantees for all commercial loans below £250K is also very welcome. Taking on debt at the current time is a daunting prospect for many small businesses and the self-employed.’Meanwhile, Sunak announced a new loans package for midsized companies with turnover between £45m and £500m. They will be able to borrow up to £25m under the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme, largely guaranteed by the state. Another scheme, the Covid Corporate Financing Facility, allows loans to companies with turnover over £500m through the Bank of England buying their commercial paper. The Law Society has approached the Treasury to see if this could be adapted so large law firm LLPs could apply.last_img read more

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Kazaks move to market model

first_img’KAZAKSTAN RAILWAYS has overcome the crisis’ declared Transport Minister E Kaliyev on January 29. The minister, who is also Director-General of Kazakstan Temir Zhoby (KTZ), was reviewing the railway’s results during the first year following the merger of the ex-Soviet Alma-Ata, Tselinnaya and West Kazakhstan railways at the end of January 1997. Explaining the background to the government’s rail reform programme, Kaliyev emphasised that ’the railways are the most important mode in the Kazakstan transport system.’ However, inefficiencies inherited from the former regime had resulted in considerable losses; between mid-1994 and the end of 1996 ’the operational and financial situation had become critical.’Merging the three railways into a national railway with five operating regions has already started to pay off. During 1997 the decline in traffic volumes was reversed, and KTZ revenue rose 31% to US$1·1bn. Kaliyev emphasised that ’the railways of Kazakstan are now embarked on a market economy’, spelling out the next stages of the government’s Programme for Reorganising & Reviving the Railways. This entails:last_img read more

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Slovenian line reopens

first_imgSLOVENIA: The 49 km Grosuplje – Kočevje line reopened to freight traffic on April 12, services having ceased in 2009. Work to eliminate 51 level crossings and install barriers and lights at 30 others is scheduled for completion in 2020, when passenger services withdrawn in 1967-70 are to be reintroduced.The line is expected to attract significant commuter traffic, as 30% of the residents of Ribnica and 14% of those in Kočevje work in Ljubljana.The €99·7 m cost of rehabilitating the line was funded from the national budget. The work has increased the axleload from 16 tonnes to 22·5 tonnes, and raised the maximum speed, which had been as low as 20 km/h when services ceased. Signalling and telecoms have also been modernised. The work was undertaken in stages, with the 26·8 km from Grosuplje to Ortnek upgraded in 2008-11 at cost of €41·9m, and the next 9·2 km to Ribnica in 2012-3 at a cost of €18·3m. The 12·1 km to Kočevje was completed at a cost of €15·8m. Dobrepolje, Ortnek, Ribnica and Kočevje stations have been modernised, with new platforms built and car parking facilities provided.last_img read more

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