OBITUARY: Former NACAT Executive Manager Al Goodyear Passes

first_imgLEESBURG, Va. – The North American Council of Automotive Teachers (NACAT) is saddened to report that former Executive Manager Al Goodyear, (Alfred W. Goodyear III) passed away July 23 in San Diego, due to complications following a hip fracture. He was 83 years old. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Born in Birmingham, Ala., he graduated from the Georgia Military Academy and then enrolled at Penn State University, where he graduated in 1949 with a B.A. degree in liberal arts. Al served in the U.S. Army and fought in Korea, where he was awarded the Purple Heart as a sergeant in the Third Division Reconnaissance Company (1951-1952). He began his publishing career as a field representative for Prentice-Hall, and later served as president of Goodyear Publishing Co. (a subsidiary of Prentice-Hall). After the Goodyear firm was sold, Al served as vice president of Sage Publications, vice president of education for Mitchell International and associate publisher for Bristlecome Books. Al served as NACAT Executive Manager from 1992 to 2005 and was awarded the NACAT MVP award in 2003. An avid tennis player and golfer throughout most of his life, Al also became an active musician after retirement, playing, managing and singing in musical groups that included the Stardust Harmonaires, Big John’s Big Sound, and the Bernardo Heights Quartet. He played clarinet as well as alto and tenor saxophone. He is survived by his wife, Ann, son Scott; daughters, Sandra Falato and Donna Pekar; and five grandchildren. “Lynda and I were very saddened to hear of Al Goodyear’s passing,” said NACAT Executive Manager Dan Perrin. “I was serving on the NACAT Board when we hired Al and he was by far the superior candidate. He was exactly what we needed; someone who was a competent, no-nonsense, manager who knew his job and was not timid about telling you if you did not do yours. Al was able to increase membership from the 500 range to over 800 in a short period of time. From there, he was instrumental in several initiatives that brought recognition to NACAT and resources for the members. He served us well for 13 years and now I am using the things I learned from him to continue his work at NACAT. His service to NACAT will continue to support us even though he is no longer with us.” Advertisement You can read a more detailed remembrance of Al Goodyear written by his good friend Jack Erjavec at www.algoodyear.nacat.org.last_img read more

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ERI Group Founder Rick Miller Has Retired

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 Engine Rebuilders Inc. (E.R.I. Group) has announced the retirement of longtime President and Founder Rick Miller.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementMiller has been president of E.R.I. for 35 years and will be named president emeritus. He will remain as a consultant and chairman of the board of directors for an extended period. A successor will be named at a later date.In announcing Miller’s retirement, E.R.I. Group stated, “We thank Rick for his dedication and service to the Engine Rebuilding industry and the success of the members of The E.R.I. Group.”,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.last_img read more

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Emerson releases brochure

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Growing pains

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

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In the detail

first_imgGet your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe now for unlimited access Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

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Leliebloem clears up confusion

first_imgCarla Stewart, Leliebloem House, CrawfordThank you so much for the article published on Wednesday March 6 for the Tinz 4 Friendz Campaign.Our management is rather concerned by the dramatic headline, “Children’s home in dire need of food donations”.We have been receiving feedback from our support partners within the community, thinking that we are on the verge of closure. This is not the kind of message that we want circulating out there in regards to our children’s home. We have worked very hard to gain the support that we currently have with the public who are willing to assist us in various ways.We are grateful to the two groups, Keep it 100 and Restoring Hope, that are raising the much-needed awareness in the community and who have initiated this campaign in support of our cause.Leliebloem House are not selling tickets. This event is being run strictly by Keep it 100 Events, event coordinator, Megan Chandler, can assist with the sales of tickets. Call her on 079 426 2651. The Athlone News regrets any misunderstanding that the headline might have caused.last_img read more

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Lawyers’ mental health charity reports growing call numbers in 2017

first_imgElizabeth RimmerElizabeth Rimmer (pictured), chief executive of LawCare, said: ‘These figures show that more lawyers are willing to come forward and ask for help. We are working with our partners across the legal community to raise awareness about why mental health matters. Law can be a pressured industry to work in with long hours and a heavy workload which can lead to stress and mental health issues.’The charity offers one-on-one peer support and also works with employers to promote wellbeing at work. A charity helping lawyers with mental health problems has reported an 11% increase in call volumes in 2017.LawCare dealt with nearly 900 calls in total last year, from 616 callers> Half of the solicitors and barristers who sought help cited depression or workplace stress.Other issues included disciplinary concerns (8%), anxiety (7%), bereavement (7%) financial problems (4%) and bullying and harassment (4%). Issues which made up the remaining 33% included chronic illness, alcohol and drugs, career development problems and relationship issues.The majority of callers to the helpline were women (65%); 45% were trainees or had been qualified five years or fewer.last_img read more

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Stansted Airport trains under construction

first_imgUK: The first of 30 four-car Class 379 Electrostar electric multiple-units for National Express East Anglia will begin tests at Bombardier Transportation’s Derby plant in September, the manufacturer announced on July 21.The 160 km/h units have been ordered for use on services from London Liverpool Street to Stansted Airport and Cambridge, and will have larger than normal luggage racks for airport traffic as well as ‘enhanced’ CCTV and onboard wi-fi. The 25 kV 50 Hz EMUs were ordered in April 2009 when Lloyds TSB entered the train leasing market with a £173m contract which includes three years of maintenance. Bombardier has two production lines running, and expects to deliver the EMUs between March and June next year. They will be equipped for regenerative braking, and will use Bombardier’s Orbita predictive monitoring system to report faults back to the depot. Bombardier said its Derby plant has now produced more than 2 100 Electrostar cars for the UK and South Africa, and is developing the second generation under the name Aventra, which will be 21% lighter than Electrostar.last_img read more

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