The Marx Group Hires Donna Wagner

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.  SAN RAFAEL, CA — Donna Wagner has joined The Marx Group as account strategist and supervisor. She will focus on helping clients with strategic marketing and business design consultation and marketing communications programs for new customers in the automotive aftermarket and OE segments and related fields. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Wagner has more than 16 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket. During 12 years at the Car Care Council, she worked in various roles of increasing responsibility, concluding with her tenure as president of the Council when it became part of the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA). For the past four years, she was an account executive with Gelia Wells & Mohr, serving business-to-business clients in the off-highway and industrial segments with marketing strategy and communications solutions. Wagner earned her AAP (Automotive Aftermarket Professional) designation in 2000, and holds an MBA from Bowling Green State University and a BS in Computer Science from Mount Union College. She is active with AAIA as a member of the Marketing and Member Relations Committee. Wagner resides in the Toledo, OH, area and will focus on developing clients east of the Rockies.,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 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.last_img read more

US swimmer Ryan Lochte apologizes for Rio incident

first_imgUS swimmer Ryan Lochte apologizes for Rio incident SHARE Published: August 19, 2016 10:46 AM EDT Updated: August 19, 2016 11:32 AM EDT U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte issued an apology Friday morning about an incident that occurred early Sunday at the Rio Olympics. Lochte initially said he and three teammates had been robbed at gunpoint, but Rio police discounted that on Thursday and instead said the swimmers vandalized a gas station bathroom and then paid some guards before leaving. Following is the full text of Lochte’s statement, posted to his Instagram account.___I want to apologize for my behavior last weekend – for not being more careful and candid in how I described the events of that early morning and for my role in taking the focus away from the many athletes fulfilling their dreams of participating in the Olympics. I waited to share these thoughts until it was confirmed that the legal situation was addressed and it was clear that my teammates would be arriving home safely.It’s traumatic to be out late with your friends in a foreign country – with a language barrier – and have a stranger point a gun at you and demand money to let you leave, but regardless of the behavior of anyone else that night, I should have been much more responsible in how I handled myself and for that am sorry to my teammates, my fans, my fellow competitors, my sponsors, and the hosts of this great event. I am very proud to represent my country in Olympic competition and this was a situation that could and should have been avoided. I accept responsibility for my role in this happening and have learned some valuable lessons.I am grateful for my USA Swimming teammates and the USOC, and appreciate all of the efforts of the IOC, the Rio ’16 Host Committee, and the people of Brazil who welcomed us to Rio and worked so hard to make sure that these Olympic Games provided a lifetime of great new memories. There has already been too much said and too many valuable resources dedicated to what happened last weekend, so I hope we spend our time celebrating the great stories and performances of these Games and look ahead to celebrating future successes. Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know.last_img read more

Clay Ogden’s dominance of Oakridge Country Club continues

first_imgFARMINGTON — Clay Ogden isn’t a member of Oakridge Country Club, but he lives about 30 seconds from the club, just down Shepard Lane.Even though he doesn’t play the course regularly, he must get good vibes from it, living so close. Ogden has played the Utah Open well ever since it came to Oakridge in 2007, winning it that year, finishing fifth in 2008 and fourth in 2009.Ogden is off to another good start at this year’s Siegfried & Jensen Utah Open as he fired an 8-under-par 64, which is good enough for a share of the first-round lead with Arizona pro Chris Satterlee.Ogden and Satterlee set the pace in the morning wave when most of the good scores were produced. Of the top 16 scores of 68 or better, all but two came in the morning when conditions were ideal. Actually there was no wind in the afternoon either, but perhaps the unseasonably hot temperatures near 100, kept golfers from going low.California’s Doug Garwood, who finished second here in 2009 is one of four golfers at 66 along with St. George’s Nick Killpack, Ohio’s Nick Latimer and Salt Lake amateur Mike Branca.Among the players at 67 are defending champion Nick Mason, James Drew, Luke Swilor, Christopher Shoop, Zenon Brown and Stu Gold, who just turned professional this week.Ogden didn’t have a bogey all day and said his round was nothing special as he didn’t make any long putts or chips.”I hit a lot of good iron shots, and I putted well,” said the 26-year-old former BYU golfer.Ogden, who made a splash on the national scene in 2005 when he won the U.S. Amateur Public Links and earned a spot in the Masters, has been playing well this summer, playing in state opens and on the National Pro Golf Tour where he has a couple of third-place finishes.He said his driving was off a bit Friday, but all four times he hit into the trees he was able to escape with a par.The diminutive Satterlee, who stands 5-foot-3, has played in several state opens and last month lost in a playoff at the Sedona Open in Arizona.”I started off hitting the ball well and it continued all day,” said Satterlee, who hit all but one green in regulation.Satterlee was atop the leaderboard most of the morning and got it to 6-under through 12 holes. However he made his only bogey of the day at No. 15 before finishing with an eagle at 16 and a birdie at 17.Gold, who was runnerup at the 2010 Utah State Amateur, recently decided to turn pro and is playing in his first tournament as a professional. On his first swing, he knocked his drive across the road out of bounds. But after making a double bogey, he settled down and played 7-under par the rest of the way.The only two golfers to break 68 in the afternoon were Brown of Arvada, Colo., who shot 67 and South Jordan’s Ryan Ellis, who came in at 68. Those two will get to play in the morning Saturday, while the Friday morning players will play in the afternoon.The low 60 players plus ties will make the cut for Sunday’s final round. With 72 players with scores of 72 or better Friday, the cut is expected to be around even sor@desnews.comUtah Open leaderboardClay Ogden 64Chris Satterlee 64Doug Garwood 66Nick Killpack 66Nick Latimer 66a-Mike Branca 66Nick Mason 67Luke Swilor 67Stu Gold 67James Drew 67Christopher Shoop 67Zenon Brown 67last_img read more