AVM Industries Appoints New Director of Product Management

first_imgMARION, SC — AVM Industries, manufacturer and distributor of the StrongArm and MightyLift brand gas charged lift support programs, has appointed Rod Morrison to the position of director of product management for the company’s aftermarket division. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Morrison is a 25 year veteran of the automotive aftermarket spending most of those years with ArvinMeritor/Maremont. In his new role at AVM, Morrison is charged with the oversight of the company’s current product lines and markets, and will be assisting in the identification, design and development of new product categories and new markets. For more information about AVM, go to: http://www.avmind.com.,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 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 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.  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

Senior judge says regional LIP support service closure ‘very worrying’

first_imgA regional manager of a charity that provides free support and guidance to litigants in person hopes to continue providing a local service after her branch closes next month due to funding pressures.Support Through Court, previously known as the Personal Support Unit, confirmed last year that it was closing some of its centres. The scheme will continue to operate from 18 courts in England and Wales.The Bournemouth branch closes next month. Since it opened in October 2016, the centre has helped clients over 6,000 times in cases involving, for instance, domestic abuse, child custody and divorce. Manager Amy Metters is now trying to raise funds to keep a service going beyond March. The service would not be provided under the Support Through Court banner.His Honour Judge Martin Dancey, the designated family judge for Dorset, said: ‘It is very worrying that Bournemouth is to lose this vital service. I very much hope that Amy Metters and her team of dedicated volunteers are able to find a way of continuing their excellent work in Bournemouth.’  His Honour Judge Martin DanceyMetters said sustainable funding was the long-term goal ‘but if we are able to raise funds for a year, this would give more time to establish long-term funding options. Without this, the future of the service looks bleak’.Support Through Court helped individuals on over 75,000 occasions between April 2018 and March 2019. The charity supports people facing family, immigration, housing, employment and bankruptcy court hearings. Government funding makes up 40% of the charity’s annual £1.4m budget. Cost per contact is just under £20. Annual contacts have risen by 10,000 on average in each of the past four years.Eileen Pereira, chief executive, said: ‘Last year we faced some stark choices as a charity in order to financially safeguard our future – and sadly the decision was taken to close the doors of our Bournemouth branch. This means there will be no free court support in the area, with the closest Support Through Court offices being in Bristol, Exeter or London, despite the commitment of many talented local volunteers.’Pereira told the Gazette that the Preston branch closed last December and Southampton will close by the end of March. West London was supposed to close. However, Pereira said: ‘We have had amazing support from the volunteers, justices and HMCTS re West London Family Court. The manager took voluntary redundancy and left at Christmas. Our volunteers have stepped up to the plate and since January have been running a satellite service three days per week in the court with management oversight being led by our manager at the Central Family Court.’This has been a very positive outcome for our clients in the court and we are very grateful for the support of all those involved.’last_img read more

Ravens report card versus Broncos: The Offense

first_imgQuarterback: Joe Flacco was one of the only players that played well in this game and his stats did not show it. Flacco put balls on the money the entire game and his receivers dropped them way too many times. Flacco was also under a lot of pressure throughout the game. A 69.4 qb rating is not pretty but that’s what happens when your team drops the ball. Flacco used all his receivers, hitting eight different guys. Grade BRunning backs: The Ravens only managed 58 total rushing yards, that is simply not enough the average was 2.8 yards per carry between Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce. They did not have much room to go and were a little effective in the passing game but still a bad game. Grade CReceivers: This group had a few bright spots like Marlon Brown but overall was just bad. Even Dallas Clark dropped a few balls, one was excusable because he got hammered but still bad. Ed Dickson had the worst night, he was targeted five times and only came up with one reception. Dickson’s drops came on key downs and cost the Ravens some drives. Torrey Smith had a fine game but was being covered well. Need more from this group. Grade COffensive Line: On some plays Flacco did not have a chance. They lost Michael Oher early in the game and it went downhill after that. Allowing four sacks and eight quarterback hits is not good. They also failed to open up any wholes for the run game at all. Grade DOverall: Flacco and Brown were two of the Ravens bright spots from this game. They scored 27 points so this was not the worst unit on the field. Grade BPlease follow and like us:last_img read more