MiX Telematics Appoints New CFO

first_img“John is a seasoned finance executive with over 20 years’ experience in both public and privately held corporations. With his broad expertise and leadership experience at a functional and strategic level, I am confident he will make a positive contribution to our growth strategy and be an invaluable member of our executive team,” said Joselowitz. MiX Telematics, a global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions delivered as Software as a Service (SaaS), has appointed John Granara as chief financial officer (CFO) and executive vice president, effective July 8. Granara will succeed Paul Dell, who has filled the role of interim CFO since early 2017. Dell will continue at MiX Telematics in an alternative senior role.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 Most recently, Granara held the position of CFO at Ameresco, where he held oversight of all corporate finance accounting, financial analysis, planning, M&A, internal audit, tax, treasury, investor relations and structured finance. Prior to that he was vice president, Finance, and chief accounting officer at GT Advanced Technologies. Granara holds a B.S.B.A. from Suffolk University in Boston and is a certified public accountant. 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.  Joselowitz concluded, “I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Paul for the fantastic job he did as interim CFO over the past two years, and am delighted he will continue being part of our team.”,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 “I am thrilled to be joining MiX Telematics at this exciting stage of the business. I’m looking forward to contributing to this leading and growing technology company that is at the forefront of many global trends. Helping the company achieve its business and financial goals to drive further shareholder value is my top priority,” said Granara. 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

Golden Arrow products validity extended

first_imgAn automatic extension will be put in place on all products that have unused rides and this will be in place until Wednesday September 30. Golden Arrow Bus Services has announced the extention of the validity of their weekly and monthly pre-paid products.An automatic extension will be put in place on all products that have unused rides and this will be in place until Wednesday September 30.The company said this will ensure that all passengers, including scholars who are in possession of pre-paid products, will still be able to make use of their unused rides until the end of September.General Manager, Derick Meyer, said: “Golden Arrow remains accutely aware that many of our passengers are facing very tough times. In order to ease this burden, we will once again be extending the validity of our weekly and monthly pre-paid products. An automatic extension will be put in place in all products that have unused drives.”Anyone experiencing any issues with the extension can contact 0800 656463 or email [email protected]last_img read more

Would Peyton Manning want Titans’ front-office job?

first_imgDenver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning looks on during a game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Oklahoma City Thunder in Memphis in April.Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning looks on during a game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Oklahoma City Thunder in Memphis in April.It’s no secret that Bud Adams had a loose grip on the goings-on with his football franchise during his later years, but he was right on target where one thing was concerned:He desperately wanted Peyton Manning to be a Titan.When Manning was a free agent in 2012, Bud was so determined to see him in a Titans uniform that he even floated the possibility of a future front-office position as part of his offer.Just wondering: Do Bud’s heirs share the franchise founder’s affection for Manning?They should.As Manning’s playing career hits the stretch run, it would be in the Titans’ best interest to try to bring him into the organization once he hangs up his chinstrap. For a franchise lacking name recognition and in serious need of connecting to the community, Manning would be a huge selling point.Peyton Manning starts ‘Chattanooga Heroes Fund’The Titans should have an opening. Steve Underwood is serving as interim CEO/president and expects to step aside next spring or so. While that position likely will go to someone with a background in NFL management, there would be a spot for a person with Manning’s pedigree somewhere in the organization.I mention this because more and more Manning seems to be gravitating back to the state that launched his college football career. He has spent considerable time in Tennessee during the NFL offseason.On Thursday, it was announced that Manning had made an initial contribution to start the Chattanooga Heroes Fund in honor of those who were killed in the shooting last week. The fund will provide financial support for the victims’ families and others directly affected by the shootings.Tennessee coach Butch Jones, shown here with former Vols star Peyton Manning before the Orange & White Game in April.Tennessee coach Butch Jones, shown here with former Vols star Peyton Manning before the Orange & White Game in April.Manning hasn’t forgotten his roots. He’s no stranger to the UT football complex. He watched most of the Vols’ spring game from the sideline at Neyland Stadium. He and wife Ashley recently made a $3 million commitment that will benefit the UT program and the Peyton Manning Scholarship Fund.Beyond that, he continues to pay homage to those who touched his life and career when he was playing for the Vols. He was the force behind getting gate No. 16 (his old number) at Neyland Stadium named for Gus Manning, who has been affiliated with UT sports for 64 years, dating back to the days of Bob Neyland.Manning also is involved in getting the new cafeteria that will serve as a training table for Vols athletes named for Carmen and Deborah Tegano. Carmen Tegano was in charge of academic support for UT athletes when Manning was a student.If Manning ultimately wants to make Tennessee his home, what better base of operations than Titans Central?Peyton Manning hands out four more scholarships at UTThere are a couple of caveats here. For one, Manning might play another two or three NFL seasons if his body holds up. For another, he has not made his plans clear.But Manning has hinted he would like to remain involved in the NFL on some level once his playing career is over. He’s never voiced any real interest in coaching, so a management position makes sense.I’m sure he’s doing his homework. In addition to quarterbacking the Broncos, I figure Manning is taking extensive notes on how John Elway handles things in his role as general manager and executive vice president of football operations in Denver.When Manning chose to sign with the Broncos instead of the Titans or another team three years ago, he mentioned Elway’s involvement with the organization as a key factor. Manning liked the idea of being affiliated with a Hall of Fame quarterback.Note, please, that projecting Manning into a front-office role is far, far different from a half-baked story that surfaced a few months back when somebody suggested Manning might be in line to one day purchase the Titans from the Adams family.Despite his lucrative contract and all those endorsements, Manning is not even close to the financial strata for ownership of an NFL team. If the Titans went on the market tomorrow, the asking price might approach $2 billion.That’s a lot of Papa John’s.But a front-office position is another matter. If so, why not the Titans?David Climer’s columns appear on Friday, Sunday, Monday and Wednesday. Reach him at 615-259-8020 and on Twitter @DavidClimer.last_img read more

Eventers line out at European Championships

first_img 9 September 2015, 11:23 Team Ireland Equestrian’s senior eventers will compete in the European Championships at Blair Castle (GBR) this weekend. Elsewhere on the eventing circuit, action takes place at Gatcombe Park (GBR). In showjumping, Ireland will be represented at Rome (ITA), North Salem New York (USA), Paderborn (GER), Chazy Sur Ain (FRA), Neeroeteren (BEL), Ising Am Chiemsee (GER) and Giubiasco (SUI). All Irish international entries for this week’s shows are now available to view by clicking on the individual shows under ‘FEI Entries & Results’. Eventers line out at European Championships Tags: Home  »  Disciplines News  »  Eventing News  »  Eventers line out at European Championships last_img read more

The Master’s women shine in Bahamas

first_imgNEWHALL — A brief trip to the Bahamas was a successful way to send The Master’s College women’s basketball team into the holidays on a high note. The Mustangs won both of their games at this week’s Bahamas Sunshine Shootout, and senior guard Kinsley Mittel was named tournament MVP, helping The Master’s rebound in a big way from the 61-point loss it suffered to Vanguard in its last game before the tournament. The Mustangs finished the tournament Tuesday with a 79-58 victory over Roger Williams University of Rhode Island to earn a share of the tournament championship. On Monday, The Master’s (6-1) defeated Ursuline of Ohio 79-51, taking an 11-0 lead and never looking back. The Mustangs shot 47 percent from the field. Mittel led the way on both games. After scoring 13 points against Ursuline, she had her second-highest scoring total of the season Tuesday with a game-high 24 points and three assists and three steals. The Mustangs return to action on Thursday in the GSAC Challenge at Azusa Pacific, where they open the two-day event against Holy Names. Sharp shooters: The Master’s scored a season-high 11 3-pointers against Roger Williams. The long distance shots came from a variety of sources. Among those contributing 3-pointers were Mittel, Briannae Yahn, Jennifer Ayers-Stamper and freshmen Lisa Chenoweth, Shayla Corder and Tana Palmason. The Mustangs are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc this season — second-best in the Golden State Athletic Conference — with 51 3-pointers through seven games. Twice as nice: Mustangs sophomore forward Stacy Nanninga had her second career double-double in Monday’s win over Ursuline. She contributed 10 points and 10 rebounds. Nanninga is averaging 8.6 points and six rebounds a game. Honored: College of the Canyons sophomore Melissa Tachias was selected Western State Conference women’s basketball Player of the Week for scoring 43 points with 21 rebounds and 10 steals in two games last week. She was 19 of 25 from the field. Her biggest game came in a 97-56 victory over Riverside in which she scored 25 points with 14 rebounds and seven steals. Tachias, a 6-foot forward from Poly of Sun Valley, entered the week as the WSC’s third-leading rebounder, averaging 12.1 rebounds a game. Up next: After a three-day break, COC returns to action Wednesday at the Lady Jag Classic in San Jose. The three-day event is the Cougars’ final tuneup before beginning WSC play Jan. 6 against Glendale. — Heather Gripp, (818)713-3607 [email protected] AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d see160Want 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