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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 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. ST. LOUIS, MO — Thermadyne Industries has named Jim Horvath to the position of vice president of the wholesale and buying groups. In addition, Ken Rivera has been named to the position of national accounts manager for the Western United States, and Shawn Halley to the position of national account manager for the Northeastern United States. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement In addition to assuming responsibilities for the wholesale and buying groups, Horvath will continue to managing Thermadyne’s Distributor Relations. Horvath has been with Thermadyne for 14 years, and resides in Chesterfield, MO. Rivera, a 20-year industry veteran, will be responsible for account sales in a 12-state area. He resides in Southern Utah. Halley has worked for Thermadyne for seven years, and is a resident of O’Fallon, MO. For more information about Thermadyne, go to: www.Thermadyne.com . _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,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.
RACINE, WI — Modine Manufacturing Co. has promoted Margaret “Peggy” Kelsey to the position of vice president – corporate treasurer, business development and assistant secretary. Kelsey continues to report to Bradley Richardson, Modine’s executive vice president and chief financial officer. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement In her new role, Kelsey is given the added responsibility for business development and strategic planning. She will continue her responsibilities for setting the worldwide policy for cash management, debt management and risk management, as well as retaining her current responsibility as assistant secretary of the company. “Peggy has proven herself to be a very talented and insightful leader, in addition to bringing depth and breadth of knowledge, skills, enthusiasm and experience to Modine. We value her skills and contributions to the company and look forward to her continued leadership,” said Richardson. Kelsey joined Modine in April 2001 as senior counsel and was promoted to an officer the next year. She was promoted to corporate treasurer effective January 1, 2006. Prior to working at Modine, she was a partner in the Milwaukee office of law firm Quarles & Brady, LLP. Kelsey received her undergraduate degree from Mount Mary College and her law degree from Georgetown University, graduating magna cum laude. She also recently completed her Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. “I am very excited about the opportunity to take on the added responsibility and leadership role for Modine’s business development and strategic planning efforts. We continue to have active and well managed development and planning programs, and I look forward to being a part of our efforts to expand the company by geography and end market, consistent with our strategic plans. I believe Modine has a very exciting future and I am proud to be a part of its growth and expansion,” said Kelsey. Advertisement Kelsey lives in Whitefish Bay, WI, with her husband and three children. For more information about Modine, visit: http://www.modine.com.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Firestone Industrial Products Co. has promoted Paul Fessel to division manager of light duty business, which includes the company’s popular Ride-Rite air helper spring product line. In his role, Fessel will lead the company’s complete line of suspension solution products, which include Ride-Rite, Sport-Rite, Coil-Rite and Level-Rite air helper springs. He will also oversee development of Firestone’s latest product offerings: R4Tech, a hybrid air/leaf suspension system featuring Ride-Rite air spring and SANLUIS Rassini suspension technologies, as well as Ride-Rite LS – new load adaptive shocks that are an ideal upgrade to the company’s air helper springs. Fessel has been with Firestone for 16 years, previously serving as project engineer for Ride-Rite sales; applications engineer and senior sales engineer for OE sales; China business development manager; and automotive OE sales manager. “Paul has a wealth of knowledge and experience that will allow him to manage the growth of our light duty business,” said Michael Sigillito, director, sales and marketing, Firestone Industrial Products. “While overseas supporting our expansion into China, Paul gained unique insight into total business operations that will prove invaluable as he steps into his new role.” Fessel will be headquartered in the company’s Indianapolis, Ind., office. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement
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. Vista-Pro Automotive is “The” company to trust when it comes to the best heat transfer and temperature control aftermarket parts for automotive, light and heavy duty trucks. Vista-Pro Automotive has openings for Regional Sales Managers; the Regional Sales Manager is responsible for selling Vista-Pro products by acquiring new business, retaining and building current business, and providing outstanding service and satisfaction to our customers. Qualified candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of two years of industry experience or any equivalent combination of related training and experience. Travel required: +60%. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Vista-Pro pays a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical and dental insurance, life insurance, paid holiday and vacation, and a 401(k) plan. Please send your cover letter with salary requirements and preferred territory and a resume to email@example.com. No phone calls please. Vista-Pro is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EEOC m/f/h/v,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.
Santa Fe Music Week News:Annual celebration brings 10 days of live music from national and local artists to venues across Santa FeSANTA FE – Jazz, pop, mariachi, opera, country, classical, folk, Latin rock and more … tunes of all styles and genres will be drifting through the air later this month with Santa Fe Music Week, which returns Aug. 23 through Sept. 2.Attendees will experience 10 days of live music from national headlining artists and local favorites in venues like the Santa Fe Opera, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, the Santa Fe Plaza bandstand, Santa Fe Railyard, restaurants and bars.Entertainment will be a combination of free and paid performances.New for 2019, music lovers can pick up a free Santa Fe Music Week lanyard that gets you drink discounts at many of the music venues around town. It also waves any cover charge for live music and has a calendar of events on the back where the lanyard is valid.Pick up a free lanyard at any of the Santa Fe Visitor Centers or participating lanyard locations. The lanyard discounts are only valid during Santa Fe Music Week at participating locations.Lanyard partner locations include: Tumbleroot Brewery and Distillery, Meow Wolf, Cowgirl BBQ, Santa Fe Brewing Co., Bar Alto, Eloisa Restaurant, Mine Shaft Tavern and Violet Crown.Highlights of Santa Fe Music Week 2019 will include appearances by Grammy Award winning artists, Ringo Starr, Boz Scaggs and Kacey Musgraves at the Santa Fe Opera. Free mariachi performances will bring culture to life weekdays on the Plaza, 3-4 p.m. and groups including The Red Elvises, Shake Alert, Baracutanga, Stephanie Hatfield and Sim Balkey will take the stage free on the plaza, 5:30-7 p.m. nightly. Additional Music Week highlights include The Platinum Music Awards, the final two performances of the Santa Fe Opera 2019 season, AMP Railyard concerts and the Mariachi Extravaganza.“Santa Fe Music Week is the perfect showcase to experience Santa Fe’s yearlong foot thumping and hip swaying music scene, with 10 days that show off the outstanding musicians and fabulous live music venues in our city,” said Executive Director Randy Randall of TOURISM Santa Fe. “It is the best time to get out and enjoy a favorite band or discover a whole new genre.”Additional performers, dates and ticket pricing information for Santa Fe Music Week is available at www.santafemusicweekcom.
Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Preston Ballew, right, graduates earlier this month from the prestigious Northwestern Executive Management Program. Courtesy/LAPDLos Alamos Police Sgt. Chris Ross, right, graduates earlier this month from the prestigious Northwestern Executive Management Program. Courtesy/LAPDLAPD News:Los Alamos Police Cmdr. Preston Ballew and Sgt. Chris Ross recently graduated from the prestigious Northwestern Executive Management Program.This three-week program, the third in a series of law enforcement leadership programs, provides the policy-making executive with an opportunity to examine in-depth topics affecting leaders and organizations in today’s changing law enforcement environment.The program is led by experienced practitioners and presented as a series of topical workshops. Together participants question, examine and analyze critical issues shaping the law enforcement environment.Topics include policy development, officer wellness, ethics, legal updates, information technology, and critical incident command to name a few.With this program, Sgt. Ross has completed all three and will be rewarded with an Executive Leadership Award from Northwestern.Los Alamos Police Chief Sgambellone said, “The Department’s supervisory staff continue to receive excellent leadership training designed to improve the operational capacity of our Department while enhancing our overall service delivery to the community. I am proud of Preston and Chris for investing in their professional development, which will pay dividends within the community for years to come.”
State Police will conduct sobriety checkpoints; saturation patrols; and registration, insurance and driver’s license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of January 2020. Courtesy photo NMSP News: New Mexico State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints; saturation patrols; and registration, insurance and driver’s license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of January 2020. NMSP is bringing awareness to these events in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities through continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society’s attitude about drinking and driving. Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if every driver had the courage to make the right decision not to drink and drive.
COWBOY BREAKFAST: Ththe community is invited to enjoy breakfast 7-11 a.m. Sunday at the Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse Lodge, 650 North Mesa Roadnear the stables. Proceeds from this month’s breakfast benefit the Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse nonprofit. Breakfast includes plain, blueberry, banana, chocolate chip and a seasonal surprise pancake; sausage, bacon, eggs, juice and coffee. Cost is $7 adults; $4 children 10 and under. Visit www.lasheriffsposse.com. Courtesy/LASPL
Congressional Delegation News:WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded more than $1 million in federal grants to Ohkay Owingeh Airport, Gallup Municipal Airport, Deming Municipal Airport, Hatch Municipal Airport, Cavern City Air Terminal Airport in Carlsbad and Portales Municipal Airport for runway infrastructure improvements. The FAA has also awarded $750,000 to the Roswell Air Center as a revenue guarantee and marketing program to facilitate a future United Airlines direct service to Denver, Colorado. “New Mexico’s regional airports are critical transportation lifelines for our state’s rural economies and communities,” Udall said. “As travel to and from New Mexico continues to increase, residents and visitors will increasingly rely on our regional airports—and this infrastructure and marketing funding will help them support New Mexico’s economic success. This funding will also help improve and revitalize these airports to ensure that their infrastructure remains structurally sound into the future. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to fight for the resources needed to maintain our transportation hubs and boost our economy.” “New Mexico’s airports create opportunities for tourism, economic growth, and commercial aviation across the state,” Heinrich said. “I’m pleased to announce federal funding to modernize New Mexico airports and make them safer for travelers and pilots. I will continue to fight for infrastructure investments like these that build the foundation for long-term economic growth and job creation in our state.”“These grants are critical investments to bolster and improve the infrastructure of New Mexico’s regional airports. Local communities – especially in our rural regions – depend on our regional airports to boost the economy and support travel. I’m proud to support New Mexico’s rural communities and I’ll continue fighting for much-needed investments to modernize our infrastructure and support working New Mexicans,” Luján said.“Regional airports can be the lifeblood of rural communities, but sometimes they fall into disrepair. This investment in rural New Mexico will update infrastructure and open up economic opportunities for our communities,” Haaland said.“New Mexico’s Second Congressional District is one of the largest geographic districts in the country, and we know firsthand the importance of our state’s regional airports in connecting communities and supporting economic growth. This Federal Aviation Administration grant of over $1 million will make necessary infrastructure improvements to support the continued increase of residents, visitors, and new business opportunities in New Mexico. I’m pleased this award will fund projects in rural communities like Deming, Hatch, and Carlsbad,” Torres Small said. Ohkay Owingeh Airport, near Española, New Mexico, will use the funds to rehabilitate the structural integrity of the runway and taxiways pavement. Portales Municipal Airport will use the funds to perform pavement sealing and crack repair of the existing taxiway. The FAA grant will also fund runway reconstruction at Cavern City Air Terminal airport in Carlsbad and Hatch Municipal Airport. Deming Municipal Airport and Gallup Municipal Airport will use the funds to rehabilitate existing terminal and runway pavement.Roswell Air Center received funds received funds under the Small Community Air Service Development Program. The full breakdown of grants is below:Ohkay Owingeh Airport $270,000Portales Municipal Airport $150,000Cavern City Air Terminal Airport $75,000Hatch Municipal Airport $280,000Deming Municipal Airport $157,500Gallup Municipal Airport $153,000Roswell Air Center $750,000
U.S. Sen. Martin HeinrichFrom the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced Sunday that for the health and safety of both staff and visitors and to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, his New Mexico-based offices will be operating with minimized on-site staff, with the remainder of staff working remotely. This will go into effect immediately. Sen. Heinrich’s D.C. office initiated the same modified operations last week. Sen. Heinrich will continue to keep New Mexicans informed of any changes to the operations of his offices and encourages residents to contact him for assistance. This includes New Mexico residents facing issues returning to the U.S. from travel abroad. Sen. Heinrich is also encouraging New Mexico residents to visit his online resource center for COVID-19 at www.Heinrich.Senate.Gov/Coronavirus. “The health of all New Mexico communities continues to be my top priority. We are working around the clock with federal, state, tribal, and local agencies to ensure that our state has the resources it needs to protect public health and keep families safe,” Heinrich said. “This is a worrisome time for our entire nation. I encourage all New Mexicans to utilize the services, resources, and information my office provides, and to contact me if you need assistance with a federal agency, including accessing Veterans benefits, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, or federal grant funding.”
STATE News:SANTA FE — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department’s Boards and Commissions Division is suspending the requirement for proof of continuing education for those who have licensure expiration dates through July 31, 2020. Once the restrictions have been lifted, licensees will have specified period of time to submit their continuing education credits to their applicable board.Check the Boards and Commissions Division website for additional information that may apply to your licensure area, and for updates at www.rld.state.nm.us.About New Mexico Regulation and Licensing DepartmentThe New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department regulates more than 425,000 individuals and businesses in 35 industries, professions and trades across the state. Its goal is to assure that New Mexicans receive quality services from qualified individuals and businesses while also ensuring fair and prompt administrative process.