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Delphi Expands Board To Include Ixia CEO Bethany Mayer

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.  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. 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 Delphi Automotive PLC has named Bethany Mayer to its board of directors, effective Oct. 1.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementMayer is the president and CEO of Ixia, a provider of comprehensive network solutions. Ixia specializes in helping organizations build secure network architectures designed to mitigate security breaches throughout the network’s lifecycle.“Bethany’s technical expertise and extensive corporate background will help further Delphi’s mission as we continue to focus on vehicle connectivity and automotive software,” said Rajiv Gupta, Delphi chairman of the board. “We look forward to her insight and guidance on the Delphi board of directors.”Prior to joining Ixia in 2014, Mayer held several key executive roles at Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP), most recently serving as HP’s senior vice president and general manager of its Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) business and leading the company’s NFV initiative.Throughout her career with HP, Mayer held numerous leadership positions including senior vice president and general manager of HP’s Networking Business unit and vice president, marketing and alliances for HP’s Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking Group. Mayer has extensive experience working in the technical industry, holding positions at companies such as Cisco Systems, Apple Computer and Lockheed Martin.She has a Bachelor of Science degree in political science from Santa Clara University and a Master of Business Administration from California State University, Monterey Bay.,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 MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

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Town halls call for monitoring officers with legal expertise

first_imgLocal authorities are overwhelmingly in favour of requiring monitoring officers to be legally qualified, a recent consultation by Solicitors in Local Government (SLG) and the Law Society has revealed. Some 70% of the 60 local authorities who responded to the consultation wanted monitoring officers, who are responsible for reporting contraventions of the law and cases of maladministration and injustice, to be legally qualified. Some respondents suggested the roles of monitoring officer and chief legal officer should be combined. Those opposed to the change said there was no evidence that the current arrangements were failing, and non-lawyer monitoring officers had ready access to legal support and advice from the authorities’ legal teams. SLG vice-chairman Stephen Turner said aspects of the monitoring role had become ‘almost judicial’.last_img read more

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Progress Made On Dumfries And Galloway Community And Customer Services Budget

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInDumfries and Galloway Council’s Community and Customer Services (CCS) Committee will meet on 3 September and will discuss a report on the progress and savings which are being achieved through new efficiencies and working practices within this department.The report states that in addition to other budget savings of just over £1 million, CCS have delivered £906k of savings through reductions in management and staffing over the last three financial years. These measures are through the result of in service re-design, staffing reductions, and new innovative ways of working, which has resulted in the empowerment of communities, enabling them to manage their own community facilities.A range of cumulative savings totalling £634k are projected through the Community Facilities Review, with the lease or transfer of 55 facilities either completed or in progress.The department is currently pursuing a range of measures and, although a projected overspend of 1% of the total Community and Customer Services budget is projected (£296k), this amount relates to proposed savings of £162k, which have yet to be fully achieved due to delays in condition surveys and subsequent capital works.An additional shortfall in proposed savings of hj£134k has been exacerbated by a decline in income, particularly within Leisure and Sport over a number of years. This is being addressed through a review of service provision through evidence of need and demand and a reiteration to all budget holders of the need to ensure effective control of costs. These issues will be subject of a report at a future meeting of this committee.Councillor Tom McAughtrie, who is Chairman of the Community and Customer Services Committee, said of the report;“The report demonstrates that our Community and Customer Services department is fully committed to and continues to be responsive to the needs of customers and communities despite operating in a challenging financial climate.”A full breakdown can be found in the committee report at;http://egenda.dumgal.gov.uk/aksdumgal/users/public/admin/kab14.pl?operation=SUBMIT&meet=14&cmte=CCS&grpid=public&arc=71An updated report will be presented to the CCS committee in October.last_img read more

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Alaska House Remains Without Speaker After Dramatic Session

first_imgKnopp said sometimes people hear what they want to hear. The 40-member House has 23 Republicans, but just 20 of them have been aligned with the GOP caucus. Those who have not been are Reps. Knopp, Stutes and Gabrielle LeDoux, who like Stutes has caucused with Democrats. Later, Knopp said Republican Rep. Louise Stutes asked if she could nominate him. “Look at the integrity of the people in this building. You wonder why we have trouble organizing,” Neuman said, adding later: “Gary Knopp came into our caucus yesterday and said, ‘All I want to do is come back to this caucus.’ “ Rep. Gary Knopp, who left the GOP caucus in December, voted against the nomination of Republican Rep. Dave Talerico as speaker, helping sink Talerico’s nomination. Knopp was also nominated and rejected. He said he told Republicans, who pressed him on whether he’d back Talerico, that he would support “whoever is put forward. Well, at that time, that was my intent.” Knopp said having his name put forward “seems to make it about me, and that was never the goal.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska House remained rudderless Tuesday, after dramatic, failed attempts to elect a speaker that left some Republicans feeling betrayed. The Kenai Republican said he was willing to be a deciding 21st vote to elect a Republican speaker to enable organization. The scheduled 90-day session in nearly one-third over, and the House still lacks an organized majority, limiting what business it can do. The votes, both of which failed 20-20, came after Knopp met with Republicans Monday. Some believed he intended to be part of their group; Rep. Chuck Kopp indicated Knopp committed to that.“Asking to come back in? Not in this lifetime,” Knopp told The Associated Press. Knopp has been outspoken in his belief that the two parties should work together and his worry that a majority organization too small in size won’t function well. It’s unclear what this means for efforts to organize. This is the longest the House has gone without a majority in charge. Tuesday marked the 29th day of the session. Big Lake Republican Rep. Mark Neuman called what happened on the floor “crazy” and questioned whether he could trust Knopp. Stutes was part of a coalition comprised mostly of Democrats that controlled the House during the last Legislature, and she offered his nomination Tuesday. Knopp voted for himself. Knopp said he was also irked by a Facebook comment from Republican Rep. David Eastman referencing how a recall effort might work. The comment didn’t directly target Knopp but was in response to a question under a piece Eastman posted to his website on Alaska legislators holding the House “hostage.”last_img read more

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