Polaris Systems Adds to Sales Staff

first_imgDeMoulpied 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.  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.  GREENSBORO, NC — Polaris Systems, a Greensboro, NC-based software development company, has announced the addition of Robert Hillman to its sales management staff. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Hillman has been involved in the high-performance industry with notable companies in Ohio and Florida. His background includes experience in sales, management and IT capacities. He brings a wide breadth of knowledge and understanding of both the daily and strategic business of warehouses, shops and retail operations. His racing background includes drag race, circle track and boats, including offshore and inboards. Hillman will be responsible for sales in the southeast region. Polaris Systems provides specific software solutions to automotive engine rebuilders, machine shops, diesel and fuel injection shops and distributors, heavy duty truck and fleet shops and high-performance manufacturers and distributors. The company provides three basic software packages for small, medium and large businesses. For more information about Polaris Systems, visit: www.polarissystems.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 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.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Orval Hart Receives Mid-Year Community Asset Award

first_imgOrval Hart, center right, of Los Alamos at a 2009 award ceremony for winning the road race at the World Senior Games in St. George, Utah. Hart also took home first place overall that year. Courtesy photo Capt. Orval Hart in his Civil Air Patrol uniform receives a mid-year Community Asset Award. Courtesy photo By BERNADETTE LAURITZENChampions of Youth AmbitionsLos AlamosI always believe in admitting when you make a mistake. We all make them, so admit it, apologize, and set out to make things right. If it becomes a habit and part of your character, apologizing won’t be an insurmountable obstacle.During 2019, Champions of Youth Ambitions regular Jackie Hurtle nominated someone for a Community Asset Award. The local nonprofit has recognized folks annually since 2009. When the nomination was made, unfortunately I titled the file 2020. The awards are generally held in January of February for the previous year. When the list came out one of her nominees was missing.I began to conspire with local YMCA CEO Rob Wilkinson for a surprise recognition. It would take us a while, but a plan was underway. Then the world changed, and plan B would be to find the nominee, apologize for my error and invite him to the next ceremony. One reason being my error and two because the community needs some good news.I am thrilled to say White Rock resident Orval Hart was not mad at me. I asked him a few questions then planned a doorstep, contactless delivery. One of my favorite things to know is a person’s favorite cookie, so the gift idea was brewing exponentially.During high school, Hart was a day camp counselor for the Pasadena YMCA, and for the Alhambra YMCA. That was back in the day when a leader might take 10-12 kids on sightseeing tours of Los Angeles, constantly counting to see that you still have everyone in tow or camping in the mountains. He graduated high school in 1957, spent three years in the Army, which he believes prepared him for college at California Polytechnic in Pomona. He learned computers on the college’s first computer and made a career out of it. He worked at the Jet Propulsion Lab, with software for deep space unmanned missions, and with Hughes Aircraft, NATO air defense system based in Milan, Italy, before coming to Los Alamos in the fall of 1970.Hart and his wife have four children, 14 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was nominated by Jeremy Smith and Jackie Hurtle for his work with various races and pickle ball for the YMCA. He is an avid cyclist still today.“Staying active is a way of life for me, having raced bicycles for 45 years here and in Europe, mainly Italy,” Hart said. “It keeps balance in your life, clearing your mind for the other things in life.”The day of the drive by recognition, Hart was impeccably dressed as it was a Sunday … the Saturday delivery was rained out. Earlier that day, he had cycled to Bandelier and back, a regular activity. According to Hart, the ride has gotten, “dramatically slower,” which he reports could be totally possible at 81. While I didn’t request permission to state his age, I have a feeling he would forgive me in order to inspire his community to get out there, staying safe and balanced, of course.Champions of Youth Ambitions, C’YA celebrates their sixth birthday this week. Check us about at www.cya-nm.org.last_img read more

PHOTO: Cape Sharp Tidal Deploys First Turbine at FORCE

first_imgCape Sharp Tidal has deployed the first OpenHydro open-centre turbine at the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) near Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, on Monday. Atlantic Towing’s Kingfisher towed the Scotia Tide deployment barge from West Bay to the site early Monday morning. Once in position the Cape Sharp Tidal turbine was lowered to the sea floor in a 4-hour operation on an ebb tide, Cape Sharp Tidal informed.“During the remainder of this week’s deployment window, we will be focused on completing the grid-connection to FORCE’s subsea cable, and delivering Nova Scotia’s first in-stream tidal energy to the Provincial power grid. In the next few days, we’ll connect the turbine cable tail and our Y-shaped connector cable by lifting each from the sea floor and joining them on the deck of Atlantic Towing’s Beaver Barge,” the company explained.Several marine companies were involved in the operation including Atlantic Towing, Seaforth, Mike Huntley and RMI.last_img read more

Agents have eye on traditional QS markets

first_imgFor British QSs and engineers its tough enough fighting off your immediate rivals in the market right now. EC Harris saw its revenues drop rather sharply earlier this year, while WSP’s results last week were flatish.But having just spoken at Mipim to David Hitchcock, head of building consultancy at CB Richard Ellis, it looks like the big agents are now gradually encroaching on their surveying and engineering turf, providing another headache for already stretched consultants.CBRE has a smallish presence in QSing and engineering, as it stands, with about 50 staff in both fields in the UK at the moment. But Hitchcock says they want those numbers to double over the next three years, such has been the success of those businesses.The likes of Gardiner & Theobald and Mott MacDonald don’t need to panic just yet, because Hitchcock is clear that CBRE aren’t expanding just for the sake of revenue, and growth will only continue if margins are high.Plus, the CBRE QSs and engineers don’t really compete with stand alone consultants as they are, but work for clients as part of CBRE service. Their engineers do maintenance and retrofitting, rather than new build.Still, if CBRE do expand further into these areas, then it’s possible that their clients will increasingly plump for their internal QSs rather than go to the market. CBRE, just like Aecom, seem keen to provide a ‘one stop shop’ for clients, and their enviable contact book of global corporates means this could be a threat to the Gleeds of this world.Davis Langdon has said they will try to climb up the value chain, offering a ‘McKinsey like’ service to clients from the word go. If consultants are to compete with CBRE, they may have to do the same – climb up the value chain just as CBRE tentatively climb down.last_img read more

Hansom: Result!

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAYlast_img read more

Man on ledge

first_imgTo continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

ACS breaks 10,000 charter mark

first_imgIn total ACS arranged 10,237 charter contracts in 2015, an average of just over 28 every day.”It is a testament to our global strategy and growth that twelve years ago we arranged less than 1,000 and now we are booking more than ten times that amount,” said ACS ceo Justin Bowman.”We broke our monthly record five times in the space of six months over the spring and summer last year, including two consecutive months of more than 1,000 charters.”www.aircharter.co.uklast_img read more

Opening Ceremony of the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines-Mexico Friendship Bridge

first_img Share 149 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet Press ReleaseThe official Opening of the Cumberland Bridge Reconstruction and River Embankment Protection Project was held today, March 20th, in a ceremony attended by the Prime Minister, H.E. Ralph Gonsalves; the Minister of Transport, Works, Urban Development and Local Government and Postal Services, Hon. Julian Francis; the General Director of Cooperation in the Caribbean and Central America of Mexico, Min. Julian Juarez, and the Ambassador of Mexico to the East Caribbean States, H.E. Oscar Esparza Vargas, as well as members of the Diplomatic Corps, other Government officials and local residents. The project in question was financed by Mexico through the Infrastructure Fund for Mesoamerican and Caribbean Countries, with a grant of 13.5 million EC dollars (5 million USD). The project encompassed various components related to the Cumberland River and the communities surrounding it, including protection of the embankment, three small bridges, road repair and the main bridge that crosses the Cumberland River. In that regard, Ambassador Esparza Vargas thanked Prime Minister Gonzalvez for renaming the said main component of the project “Saint Vincent and the Grenadines-Mexico Friendship Bridge”, noting that the gesture will serve as a testimony of the good relations and close ties between the two countries.In his speech, Min. Julian Juarez reiterated that “Mexico is part of the Greater Caribbean and, as such, is committed to contribution in the development of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, as well as of its other Caribbean neighbours”. He also emphasized that, the Caribbean region should take advantages of the synergies between countries and “face common challenges together, as allies”.In the morning of the ceremony, Min. Julián Juarez and H.E. Oscar Esparza held a meeting with Prime Minister Gonsalves to discuss, amongst other things, the regional and bilateral cooperation projects currently offered by Mexico, aimed at strengthening the integration, resilience and sustainability of the Caribbean. Some of these include technical and scientific cooperation regarding disaster risk management, agriculture, the financial sector, and education, amongst other areas.center_img NewsRegional Opening Ceremony of the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines-Mexico Friendship Bridge by: – March 21, 2018 Share Sharelast_img read more

IWCE Releases Program Agenda for 2020 Edition, Registrations Now Open

first_imgIWCE, the leading annual event for critical communications technology professionals, has released the full program for its 44th annual conference to be held at the Las Vegas Conference Center from 24 – 28 August, 2020. Organizers expect more than 7,000 attendees for this year’s five-day day event which offers a two-day expo, educational workshops, short courses, power sessions, keynote addresses, town hall meetings, and networking events. The event will also host over 400 exhibitors from 26 – 27 August showcasing the latest products and services in hardware, networks, applications, interoperability and integration that drive communications systems.Commenting on the eve of the schedule release, IWCE Conference Director Stacey Orlick said, that there are so many new technologies changing the critical communication industry right now and he expects 2020 to be one of the most interesting events yet! According to him, organizers expect the biggest buzz to be around 5G, FirstNet, Drones, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Wearables and Push-to-Talk communications.In addition, attendees can also learn about the latest developments in safe cities, new infrastructure that affects utilities and transportation, in-building wireless systems, technology advancements and the latest regulatory insights that they should be aware of. It’s also always a great opportunity for professionals to network with their peers or gain a new certification in IWCE’s partner ETA’s Educational Forum.What’s New?For the first time this year, attendees can experience new outdoor Drone Demonstration where they can see the drones, in-action! There will also be an expanded Safe Cities technology section on the main expo floor where there will be a theatre showing content rich sessions that have a particular focus on advances in critical communications. All exhibit hall pass holders will be able to enjoy these new attractions.Speakers and TopicsThe Keynote this year will be given on April 1st by Chief Jeffrey D. Johnson, CEO of The Western Fire Chiefs Association who will discuss “The Innovations that are Actually Changing Street Performance for Responders.” A second Keynote Address will be presented by Bryan Wiens, Senior Product Manager, Cloud Services, InterTalk Critical Information Systems. Other speakers include:Michelle Geddes, Public Safety Communications Director, City and County of San Francisco, Department of Emergency ManagementRobert Zanger, Wireless Engineering and Operations Unit (WEOU), Department of JusticeBill Schrier, Senior Advisor, FirstNet AuthorityShelley Westall, Broadband Program Manager, Washington State Public Works BoardDavid Witkowski, Executive Director, Wireless Communications Initiative, Joint Venture Silicon ValleyVincent Sritapan, Portfolio Manager, Physical & Cyber Security, US Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate The main tracks at this year’s conference will be:5G Track (NEW!)Safe Cities Track (NEW!)In-Building Wireless Track (NEW!)Smart X Track (NEW!)Connectivity TrackPush-to-Talk & The Future of Voice TrackInteroperability & Networking TrackDisaster Comms TrackPublic Safety Broadband TrackFirstNet Track911 and Emergency Communications TrackNetwork Infrastructure TrackPlanning & Preparation TrackCritical Infrastructure TrackCybersecurity TrackTransformative Tech TrackETA Technical Track To see a full list of speakers and topics, click here.In addition, co-located with IWCE 2020 is ETA International’s Education Forum with 11 training classes providing certification in various technologies such as DAS, interference management and cybersecurity.Click here to register for IWCE 2020. (Use everythingRF’s Promo Code – RF20 to save 20% off Conference packages and FREE Exhibit Hall Pass)Click here to view our coverage of the event.last_img read more