Paul says: “I’m delighted to welcome Simon to the team. I’ve worked with him before and I know him to be an outstanding technician with a real understanding of the paint world.“Not only does Simon bring his experience of the domestic bodyshop environment and European paint manufacturers, he is committed to ensuring our partners and customers receive the highest level of support from a technical and product perspective.” Simon Allan has joined Sonne, Hella’s paint division, as a Senior Technical Manager, alongside Head of Division, Paul Tredgold.Simon is now Sonne’s Senior Technical Manager
Last fall, it was reported that Sir Richard Branson‘s Virgin empire had acquired the KAABOO Festival brand and was planning to throw their own major music event in Los Angeles sometime this year. On Wednesday, organizers behind the festival confirmed event details along with the lineup of artists who will perform at the inaugural Virgin Fest, which will take place at the Banc of California Stadium and Exposition Park near downtown Los Angeles this summer on June 6th-7th.Related: Goldenvoice Reportedly Planning Lovers & Friends Hip-Hop Festival In Los AngelesThe first-year festival will treat attendees to performances throughout the weekend from Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals, Major Lazer, Lizzo, Kali Uchis, A$AP Rocky, Ellie Goulding, and more.Additionally, the Virgin Fest 2020 lineup poster also includes names like The Marcus King Band, Tank and the Bangas, Barns Courtney, Empress Of, Japanese Breakfast, and Miya Folick to name a few.As Billboard points out, this Virgin Festival is not related to the similarly-named event in 2013.“By combining Virgin’s signature hospitality and ingenuity with a strong sense of purpose, our team built the festival of tomorrow, today.,” Branson said of the first-year event in a statement. “We are proud to bring Virgin Fest to LA and to be on track to become one of the United States’ greenest festivals.”Tickets for the 2020 summer event are on sale now. Head to the event website for tickets and general information.[H/T Billboard]
Alex was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years Helen; parents, Fannie Lee Sonnier and Cleophas Benoit, Sr. and siblings, E.C. Bourgeois, Elizabeth Hebert, Fannie Lee McKinnon, Mary Leger, Cleophas Benoit, Jr., and cousin Droza Towery.A gathering of Mr. Benoit’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with his Rosary recited at 6:00 p.m., Sunday, October 11, 2015, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 12, 2015, at Broussard’s, with his private family interment to follow at Memory Gardens of Jefferson County, Nederland.Memorial contributions in Mr. Benoit’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Association 700 North Street, Suite M., Beaumont, Texas 77701 and Mid County 16-18 Babe Ruth League, 7635 Ontario, Nederland, Texas 77627 or the Nederland Babe Ruth League, P.O. Box 1051, Nederland, Texas 77627. Alex Benoit, 89, of Nederland, died Thursday, October 8, 2015, in Beaumont. He was born on February 15, 1926, in Morse, Louisiana, to Fannie Lee Sonnier and Cleophas Benoit, Sr. Alex retired from the National Maritime Union, as a merchant mariner. He was primarily assigned to the Texaco Mississippi from 1959 to 1992 until the vessel was sold for scrap metal. Baseball was his passion. Alex was an associate pitching scout for the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers. He spent most of his free time dedicated to Babe Ruth Baseball in Nederland, East Texas and the Southwest Region.Survivors include his sons, Michael Benoit and his wife, Marcee, of Katy and Marvin Benoit and his wife, Molly, of Vidor; daughter, Melinda Benoit of Nederland; son, Martin Benoit of O’Fallon, Illinois; grandchildren, Amanda Journeay and her husband, Blake; Derek Griffiths; Morgan Benoit; and Sydney Benoit. The family would like to thank the dedicated caregivers at Harbor Hospice and the College Street Health Care Center for their selfless service and loving care of our father, Alex.Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.