Gary Phillips Named APRA Treasurer

first_imgWith 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.  CHANTILLY, VA – Gary Phillips was installed as the new treasurer of the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA) during the association’s recent “International BIG R Show” held in Oct. 27-29 Las Vegas. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Phillips has been working with Allison Transmissions since he was 19 years old. He served in a variety of roles, including technician, service manager and dealer development manager for a Detroit Diesel Allison distributor. In 1981, Phillips founded Reliable Transmission Service as an Allison Transmission Regional Remanufacture and Service Center in Tampa, FL. Reliable Transmission Service and affiliated companies, also known as “RTS,” are currently in six locations serving customers that use Allison Transmissions in the South and Midwest with plans to expand in other areas of the United States. Phillips served for three years as chairman of APRA’s Heavy Duty Transmission Division and several years as a member of the APRA Board of Directors. He was also instrumental in helping to form APRA’s Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group (HDRG) in 2005 and assisted in organizing the first Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Summit just prior to the 2006 Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas. Phillips will serve on the APRA Executive Committee and will be APRA Chairman in 2011.,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.  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 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

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DSB wins Krösatågen operating contract

first_imgSWEDEN: Jönköpings Länstrafik has selected Danish state railway subsidiary DSB Småland to run Krösatågen services on five routes around Jönköping and Nässjö from December 12 2010.The 10-year contract is worth SKr800m and covers the operation of 2·1 million train-km a year using 14 local authority-owned Bombardier Itino and Y1 diesel multiple-units. There were five bidders, with the runner up being Deutsche Bahn. The Merresor joint venture of national railway SJ and Veolia-owned People Travel Group which has operated Krösatågen since 2005 did not bid. This is DSB’s fourth win in Sweden, following from contracts to operate Øresund services in partnership with FirstGroup, the Roslagsbanen in Stockholm, and most recently a contract with Västtrafik in Göteborg. ‘Sweden is our second home’ said DSB Chief Executive Søren Eriksen. A third of the company’s traffic will be in Sweden, where its contracts cover 20 million train-km on more than 2 000 route-km, larger than its regional business in Denmark.last_img read more

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Point Isabel ISD continues tradition of music excellence

first_imgPort Isabel High School Wind Ensemble BandSpecial to the PRESSThe Point Isabel Independent School District continues to provide a premier music opportunity for students in today’s Texas Public School System. Establishing a strong music curriculum from the elementary campuses through high school has yielded a consistent outcome in students’ musical achievements.On April 11 and 12, the Port Isabel Junior High Band competed at the University Interscholastic League Concert and Sight Reading Contest at Lopez High School in Brownsville. The Concert Band (sub non-varsity), under the direction Diana Peña, received a Division 1 Superior Rating on stage and an Excellent Rating in sight reading. The Symphonic Band (non-varsity), under the direction of Cassandra Tackett, received a Division 1 Superior Rating on stage and in sight reading, capturing the UIL Sweepstakes Award. The Honors Band (varsity), under the direction of Savas Ramirez, received a Division 1 Superior Rating on stage and an Excellent Rating in sight reading. The Honors Band was recently named as the Association of Texas Small School Bands State Champion for their performance for the Outstanding Performance Series Contest, while also placing fourth in the state finals for the marching category. The Symphonic Band placed seventh in the state finals at the same contest. The band over the years has now accumulated five state titles, along with numerous students placing in the Texas Music Educators Association and Association of Texas Small School Bands All-Valley Bands. The total enrollment in the junior high band program is 275 students.On April 17, the Port Isabel High School Band competed at the University Interscholastic League Concert and Sight Reading Contest at the University of Texas at Brownsville Performing Arts Center. The Symphonic Band (non-varsity), under the direction of Lee Cotham, received a Division 1 Superior Rating on stage and in sight reading, capturing the UIL Sweepstakes Award. The Wind Ensemble (varsity), under the direction of Scott Hartsfield, received a Division 1 Superior Rating on stage and in sight reading, also capturing the UIL Sweepstakes award. The Wind Ensemble was recently named third runner-up at the state finals for the Texas Music Educators Association “State Honor Band” Contest. The band has been a TMEA State Finalist now seven times, while accumulating four state titles for the ATSSB “Outstanding Performance Series” Competition along the way. PIHS continues to hold the state record for the most musicians to place in the Texas All-State Bands. This is the third consecutive year that students have advanced to the UIL State Solo and Ensemble Contest. The enrollment in the high school music program is over 150 students.On April 13, the Port Isabel High School Mariachi Plata competed at the San Diego Mariachi Festival, placing third overall in their classification. The Mariachi band continues to place students in the TMEA All-Valley Mariachi, competing against 4A and 5A schools. Being a relatively young program, the Mariachi Plata aleady has one State appearance.The Port Isabel High School “Silver Tarpon” Marching Band has consistently received Division 1 Superior Ratings at the UIL Pigskin Marching Contest and advanced to the Area Marching Contest. This year marks the seventh consecutive time for the band to advance to the UIL State Marching Contest.These accomplishments are attributed to dedicated students and from a strong support foundation combining the community, parents, Band Boosters, campus administrations, central office administration, and the PIISD Board of Trustees.PIISD Director of Bands is Scott Hartsfield. Junior High Band Director is Savas Ramirez. Associate Directors are Cassandra Tackett, Lee Cotham, Diana Peña, and Obed Salas. Colorguard Consultant is Julian Howard. Mariachi Consultant is Maria Isabel Salazar. Instrument Repair Technician is Andrew Minkler. PIJH Principal is Nancy Gonzalez. High School Principal is Dr. William Roach. Superintendent of Schools is Dr. Lisa Garcia.Port Isabel High School Color Guard High SchoolPort Isabel Junior High Concert BandPort Isabel Junior High Honor BandPort Isabel High School Mariachi PlataPort Isabel High School Symphonic BandPort Isabel Junior High Symphonic Band Share RelatedBusiness as usual for instrumental musicBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS It was business as usual for the instrumental music department at Port Isabel High School this year. The 2018-’19 school year is fast drawing to a close, and the Press recently visited with Head Director of Bands Scott Hartsfield to get his thoughts…April 19, 2019In “News”Band advances to stateBy CRAIG ALANIZ Reporter/Photographer [email protected]  The Port Isabel High School Silver Tarpon Marching Band has advanced to the UIL State Marching Band Competition for the seventh consecutive time. The band will perform Monday in the Alamodome along with 21 other 3A schools. Band Director Scott Hartsfield said the band will…November 1, 2012In “Gallery”Port Isabel High School varsity wind ensemble advancing to AreaSpecial to the PRESS The Port Isabel High School Band – Varsity Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Scott Hartsfield, has advanced to the Area level for the Association of Texas Small School Bands “Outstanding Performance Series” CD competition. Their recorded performance of “Semper Fidelis” by John Philip Sousa placed…June 14, 2019In “News”last_img read more

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$1 Million More Needed To Build Additional Nikiski Fire Station

first_imgKenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce: “We have some people that are now living on the far fringes of the existing two stations, and their fire occurrences are excessive or high because of that. This would allow for a quicker service.”  In the design process a third party estimate was provided by the design team identifying an estimated project cost of $4,200,000. Refinement of the project scope, while still addressing the basic facility service needs, was completed and the total project budget is currently estimated at $4,025,000, according to the memo provided to the assembly. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享In 2003, Nikiski Fire Service Area Board approved a design project for Nikiski Fire Station #3 to be located at the intersection of Holt Lamplight Road and Escape Route Road. An ordinance will be up for public comment at the borough meeting on Tuesday asking for the additional $1 million dollars in order to ensure that the funds necessary to award the construction contract with the updated cost estimate.center_img The project advance was halted pending the availability of funds for construction. In the fiscal year 2019 budget process $3,200,000 was appropriated to update the 16-year-old design documents, complete construction, and equip the station with its basic facility needs, according to a memo to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly. Pierce: “We will continue to work on looking at all of the different fire service areas and making sure that those stations are manned so that we can respond. My goal would be that if you need an ambulance, that an ambulance shows up and has a paramedic on board.”last_img read more

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K20,000 on offer for 2018-19 Ipatas Cup

first_imgRugby League BY MAL TAIME The nationwide off-season Coca-Cola Ipatas Cup competition with the lucrative K200,000 prize money is all set to kick off with the 2018-19 season. The competition will see three centres; Minj (Jiwaka), Lae (Morobe) and Goroka (Eastern Highlands) kicking off early followed by other centres, according to the master calendar. Ipatas Cup competition chief executive officer Timothy Lepa told the Post-Courier from Lae yesterday that the competition was expected to start next weekend. He said eight teams have been approved to participate for each pool. This year the competition had been spread throughout three centres to host the games on the same weekend due to time frame. Lepa, who is the head coach for EPG Enga Mioks said everything was in good shape and he was looking forward to a smooth running of the competition. Jiwaka co-ordinator Ezekiel Ben yesterday said the Jiwaka leg was set to host the games in Minj because eight teams had so far paid the K1000 affiliation fee into the competition account. The teams that will take part in the competition are Kiam Raiders, Kerex Rangers, Kuma Cowboys, Banz Bulls, Jimi Rangers, Minj Bulldogs, Kindeng Settlers and Lagaip Youngsters. He said the game kicked off yesterday with four teams challenging in pool A and the remaining four teams would clash in pool B. The two top teams in both pools will play each for the ultimate winners of the Jiwaka challenge. It will be same format used for both the Morobe and Eastern Highlands legs of the Ipatas Cup challenge.last_img read more

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Drayton wins National Senior Chess Qualifier

first_imgTHE seven-round National Senior Chess Qualifier concluded at the weekend with the top seven players being confirmed to compete for the title of National Senior Chess champion later this year.Anthony Drayton, the top-ranked FIDE player in the Qualifier, will lead the group into the tournament proper, having played unbeaten in the event, which was hosted by the Guyana Chess Federation at the National Aquatic Centre, Liliendaal.Candidate Master Drayton, with a FIDE rating of 1,945, accumulated 6.5 points, inclusive of six victories and a draw, against former national champion Taffin Khan.Khan, with a FIDE rating of 1,928, finished second overall, with five points, but suffered a huge loss to Ronuel Greenidge, who has a rating of 1,688. The lone female, Maria Varona-Thomas, also ended with five points.The other four qualifying players were all locked on 4.5 points, enough to secure their passage to the main championship. They are Greenidge, Saeed Anwar Ali, Glenford Corlette and Loris Nathoo.Those who narrowly missed out on qualification were former national champion Kriskal Persaud, Roberto Neto, David Khan, Calvin Giddings and Errol Tiwari. They all finished on four points.President of the Guyana Chess Federation, James Bond, was on hand to congratulate the seven players on their qualification to the National Championship later this year. He wished them well, noting that he expects a highly competitive tournament, judging from what he witnessed in the Qualifier.last_img read more

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