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 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. TROY, Mich. — As part of its efforts to strengthen its global position in the aftermarket brake business, Honeywell Friction Materials has appointed Roy Eastham to director of global aftermarket engineering and global engineering processes. “To effectively use resources, we are consolidating the engineering responsibility for the aftermarket on a global basis and focusing on the worldwide standardization of our engineering processes,” said Dr. Rainer Bostel, president of Honeywell Friction Materials. “With a deep original equipment background, Roy’s skill set in product development, application engineering and process optimization gives him a unique advantage in tackling the industry challenges the aftermarket business faces globally.” Eastham, who has been with Honeywell for 10 years, has more than 30 years experience in the friction materials business, having held roles in both Europe and the U.S. He has played a key role in numerous projects and products that have launched all over the world. Located at the company’s Troy, Mich., facility, he most recently served as director of engineering for North America, where he was responsible for leading research and development and product validation testing for all U.S.-based friction projects. In his new role, Eastham will concentrate on the entire global aftermarket business for both the Bendix and Jurid brands. He and his team will also be responsible for streamlining and standardizing Honeywell’s global friction materials engineering processes and systems. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement,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.