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.
Matt Loede Related TopicsJimmy DawMedina BeesThe NEOSI High School Player of the Week Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. The Medina Bees are having a tremendous 2016 season, sitting at 6-0 after another dominant win on Friday night as they beat up the Brunswick Blue Devils 41-7 on the road. One reason why is the efforts of Senior running back Jimmy Daw, who barreled through the Blue Devils for 215 yards rushing on 16 carries to earn the honor of “The NEOSI High School Player of the Week for Week Six.”Daw is having a stellar senior year, setting the school record for touchdowns, and piling up big yards not only on the ground but in the air. In the win over the Blue Devils, he not only scored once on the ground, but also scored a 39-yard touchdown on a screen pass.The back is a big reason why the Bees are putting up video game like numbers on offense this season, as they have had games in which they’ve already scored 70, 55 and 52 points.The Bees and Daw will host the Mentor Cardinals this Friday in what should be another shootout in week seven. The NEOSI High School Player of the Week for Week Five: Shaw QB Alejandro WashingtonThe NEOSI High School Player of the Week for Week Four: Holy Name QB Joe CarterThe NEOSI High School Player of the Week for Week Three: Avon Lake QB Mark PappasThe NEOSI High School Player of the Week for Week Two: Parma High DB Andrew ShieldsThe NEOSI High School Player of the Week for Week One: North Olmsted LB Chandler Johnson
VILA-REAL, Spain, (Reuters) – Barcelona’s Lionel Messi came off the bench in his side’s hour of need to inspire the Liga leaders to battle back from 4-2 down in stoppage time to snatch a remarkable 4-4 draw at struggling Villarreal yesterday. The Catalans avoided a first league loss since November with a thumping left-foot strike from Luis Suarez deep into added time after captain and top scorer Messi gave them hope with a deadly free kick in the 90th minute.The draw saw Barca’s lead over Atletico Madrid, who earlier won 2-0 at home to Girona, trimmed to eight points ahead of Saturday’s top-of-the-table clash at the Nou Camp. Barcelona have 70 points to Atletico’s 62 with eight games left.Even without Messi, Gerard Pique and Ivan Rakitic in their starting lineup, the visitors still strolled into the lead through a Philippe Coutinho goal in the 12th minute, which Brazilian forward Malcom soon doubled with a header. But Villarreal, who began the game one point above the relegation zone, hauled themselves into contention with a strike from 19-year-old Samuel Chukwueze midway through the first half.Cameroon striker Karl Toko Ekambi took advantage of slack positioning from Barca goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen to equalise soon after the interval and Vicente Iborra completed the home side’s remarkable revival just after the hour mark.Barca’s Argentine talisman Messi was called from the bench to rescue the champions but instead Villarreal increased their lead with a strike from their substitute Carlos Bacca. Villarreal’s Alvaro Gonzalez was then dismissed for a second booking with four minutes remaining, paving the way for South Americans Messi and Suarez to strike for Barcelona and produce a remarkable finish to an enthralling contest.“It was a crazy game, one which it seemed either side could have won comfortably, and it speaks volumes about the strength of this league, where you can never assume you’re going to win a game easily,” said Barca coach Ernesto Valverde.“It was very important not to lose, even though we wanted the three points. The sensation we felt with the late comeback makes us feel very good, it shows we are never ready to give in. If we’d lost we’d be feeling different about the Atletico game.” EARLY ADVANTAGEBarca seized an early advantage when Brazilian Malcom tore down the right wing and rolled the ball across the goal for Coutinho to tap into an empty net.Malcom then scored his first goal in La Liga by heading home a cross from Arturo Vidal, while Coutinho should have made it 3-0 but his attempted chip bounced off the far post. Villarreal got back into the game with the help of veteran midfielder Santi Cazorla, who picked out Chukwueze with an incisive pass, and although the Nigerian shot against the post, he calmly tucked the rebound into the net.The hosts were galvanised and produced a bold and exciting display of counter-attacking football that made it easy to forget they have been struggling at the foot of the table for most of the season.But, spurred on by Messi, Barca roared back to life, showing why they enjoy such a generous lead at the top of the league.Despite the euphoria of the game’s finale, Valverde urged his players to improve for the rest of the season as they look to win a treble of La Liga, Champions League and Copa del Rey. “This game should help us a lot with the games we have left and make us realise that there’s still a lot left to do,” he said with Atletico up next and Manchester United waiting in next week’s Champions league quarter-final, first leg.“We can’t allow our opponents to outnumber us in attack like they did today, if we are to attack well we need to defend well.”