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More North American Organizational Changes at Pirelli

first_imgLSI 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 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. From Tire ReviewAdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement NEW YORK – Pirelli Tire North America (PTNA) made several key personnel changes earlier this month. Effective Jan. 1, Marco Zambianchi, president and general manager, Canada, relocated to the U.S. and assumed the role of vice president/general manager, Moto Business Unit, and vice president, U.S. key account manager. Scott Griffin, vice president, moto sales, will focus his expertise on sales, allowing him to concentrate on customer relations and increasing sales volume and margins, PTNA said. Riccardo Cichi became senior vice president of Pirelli Tire Inc. He has also been appointed senior vice president for Pirelli Tire LLC, where he will retain his responsibilities for replacement sales. Matteo Barbieri joined PTNA as president of Pirelli Tire Inc. (Canada). John Godfrey, director of logistics, assumed responsibility for purchasing for North America. His new title is director, logistics and purchasing. Nicola Colombo has been appointed vice president, replacement sales western Canada.,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. last_img read more

Livingstone revives Oxford Street tram plans

first_imgSpeaking at the Future London mayoral debate held at CB Richard Ellis’s West End headquarters on Tuesday the mayor said: ‘New York continues to grow well as do Mumbai, Shanghai and Hong Kong. We need to keep at the cutting edge of change.’The mayor also pledged to revive plans for a tram on Oxford Street, part-funded by new development at Marble Arch and Tottenham Court Road.Livingstone said he would also encourage more tall developments in the city, contrary to recent criticisms aired by the Prince of Wales.‘I don’t want to turn London into Manhattan but I see the occasional tall building is a good thing. I can see 20 tall buildings being developed over the next 20 years.’ The event was organised by Property Week, Central London Partnership, New West End Company and the Westminster and City Property Owners Associations.last_img read more

Michael Maddelein Joins Inteva Products As VP Of Engineering

first_imgLSI 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 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.  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. TROY, Mich – Inteva Products LLC has appointed Michael Maddelein as vice president of engineering. Reporting directly to Inteva CEO and President Lon Offenbacher, Maddelein will lead Inteva’s global engineering teams in the development of innovative product offerings, advanced process and manufacturing engineering and new material applications.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementMaddelein has more than 25 years of experience in engineering and program management, strategic business development, financial planning, and process improvements. Most recently, he was vice president of engineering services for Tech Mahindra. Prior to that, he spent 20 years with Lear Corp., the last 10 in executive roles including vice president of program management, vice president of seating engineering Europe, vice president of Asian OEMs and other international executive functions.Maddelein received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Oakland University and an MBA in integrative management from Michigan State University. He also is a Six Sigma Green Belt. Maddelein will work at Inteva’s Troy, Mich., headquarters.“I am pleased to welcome Mike to our executive staff and look forward to the experienced hands-on guidance he will bring to our global engineering activities,” said Offenbacher. “I look forward to Mike’s contributions to our leadership team.”,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 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. last_img read more

‘Gay Like Me’

first_imgAuthor Richie Jackson will engage in conversation with CNN’s Don Lemon on Saturday, February 15, at 4 PM at BookHampton in East Hampton.Jackson, an award-winning Broadway, TV, and film producer, reflects on his own experiences as a gay man in America in his book “Gay Like Me,” which serves as a love letter to his son, who came out when he was 15.“My son is kind, responsible, and hardworking. He is ready for college. He is not ready to be a gay man living in America,” stated the author.The book reflects on the progress as well as setbacks of the LGBTQ community over the past half-century. It celebrates parenting and gay identity, and serves as a powerful warning for his son. It’s a message that resonates with readers, including gay men, around the world.Jackson most recently produced the Tony Award-nominated Harvey Fierstein’s “Torch Song” on Broadway. He was executive producer on Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie” and co-executive produced the film “Shortbus,” directed by John Cameron Mitchell.Lemon anchors “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon.” He has co-moderated presidential debates and has reported on-the-scene for many breaking news stories, including the Las Vegas shooting, the Orlando shooting at Pulse Nightclub, the Charleston church shooting, the Boston Marathon bombing, and many others.For more information, visit www.bookhampton.com. Sharelast_img read more

Air Products France switches to renewables

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Defining the scope of ­witness ­immunity

first_imgThe rule of witness immunity was set out by Lord Hutton in Darker v Chief Constable of the West Midlands [2001] 1 AC 435, a case which concerned police malpractice. Lord Hutton held: ‘The rule that a party has immunity in respect of what he says and does in court has been established for centuries.’ Lord Hutton went on to acknowledge in Darker that the rule had boundaries and that immunity did not, on the facts of Darker, extend to things allegedly done by police officers during the investigation process which could not fairly be said to form part of their participation in the judicial process as witnesses. In particular, it did not extend to the fabrication of false evidence. Recently, the rule of witness immunity was considered by the Court of Appeal in Autofocus Ltd v Accident Exchange Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 788, which concerned the scope of the rule in the context of business malpractice and which is relevant in civil cases. Accident Exchange Ltd (AE) provided cars to drivers whose vehicles had been damaged in road traffic accidents caused by the negligence of other drivers. Autofocus (AF) provided evidence for insurers of negligent drivers who wished to limit their liability for hire charges to the market hire rate at which an equivalent vehicle could be hired. The insurers of the negligent drivers relied on AF to provide them with material with which to contest the perceived inflated elements of the hire charges claims. AF obtained its information from rates surveyors, who provided evidence of relevant spot hire rates on the basis of information obtained in telephone calls to a number of car rental companies. The rate surveyors would then produce a witness statement within which they would describe the process of obtaining the information. Relevant exhibits would also be referred to in the witness statements. AE brought a claim against AF for conspiracy to use unlawful means in obtaining evidence and deceit. AE alleged that the rate surveyors had put forward fraudulent information and that this was an integral part of AF’s business. In an attempt to bring the matter to an end, AF applied to the court to either have the claim struck out or, alternatively, for summary judgment by reference to witness immunity. AF’s application was dismissed at first instance. The matter proceeded to the Court of Appeal. Lord Justice Maurice Kay turned to the principles of Darker in which the House of Lords drew a distinction between statements made by police officers before giving evidence, where the functions they performed could be said to be those of witnesses or potential witnesses, and their conduct at earlier stages in the case when they were performing their functions as enforcers of the law or as investigators. The court held that the rule of witness immunity only extended to those acts done as part of the judicial process and was not wide enough to cover all acts which did not form part of that process. This included the fabrication of evidence. Maurice Kay LJ was of the opinion that if the rate surveyors were found to have fabricated evidence then the principles of Darker would take effect and witness immunity would not apply. This would be the position whether the evidence was in the form of a witness statement or exhibits. However, Maurice Kay LJ added a word of caution in deciding the scope of witness immunity without a court hearing the complete evidence in the case: ‘In order to apply the Darker principles, it will be necessary to consider precisely what each rate surveyor and his superiors did or imitated to do and what their state of mind was at the time. ‘It may be necessary to consider the chronology of the events from the phone calls… to the spreadsheets, to the creation of the witness statements.’ Although a rule which seeks to protect witnesses who are engaged in the judicial process, the rule of witness immunity has legitimate and necessary limits. Only witnesses or potential witnesses whose actions can be said to relate to the judicial process will benefit from the protection of the rule. Therefore, careful consideration must be had as to the nature of the allegations against a particular party and whether an application for witness immunity can be justified on the facts of a particular case. A failure to do this from the outset will inevitably result in wasted cost and time. Masood Ahmed is a senior lecturer in law at Birmingham City Universitylast_img read more

In the detail

first_imgThe glass gable gives this building a modern touch, and the dished roof surfaces add an oriental flavour. But what is the building?The building featured on 29 February was the Lock-keeper’s Graduate Centre of Queen Mary College in east London, designed by Surface Architects and completed in 2005. The winner was Alison Hand.last_img

Bulkchain prepares for launch

first_imgThe system shares updates on breakbulk consignments in real time with all stakeholders. According to the developers, the result will be transparent, efficient communication within the entire breakbulk supply chain.The concept was devised in 2018 and a year later a beta version was demonstrated at the Antwerp XL exhibition in April. In October 2019, ArcelorMittal and PSA joined the pilot project.ArcelorMittal Logistics Belgium’s ceo William Moyersoen, said: “Setting up integration with Bulkchain just once opens the door for all member parties to exchange data in the same way.”For each consignment Bulkchain creates a single file that links all import and export partners, so that all parties involved in the movement are constantly up to date.Steven Schutter, Bulkchain product manager, added that the breakbulk community has long been in search of a digital solution to catch up with its colleagues in the container sector. “We are doing away with the constant copying-and-pasting, carbon copies and superfluous phone calls. Bulkchain will streamline the entire logistics process. It means much less administrative hassle and more efficient communication among the correct locations, eliminating avoidable errors.”The next issue of HLPFI will contain a special report on digitalisation across the heavy lift and project logistics business. To ensure you receive a copy of this edition, please contact subscriptions@heavyliftpfi.com.www.nxtport.comwww.portplus.belast_img read more

Trump shrugs off contradictions from Cabinet picks

first_img WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is shrugging off contradictions with his own Cabinet picks that have been on display during Senate hearings this week.“All my Cabinet nominee are looking good and doing a great job. I want them to be themselves and express their own thoughts, not mine!” Trump said over Twitter early Friday.The comment comes after members of Trump’s future Cabinet separated themselves from the president-elect on a series of issues, including Russia, torture and Muslim immigration.Partly as a result the nominees have gotten mostly gentle treatment from Senate Democrats who say they’ve found the Cabinet choices more palatable than the future president himself.“As I meet members of the Cabinet I’m puzzled because many of them sound reasonable,” said Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Senate Democrat. “Far more reasonable than their president.”Sen. Jeff Sessions, picked for attorney general, said he’s against any outright ban on immigration by Muslims, in contrast to Trump’s onetime call to suspend admittance of Muslims. Secretary of State candidate Rex Tillerson affirmed U.S. commitments to NATO and took a relatively hard line on Russia, both in contrast to Trump — though Tillerson irked GOP Sen. Marco Rubio by refusing to label Vladimir Putin a “war criminal.”And CIA pick Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, affirmed his opposition to torture and said he would refuse any Trump order to torture, adding he could not imagine Trump would give such a directive. Trump, while campaigning, suggested bringing back waterboarding and more.Tillerson’s nomination is in question in light of concerns from Rubio and others, but it looks like smooth sailing for Pompeo; retired Gen. James Mattis for Defense; and retired Gen. John Kelly for Homeland Security, among others.“Pompeo’s very popular, Mattis, Kelly — these are popular selections,” said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.Sessions was denied confirmation once before by the Senate, but that was three decades ago for a federal judgeship. This time around the Alabaman is a sitting senator and was treated gently, for the most part, by his colleagues, even when Democrats brought up the racial issues that brought him down him last time around. There was potential for drama as Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., broke with Senate tradition to testify against his colleague, but it came on the second day of the hearing after Sessions had finished testifying, so he was not even in the room.“The purpose of confirmation hearings is to examine the record and views of potential nominees and I think that’s what these hearings are doing,” said Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. “I think it’s likely that all of the Cabinet nominees are going to be confirmed, I think the hearings have gone quite well this week.”The outings also lack drama due to Democrats’ decision while in the Senate majority to lower the vote threshold for Cabinet nominees and others from 60 votes to 50, allowing Republicans to ensure approval as long as they can hold their 52-seat majority together.There could be fireworks yet to come because several of the most potentially explosive hearings are still pending, including for former Goldman Sachs partner Steven Mnuchin for Treasury secretary. Democrats have set up a website to solicit stories from the thousands of people whose homes were foreclosed on by OneWest Bank while Mnuchin headed a group of investors who owned the bank. They hope to use Mnuchin’s nomination hearing to attack Trump’s populist appeal with working-class voters and cast themselves as defenders of the middle class.Also pending are hearings for Rep. Tom Price for Health and Human Services; Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a vocal denier of climate change science, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency; and fast-food executive Andrew Puzder to head the Labor Department. Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Published: January 13, 2017 10:33 AM EST SHARE Trump shrugs off contradictions from Cabinet picks last_img read more

Magic circle profits hit by Covid uncertainty

first_imgThree magic circle firms have reported a dip in profits this results season, as provisions are made for the ‘ongoing and unpredictable’ consequences of Covid-19.Freshfields, Allen & Overy and Linklaters have all announced a year-on-year fall in profits for the year ending 30 April 2020, in spite of robust revenue growth.Freshfields disclosed net profit of £685m, down from £688m in 2019. Meanwhile, profit per equity partner (PEP) fell from £1.84m to £1.82m. Revenue grew by 3%, however, to £1.52bn.Meanwhile, pre-tax profits at Linklaters dipped by 3% to £726.9m, and PEP fell by over 5% to £1.61m. Revenue was up 0.7% at £1.64bn.At Allen & Overy, profit before tax was down 2.5% compared with last year’s £690m, and PEP fell by 1.7% to £1.63m. The firm said profit before tax remained flat, excluding provisions for uncertainty caused by Covid-19.Clifford Chance bucked the trend, however, announcing its strongest set of financial results to date. Figures showed a 5% increase in partnership profit – which stands at £666m – and a 6% rise in revenue, from £1.69bn to £1.8bn. Profit per equity partner grew by 5% year on year to £1.69m.Given the ‘ongoing and unpredictable’ consequences of the pandemic in the final quarter, Clifford Chance said it has taken a provision against the profits distributable to partners, meaning some money was withheld.As a traditional partnership – not an LLP – Slaughter and May is not obliged to publish its financial results.last_img read more

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