TROY, Mich. — Delphi has named Jim Ryan as its new NAPA sales director in North America. Ryan’s appointment became effective April 19. Ryan’s focus will be on managing the NAPA account and accelerating growth in the marketplace. Specifically, he will be responsible for leading all Delphi day-to-day sales activities with NAPA, including sales pull through in the field and new product placement. Ryan will report directly to Malcolm Sissmore and work out of the Delphi World Headquarters building in Troy, Mich. Ryan comes to Delphi with 28 years of aftermarket experience. He most recently worked for Multi Parts Supply, a company that develops, sources and supplies product for the automotive aftermarket, where he had been vice president of sales, North America since 2008. He also worked for Visteon as director of aftermarket sales. Ryan spent the first 21 years of his career in the aftermarket with Dana Corp., where he progressed though the ranks to become a senior sales leader. During this time, he worked extensively with the NAPA organization. Ryan holds a bachelors degree from Franklin University. “We are very happy to have Jim join the Delphi team,” said Malcolm Sissmore, vice president, sales, North America, Delphi Product & Service Solutions. “He has a long and rich experience in the aftermarket, which will allow him to effectively service and support revenue growth with a very important customer like NAPA.” AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement
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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 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.
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 85 with a 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 3 p.m. and tonight’s low around 57. Courtesy/NWS
Adults in the community are invited to a free magic show and workshop Thursday, July 18 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Call 505.662.8920 for more information. Professor Cheesecurdle Professor Cheesecurdle has been a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) since 1975. He also is a member of the highly respected Order of Merlin in the IMB association. COMMUNITY News: Lunch can be purchased for $10, if reservations are made by 10 a.m. Thursday. Members 60 and over can purchase lunch for $5.
The language bars the use of taxpayer dollars for horse slaughter inspections, which effectively prevents the plants from operating. Similar language was included in the House FY20 Agriculture Appropriations bill in June and is expected to be included in any final spending bill passed by Congress. WASHINGTON, D.C. ― Thursday, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee included a provision in the FY2020 Agriculture Appropriations bill to maintain the ban on slaughtering horses in the U.S., thanks to Senators Tom Udall (D-NM), Lindsay Graham (R-SC) and Susan Collins (R-ME), all longtime leaders on the issue. A controversial proposal regarding the management of wild horses in FY20 Interior Appropriations poses a threat to efforts to maintain this ban in future years and, if implemented, would likely put horses at risk of slaughter. Peddled by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), ASPCA, and so-called American Mustang Foundation, the proposal would break the budget of BLM and dramatically expand inhumane roundups of wild horses every year, accumulating to over 100,000 additional captive horses over a 10-year period at a cost upwards of a billion dollars. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all. Horse slaughter plants previously operated in the U.S. until 2007 and shipped the meat overseas to foreign countries for human consumption. It is a cruel and torturous process for the horses. “Horses are our dutiful companions and partners in work and sport – not a meal. They have loyally stood by us as we built this country together, and they deserve better than to be brutally slaughtered,” said Holly Gann, director of federal affairs at Animal Wellness Action. “Horse slaughter is animal cruelty, and taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to foot the bill for it.” Animal Wellness Action (Action) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. Because the horsemeat is utilized for human consumption, horse slaughter plants cannot operate in the U.S. if inspections are defunded. The language to defund horse slaughter has been maintained in most yearly spending bills to keep plants shuttered, thanks to the tireless work of advocates to elevate this issue in Congress; however, it is not a permanent solution – Congress must reconsider the issue yearly. AWA News: Animal Wellness Action and other wild horse and burro advocates have worked tirelessly encouraging Congress to direct BLM to increase fertility control programs as a way to humanely check population growth on our federal lands and to reduce roundups and removals.
We also want to express special appreciation to the following:Abiqiuiu Saint Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church including Rev. Valentine Phu Au, Dexter Trujillo, Richard Dominquez, Fran Lopez, Andres Martinez, Delvin Garcia and Pauline Chacon for honoring our mother with such a heartfelt rosary and mass. Also to Connie Padilla and the Living Water Choir for the beautiful music.La Cocina Restaurant especially Javier Sanchez and Staff for providing the wonderful meal after the memorial service.Devargas Funeral and Staff especially Isaiah Garcia-Herrera and James Martinez for the professional arrangements and caring service.Floral Expressions and Celso Archuleta for the beautiful floral arrangements.John Paul Martinez, Brian Martinez, and AirMed for providing such amazing support in our time of need.From the Family of Lorraine Montoya (Hernando Montoya, Jose Ortega, Joyce Ortega-Tapia, Vangie Trujillo, and Josephine Ortega). Your generosity during these difficult days will never be forgotten. From the Family of Lorraine Montoya: Lorraine Montoya Our hearts are full of gratitude as we extend our appreciation to our amazing family, friends, and colleagues for the kindness, sympathy, food, flowers, cards, visits, and friendship bestowed upon us during the recent passing of our beloved mother and wife, Lorraine Montoya.
By DENNIS LITTLELos ALamosMr. Kerr,Perhaps I’m in the minority, I’m not sure and I’ve never seen a study to confirm. I was raised by a single mother who wasn’t political at all. To the best of my knowledge, she never voted in her life. In any case, I would hope that most people in a town with so many smart people would do their own research and decide who and/or what political party to vote for rather than just depending on what their parents said to do.With regards to the rest of your letter, I disagree.The House (with a Democratic majority) has passed a great number of bills, including quite a few bipartisan bills, but the Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell will not allow them to come to the floor. There’s a reason he has adopted the nickname “Grim Reaper”.Yes, Donald Trump was duly elected, but so was Bill Clinton, not once but twice. As mentioned, the House has already approved quite a few bills and is waiting on the Senate. So far as skirting our Constitution, perhaps you should read (or reread) it. Based on the other parts of your email, I’d suggest reading Article 1, Section 2, Paragraph 5, which reads The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment. Since I’m pretty sure you’ll also believe that there can’t be an impeachment investigation without a vote, I’d point you to Article 1, Section 5, Paragraph 2, which reads Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behaviour, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member. Yes, there must be a vote of the full House to impeach a sitting President, the current House has elected to not require a full vote in order to perform an investigation, and that is fully within their purview.You are correct that some people change party affiliations — and I’m one of them. It isn’t necessarily about how a particular candidate stands on a position, but how the entire party stands on those positions. As an example, look at the history of party positions during the Civil War and during the Civil Rights Movement. Parties change and always will. What was the Democratic Party in 1800 is not the same as the Democratic Party in 2019. You may consider these people to be “cut and runners” but I don’t. As I said, people change as do political parties.I do agree to a certain extent that more study should be devoted to government history but I would much rather people be taught independent thought and research above almost everything else. This has become much easier in the current world because so many resources are online — and I’m not talking about main stream media. I could easily look up the views of any politician or political party not only based on main stream media, but on global opinions as well as just looking at voting results and such. As the old saying goes, you can teach a man to fish and feed him for a day or you can teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime. The same applies to politics.One thing we do agree on completely — stay informed, participate in supporting your values and positions, get involved where you can, voice your opinion — and one you left out, GO VOTE and get everyone else you know to do the same. It doesn’t take long especially in a town the size of ours.
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 64 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 36. Courtesy/NWS
Living Treasures News:The ceremony to honor the 2020 recipients of the Living Treasures of Los Alamos awards, originally scheduled for April 26, has been postponed to an undetermined date. This year, the organization is honoring the volunteer contributions of Linda Foard Burns, Don Casperson and Lois M. Eddleman. The awards ceremony, held annually in the later half of April, must be postponed this year because of the coronavirus. The rescheduled date will be announced in the future.
Jenna BustosNMHU News:LAS VEGAS, NM — Jenna Bustos, a chemistry and biology senior at New Mexico Highlands University, has her pick of seven top doctoral chemistry programs across the country.In January, Bustos’ letters of acceptance started rolling in from Ph.D. programs at Purdue University, Penn State University, Ohio State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Oregon State University, University of Connecticut and New Mexico State University.“Studying chemistry is exciting for the opportunity to stretch my imagination and synthesize the materials of the future,” said Bustos, a 20-year-old Las Vegas, N.M. native. “What I enjoy most is being able to make discoveries and bring new knowledge to the field.”Bustos will graduate in May 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a second bachelor’s degree in biology. Most science programs bypass a master’s degree in favor of a doctoral course of study.Bustos said she chose Oregon State University for the opportunity to work in the Actinade Center of Excellence program. Oregon State also offered Bustos a Diversity Advancement Fellowship.“What attracts me about the Actinide Center for Excellence program is that it is funded by the National Nuclear Security Administration or NNSA. The research of the ACE program is important because it helps ensure that the nation’s nuclear weapons are operational and secure.“This doctoral experience will ultimately help me with my career goals because both Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories are NNSA labs. With my roots deep in New Mexico, I hope to utilize my anticipated Ph.D. working at either LANL or Sandia National Laboratories,” Bustos said.Bustos said her West Las Vegas High School chemistry teacher, Erika Guaba, first inspired her to study chemistry. At the same time, Bustos was a dual-credit high school student taking chemistry courses with Highlands chemistry professor Tatiana Timofeeva.“What captured my interest in Dr. Timofeeva’s chemistry laboratory was being able to work with the X-ray diffractometer, an instrument used to analyze the structure of crystalline material. It was an incredible research opportunity with Dr. Timofeeva. She’s a great mentor who has given me invaluable guidance. She’s also a very inspiring scientist,” Bustos said.Bustos said her research in Timofeeva’s chemistry laboratory primarily studied metal organic frameworks (MOFs) – sponge-like materials, which can catch gases such as carbon dioxide. These MOFs can remove industrial air pollution and toxins in organisms. Bustos is listed as one of the authors on two studies published in 2019 that were conducted in Timofeeva’s laboratory.“Jenna is an excellent student who responds well to suggestions in class and the laboratory,” Timofeeva said. “She demonstrates persistence and drive, which are necessary to be a good scientist.”Timofeeva said Bustos is a strong doctoral candidate.“I expect Jenna to succeed in her doctoral studies,” Timofeeva said.Bustos honed her chemistry research skills in an internship at Ohio State University in the summer of 2019 with the Center for Emergent Materials program.“At Ohio State, I was looking for a rapid synthesis route for a material that can be used to coat windows that regulate temperature, reducing the need for air conditioning and heating of buildings,” Bustos said.Bustos was named a Graduate Education for Minorities Full Fellow with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which also will help fund her doctoral studies. She also received honorable mention in the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship program.“I’m very grateful to all my chemistry and biology professors at Highlands. I’m looking forward to representing Highlands and New Mexico in my doctoral program,” Bustos said.