Bill Schlatterer Earns AWDA Pursuit of Excellence Award

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 From AWDAFacts AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement AWDA’s 2006 Pursuit of Excellence Award was presented to Bill Schlatterer, executive vice president/CFO/CEO, Parts Warehouse, Inc. Established in 1983, the award is presented annually to a member of AWDA, in recognition of excellence in business performance and support for AWDA and its ideals. Schlatterer began his aftermarket career at Crow-Burlingame Co., driving a delivery truck and working the counter while attending college. From that humble start, he progressed to the position of executive vice president/CFO/CEO with Parts Warehouse, the position he holds today. He has served on the AWDA board and been active in various AWDA and AAIA committees and has often led courses on jobber operations. Perhaps most notably, Schlatterer has long been at the vanguard of distribution information technology and is widely recognized as an essential go-between in the aftermarket’s IT efforts. Over the years, he has played a role in coordinating IT operations between the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, Activant, ACDelco, Motorcraft and many other entities. “Bill’s work on behalf of the Alliance has paved the way for many technology and data management innovations that we in the industry take for granted today,” said Jim Tennant in presenting the award. “His unselfish attitude and willingness to share with others truly make him ‘a man for others.’”,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.  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. 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

Udall, Congress Successfully Push Treasury To Correct Exclusion Of Tribally-Owned Businesses From Paycheck Protection Program

first_imgU.S. Sen. Tom UdallU.S. SENATE News:SANTA FE — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) issued the following statement Friday after the U.S. Department of Treasury, Small Business Administration (SBA) reversed its initial CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) eligibility rule that excluded Tribally-owned small businesses with revenue from gaming operations.Many Tribes depend on the businesses they own and operate to fund essential services in Indian Country because Tribal governments, unlike state and local governments, do not have a traditional tax base. Udall and Senate Democrats have pressed for Treasury and SBA to reverse this position: Udall sent a letter on April 8th to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza, and spoke with Mnuchin by phone April 18, urging Treasury and SBA to adhere to congressional intent and include Tribally-owned businesses in the PPP.“I am relieved that the SBA is correcting its harmful initial guidance which unfairly excluded a significant number of Tribally-owned businesses from the Paycheck Protection Program. I personally urged Secretary Mnuchin to change this policy, and I am glad that Treasury is listening to our calls and adhering to Congress’ unambiguous intent,” Udall said. “Tribal businesses are some of the biggest employers and income generators for both the Tribal and non-Tribal communities they serve, and these government-owned enterprises fund essential services to their communities, like health care, education, and public safety needs. Because Tribes do not have a traditional tax base to generate government revenue for essential services, it is absolutely critical that all Tribal business under 500 employees – including gaming enterprises –  are deemed eligible for PPP loans.“Unfortunately, the delay in reversing SBA’s erroneous guidance has already put Tribal businesses at a disadvantage at a time of immense need. Once again, the Trump administration’s inability or unwillingness to understand the unique needs of Native communities has set Indian Country back. The entire Trump administration must make a greater effort to listen to and include Tribes in the COVID-19 response moving forward – and the administration must be more cognizant of congressional intent, more effective in distributing funding in an equitable and competent way to Native communities, and better-educated about our shared federal trust responsibility to Indian Country.”last_img read more

Appointment signals Airgas aims for growth

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Servomex – MonoExact gas analyzer

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Homecare acquisitions in Poland for Air Liquide

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ASCO extends new dry ice pelletiser generation with P15(i)

first_imgThe compact and powerful new ASCO Dry Ice Pelletiser P15(i) converts liquid CO2 into dry ice pellets quickly and economically with a production capacity of 150kg/h (330.7lbs/h). Compared to its forerunner model, the Swiss carbon dioxide (CO2) specialist said the new pelletiser is equipped with the latest remote maintenance technology and thus offers a variety of possibilities in the areas of remote access, remote data and remote management.This enables fast problem solving and machine maintenance or the recording of production and performance data, ASCO said.ASCO Managing Director Marco Pellegrino explained, “With the new ASCO Dry Ice Pelletiser P15(i) we offer our customers another reliable and productive option in choosing the right machine for their specific requirements.”“For decades ASCO has been the partner of choice when it comes to setting up and expanding an in-house dry ice production facility, which is why Industry 4.0 also finds its way into products for medium capacities.”“Extensive industry know-how and a self-contained CO2 product range enable us to provide our customers with an all-round supply, true to our credo ‘All about CO2’.” Source: ASCO Carbon Dioxidelast_img read more

Law Society to hold superinjunction debate

first_imgA Law Society debate will this month consider how superinjunctions can survive in an era of social media. The free discussion, entitled Privacy, Free Press and the Public Interest, will look at how anonymity orders can be enforced when information is so readily available through sites such as ­Twitter. The event is the second in a series of cutting-edge debates examining key law reform issues, for which the Gazette is media partner. Topics up for discussion include the principles of free speech, the role of the press and how parliament can self-regulate any apparent abuses of its privilege. Law Society chief executive Desmond Hudson will chair the debate, with participants including Schillings partner Gideon Benaim, leading privacy counsel Hugh Tomlinson QC (pictured) and Jo Glanville, editor of the Index on Censorship. The event will take place at 6pm on 20 September at the Law Society. Go to the Law Society site for more information.last_img read more

West Florida Gears Up for Tough Road Tests

first_imgWest Florida Gears Up for Tough Road Tests PENSACOLA, Fla. – UWF’s women’s hoops squad looks to continue their recent success in conference action, as they take on two GSC teams in this week’s play. The Argos will continue a three-game road campaign on Thursday, February 5th  at West Georgia with tip-off slated for 5:30 pm.The Argos are 8-13 this season, and currently on a two-game win streak after taking down conference opponents Montevallo and Valdosta State. This past Saturday, West Florida stripped the Lady Blazers of an undefeated record in the conference, picking up a 62-54 win. Tiffany Williams (St. Petersburg, Fla./North Florida) led the UWF charge with 28 points, while Amy Drake (Niceville, Fla./Winthrop) tallied 15 in her team-high fourteenth game in double figures.UWF has compiled a 3-3 GSC record, led by leading scorer Drake who averages 13 points per contest. GSC rebound leader Jessica Young (Hillsboro, Ala./Wallace-Hanceville CC) is the only Argonaut to average a double-double with 11.4 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. West Florida will look for redemption on the road this week, after falling to the West Georgia Wolves in their first meeting, 72-66.  The Wolves are 15-5, 5-1 in conference action, and are currently tied for the lead in the GSC East after a win over North Alabama last Saturday. Deadly duo Dominic Cranford and Ashley Huff continue to lead UWG in scoring, averaging 17.9 and 16.5 points respectively.The Argonauts will finish their road trip at North Alabama on Saturday afternoon, facing off against North Alabama at 1 p.m. Their last matchup resulted in a76-71 Argo victory in Pensacola. The Lions fell to West Georgia last week, and will take on Valdosta State on Thursday evening before a second meeting with the Argos. UNA averages 70.4 points per contest, and is currently shooting 43 percent from the field as a team.For more information about women’s basketball or other Argo athletics, visit Friendly Version Sharecenter_img Keaundrea Merriewether (Photo by Ron Besser) last_img read more

Menko Maritim Turun Tangan, Rencana Mogok Pilot dan Karyawan Garuda Indonesia Pun Batal

first_imgMD-11 Garuda Indonesia. Meski langkah mitigasi telah disiapkan Garuda Indonesia, ancaman pemogokan pilot dan karyawan maskapai flag carrier ini sontak menjadi perhatian besar bagi banyak pihak. Betapa tidak, 1.370 pilot Garuda Indonesia berencana akan melakukan mogok kerja, terhitung sejak 30 hari kerja sejak tuntutan mereka diutarakan ke publik, yang jika diartikan bakal bertepatan dengan periode peak season musim Mudik Lebaran 2018.Baca juga: Jika Terjadi Pemogokan Pilot dan Karyawan, Garuda Indonesia Telah Siapkan Langkah MitigasiNamun sikap Asosiasi Pilot Garuda Indonesia (APG) dan Serikat Karyawan Garuda (Sekarga) belakangan telah melunak dan sepakat untuk tidak melaksanakan aksi mogok pada periode peak season Lebaran. Melunaknya APG dan Sekarga disebut-sebut setelah Menko Maritim Luhut B Panjaitan turun tangan, dan memberi himbauan karena langkah mogok kerja akan mengganggu ketertiban umum dan mengganggu hak-hak pelayanan konsumen. Dikutip dari siaran pers Garuda Indonesia (2/6/2018), Direktur Utama Garuda Indonesia Pahala N. Mansury mengungkapkan “Kami menyampaikan apresiasi terhadap APG dan Sekarga yang tetap mengedepankan kepentingan nasional dan komitmen pelayanan operasional terhadap konsumen di periode peak season ini”.“Pada kesempatan ini kami menyambut Baik komitmen dan dukungan Menko Maritim dalam mendukung upaya peningkatan kinerja operasional Garuda Indonesia khususnya terkait penyelarasan dinamika hubungan industrial melalui jalur dialog”, jelas Pahala“Perlu kiranya kami tegaskan bahwa manajemen telah berkali-kali membuka ruang diskusi kepada rekan rekan APG dan Sekarga untuk mencapai titik temu terkait dengan perspektif APG dan Sekarga terhadap keberlangsungan operasional perusahaan. Karena lebih dari 90 persen aspirasi tuntutan karyawan kepada perusahaan telah dipenuhi oleh manajemen, dan tidak ada issue kesejahteraan karyawan yang menjadi penyebab rencana mogok APG dan Sekarga”. jelas Pahala.Ancaman aksi mogok dari pilot dan karyawan Garuda Indonesia didasari atas protes terhadap kondisi perusahaan saat ini. Ketua umum Serikat Karyawan Garuda (Sekarga) Ahmad Irfan Nasution menjelaskan, kondisi keuangan Garuda semakin menurun dilihat dari net profit loss atau rugi bersih 2017 yang naik signifikan yakni US$213,38 juta dollar dari tahun sebelumnya yang hanya US$9,36 juta.Baca juga: Sekilas Mirip Layanan LCC, Garuda Indonesia Rilis Subclass Eco-BasicMenurut Sekarga, hal tersebut diakibatkan kegagalan manajemen PT Garuda Indonesia di antaranya dalam penjadwalan kru. Sehingga adanya pembatalan dan penundaan penerbangan, serta adanya jabatan direktur kargo yang tidak dibutuhkan.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedPilot dan Ribuan Karyawan Garuda Indonesia Pastikan Mogok Kerja, Ini Dia Tanggapan Pihak Manajemen04/07/2018In “Bandara”Pengamat: Pilot TNI AU Butuh Waktu Transisi Untuk Menerbangkan Pesawat Garuda Indonesia04/06/2018In “Analisa Angkutan”Jika Terjadi Pemogokan Pilot dan Karyawan, Garuda Indonesia Telah Siapkan Langkah Mitigasi03/05/2018In “Domestik”last_img read more

Residents Are Noticing An Extra Charge On Their Amazon Receipts

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Amazon announced they will be charging a 7 percent city sales taxes on certain products in Alaska following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year that struck down a previous online tax standard. Amazon members received a message stating that Amazon will be “collecting local tax on all orders delivered to destinations within Alaska.” According to Navarre, it is estimated that the borough will gain an additional $1 ,500,000 in sales tax revenue annually through the collection of remote sellers’ sales tax. Currently there is a plan is in the works to expand sales tax collection for all online retailers across the state. The Alaska Municipal League (AML) has requested contributions from Alaska boroughs and cities to support the effort to establish a system for municipalities to impose a sales tax on online purchases. Representatives with Amazon did not respond to a request for comment.center_img Tim Navarre, President of AML: “I hope at some point the public understands that it’s better to buy local, and pay your sales tax locals. But there are times that the need is to go outside of our borough.”  The AML is establishing an initial working group intended to plan and hire a contractor to complete necessary steps to implement a statewide, independent, online sales tax administration system for sales by remote sellers. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly approved an ordinance to appropriate a $10,000 contribution.last_img read more