WATERLOO, IOWA — Waterloo Industries has announced the promotion of two employees to key executive positions. Gary Marcus has been promoted to vice president, marketing and business development, and Deonna Fritz has been promoted to vice president, new product development. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Waterloo Industries manufactures tool storage products and is an operating unit of consumer products company Fortune Brands, Inc. Marcus joined Waterloo Industries as manager, marketing in August of 1999, and most recently served as director, marketing and business development. In his new role as vice president, marketing and business development, Marcus will be responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities through global market research, analysis and strategic partnerships. He will report to Waterloo Industries President and COO Jerry Heinlen. Fritz began her career with Waterloo Industries in 1987 as an intern. Since then, she has earned several promotions to key marketing positions within the company. Her most recent position was director, sales – Sears Business Group. In her new role as vice president, new product development, Fritz will lead initiatives to identify and develop innovative new products, line extensions and differentiation strategies. Fritz will oversee the Design, Development and Product Management groups and will also report to Heinlen. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.
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From Tire ReviewAdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementBridgestone Americas is making some leadership changes within the marketing organization for the company’s consumer tire business and Bridgestone Retail Operations (BSRO). These changes follow the announcement that Phil Pacsi, vice president, sports and events marketing and training, will retire after 36 years with the company, effective Sept. 30.Pacsi began his career at The Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. as a development engineer and worked across numerous areas and functions at Bridgestone before joining the marketing team in 1994. Since that time, he has become the architect behind many of the company’s sports marketing programs, which include its Worldwide Olympic Partnership, its role as sole tire supplier for the Verizon IndyCar Series, naming rights for Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and league partnerships with the NFL, NHL and more. Pacsi also has represented the company in numerous community and professional organizations, including the Nashville American Marketing Association, Brandweek Editorial Board, Nashville Sports Council and Nashville Predators Marketing Committee.“Phil has been an invaluable member of the Bridgestone team, providing leadership that has helped elevate the presence of our brands among consumers and our important dealer customers,” said Philip Dobbs, chief marketing officer, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO). “He also has played a significant role in establishing a strong team to ensure we continue to build our brands and carry on his legacy.”AdvertisementAmber Holm, current vice president, consumer brand marketing, U.S. and Canada, BATO, will assume the role of vice president, marketing, consumer and customer engagement, U.S. and Canada, BATO. In this redefined position, Holm will lead engagement activities for the company’s sports and entertainment partnership platforms, which include the NFL, NHL, Verizon IndyCar Series, PGA TOUR, the company’s Worldwide Olympic Partnership and country music. In addition, she will oversee dealer training and education for the consumer tire business. Holm has nearly two decades of marketing and sales experience, including 13 years at General Mills overseeing the Pillsbury, Lucky Charms and Cheerios brands. Since joining Bridgestone in 2014, Holm has made many contributions to the consumer tire business, leading strategic brand-building programs that have produced record growth in brand awareness and consideration for the Bridgestone and Firestone tire brands.Jeffrey Lack will assume the role of vice president, marketing, consumer tire, U.S. and Canada, BATO. In this role, Lack will lead strategic marketing efforts for the company’s consumer tire business in North America, and implement brand-building and digital engagement programs that drive traffic to customers’ stores. Lack joined Bridgestone in 2015 as vice president of marketing and merchandising for Bridgestone Retail Operations (BSRO), where he developed an innovative integrated media planning process and developed brand and digital programs that generated increases in store traffic and consumer engagement. He has more than 20 years of experience in strategic marketing leadership, including 15 years in global marketing roles at Shell.AdvertisementDave Nientimp has accepted the role of vice president, marketing and merchandising, BSRO, succeeding Lack. Since joining BSRO in 2016, he has played a key role in developing and delivering brand and advertising strategies for the Firestone and Tires Plus retail brands. In his new role, Nientimp will be responsible for overall marketing strategy at the company’s more than 2,200 retail locations. This will include brand-building programs, digital initiatives and tire and service merchandising. Nientimp has more than 20 years of experience leading marketing strategy and brand-building activities for consumer packaged goods and retail brands, including marketing leadership roles at Constellation Brands and Kraft Foods.“It’s an exciting time to be part of the Bridgestone marketing organization,” said Dobbs. “These changes will better align our team with the needs of the business and enable us to accelerate our efforts to deliver on key priorities. I look forward to seeing the team develop under this dynamic group of leaders.”
From BodyShop BusinessAdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementBarry SnyderAxalta Coating Systems has named Barry Snyder as senior vice president and chief operations and supply chain officer. Robert Roop has also been promoted to vice president and chief technology officer, effective immediately. The two leaders will drive Axalta’s commitment to innovation and growth in their new roles. Snyder will continue to serve on Axalta’s leadership team, while Roop will be added to the leadership team, both reporting directly to Axalta CEO Robert Bryant.“We are excited about these two new moves on Axalta’s leadership team and are proud to be able to promote from within our organization,” said Bryant. “Barry’s contributions as Axalta’s chief technology officer for the past four-plus years have helped the company continue as the innovation leader in our industry and have supported our growth globally. Our technology organization is as strong as it has ever been thanks to Barry’s commitment and drive to keep Axalta on the leading edge. Barry shares my commitment to operating Axalta’s sites safely and efficiently and to driving operational excellence throughout our organization. We are thrilled to have him in this role.Advertisement“Robert has been a critical strategic leader in Axalta’s technology organization for the past 10 years. His technical expertise combined with strong business acumen will make him an outstanding new chief technology officer as we continue to focus on differentiating ourselves through innovations that our customers want. Robert is committed to the development of a pipeline of new products and services to meet our customers’ evolving needs, and I look forward to working with him to realize our technology goals.”Snyder was previously senior vice president and chief technology officer of Axalta. Before joining Axalta, Snyder was senior vice president and chief innovation officer at Orion Engineered Carbons, where he was responsible for global R&D and quality assurance. From 2008 through 2012, Snyder was vice president, marketing and technology and chief technology officer at H.B. Fuller Company, where he oversaw 15 laboratories on four continents. At Celanese from 2007-2008, he was global technology director for the company’s emulsions and polyvinyl alcohol division. From 1990 to 2006, he held a number of positions of increasingly broad scope and responsibility at Rohm and Haas. Snyder holds a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from Harvard University, an M.B.A. from Temple University and B.S. and M.S degrees in chemistry from Emory University.AdvertisementRoop has been with Axalta since 2013 in expanding roles of responsibility in the technology organization. He began at Axalta as technology director, North America and most recently served as vice president, technology development for the company’s refinish and industrial businesses. Prior to those roles, Roop spent more than 20 years in technology and operations positions at DuPont in various polymer and chemical businesses, including DuPont Performance Coatings. Roop received a B.S. in chemical engineering from West Virginia University and holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University.
Head Coach of Guyana Jaguars, Esaun Crandon believes the inclusion of West Indies trio Shimron Hetmyer, Keemo Paul and Romario Shepherd will be critical to the outcome of the West Indies Championships match against leaders Barbados Pride starting today. “It is very, very important and very crucial to have Hetmyer, Shepherd and Keemo Paul with us,” said Crandon adding..”obviously they will bring a lot to the table. From a bowling perspective we know what Shepherd and Paul have to offer and we are expecting more consistency and, from Hetmyer’s perspective, we know what he is capable of and hope that he continues doing the good work he has done for us and West Indies,” Crandon told Stabroek Sport on the eve of the match yesterday.The trio replaces fast bowlers Keon Joseph and Nial Smith as well as opener Tevin Imlach.
2-10 Wizards (31-24) at Bulls (19-35)TV: 8pm NBC Sports WashingtonLast game for Washington: 110-104 ot loss vs BostonOtto Porter Jr.-27 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assistsBradley Beal-18 points, 9 assists, 5 reboundsTomas Satoransky-14 points, 4 assists, 4 reboundsLast game for Chicago: 114-113 win vs MinnesotaZach Levine-35 points, 5 reboundsRobin Lopez-19 points, 3 reboundsJerian Grant-14 points, 11 assists, 8 reboundsProjected Wizards starters-Morris PF, Satoransky, SF, Porter Jr. SF, Gortat C, Beal SGProjected Bulls starters-Markkanen PF, Lopez C, Grant PG, Dunn? PG, Holiday SGWashington preview-The Wizards start a three game road trip, in which after tonight’s game, the team will head to New York and Cleveland. Markieff Morris is a game time decision with a swollen left hand. In the only meeting this season, Washington beat Chicago on New Years Eve, 1114-110, behind Beal’s 39 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists, as the Wizards outscored the Bulls, 31-21 in the 4th quarter.Chicago preview-The Bulls rallied from 17 points down to defeat Minnesota, and end there seven game losing streak. Lavine, who had a monster game on Friday night, leads Chicago averaging 17 points a game, but will not play on Saturday night and will rest. A possibility to replace Lavine in the lineup is Kris Dunn, who recently missed time due to dental work, after falling face first onto the court. Noah Vonleh, who was acquired from the Portland Trail Blazers this week in a trade, should make his Bulls debut tonight.Please follow and like us:
Neymar believed that the younger players’ poor performance led to PSG’s loss at the Coupe de France finalAdvertisement bzt6czNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vse8g3iaWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E0qemy( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) bxdWould you ever consider trying this?😱kbyjCan your students do this? 🌚25gRoller skating! Powered by Firework Neymar’s transfer of 222 Million Euros from Barcelona to PSG was the most expensive of its time but the move wasn’t the kind of paradise that is expected at that price. With media fueling regular speculations and the player’s own disinterest, it mostly seemed that the Brazilian wanted a way out.Advertisement However, Neymar Senior, the player’s father spoke to RMC Sport to clear up the fact that Neymar is here to stay in Paris and the fans can rest assured.Advertisement “The contract is long with PSG.“We are only in the second season and it is not even over yet. We have a contract we are not even halfway through.Advertisement “These rumours of departure will always exist, we cannot have a player like Neymar without clubs dreaming about him.”He added: “Neymar’s desire to be at PSG was expressed two years ago, so the fans can sleep easy.“Today Neymar does not want to leave PSG, he wants to continue to help the club win titles.”Neymar does boast 48 goals in just 53 appearances for PSG and this excellent record with the capital club could increase along with the trophy count , given the form PSG are in lately. Advertisement
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