Barbados releases new COVID-19 Travel Protocols CARPHA Partners with, PAHO to Ensure Caribbean States’… Six Eastern Caribbean countries deemed safe for travel – CDC You may be interested in… Oct 16, 2020 CMO says Saint Lucia at critical stage of COVID-19 outbreak Oct 16, 2020 Heads of Government and other Heads of Delegation at the 27th CARICOM Inter-sessional in Placencia, Belize. Front row: (l-r) CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque; Prime Minister, Grenada, Dr. Keith Mitchell; Prime Minister, Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Keith Rowley; President, Guyana, H.E. David Granger; Prime Minister, Belize, Hon. Dean Barrow; Prime Minister, Barbados, Rt. Hon. Freundel Stuart; Prime Minister, Antigua and Barbuda, Hon. Gaston Browne. Oct 16, 2020 Oct 15, 2020 CARICOM Heads engage President of Estonia at 30th Inter-Sessional MeetingFront row – (l-r) : Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves; Prime Minister of Dominica Hon Roosevelt Skerrit; Prime Minister of Barbados Hon Mia Mottley; Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Dr Hubert Minnis; Prime Minister of Saint Lucia Hon Allen Chastanet; Prime Minister of Jamaica,…February 26, 2019In “CARICOM”Twenty-ninth Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads – Official Photo The Twenty-ninth Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government began Monday 26, and will continue Tuesday 27 February, at the Marriott Hotel, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Here is the Official Photo of the Heads of Government and Heads of Delegation in attendance. (From left) Dr Hon. Kedrick Pickering, Deputy Premier, BVI…February 26, 2018In “General”COMMUNIQUÉ – 29th Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOMCOMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE TWENTY-NINTH INTER-SESSIONAL MEETING OF THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY 26-27 February, 2018, Port-au-Prince, Haiti The Twenty-Ninth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was held at Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on 26-27…March 1, 2018In “Anguilla”Share this on WhatsApp Back row: (l-r) Fred Mitchell, Foreign Minister, Bahamas; Clara Gardner, Turks and Caicos Islands; Ashwin Adhin, Vice President, Suriname; A. J. Nicholson, Foreign Minister, Jamaica; Camillo Gonsalves, Economic Planning and Sustainable Development Minister, St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Francine Baron-Royer, Attorney General, Dominica; Alva Baptiste, Foreign Minister, St. Lucia. The Meeting is now into its second and final day. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading…
PM Harris Wants Regional Air Travel to be Affordable,… Sir K. Dwight Venner memoralised at ECCB HeadquartersBASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, MARCH 2ND, 2017 (PRESS SEC) — The late Honourable Sir K. Dwight Venner, the second Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) and the longest-serving one, was honoured today, Thursday, 2 March, 2017, during a naming and unveiling ceremony at the Bank’s headquarters in St. Kitts.…March 2, 2017In “Anguilla”St Kitts/Nevis Preparing to host Inter-Sessional Meeting of CARICOM HeadsBasseterre, St. Kitts, January 11, 2019 (SKNIS): St. Kitts and Nevis is busy preparing to host the 30th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), which takes place from 26-27th February 2019, at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort and Royal Beach Casino. A…January 14, 2019In “CARICOM”Caribbean says farewell to Sir Dwight VennerCASTRIES, St. Lucia, (CMC) – The Caribbean bade farewell to the longest serving governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Sir Dwight Venner on Wednesday with St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves describing him as “among our best”. Sir Dwight died here on December 22…January 5, 2017In “Anguilla”Share this on WhatsApp Jul 27, 2020 Jul 27, 2020 You may be interested in… St. Kitts-Nevis Government Targets October 2020 to Re-open… “In this regard, the ECCB has held initial discussions with the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago and the Bank of Guyana. These regulators will collaborate on the review of this application. The ECCB will also confer with the Central Bank of St. Maarten and Curacao,” the ECCB statement added. The central bank noted that changes in ownership of banks is not uncommon and that the proposed transaction is the latest in a series of consolidation moves by the Canadian banks. The ECCB said, “Citizens and residents in the ECCU should come to expect these developments as part of the banks’ response to both global developments and competition in the ECCU banking space. Indeed, the ECCB continues to encourage indigenous (national) banks to cooperate and consolidate to ensure the interests of the people of the ECCU are best served.” Addressing concerns about the ownership of banking assets in the ECCU, as a result of the proposed acquisition, the central bank said, “At present, 55 per cent of banking assets are owned by three Canadian banks and Republic Financial Holdings and 45 per cent of banking assets are owned by indigenous (national) banks. The proposed acquisition, if approved, would not fundamentally change that ownership distribution, as 55 per cent of the banking assets would be owned by two Canadian banks and Republic Financial Holdings and 45 per cent of the banking assets would continue to be owned by our indigenous (national) banks.” Commenting on the situation, St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris, said that, “The matter is being studied and is not yet ready for decision-making, in that it has to be discussed at the Monetary Council level where additional information will be provided to the decision-makers based on the analysis of the regulators.” Dr. Harris also shared similar sentiments to those expressed by the central bank in that persons should remain patient “as the due processes will have to occur, after which a decision will be made taking into account the best interest of the Currency Union, which is the collective responsibility of the Monetary Council.” The Republic Group’s total asset base as at September 30, 2018 stood at US$10.5 billion, with equity at US$1.5 billion and profits attributable to shareholders for the year ended September 30, 2018 of US$198 million. It was also noted that the ECCB already regulates Republic Bank, since it has an operation in Grenada and a stake in a bank in Saint Lucia. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, December 03, 2018 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) is encouraging citizens of and residents in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) to remain calm, in light of the news of an agreement that will see Trinidad-based Republic Financial Holdings Limited acquire the Bank of Nova Scotia’s operations in nine Caribbean territories. The territories are St. Maarten, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. In a statement issued on December 01, 2018, the central bank said it received an application from Republic Financial Holdings on Tuesday, November 27, “seeking regulatory approval to acquire the Bank of Nova Scotia’s operations and businesses in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU),” and that it has since commenced a review of this application, pursuant to the Banking Act. Tributes Pour in for Former Barbados Prime Minister Jul 16, 2020 Aug 11, 2020 CAL Launches EC Service as LIAT Reorganises – CARICOM…
CARICOM congratulates new Cuban President[su_pullquote align=”right”]“The Community extends its best wishes to you and your administration as you lead your People to new thresholds of development and wellbeing.” – CARICOM Secretary-General[/su_pullquote](CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated new President of the Republic of Cuba,…May 4, 2018In “General”Guyana’s new President welcomes CARICOM SG among first guestsGeorgetown, GINA, May 18, 2015: High on the agenda of His Excellency David Granger and his soon-to-be-sworn in administration will be to accelerate infrastructural and economic developments with CARICOM and Guyana’s other immediate neighbours. During his first official day in Office as Guyana’s 8th Executive President, Brigadier Rtd. Granger held brief…May 19, 2015In “Associate Member States”CARICOM Secretary-General congratulates Guyana’s new PresidentCARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has congratulated Dr Irfaan Ali on his assumption to office as Guyana’s ninth Executive President, and said he looks forward to welcoming the new President as a member of the Conference of CARICOM Heads of Government at its next Meeting. Dr Ali Took the oath…August 4, 2020In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApp Ambassador LaRocque told the Brazilian President that the Caribbean Community extended its “best wishes” to him and his administration “for a successful term of office as you lead your People to new levels of development and prosperity.” Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque extended congratulations to the new President of Brazil, His Excellency Jair Bolsonaro, on his recent assumption to office. In a congratulatory message on behalf of CARICOM, the Secretary-General said “your election to your country’s highest office attests to the confidence of the Brazilian electorate in your leadership.” “The people of Brazil have entrusted you with the critical task of leading the country on its continued path to sustained socio-economic development,” Ambassador LaRocque stated, noting that the Community “highly values the close and friendly relationship that it has forged with Brazil over the years.” “Our bonds have been strengthened and facilitated by political engagements at the highest levels. The Community looks forward to maintaining and strengthening the relationship and the goodwill and cooperation which characterise CARICOM–Brazil relations,” the message stated.
Oct 7, 2020 You may be interested in… Standards, Quality Still Important CARPHA: Leading the Caribbean’s COVID-19 Response – VIDEO “As a member you will be expected to assist in advancing the implementation of Community decisions at the national level… providing the necessary link between the regional and the national,” the Secretary-General stated. Secretary-General LaRocque applauded Grenada’s strong commitment to regional integration, exemplified, he stated, by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell’s dedication as Lead of Head of Government for Science and Technology in the CARICOM Quasi-Cabinet. Prime Minister Mitchell has also been an advocate for Statistics in the sustainable economic development of the Region, the SG noted. Mr Gill asserted that Grenada’s role and influence in CARICOM has been “distinct and unambiguous”, crystallised by the 1989 Declaration of the Grand Anse Work Programme of the Advancement of the Integration Movement that paved the way for the establishment of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). Grenada’s new Ambassador to CARICOM HE Arley Gill signs while Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque looks on See more photos – Accreditation Ceremony He told the Secretary-General that the vision articulated by Heads of Government in 1989 was still relevant today, to which Grenada remained resolute. “In Grenada, we continue to see CARICOM as a channel through which Member States are bolstered in the regional and international community by the positions we take and have taken as a collective on matters of tremendous importance to our development,” the Grenadian envoy stated. He underscored the need for ordinary CARICOM citizens – the coconut vendor on the streets of Roseau, the doubles vendor in Port of Spain, the water taxi operators that ply their trade on Grand Anse beach – to feel the impact of the decisions made in trade, free movement, and climate change. “It is our duty to keep them informed and engaged in our deliberations and decision making, so that they do not feel marginalised by an institution which was established in the first place to benefit them.” Mr Gill said. See video – Accreditation Ceremony Accreditation Ceremony – Grenada’s Ambassador to CARICOM HE Arley Gill from Caribbean Community on Vimeo. Oct 7, 2020 Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CARICOM has been an indispensable force in the development of the Region, the new envoy of Grenada to the Caribbean Community said Thursday, as he submitted his letter of credence to Ambassador Irwin LaRocque. During a brief ceremony at the CARICOM Secretariat headquarters, Georgetown, Guyana, Ambassador Arley Salimbi Gill assured the Secretary-General LaRocque that Grenada “will remain steadfast to the ideals” of regional integration and support the work of the CARICOM Secretariat. In welcoming Mr Gill to the CARICOM Committee of Ambassadors, Secretary-General LaRocque apprised him of his role in ensuring that integration has a greater impact on the lives of CARICOM people. Former CARICOM Assistant Secretary-General Dies Sep 25, 2020 CARICOM and UNEP extend cooperation on environment Aug 25, 2020 Grenada’s efforts to promote Regional integration appreciated – CARICOM SGGrenada’s efforts to promote Regional integration, particularly in the area of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), have been lauded by CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque. The Secretary-General expressed his appreciation in a message to Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell on the occasion of Grenada’s 42nd Independence anniversary observed on 7…February 8, 2016In “CARICOM”CARICOM SG congratulates Grenada on 43rd anniversarySecretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, has commended the progress Grenada has made as it celebrates its Forty-Third Anniversary of Independence on 7 February, 2017. Grenada’s strides towards a better future, he said, is reflected in the theme of the celebration “Forging ahead together for continued national…February 6, 2017In “CARICOM”Barbados, Suriname diplomats call for more youth involvement in CARICOM(CARICOM Secretariat) Envoys of Barbados and Suriname have stressed the importance of youth participation in the regional integration movement, as they reassured the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) of their commitment to active participation in CARICOM’s success. The sentiments were expressed on Thursday, 8 November, 2018, when new Ambassadors…November 9, 2018In “Barbados”Share this on WhatsApp
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.
MILWAUKEE — Johnson Controls today announced new executive organizational changes and promotions. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Keith Wandell has been elected to the additional role of president and chief operating officer of Johnson Controls. The company’s three businesses, interior experience, building efficiency and power solutions, will report to Wandell. Wandell, 56, was named an executive vice president in 2005 and president of the automotive group in 2003. He also served as president of the battery business from 2000 to 2005. He joined the company in 1988. Steve Roell, vice-chairman and executive vice president, has been named chairman of a newly formed Executive Operating Committee (EOC) comprised of key senior leaders. Roell, 56, was named vice chairman in 2005 and executive vice president in 2004. He served as vice president and chief financial officer from 1991 to 2004. He joined the company in 1982. John Barth, Johnson Controls chairman and chief executive officer, said the EOC will be charged with driving the company forward with a continued emphasis on people development, world-class execution and a strong focus on our customers. “Our company has built an enviable track record for growth and profitability on a regional and global basis,” Barth said. “I am convinced that this has been achieved because of our outstanding people, successful global leaders and a strong commitment to excellence. The new EOC can help secure continuing future success for Johnson Controls.” Advertisement For additional information about Johnson Controls, go to: www.johnsoncontrols.com . _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.
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 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.
CHERRYVILLE, NC — FleetNet America has promoted Gary Cummings to executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective Jan. 1, 2007. In this new position, Cummings will be responsible for all of FleetNet’s operations. Cummings is currently serving as FleetNet’s vice president – corporate services and will continue to oversee all information technology issues for the company. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement FleetNet America, a subsidiary of Arkansas Best Corp., is a third-party vehicle maintenance company that coordinates scheduled and nonscheduled service to truck fleets, owner-operators, original equipment truck manufacturers and aftermarket equipment providers Cummings has more than 20 years of work experience in accounting and information technology, the majority of which has been in the transportation and logistics industry. Since 1994, Cummings has held various positions with Arkansas Best Corp. and its subsidiaries. He joined FleetNet two years ago. Cummings holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, OK.,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. 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.
SARASOTA, FL — AskPatty.com, Inc., announced today that Mary Aichlmayr, managing editor of Tire Review magazine, will join the automotive advisory panel of industry-expert women for their new woman’s portal, Ask Patty. The Ask Patty website, http://www.askpatty.com, which launched June 8, 2006, provides a safe place for women to get advice on car purchases, maintenance and other automotive related topics online. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Mary Aichlmayr is managing editor of Tire Review magazine, a business publication read by more than 30,000 independent tire dealers in North America. Tire Review is dedicated to the success of tire dealers serving the passenger, commercial, agricultural, specialty and off-the-road tire markets. Aichlmayr writes several feature articles for the monthly magazine as well as a regular column that focuses on business operations and management strategy. She also manages the Tire Review website. During her eight-year career as a trade journalist, Aichlmayr has written for several publications in the manufacturing, supply chain, trucking, warehousing, distribution and real estate arenas. She graduated summa cum laude from Baldwin-Wallace College with a degree in English. In her automotive advisory role, Aichlmayr will respond to questions from female consumers on automotive related topics via the website. The Ask Patty interactive advice blog launched May 22, 2006. “Knowing how to serve women customers is absolutely essential to the success of today’s tire dealer,” said Mary Aichlmayr. “Women represent a powerful force in the automotive industry, and their influence will only get stronger. Fully 65 percent of a typical tire dealer’s customer base is made up of women, yet most still report negative experiences when shopping for tires. That has to change for tire dealers to be successful in the long run.” Advertisement “Mary Aichlmayr has an understanding of the needs of women when it comes to a great buying experience in the automotive industry,” says Jody DeVere, president of Ask Patty. “Her experience with Tire Review will be invaluable to women consumers who come to Ask Patty for answers about their vehicles and dealership interactions.” According to DeVere, Ask Patty provides the safe environment for women to get advice and information needed to feel empowered and confident when they go to their local dealership for car service, repairs, maintenance and when they negotiate and purchase a new or used vehicle. Peter Martin, CEO of AskPatty.com adds, “Adding Mary to our Automotive Expert Panel is a great step for Ask Patty. It will allow us to expand our knowledge base to cover even more information about tires and the aftermarket world of the automotive industry.”
“Following the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season, Hendrick Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing will formalize a joint venture focused on engine R&D and the establishment of a common Chevrolet engine specification,” the organizations announced in a joint statement. “While our two championship-winning organizations will collaborate on research and development, our respective engine shop operations will continue to function independently as they currently do. We look forward to working together to fully leverage the knowledge and intellectual property of our two successful programs to advance Chevrolet’s engine for NASCAR.” Both Hendrick Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing (via ECR Engines) have developed powerful engine programs over the years. Engines produced by the two have earned a combined 39 NASCAR national series championships, including 20 at the Cup Series level. Additionally, Chevrolet race cars fielded by the two organizations have won a combined 369 NASCAR Cup Series points-paying events. For more information, visit nascar.com. According to reports, Lawson is the third NASCAR official to die this year. Brienne Davis, a 28-year-old and one of NASCAR’s few full-time female inspectors, was killed in a car accident in April, and Steve Peterson, a longtime technical director, died in his home in July at age 58. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement MARTINSVILLE, Va. — The Associated Press (AP) has reported that popular NASCAR official Steve Lawson, was found dead in his hotel room Sunday morning. The cause of death was not announced. He was 51. Lawson, of Rockford, Ill., worked as an official for stock-car racing’s governing body for more than a decade, most recently as a safety inspector in the Sprint Cup Series, said the AP.,From Engine Builder.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Hendrick Motorsports and Richard Childress Racing have confirmed that the two teams will combine forces to establish one common Chevrolet engine specification. In doing so, Chevrolet joins manufacturers Ford and Toyota in streamlining engine building to one supplier.