RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. — At its annual meeting to kick off this year’s Industry Week in Las Vegas on Oct. 30, the California/Nevada/Arizona Automotive Wholesalers Association (CAWA) will install its slate of officers for the 2012 term.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The following individuals will serve as officers for the 2012 term: • Chair of the Board – Steve Sharp, WORLDPAC • Vice Chair of the Board – Ed Jimenez, Riebe’s Auto Parts • Treasurer – Ron Cannon, Charleston Auto Parts • Secretary – Ron Aparicio, Walker Products • Immediate Past Chair of the Board – Mary Davis, NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.) Inc.,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.
Share No. 3 West Florida Wins 10th GSC Men’s Golf Championship Photo by Henderson State Sports Information HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – The No. 3 West Florida men’s golf team won by three strokes over No. 9 North Alabama at the Gulf South Conference Championships final round on Tuesday at Hot Springs Country Club, claiming the 10th conference championship in school history. The title also gives UWF 59 total GSC championships across all sports, which passes Troy for the most all-time in the GSC’s 40-year history.The Argonauts (295-287-295 – 877) led North Alabama (295-292-293 – 880) by five strokes heading into Tuesday’s final round, and they were able to hold on for the three-stroke win. Delta State (300-288-299 – 887) finished in third place, followed by Valdosta State (303-289-308 – 900) and Harding (312-295-302 – 909), in that order.Junior Carlos Rodriguez (Cali, Colombia/Austin Peay) pulled ahead to win individual medalist honors, finishing 1-under-par (73-70-72 – 215). Rodriguez is the eighth Argonaut to win medalist honors in the GSC Championships, and the first since 2007. Junior Thomas Guste-Pedersen (Helle, Norway/Frank Phillip) finished at even par (74-68-74 – 216), one stroke behind Rodriguez in second place. Guste-Pedersen and Rodriguez each earned spots on the all-tournament team for their top five finishes.Senior Otto Bonning (Skanor, Sweden/Sundsgymnasiet) was also a top 10 finisher, placing eighth and 5-over-par (71-76-74 – 221). Junior Ryan Black (Port St. Lucie, Fla./Lincoln Park Academy) finished tied for 13th place at 9-over (77-73-75 – 225), while sophomore Blake Olson (Pensacola, Fla./Pensacola Catholic HS) improved on the last day and finished tied for 38th (80-79-76 – 235).Travis Chrietzberg (70-69-78 – 217) of Southern Arkansas finished in third place at 1-over-par, and Delta State’s Grant Goforth (75-68-75 – 218) finished fourth. They were joined on the all-tournament team by Tyler Chandler and Ricky Stimets of North Alabama and Chase Smith of Delta State, who all finished tied for fifth.The Argonauts’ GSC championship is their first since 2008, a year in which the team won the NCAA Division II national championship. The top 10 teams from the South Region and the top four individuals not with a team will be selected to play in the NCAA South/Southeast Super Regional on May 2-4 in Deland, Fla. The selections are scheduled to be announced by the NCAA on Friday, April 22. For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.#ARGOS#Gulf South Conference-Men’s Golf Championships 1 West Florida, U. of 295-287-295 – 877 +13 2 North Alabama, U. of 295-292-293 – 880 +16 3 Delta State U. 300-288-299 – 887 +23 4 Valdosta St. U. 303-289-308 – 900 +36 5 Harding University 312-295-302 – 909 +45 6 West Georgia, U. of 303-297-312 – 912 +48 7 Henderson St. Univ. 309-303-302 – 914 +50 8 Arkansas Tech Univ. 309-304-308 – 921 +57 9 Southern Arkansas U. 324-310-314 – 948 +84 10 Ouachita Baptist U. 315-328-309 – 952 +88 11 Arkansas-Monticello 314-312-329 – 955 +91 12 Christian Brothers U 317-320-333 – 970 +106 1 Carlos Rodriguez 73-70-72 – 215 -1 2 Thomas Guste-Pedersen 74-68-74 – 216 E 8 Otto Bonning 71-76-74 – 221 +5T13 Ryan Black 77-73-75 – 225 +9T38 Blake Olson 80-79-76 – 235 +19Print Friendly Version
ZURICH (AP):FIFA has imposed a life ban on a former member of its ethics committee who helped judge other football officials while himself taking bribes.Ariel Alvarado received at least US$230,000 (almost J$31 million) in bribes linked to marketing deals, for World Cup qualifying games and the Gold Cup from 2009 to 2011, while he was a member of FIFA’s ethics committee, football’s world body said yesterday.FIFA later appointed the Panama football federation president to its disciplinary committee.Alvarado was a member of the disciplinary panel in 2015 judging wrongdoing by others when he was indicted in a sprawling US Department of Justice investigation. He was charged with racketeering, wire fraud, and money laundering conspiracies though has yet to appear in an American court.The FIFA investigation into Alvarado used evidence “related to the jury trial that was held in the United States” two years ago, the written verdict stated.That trial at federal court in Brooklyn led to convictions for former FIFA vice-president Juan Angel Napout and José Maria Marin, who headed the 2014 World Cup organising committee in Brazil.FIFA said its ethics committee judges have banned Alvarado for life and fined him US$510,000 (over J$68 million).“In order to have a sanctioning and a preventive effect, the fine should be higher than the benefit Mr Alvarado obtained as otherwise, it would only amount to a reclaiming of the respective benefit,” the FIFA judges said.