Joseph Copeland to Lead Business Development, Strategy and Restructuring for Goodyear

first_imgAKRON, OH — Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. announced yesterday that Joseph Copeland, formerly president of the company’s chemical business, has been named senior vice president of business development, strategy and restructuring for Goodyear. The new appointment combines the business development responsibilities previously led by Rick Navarro, as well as the strategic and restructuring initiatives that were part of the previous assignment of CFO Richard Kramer. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Copeland previously served as the director of finance for both the Engineered Products and Chemical divisions of Goodyear. Prior to those assignments, he held senior positions in both technical services and e-commerce for the company’s Chemical Division and North American Tire unit, respectively. Copeland joined Goodyear in August 2000. “In prior assignments with the company, Joe has displayed unique leadership capabilities that have resulted in excellent overall performance as well as a clear understanding of elements that will form the core of strategy going forward,” said Goodyear Chairman and CEO Robert Keegan. “I have complete confidence in Joe’s capabilities to help us drive the company’s turnaround in his new capacity.” In addition, Keegan said the consolidation of business development and strategy will result in net cost savings for the company. Navarro, who implemented a comprehensive review process for business portfolio analysis, now has been assigned to work on special strategic projects reporting to Keegan. Before joining Goodyear, Copeland served in management roles at Ford Motor Co. and Intel Corp. While at Ford, between 1995 and 1997, Copeland served on the team that introduced the new and successful Jaguar S-Type to the company’s luxury vehicle line. He also helped structure Ford’s entry into the Indian market through the creation of a joint venture. At Intel from 1997 to 2000, Copeland was senior finance manager for its e- commerce and Internet marketing group, where he helped develop the strategy for the company’s entry into the channel. Advertisement For more information about Goodyear, go to: _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

Boeing Exec Joins TRW Board of Directors

first_imgDeMoulpied 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.  LIVONIA, MI — TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. has announced the election of James “Jim” Albaugh, executive vice president of the Boeing Company, to the company’s board of directors. The appointment is effective immediately and will bring the number of TRW Directors to nine. Albaugh joins as an independent director and will serve on the board’s Audit Committee. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Albaugh is currently president and chief executive officer of Boeing’s Integrated Defense Systems and a member of the company’s executive council. This $30.8 billion business unit includes Boeing’s defense, government, intelligence, space and communications capabilities. Prior to his current position, Albaugh, who joined Boeing in 1975, held various executive positions, including president and chief executive of space and communications and president of space transportation. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; the Royal Aeronautical Society; an elected member of the International Academy of Aeronautics, the Aerospace Industries Association Board of Governors Executive Committee and other professional organizations. With his appointment to the Audit Committee, Albaugh replaces Jody Miller, who remains on the board of directors. For more information about TRW, go to:,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. 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.” Advertisementlast_img read more

IMCA names new CEO

first_imgThe International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has appointed Allen Leatt as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).Leatt will be joining IMCA on October 1, 2015, from Subsea 7 where has been Senior VP for Engineering and Project Management.He has over 30 years’ international experience in the marine contracting business with leading companies including Subsea 7, Acergy and Technip. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and a chartered engineer in the UK.Leatt said he is “delighted to be joining IMCA and determined to strengthen and build upon the organisation’s special position in the marine contracting industry.”IMCA is an international association with over a thousand members in more than 60 countries representing offshore, marine and underwater engineering companies.[mappress mapid=”636″]Image: IMCAlast_img read more

US Ex-Im Bank signs MoU with Iraq

first_imgThe MoU replaces the previous agreement signed in Kuwait in February 2018 and increases the total amount of Ex-Im financing potentially available under the agreement from USD3 billion to USD5 billion.Under the MoU, Ex-Im and Iraq’s Ministry of Finance agreed to identify potential projects in Iraq for procurement of US-produced goods and services.“This MoU signals to the marketplace that US companies and their workers in America want to be a part of the rebuilding effort in Iraq,” said Ex-Im president and chairman Kimberly A. Reed. “We anticipate that the Ex-Im-backed financing to follow from this agreement will support exporter and supply chain jobs in multiple industries across the USA and also foster job creation in Iraq.”www.exim.govlast_img read more

SDT costs reach almost £3m after 69% surge in cases

first_imgThe Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal will increase its budget next year to £2.9m to cope with a massive rise in the number of cases coming before it.According to papers from the latest meeting of the Legal Services Board, the SDT applied last month to increase its 2016 budget by £156,533 (5.6%). This is almost £1m more than the SDT spent in 2014. The SDT is funded by the profession through the Law Society. This year’s budget includes a 14.8% rise in salary and related costs, which will come to almost £1.1m in 2016. However the SDT said the key reason for the increased budget is caseload: in the first half of 2015 the SDT reported a 69% increase in cases certified compared with the same period of 2014.Around 3% of the practising certificate fee for each solicitor funds the SDT, meaning each solicitor pays on average £30 a year to its costs.By the end of August this year, 103 cases had been certified compared with 118 for the whole of 2014. The total estimate for this year is 180 cases.As well as higher numbers, the SDT reported a greater complexity of some cases, requiring more administrative resources. Increasingly, the tribunal said, there are challenges to the Solicitors Regulation Authority case which need to be settled before the substantive case is heard.It has been agreed that a senior deputy clerk will be recruited to manage the more complex cases and two deputy clerk vacancies will be filled.‘This increased resource should allow the SDT to manage the expected caseload and maintain performance against the agreed performance indicators,’ the paper added.The LSB noted that the overall 5.6% increase ‘appeared quite high’ but the raised caseload could justify it. The proposed budget was approved at last month’s meeting.last_img read more

Courts bill: ‘viewing booths’ to preserve open justice

first_imgInterested members of the public will be able to view ‘virtual’ court hearings from purpose-built booths in court buildings, the Prisons and Courts Bill states. The proposal is an attempt to counter threats to open justice by a courts system increasingly operating digitally. Court listings and case results will also be published online, a factsheet published by the Ministry of Justice says.As expected, the bill will give effect to proposals for digital justice set out in the Transforming our justice system strategy. These include:- ‘Automatic online convictions with statutory standard penalty’ for some criminal offences. Under this procedure, offenders charged with certain non-custodial offences such as evading transport fares will be able to plead guilty online, accept a conviction, be issued a penalty and pay that penalty there and then;- Online court. The bill provides for digital services to enable businesses to issue and pursue claims quickly. ‘This will give them vital confidence to do business here, and will enable our world leading justice system to remain the international destination of choice for dispute resolution,’ the ministry said; and – Virtual hearings. These will be extended to allow victims of crime to take part without having to meet the accused face to face. ‘They will also enable many hearings, such as bail applications, to be resolved via video or telephone conferencing.’A consultation on the government’s transforming justice plans revealed fears that the move online would threaten the principle of open justice. Responding earlier this month, the MoJ said: ‘We are currently developing a solution which will ensure that the principle of open justice is maintained as we move to digital channels.’The idea of ‘public viewing centres’ was proposed by Lord Justice Fulford at a lecture in the Law Society last November. Today’s Ministry of Justice announcements state: ‘We will put booths in court buildings to allow the public to view virtual hearings as they take place from anywhere in England and Wales. Court listings and case results will also be published online.’ No further details were immediately available.last_img read more

West Indies’ Stafanie Taylor voted skipper of T20 team of the…

first_imgWest Indies’ Stefanie Taylor to captain T20 Team of the year that includes Deandra Dottin and Hayley Matthews.West Indies Women cricket captain, Stafanie Taylor, has been named captain of the ICC Women’s Twenty20 Team-of-the-Year.The 26-year-old was one of three West Indies players in the squad with the flamboyant Deandra Dottin and teenaged opener Hayley Matthews also making the XI.Taylor – a Jamaican, is one of the premier batsmen in the women’s game. She has scored just over 4000 runs in 108 One-Day Internationals where she averages 43.She averages 37 from her 80 T20Is that have yielded 2474 runs.In the period under consideration, Taylor scored 266 runs at an average of 53, and currently tops the ICC T20 batting rankings.Barbadian Dottin, meanwhile, stood out once again with her powerful middle order hitting, with a brilliant hundred against Sri Lanka Women last October.She is now the only woman with two T20 hundreds following her exploits during the 2010 T20 World Cup in the Caribbean.Her compatriot, Hayley Matthews, still on 19-years-old, has emerged as the leading women’s bowler and all-rounder over the past year and sits on top both rankings.She scored 163 runs during the period under consideration while taking 10 wickets with her steady off-spin.All three Windies players are currently plying their trade in Australia’s Women’s Big Bash.last_img read more

NASA Orders RF Thrusters from Phase Four for its Small Satellite Propulsion System

first_imgNASA has purchased one of Phase Four’s second-generation RF thrusters to vet its capabilities for small satellite propulsion. Phase Four is a provider of electric radio frequency (RF) thrusters for in-space propulsion.The Phase Four thruster is part of an Integrated Propulsion Assembly (IPA) that contains: propellant storage and management, engine control electronics, power processing, and a thruster in one integrated solution. NASA will utilize the P4 propulsion solution to gain operational flight experience that demonstrates Phase Four’s capability to meet NASA’s upcoming small satellite mission goals. The IPA will be delivered to NASA in 2019.According to Jason Wallace, VP of Operations at Phase Four and Program Manager for this NASA contract, propulsion systems are one of the most challenging and expensive components in a satellite, and thus Phase Four is excited by the potential to bring a cost-effective solution to NASA’s upcoming SmallSat missions.Based in El Segundo, CA, Phase Four builds an electrode-less RF thruster, the smallest plasma propulsion system available, which can be scaled for Cube- and SmallSat constellation satellites to larger, bus-sized satellites. Released on April 16, performance test results by The Aerospace Corporation reveal that Phase Four’s RF thrusters measured on-par with today’s costly state-of-the-art Hall Effect Thrusters (HET).last_img read more

2014 schedule set for UWF cross country teams

first_img Share Caleb Carmichael will lead the Argonauts in his second season as head coach in 2014 (Photo by UWF athletic communications) PENSACOLA, Fla. – The 2014 schedule has been confirmed for the University of West Florida men’s and women’s cross country teams, it was announced by head coach Caleb Carmichael. The Argonauts will compete in five regular season races, including the Gulf Coast Stampede at the Escambia County Equestrian Center on Sept. 27.The first of the five regular season meets for UWF will be the Furman Cross Country Challenge on Sept. 13. The Argos will come back with races the next two weeks as well, competing in the University of Florida’s Mountain Dew Invitational on Sept. 20 and returning to Pensacola for the Gulf Coast Stampede on Sept. 27. The Gulf Coast Stampede will once again be held at the Escambia County Equestrian Center and will feature numerous high school races after the men’s 8k and the women’s 5k.The Argos will have more rest in the month of October, competing in the Florida State Invitational on Oct. 11 and the Valdosta State Cross Country Challenge on Oct. 25.The postseason will start for UWF on Nov. 8 at the Gulf South Conference Championships. Both Argonaut teams finished second last year in Carmichael’s first season as head coach, and both teams will look to bring home the trophies in 2014.The NCAA South Region Championships will be hosted by Alabama Huntsville on Nov. 22, and the Division II nationals will be held in Louisville, Ky. on Dec. 6 as a part of the 2014 NCAA Division II Fall Championships Festival. The UWF women’s team advanced to nationals in 2011 and 2012, and they will be looking to reach that level again in 2014. The Argos men will be looking for their first appearance at nationals in school history.For information on all UWF athletics, visit UWF Cross Country ScheduleSept. 13: Furman Cross Country Classic (Greenville, S.C.)Sept. 20: Florida Mountain Dew Invitational (Gainesville, Fla.)Sept. 27: Gulf Coast Stampede (Pensacola, Fla.)Oct. 11: Florida State Invitational (Tallahassee, Fla.)Oct. 25: Valdosta State Cross Country Challenge (Valdosta, Ga.)Nov. 8: Gulf South Conference Championships (Hoover, Ala.)Nov. 22: NCAA Division II South Region Championships (Huntsville, Ala.)Dec. 6: NCAA Division II Championships (Louisville, Ky.)Print Friendly Versioncenter_img 2014 schedule set for UWF cross country teamslast_img read more

Yasu’s Takigawa fires late score

first_imgThe Shiga Prefecture high school won the national tournament in its second appearance.The game went to extra time as Kagoshima made it 1-1 in the 79th minute on a header by Ryosuke Sakoda after Yasu opened the scoring in the 23rd minute. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img Akira Takigawa scored in the second half of extra time to give Yasu a 2-1 victory over reigning champions Kagoshima Jitsugyo in the national high school soccer championship final Monday.Takigawa netted a shot in the 107th minute at Tokyo’s National Stadium, getting an assist from Shingo Nakagawa.last_img read more