Advance Auto Parts Elects Eugene Lee Jr. To Its Board of Directors

first_imgDeMoulpied 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. Advance Auto Parts announced that Eugene “Gene”  Lee Jr., who currently serves as president and CEO and member of the board of directors for Darden Restaurants Inc. (Darden), has been appointed to Advance’s board of directors. Lee’s appointment is effective Nov. 20.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement“We are pleased to welcome Gene to our board of directors,” said John Brouillard, executive chairman of the board for Advance Auto Parts. “His experience and leadership skills align well with Advance’s strategic business objectives as we work to serve our customers better than anyone else and become the best parts supplier in the automotive aftermarket. We look forward to his contributions to our board and our company.”Lee has served in his current role with Darden, the owner and operator of Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, The Capital Grille, Eddie V’s and Yard House restaurants in North America, since February 2015. Prior to that, Lee served as Darden’s president and interim CEO from October 2014 to February 2015, and president and chief operating officer from September 2013 to October 2014. He served as president of Darden’s Specialty Restaurant Group from October 2007 to September 2013, following Darden’s acquisition of RARE Hospitality International Inc., where he had served as president and a member of the board of directors since 2001.,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.  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.  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

White House mulls asking foreigners for social, phone contacts

first_img Published: January 29, 2017 4:03 PM EST Updated: January 29, 2017 4:42 PM EST White House mulls asking foreigners for social, phone contacts SHARE Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Washington (CNN) — Trump administration officials are discussing the possibility of asking foreign visitors to disclose all websites and social media sites they visit, and to share the contacts in their cellphones, sources tell CNN.If the foreign visitor declines to share such information, he or she could be denied entry.White House policy director Stephen Miller spoke with officials of the State Department, Customs and Border Patrol, Department of Homeland Security and others about the idea, which is just in the preliminary discussion level, according to the sources.Amid the chaos and confusion of President Donald Trump’s new executive order on immigration and refugees, Miller also spoke with officials to tell them President Trump is deeply committed to the executive order and the public is firmly behind it — urging them not to get distracted by what he described as hysterical voices on TV.The social media posts calling for jihad by San Bernardino terrorist Tashfeen Malik — made under a pseudonym and with strict privacy settings — are part of this discussion. How such a policy would be implemented remains under discussion.Miller praised the State Department on Saturday, sources tell CNN, but argued that the government needs to do better job of making sure the people who come into the US embrace American values.White House press secretary Sean Spicer did not respond to a request for comment.Already, Politico reported in December, the US government had quietly begun asking that foreign visitors provide their social media accounts voluntarily. The Obama administration had previously approved asking for much more information from people on terror watch lists, The Intercept reported in 2014.Trump’s executive order bars citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for the next 90 days and suspends the admission of all refugees for 120 days.Trump’s unilateral moves, which have drawn the ire of human rights groups and prompted protests at US airports, reflect the President’s desire to quickly make good on his campaign promises. But they also encapsulate the pitfalls of an administration largely operated by officials with scant federal experience.It wasn’t until Friday — the day Trump signed the order banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days and suspending all refugee admission for 120 days — that career homeland security staff were allowed to see the final details of the order, a person familiar with the matter said.The result was widespread confusion across the country on Saturday as airports struggled to adjust to the new directives. In New York, two Iraqi nationals sued the federal government after they were detained at John F. Kennedy International Airport, and 10 others were detained as well. Related Articles:Trump orders strict new refugee screening, citing terroristsUS judge bars deportations under Trump travel banProtests erupt at airports following Trump travel ban Author: CNN last_img read more

Porterbrook and Northern to develop electro-diesel MU

first_imgUK: Faced with an ongoing shortage of diesel multiple-units and delays to Network Rail’s electrification programme, rolling stock company Porterbrook Leasing and Northern franchise operator Arriva announced on December 22 that they are to develop an electro-diesel multiple unit by converting former Thameslink dual-system Class 319 EMUs.Northern has already taken delivery of around 20 of the 86 four-car Class 319s which are being replaced by Siemens-built Class 700s under the Thameslink Programme. These have been refurbished to operate on the recently-electrified Manchester – Liverpool and Liverpool – Preston routes. Porterbrook has ‘committed to deliver to Northern’ the modified Class 319 Flex variant ‘which is able to operate seamlessly over electrified and non-electrified routes’. It says the project is being supported by the Rail North partnership of local authorities in the north of England.Mirroring the development of the Class 230 DMU by Vivarail using former London Underground D78 metro trains, the Class 319 Flex would have a diesel alternator powerpack installed under each of the driving trailer cars. This would feed the existing traction motors via the train’s DC bus to minimise any changes to the equipment. The unit would be able to operate on diesel, 25 kV 50 Hz overhead or 750 V DC third rail supplies.Following the completion of concept design, the detailed design work has started in conjunction with Wabtec’s Brush subsidiary. Despite reported concerns over the structural condition of the 30-year old bodyshells, the first units are expected to enter passenger service with Northern ‘by spring 2018’. Further trains would then be made available to ‘a wide range of operators’ who could potentially make use of the dual-mode capability on partially-electrified routes.Porterbrook’s Projects & Technical Director Zena Dent said the Class 319 Flex would be ‘a flexible and highly-efficient unit that will provide operators with a “go-anywhere” train’. By minimising the alterations to the existing vehicle design, the partners are aiming to keep the cost of conversion at ‘an attractive level’. The train could be used to replace existing DMUs or offer enhanced performance by the fitting of extra batteries for energy storage if required.last_img read more

UK gets CBS spotlight against No. 1 MSU

first_imgWhile the University of Kentucky still has a big game to get through first, if the Cats win they’ll likely be ranked when they host No. 1 Mississippi State next week. And either way, they’ll have the nation’s full attention.UK-MSU will be the 3:30 p.m. game on CBS on Oct. 25. The Wildcats haven’t been the SEC’s showcase game – which is essentially what that slot means – since 2008 against Alabama.“That’s great,” Stoops said. “You know, I’m not gonna get ahead of myself, but every time you win in this league, you’re gonna put yourself in position for a bigger game. So I think it’s a compliment to our team, what we’ve done to this point, and I know every game gets bigger. We have a huge one at LSU this week, and that’s what’s on our mind.”SEC Nation, the SEC Network’s on-site pregame show, is also scheduled to set up in Lexington on Oct. 25.last_img read more

Formula One confirm three new GPs at Nurburgring, Portimao and Imola this year but USA, Brazil, Mexico and Canada AXED

first_img Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 Source: Motorsport – People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! FORMULA ONE have confirmed that three more European races have been added to extend the 2020 season.The iconic Nurburgring will host a German Grand Prix, while Portimao will feature the return of the Portuguese GP before Italy’s third race will take place in Imola.Lewis Hamilton last raced at the iconic Nurburgring German Grand Prix back in 2013Credit: Action Images – ReutersF1 chairman Chase Carey said: “We are pleased that we continue to make strong progress in finalising our plans for the 2020 season and are excited to welcome Nurburgring, Portimao and Imola to the revised calendar.“We want to thank the promoters, the teams, and the FIA for their full support in our efforts to bring our fans exciting racing this season during an unprecedented time.”Races in Brazil, the USA, Mexico and Canada have all been axed “due to the fluid nature of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, local restrictions and the importance of keeping communities and our colleagues safe”.Carey added: “We want to pay tribute to our incredible partners in the Americas and look forward to being back with them next season when they will once again be able to thrill millions of fans around the world.”The heavily revised Formula One schedule is currently booked up until September 27. Mugello in Italy and Sochi in Russia were announced as the first additions to the initial eight-race calendar.But now there will be at least 13 Grands Prix with the confirmation of the latest three races for the October/November slate which would normally be occupied by the USA, Japan and Mexico.Lewis Hamilton and Co will return to the Nurburgring for the first time in seven years on October 9-11.Sebastian Vettel won the 2013 edition, with Germany only hosting three races since then and all of them have taken place at the Hockenheimring.Portimao meanwhile is expected to have a limited number of fans in attendance for its F1 debut on October 23-25.The Algarve track has never hosted a Formula One race, with cars in Portugal racing at the Estoril circuit during the 1980s.As for Imola, Italy’s third race of the season will take place on October 31-November 1.Lewis Hamilton ahead of Schumacher and Senna on list of the 10 greatest F1 drivers of all time center_img Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicopterlast_img read more