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ATC Technology Corp. Announces Appointment of John Pinkerton as Vice President and CFO

first_imgDOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — ATC Technology Corp. (ATC) has announced a streamlining of senior financial roles. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement CEO Todd Peters, commented, “Based on our on-going review and evaluation of company-wide cost reduction opportunities, we are combining the positions of chief financial officer and chief accounting officer to reduce the cost structure in our financial organization. “I am pleased to announce that John Pinkerton has been appointed vice president and chief financial officer, effective immediately, and will retain his responsibilities as chief accounting officer, which he has held for the past year,” said Peters. “This appointment recognizes John’s decade-long contribution to ATC playing an integral role in the company’s overall financial management and strategic planning activities. I look forward to partnering with John in his new role and a continuation of our solid working relationship.” Peters added, “As a result of this change, Ashoka Achuthan will be leaving the company in mid-January, allowing time for a smooth transition. I want to thank Ashoka for his contributions to ATC and wish him continued success.” Headquartered in Downers Grove, Ill., ATC provides comprehensive engineered solutions for logistics and refurbishment services to the light-, and medium- and heavy-duty vehicle service parts markets and the consumer electronics industry.,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.  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 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. last_img read more

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New Mexico Governor Names Education Secretary

first_imgHe also worked as lead mentor at the nonprofit New Teacher Center, advising new educators, particularly middle school math and science teachers, as well as principals and district personnel on professional development and data analysis. Stewart was an algebra and science teacher at Cesar Chavez Academy, part of the Ravenswood City School District in East Palo Alto, Calif. Among various fellowships and professional activities, Stewart served on the board of the Council on African American Affairs, now the Ron Brown Scholar Community Service Foundation, a Washington-based think tank emphasizing system issues facing African American communities. Stewart earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University and his doctorate in education leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Surrounded by the education agency’s deputy secretaries, a diverse cohort of deeply experienced New Mexico educators and administrators, Lujan Grisham touted Stewart’s work as an educator and reformer in California and Pennsylvania at a Capitol news conference. Stewart, an educator with diverse classroom and leadership experience in public education and education reform, is executive director of the Partners in School Innovation mid-Atlantic region, based in Philadelphia. Partners in School Innovation is a leading national nonprofit dedicated to boosting educational opportunities and outcomes for low-income students of color. Stewart was previously executive director of the Office of School Improvement and Innovation at the School District of Philadelphia, the eighth-largest school district in the U.S., where he also served as special assistant to the superintendent, leading the district’s principal effectiveness efforts and identifying methods to increase the transparency, equity, and strategic alignment of the district’s school funding model New Cabinet Secretary of Education Ryan Stewart “New Mexico right now is synonymous with opportunity,” Stewart said. “Already, I am awed by the collective sense of buy-in, by the excitement permeating the state’s public education ecosystem, everyone’s evident willingness to come together to solve the challenges we face. We’ll take on those challenges without fear. I’m humbled by the chance to do this work in this incredible state, and I look forward to meeting with the students, the top-flight educators, the dedicated unions and school administrators. Together, I know we will make the difference New Mexicans expect and deserve.”center_img STATE News: SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced today the new secretary of the New Mexico Public Education Department, Ryan Stewart. “I’m thrilled to introduce Secretary Stewart to New Mexico,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “It’s no secret I have very high expectations for the Public Education Department; they are as high as can be, frankly, because I share New Mexicans’ sense of urgency about our schools, and it’s our responsibility to deliver the transformation our students and schools deserve. I believe Ryan is the man for this moment. I’m certain educators, superintendents, parents, legislators and stakeholders will be struck by his energy and vision, as I was, and I’m further certain New Mexico public school students will greatly benefit from the turnaround he will oversee. I’m eager for him to get started.” last_img read more

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Cypress Inc. Concedes Grazing Lease Cancellation

first_imgSANTA FE ― Cypress Inc., a corporation associated with Jeffrey Epstein, has conceded the State Land Office’s cancellation of two livestock grazing leases. Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard sent a cancellation letter in early September giving Cypress 30 days’ notice of her intent to cancel the leases. Cypress, through an Albuquerque law firm, filed a contest of the cancellation and a petition in First Judicial District Court to immediately block the cancelation.  The court did not grant Cypress’ request to halt the lease cancellation, but instead set a Nov. 5, 2019 hearing on the matter. “I am pleased that the State Land Office is no longer in business with Cypress Inc., and especially proud that we were able to save State resources by resolving this matter outside of the courtroom,” Commissioner Garcia Richard said. “My decision to cancel these leases stands, and my staff and I will move forward with our discussions for future uses of the 1,200 acres of state trust land located near the Zorro Ranch.” State Land Office News: Through settlement negotiations, Cypress now has agreed to the previous lease cancellation effective Oct. 4, 2019. The corporation also dropped the contest of the cancellation that it filed in court.last_img read more

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Barratt bounces as it waits for ‘real evidence’

first_imgA difficult autumn meant completions and forward orders were lower than last year. However, Mark Clare, chief executive, said the group had performed well against a backdrop of tighter lending criteria from the banks. Sale prices had held up after discounting and margins were within a target range of 16-17%.’The first two weeks of the year have been encouraging but there is no way we can predict the outcome for the year on that,’ he said. ‘The spring season is the elephant on the table and we are no bolder than our rivals and will not commit ourselves until after February when we will have real evidence.’Clare dismissed a survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, released on Wednesday, that said confidence in the housing market had hit its lowest level since the early 1990s.He said price falls in the second-hand market did not affect the new-build market, in the same way that the sharp price rises were not reflected in the rising market.Shares jumped10%.last_img read more

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The European Courts – and a certain treaty

first_img Jonathan Goldsmith is the secretary general of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe, which represents more than 700,000 European lawyers through its member bars and law societies Oh, and the Lisbon Treaty… I want to write about the European Courts, but I can’t let a week like the past one go by without comment. We rarely have so much excitement in Brussels. Tony Blair apparently out of the running for the role of new EU President! The Lisbon Treaty up and running! Despite the sore temptation to give you my real views on these things (Tony Blair as president – what were they thinking? A cast-iron guarantee for a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty – what was David Cameron thinking?), I shall restrict myself to the consequences for lawyers. The Law Society has itself produced an excellent guide to the Lisbon Treaty, which I recommend to you. You may be disappointed to find that you are not going to be frog-marched into slavery within a European super-state. In fact, hardly anything noticeable will change. I will not send you to sleep by summarising the main provisions of the treaty, but will rather concentrate on one of the European institutions affected by the treaty, and on which public light hardly ever falls: the European courts. There are changes afoot for them, both as a result of the treaty and outside it. The European courts themselves want to be better known, particularly to lawyers. At a recent meeting we had with the European Court of First Instance, the judges remarked that lawyers are sometimes not sufficiently familiar with their practice directions, especially in intellectual property cases. The courts have recently updated their website. You will find information in all EU languages concerning the procedures before the Court of Justice, Court of First Instance and Civil Service Tribunal at: Did you know that there are plans to establish a new court at European level, the European and Community Patents Court? The proposal raises many controversial issues, such as in which language the litigation should proceed. But of course lawyers are interested in representation of clients. The latest draft (article 28) makes clear that parties shall be represented by lawyers, but leaves open the possibility that they may also be represented by ‘European Patent Attorneys who are entitled to act as professional representatives before the European Patent Office pursuant to article 134 of the European Patent Convention and who have appropriate qualifications such as a European Union Patent Litigation Certificate’. We are concerned about this because it says nothing about the qualification criteria for such attorneys, regulatory and disciplinary consequences for misconduct, or the position relating to privilege. We were pleased to note that the Court of First Instance recently turned down an appeal against refusal to allow a ‘Trade Mark and Design Litigator’ from appearing before it, on the grounds that the person was not a lawyer. The Lisbon Treaty improves access to justice before the European courts – you see, it improves something! – for an important category of cases. Currently, a person or business can challenge the legality of certain EU acts directly before the Court of First Instance, if it can be shown that the act is of ‘direct and individual concern’ to that person or business. This has been strictly interpreted by the courts, so that few could bring a challenge. The new treaty removes the requirement of ‘individual concern’ when a person or business challenges ‘…a regulatory act which does not entail implementing measures’ if they can show ‘direct concern’. The European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) will now also apply to the European Union itself as a result of the Lisbon Treaty, and the Charter of Fundamental Rights will have the status of a treaty. The EU and its institutions will become accountable to the European Court of Human Rights in much the same way as the UK government is accountable on domestic matters where ECHR issues arise. The European Courts will therefore also directly apply the ECHR as part of EU law. So, cheer up, there are some serious and interesting developments beyond last week’s hysterical headlines.last_img read more

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Getting to know all about you: ICE vs NEC3

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High five for Warisa

first_imgWarisa works for lift and access equipment manufacturer JLG – a division of US based Oshkosh Corporation – and specialises in moving plant and machinery, such as scissor lifts and telescopic booms on low loader trailers.The company transports machines from Liverpool to JLG’s inspection and preparation centre in Manchester, before delivering to users across the UK. Warisa also transports machines from JLG’s manufacturing plant in Belgium to customers in mainland Europe. read more

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Indians Pitcher Danny Salazar To Miss 3-4 Weeks with Flexor Strain

first_img Related TopicsDanny SalazarIndians Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. The Indians and pitcher Danny Salazar have hit another roadblock for the pitcher to be a force for the team as they continue a march to the post season, as Paul Hoynes of reports Salazar will be shut down for 3-4 weeks with a flexor strain. Matt Loede Friday night Salazar left his start after four innings with forearm discomfort, and it’s been a tough season as he has been back and forth in the rotation due to injury.The injury has been an issue the entire second half, even as the team has done whatever they could get him rest, and skipping starts for him as well.Salazar has not been the same and the numbers show, as the All-Star has a 7.75 ERA in his last nine starts, and while he’s at moments looked like the old Salazar, clearly he’s having issues, and today’s decision to again sit him for 3-4 weeks shows that the pitcher is still having arm issues.UPDATE 4:38pm – The Indians sent out the following on Salazar:Danny Salazar underwent an MRI in Cleveland today followed by an examination with Dr. Mark Schickendantz.Danny was diagnosed with a mild strain to his flexor musculature. His previous UCL reconstruction is intact.He will undergo a PRP injection tomorrow and be shut down from throwing for approximately 10 days. His time frame for return to game activity is 3-to-4 weeks.last_img read more

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Wrestling Shorts Predicts WrestleMania 33

first_imgLast month I was shown a video of Fastlane predictions that was in cartoon form. Wrestling Shorts is a YouTube channel that started in May of 2016 and now the creator of the channel has been doing predictions of Pay-Per-Views in parody cartoon form since Money in the Bank.Today is WrestleMania 33 and the creator posted a prediction video for WrestleMania 33 yesterday and once again it is entertaining.The video features Bray Wyatt, Randy Orton, Goldberg, Brock Lesnar, Undertaker, Roman Reigns, and Bo Dallas. Take some time out of your day and check out the video below and have a good laugh wrestling fans.If you enjoy Wrestling Shorts you can follow them on Twitter @WrestlingShorts . Feel free to check out their other work also.On that note, enjoy WrestleMania 33 tonight ladies and gentlemen and I hope your favorite or favorites emerges victorious! Related TopicsWrestleMania 33Wrestling Shorts Payton Vincecenter_img Payton Vince is either talking about sports or watching sports. He covers sports for Metro Networks and is also a writer for He grew up in Brooklyn Heights,Ohio for most of his life then around senior year of high school moved to Cleveland. A fan of the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, and a Pittsburgh Steelers, he graduated from Cuyahoga Heights High School (Class of 2014) and also graduated from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting in 2015. He bowled and played baseball in high school, and is a huge fan of independent wrestling and WWE, and can almost always find him at an independent show. Lastly, Payton is a backstage interviewer for Mega Championship Wrestling in Elyria, and is one of the three on ‘That Sports Show’ which airs daily from 2-4pm on read more

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Ito wins season’s final event, Harada ends career

first_imgHarada finished 16th after jumps of 83 and 111 meters.“I finally called it quits and it’s good that I felt very comfortable with my last jumps,” Harada said. “I was moved by the chants of my name. It was indeed all the fan support that kept me moving on with my career until today.”Harada announced his retirement earlier this month after his fifth Olympic appearance at the Turin Games in February.The 37-year-old Hokkaido native is one of the country’s most successful ski jumpers, having won one individual and two team event medals at the Olympics. He also became the world champion in the normal hill in 1993 and in the large hill in 1997.Harada’s career highlights include the team gold and large hill bronze he won on home soil at the 1998 Nagano Olympics, four years after his blunder cost Japan a team gold at the Lillehammer Olympics.In the Turin Games, he was disqualified from the normal hill for violating a rule over ski length and was left out of the other two events in ski jumping. SAPPORO – Olympic ski jumper Daiki Ito posted a pair of solid jumps Saturday to win the season-ending Ito Cup competition, which also marked the end of the career as a competitive jumper for Masahiko Harada.Ito flew 111.5 meters off the K-120 Okurayama hill and added a 126-meter effort in the second round of jumps from a higher gate for a winning total of 225.0 points. Olympic teammate Noriaki Kasai took second with 206.8 and Higashi Akira third with 194.5. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

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