Laura Thompson Named Vice President of Business Development for Goodyear

first_imgLSI 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 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.  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. 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.  AKRON, OHIO — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has appointed Laura Thompson vice president of business development reporting to Darren Wells, senior vice president of business development and treasurer. The move was effective June 1. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “In her new role, Laura will be responsible for the company’s acquisition, divestiture and partnership activities in supporting Goodyear’s long-term strategies,” said Wells. “In her previous position at director of business development for North American Tire, she was the lead player in key business development transactions.” Thompson is a 21-year Goodyear associate with a diverse background in the company. She started her career with Goodyear working part time while finishing her undergraduate degree in accounting from The University of Akron. She served in various financial and accounting staff positions both in business units and corporate staff until being named manager of finance for Research and Development in 1997. In January 2000, she was named director of investor relations and served in that capacity for two years. She became finance director for consumer tires in North America in December 2002, and was promoted into the business development position the following December. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,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 MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

UK: Subsea Industry Key for Economic Future of North East

first_imgThe Subsea North East conference and exhibition, which took place at St James’ Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, focused on the part technology and greater collaboration across industry will play in creating a more sustainable and efficient oil & gas sector in the UK, but also around the world.Subsea North East, which is the regional advocacy group for North East England’s subsea industry, and NOF Energy hosted the event, which was attended by more than 240 delegates from across the UK.Speakers at the conference included Subsea UK Chief Executive Neil Gordon, who emphasised the need for wholesale behavioural change within the industry and the importance of greater collaboration between operators and the supply chain community to ensure the sector can operate more effectively within current and future market conditions.The sharing of knowledge and collaboration was highlighted by a unique session, which took place, for the first time in the North East sector’s history on the day before the conference. Subsea North East and NOF Energy brought together the North East’s five universities, the first time this has happened in the field of subsea, to discuss the opportunities for academia and industry to work together to create new technology-led solutions.Representatives from the universities of Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside came together with executives from the operator and supply chain communities to increase awareness among the universities of the sector’s requirements and challenges while also focusing on the contribution that can be made by the North East’s academic institutions.The session has already helped forge greater relationships between North East industry and academia, which will lead to future projects enhancing the region’s strong position on the subsea industry.Andrew Hodgson, Chairman of Subsea North East, said: “The North East of England is in a prime position to affect change in the oil & gas industry. The subsea sector in particular has an integral role to play as it is a hotbed of technology developments and innovation, which is the essential element required to drive evolution in the industry.“Technology is the key to helping the industry come out of this transformational period as a more sustainable and effective oil & gas sector. The industry is genuinely looking at increased efficiencies that can be achieved through technological change more than just by addressing commercial structures.”Hodgson added: “The subsea industry is also key to the economic future of the North East. In ten years it has not only helped put the region on the map for its technology-led solutions, it has become fundamental to the economic regeneration of the North East. The fact that subsea has been identified as one of the four smart specialisations within the North East’s economic plan, only serves to prove the value and importance of the sector to the region.”George Rafferty, Chief Executive of NOF Energy, said: “The conference was a tremendously valuable opportunity to demonstrate the collaborative ethos that is growing across the industry and its supply chain.“From bringing the region’s five universities together for the first time to engage with operators and subsea supply chain specialists through to lively sessions of networking in the exhibition area, the region’s subsea sector embodies the desire the industry requires to create a technology-led sustainable and efficient market.”last_img read more