Bosch Announces New Vice President for Diagnostics Regional Business Unit, North America

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.  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.  Broadview, Ill. — Bosch announces the hiring of Jim Graninger as Vice President for its Diagnostics Regional Business Unit, North America. Jim will formally begin his position on Sept. 1, and will be working closely with current Vice President, Guenter Weber. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Jim brings more than 30 years of experience in the automotive industry, including more than 20 years in the aftermarket arena. Most recently, he was Vice President and General Manager of Rexnord Industries LLC, and prior to that, served in several vice president level roles with Snap-on Inc., including its diagnostics business. Jim’s successful career includes international assignments in Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands as well as international responsibilities for Asia, Australia and Latin America. Born in Ridgewood, N.J., Jim grew up in Columbus, Ind., where his family still resides. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served as a pilot in Vietnam, Germany, and the U.K. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from DePauw University and a Master of Arts in Executive Development from Ball State University.,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 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.last_img read more

Electricity rates increase in Heredia

first_imgStarting in June, residents and businesses in Heredia, north of the capital, will see higher electric bills, according to the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP).ARESEP announced the approval of new electricity rates for 2012 and 2013 in a statement Monday. Residents of Heredia can expect to pay about ₡8 more per kilowatt-hour starting next month, the statement indicated.The general rate, applied to businesses, will go up about 6 percent, while residential and industrial rates will see a 13 and 14 percent hike, respectively for the rest of 2012. Rates for businesses will drop, according to ARESEP, an average of about 1.5 percent in 2013.An average family who consumes about 200 kwh per month now pays about ₡9,400 ($18.50). That will go up to to ₡11,000 ($21.60) and stay there through 2013. A typical family currently pays ₡47 per kwh up to 200 kwh per month. That will jump to ₡55 per kwh for 2012 and 2013. Currently, residents pay ₡67 per kwh when consuming more than 200 kwh per month. That will jump to ₡73 per kwh in 2012 and 2013.Businesses will see a drop of about 1.5 percent in their rates during 2013. The bill for up to 3,000 kwh per month will drop from ₡255,000 ($501) to ₡246,000 ($483).The new rates will be published next week in the official newspaper La Gaceta. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more