VMAC Adds New Mechanical Engineer to R&D Team

first_imgWith 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. 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.  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 NANAIMO, B.C. – VMAC, manufacturer of compact air compressor systems for the mobile-mechanic, tire service, utilities and construction industries, has appointed a new mechanical engineer to its research and development department: Mike Cummings, a mechanical engineering graduate from the University of Victoria.   Prior to completing his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, Cummings completed the Mechanical Engineering Technology program and the Bridge Program from Camosun College. His final design projects included a single-man hovercraft using a Rotax snowmobile engine and an autonomous walking robot capable of navigating through a course.     Cummings’ engineering background includes Mechanical Design Technologist (Marine) for advanced wastewater treatment system installations on cruise ships sailing to Alaska, the Mediterranean and Panama. He also has years of experience in metal fabrication, machining processes and sheet metal, all of which applied to manufacturing of brewery systems, ASME pressure vessels, processing equipment and wastewater and water treatment. Cummings is passionate about dirt biking and, in his free time, works on his own motorcycle and has rebuilt motors.   In his new role at VMAC, Cummings will focus on new product development. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement,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

Iloilo PBA All-Star: Kiefer vows good game for Ilonggos

first_imgChito Victolero will handle the Visayas squad, which also includes June Mar Fajardo, Greg Slaughter, Asi Taulava, Joseph Quiñahan, Terrence Romeo, and Chris Ross.“Salute to all the fans who voted for me,” Ravena said. “Hopefully, I’ll give them a good show and help my team win the All-Star.”“I’ll try to have fun. It’s my first All-Star week. I’m blessed to be part of the whole week,” he added.Aside from the Visayas leg, Ravena will also suit up for the Gilas Pilipinas team in the Mindanao leg today in Digos City, Davao del Sur and the Luzon leg on May 25 in Batangas City.Tickets for the PBA All-Star exhibition match in Iloilo City may be bought at the Toyota Diversion and Toyota Iloilo, Inc. – Jaro./PN NLEX Road Warriors guard Kiefer Ravena (center) is excited to play in front of fellow Ilonggos in the 2018 PBA All-Star Games on May 27 in Iloilo City. He is pictured trying to break the defense of GlobalPort Batang Pier guard Julian Sargent during their PBA Commissioner’s Cup match on May 16. PBA MANILA – NLEX Road Warriors rookie Kiefer Ravena promised to put on a show as he plays for the PBA All-Star Visayas in the 2018 PBA All-Star Games on May 27 at the University of San Agustin gym in Iloilo City.Born in Iloilo City, the 24-year-old Ravena said he is excited since it will be his first time to play in front of fellow Ilonggos since turning professional late last year.“I’m looking forward to it kasi hindi pa ako nakakalaro in front of my people sa PBA,” said the former Ateneo Blue Eagles star. “My family will come out over there. My dad will be joining me.”Fellow Western Visayas natives who will join Ravena in the team are Ilonggos Jericho Cruz, Emman Monfort and Ronald Tubid, and Negrenses James Yap and Jeffrei Chan.last_img read more