VIPAR Heavy Duty Names Andrei Katibnikov As Director Of Information Technology

first_imgVIPAR Heavy Duty President Chris Baer has announced the appointment of Andrei Katibnikov as the organization’s director of information technology (IT). Katibnikov will be responsible for all IT solutions, including infrastructure design for VIPAR Heavy Duty and its family of companies.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementKatibnikov has served in an advisory role at VIPAR Heavy Duty since 2001, helping develop and provide support for the company’s information technology infrastructure. Prior to 2001, he worked on projects with VIPAR Heavy Duty to assist the organization before the move to its current headquarters in Crystal Lake, Illinois.“Technology is driving change throughout the heavy-duty aftermarket,” said Baer. “The technology field demands knowledge, leadership, focus and discipline. Andrei is an individual who exhibits all these characteristics and we have been fortunate to work with him for many years. His knowledge of our organization is invaluable and we are pleased to bring him on board full-time to lead our IT efforts.”Katibnikov has more than 20 years of experience in the information technology field, including as a senior systems engineer and chief information officer.,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.” 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

Town To Appeal Erosion Lawsuit Verdict

first_imgThere are storm clouds ahead as Culloden Shore residents in Montauk gear up to battle the Town of East Hampton in court. Independent/T. E. McMorrow The Town of East Hampton is seeking to reverse a jury verdict rendered in a case in which owners of properties on Soundview Drive and Captain Kidd’s Path charged that erosion on the beaches in front of their houses was caused by the jetties that protect the mouth of Lake Montauk, and that the town was responsible. If the judge who decided the case does not grant the town’s motion, the town is poised to appeal the ruling. At the same time, owners in the Culloden Shores area are gearing up to fight the town, with a goal of raising up to $250,000 to do so.After six years of the suit making its way through the United States District Court in Central Islip, and after a one-month trial, a jury decided on June 29 that the town was liable for the damage to the beaches since October 2009. The plaintiffs had asked for $9.9 million in damages. The jury awarded a total of just under $356,000, with each of the plaintiffs receiving a different amount, from $122,319 for Francis and Lynn DeVito of 16 Captain Kidd’s Path, to $875 to Carol Land and Terry Bienstock of 140 Soundview Drive. One of those suing, Robin Racanelli, of 10 Captain Kidd’s Path, was awarded nothing. While the town was found guilty of damage to private land, it was found not guilty of having caused public damage.The plaintiffs contend that the jetties are under the town’s control, and, therefore, the town is liable for the beach erosion they cause to properties to the west. The town has maintained that it is the Army Corps of Engineers that is responsible for the jetties. The Corps was originally a defendant in the case, but Judge Joanna Seybert dismissed the case against it.Now, the town, through its attorney, Steven Stern, is arguing that the jury simply got it wrong, based on several different factors, including not being charged by the judge properly before members of the jury entered the jury room. The town also is arguing that the jury was given “tainted evidence” and decided the private damage claim using an improper standard of guilt.The homeowners have countered, through their attorneys, David Kosakoff and Timothy Hill, that the “plaintiffs presented the jury with factual evidence supporting each element of the claim for private nuisance.” The brief to the court states that in order to win the case, the town “must establish that no reasonable juror could have found for the plaintiffs.” The plaintiffs also state in their response that the town had made a similar legal argument twice before during the trial, with the court not ruling in its favor.On September 1, at the Montauk Fire Department headquarters, a meeting was held involving residents of Culloden Shores, which includes the properties in question. In a PowerPoint presentation, the owners called on the town to commit to replenishing the beaches with 500,000 cubic yards of sand every three to five years.One of the pages of the presentation states that “the Culloden Shores Association has committed to two special assessments of $100 per home for its 250 members.”Another page in the presentation calls on waterfront property owners to contribute $5000 and non-waterfront property owners to chip in $10,000. Waterfront motels and co-ops are asked to contribute $10,000.The contributions are to made payable to Sinnreich, Kosakoff & Messina, the law firm representing the plaintiffs.The presentation ended with the words, “This is your last chance to get your beach restored.” Sharelast_img read more

FMC Technologies to Supply 16 Subsea Manifolds for Petrobras’ Fields

first_imgFMC Technologies, Inc. announced that it has signed an agreement with Petrobras, Brazil’s national oil company, for the supply of subsea manifolds for its pre-salt fields, located offshore Brazil.The total scope of supply includes the delivery of up to 16 subsea manifolds and would result in approximately $650 million in revenue to FMC Technologies if all of the subsea equipment included in the agreement is ordered.The initial order from the agreement includes 11 manifolds, tools and controls. This order is in addition to the three subsea manifolds of identical design ordered by Petrobras earlier this year. The equipment will be engineered and manufactured in Brazil with delivery scheduled to begin in 2015.“This is the fourth award that FMC Technologies has received from Petrobras for its pre-salt fields,” said Tore Halvorsen, FMC Technologies’ Senior Vice President, Subsea Technologies. “We have made significant investments in our Brazilian operations to meet Petrobras’ needs and to provide greater local content in relation to these projects.”Press Release, September 10, 2013last_img read more

LNG Limited: EPC MoU signed for Magnolia project

first_imgLiquefied Natural Gas Limited informed that Magnolia LNG has executed a memorandum of understanding with Kellogg Brown & Root, a KBR unit and SKE&C USA. KBR and SKEC propose to execute a joint venture agreement (JVA) on a 70/30 percent participation basis to deliver the 8 mtpa four train Magnolia LNG project, stands in the LNG Limited’s statement.The MOU follows the execution of a technical services agreement with SKEC in March 2014 and a subsequent TSA with KBR that was announced on 5 January. Under the deal the parties will complete all due diligence in relation to technical commercial and contractual matters that will enable the EPC JV to execute a lump sum, turnkey engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, start-up and performance testing EPC contract for the LNG plant.Magnolia LNG has set the following milestone schedule:JV Agreement between KBR and SKEC February 2015;Initialling EPC Contract between Magnolia LNG and the JV March 31, 2015;EPC Contract signing between Magnolia LNG and JV April, 2015.SKEC has already initialled the EPC contract, which incorporates all requirements stipulated by BNP Paribas, Magnolia’s project finance adviser, Merlin Advisors, the lenders’ technical consultant, legal advisors White and Case and Stonepeak Partners, the proposed Magnolia LNG project equity partner.[mappress mapid=”16516″]Press Release; Image. LNG Limitedlast_img read more

Retail index: Contract awards fall sharply from November high

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PC Harrington vs Systech: Wrong call

first_imgSubscribe now for unlimited access To continue enjoying, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

NGO launches helpline for victims of abuse

first_img 1 of 2 LoveLife representative, Themba Maseti, calls for women not to suffer in silence. Breaking the culture of silence is key to ending violence against women and children. This was the message conveyed to a group of Nyanga residents when loveLife, in partnership with various stakeholders, launched a free helpline on Monday November 25. The launch coincided with the start of the international 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children Campaign which runs from November 25 until December 10 every year. It was emphasised that ending gender-based violence should be a priority in Nyanga and across the country. LoveLife representative, Themba Maseti, said it was essential that they sought alternative ways of ending violence against women and children. He said if you know anyone who is experiencing gender-based violence or you are experiencing it you could send a please call me to 083 323 1023 and a counsellor would call you back and assist. This is a national helpline. He said they completely understood that not everyone has the means to go to police stations or buy air time to report the case. “Women and children should live in a free and safe environment. “We should not only talk about gender-based violence at this time of the year but it should be a daily thing. In our families, we should talk openly about gender-based violence. Women, don’t die in silence. Women have rights too. Our responsibility as men is to provide for and protect our families.”Mr Maseti said ending gender-based violence is everyone’s fight and should not be seen or considered as the duty of police officers only. Resident Mbulelo Dyantyi said as men they had failed in their duty to teach young men and boys how to treat women and to rebuke their friends and relatives when they abused women. He said good men should never associate themselves with men who abuse and harass women and children. Nyanga police station commander, Brigadier Vuyisile Ncata, said as police officers they welcomed every effort to help them combat gender-based violence. He said residents had a responsibility to ensure that they worked closely with them to make Nyanga a safer place for women and children. Nyanga community police forum secretary (CPF), Dumisani Qwabe, said they have doubled their efforts in ensuring that it becomes a better place to live. he said their partnership with various stakeholders was yielding the desired outcomes. LoveLife representative, Themba Maseti, calls for women not to suffer in silence.last_img read more

RailAmerica signs Ottawa Valley Railway lease

first_imgCANADA: The RaiLink Canada subsidiary of short line group RailAmerica Inc has signed an agreement to operate a section of Canadian Pacific ‘s Ottawa Valley Railway, which carries pulp, paper and related products.RaiLink Canada announced the termination of its lease of the OVRR in December 2009, but continued to operate 250 km between Sudbury, Mattawa and Temiscaming for an interim period. On October 4 it announced a new agreement to continue to operate this section for five years, with an option for an extension. ‘We are pleased to maintain this railroad as part of our portfolio and continue our relationship with CP under this new operating agreement’, said RailAmerica President & CEO John Giles. ‘The current operation remains an attractive enterprise for both us and CP.’last_img read more

Michael Lee-Chin, Gramps Morgan and More to be Honored at CARAH…

first_imgWashington, DC – The Institute of Caribbean Studies will continue its rich tradition of celebrating Caribbean excellence at the 26th Annual Caribbean American Heritage Awards scheduled for Friday, Nov. 22 in Washington, DC. Among this year’s honorees are Jamaica’s Professor Dr. Kingsley Chin, M.D., Hon. Michael Lee-Chin, Donnette A. Cooper, Esq., and Roy ‘Gramps’ Morgan.Professor Dr. Kingley Chin, M.D. will receive the Excellence in Medicine Award. Dr. Chin, of Jamaican heritage, is a spine surgeon and founder and CEO of SpineFrontier. Serving as the Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Chin leads the company in the design, development and marketing of medical technology, such as the NanoFUSE Biologics, which is the only FDA-cleared combination of DBM and bioactive glass. He currently practices surgery at the LESS Institute which trains surgeons to perform less invasive procedures. Dr. Chin also serves as CEO and co-founder of Kingsley Investment Company, the parent company of KICVentures, which aims to invest in physician leadership and technology development. Roy ‘Gramps’ Morgan will receive the Outstanding Contribution to Reggae Music Award. With Reggae DNA from his Jamaican origins, Gramps Morgan is big brother of the Brooklyn-born group formed in 1994. As a solo artist, Morgan released his debut album entitled 2 Sides of My Heart, vol. 1 in 2009, which earned him a number of nominations, and was also featured on the India Arie song “Therapy” that charted in the US. Over the past 25 years, the Band has collaborated with numerous award-winning musicians including Ziggy and Stephen Marley. The group’s album ‘Strictly Roots’ won the Grammy Award in 2015, while ‘Avrakedabra’, was nominated for a second Grammy 2018.These Jamaicans will be recognized with five other honorees:Evens Charles – Haitian real estate developer and hotelier will receive the Outstanding Entrepreneur Award.Dr. Andre Fenton – Guyanese scientist and professor will receive the Vanguard Award for Excellence in Science and Technology.Dr. Winnette Mcintosh Ambrose – Trinidadian and Tobagonian engineer and entrepreneur will receive the Trailblazer Award.Euzhan Palcy – Martiniquais writer, director and filmmaker will receive the Luminary Award.Erwin Raphael – Dominican/USVI’s chief operating officer for Genesis Motor America will receive the Outstanding Contribution to Corporate America Award.CARAH is the premier event to honor emerging stars and experts of Caribbean descent within diverse fields who have made outstanding contributions to the community. It celebrates excellence in health care, public service, science, business, and corporate leadership.  ICS started this event 26 years ago in an effort to highlight to the American and Diaspora community the caliber of individuals that claimed Caribbean American ancestry and to provide a forum for honoring and recognizing their contributions to the public.Over the years, well-known individuals such as Susan Taylor, former editor-in-chief of Essence magazine, Rita Marley, reggae matriarch and philanthropist, and Earl Graves Sr., publisher of Black Enterprise, have received a CARAH Award. Friends of the Caribbean honored have included Congresswoman Barbara Lee and the Honorable Andrew Young.The event will be hosted by ABC TV News Anchor Maureen Bunyan and WAMU host Kojo Nnamdi, both of Caribbean heritage.  Entertainment for the evening will be anchored by top Caribbean band in Washington DC, the IMAGE Band. Event partners include CaribNation TV which will co-executive produce the CARAH gala for television and Boom Production Services. Hon. Michael Lee-Chin, O.J. will receive the Marcus Garvey Lifetime Achievement Award for his corporate business services. The Jamaican-born businessman is best known for his groundbreaking role in purchasing and building a small investment firm AIC Limited into one of the largest mutual fund companies in Canada. Listed in Forbes Magazine’s annual ranking of the World’s Billionaires in 2001, Mr. Lee-Chin has invested in Jamaica and the Caribbean through Portland Holdings a privately held investment company which owns a collection of diversified businesses. A noted philanthropist and recipient of several awards, Mr. Lee-Chin now serves as a Chairman of the Economic Growth Council of the Government of Jamaica.center_img Donnette A. Cooper, Esq. a Forerunner Award for her artistic contribution in quilts. Born in Jamaica, Ms. Cooper is a noted quilt artist and art patron, who made history as the first individual donor to the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture. The Howard University-educated lawyer has exhibited extensively, including at the United Nations;the Smithsonian American Art Museum; the American Craft Museum; and the Museum of the Americas. Her quilts have also been included in two books – Spirits of the Cloth: Contemporary African American Quilts and Journey of Hope: Quilts inspired by President Barak Obama.last_img read more

38 All Saints University students receive white coats

first_img 857 Views   no discussions – / 91 Share Share Tweet Thirty-eight (38) students of the All Saints University have been told that their primary purpose should not necessarily be economic gain but service and love for humanity.That advice came from Minister for Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, Senator Francine Baron during an address at the All Saints University’s twenty-eight white coat ceremony at its auditorium in Roseau on Saturday 6 August 2016.The white coat ceremony marks the end of the first four semesters of basic sciences and the students will now transition into the clinical phase of their medical degree.Senator Baron, who represented Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit as he was out of state, indicated that the ceremony marks an educational milestone achievement for the students.She expressed hope that those who are putting on white coats are doing so with an understanding that it is a symbol of the commitment they made to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to future patients, and to ensure that their best interest is always paramount to the care that they are expected to provide.“I urge you to commit yourself to provide the best possible care to all patients and in so doing always maintain confidentiality, professional integrity, and ensure adherence to high ethical principles,” Senator Baron encouraged the white coat recipients.“I further encourage you to take your responsibilities seriously as this profession that you have chosen places you in a position to impact directly the lives of so many human beings,” she continued and added that this “noble and humane profession requires noble men and women with good hearts and good intentions”.“Therefore your primary purpose should not necessarily be economic gain but service and the love for humanity while striving to be the best physician that you can be,” Senator Baron said.Additionally, Senator Baron indicated that the white coat ceremony not only marks the beginning of the student’s medical journey and their candidacy to enter the medical profession, “but more importantly this should be a moment when you reflect on your anticipated contribution to the world and the level of competence that is demanded in the medical profession”.Meanwhile, All Saint’s University Executive Dean, Dr Terrence Marcelle said by faculty members cloaking the students with white coats signifies a “personal gift of faith and confidence” in their ability to continue the noble traditions of doctoring.“It is as if the faculty is saying we have your backs and we believe that you will succeed in the future. So I want to say to each and every one of you wear your white coats with dignity and pride knowing that the faculty believes in you and have faith and hope in your future successes,” Dr Marcelle said.The All Saints University which opened here in May 2006 with twenty-eight (28) students now has an enrollment of six hundred and sixty (660) students whom are mainly international. Share Sharing is caring! EducationFeaturedLocalNewsTertiary 38 All Saints University students receive white coats by: – August 8, 2016last_img read more