Intermet Names President and CEO Gary Ruff as Chairman and CEO; John Doddridge Retires

first_imgTROY, MI — The board of directors of Intermet Corp., has unanimously elected President and CEO Gary Ruff to chairman and CEO, effective immediately. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Ruff succeeds John Doddridge who joined Intermet as chairman and CEO in 1994. Doddridge stepped down as CEO in July 2003 and is retiring from his post as chairman of the board this month. He will continue to serve on the board. Ruff has been president of Intermet since December 2002 and was named CEO a year ago. He joined the company in 1999 as vice president of technical services. Ruff joined Intermet from Hayes Lemmerz International, where he was president of North American Wheels and corporate vice president. He began his automotive and casting career in 1969 with the Chevrolet Division of General Motors. Additionally, Mitsunobu (Tony) Takeuchi has been elected to the company’s board of directors. Takeuchi fills a board vacancy created by the departure of Richard Peters, who is stepping down due to an increasingly demanding schedule. Takeuchi is Chairman Emeritus of DENSO International America, Inc., the North-American headquarters for Japan-based DENSO Corp., and honorary advisor to the board of directors, DENSO Corp. Previously, he was chair and CEO of the Southfield, Mich.-based global supplier of advanced automotive systems and components. Takeuchi’s 40-year career with DENSO included serving as president and CEO of DENSO International America, overseeing operations in Canada, U.S. and Mexico. Prior to this he was general manager of International Sales and Marketing for North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Oceania. He was elected to DENSO Corporation’s board of directors in 1995. He began his career in 1964 with the firm’s parent company, DENSO Corporation (formerly Nippondenso Company Ltd.) Advertisement Tony Takeuchi is a member and past president of the Japan Business Society of Detroit and serves on boards of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA), Motor Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) and the Economic Club of Detroit. For more information about Intermet, go to: www.intermet.com. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

Cooper Industries’ Kirk Hachigian Named to PACCAR Board

first_imgDeMoulpied 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.  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 BELLEVUE, Wash. — Kirk Hachigian has been named to PACCAR’s board of directors, effective Dec. 9.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Hachigian is chairman, chief executive officer and president of Cooper Industries Ltd., a manufacturer of electrical products and tools. He was named president and joined Cooper’s board in 2004. In 2005, he was named chief executive officer and became chairman in 2006. During his seven years with Cooper Industries, he has been instrumental in growing the company worldwide. Hachigian earned a master’s degree in business administration from The Wharton School.,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

Polk Names Marc Bland to Lead Diversity and Inclusion

first_imgSOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Polk has named Marc Bland as the company’s head of diversity and inclusion.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement In his new role, Bland will have several responsibilities, including the development and enhancement of Polk’s multi-cultural business opportunities among client and supplier organizations. He also will serve as the primary adviser to senior leadership at Polk regarding diversity practices that support Polk’s overall business strategy and goals. Additionally, Bland will develop a long-term strategy, initiatives and processes for integrating diversity goals into Polk’s business practices. He also will work closely with the purchasing and human resources teams on supplier and workforce diversity and inclusion initiatives. “As we seek to help customers improve their marketing efforts with diverse audiences, Marc’s industry experience, product expertise and broad knowledge will be valuable for them,” said Tim Rogers, Polk president. “Continuing our drive to be an employer of choice, I’m also looking forward to working with Marc to build upon the internal diversity efforts we have in place currently at Polk.” Bland joined Polk in 1999 and has held several roles within the organization, including senior systems developer, solutions consultant and manager of the analytic solutions production team. He most recently served as product strategist within the strategy and planning team. During his career at Polk, Bland has been instrumental in helping the company reach multicultural agencies as well as being actively involved in speaking engagements at ethnic-based industry events such as the annual Rainbow Push Auto Symposium, the Target Market News Black Consumer Research Summit and the National Association of Minority Auto Dealers (NAMAD) National Conference. He has also been a key factor in helping form Polk’s partnership with the Decisive Media Group (formerly OnWheels).last_img read more

Los Alamos Police Welcome Cpl. Joseph Dezendorf

first_imgThe Los Alamos Police Department welcomes aboard Cpl. Joseph Dezendorf, sworn in to service today, April 1, in the Magistrate Court by the honorable Judge Pat Casados. Cpl. Dezendorf moved to Los Alamos with his family over a year ago from Louisiana where he worked for the state as a probation & parole officer for more than seven years. LAPD is grateful to be able to add to its ranks during this time in the community to ensure that they continue to provide the best level possible of customer service and public safety. Courtesy/LAPDlast_img read more

U.S. Citizen Charged With Violating Kingpin Act

first_imgDEA News:NEW YORK — A complaint was unsealed Monday in the Eastern District of New York charging Bryant Espinoza Aguilar, the stepson of Sinaloa Cartel leader and notorious fugitive Rafael Caro Quintero, with conspiring to commit violations of the Kingpin Act. The Kingpin Act is an economic sanctions program against narcotics traffickers that is administered and enforced by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of Treasury. Specifically, Espinoza Aguilar is charged with assisting Caro Quintero and his common law wife by putting their assets in his own name, thereby violating OFAC’s prohibition on U.S. Citizens from conducting financial transactions with specially designated narcotics traffickers.The complaint was announced by DEA Acting Administrator Timothy J. Shea, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Richard P. Donoghue, Homeland Security Investigations New York Field Office Special Agent-in-Charge Peter C. Fitzhugh, New York City Police Commissioner Dermot F. Shea, and New York State Police Superintendent Keith M. Corlett announced the charge.According to court filings, OFAC designated Caro Quintero as a specially designated narcotics trafficker in 2000, and designated Caro Quintero’s wife as a specially designated narcotics trafficker in 2016. The OFAC designations stem from Caro Quintero’s criminal history as the leader of the Caro Quintero drug trafficking organization, a faction of the Mexican organized crime syndicate known as the Sinaloa Cartel. Between January 1980 and January 2017, Caro Quintero led a continuing criminal enterprise responsible for importing into the United States and distributing massive amounts of illegal narcotics and conspiring to murder persons who posed a threat to his narcotics enterprise. The murder conspiracy includes Caro Quintero’s kidnapping and murder of DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, in February 1985.Aug. 9, 2013, a Mexican tribunal ruled that Caro Quintero could be released from custody because he had been tried improperly in a federal tribunal, rather than a state tribunal. The Mexican tribunal’s finding was later overturned, but Caro Quintero remains at large as a fugitive from Mexican and U.S. justice.The complaint charges Espinoza Aguilar transferred property owned by his mother into his own name and bribed a public official to change the name of the property’s owner on public registry documents to protect the property from being restrained as a result his mother’s OFAC designation.“Feb. 7, 1985, DEA was forever changed when Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena was kidnapped, tortured, and murdered in Guadalajara, Mexico,” DEA Acting Administrator Shea said. “We will never forget his sacrifice and remain steadfast in our pursuit of the man responsible for his death, Rafael Caro Quintero, and those that continue to protect and enable his criminal activities. Let today’s action be a clear message to Caro Quintero, his family, and his criminal associates — we will stop at nothing in our pursuit for justice for SA Camarena.”“As alleged, the defendant acted as a straw man to protect property purchased with the illicit, blood-stained proceeds of his stepfather’s drug trafficking empire from being seized by the government,” U.S. Attorney Donoghue said. “This Office and our partners at the Drug Enforcement Administration are using every legal measure at our disposal to hold accountable those enablers of Caro Quintero and bring them to justice.” Mr. Donoghue expressed his grateful appreciation to the DEA’s Raleigh Division Office for its assistance on the case.“While his stepfather, a Sinaloa Cartel leader, was specially designated by OFAC as a narcotics trafficker twenty years ago, Espinoza Aguilar is alleged to have violated the Kingpin Act by transferring his stepfather’s assets into his name, seeking to evade the sanctions program,” HSI Special Agent-in-Charge Fitzhugh said. “HSI’s partnership with the DEA and its Strike Force is one in which collaboration is key, and will continue to focus on arresting those who pursue ways to circumvent the law and hide their criminal acts.”“I commend the dedicated teamwork of the New York Strike Force which was instrumental in working to bring this suspect to justice. This defendant attempted to protect and hide the profits of dangerous narcotics that were our communities, profits made at the expense of the safety of our communities. We will continue to be vigilant in working together with our law enforcement partners to keep our neighborhoods safe, to keep harmful narcotics off our streets and those who commit these types of crimes, or protect those who do, are held accountable,” NYSP Superintendent Corlett said.“This case is another example of our joint responsibilities to eradicate international drug trafficking. Our NYPD detectives, and state and local partners, stop at nothing to stem the flow of illegal narcotics,” NYPD Commissioner Shea said.The investigation was led by the New York Strike Force, a crime-fighting unit comprising federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies supported by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force and the New York/New Jersey High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area. The Strike Force is based at the DEA’s New York Division and includes agents and officers of the DEA, New York City Police Department, New York State Police, Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Marshals Service, New York National Guard, Clarkstown Police Department, U.S. Coast Guard, Port Washington Police Department and New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.The charges in the complaint are allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.The government’s case is being handled by the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s International Narcotics and Money Laundering Section. Assistant United States Attorneys Michael Robotti and Erin Reid are in charge of the prosecution.last_img read more

St Modwen founder Sir Stanley Clarke dies

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Intelligence corps

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Power to the people

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Supply back in demand

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Recession? It’s just a numbers game

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