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. EAST NORRITON, PA– Treadways Corp. announced that Koichiro (Kyle) Iwasawa has been named executive vice president of operations, replacing Koji Aoyama who will be returning to Japan. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Iwasawa began his career with Sumitomo Corp. in 1979. During the past 26 years, he has held many positions within Sumitomo’s vast organization, including 6 years with Treadways. Iwasawa served as director of marketing and operations from 1993 to 1995, and vice president of operations for 1996 to 1999. He was most recently general manager of the paper and paperboard export department of Sumisho Paper Company in Tokyo. Iwasawa will relocate to the U.S. later this year. He will be based out of the Treadways Headquarters in East Norriton, Pa., and will report directly to Roy Araki, president. Treadways is a leading marketer of tires to independent tire dealers. Among its tire brands offered are Jetzon, Telstar, Laramie, Eldorado, Tempra, Doral and Sumitomo. For more information, go to: www.treadwayscorp.com. _______________________________________ 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 MoreAdvertisement 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. 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.
LANGHORNE, Pa. — Eastern Catalytic has appointed Charles Pantano to head up its emissions certification efforts. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement The announcement was made by George Schafer, president of Eastern Manufacturing, who noted, “As a leading manufacturer of world class catalytic converters, it is extremely important for us to be able to quickly and effectively meet the ongoing requirements of global emissions. Charles Pantano comes to us with a great deal of engineering and design experience and expertise, as well as a strong, hands-on knowledge of the automotive business. We will be looking to him to provide us with the leadership to address our certification needs and further expand Eastern’s catalog of certified catalytic converters.” In this new role, Pantano will be responsible for assuring that Eastern Catalytic products are designed to meet the testing requirements and performance compliance criteria established for catalytic converters by various regulatory agencies, including CARB and EPA. His duties will include: defining production exhaust configurations; technical liaison to component suppliers; qualifying technologies and ensuring performance, durability, and quality compliance; supporting catalyst development and certification programs, production selection of catalyst, product verifications and validation and assistance of commercial launch for new converters. Before joining Eastern Catalytic, Pantano enjoyed a successful career as an electro-mechanical engineer. Most recently, he worked as a product design engineer for Advent Design (Bristol, Pa.) from 2006-2009 where he designed and manufactured high speed automated assembly equipment for various industries. From 2004-2006, Pantano was a senior mechanical engineer at Ocean Power Technology (Ewing, N.J.) and was responsible for the designing and fabricating of large-scale ocean buoys that generate renewable energy through wave power. Prior to that, he spent five years as an electrical/mechanical engineer with Alpha Automation (Trenton, N.J.). Advertisement In addition to his career activities, Pantano is also an automotive performance buff and active NHRA drag racer. Since 1982, Pantano has designed and built various engines for local racers. He has an NHRA competition license and competes locally in NHRA events. He also holds an Amateur Radio Operator Advance Ticket.
WEEK 7 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerNFL DFS Week 7: Yahoo GPP Lineup PicksQB Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers @ Redskins ($30). The Redskins have been shredded through the air in 2019, and those numbers looked even worse prior to generally handling Miami in Week 6. But you could see even Ryan Fitzpatrick posed a threat against Washington’s secondary. Garoppolo shouldn’t just be a threat, he should dominate.RB Tevin Coleman, 49ers @ Redskins ($21). I’m not a huge fan of QB/RB stacks, but it feels like this game presents enough points that with Coleman as the goal-line back, we might have a hand in every San Francisco touchdown and make this pairing worthwhile.WEEK 7 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endRB David Johnson, Cardinals @ Giants ($23). Johnson’s back looked fine in Week 6, including when he landed on it to make what turned out to be the game-winning touchdown catch. The Giants have allowed the 10th-most fantasy points to running backs, including the third-most receiving yards to backs, so Johnson should have a big day.WR Dante Pettis, 49ers @ Redskins ($11). Pettis finally looks like the No. 1 WR in San Francisco that we expected in the preseason. He was second to just George Kittle in Week 6 targets for the 49ers, but he’s the third-most expensive San Francisco WR on this slate. That makes him an obvious value to pair with Jimmy G.WEEK 7: Waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Trade values | Snap countsWR Michael Gallup, Cowboys vs. Eagles ($26). This play should hit whether Amari Cooper plays or not. The Eagles’ secondary just allowed a combined four receiving touchdowns to Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, and they should provide a good bounce-back opportunity for Dallas.WR Tyler Lockett, Seahawks vs. Ravens ($24). This game screams shootout, and Russell Wilson should lean on his top slot target for production. Lockett has either four or five catches in each of the past three weeks, so he’s due for a double-digit reception game like the ones he had in Weeks 2 and 3.WEEK 7 DFS LINEUPS:Y! cash | Y! GPP | DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPPTE Gerald Everett, Rams @ Falcons ($13). The whole Rams’ passing game disappointed in Week 6, but Everett is looking at a piece of a bounce-back outing against a brutal Falcons’ secondary. At this price, he doesn’t need a huge game, but he’s shown he’s capable of one. MORE WEEK 7 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderFLEX Saquon Barkley, Giants vs. Cardinals ($35). This obviously is subject to change if Saquon remains out with his ankle sprain. But it looks like he should be back, and the Cardinals are a league-average defense against running back fantasy points, with that ranking being helped by a lack of touchdowns. Barkley knows how to find the end zone.D/ST Chicago Bears vs. Saints ($17). The Bears are $5 off the top priced D/ST for this slate, and despite a rough week against the Raiders in London in Week 5, they should generally handle Teddy Bridgewater and company coming off a bye for this one. On the bright side, this week’s lineup can’t really be worse than last week’s. Minshew Mania let us down, as did Cooper Kupp and DJ Chark. Nick Chubb saved us from having the worst fantasy day ever, as did Damien Williams’ receiving touchdown, but I’m still not sure why Williams’ usage was so much lower than the week before. When Dalvin Cook was your second-highest scorer with 12.4 points, you know things went poorly. My Week 7 DFS picks for Yahoo GPPs hope to remedy that as we try to find our way back toward the top of tournaments. This week, we’re really counting on the 49ers to control the game against the Redskins, which shouldn’t be a tough ask for undefeated San Francisco. Hopefully by stacking Jimmy Garoppolo with Tevin Coleman, we nail each of San Francisco’s scores, and Dante Pettis is very underpriced at WR to complete a Niners trio. I’ve surrounded them with players who all feel like they shouldn’t bust — but as last week showed me, anything can happen.