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.
LocalNews 25 to be recognized ahead of Castle Bruce feast by: – August 8, 2015 Share Sharing is caring! 279 Views no discussions Tweet Parliamentary representative for the Castle Bruce Constituency, Johnson DrigoTwenty- five residents of Castle Bruce will be recognized on Saturday 8 August 2015 for their contributions towards the community. The residents will be awarded in the areas of education, agriculture, health, youth and sports, community development and entrepreneurship.Parliamentary representative for Castle Bruce, Johnson Drigo said the awards ceremony is taking place ahead of the annual parish feast, ‘Lady of Health’ carded for 14-16 August 2015. “Additionally we will be awarding persons in the diaspora who have been giving back to the community on a regular basis, there is an association called the Castle Bruce Houston Association, they will be recognized because they have been giving tremendously to the community in scholarship, sporting equipment and these areas and so and so this evening we will be saying thank you to these outstanding individuals who have done remarkably for the community,” Minister Drigo said. Mr. Drigo said some of the awardees include retirees and youth.Some of the activities to mark the feast will include three nights of mass organized by the Catholic Church, panel discussion on Education where the principals of both primary and secondary schools in the community, a representative from the Dominica State College and Preschool Teacher will speak on the strengths and areas to be improved on and to ensure all education opportunities are taken advantage of. Saturday 15 August, there will be a band splash featuring Triple Kay Global with a performance from Asa Banton while on Sunday 16 August, there will be a cultural gala, domino competition, an appearance by past queen contestants, Midnight Groovers and the First Serenade Bands. Share Share
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By Andrew JohnsonLocalSportsJournal.comEGELSTON TOWNSHIP – The Oakridge offensive line showed that it’s ready for a deep postseason run in the Eagles’ 38-7 pounding of North Muskegon in a Division 5 pre-district game.The Eagles piled up 371 rushing yards on 58 carries, which totaled a 6.39 yard per carry average.Oakridge coach Cary Harter said those numbers were a testament to the guys up front.“Our goal for the last few weeks has been to establish ourselves at the line of scrimmage,” Harger said. “We forced the offensive line to be more aggressive, and they’ve done a great job, which showed tonight.”Of course the Oakridge running backs also had something to do with the success of the ground game.Oakridge running back Alex Shoop gets ready to turn a corner. Photo/Jason GoormanAlex Shoop led the attack with 111 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries, while teammate Leroy Quinn totaled 109 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries.Blake Masterman added 50 yards on eight carries for a 6.2 average.“We have three big threats in the backfield,” said Harger about his three-back attack. “It’s really huge for us. Leroy is a great power runner, Shoop is smooth, and Masterman is a little guy but a power runner in the middle.”While the scoreboard indicated an easy Oakridge victory at the end of the night, things didn’t start out so great for the Eagles.Oakridge looked to be on its way to scoring on the opening drive before a fumble inside the North Muskegon 20 turned the ball over.North Muskegon then drove 85 yards on five plays and took a 7-0 lead when Quarterback Jesse Cooke floated a shovel pass to De’Shary Warren, who dashed 30 yards for a touchdown.North Muskegon held that lead through the end of the first quarter. Then Oakridge got going.Shoop scored his first touchdown of the night from three yards out with 8:58 remaining in the first half to tie the game 7-7.North Muskegon’s No. 6 Chandler Edwards gets ready to catch the pitch from quarterback Jesse Cooke. Photo/Jason GoormanAfter forcing a three-and-out, Oakridge wasted no time scoring again. With 6:10 remaining in the second quarter, Shoop plunged in from six yards out, then added a two-point conversion, giving Oakridge a 15-7 lead.The Oakridge offense wasn’t done. With 1:13 remaining in the second quarter, Quinn scored an eight-yard touchdown, and Shoop caught a two-point conversion pass from Koleman Wall, to give the Eagles a 23-7 lead at halftime.The lone third quarter touchdown was scored by Shoop from two-yards out, giving Oakridge a 29-7 lead. Jaxon Fri tagged on a 21-yard field goal to give the Eagles a 32-7 advantage after three quarters.Shoop capped off the scoring with his fourth rushing touchdown from one-yard out with 8:40 left in the contest.“I think we all love it,” said Shoop about the ability of any Oakridge back to have a big game. “We always help each other out, and when one guy gets a big run we celebrate. We also block for each other, which is how we get our runs.”“But I can’t thank my line enough for what they did this week. They gave us great looks.”North Muskegon, which finished the season 6-4 overall, was led by Cooke with 66 yards passing while Anthony Oviedo and Jacob Achterhoff each had 12 tackles.Brandon Wilde led the Oakridge defense with 11 tackles on the night.Oakridge will host Grant next week in the Division 5 district finals. 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