International Speedway Corp. Names Tracie Winters VP of Business Development

first_imgDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — International Speedway Corp. has promoted Tracie Winters to vice president of business development. Winters assumes this role from her previous position as managing director, business development, a position she has held since 2006. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Winters, 37, reports to John Saunders, executive vice president, chief operating officer and will oversee ISC’s new business growth opportunities and initiatives as well as the company’s strategic plan. Joining ISC in 1999, Winters has held various positions with the company. Prior to her positions at ISC, Winters served as investor relations director for Gencor Industries Inc. in Orlando, Fla. Previous to that position, she worked for the investment banking group at Credit Suisse First Boston in New York, NY. Winters earned her undergraduate degree in international finance from Brigham Young University, and her masters of business administration from the University of Florida.,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 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 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.  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

Eastern Catalytic Names Charles Pantano to Lead Emissions Certification Programs

first_imgLANGHORNE, 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.last_img read more

Bob Einstein, Super Dave Osborne and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ actor, dies at 76

first_imgChristopher Polk/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Bob Einstein, the gravelly-voiced comic, actor and writer who had a recurring role on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, and as the bumbling daredevil Super Dave Osborne, died Wednesday in Indian Wells, California at age 76.  Writer, director and actor Albert Brooks, Einstein’s younger brother — Brooks’ birth name is Albert Einstein — announced the death on Twitter.“R.I.P. My dear brother Bob Einstein,” wrote Brooks.  “A great brother, father and husband. A brilliantly funny man. You will be missed forever.”Einstein most recently played Larry David’s the short-tempered neighbor Marty Funkhouser on Curb Your Enthusiasm, appearing in nearly two dozen episodes of the show since its launch in 2004. Deadline reports He was scheduled to appear in the series’ upcoming 10th season but was to ill, having recently been diagnosed with cancer.“Never have I seen an actor enjoy a role the way Bob did playing Marty Funkhouser on Curb,” David said in a statement Wednesday.  “It was an amazing, unforgettable experience knowing and working with him. There was no one like him, as he told us again and again. We’re all in a state of shock.”Born Stewart Robert Einstein, was a multiple Emmy-winning writer, sharing his first in 1969 with Steve Martin and other members of the famed writing staff of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, where be first demonstrated his talent for deadpan comedy as the recurring character Officer Judy. But Einstein enjoyed his greatest celebrity in the 1980s and 90s as the dim-witted daredevil Super Dave Osborne.  He guested on talk and variety shows as the character, including on the sketch comedy series Bizarre from 1979-85, the self-titled Super Dave from 1987-91 on Showtime, and most recently in 2009 on Super Dave’s Spike-Tacular on the Paramount Network.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer to 2014 Ballon d’Or

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo was named the winner of the Ballon d’Or for the second year in a row at a ceremony in Switzerland on Monday evening. Puskas goal of the year:  James Rodriguez (Colombia) World coach of the year for men’s football: Joachim Löw (Germany) —————————————————- Sport EN FIFA presidential award: Hiroshi Kagawa (Japanese journalist) Ronaldo said: “It has been an unforgettable year and to win a trophy of this kind is something unique. The Real Madrid forward also won the award in 2008 when he was a Manchester United player. Ronaldo received 37.66 per cent of the vote ahead of Lionel Messi (15.76 per cent) and Manuel Neuer (15.72 per cent). “I want to continue working as I have so far to go on to win more titles as an individual and in a team. “Of course this is something that is always with me. I want to become one of the greatest players of all time and this requires a lot of effort but I hope to get there.”center_img 12/01/2015 Women’s Ballon d’Or 2014: Nadine Kessler (Wolfsburg) Men’s Ballon d’Or 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) FIFA team of the year: Neuer; Ramos, Luiz, Silva, Lahm; Iniesta, Kroos, Di Maria; Robben, Messi, Ronaldo He beat four-time winner Lionel Messi, who finished second, and Germany’s World Cup winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer to the prize. Germany coach Joachim Löw was voted the coach of the year for men’s football, edging out competition from Madrid’s Carlo Ancelotti and Atletico’s Diego Simeone. Upd. on 22/11/2016 at 03:06 CET World coach of the year for women’s football: Ralf Kellerman (Wolfsburg) FIFA Fair Play Award 2014: The volunteers at all FIFA tournamentslast_img read more

Celta Vigo draw Krasnodar in Europa League round-of-16

first_img IN SPORT.ES French side Lyon beat AZ Alkmaar 11-2 on aggregate in the last round, while Roma beat Villarreal 4-1 having won 4-0 away at the Estadio de la Cerámica in the first leg.  El Celta se enfrentará al Krasnodar en los octavos Apoel – Anderlecht Schalke 04 – B. Mönchengladbach Lyon – Roma Rostov – Manchester United Olympiakos – Besiktas Gent – Genk Copenhague – Ajax CET The first leg will be played on Mar. 9 at Balaidos, while Celta must then travel to Russia on Mar. 16 for the second leg and a place in the quarter-final. There will be an all-German tie between Schalke 04 and Borussia Mönchengladbach and an all-Belgian tie between Gent and Genk, while another for the favourites, Manchester United, play Russian side Rostov. Upd. at 15:04 After Villarreal and Athletic Club were knocked out, the rest of the draw is:  Sport.es Lyon’s ties with Roma stands out as both sides are among the favourites to win the competition, of which the final will be played in Stockholm on May. 24.  Celta Vigo will play Russian side Krasnodar in the next round of the Europa League. Eduardo Berizzo’s side were the only Spanish side left in the draw for the last 16, which took place at UEFA’s HQ in Nyon on Friday. 24/02/2017last_img read more

Olivier Giroud reveals why he cussed out the first time he trained with Eden…

first_imgAdvertisement u2uNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2sfngh54Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Efb( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) ulr7Would you ever consider trying this?😱3tzoCan your students do this? 🌚8tiRoller skating! Powered by Firework Eden Hazard is an impact player everywhere he sets his foot on and his Chelsea teammate Olivier Giroud reflects on his first time training with the Belgian where he felt it firsthand.Advertisement Eden Hazard joined Chelsea in 2012 from Lille and Olivier Giroud followed suit in January 2018 from Arsenal and now the duo are having a merry time playing for The Blues. Hazard has developed in something of a A-list player whose name is always among the current footballing elites such as Messi and Ronaldo. The Belgian winger has won 2 Premier League titles and recently bagged a bronze medal at the world cup and is no short of a consistent world class forward.Advertisement The Chelsea number 10 is impressing the fans as much as he’s impressing his teammates. Speaking to Le Figaro, Giroud said: ‘When I discover Eden Hazard in training for my first session at Chelsea. I told myself: “F**k, it’s hard to get the ball off him”.‘Sometimes, there’s two or three players around him and he still manages to get out in tight spaces.Advertisement ‘He’s a magician, he’s impressive. Now, I’ve started to know him and I don’t find myself near him. It’s better for him and for me.’Giroud is yet to score for Chelsea in the PL and is struggling to break into Sarri’s first team.Chelsea, who are currently third in the Premier League – four points adrift of leaders Manchester City, make the short trip to Wembley to face Tottenham on November 24.   Advertisementlast_img read more

Volunteers clean up

first_imgBy Kim BrooksTHE Cardinia Environment Coalition recognised National Volunteer Week with business as usual. The CEC is an umbrella group…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Icon soon a memorial site

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS A BUILDING that provided shelter to locals during the Ash Wednesday fires in Cockatoo is soon to…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img