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Progress, major new challenges in 2014 – PAHO

first_img You may be interested in… PAHO Director: COVID-19 Threatening Fight Against Infectious… Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Oct 16, 2020 Aug 12, 2020 CARPHA Partners with, PAHO to Ensure Caribbean States’… Caribbean Public Health Day: In a Time of COVID-19 center_img (Image: (PAHO/WHO) – The year 2014 was marked by progress as well as significant challenges for public health in the Americas.The region’s countries advanced toward goals including universal health coverage, expanded access to vaccination, and ensuring that fewer babies are born with HIV. They also confronted major new challenges, including the arrival and spread of the chikungunya virus and the need to prepare for the possible imported cases of Ebola. Read more at PAHO Year in Review 2014 Today is World Environment Day Jun 5, 2020 Jul 2, 2020 Cholera coalition urges stepped-up support of water for Haiti(PAHO/WHO) — On World Water Day 2015, the Regional Coalition for Water and Sanitation to Eliminate Cholera in Hispaniola is calling for stepped-up support from the international community to help Haiti and the Dominican Republic end the cholera epidemic on their shared island. The Regional Coalition has been supporting efforts…March 22, 2015In “CAHFSA”CARICOM Health Ministers meet over packed agenda in Washington(Caribbean Community Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown) – CARICOM Ministers of Health were meeting Monday 30th September in Washington DC to discuss a number of critical issues on the regional public health agenda including the work of CARPHA and the strategic planning process of regional health cooperation. Within the framework of the…September 30, 2019In “CARICOM”Caribbean health ministers discussing new system in face of climate change(Caribbean Media Corporation) St. George’s, Grenada, Oct 17 – Caribbean health ministers are expected to approve a plan on health system reliance in the face of climate change at a two day meeting which ends here on Wednesday. “What we are seeing with respect to climate change and health is…October 17, 2018In “CARICOM”Share this on WhatsApplast_img read more

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CARICOM Secretariat to host Girls in ICT Day event today

first_imgCARICOM DSG encourages young girls to join ICT revolutionCARICOM Deputy Secretary-General Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan has encouraged young girls to become more involved in the ICT sector. She was speaking at the opening ceremony for an event hosted by the CARICOM Secretariat to commemorate Girls in ICT Day 2015. Female students from schools in Georgetown including Bishops’ High School…April 30, 2015In “CARICOM”CARICOM Secretariat partners with Guyana for Girls in ICT DayThe CARICOM Secretariat, in collaboration with the Guyana Ministry of Education, including the  Department of Culture, Youth and Sports – National Archives; MIS Unit;  the National Centre for Education Resource Development (NCERD) and the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE), will host a number of activities in Guyana from April 28– 29, 2016,…April 21, 2016In “CARICOM”Engaging women in ICT is ‘smart economics’ – Minister Catherine HughesGiven the scope and importance of information and communication technology (ICT) to the growth and development of CARICOM, women and girls were Thursday encouraged and empowered to enter and excel in the male-dominated field. At the opening ceremony of an event at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre in Georgetown, Guyana,…April 29, 2016In “Belize”Share this on WhatsApp According to Deputy Programme Manager for Culture at the CARICOM Secretariat Ms. Riane deHaas Bledoeg the objectives of the event are to reinforce the concept of ‘Girls in ICT Day’ within the CARICOM Secretariat and community, celebrate and commemorate the International Girls in ICT Day and provide a modified ‘open day’ to the Secretariat as an intergovernmental agency involved in the policy development and use of ICT. She added that partnering with the private sector to provide an opportunity for girls to get inspired about the ICT sector by introducing them to topical applications and devices; and exposing girls, teachers and staff members to some ICT Career options and existing jobs in ICT were also part of the objectives The activities will include plenary sessions in the Secretariat’s Large Conference Room during the morning with a break around noon and the viewing of an exhibition, including a live exhibition facilitated by CARICOM Staff, as well as displays by participating firms and institutions, in the corridors of the Secretariat. The Secretariat will also facilitate ICT demonstrations to participating students on how to set up an e-mail account and how to make use of CARICOM’s Social Media platforms. On International Girls in ICT Day all stakeholders are encouraged to organize events with the vision to empower and encourage girls and young women to consider studies and careers in the growing field of ICTs. The ITU Secretary General invites ITU Member States and Sector Members to organize events attracting as many girls and young women as possible. Ministries of ICT, Education, Labour, Youth, National ICT Regulatory Authorities, ICT companies, academic institutions, relevant UN agencies, NGOs and other stakeholders are all encouraged to celebrate and commemorate the day. The CARICOM Secretariat will be hosting an event on Thursday April 30, 2015 at its Headquarters from 9:00am-2:00pm to commemorate Girls in ICT Day . The event is being hosted as part of a mandate from the CARICOM Heads of Government based on their decision that there should be increased activity with regard to ICT and Youth in  2015 (and beyond). CARICOM Deputy Secretary-General Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan will deliver opening remarks at the event at 10:00 am. International Girls in ICT Day is an opportunity for girls and young women to see and experience technology in a whole new light. It is also an initiative supported by International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Member States in Plenipotentiary Resolution 70 (Guadalajara, 2010) to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of information and communication technologies (ICTs). This year’s sub-theme is ‘Girls and Women and Innovation’. FLASHBACK: Young ladies at the ICT Forum on Girls last year at the CARICOM Secretariat Apr 30, 2015 You may be interested in… Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… CARICOM DSG encourages young girls to join ICT revolution last_img read more

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2015: A year of great importance to the Caribbean Community – CARICOM…

first_img Apr 27, 2018 Scenes from the Heads of Government Meeting May 25, 2018 He recalled the United Nations Framework Conference on Climate Change 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21), negotiations and subsequent agreement in Paris, France and other engagements where the Community presented a united front. Addressing the Community’s “noteworthy achievements” the Prime Minister Stuart highlighted continued improvements in the operations of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME); efforts to propel economic growth; the election of a CARICOM candidate to the position of Commonwealth Secretary-General; and the successful hosting of CARIFESTA in Haiti. Feb 27, 2018 The year 2015 tested our resolve, but this Community has shown time and again that it has the wherewithal not only to withstand challenges but also to provide solutions to whatever problems arise.  The basis of its strength is its collective force and it is that which we must use as we continue the efforts to build a secure, principled, viable and sustainable Community for all of our citizens. There will always be challenges to any venture that shapes human lives, especially when undertaken by resource poor countries. But the indomitable spirit of CARICOM countries, individually and collectively, will take us forward,” the Chairman said. Looking forward to 2016, the Chairman spoke of the important national milestones that would be observed by his country, Guyana, Antigua and Barbuda and Belize. Barbados goes to polls on 24 May Mar 1, 2018 You may be interested in… Barbadians elect their first woman Prime Minister End of year message Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Barbados PM-CARICOM Chair – upcoming Commonwealth and COP21 Meetings importantMr. Stuart said the potential outcomes of the Paris discussions would be important to Barbados and the CARICOM region, given the projected adverse effects climate change would have on the countries.” The Prime Minister pointed out that the CARICOM Heads of Government at their meeting earlier this year in Barbados…November 21, 2015In “Barbados”Incoming Chair of CARICOM prioritises benefits for people in 2016[su_pullquote]”People of the Caribbean Community, we have a lot to be proud of and a lot to look forward to. Let us strive to make 2016 one to remember as a landmark year for our integration movement.” – The Hon Dean Barrow, Prime Minister of Belize and Incoming Chairman of CARICOM[/su_pullquote]…December 31, 2015In “Belize”‘We cannot relax our goal of perfecting Regional integration’ – Incoming CARICOM ChairmanChairman of the Conference of the CARICOM Heads of Government the Rt. Hon Freundel Stuart, Prime Minister of Barbados said that the goal of perfecting regional integration must remain paramount for the Caribbean Community. He was speaking at the opening ceremony of the 36th Meeting of the Conference of Heads of…July 3, 2015In “Anguilla”Share this on WhatsApp Prime Minister of Barbados and Chair of CARICOM, the Rt. Hon Freundel Stuart. CARICOM Chairman, the Rt. Hon Freundel Stuart said that while 2015 tested the Region’s resolve, it was also a year of great importance to the Caribbean. His characterisation was based on the influence the Community brought to bear in the international arena, and its progress in cementing regional integration. The Prime Minister of Barbados said in an end of year message that the past year demonstrated “in no uncertain terms” the value of the regional integration project and the influence that its united front could yield internationally. 2016 will be a year in which, amongst other things, many of us will be reflecting on and celebrating important national milestones:  two of our member states (Barbados and Guyana) will be celebrating 50 years of independence, and two more (Antigua and Barbuda and Belize) will be celebrating 35 years of independence! Let us celebrate the richness of the Caribbean civilization with each advancing year of our status as independent nations.We are now at the end of a tumultuous year, 2015, and stand on the threshold of 2016, with all that it promises. The Secretary General of CARICOM and his staff, as well as CARICOM’s functional cooperation agencies across our region, are deserving of our gratitude for their sterling contribution during the year. I extend my best wishes to the CARICOM Secretariat, and to the Governments and people of all CARICOM member countries, for a blessed and peaceful holiday season and for God’s guidance in the coming year,” he said. Barbados disappointed at level of support for CCJ last_img read more

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Agribusiness participant Diandra Rowe takes Abbey Garden Farm to CWA

first_img Sep 25, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Caribbean Week of Agriculture Launched in Barbados Today Diandra Rowe Assistant Managing Director Abbey Garden Farm  Coconut industry a main topic at Caribbean Week of… Oct 15, 2018 Oct 1, 2018 Where are the women?The experiences of women in agriculture and their limited numbers in the sector were highlighted on Tuesday at the ICT and Innovation in Agriculture segment of the 12th Regional Agricultural Planners’ Forum, prompting one delegate to ask “where are the women?” The question from the floor arose during the presentation…October 2, 2019In “Agriculture”CWA 2016 to get a ‘Taste of Eden’Kamarsha Sylvester is the proprietor of Taste of Eden, an agro-processing business that sells teabags (various flavours), green seasoning and dried seasoning. ‘Taste of Eden’ will be one of ten youth entrepreneurial businesses that will be on display at the Caribbean Week of Agriculture being held in the Cayman Islands 24-28 October, 2016.…October 22, 2016In “Cayman Islands”Cacoa St. Lucie to satisfy your chocolate craving at CWA 2016  Cacoa Sainte Lucie is an organic chocolate making agri-business that will be on display at Caribbean Week of Agriculture  in the Cayman Islands, 24-28 October, 2016. Cacoa Sainte Lucie is a small batch bean to bar chocolate operation, that has a line of five organic chocolate bars permeated with local island…October 23, 2016In “Associate Member States”Share this on WhatsApp Abbey Garden Farm is a Jamaica greenhouse  farm from that will be on display at the Caribbean Week of Agriculture being held in the Cayman Islands 24-28 October 2016.  Crops grown include lettuce, tomatoes, bell peppers, kale, cabbage, cucumbers, cantaloupe, strawberries, arugula, parsley, cilantro and basil. Vegetables are grown using Hydroponics, Bag culture, Ebb & Flow (table top) and Nutrient Film Technique (pipes). The business was started by Jervis Rowe in 1990 as an open field vegetable operation. Fisheries Ministers approve climate change protocol for CRFM… Barbados launches Caribbean Week Of Agriculture on Monday You may be interested in… Diandra Rowe, Jervis’ daughter, is the Assistant Managing Director at Abbey Garden Farm. She is a graduate of the University of Technology Jamaica with a Bsc. in Hotel and Resort Management. She worked in the sales industry before taking a leap of faith to go home and help run the family business. She said it was a very fulfilling experience and that she had no plans to change her career path anytime soon. According to Diandra, the farm is defined by the quality and consistency of the produce. “At Abbey Garden Farm, we aim to produce products that attract the highest price in the market place. We employ science, technology with much emphasis on automation,” she said. She attributes the business’ success to consistently providing quality produce. According to this agri-business advocate, success in this field is attained by hiring and retaining the right people and providing the necessary resources for employees to master their tasks. It is also achieved by maintaining strong mutually beneficial relationships with clients. In relation to her participation in training workshops hosted by the Caribbean Community, Diandra said that it afforded her the opportunity to meet and connect with other young agribusiness owners who had shared valuable experiences and information with her which sometimes could be applied to similar situations with which she was faced. “It has also allowed me to interact with experts within in the field who have also shared ways in which I can improve my agribusiness. The business has also gained some exposure through my participation in the various activities . At CWA, expect to find fresh produce or pictures of the produce grown on Abbey Garden Farm  and a few of the systems and technology they utilise. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… last_img read more

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In the Lion’s Den – UWI grad captures, sells pesky fish

first_img Oct 1, 2018 (Trinidad and Tobago Newsday) – When Riesa Sumair graduated from UWI, St Augustine in 2015 with a degree in business management, her parents probably didn’t expect she’d choose fish vendor as her profession. “They have been incredibly supportive, though and have been the ones pushing me to stick with this fish-vending business,” she chuckled. Riesa Sumair founder of Lion’s Den Seafood walks out of the water of Macqueripe after testing new scuba gear last Sunday. (Photo by Jeff K Mayers via Trinidad ad Tobago Newsday) Jan 25, 2018 Apr 7, 2016 You may be interested in… CRFM, partners to unlock Caribbean’s fisheries potential through value chain approachBelize City, Belize, (CRFM)— Some fear that climate change and global economic pressures will create a toxic mix that would cripple the potential of the Caribbean fisheries and aquaculture sector. But a new initiative being implemented by the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) is looking for that “golden key” that…December 17, 2015In “Belize”CRFM leads initiative to support management of four-wing flying fishBELIZE CITY, BELIZE, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 (CRFM)—Seven Caribbean countries are participating in a recently launched series of sub-projects which the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) is leading under a sustainable management initiative for the flying fish fishery. In highlighting the importance of the initiative, CRFM Executive Director, Milton Haughton,…January 25, 2018In “Barbados”New UWI Chancellor begins term as The UWI’s 6th ChancellorThe UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica W.I.  –  The University of the West Indies (The UWI)  on 17 July, 2017, marked a change in its leadership, as it welcomed a new Chancellor, the highest officeholder in The UWI system. Trinidad and Tobago national, Mr. Robert Bermudez assumed duties as the 6th Chancellor…July 19, 2017In “Antigua & Barbuda”Share this on WhatsApp Aug 8, 2016center_img Caribbean threatened by under-reporting of fisheries catches CRFM leads initiative to support management of four-wing… Technical experts discuss updated plan for Eastern Caribbean… Riesa, 24, is the founder of Lion’s Den Seafood, a sustainable seafood distributor that started out as a hobby, but morphed into a major outlet for divers in Tobago to hunt and sell lion fish, an invasive species wreaking havoc on local reefs. “It didn’t start out as an entrepreneurial endeavour. My diving team and I would go on dives and it was just like, oh, there’s a lion fish. We need to get rid of them. And we’d catch it for dinner,” she told Business Day. She did notice, though, that lion fish could be a sustainable niche market and no one else was filling the gap, and so she decided to do that herself. Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Regional fisheries experts meet today on emerging challenges last_img read more

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CARPHA wants creation of environment for healthy lifestyles

first_img Challenges of 2020 Amplify Importance of Regional… Critical Personal Protective Equipment Procured for… Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… Aug 31, 2020 You may be interested in… CARPHA forms regional Task Force to address Caribbean obesityRoseau, Dominica, March 12, 2015: The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has formed a regional Task Force to develop a Plan of Action to address childhood obesity and provide a comprehensive public health response. Speaking to the matter, CARPHA Executive Director, Dr. C. James Hospedales said the task-force has set an ambitious goal,…March 13, 2015In “CARICOM”Diabetes can be big problem for years to come – CARPHAPort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago –  Studies conducted by the University of the West Indies (UWI) estimate that 1 in every 4 adults in some Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States have diabetes.  More worrying is the doubling of overweight and obesity in children less than five years, along with the high…April 7, 2016In “Anguilla”Obesity, physical inactivity put women at excess risk of diabetesPort of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. 17 November 2017.   Diabetes, a major contributor to premature death, is estimated to affect 10-15% of the adult population in the Caribbean Region. The disease is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attack and stroke and responsible for high rates of complications,…November 14, 2017In “Antigua & Barbuda”Share this on WhatsApp Region in Danger of Failing SDG Hunger Target – UN As we observe World Obesity Day today, CARPHA points to a study that reveals that women in the Caribbean have higher rates of obesity in terms of Body Mass Index (BMI) compared to men. The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is calling on governments, community leaders, healthcare professionals and individuals to work together to create an environment that supports a healthy lifestyle. The CARICOM Institution made the call in a statement in observance of World Obesity Day.The theme for World Obesity Day 2018 is ‘End Weight Stigma’. Jul 3, 2020 Jul 23, 2020 CARPHA to Assist in Clearing Guyana COVID-19 Test Backlog “CARPHA joins its Member States and the rest of the world to raise awareness about this chronic disease, and the diseases associated with it. The lack of knowledge and awareness of weight stigma can have a negative effect on individuals and lead to anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and suicide, thus undermining overall health”, the Agency said. CARPHA is also encouraging persons to follow a healthy eating plan, increase their physical activity by exercising daily, even if it’s moderately, monitor weight regularly and lastly, be consistent. “Following these measures would go a long way in reducing the rate of obesity in the Caribbean”, the Agency said. According to CARPHA, being obese, places an individual at a high risk for developing non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as hypertension, diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases, later in life. Non-communicable diseases and childhood obesity[i] are priority health and economic issues for health officials worldwide. “Studies have revealed that women in the Caribbean have higher rates of obesity in terms of Body Mass Index (BMI) compared to men. They also have higher rates of abdominal obesity and are likely to be 3 times more obese than men,” said Dr. Virginia Asin-Oostburg, CARPHA Director for Surveillance, Disease Prevention and Control in observance of World Obesity Day. Obesity is a serious, chronic disease that can have a negative effect on our health. In a recent report, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) stated that “obesity and overweight are on the rise throughout the Caribbean and Latin America and are particularly prevalent among women and children.” Realising that a whole of society approach is necessary to reduce the burden of obesity and diet-related NCDs, CARPHA continues to support its member states and other regional organizations in their efforts to minimize the impact of obesity in the Caribbean. Several initiatives are being spearheaded by CARPHA to address overweight and obesity in the Region. These include improving food and nutrition surveillance systems, and the implementation of activities associated with its Childhood Obesity Action Plan. Dr Oostburg further stated: “We recently unveiled our six-point policy package for healthier food environments during a CARICOM event at the United Nations High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). This initiative, which is aligned with the World Health Organization (WHO) targets for NCDs, includes mandatory food labelling, nutritional standards and guidelines for schools, and reduction in the marketing of unhealthy foods.” Jul 14, 2020last_img read more

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Kumho Names New Execs, Aims for Top Five by 2015

first_img Ham succeeds Kyu Cho, who retired after 33 years with the company. Ham joined Kumho in 1978, and worked in a range of overseas posts for Kumho. Kim addressed key Kumho dealers at the company’s annual dealer sales meeting earlier this month. “We recently introduced a new global brand identity for Kumho,” said Kim. “Our new logo represents speed, precision and forward progression. These are characteristics that we believe our company and our products possess, and they are characteristics that we want our customers to think of when they see our brand. Advertisement Pictured at right: Don Hun Ham “Our logo is just one of the many changes taking place at Kumho,” he said. “The global tire industry is changing as manufacturers are closing factories and eliminating broad line product offerings that are not profitable. While other brands falter or remain stagnant, Kumho’s global strategy is to expand manufacturing capabilities and infrastructure to be the fifth largest manufacturer by 2015. As part of that strategy, we have evaluated every aspect of our business to make this goal a reality, and we will reach that goal.” From Tire Review AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement With the retirement of long-time chief Kyu Cho at the end of 2006, Kumho Tire Co. named two senior executives to head up its North American operations. B.K. Kim was named president and CEO of Kumho Tire North America, and Don Hun Ham was named president of Kumho Tire USA Inc. Kumho Tire North America was formed to oversee the South Korean tiremakers U.S. and Canadian operations. Kim, who joined the company in 1974, was most recently head of Kumho’s sales and administration division. He will be based at Kumho Tire USA’s headquarters in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Pictured at left: B.K. Kimlast_img read more

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Bridgestone’s Mark Emkes to Retire

first_imgNASHVILLE, Tenn. — Mark Emkes will retire as chairman, CEO and president of Bridgestone Americas (BSAM) as of Feb. 28, after more than 33 years of service with the Bridgestone family of companies. He will also retire from his position as a member of the boards of directors of BSAM and Bridgestone Corp., BSAM’s parent company.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement With Emkes’ retirement from BSAM, the company will separate the offices of chairman of the board and CEO in order to further enhance the company’s corporate governance structure and more clearly differentiate the responsibilities and accountabilities of BSAM’s senior management offices, the company said. Effective March 1, the company has named Asahiko “Duke” Nishiyama as chairman and Gary Garfield as CEO and president. Reporting to Garfield will be Eduardo Minardi, who will be named BSAM’s COO, and Ken Weaver, the current chairman, CEO and president of BSAM’s subsidiary, Firestone Diversified Products LLC. Reporting to Minardi will be Larry Magee, chairman, CEO and president of Bridgestone Retail Operations LLC. Minardi will also assume the offices of chairman, CEO and president of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, the business unit which consists of BSAM’s Latin American tire operations and the U.S. and Canadian consumer and commercial tire businesses. “We are grateful to Mark for his many years of leadership and the energy and passion with which he has served the Bridgestone family of companies,” said Shoshi Arakawa, chairman, CEO and president of Bridgestone Corp. “We wish him all the best in his retirement.”Advertisement Emkes announced his retirement in an open letter to Bridgestone Americas teammates released last week. “Words can’t express the gratitude I have towards this company and to all of you who have helped make it the best place to spend the last 33 years. You will never be able to imagine the respect I have for our Bridgestone Americas teammates and the company they represent. You have been tremendously successful — even in the face of the most dire economic climate since the Great Depression — and I thank you for allowing me to be a part of your success.” Separately, Emkes remarked, “I’m excited about the leadership the new management team will bring Bridgestone Americas. While each is a veteran of the Bridgestone Americas family, they have many innovative ideas that will serve the company well into the future.” (Tire Review)last_img read more

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Honest-1 Auto Care Promotes Rissy Sutherland to COO; Hires Chip Baranowski as VP of Franchise Development

first_imgSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Honest-1 Auto Care, a national full-service auto repair and maintenance franchise, has announced the promotion of Rissy Sutherland to chief operating officer.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement In addition, the company has hired Chip Baranowski as vice president of franchise development to lead the expansion efforts of the rapidly growing chain. Sutherland has been senior vice president of operations at Honest-1 since April 2008. In her new position, she will be responsible for strategic planning to develop the brand, including public relations, operations and marketing. Sutherland also will continue to work on upgrading vendor relationships and managing training at Honest-1 Auto Care headquarters and in the field. Sutherland has spent her entire career in the automotive industry, including 10 years working in auto shops her family owned. She went to school at night and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Clemson University. Before joining Honest-1 Auto Care, she was director of training and vice president of operations and training for Moran Industries Inc., responsible for more than 200 auto-repair shops. Baranowski most recently was franchise development manager at Unishippers Global Logistics LLC, where he helped the company re-launch its franchise development program. He was instrumental in bringing on more than 55 new franchise owners and developing a number of new programs that fueled Unishippers’ growth. Previously, he owned a FranNet business for more than four years and helped more than 30 people get started in their own franchise business. Before joining FranNet, he was regional director at Coverall of North America, in charge of the daily operations of the regional office and its staff as well as the selling of franchises and training of all franchise owners in his area.Advertisement He also previously served as director of franchise development for Nationwide Floor and Window Coverings, and as a manager at Ryder Truck Rental/Budget Car & Truck Rental, responsible for franchise account development and management, marketing, employee relations and business plan development.last_img read more

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Penray Names Inhibitor Salesman of the Year

first_imgELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. – Sarkis Aroyan was recently named Penray’s Inhibitor Salesman of the Year. Aroyan has been with the company for 18 years and currently holds the position of Senior Application Engineer – Coolant Inhibitors in Commercial Antifreeze Inhibitor Sales. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “Sarkis earned this award by exceeding expectations for our inhibitor segment,” said Randy Fowler, vice president of sales and marketing. “His positive demeanor coupled with his entrepreneurial spirit continues to assist Penray in getting to the next level.” Sarkis is involved in The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), the National Oil Recycling Association (NORA) and the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA).,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 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.  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.” Advertisementlast_img read more

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