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. Dorman Products is a leading supplier of original equipment dealer “exclusive” automotive replacement parts, automotive hardware, brake parts and fasteners. Dorman designs, manufactures and markets over 100,000 different products. As a solution driven supplier, Dorman’s new to the aftermarket approach to product development provides our customers with new ways to grow their business.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement We are looking for Product Management Professionals at ALL LEVELS of experience to join our team. If you are innovative, entrepreneurial and have any experience in product development and/or product management we want to talk with you! Please submit your resume and qualifications to [email protected] or by clicking the Apply Now button below.,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 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.” Advertisement
As a long-term member of MEMA, HDMA, SAE, TMC, ATA, and other organizations, Kraus has been recognized as a leader among his peers in the industry for many years. HDMA and MEMA have benefited greatly from his leadership and guidance. Advertisement Interested parties in the position can contact Cindy Kirker-Berry (MEMA HR Department). For additional information please send your email request to: [email protected] Kraus began his career at MEMA in 2004, as the executive director of HDMA. His engagement with MEMA began in the early 1980s as a member, serving on the board of HDMA from 1992 through 2002 and he completed two successful terms as HDMA board chairman. Kraus actively engaged in many HDMA activities and groups, serving on the event planning committee for HD Dialogue and the annual MATS Breakfast and other HDMA initiatives. For several years, Kraus was heavily involved with other HDMA board members and HD distributors in the initial development of the now highly successful HD Aftermarket Week, which held its first event in 2006. He was also an active member of HDMA’s prestigious HD Business Forum (HDBF) from 1990 through 2004 and served on its board for six years and as chairman of that group in 2000. Today, he serves as HDBF’s executive director. Advertisement Kraus started his career in the industry as an owner of two service stations in the early 1970s, then as a distributor salesperson for a brake and friction distributor, Auto Machine and Supply. He joined McCord Gaskets in 1976 as a district sales manager and in 1983, joined Phillips and Temro Industries as national sales manager, where he was named director of sales and marketing in 1986 and remained through 1999. He then joined Triseal Corp. as general manager of Product and Distribution, until being recruited to lead HDMA. His deep understanding of the commercial vehicle industry and his leadership ability to motivate and inspire his teams have defined his career. On a personal note, Tim and his wife, Kathy, live in the Raleigh area and have six children and 3 grandchildren. They are looking forward to a future of spending more time with all of them, as well as exploring several opportunities as an adviser, consultant and board member with industry firms. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Over the course of his career at MEMA, Kraus took on increasing responsibilities, including being elected as a vice president of HDMA’s parent organization, MEMA, and he was named president and COO of HDMA, in 2008. Over the years of his tenure with MEMA and HDMA, he led the evolution of HDMA in to a highly respected, full-service, supplier-focused association, growing from 40 members to nearly 200 and quintupling annual revenues. After a caeer of many decades as a leader in the motor vehicle industry and 16 years as president and COO of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), Tim Kraus has decided to step down as the business leader of HDMA, the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association’s (MEMA) commercial vehicle division. His departure is slated for the end of February 2021, and an active search is currently underway for his successor.
Rugby League BY JACK AMI The sports fraternity is mourning the sudden passing of rugby league technical official (trainer) Andrew Stone in the early hours of Wednesday morning at the Port Moresby General Hospital (PMGH). As of yesterday morning, the news went viral on Facebook with condolence messages flooding in from the sporting fraternity as Andrew was a popular sports personality like his father Jamuga Stone who is a Taekwondo instructor and younger brother Nelson (athletics). Andrew was born on November 12, 1981 to Jamuga and Susan Kila in Port Moresby and hails from Poukama, Bereina, Central and Orokolo, Gulf. Rugby league players from Central Dabaris, Port Moresby Vipers, Hela Wigmen, PNG Orchids and Port Moresby paid respects at the mourning house (haus krai) after hearing of the tragic news. He was the head trainer for Central Dabaris until his untimely passing. The young trainer had training programs for Central Dabaris at the Jungle Gym Tokarara operated by his father Jamuga. And he was in the rebuilding phase to develop the gym with assistance from Dabaris. He had had discussions with his father over this earlier during the day. But that might never eventuate without his presence. Andrew passed on in the presence of his wife Carol Humeu at PMGH after the doctors failed to resuscitate him after experiencing shortness of breath and fits. Carol said it was a complicated matter and the doctors couldn’t save him. “I’m lost for words and shocked and cannot describe my husband who I loved and married for three years. It is unbelievable.” Father Jamuga said he could not believe the passing of his son. “This is unbelievable and we are in great shock and loss of words,” he said. “My son has been asthmatic patient for several years but survived all the time. But this morning, it was so unfortunate that he died at 3.40am this morning (yesterday). Andrew is so young, strong and healthy and the way he is sleeping is unbelievable,” said Stone. His younger brother, Nelson added that he did not talk much with his big brother as he knew he was always busy and they were doing their own things. “But he has inspired me in so many ways in becoming who I ‘am in my athletics career. This is a big loss and blow to me but I will carry on the legacy Andrew has left,” said Nelson. “My half is gone and now I am alone. My son followed my footsteps through Taekwondo. When he was 12-years-old, he represented PNG at the junior championships in Arizona in 1993,” recalled Jamuga. He said it was believed that Andrew was the youngest athlete to represent PNG at that time. Andrew then switched to playing rugby league for West A grade and reserve centre and full back in the PRL competition at the old Lloyd Robson oval in 1995. “After he called it quits, he saw fit to be a trainer whilst learning from me and took over the duties in West,” said Jamuga. Andrew became the inaugural assistant trainer with PNG Hunters in 2014 when the team first entered the QRL competition. Jamuga said his son’s highest accord was training program with the Parramatta Eels and Brisbane Broncos in 2016 which gave him the confidence to be one of the certified qualified trainer in the country. He was also the trainer for the PNG junior Kumuls and assisted with the senior Kumuls as well under head coach Michael Marum. He also assisted with the PNG Orchids which his wife Carol was part of. In the early part of his career, Andrew was also a trainer with Gulf Isapea, Vipers, Mioks and recently the Dabaris. Andrew was the founder of the Off Season Rugby League Club the Toks Mix Dogs. He is survived by his wife Carol, two kids Jimmy and Cedric from his previous marriage, parents Jamuga, mother Susan, brother Nelson and two sisters Elisabeth in Brisbane and Gloria in Lae. Stone’s body is now at the Funeral Home awaiting confirmation of the funeral program. May you rest in peace.