The new Double Switchback breakaway tandem’s name refers to the two wheel sizes that it’ll work with – 650B mountain or standard 700c road wheels.Bottom coupler is a new oversized version of their standard coupler. Availability is TBD, some time later this year. This is still a prototype. Rear tire clearance will improve a bit when running 650B mountain bike tires. Tom Ritchey’s been riding one for a while and has been wanting to bring it out.They were also showing some prototype and new parts at their booth, covered in this post. We first heard about Ritchey’s new Road Logic when they put up a few handbuilt-by-Tom-Ritchey items for auction. The new bike uses the same triple butted Ritchey Logic II chromoly tubes as the Swiss Cross and P29 but with road geometry. Internal headset cups allow for a 1-1/8″ steerer in a super thin 1″-equivalent headtube.Comes as a frameset with headset and paint matched Pro carbon fork. Price should be inline with the $1,299 cross bike and they’re looking at a July delivery.
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. RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC — Wendy Earp has been promoted to director of finance and administration for MEMA. She formerly served as the association’s controller, a position she has held since May 2001. Earp succeeds Joseph “Joe” Griscti, who is retiring after 22 years of service to the association and industry. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement In her new position, Earp will be responsible for the financial management of MEMA and its market segment associations: AASA, HDMA and OESA. She also will direct budgeting and finance functions for the automotive-related trade associations administered by Management Services Group, MEMA’s association management group. In addition, Earp’s duties will include human resources administration for the association’s nearly 100 employees. For more information about MEMA, go to: www.mema.org. _______________________________________ 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 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 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. 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.