Mark Ritucci Named Timken Regional Manager For Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket Sales

first_imgWith 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.  CANTON, Ohio — The Timken Co. has announced the appointment of Mark Ritucci to the position of regional manager for commercial vehicle aftermarket sales for the eastern regions of the U.S. and Canada. Prior to joining Timken, Ritucci served as district sales manager at a leading commercial vehicle parts manufacturer and territory sales manager at a major commercial vehicle distributor. He possesses broad experience in the automotive industry, specifically in wheel-end related products. 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  AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement,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 MoreAdvertisementcenter_img 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.  A native of Middleboro, Mass., Ritucci earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. 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

Japan earns synchronized swimming bronze at worlds

first_imgKAZAN, RUSSIA – Japan won the bronze in the team technical routine of the women’s synchronized swimming at the FINA World Aquatics Championships on Monday, the second medal in the biennial event for Japan since 2007 following a bronze in duet a day earlier.Japan, performing last among the 12 teams, scored 92.4133 points to pass Ukraine and take third. Russia claimed the title with 95.7457 with China (94.4605) second. KEYWORDS “We could share the joy with the whole team this time. It is a big achievement to come away with a result,” said captain Yukiko Inui, who won duet bronze with Risako Mitsui.Japan coach Masayo Imura said, “I’d give us 80 out of 100. I was glad to see them muscle through to turn the order (of finish) around because that’s how we have to get results in international competition.” IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Masayo Imura, Yukiko Inui, World Aquatics Championships last_img read more

Minimal to no use of certain logos

first_img Share on other sites SportsLogos.Net Forums Home 567 2,393 posts this beauty was unfortunately rarely used. http://www.sportslogos.net/logos/view/he0r2sbq6u7gr9i2th9q/Seattle_Seahawks/2002/Alternate_LogoThat was never an official logo – at least, according to the NFL.I believe it was seen around the stadium, but was never part of the official graphics package.Still marked as present on the logo pageYes it is…and that’s a mistake. 154 Billy B 22,644 It’s not ideal, but I don’t think it’ll put a dagger Share this post Posted July 23, 2014 Location:Utah 3 Next Page 1 of 3   218 Sanic Next 37 Share on other sites Share this post 22,644 Link to post Members 2 Link to post Members 65 Recommended Posts Share this post Link to post Share this post TruColor djam2410 Formerly ColorWerx and PANTONE JayMac 0 Share on other sites 23 3,583 Another one is the Sens. That sideways-facing senator they introduced in 07′ is nowhere at all. Not even on merchandise from the official shop. Why introduce a logo that you’ll never use at all? I don’t get it.That one was removed from their identity at the end of the 2010-2011 season. 22,644 Share this post 23 Share this post Sanic Gothamite When the Warriors lost their mascot to the team that used to be from Seattle, this primary logo was rarely used. In fact, I don’t even remember seeing any of it at team stores during that period before their rebrand in 2010. Formerly ColorWerx and PANTONE Location:Winnipeg 6,236 posts 65 633 posts Link to post five boroughs, one City. Link to post 1,085 posts Posted July 23, 2014 Orgo Posted July 23, 2014 154 0 Share on other sites 103 OTBC 567 Share this post Location:A Nice Place to Live Location:The DMV I recently bought a Jazz shirt with the recolored mountain logo. I wanted a green Jazz shirt and that was the only one available. the Baltimore oriolesVery true. The oriole on top of the word mark is still the primary. Posted July 23, 2014 Share on other sites Location:Atlanta idk Members Posted July 23, 2014 Link to post Tasty 23 AndrewG70 0 Share on other sites Forums Home 0 The Yankees’ primary is used all the time. Not only is it on a ton of merchandise, but it’s all around the stadium:It was even on their most recent championship rings.And this is from the post-Series parade.There’s this mistaken perception that the Yanks don’t use their primary logo. They don’t wear it on their uniforms, but they use it a lot. Share on other sites tv15 6,684 posts Share this post 981 Members Sanic 40 677 Germanshepherd Members When the Warriors lost their mascot to the team that used to be from Seattle, this primary logo was rarely used. In fact, I don’t even remember seeing any of it at team stores during that period before their rebrand in 2010. If you’re like me and had absolutely no idea what the heck this was talking about, here’s some literature on the matter:http://peninsulapress.com/2011/01/03/thunder-enlightening-whatever-happened-to-the-golden-state-warriors-mascot/And an excerpt: “The following morning, I flipped open my laptop, determined to find some answers. I quickly learned that the NBA’s Oklahoma City franchise – formerly the Supersonics, who were relocated from Seattle in 2008 – had selected the name Thunder. This forced the Warriors to remove the moniker from their mascot. I gritted my teeth in frustration” … [To be continued…]…. Wow. Powerful stuff. 981 22,644 0 1,138 posts 567 Gothamite 17 This topic is now closed to further replies. 48erhater 40 1,005 Holy crap — look at how many calories contained in the sliders and the fries — especially the cheese fries! No wonder why ballparks are installing wider seats! Holy crap — look at how many calories contained in the sliders and the fries — especially the cheese fries! No wonder why ballparks are installing wider seats!I thought that everyone would start in with the prices, but yep. There’s a very good reason why the city started requiring calorie counts. DC in Da House w/o a Doubt 40 0 Minimal to no use of certain logos 154 tv15 Link to post By Sanic, July 23, 2014 in Sports Logo News 53,285 posts Members Sports Logos Page 1 of 3   Members Share this post 0 Link to post 0 567 0 677 1 Share on other sites Posted July 23, 2014 Members 23 Share on other sites DC in Da House w/o a Doubt Link to post Location:Fort Worth, Texas Germanshepherd Share this post Followers 0 40 1,709 posts 3,326 1 Minimal to no use of certain logos FKA – jmac11281 For Maryland, these gems have begun to be seen less and less…And the mothership appears to be missing what I now consider Maryland’s primary: Share on other sites Share this post Posted July 23, 2014 222 posts 0 Share this post Link to post Gothamite Share on other sites TruColorcenter_img phutmasterflex Followers 0 0 218 767 posts 17 Oklahoma’s s schooner doesn’t get used much and there’s not a lot of merchandise with it. Their ACHA club hockey team only recently added it the the crest of their jersey. Members Share on other sites Gothamite 0 17 this beauty was unfortunately rarely used. http://www.sportslogos.net/logos/view/he0r2sbq6u7gr9i2th9q/Seattle_Seahawks/2002/Alternate_Logo Link to post 567 Sports Logo News Sign in to follow this   Favourite Logos:Maple Leafs (new logo!)Blue JacketsHouston TexansMr. Met All Activity Share this post 1,005 3,326 Members 1,005 981 SportsLogos.Net 0 Share this post 37 this beauty was unfortunately rarely used. http://www.sportslogos.net/logos/view/he0r2sbq6u7gr9i2th9q/Seattle_Seahawks/2002/Alternate_LogoI like that logo, but do you guys think they can be placed anywhere on the uniform? To me, it seems a little too detailed to be placed in a uniform.Fan merch would probably be a given. Another one is the Sens. That sideways-facing senator they introduced in 07′ is nowhere at all. Not even on merchandise from the official shop. Why introduce a logo that you’ll never use at all? I don’t get it.That one was removed from their identity at the end of the 2010-2011 season.Did they ever use it? Members 40 Prev Posted July 23, 2014 Posted July 23, 2014 Link to post 3 Now go win a Cup, dammit. Share on other sites Sanic Posted July 23, 2014 0 DC in Da House w/o a Doubt Share on other sites Members five boroughs, one City. Posted July 23, 2014 Link to post Share this post Link to post 3,583 0 Posted July 23, 2014 Share on other sites TruColor 48erhater Posted July 23, 2014 Link to post Share on other sites Link to post 2 Share this post 2 Share this post The NBA examples are a result of the league’s high price tag for switching logos. Recolors of the current logo are presumably not subject to this fee, so teams have just recolored their old primary logo and introduced new alternate logos that are used much more often than the designated primary. 22,644 smzimbabwe Members Banned Location:Burnsville, MN Go To Topic Listing edgy acc, please ignore 0 Share this post 3,583 1,122 posts 633 posts 677 Members Posted July 23, 2014 23 smzimbabwe Share on other sites Billy B 3,583 Posted July 23, 2014 Share on other sites Sports Logos 23 567 mfoster the Baltimore orioles 40 Link to post Link to post Share on other sites Link to post Share on other sites Posted July 24, 2014 218 mfoster Posted July 24, 2014 Sports 1 3,583 53,285 posts Prev Posted July 23, 2014 I’ve seen this some of the time, mostly in basketball, but have you seen how some teams don’t use their considered primary logo at all?The most recent is the Wizards’ rebrand. The monument-ball and the Bullets nod are the only ones being used on the uniforms, the court, and even the random team charts that players take pictures of. The jumping wizard logo? Almost nowhere to be found.Same with the Jazz. The old script is pretty good on the unis, but the newly recolored-to-death mountain logo, I can’t see it anywhere. Other notables are the Raptors and the Nuggets, but they still use the primary on where the secondary and the tertiary logos are supposed to be.Another one is the Sens. That sideways-facing senator they introduced in 07′ is nowhere at all. Not even on merchandise from the official shop. Why introduce a logo that you’ll never use at all? I don’t get it. Still marked as present on the logo pageAt least the Yankees use their primary on merch when it doesn’t relate to the uniforms. JayMac All Activity Share this post 3,326 tv15 6,236 posts 0 djam2410 Sports Members Members Location:West Coast 22,644 65 Share this post 1 3,583 Location:Burnsville, MN DC in Da House w/o a Doubt Banned Holy crap — look at how many calories contained in the sliders and the fries — especially the cheese fries! No wonder why ballparks are installing wider seats!I thought that everyone would start in with the prices, but yep. There’s a very good reason why the city started requiring calorie counts.Prices were the first thing I noticed. $5.00 for a water, and $6.00 for a mild beer flavored water… Posted July 24, 2014 11,788 posts 14,762 posts AndrewG70 103 Location:The DMV Members Favourite Logos:Cal Bears, Cavs phutmasterflex 5,835 posts TruColor Sports Logo News Location:Idaho tv15 Posted July 23, 2014 edgy acc, please ignore Members this beauty was unfortunately rarely used. http://www.sportslogos.net/logos/view/he0r2sbq6u7gr9i2th9q/Seattle_Seahawks/2002/Alternate_Logofirst logo i thought of Dodgers and Yankees primaries Sign in to follow this   1,172 posts 37 Orgo 14,762 posts Link to post 103 1,138 posts Minimal to no use of certain logoslast_img read more

Kroger supermarket chain says profits up but slowed by unrest

first_imgAnalysts surveyed by Thomson Financial predicted earnings of 48 cents per share on sales of $20.4 billion. Analysts typically exclude one-time items in their forecasts. Sales at Kroger stores open at least a year, considered a key indicator of a retailer’s success, were up 6 percent in the quarter. Not counting fuel sales, same-store sales rose 5.2 percent. The company said profit margins in the quarter also were hurt by about a 2 percent rise in product costs and that consumers can expect some higher prices. Prices for milk, cheese, corn, wheat and oranges and some other fruit have been rising nationally for reasons including bad weather, higher costs for livestock feed and for transportation. Some pizza chains have raised the prices of cheese pizzas because of the dairy increase and consumers face price increases in a variety of other areas. Some industry analysts have said price increases could benefit grocers by boosting revenue. The reduced margins, labor uncertainty and a recent run-up in shares made for an off-day for Kroger stock with shares sliding 6.7 percent, or $2, to $27.66. Kroger stock recently reached a 52-week high of $31.94, after trading as low as $20.10 nearly one year ago. Kroger, which competes for grocery sales against nonunion Wal-Mart Stores Inc. supercenters, also is negotiating new contracts with union workers in Seattle and Toledo, Ohio, as well as in Southern California. Workers there have voted to authorize a strike by their union if stalled negotiations with Kroger’s Ralphs and two other chains fail. A work stoppage in Southern California four years ago disrupted business for several months at Ralphs stores. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CINCINNATI – Kroger Co., the nation’s largest traditional supermarket chain, said Tuesday that first-quarter profit jumped 10 percent but was slowed by labor unrest and rising costs for dairy and some produce items. Its shares sank nearly 7 percent. For the three months ended May 26, Kroger made $336.6 million, or 47 cents per share, compared with $306.4 million, or 42 cents per share, a year earlier. Sales rose 7 percent, to $20.73 billion from $19.42 billion. Kroger, with a tense labor situation in Southern California, said its first-quarter earnings included charges of about 2 cents per share stemming from a two-day walkout by some 700 workers at a distribution center near Louisville, Ky., that two companies operate for Kroger. First-quarter 2006 results included a one-time legal expense of 3 cents per share. last_img read more

Airport screener complaints climb

first_imgTSA officials say they understand the frustration and are working to minimize hassles. They say while it can be annoying, airport screening is essential because intelligence reports show aviation remains a top target for terrorists. A review of complaints the traveling public lodged with TSA in September helps explain the low standing. While passengers generally understand TSA’s mission, they could do without certain parts of the pre-boarding experience. Take, for example, a mother and daughter traveling out of the Dallas/Fort Worth airport on Sept. 4. In an e-mailed complaint to TSA, the mother said the TSA screener was rude and inconsiderate. While she was in secondary screening, the mother was made to face away from her daughter. “Someone could have taken my daughter,” the woman wrote. “I understand you have to have security, but your people don’t need to be rude!!!” On Sept. 3, a man leaving Orlando, Fla., filed a lengthy complaint because he said a screener touched him “like no man ever has – not even my doctor.” “This type of bodily inspection, privately or publicly, is undignified,” he wrote. “Have terrorists succeeded in making us that scared of each other?” Nearly 9,000 such complaints flowed into TSA between January and October of this year, and the agency made a selection of them available at the request of The Associated Press. Screeners are “just rigid, intransigent, inflexible, unpleasant, and they always have the fact that they’ve got the security of the nation that they’re falling back on,” said David Stempler, president of the Air Travelers Association. Stempler said he has no way of telling whether TSA has addressed any of the hundreds of complaints it receives each month. Another frequent complaint is that security restrictions seem pointless and arbitrary. “The security is a joke, it’s an absolute joke,” said James Atkinson, a Massachusetts businessman. Atkinson said he has sent dozens of complaints to TSA and the Federal Aviation Administration over the past 10 years, and has never heard back. His complaints range from unmanned checkpoints to the absurdity of the rule restricting liquids in carry-on luggage to 3 ounces or less. The TSA imposed a restriction on liquids in August 2006 after a plot surfaced to blow up U.S. airliners with liquid explosives. Paul C. Light, professor of public policy at New York University, said he’s not surprised that TSA and the IRS are tied for low public esteem. Yet he defended TSA as misunderstood, because it’s highly visible yet can’t brag about its successes. “It’s an agency that’s damned if it does, damned if it doesn’t,” Light said. TSA responds to every complaint it receives, said spokeswoman Ellen Howe, adding that each complaint is forwarded to the federal security director at the airport in question. In the cases AP reviewed, the most common response was a form letter, apologizing for inconveniences, often blaming the problem of long lines on the local airport and forwarding complaints about inappropriate patdowns to the airports where they occurred.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ“I am so frustrated with TSA that I am ready to stop flying,” one traveler wrote in a Sept. 7 complaint filed with the agency. “I’m sure this doesn’t matter to you because my tax dollars are already paying you.” The AP poll, conducted Monday through Wednesday, found that the more people travel, the less they like TSA. But it also found that 53 percent of air travelers think TSA does a “very” or “somewhat” good job. The inconvenience of security was the top complaint of air travelers, mentioned by 31 percent of those who had taken at least one trip in the past year. That figure rose to 40 percent for those who have taken five to 10 trips. TSA’s parent agency, the Department of Homeland Security, also ranked at the bottom of an index of consumer satisfaction released this week, supplanting the IRS as the prime subject of grumbling in that survey. The authoritative American Customer Satisfaction Index questioned 10,000 people about their experiences with the federal government. WASHINGTON – Hand sanitizer makes it through security in one airport, then it’s confiscated at another. Screening lines back up because only two of six lanes are open. And then there’s the occasional all-too-intimate patdown. Those complaints and other frustrations make the nation’s airport security agency about as popular as the IRS. Indeed, only the Federal Emergency Management Agency, still suffering from its mishandling of Hurricane Katrina, ranks below the Transportation Security Administration among the least-liked federal agencies, according to a new Associated Press-Ipsos poll. TSA tied with the perennially unpopular tax collectors in a favorability ranking of a dozen executive branch agencies. last_img read more