TOLEDO, OH — Dana Corp. has added a chief information officer (CIO) to its top executive team. Former PepsiCo executive Bruce Carver has joined the company as vice president and CIO. In this new role, Carver will be responsible for the development, coordination and advancement of Dana’s global information systems and technologies. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Carver comes to Dana from leading global food and beverage company PepsiCo, which has annual revenues of approximately $27 billion. At PepsiCo, he served as vice president and division chief information officer for the PepsiCo Beverages and Foods Division, an operating business with $8.5 billion in revenue. In this role, Mr. Carver played a leadership role in the division’s information systems function — an effort that has included the alignment of division and global I.T. strategies, as well as the development and implementation of a successful I.T. integration strategy following PepsiCo’s merger with The Quaker Oats Co. in 2001. Prior to joining PepsiCo, Carver served in several leadership roles at Reynolds and Reynolds, a Dayton, Ohio, provider of automotive-oriented software systems and services. He progressed through positions in business systems acquisition, corporate systems, and information management and technology to become vice president and chief information officer for Reynolds and Reynolds in 2001. For more information about Dana, go to: www.dana.com. _______________________________________ 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 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. 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 New ASC employees Rackov and Dyer NORTH CANTON, OH — ASC Industries has announced the addition of two employees to its North Canton, OH, manufacturing and worldwide headquarters. Peter Rackov has joined ASC as its new vice president of finance. In his position, Rackov will be responsible for directing financial activities of the organization, establishing and monitoring company budgets and forecasts, as well as oversight of ASC’s information technology functions. A graduate of John Carroll University with a bachelor of science in business administration and majoring in accounting, he is a licensed certified public accountant for the State of Ohio. Rackov’s previous experience includes serving as vice president and corporate controller for a leading global consumer products manufacturer. Joining the ASC team as human resources manager is Carla Dyer. Dyer brings with her expertise in policy and procedure development, recruiting, benefit plan design and leaves administration, harassment investigations, FMLA and COBRA. She served previously as a human resource specialist and manager with a leading transportation company and a major retail organization. A graduate of Malone College with a bachelor of administration degree, Dyer also holds an associate of applied business degree from The University of Akron and a Senior Professional Human Resource certification from the SHRM Human Resource Certification Institute. She will be responsible for managing the day-to-day administration of human resource-related services for ASC, including staffing, training and development, workers’ compensation, safety and performance management. Advertisement_______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.
Tales of Our TimesBy JOHN BARTLITNew Mexico Citizensfor Clean Air & WaterAny Big, New Works Nearby Looms LargeList every environmental fear that people have. Now imagine a miracle occurs, so the order of concerns listed is exactly accurate. No doubt the worry that tops the list is having a big plant built within a straight shot of our own house. Being a boon for the environment makes no difference.The plant will change the surroundings, even if the air and water stay exactly as they were, which is not likely. The bald truth of a big new plant is easy to see, and everyone sees it.From there the story grows muddled. Threads of complexity tangle with each other. Water use can add worries. Troubling sounds and smells are hard to figure out and easy to wonder about. Plants may run at night. Traffic is knotty.There are air emissions to assess. The assessments specified by federal rules say the emissions, with required controls, are within legal limits. Thus, laws require the proper air quality bureau to grant permits to build and operate the plant. Still … there are air emissions, beginning with dust, many tens of tons a year. Everyone would be happier if there weren’t any. One can never be sure about all aspects of emissions, their effects, how they interact with other emissions, or how they affect varied people.Our knowledge of what is safe fills volumes. The law requires that margins of safety be added in. Yet undoubted safety is never possible. Double the margins of safety, and certainty is still beyond our reach. The mixtures of pollutants are endless.The variations in people complicate matters. Some suffer ill effects from walking down the detergent aisle at the grocery store. These people are simply people. Their physical systems merely work in that way differently from most. Still, we need detergent aisles.Studies, judgments, and emission limits are forever a work-in-progress, thus are forever partly unfinished. New understanding keeps coming, though never as fast as questions come. Oddly enough, the probing course of science can seem like an evil intent. The channels that run in institutions make the news. Motives are suspect. The thread ends of suspicion “confirm” that a finely woven tapestry of conspiracy has spread across the land.Once motives are the issue, they suck the air out of the hard details. Cynicism burns up more time and energy than emissions and safety combined. Suspicious plots get more play in the news than the environment itself.This story line occurs in so many places that it has its own name. We know it as “Not-In-My-Backyard,” or “NIMBY” for short. On one hand, NIMBY can be seen as the most selfish and antisocial of behaviors. On the other hand, it can be seen as the most normal and sincere of behaviors. Since we are all human, it is both at once.The pursuit of a wholesome environment is central to NIMBY conflicts. Yet, how much “greenness” a large new project has, or supplies does not alter NIMBY feelings. A new plant for turning biowastes into biofuel will spark the same local concerns as an oil-handling facility of equal size. Perhaps more. The response is not a sign of duplicity, but natural realities.All plants have permitted effects we would rather not have. Emissions or no, a large plant spoils the old neighborhood. Seen from our home, a “green” plant is seldom green. As a rule, “green” plants have the old ash gray on charcoal look of a factory.I describe a large public problem that grows. I observe its roots and how it evolves. You, the jury, will decide how the same scene looks to you.Seeing the nature of a problem does not solve the problem nor change viewpoints. Yet, I believe delving into details is better than hiding them underneath the feelings called NIMBY.
Marco SernaFrom the Marco Serna for Congress Campaign:Española – Third Congressional District candidate Marco Serna has made public his position paper on Climate Change.While highlighting that climate change was very real and a threat to our survival, he rejects the “Green New Deal” proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and three of his opponents in the 2020 Democratic Primary.“I join with the National AFL-CIO in opposing the Green New Deal. If the 10-year plan was implemented, it would have a devastating effect on New Mexico’s economy and the state budget,” Serna said. “It has the potential of ruining our cattle and dairy industry and bankrupting many small businesses. Even more compelling is the fact that it would eliminate the $934 million of gas and oil revenue that pays for our education system. Before I support any proposal, I have to be assured that the best interests of New Mexicans are protected. As written, The Green New Deal is a disaster to New Mexico.”Serna stated that he supported the New Mexico Transaction Act passed by the legislature and signed into law by Gov. Lujan Grisham in 2019.Dubbed the “Mini Green New Deal,” Serna said, “This is the type of change that makes sense for New Mexico. By setting a goal of 100 percent carbon-free by 2045, we do our part in terms of climate change while protecting our economy and education system.”The national “Green New Deal” has a 10-year implementation period without providing any details about how oil and cattle producing states will be compensated. If enacted as written, it would devastate our economy and education system.Serna stated that he was in favor of many environmental initiatives, including: Rejoining the Paris Climate Change Accord;Funding of research for carbon capture and storage plants;Investing in solar, wind, nuclear and renewable energy;Encouraging reforestation and better forest practices;Help fund a geothermal energy program in New Mexico;Supports gradual moving away from fossil fuels; andOpposes fracking.“I am sure that many of my friends in the environmental movement will be upset with my decision to oppose the ‘Green New Deal’,” Serna said in closing. “To me it’s simple, without more details and assurances of mitigation costs, I refuse to support any proposal that will devastate New Mexico’s economy and education system.”
STATE News:In-person services risk spread of COVID-19SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has announced this afternoon that houses of worship must now abide by a public health order banning mass gatherings to mitigate COVID-19 spread.Houses of worship were previously exempt from the public health emergency order banning mass gatherings, defined as five or more people in a single confined space. That order was amended Saturday – find it attached.In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many New Mexico congregations had already canceled in-person services before the amended order.“I am so grateful for the support and cooperation from the vast majority of religious leaders of all faiths who have already made the difficult decision to cancel services in the interest of the health and safety of their members,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “I understand the tremendous social and spiritual burden this places on New Mexicans, but ultimately, we must do everything we can to limit the spread of COVID-19, including being absolutely clear that mass gatherings of any type are not permitted in houses of worship,” she said.Of the 39 states that have implemented stay-at-home orders, only 11 now have exceptions for religious gatherings, and most of those require social distancing at services.Most New Mexico churches, synagogues and mosques have already ended face-to-face gatherings, and many Christian churches are planning virtual Easter services via livestream, broadcast or other technical means.“We know that you want to practice your faith, as you should. But this year we must remember that home is holy. The best thing you can do for your community is to stay there,” the governor said. “While this will be emotionally difficult for so many New Mexicans, public health must be the top priority. The only way to slow the spread of COVID-19 is by staying home and minimizing all person-to-person contact.”
Home CountryBy SLIM RANDLESIt was one of those evenings that makes you glad there’s a month called May. Bob Milford parked his truck in front of the Mule Barn truck stop, then changed his mind and drove the few blocks into town and parked in front of Sarah’s Read Me Now book store and got out.The air was sweet like wine, warm and flowing over his body. The calves out on the Diamond W were healthy and frolicking all over the place and there had only been three difficult births where he’d had to pull the calves, and those were from first-calf heifers, so it was to be expected.And he decided what he needed was to see how the rest of the world was handling a nice dose of spring, so he drove in from the ranch for the evening. Sarah was just locking up and visited with Bob for a few minutes before heading home for supper. Bob leaned against the wall and kept his eye on the square across the street. Two kids were playing with the cannon, shooting invisible invaders and making the world safe for suppertime in a small American town.Dud Campbell and his wife, Anita, were walking across the square, not talking, but just being with each other. Their hands were touching, but there was more there. They were touching each other in a silent way, sharing love and promises silently. Across the way, Doc and Mrs. Doc stood together, looking in the window of the now-closed hardware store. They looked tired tonight, Bob thought. Neither was that young any more.Seeing these two couples made Bob a little sorry he wasn’t married, but he’d tried that once and it hadn’t worked out too well. She lived in the city now and was married to another fellow and had three kids.Oh, he knew it had all happened for the best. He knew it. So he patted the cow dog in the back of his pickup and headed back down the road to the Mule Barn. He would order the special tonight. Maybe some pie, too.Just the right thing for a warm evening in May.Brought to you by A Cowboy’s Guide to Growing up Right, check it out at nmsantos.com.
The DOE Office of Legacy Management is set to assume long-term stewardship responsibility for 70 sites — represented by the yellow dots in this map — on the Nevada Test and Training Range where the EM Nevada Program completed environmental corrective actions in accordance with the Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order. Courtesy/DOEDOE News:LAS VEGAS, Nev — The EM Nevada Program and DOE Office of Legacy Management (LM) are nearing completion of a transfer of long-term stewardship responsibilities for 70 sites on the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR), including the Tonopah Test Range (TTR).The transfer from EM to LM — among EM’s ambitious priorities for 2020 — is expected to occur by Sept. 30.“In partnership with the Office of Legacy Management and our lead environmental program services contractor, Navarro Research and Engineering, the EM Nevada Program is proud to be advancing the transfer of these sites,” EM Nevada Program Manager Rob Boehlecke said. “We fully expect to complete the transfer on time and on budget. This progress supports our federal cleanup mission and shows firsthand what can be accomplished when a dedicated team works together to accomplish a goal.”The transfer process also involves the review and transmission of more than 7,200 documents and records from the EM Nevada Program to LM. Once the transfer is complete, LM will assume responsibility for long-term surveillance and maintenance of the sites in perpetuity.In accordance with the Federal Facility Agreement and Consent Order (FFACO), the EM Nevada Program recently completed cleanup at sites on NTTR where contaminated soil and debris resulted from historic nuclear weapons testing and support activities. FFACO is a legally-binding agreement signed in 1996 that outlines a schedule of cleanup and monitoring commitments.In the 1960s, sites at the NTTR were used to test nuclear weapons to determine if they could be accidentally set off and produce a nuclear yield. These experiments resulted in the contamination of soil and debris. During recently completed cleanup of these sites, contaminated soil and debris were transported to the Nevada National Security Site for permanent disposal.For more information on the EM Nevada Program’s environmental restoration activities, click here.
Creative rocks lifting spirits around Los Alamos including these rocks sending the message that ‘It’s fun to stay at the YMCA!” Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com
Creative District News:Join the Los Alamos Creative District at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 28 for Tuesdays NOT at the Pond music performed by The Bus Tapes.Watch these two time New Mexico Music Award winners, husband and wife duo Case and Heather Tanner, known to bring together a range of talented musicians for fun and interactive shows, taking audiences by the hand and leading them through a “what’s-cool” tour of music.Their eclectic mix of originals and covers, everything from blues and folk to R&B ballads, has been rocking crowds since 2008.Watch this video https://youtu.be/vQGK0mKNEHQ to get discounts on take-out food from the Pajarito Brewpub and Grille and beer to go from Bathtub Row Brewery, only on Tuesday.This musical performance is only available through the Los Alamos Creative District Facebook page and website, www.creativelosalamos.com
LARSO News:The Betty Ehart Senior Center still has 50 flu shots available for a free drive thru clinic (with proof of insurance) Friday.Community members 50 and older are welcome 12:30-1 p.m., while supplies last.Call 505.662.8920 for information and bring proof of insurance.Those who receive a flu shot will be given a $10 coupon from Albertsons.