Remy Power Products Announces New Sales and Marketing Organization

first_imgLAS VEGAS – With three high-level additions and two internal changes, industry leader Remy Power Products (RPP) introduced its new world-class sales and marketing organization at the annual AAPEX trade show this week. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “Our goal is to provide our customers with the strongest support team in the industry. That has to start with customer-focused people who are knowledgeable, experienced and recognized as outstanding leaders,” said Jay Sanchez, president, Remy Power Products. “With some great additions to our already solid team we now have the organization in place that will strengthen current relationships and build new ones in the days ahead.” At AAPEX, Sanchez announced the newest members of the RPP leadership team: Robert Gracey has joined Remy Power Products as vice president of sales for WD. Gracey most recently served as senior vice president of sales with Affinia Under Vehicle Group and as national sales manager for The Timken Corp., prior to Affinia. Gracey will be leading RPP’s efforts to increase market share in the WD segment, an initiative to which the company has made a strong commitment. Rafaat (Raf) Kureshi signed onto the Remy Power Products team as vice president of export. Kureshi most recently served as vice president of export sales and marketing at United Components Inc. and before that he served in the same capacity for Arvin Meritor. Taking advantage of his extensive international network, Kureshi already has begun implementing RPP’s new international sales and business development strategy. Advertisement F. David Bohr has joined Remy Power Products as director of category management. Bohr previously had leadership responsibilities in category management with Johnson Controls, Affinia Vehicle Group and TOPS (formerly Cardinal Brands). RPP has viewed category management as a key differentiator and Bohr has been hired to maintain RPP’s leadership position in this modern marketing discipline. These three key individuals join a standing leadership team that has been enhanced through two strategic organizational changes. Remy executive Jack Vollbrecht Jr. will now serve as the new senior vice president of business development as well as the chairman of the newly created Remy Customer Council. RPP will draw on Vollbrecht’s experience and knowledge of RPP and the industry to provide overall guidance and leadership. He has a proven track record of being able to foster strategic partnerships and share a clear vision of future market needs and opportunities. Remy’s Tim Winkeler is now serving as the vice president of sales for retail. He is responsible for helping RPP’s current trading partners grow their business and for identifying additional opportunities for RPP in the retail segment, where the company already leads the industry. Winkeler’s focus is a large contributing factor in driving Remy’s current leadership position in this segment. His effective leadership is expected to propel the retail segment to even greater heights.Advertisement “I am excited about the future of Remy Power Products and we are confident that this team has the ability and vision to take us to the next level of sales and marketing performance. We have added some excellent new people and made some structural changes that will build on the same quality, service and customer focus our organization has offered for years. Many great opportunities are on the horizon thanks to our first-class team, technologies and customer service,” said Sanchez.last_img read more

Property values rose by 1.9% in October

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Subsea restaurant on the move

first_imgHLPFI reported in August 2015 that GAC had awarded Jumbo a contract for the transportation of the underwater restaurant to the Maldives.The restaurant, which had a 13 m high stairwell, is on its way to the resort of Hurawalhi, where it will offer guests an underwater dining experience with panoramic views of the surrounding marine life when it opens in August 2016.12 months of detailed planning were required for the shipment of the unit, based on GAC’s CAD-assisted lifting and lashing calculations to prepare the structure’s voyage.The first stage involved transporting the 410-tonne unit over 8 km by road from the construction company’s facility in New Plymouth to Port Taranaki, using a 200-wheel trailer and four tractor units.On arrival at Port Taranaki, the unit was lifted on board Jumbo’s heavy lift vessel Fairlane, before being lashed and secured to the deck.”After lengthy and detailed preparations, it’s a big relief to know the restaurant is now safely en route,” said GAC’s group project logistics manager Per Thörnblom. “Depending on stopovers, weather and other factors, we hope that Fairlane will arrive at the brand new resort of Hurawalhi during the first week of March.”In the Maldives, the structure will be lifted from the vessel and positioned on 8 m and 14 m piles. www.gac.comwww.jumbomaritime.nllast_img read more

Haitian deportation a ‘human rights issue’

first_img Tweet (Photo credit: www.foxnews.com)Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has described a decision by the Dominican Republic to deport people of Haitian descent as a major human rights issue.The Dominican Republic gave a deadline of 17 June 2015 for people of Haitian descent to apply for legal residency. Hundreds of people, mostly low-wage workers from neighbouring Haiti, waited in line for hours to submit residency applications under a registration initiative that began last June.The Dominican Republic has said migrants who can prove they entered the country before October 2011 can qualify for legal residency. Otherwise they could face deportation.“What has happened is that you have people of Haitian descent who were born in the Dominican Republic, who by a decision of the Supreme Court, denied them, stripped them off of their right to citizenship in the Dominican Republic,” Mr Skerrit said on Tuesday 23 June at his monthly briefing with the press. Mr Skerrit said CARICOM had received a commitment from the Dominican Republic government that they had taken action to regularize those citizens.Officials say only about 10,000 of the estimated 500,000 people who fall into this category have been able to provide sufficient documentation to qualify.“But the timeframe which they gave and the onerous request which they were making of the applicants, make it impossible for the vast majority of those citizens to apply for their citizenship,” the Prime Minister said.“The Dominican Republic has taken a decision to deport tens of thousands of Dominican Republic citizens back into Haiti with no address in Haiti, with no family links in Haiti because some of them have been there for so many years,” he continued.Several students, who have been denied access to school, are also affected by this decision, in addition to elderly citizens.Prime Minister Skerrit said CARICOM believes that “this is not an immigration issue, this is not about somebody in your country who does not have papers and the person is not regularized, doesn’t have a work permit and therefore you deport him,” rather, it is a human rights issue which all citizens and countries must speak out against and condemn.“We believe and we maintain that this is a human rights issue and Amnesty International and the International Human Rights Courts have all ruled and given their opinion on this matter”.“I believe that we as citizens of the world must be cognizant of these issues and to raise our voice in condemnation that it is unbecoming of any society to render these thousands of people stateless,” PM Skerrit said. Share Sharing is caring! 110 Views   no discussionscenter_img LocalNews Haitian deportation a ‘human rights issue’ by: Dominica Vibes News – June 23, 2015 Share Sharelast_img read more

P&O Ferries presents record-breaking cheque to RNLI

first_imgP&O Ferries has presented volunteers and officials from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) with a cheque for £14,018.54 at its Dover HQ, beating its previous year’s donation by £495.95. The amount raised by the ferry operator’s employees and customers represents its largest ever donation to the charity. P&O Ferries has a long-standing association with the RNLI, which is one of its two official charities. Raised through collection boxes placed on all six of its ships serving the English Channel throughout 2019, allowing donations of any currency, P&O Ferries’ own crew and shore staff also added to the total through various fundraising activities. The latest contribution puts the total amount raised for the RNLI’s Dover branch by P&O Ferries since 2010 at over £111,000. In attendance at the presentation and the lunch that followed was a range of figures from the RLNI’s Dover branch along with representatives from P&O Ferries. The donation will go towards the vital, first-class training of RNLI’s crew members – which has an annual cost of £1,600 per individual – who work tirelessly to save lives at sea. Joe Ciantar, Head of Security, Gaming and Financial Services at P&O Ferries, said, “It’s a great pleasure to present the RNLI with a cheque for over £14,000. Given its strong seafaring tradition, P&O Ferries has supported the fantastic work of the RNLI for many years, and it’s thanks to the generosity of our passengers and employees that we have had yet another record-breaking year of fundraising.” James Clapham, Coxswain at RNLI’s Dover branch, said, “We are enormously grateful to P&O Ferries for their continued support and latest contribution. Its valuable donations go a long way in ensuring our crew have everything they need to continue their life-saving work.” Sea News, March 13 Author: Baibhav Mishralast_img read more

Aurora Greenmen Move On In Playoffs; Top Barberton 40-13

first_img Danny Simpson Danny Simpson is a 4 year graduate from John Carroll University in Cleveland with a BA in Communications and Theatre Arts where he specialized in broadcast and theatre production. Graduated from Aurora High School, Danny has lived in North East Ohio all his life and love Cleveland Sports. Currently enrolled at The Ohio Center for Broadcasting in the Sports emphasis program, Danny hopes to make a name for himself somewhere for some professional or collegiate sports organization. AURORA, OHIO – Game 1 of the Ohio High School Football Division II playoffs started Friday with the Aurora Greenmen hosting conference rival Barberton Magic’s.The last time these two teams faced each other was on the 23rd of September when Aurora beat Barberton 49-28. That game was also played in Veteran’s Stadium – on Aurora turf.The first quarter of action would finish with no score. Both defenses looked stout and stall worth. It was only a matter of time before one of them cracked.Aurora would not get on the board until the 2nd quarter thanks to a 42-yard pass play from Greenmen quarter back Mac Austin to Gavin Blunt.The PAT from Robby Albrecht would be good. Aurora would strike again in the same quarter with a 32 and 22-yard field goals from Albrecht to put the Greenmen up 13 – 0 at the half.Aurora would then open the floodgates in the 3rd quarter. Barberton would turn the ball over in their one third due t a high snap during a routine punt which would lead to a 2-yard TD run from Chris Vanzo.However, Barberton would finally answer back on a 20-yard TD pass from Barberton quarterback Zane Ries to Garrett Turnbaugh to bring the score to 20 – 7 Greenmen.As for those floodgates; the very next play, Blunt would score again for Aurora on a kick off return for nearly 95 yards. Aurora would score again on a 12-yard run from Vanzo to bring the score at the end of the 3rd 33 – 7 Greenmen.In the 4th, Aurora’s Bubba Arslanian would add onto the lead with a hard 33-yard rush for a TD, and bring Aurora’s lead to 33. And last but not least, Barberton would get in one more good lick with a 36-yard TD pass from Ries to Kobie Booker.The two-point conversion attempt would be no good and all for not bringing the final score to 40 – 13 Aurora over Barberton.Aurora will now face the winner of Game 2 (Copley vs. Hudson) in the second round in a location that is still to be determined. Aurora beat conference rival Copley 42-28 on October 14 during the regular season Aurora has not played Hudson this season.And finally, congrats to the Magic’s on a great season.center_img Related TopicsAurora GreenmenBarberton MagicGavin Bluntlast_img read more

Writer’s Block: Come on in, the water’s fine!

first_img Share By DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre Presseditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comIt’s the height of summer and crowds are flocking to our beaches every day. The unusually wet winter and spring we had have given way to sultry summer days full of bright sunshine and scorching temperatures.That hot weather and clear skies mean plenty of people are looking for ways to cool down, and while the rainy days are no longer clouding our skies, their memory has left a lasting worry in some people’s minds.What am I referring to? Well, the Rio Grande Valley wasn’t the only spot in Texas that received record-breaking deluges in May. North of us, places like Houston, Galveston and the Hill Country received enough rain to cover the entire Lone Star State in 10 feet of water. All that liquid busted a years-long drought that had been crippling our farmers and municipalities.But sometimes there can be too much of a good thing. So much water fell so fast and in such a short period of time that waterways and drainage systems couldn’t keep up. Eventually, untreated water flowed into the Gulf. And soon after that, bacteria levels in coastal waters began to spike, creating a hazard that could cause illnesses in beachgoers.People have begun to worry that the waters off South Padre Island are unsafe. On social media, questions are posted on public message boards, “How’s the water on the Island?” everyone wants to know.The water is fine. Our waters are tested at over two dozen locations across the Island and Boca Chica Beach every week. So far, all the results have been coming back green, which means the water is ok. Not only that, but the current in our corner of the Gulf flows from south to north, meaning we’re not getting any trickle down from the bacteria-positive water to our north. On the contrary, eventually, the water that flows past South Padre Island will make its way to Corpus Christi, Galveston and beyond.So fear not! Our water is clean, our beaches are beautiful and the weather is perfect. Feel free to enjoy a swim. And of course, don’t forget to enjoy your Island time as safely as possible. Always let someone know where you’re going. Don’t swim alone. Stay hydrated and use plenty of sunscreen.One last thing, be sure to make use of the numerous trash and recycling bins that have been placed by the City and the County all along the shore. It takes the efforts of all of us combined to keep our beaches the best ones in the state. Have fun out there, and when you come back in from the water, be sure to visit us online at www.portisabelsouthpadre.com.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedWriter’s Block: Chance of ShowersBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com A small rumble of thunder sounded overhead Tuesday evening. So gentle was the sound that at first I couldn’t tell if I’d heard thunder or my neighbor moving something next door. I turned on the light outside and cracked open my front door…July 14, 2017In “Editor’s Column”Writer’s Block: So Long, Farewell!By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Though the beats are still bumping at the beach and bayside parties, Spring Break 2017 is quickly winding down, it seems. Once again, the seasons are changing — Monday ushered in the first official day of spring with sunny skies and a warm…March 24, 2017In “Editor’s Column”Writer’s Block: Sunset MeetingsBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Earlier this week I had a late afternoon meeting on South Padre Island. As the meeting began to draw to a close, I couldn’t help but notice the increasingly golden tones of sunlight that pierced through the cracks in the blinds at the…October 21, 2016In “Editor’s Column”last_img read more

Pasca Insiden Boeing 737 MAX 8, Akankah Pilot ‘Kembali’ Menyandarkan Kepercayaan Pada Pesawat Tersebut?

first_imgBoeing 737 Max 8 (Lion Air group) Buntut dari dua kecelakaan Boeing 737 MAX 8 yang menewaskan keseluruhan penumpang dari maskapai Ethiopian Airlines dan Lion Air semakin memanjang. Setelah pada kesempatan terakhir Boeing melalui CEO Dennis Muilenburg mengakui secara langsung adanya kesalahan pada sistem pengoperasian pesawat, kini Boeing harus kembali mendengar kabar buruk dari para pilot yang menerbangkan armada mereka.Baca Juga: Akhirnya! Boeing Akui Adanya Kesalahan Sistem pada Boeing 737 MAX 8Kendati pihak Boeing sebelumnya telah meng-upgrade sistem Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) yang disinyalir sebagai biang kerok dari kecelakaan yang terjadi dalam rentang waktu lima bulan ini, namun itu tidak dapat dijadikan patokan bahwa para maskapai akan kembali menerbangkan keluarga 737. Ya, nama keluarga Boeing 737 sudah tercoreng oleh sejarah pekat yang melekat. Sebagaimana yang dikutip KabarPenumpang.com dari laman cnn.com (26/3/2019), kecelakaan maut tersebut juga telah mengikis kepercayaan dari para pilot untuk kembali menunggangi 737 MAX. Akankah para pilot mempercayai bahwa Boeing telah melakukan perbaikan terhadap sistem MCAS? Nampaknya tidak semudah itu untuk kembali menaruh kepercayaan penuh terhadap sesuatu yang sebelumnya telah terbukti mematikan.Jika Anda merupakan seorang pilot yang safety-oriented, tentu Anda akan memerlukan sejumlah bukti otentik yang menyatakan bahwa pihak Boeing telah berhasil mereparasi poin kesalahannya. Adapun salah satu bentuk yang dapat disuguhkan pihak Boeing kepada para pilot terkait reparasi sistem ini adalah dokumentasi sahih melalui uji penerbangan atau simulator yang dilengkapi dengan daftar periksa yang jelas dan rinci. Kelengkapan ini dimaksudkan agar pilot dapat mengaplikasikannya ketika keadaan darurat.Selain itu, pertanyaan lain yang diperkirakan akan muncul adalah, “Apalagi yang tidak diungkapkan Boeing terhadap para pilot?”Baca Juga: Grounded Boeing 737 MAX 8 Ikut Hantam Bisnis Agen Perjalanan IniSudut pandang seorang pilot seperti ini yang juga harus dijadikan fokus oleh Boeing, karena para pilotlah yang secara langsung merasakan kurang dan lebihnya fitur yang disediakan oleh Boeing pada setiap armada rakitannya. Dan jika Boeing menemukan kesalahan lain – entah berhubungan atau tidak dengan MCAS, mereka juga harus dengan tepat memperbaikinya.Jadi, jika Anda seorang pilot, apakah Anda akan kembali menerbangkan keluarga dari Boeing 737 MAX? Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedSertifikasi Tak Kunjung Keluar, Boeing Akan Hentikan Jalur Produksi 737 MAX26/07/2019In “Featured”Tak Terpengaruh Krisis MAX 8, Boeing Luncurkan 737 MAX 10 di Hadapan Ribuan Karyawan25/11/2019In “Featured”Babak Baru Kecelakaan Boeing 737 MAX: Insinyur Senior Tak Tahu Desain Akhir yang Digunakan16/09/2020In “Analisa Angkutan”last_img read more

LeBron’s Return To Cleveland Was Exactly Three Years Ago Today; What Were You Doing When the King Announced His Plans To Come Home?

first_img Eli Mooneyham Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on AllSportsCleveland.com. He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling. On July 11, 2014, Cleveland, Ohio was overwhelmed with one of the greatest moments in the city’s sports history. In news that came out of nowhere, LeBron James announced his free agency plans to rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers.The news was announced through Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins and swept through every sports media outlet, including Cleveland. It was something that was murmured for his Miami tenure, but never really thought of as a real possibility by most. For years, Clevelanders were holding out hope for his return.Check out this video of ESPN 850’s reaction three years ago for a flashback to that warm summer day, as they were reacting just like most of us.When he came back, James promised to bring the city a championship. And amidst all of the crazy trade rumors, coaching changes, freak injuries and even a 3-1 Finals deficit, the King delivered.A lot of people are concerned about the Cavaliers’ future as of late, but think about the territory we have embarked with LeBron in his second tenure. The team is looking to make their fourth straight NBA Finals, something that has never happened in Cavaliers’ history and rarely happens in NBA history. Also, the amount of publicity and draw the city of Cleveland has received is tremendous. Things could be completely different if Number 23 never came home.Where were you when LeBron James came home to Cleveland, Ohio?center_img Related TopicsCleveland CavaliersLebron Jameslast_img read more

Avalanche Danger Remains VERY HIGH In Turnagain Pass Area

first_imgThe aftermath of a widespread natural avalanche cycle was seen today after several feet of snow and wind hammered the mountains over the past three days. Many of the crowns appear to be slightly covered up, but still very noticeable.Large crown seen on the backside of Seattle Ridge. This photo is looking from the Tesoro in Girdwood at the lower portion of 1st Bowl (Main Bowl).The Chugach Avalanche Information Center also took the opportunity to remind residents of the dangers of roof avalanches. New snow/rain loading with warming temperatures could cause roofs to continue to shed their snow. Pay special attention to children, pets and where you park your car. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The avalanche danger remains high due to another day of heavy snowfall and strong winds in the mountains surrounding Turnagain Pass, Girdwood Valley, Portage Valley, and areas on the Kenai including Summit Lake and the Seward/Lost Lake zone, according to the Chugach Avalanche Information Center. Dangerous avalanche conditions are expected on all slopes 30 degrees and steeper – including runout zones. Natural avalanches are likely and human triggered avalanches are very likely.  Travel in avalanche terrain is NOT recommended. Areas with steep slopes above should be avoided, such as the Byron Glacier Trail and the Seattle Ridge uptrack. Even small terrain features could act as deadly traps.Main Kern avalanche path. The crown of this avalanche was estimated as 6-10′ deep. 2.19.20. Photo courtesy of Alaska Railroad.REGION-WIDE: Dangerous avalanche conditions extend north from our forecast area including Chugach State Park to Hatcher Pass.  Extra caution is advised. Many avalanche crowns were seen in the Turnagain Pass area today when skies cleared Thursday afternoon. These are from the natural avalanche cycle that occurred between Feb 18-20. We hope the skies are clear enough to gather more photos during the next couple days.last_img read more