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. AKRON, Ohio — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has announced that Pierre Jambon has been named vice president of the company’s off-highway business. In his new role, Jambon will run Goodyear’s global aviation and off-the-road businesses as well as its North American racing and motorcycle/ATV businesses. He will report to Curt Andersson, president, North American Tire. At the same time, Goodyear has announced that John Cavanaugh is the new vice president of finance for global procurement. In that role, he will report to Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer Mark Purtilar and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Darren Wells. Cavanaugh had been vice president, off highway, since September 2008.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Since October 2006, Jambon served as general manager, global aviation, overseeing the development, manufacture and marketing of aviation tires for use as original equipment, replacement and military applications. Jambon’s successor as general manager, global aviation, will be announced later.,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. 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 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.
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. BROADVIEW, Ill. — Bosch has named Bob Erickson as senior account manager for Wheel Service sales. A 35-year veteran sales and marketing executive, Erickson will be responsible for new and existing National Account Wheel Service sales for Bosch. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “Bob Erickson brings to the Diagnostics Business Unit of Bosch a wealth of valuable experience managing client service and sales growth in national accounts and developing national sales incentive programs. We look forward to seeing Bob’s expertise strengthen our mission as the very important diagnostics solution in automotive service today,” said James Graninger, vice president, Regional Business Unit, Diagnostics, for Bosch. Erickson lives in Franklin, Tenn., with his wife, Marcia. A graduate of Bradley University, he is active in golf, tennis and adventure travel, and served most recently as regional vice president, Sales, for Hennessy Industries.,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 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.
FRED L. RIBE Aug. 14, 1924 – June 19, 2019Dr. Fred L. Ribe died at his residence at El Castillo in Santa Fe, June 19, 2019 following a long life of science, family, outdoor recreation and friendships. He would have been 95 in August.Fred was born August 14, 1924 in Laredo, Texas to Viola Crowell Ribe and Otto E. Ribe. He was raised in San Antonio, Texas then attended the University of Texas at Austin where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering before joining the US Navy during World War II. He worked in signals intelligence in Washington D.C., achieving the rank of Lieutenant-JG. He met a fellow officer Mally G. Kemp whom he married in 1945.After the war Fred earned his PhD in physics from the University of Chicago and was offered a job at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. He moved with Mally and his first two sons to Los Alamos in 1951. He monitored the detonation of the first hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll then worked for the rest of his career developing test reactors and related research to harness nuclear fusion to generate electricity. He was a visiting fellow at the Max Plank Institute in Munich, Germany. He often traveled to the USSR as a leader of the two nations’ sharing of fusion energy research.In Los Alamos he and Mally had two more sons. He was a Group leader and then founding Division Leader for the Controlled Thermonuclear Research Division until 1977. He then moved to the University of Washington as Professor of Nuclear Engineering, where he taught fusion engineering, reactor design and plasma physics. His research focused on experimental and theoretical plasma physics, and project design. Dr. Ribe became Professor Emeritus in 1989. He served on national energy policy and program review committees and mentored very successful PhD students. He was a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and long-time Co-editor of the journal Physics of Fluids II, now called Physics of Plasmas.In 1954 Fred organized a petition drive in Los Alamos in support of Dr J. Robert Oppenheimer whose security clearance was revoked after leaving his post as head of the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos. Fred’s petition gained the attention of top decision makers in Washington given the caliber of its signatories.In Washington State, Fred enjoyed his vacation home in the San Juan Islands and traveled extensively with Mally before retiring to Santa Fe. He loved the outdoors and focused a great deal of attention on building and maintaining his Pecos cabin on Grass Mountain near Cowles, NM. He took great pleasure in hiking and skiing with his family and dogs and enjoyed fly fishing on many western rivers. He loved music and sang in the Los Alamos Choral Society, the Los Alamos Light Opera, the Santa Fe Symphony Choir and his church choirs, and attended numerous concerts. After being widowed in 1998, Fred met and married Marge Christensen in 2000 and they enjoyed many ski trips and travels abroad. He continued to challenge his mind and engaged in learning about the world and keeping up with current events.Fred experienced the death of Mally in 1998 and his son Dr. Fred C. Ribe the next year. He is survived by his second wife Marge Christensen Ribe of Santa Fe, sons Dr. James K Ribe of Malibu, Ca, Dr. Robert Ribe of Eugene, Oregon and Tom Ribe of Santa Fe. Daughters in law Josephine Ribe, Helena Ribe and Monique Schoustra-Ribe, grandchildren Matthew Ribe and wife Alex, Isabel Ribe and husband Israel, Andrew Ribe and Stephen Ribe, great granddaughter Nina Ribe.Donations in his memory may be made to the National Parks Foundation, the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee, or the United Church of Santa Fe. Services will be held August 10 at 10AM at the United Church of Santa Fe 1804 Arroyo Chamiso, 505.988.3295.
In New Mexico, more than 100,000 recalled Takata airbags remain on the road in vehicles representing 19 vehicle manufacturers. A recall awareness campaign is underway to help stress the urgent need to have these defective airbags repaired. In addition to official recall notice letters sent directly from vehicle manufacturers, owners are receiving notification through postcards, emails, social media, and other forms of communication urging them to contact their dealer to schedule an appointment for a free recall repair. “In September of 2013, l was driving home when a vehicle pulled out in front of me. Our cars collided. The airbag deployed. But instead of protecting me, its inflator ruptured, shooting a piece of metal into my right eye. I suffered a serious injury and my vision will never be the same,” said Stephanie Erdman, victim of defective Takata airbag inflator. “I urge you to go online to check if your car’s Takata airbag inflators have been recalled. Trust me, even waiting a day to bring your vehicle in for the recall repair could be the difference between life and death.” Affected vehicles include those made by BMW, Chrysler, Daimler, Ferrari, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Infiniti, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Scion, Subaru, Tesla, Toyota, and Volkswagen. Dealerships around the country have replacement parts available, and the free recall repair should take about one to a few hours depending on vehicle make and model. “More than 17 million airbags recalled have not been repaired,” said Patrick Juneau of SafeAirbags.com. Juneau was appointed by a Federal court in Florida to administer an outreach program aimed at repairing these defective airbags. “Unfortunately, many consumers are not taking immediate action, either because they have been ignoring safety recall notices, or do not understand the severity of the situation.” SAFE AIRBAGS News: SafeAirbags.com, an organization notifying owners about this urgent airbag safety recall, is urging owners and drivers of affected vehicles to immediately schedule an appointment for a free recall repair to prevent potentially serious injuries, or even death. Dealerships in New Mexico generally have replacement parts available, and the free recall repair should take about one to a few hours depending on vehicle make and model. The call to action is simple.Owners affected by the Takata airbag recall should immediately schedule a FREE recall repair at a local dealership.Owners uncertain whether their vehicles are part of the Takata airbag recall can easily check a vehicle’s identification number (VIN) by visiting SafeAirbags.com or NHTSA.gov/Recalls.A free smartphone app, Airbag Recall, is available for download, enabling owners to take a picture of a license plate to determine if their vehicle, or a family member or friend’s vehicle, is under recall. A defective part inside the airbag can explode when the airbag deploys, potentially shooting sharp metal fragments at the driver and passengers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has confirmed that 16 people in the U. S. have been killed, and hundreds of others alleged to have been injured, by this defect. For more information, visit www.SafeAirbags.com or www.NHTSA.gov/Recalls.
The Board of Public Utilities failed to pass a motion to purchase an additional photovoltaic solar array adjacent to the exisiting array on the former County landfill. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com By KIRSTEN LASKEYLos Alamos Daily Post [email protected] Despite expressing interest in adding more renewable energy to the County’s electrical generation portfolio, the Board of Public Utilities (DPU) did not pass during its regular meeting Aug. 22 a motion that recommended entering a 25-year power purchase agreement with Los Alamos Solar II, LLC. If the motion had been approved, the developer would install a 1.32 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic solar array adjacent to the existing 1MW array on the closed landfill to deliver unfirm, photovoltaic electricity to the DPU at a price of $58.50 per megawatt hour.Chair Carrie Walker and board member Kathleen Taylor voted in favor of the motion, but board members Jeff Johnson and Steve McLin voted against it and board member Steve Tobin abstained.It seemed better to wait, Johnson said, explaining he felt confident the price for renewable energy could become more affordable in the future. “I’ve thought for a long time that time is on our side when it comes to renewables,” he said.He added that while the increase to the blended cost of power is miniscule, the County would be paying more for a megawatt hour than is necessary, especially when comparing the proposed project to other potential options. Johnson continued saying that the project at $58.50 per MWh is not a good deal for the rate payers when DPU is currently exploring other potential resources ranging from $32 to $45 per MWh.“The landfill will always be there if we want to revisit this in the future,” Johnson said.McLin felt the project posed concerns with future disposal and potential liability for the County.He asked if the County decides to take total ownership of the photovoltaic panels at the end of the 25-year agreement or if Los Alamos Solar goes under, will it be on the County to dispose of the panels when they are no longer usable?“There is some controversy that solar panels are hazardous waste, which could become a liability issue for the County,” McLin said.He also asked if the project would impact individuals who have their own solar panels. He said he was worried that the 1.32-megawatt project coupled with the existing landfill megawatt and customer-owned roof-top solar would cause the County to incur penalties by exceeding its ability to stay within its two-megawatt bandwidth limit through Public Service Company of New Mexico, the balancing authority for DPU’s power. McLin inquired whether DPU would mandate its roof-top solar customers to purchase smart inverters at their own expense so DPU could control the power from these resources to stay within its bandwidth?Deputy Utilities Manager Steve Cummins explained that for the present and through probably the next decade, DPU’s Power System Operators can use the County battery storage, as well as day-ahead scheduling that consider solar generation forecasts to stay within the bandwidth limits. According to Cummins, smart inverters were envisioned by the Future Energy Resource Committee as a possible solution in the County’s future, if and when the amount of roof-top solar exceeds DPU’s ability to manage it.When it does, Cummins said that DPU has considered several alternatives for dealing with the issue. In a follow up conversation, Cummins said that these alternatives include “looking at battery storage, fast response Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines or market products to manage our resources as a prudent utility practice.”According to agenda documents, indicative bids were presented to BPU in September of 2018. The board asked staff to move forward with issuing a request for proposals for the project.During the Aug. 22 meeting, DPU Engineering Associate Ben Olbrich said four proposals were submitted.Ultimately, Olbrich said the proposal submitted by PNE, which would establish Los Alamos Solar to operate the system, was selected over the other offerors primarily due to its cost.The estimated output, he said, was 1.32 megawatts or 2250 megawatt hours per year. The power purchase agreement would be for 25 years.He added that the solar panels would only generate 0.4 percent of the County’s energy load.The price, Olbrich said, would be $58.50 per megawatt hour.“This is non-firm power,” he said. “So, it’s whenever the sun shines on it. That’s when we get power. Also, I want to be clear this has no escalation. So, this is a fixed price for the entire term of the agreement. For the entire 25 years it’s fixed at $58.50 per megawatt hour.”He said it would reduce the County’s use of fossil fuel energy roughly by 1,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide a year.Olbrich added Los Alamos Solar would do all the operations and maintenance for the 25 years. However, he said there would be buy-out options for the County at year six, 10, 15, 20 and 25. At the end of the 25 year-term, Olbrich said the County could buy the system for $1 and take over operations and maintenance, extend the purchase power agreement or remove the panels at the seller’s expense.A requirement of every staff report to Board and Council requires a statement about alternatives to the proposed recommendation. Staff reported that they are investigating other renewable energy options to step the County towards its carbon neutral goal by 2040.Olbrich said, “We are exploring other opportunities as well for indicative prices in the ballpark of $32 per megawatt hour to $45 per megawatt hour for firm renewable energy.”
NMSP News: These checkpoints are helping to change society’s attitude about drinking and driving. New Mexico State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols and registration, insurance and driver’s license checkpoints in all New Mexico counties during the month of October 2019. NMSP is bringing awareness to these events in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities through continued media attention and intensive advertising. Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if every driver had the courage to make the right decision not to drink and drive!
Liam Harper with the Topper banner and Ray Guffee with the Hammer lead the Topper Football Team onto the Milne Stadium Saturday afternoon to play the Hope Christian Huskies in a non-district game. It was the Huskies homecoming game and they had ‘win’ on their minds, and win they did. The Huskies defeated the Toppers 44-0. The first period was all Huskies as they scored 38 points to put the game out of reach for the Toppers. However the Toppers defense held the Huskies scoreless for the next two quarters and the Huskies were only able to score again late in the fourth quarter. The Topper offense met the stonewall defense of the Huskies and were not able to be effective throughout the game. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comCaden Thronton trips up runner James Jenkins and Skylon Casados is there to finish the tackle in the first period. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comTopper quarterback Tyler Weiss is hit as he attempts a pass and is injured having to leave the game in the first period. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comJose Salazar steps in to run the Topper offense and is shown handing off the ball to James Rodrigues. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comJacob Green shakes off a tackler and makes good yardage in the second quarter. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com Jacob Green makes a shoestring tackle on Blane Miller near midfield in the 3rd quarter. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comTopper quarterback Jose Salazar moves to the side looking for an open receiver in the 4th quarter. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comRyan Schwarzkopf and Jacob Green move in to tackle the Huskie quarterback late in the 4th quarter. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
By ANDY ANDREWSLos Alamos World Futures InstituteIn part one, we looked at data and read a display of data – letters of the alphabet, numbers and spaces.They were arranged in an orderly fashion to provide information. One particular sentence had 132 characters, 27 spaces, and two punctuation symbols. In 8-bit computer coding this amounts to 1,288 ones and zeros and if seen in computer talk would be meaningless, at least to newspaper readers. But when ordered and presented in the form a human computer (the brain) can recognize through a sensor (the eyes), it becomes information. Unfortunately, information is more complicated.If you search Google for the definition of information, you are told that it is “facts provided or learned about something or someone.” So the speed number provided on the dashboard of your car is information. But if you do not look at the dashboard, is it information or merely data waiting to be observed? Ignored data is not information. Google also states that information is “what is conveyed or represented by a particular arrangement or sequence of things.” Your DNA has information your body uses to sustain your existence. Being encoded in a four level system, it is much more complicated than binary.Go to Merriam-Webster and it becomes cloudier. Information is “the communication or reception of knowledge or intelligence.” And it is “knowledge obtained from investigation, study or instruction.” Notice how the word “knowledge” is conveniently used – knowledge is information, or is it? You have a plan for a road trip and you learn that the planned route has been closed. The “information” causes you to rework the plan using your planning knowledge. And information is informing against a person (whistleblower?).Go back to the sentence cited in paragraph one. It contains 24 words. I went to the Encarta Dictionary and looked up the meaning of each word. Then I multiplied the separate meanings and determined that the sentence has 62.643 quadrillion possible meanings as a source of information. Obviously order, spaces and punctuation significantly reduce the possible meanings and this could be described as a foolish calculation. Order and context clarifies the meaning, the information. Also, our highly complex computers (brains) evolve as we learn and our programming becomes sufficiently sophisticated to sort out the information. Yet the information is closely related to one’s skills as a sender to ensure clarity. Quoting from the abstract of “Information: what do you mean?” by Dirk K.F. Meijer, “Information is often employed as a container term that represents many different modalities ranging from information constituting a physical parameter to the daily transmission of news in human culture.”Meijer’s paper is mainly about the field of information theory and information in the universe. Without information, mass and energy are disorganized and useless. One might ask if entropy is a measure of the lack or correctness of information. And if information includes the daily news, which could be right or wrong, is the entropy, the disorder, of human civilization growing? Add smart phones and the question becomes more concerning. There is an old parlor game in which one person it told a piece of “information” and relates it to the next person and so on around the circle. The last person states what the “information” is. Usually after some laughs, the failure of individual interpretation of the information and its translation becomes obvious. If a 24 word sentence can have 62 quadrillion interpretations, how do we know that the information is true and correct, not assessing the factor of honesty?On receipt of information our brains process it and implement a response based on content and trust in correctness. If the speedometer reads 65 miles per hour and you are in a 55 mile per hour speed zone, you might slow down. If the speedometer has a built in error of plus or minus two miles per hour, it does not affect the decision. But if the speed zone if a no fine zone or a double fine zone, it might. Information is used in the process of decision making and control, individually and collectively. It is evaluated in context and influences action and decision. The evaluation, however, requires knowledge. Til next time….Los Alamos World Futures Institute website is LAWorldFutures.org. Feedback, volunteers and donations (501.c.3) are welcome. Email [email protected] or email [email protected] Previously published columns can be found at www.ladailypost.com or www.laworldfutures.org.
Daily Postcard: Wednesday afternoon scene of clouds hanging over Los Alamos. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
By KHAL SPENCERPublic Relations ChairLos Alamos Sportsman’s ClubLos Alamos, New Mexico, is home to one of the best gun clubs in the state, the Los Alamos Sportsman’s Club, a 501.c4 nonprofit. If you are ambitious, you can drive up to the Whittington Center but that is hours away.Here at home you can find two full archery ranges, a rifle range with sheltered benchrests and targets ranging out to 300 yards, trap, skeet, and both indoor and outdoor pistol ranges.The club also has a clubhouse used for meetings and training sessions. Not to mention, you can also find over a thousand outgoing club members and numerous certified range officers and firearms instructors.These resources provide club members with a wide array of opportunities to shoot competitively as well as non-competitive activities. The club also provides support for youth shooting activities sponsored by organizations including Scouts, 4H, and our high school club.There are also women’s specific shooting activities. Hunting enthusiasts can prep firearms while those primarily interested in shooting sports for the sport’s sake can partake of competitive shooting as well as just a relaxing day at the range.For those interested in self-defense, the club hosts regular International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) competitive shooting matches and concealed carry classes.For those who are less familiar with firearms, the club provides basic pistol classes for those who wish to introduce themselves to the safe handling of handguns.Several Federal Firearms licensees, i.e., individuals who are federally licensed to sell guns, are club members; they can be contacted by club members in good standing and who are known to these individuals in order to assist with the newly required universal background checks required for private gun transfers in New Mexico, thus saving members a trip to a Santa Fe gun shop to complete the forms.A hallmark of safe, responsible firearms ownership is participation in a gun culture where gun safety, legal requirements, and proficiency are all routinely discussed in a friendly, non-confrontational atmosphere. Another hallmark of gun culture is the camaraderie shared by shooting enthusiasts.The Los Alamos Sportsman’s Club promotes these safe three principles and has great camaraderie among its members. For example, during a recent trip to the club to sight in a rifle, a gentleman set up next to me and produced a WW II vintage M-1 Garand military rifle. I expressed some admiration for his weapon. He asked me “have you ever shot an M1 Garand?” to which I replied in the negative. He replied “Well, every American should have the opportunity to shoot an M1 Garand”. He soon had me set up on his benchrest and putting rounds downrange with his rifle. Such camaraderie is typical.Finally, for those who have questions about private firearms ownership, a visit to the range may give you the opportunity to shoot a gun and see for yourself what safe, responsible gun ownership is all about as well as discuss the nuances of gun laws and gun culture. We welcome non-members to visit the range after contacting a board member or club member to act as a host.For more details, including contact information and a calendar of events, check out the club web page. http://www.la-sc.org/.