CARDONE’s Mike Carr Elected To MERA Board Of Directors

first_imgCARDONE Industries has announced the election of its CEO, Mike Carr, to the MERA Board of Directors.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “It is an honor to have Mike Carr serve on the MERA Board of Directors,” said John Chalifoux, president and chief operating officer, MERA. “Mike’s leadership experience, along with the rich tradition of CARDONE in remanufacturing, will be a strong asset as we continue to advance the sustainable manufacturing industry.”,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  CARDONE has been providing re-engineered and remanufactured automotive parts for 50 years. Its process is sustainable from beginning to end by recycling all the waste and byproducts created during the remanufacturing process and conserving thousands of tons of resources each year including cardboard, paper, scrap metal, oil, plastic and electronics. MERA, The Association for Sustainable Manufacturing, is the remanufacturing and sustainability division of MEMA, the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association. MERA is a network of businesses that promote the benefits of remanufacturing and sustainability in the transportation and manufacturing industry. “This appointment is especially meaningful, since CARDONE was instrumental in the creation of MERA and Michael Cardone Jr. was the founding chairman of the organization,” said Carr. “We continue to support MERA’s mission, as sustainability was at the root of CARDONE’s inception and continues to be at the forefront of our business today.” 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 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

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