PHILADELPHIA – MEDCO has announced that Todd D’Angelo has joined the company as vice president and general manager for the Western Region. D’Angelo also was named a member of the MEDCO Executive Committee and will report directly to MEDCO President Andrew Keim. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Most recently, D’Angelo was with D’Angelo’s/Angel Warehouse, with locations in both Oxnard and Pacoima, Calif., where he served in such positions as general manager, executive vice president of sales and president. In addition to D’Angelo’s appointment, MEDCO has also announced plans to expand from its current 22,000-square-foot facility in Fresno, Calif., to a 45,000-square-foot location in the same city, as it prepares for significant growth on the West Coast and adds full line PBE to its existing tools and equipment offerings. MEDCO says it will be fully operational in its new location on April 1. “We are very excited about the contributions that we expect Todd will be able to make to our business and to our clients’ successes for many years,” said Keim. “Todd’s understanding of the business and the region is significant; his reputation with customers, suppliers and industry organizations is unparalleled; and his leadership skills have been proven and tested in one of the most important PBE and T&E markets in the country. I know that Todd will be a major asset to MEDCO and to me personally.” MEDCO opened its first West Coast warehouse in Fresno in 2002, and says it is building on its success as it opens the new 45,000-square-foot facility in the same city, while introducing PBE products to the region. Advertisement “This decision to expand was driven by possibilities and commitment,” said Keim. “We will now operate not only the most state-of-the-art warehouse in the region, but will have an expanded product offering and a fully staffed customer service team as Fresno becomes our major hub west of the Rockies.” In commenting on his move to MEDCO, D’Angelo said, “I have admired MEDCO, its vision and its leadership of the industry for some time, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute to the future of this great company. At a time when so many distributors seem to be scaling back operations and consolidating for efficiency, the fact that MEDCO is expanding says a lot about commitment, success and the future for our customers.”
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Miziolek, who has been an important member of Cooper Standard’s Global Leadership Team, has more than 35 years of experience working in mergers and acquisitions, strategic growth and corporate governance. “Thanks to our robust succession planning, we are able to smoothly transition Joanna to the role of senior vice president and chief legal officer,” said Edwards. “In this position, Joanna’s extensive automotive legal background, public markets experience and tenure with Cooper Standard, all provide a strong platform for continued success.”Advertisement Totsky earned a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School in Detroit and a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from St. Mary’s College, Michigan. She also completed two years of English Studies at Warsaw University in Poland. She is admitted to practice law in Michigan and she is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales. Totsky is on the board of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), Michigan Chapter and was recently named to the board of Inforum. She also works with a non-profit organization, TutorMate, and has created a volunteer tutor group at Cooper Standard to support first graders in Detroit Public Schools. Succeeding Miziolek as Cooper Standard’s senior vice president, chief legal officer and secretary is Joanna Totsky, who had served as vice president – deputy general counsel for the company. In this role, Totsky will become a member of the Global Leadership Team, reporting directly to Edwards and will also serve as chief compliance officer. “As we manage through the global automotive industry transformation, it is essential to dedicate resources to ensure we are fully prepared for the future,” Edwards said. “Aleks is ideally suited to help lead the organization’s transformation, given her deep global automotive industry and transactional experience and leadership capabilities.” Prior to joining Dykema in 1982, Miziolek served as a law clerk for the Honorable James P. Churchill, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. She graduated from Wayne State University Law School with a Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, and served as the editor-in-chief of the Wayne Law Review. She currently serves as chair of the Citizens Research Council of Michigan, on the General Counsel Steering Committee of the National Association of Corporate Directors and on the Transportation and Infrastructure Policy Committee of the National Association of Manufacturers. She is also a member of the honorary board of directors of Inforum, a top women’s leadership organization in Michigan. Advertisement Cooper Standard announced that Aleksandra Miziolek has been appointed to the newly created position of chief transformation officer to further drive the company’s evolution amidst a changing automotive industry. The appointment is effective July 1.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Before joining the company in 2014, Miziolek was with Dykema Gossett PLLC, a national law firm, in a variety of key management positions, most recently serving as the director of the Automotive Industry Group. From 2003 to 2010, she served on Dykema’s Executive Board and as the director of its Business Services Department. As a result of her representation of numerous Fortune 500 companies and private equity funds in significant transactions, Miziolek was recognized by Chambers USA in Corporate/M&A from 2006 until 2013. Miziolek, who had been senior vice president, general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer for Cooper Standard since 2014, will continue to report to Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Edwards in her new role of directing transformation initiatives aimed at long-term profitable growth. She started her legal career as an associate in the International Group of Miller Canfield splitting her time between the firm’s Detroit and Warsaw offices. Totsky worked as senior editor and a member of strategy team at Thomson Gale in Detroit while studying for her law degree. Totsky spent nearly 17 years at Ford Motor Co., holding a wide range of positions of increasing responsibility, including senior legal positions at Ford’s Company Secretary Office in Dearborn, Michigan, legal director of FCE Bank in Brentwood, U.K., and legal director of Ford Credit Asia Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand. She joined Cooper Standard in 2016 with 20 years of experience in transactional, corporate, securities and regulatory law in the automotive and financial service industries. Totsky, in her previous position as deputy general counsel for the company, advised on a wide range of matters, including SEC and NYSE public company reporting and compliance, securities regulations, executive compensation, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, finance transactions, purchasing and Latin America operations.
Syd Solomon’s Night on Bastille Day (George Plimpton’s), 1978Guild Hall in East Hampton presents a trio of major solo shows opening Saturday, October 20. The exhibits include Syd Solomon’s “Concealed and Revealed” in the Moran Gallery, “Please Send To: Ray Johnson,” selections from the permanent collection in the Woodhouse Gallery, and Sara Mejia Kriendler’s “In Back of Beyond” in the Spiga Gallery. Each artist has lived or currently lives on the East End, and each exhibition will focus on art that has been nurtured and has flourished in the area. The shows run through December 16.Concealed and RevealedThis exhibit, organized by the estate of Syd Solomon, is the first to examine the artist’s work through his personal archive. The late painter, described himself as an “abstract impressionist” — work that infused impressionism into abstract expressionism. The exhibit’s archives reveal new information about the artist. Solomon worked as a camoufleur (a designer of military camouflage) during WWII. The exhibit explores how this exceptional skill helped mold his painting techniques. After returning from the war with five Bronze Stars, Solomon joined a coterie of artists whose wartime experience undoubtedly transformed their art.The archives also reveal Solomon’s high school training in technical arts and lettering. This training led to early work in advertising, creating ads for newspapers and magazines. He also worked on signs and promotions for stores, brochures, and political campaigns. The influence of typography becomes a significant factor in his paintings.These discoveries allow viewers to see Solomon’s achievements in a new and more accurate way. On Sunday, October 21, at 1 PM, there will be a gallery talk with the artist’s son, Mike Solomon, also a renowned abstract expressionist artist. On Sunday, November 3, at noon, there will be a lecture with Gail Levin, Ph.D.Sara Mejia Kriendler: In Back of BeyondKriendler’s solo exhibit was awarded when she received the Top Honors Prize in Guild Hall’s 78th Annual Artist Members Exhibition in 2016. Her work was chosen out of 424 artists to be featured.The installation of sculptures, curated by Casey Dalene, consists of new works, variations on her current works that were exhibited for the first time at the Museo de Arte de Pereira this past spring. This exhibit investigates her maternal Colombian roots inspired by pre-Colombian gold, the history of the Spanish conquest of the New World, and the legend of El Dorado.Kriendler’s sculptures show artifacts in gold leaf, terracotta, and plaster. Historical references in material choice and color palette present ideas of consumerism. The pieces are a reminder that the products of today will tell the story of our time.On Saturday, December 8, at 11:30 AM, there will be a gallery talk with the artist.Ray JohnsonTaken from Guild Hall’s Permanent Collection and curated by Jess Frost, “Please Send To: Ray Johnson” features more than 30 works by the artist. Most of the works in the exhibit are considered Mail Art, a movement pioneered by Johnson in the 1950s. The famously reclusive artist sent small, mixed-media works to a network of fellow artists, instructing them to add to the original work or forward the materials to another member. The result included cryptic arrangements of notes, doodles, newspaper clippings, and rubber stamped texts.The artist was always wary of the public eye, although he did have regular exhibitions with Feigen Gallery and a 1970 show of his Mail Art at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In 1995, Johnson committed suicide by jumping off the North Haven Bridge in Sag Harbor. Upon the artist’s death, his works became more readily available for public consumption. The work began to be recognized as early examples of Pop art and Conceptual art. A film screening of How to Draw a Bunny: A Ray Johnson Portrait will be shown on Sunday, November 25, at 4 PM. On Sunday, December 2, at 12:30 PM, there will be a gallery talk with Jess Frost.firstname.lastname@example.org Share
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One year after the official opening, TII India produce vehicles under the TIIGER brand name, designed for heavy-duty road transport operations. The TIIGER Extender, a telescopic semi-trailer (triple telescoping capability), is ideal for the transport of bulky and long loads, such as wind turbine blades and bridge sections.”India is a growth market not least because of the extensive investment in transport and energy infrastructure that is being made. The market requires vehicles that can safely and reliably transport, for example, components for wind turbines or generators,” said Dr. Jochen Landes, managing director of TII India.Its portfolio includes various semi-trailers (with and without telescoping) along with the TIIGER Heavy Duty product line, a modular platform trailer for all heavier load assignments. According to the TII Group, DRPL has already ordered further vehicles. In Østerild, Denmark, Scheuerle’s self-propelled modular transporters (SPMT) were used by Mammoet Wind to transport prefabricated tower segments of wind turbines. According to the TII Group, the 29 m high tower segment had to be transported 22 km in a vertical position.The entire operation involved a total transport weight of more than 700 tonnes – a world record for transporting a wind turbine, claims the TII Group.www.tii-group.comwww.scheuerle.comwww.mammoet.com
A High Court judge has penalised a party £2,240 for submitting a statement of costs just three hours before the scheduled hearing.Media agency Carat had been an interested party in a court dispute between rival Group M and the Cabinet Office. A hearing earlier this month decided in favour of the Cabinet Office and against Group M, who had come second in a tendering process behind Carat.The costs bill submitted by Carat’s solicitors, magic circle firm Slaughter and May, was £70,072 in total – a bill which Group M contested.The bill included counsel’s fees of £20,000, £6,265 for attendance at the hearing and £32,581 for work on documents.But the issue was clouded by Carat submitting its statement of costs just three hours before the hearing. The practice direction requires this should usually be filed at least 24 hours in advance.Mr Justice Akenhead (pictured), who referenced both Mitchell and Denton in his summary, said the late notice was both ‘serious and significant’ as it gave Group M, represented by magic circle firm Freshfields, insufficient time to prepare its response.But the judge said he could ‘totally understand’ why the default occurred as Carat had so little time from the end of settlement discussions to the hearing to prepare the statement of costs. He also said the breach had no bearing on the hearing itself and took as little as 15 extra minutes of his time to deal with later.Akenhead suggested it would be ‘disproportionate’ to deny Carat all costs and instead imposed a ‘delay discount’ of £2,240.On the other costs claimed, the judge said Carat had a legitimate interest in the case but conceded its hours claimed were ‘excessive’ in the light of its limited role in proceedings.He deducted a total of £29,945 and therefore assessed the overall bill of costs payable as £40,127.
AZERBAIJAN: National railway ADY has announced a plan to modernise the 167 km route between Sumqayit, 30 km north of Baku, and Yalama on the Russian border. Work is to get underway this year.The enhancement project would support the wider scheme to develop a north–south freight corridor linking Russia and northern Europe with the Gulf.Plans include modernising the signalling and electrification equipment, raising the line speed to 140 km/h, modernising or replacing 157 bridges and reducing the number of stations from 21 to 16 or 14. The cost is put at US$179m, with US$29m to come from the state budget and the rest of the cost to be financed with a loan from the Asian Development Bank.
EntertainmentLocalNews Bouyon Monarch winner & competitors awarded by: – March 6, 2017 Share Bouyon Monarch, Carlene XP being crowned by Larry Cambran of the Bouyon Monarch CommitteeThe winner and participants of the second annual Bouyon Monarch competition have been awarded.The winners and competitors were during a prize giving ceremony held on Friday 3 March 2017 at the Joval Terrace, Upstairs Bullseye Pharmacy on Federation Drive, Goodwill. Carlene XP, who won the crown for the second consecutive year on 18 February 2017, took the grand prize of ten thousand EC dollars, while Richard ‘Beno’ Christmas placed first runner up and received five thousand EC dollars.Anwar placed second runner up and received three thousand dollars, while Fetty Mark took the position of third runner up and received two thousand dollars. Anwar placed second runner up and received three thousand dollars, while Fetty Mark took the position of third runner up and received two thousand dollars. The other competitors were Clint H, Giovanni, Tete Garcon, Soca Johnny, Sick berry, Sa Sa Sammy, Ti Cout, Benz and Mr. Gwada, and they each received a cash prize of one thousand and five hundred dollars.“This year was a great show, but we want everyone to know that next year will be bigger, grander, louder, there will be more bouyon, everything. You can look at it as a Bouyon festival, because that is the level of grandeur that we are trying to achieve,”Member of the Bouyon Monarch Committee, Larry Cambran said.“This year we had fifty percent more artistes than last year, and we are expecting one hundred percent more artistes next year, and we expect to see it growing,” Cambran stated. The Bouyon Monarch Competition, which seeks to transform Bouyon; not by replacing any existing Bouyon styles, but by adding depth to an already dynamic genre, is open to all artistes. “So any bouyon artist can enter; it is not a band competition, but any artist, any lead singer of a band or group, any upcoming artist, as long as you are a solo artist of the bouyon genre, you are welcome to the competition,” Cambran explained.He also noted that while the competition is local, the organization is looking forward to growth that will open it up overseas competitors.“For now, we are keeping it localized so that we can grow the culture of the bouyon in the country and we look forward to having it growing to have people come into the country to compete, as it grows even to the extent of Soca Monarch,” he further noted. Meanwhile, Carlene XP and Triple Kay Global also received tokens for winning the Bouyon Road March for their songs ‘Bouyon Calling’ and ‘Roll that Boom Boom’ respectively. Cambran said that there were not enough registered artists for the bouyon road march competition for there to be an official winner, with Carlene XP being the only registered artist, while Triple Kay was unregistered. He stated that many of the artists were unaware of the bouyon road march competition, and that next year every contestants will have to register to be considered for the title, and the winner will receive a substantial monetary prize. – / 17 Share 683 Views no discussions Share Tweet Sharing is caring!