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. AMSTERDAM — In line with the company’s plans to drive global performance improvement measures, AkzoNobel has announced several new appointments.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Lin Liangqi has been appointed president, AkzoNobel China, in addition to his role as managing director, Decorative Paints China and North Asia. Jaap de Jong, previously a principal at McKinsey & Co., has been appointed regional director, Latin America, and president, AkzoNobel Brazil. Amit Jain remains group managing director for India, in addition to his role as managing director of Decorative Paints India and South Asia. The appointment of theses country leaders coincides with several leadership changes within the company’s businesses as well. Bob Taylor, currently managing director of AkzoNobel Marine and Protective Coatings (M&PC), will become managing director of Decorative Paints North America. Rob Molenaar will move from AkzoNobel Powder Coatings to become the new managing director of M&PC. AB Ghosh, currently director of the Automotive and Aerospace Coatings Americas business, will succeed Rob Molenaar as managing director, Powder Coatings. “These appointments strengthen the company’s senior leadership in key markets. The leadership changes will capture growth and business opportunities, and will help drive a common agenda across AkzoNobel,” said Marjan Oudeman, AkzoNobel’s Executive Committee member responsible for Organizational Development and HR.,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. 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.
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