William Conaty Elected to Goodyear Board

first_imgDeMoulpied 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.  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. 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 AKRON, Ohio — William Conaty, retired senior vice president of human resources for the General Electric Co., has been elected to the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Board of Directors. His election brings the total number of board members to 13.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “Bill Conaty is one of the most highly respected people in his field and is a true business leader,” said Goodyear Chairman and CEO Richard Kramer. “Bill’s experience in coaching and developing leaders and teams will be a tremendous asset to both our board of directors and our company.”   Conaty served as GE’s chief human resources officer from 1993 to 2007. He joined GE in 1967 and in his 40-year career, moved through a progression of leadership roles in the company’s transportation, aerospace and aircraft engines businesses. Following his retirement from GE, he formed Conaty Consulting LLC and joined Clayton, Dubilier & Rice as an advisory operating partner. Other clients have included The Procter & Gamble Co., Dell Inc. and The Boeing Co.  He is the co-author with business advisor Ram Charan of “The Talent Masters: Why Smart Leaders Put People Before Numbers,” which was published in 2010. Conaty, 65, holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., where he currently is a trustee of the university.  He served as chairman of both the National Academy of Human Resources and the HR Policy Association from 2001-2007 and continues to serve on the advisory board of Cornell University’s Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies. Conaty also is currently on the board of trustees at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital in Lebanon, N.H.  Advertisement,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 MoreAdvertisementlast_img


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