Michael Barratt Promoted to AAIA Senior Vice President, Meetings and Events

first_imgDeMoulpied 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 BETHESDA, Md. —  The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) vice president of meetings, Michael Barratt, CMP, has been promoted to the position of senior vice president, meetings and events. A native of Shelburne, Mass., Barratt has been with AAIA, and previously with the Automotive Parts and Accessories Association (APAA), for a combined 14 years.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement In his new role, Barratt will oversee all meetings, conferences and trade shows for AAIA and its segments, committees and managed associations, including: Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX), Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week (HDAW), Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS), Automotive Communication Council (ACC), Aftermarket eForum and Car Care Council Women’s Board. His responsibilities include meeting planning, site selection, contract negotiation and on-site logistics. Prior to joining AAIA, Barratt worked in the meetings department for the National Association of Community Health Centers, the American Forests organization and the National Recycling Coalition. He is an active member of the Corporate Social Responsibility Task Force (Network for the Needy) of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA). Barratt received his bachelor’s of science degree in hotel and food administration from Boston University and earned the professional designation of Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) in 2003 from the Convention Industry Council. “AAIA has an established reputation for hosting world-class meetings, conferences and events, a direct result of the skills and expertise of Michael Barratt,” said Kathleen Schmatz, AAIA president and CEO. “His experience and skills, attention to detail and understanding of the hospitality industry ensure that his team produces seamlessly executed events with the utmost style and professionalism.”,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 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. last_img


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