first_img AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement,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 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.  Talwar is an industry veteran who held leadership positions within the engineering service industry for much of his career, serving in a number of capacities, including general manager and director of business development. He is a graduate with honors from the Hatfield College of Durham University in the U.K. He is an SAE member and holds both U.S. and British citizenship. AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – FEV North America Inc. (FEV) announced that Chris Talwar has joined the company as director, business development. FEV president and CEO Dr. Patrick Hupperich made the announcement. 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. FEV is a developer of advanced powertrain, electronics and vehicle system technologies based in Auburn Hills, Mich. In his position as business development director, Talwar will support FEV’s growth by expanding the business development team. A senior industry leader, Talwar brings deep industry know-how to FEV that will further enhance the customer focus in FEV’s daily project work. “Having Chris on the team will strengthen our position in a number of ways,” said Hupperich. “First, the relationships that Chris has developed over the years will certainly open some doors to opportunities, and second, since he is an engineer as well, he can truly understand the dynamics of the customer, related to project development costs, and the challenges of meeting those costs through value engineering.” 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. last_img