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. SAN DIEGO, CA — Mitchell International has promoted Erez Nir to the position of senior vice president of technology. In his new role Nir will be responsible for driving Mitchell’s technology strategy, continuing their efforts to introduce market-leading solutions and elevating the company’s commitment to innovation. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement He joined Mitchell two years ago as vice president of software development. Prior to Mitchell, Nir served as vice president of information engineering for San Diego, CA-based Wingcast, a joint venture between Ford Motor Co. and Qualcomm. In addition, he also worked as vice president of product management and marketing at Mobilitec as well as senior director of software development at Motorola. “I am delighted to appoint Erez as leader of Mitchell’s technology efforts. His wealth of technology experience, proven track record of execution and his sound understanding of our customers’ needs will be instrumental to ensuring that our carrier and shop customers continue to benefit from highly differentiated solutions well into the future,” said Marc Brungger, executive vice president. “Technology is the critical enabler for a world-class ‘voice of the customer’ effort. The voice of Mitchell’s customers determines how we design and deliver our solutions and Erez has proven to be highly skilled at translating our customers’ needs into market-defining products.” For more information about Mitchell International, visit: http://www.mitchell.com.,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. 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.