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. Charles Victor, a long time member of SEMA and AAPEX, passed away from complications from a stroke on Oct. 7. Victor, who was 82 years old, was the founder of Treatment Products Ltd, a family business that manufactures “The Treatment” brand of car care products. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementVictor started Treatment Products in 1972 in the basement of his home in Chicago. A regular on many show car circuits in the 70s and 80s, the company grew to become a major manufacturer of customized waxes and polishes in the U.S. Victor worked closely for many years with his sons Kenneth and Jeff, who were raised in the automotive industry and who have been growing the company steadily since Charles’ retirement in 2000.“Charlie” was well-respected in the automotive industry and loved by many; he had a friendly and caring quality that will be missed by many customers and vendors in the automotive industry, as well as numerous friends and relatives.Victor is survived by his sons Kenneth, Jeff (Andrea) and his grandsons, Frank and Jake.Donations in Victor’s honor can be made to The Scleroderma Foundation at scleroderma.org.,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 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. 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.