First Fleet Names Alexander Popov Vice President, Fleet Services

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FL — First Fleet Corp., a national provider of asset management, financial and operational support to the nation’s private truck fleets, has announced the appointment of international transportation and logistics industry veteran Alexander Popov as vice president, fleet services. During his career, which spans the transportation, solid waste disposal and fleet management industries, Popov has worked with the largest fleets in these fields. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement In his new position, he will oversee the fleet services and purchasing operations for the corporation, while expanding on the functions of the company’s growing business platform. His mandate is to provide market intelligence and insight on technical and equipment issues to First Fleet’s senior management. Popov is also charged with developing an ongoing system to track customer fleet usage and utilization statistics. In addition, he will oversee First Fleet’s 18-month fuel study, currently in progress. “Alex brings a multifaceted, international background in transportation, engineering, fleet operations and a sharp financial acumen to First Fleet. He will have a positive impact on all aspects of our business, providing valuable information and strategic counsel to our management and sales teams,” said John Flynn, president and CEO, First Fleet Corp. Prior to joining First Fleet, Popov was vice president, logistics for Waste Management, Inc. in Houston, where he directed rebuilding the company’s fleet services and logistics operations. Previously, in Miami, he was corporate director, field maintenance processes for Ryder Transportation Systems. Before that, he served as industrial engineering manager for the Americas Division of United Parcel Service, where he directed a strategic corporate service initiative to penetrate Latin America. Advertisement He received an M.B.A. in finance from Tulane University and a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from Roosevelt University, Chicago. Popov’s work was published and recognized for the 2004 MIT-Edelman Award. He is a member of the Industrial Engineering Society, Technology & Maintenance Council, Council of Logistics Management and INFORMS. To learn more about First Fleet Corp., go to: www.firstfleet.com . _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img read more

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Brenton Productions Names Chris Crean Senior VP Of Sales And Marketing

first_imgBrenton Productions, a leading producer of automotive “how-to” television programming, earlier this year welcomed Chris Crean as senior VP of sales and marketing. Crean has been driving Brenton’s content partner relationships and leading the company’s business development programs to support client marketing efforts. Brenton Productions provides its clients with unique opportunities to feature their products on major cable networks and streaming services including MotorTrend (formerly Velocity).AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Crean brings more than 20 years of experience intelevision and digital media, including the past nine years at DiscoveryNetworks, where he was a key member of the team that launched and builtVelocity (now MotorTrend Network). While building Velocity, Creandeveloped the High-Performance Programming Block, a collection of showstailor-made for mainstream advertising partners and automotive aftermarketsponsors. As a provider of shows for the network’s weekend High-PerformanceBlock, the Brenton Productions team worked closely with Crean to integrateclient products and stories into series episodes and prime-timespecials. “We are thrilled to have Chris as part of the Brenton team,” said Chuck McGonagle, Brenton Productions president. “His knowledge and expertise in television and automotive media has already aided the growth of our company and poised us to serve our clients well into the future.” “Long running Brenton-produced shows,including Two Guys Garage, Car Fix, All Girls Garage and Truck U,deliver large andengaged audiences. Through the association with our high-quality and engagingcontent, our client partners are provided with unique opportunities to showcasethe power of their brands. I am looking forward to continued collaboration withour partners and contributing to the growth and success of BrentonProductions,” said Crean.Advertisementcenter_img In addition to his work at Velocity, Crean hasextensive experience in online and digital media, including businessdevelopment leadership positions at iVillage, Accuweather and LifetimeTelevision. Crean is a graduate of the State University ofNew York Albany with a BA in Communications.last_img read more

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Gallery Events

first_imgArt by Stephen WilsonfolioeastOpening: Saturday, October 6, 5:30 to 7:30 PMMalia Mills, East Hamptonfolioeast presents the first show of the fall season in the Malia Mills space in East Hampton. This exhibit features small-scale abstract works (painting and collage) by nine East End artists. The show will be up through October 21.Sweet ThingsOpening: Saturday, October 6, 6 to 8 PMJanet Lehr Fine Art, East HamptonJanet Lehr Fine art presents “Handler & Umbach: Sweet Things.” “Sweet Things” is an exhibition of new works by Adam Handler and Adam Umbach. This combined exhibition of their paintings in East Hampton demonstrates a true ripening of their aesthetic abilities with clear expressions of their on-going maturity and artistic harmonies. The show runs through November 4.Luxury GraffitiOpening: Saturday, October 6, 6 to 8 PMRoman Fine Art, East HamptonRoman Fine Art presents “Luxury Graffiti,” a solo exhibition of new works by artist Stephen Wilson. Wilson’s first exhibition at Roman Fine Art will feature works from his ongoing Luxury series as well as selections from his newest Model Tapestries and Brick Wall series. The exhibit will open Friday, October 5, and continue through Sunday, November 4. There will be a wine reception for the artist Saturday, October 6, from 6 to 8 PM.The Beauty of the East EndOpening: Saturday, October 6, 5 to 7 PMAshawagh Hall, Springs“The Beauty of the East End” will be the subject of the fourth Hamptons Plein Air Invitational at Ashawagh Hall in Springs. The show features over 20 established artists. The show opens on Saturday, October 6, and runs through October 14. A reception will be held on Saturday, October 13, from 5 to 7 PM.Autumn on the East EndOpening: Saturday, October 6, 4 to 6 PMAmagansett Free Library“Autumn on the East End — Paintings by Gerald D. Rahm” will be on display at The Amagansett Free Library. The show runs through October 31.Night ExhibitOpening: Saturday, October 6, 5 to 7 PMTripoli Gallery, SouthamptonTripoli Gallery in Southampton presents “Night,” a group exhibition featuring the work of Katherine Bernhardt, Ross Bleckner, Katherine Bradford, Francesco Clemente, Ann Craven, Félix Bonilla Gerena, April Gornik, Mary Heilmann, Bryan Hunt, Adrianne Rubenstein, Hiroshi Sugimoto, José Luis Vargas, and Lucy Winton. On view from October 6 through November 12.Hope FloatsOpening: Saturday, October 6, 3 to 8 PMCRUSHCURATORIAL, AmagansettCRUSHCURATORIAL in Amagansett presents “Hope Floats,” a basin-based art exhibition for a final autumnal dip. Artists include Su Jung Chang, James Chrzan, Allison Brainard Sam Cockrell, Olivia Coeln, Ray Ferreira, Marysia Gacek, Ilana Yacine Harris-Babou, David Humphrey, Emily Janowick, Christine Navin Zara Pfeifer, Ana Popescu, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Ben Thorp Brown.Elephant Art ShowEileen Fisher, East HamptonEileen Fisher in East Hampton presents Chuma’s special Hamptons International Film Festival 2018 weekend kick-off Elephant Art Show. The paintings will be featured in the store from October 4 to 8.Illuminations: Max MoranWilliam Ris Gallery, JamesportThe William Ris Gallery presents renowned artist, Max Moran, in his solo exhibition “Illuminations,” featuring never-seen, newly created plein air paintings inspired by North Fork cloudscapes through October 14.With Abstract CertaintyThe White Room Gallery, BridgehamptonThe White Room Gallery in Bridgehampton presents “With Abstract Certainty.” Four diverse artists exhibit abstract paintings, sculptures, and decorative drawings. Artists include Tanya Minhas, Kathy Buist, Ryan Schmidt, and James Leonard. The exhibit runs through October 22. Sharelast_img read more

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The Summer Solstice

first_imgThe longest day of the year is upon us — let’s make the most of it in the Hamptons.The Solstice Party PlacesAM SouthamptonAM SouthamptonThis season, impresario Zach Erdem has brought nightclub AM Southampton from its old location of the 1990s tavern to the heart of Southampton Village alongside restaurant Blu Mar in the former Nello Summertimes property. Party on Celebrity Saturdays, or just get that VIP table and party to the sounds of top DJs. www.amsouthampton.comThe HedgesA new entrant this summer on Tuckahoe Lane is the brainchild of movie producer Michael Tadross Jr. (“I Am Legend”). Information is thin on the ground unless, of course, you are in the know. www.hedgeclubsh.comSouthampton Social ClubSouthampton Social ClubLocation, location, location — Southampton Social Club, created by Ian Duke and David Hilty, offers great dining as well as having one of the few cabaret licenses in the Hamptons, which enables it to host parties and events both indoors and in the gardens. The South Beach-inspired cabanas are perfect for early evening cocktails and appetizers, or for those looking to take in all things Southampton late night. www.southamptonsocialclub.comSurf LodgeThe Surf LodgeJayma Cardoso’s Surf Lodge in Montauk has risen as the place to be, and Cardoso remains one of the key gate guardians to know for a Montauk summer adventure. Every weekend sees musical acts queueing up to perform to its loyal fan base soaking in the St. Tropez/Brazilian carnival vibe, plus Wednesdays offer up the homegrown and uber-popular Nancy Atlas Project. www.thesurflodge.comEnjoy The Longest Day With . . .Geraldo RiveraGeraldo Rivera. Independent/Alex KrokeGet into conversation with media legend Geraldo Rivera during his summer break in the Hamptons, and pick up some great stories about the people, places, and events he has reported on in his storied career, some of which is in his memoir, “The Geraldo Show.” www.geraldo.comLoy CarlosEver wanted to find the ideal home and the lifestyle to go with it? Track down the billionaire speed-dial international real estate expert and founder of Classique Modernes Lifestyle, Loy Carlos, this summer on the East End for some tips. www.classiquesmodernes.comMaribel LiebermanMaribel Lieberman. Independent/Ricardo RiveraGrowing up on the cacao fields of Honduras, Maribel Lieberman is the expert chocolatier and now CEO of Mariebelle Chocolate — bringing her sophisticated chocolate delicacies around the globe with locations throughout New York, Japan, and Dubai and if we are in luck, the Hamptons. www.mariebelle.comDr. Siobhan KealyDr. Siobhan KealyMedical director and founder of Balance 3H Plus, Dr. Kealy’s weight-loss program helps women achieve real weight loss by addressing the interactions of three key hormones in the body and their impact on eating, calorie burn, and weight loss. www.balance3hplus.comThe Hot Events To ComePolo HamptonsPolo HamptonsThe first of two 2019 Polo Hamptons contests commences on Saturday, June 29, in Bridgehampton at the estate of Kenneth and Maria Fishel and is hosted by Christie Brinkley (the second match is scheduled for July 6). An open bar paired with hors d’oeuvres by Elegant Affairs and preferred seating awaits. www.polohamptons.comParrish Art Museum Midsummer Party 2019Give to this year’s Parrish Art Museum Midsummer Party on Saturday, July 13. The sky dinner table is available for 14 guests for a snip at $100,000. Mingle with the Hamptons’ GGs (Great and the Good) and enjoy the party, organized by the Late Night Host Committee including member Lizzie Asher, who made the Hamptons best dressed list. www.parrishart.orgDancers For GoodDancers For Good, Dorfman Dance. Independent/Chirstopher DugganA magical celebration of dance bringing world-class companies, choreographers, dancers, and performers under one roof on Friday, July 19, for The Actors Fund, an organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net. Honorees include Jerry Mitchell (“Kinky Boots,” “Pretty Woman”); Bob Fosse (“Cabaret,” “Chicago”), and Gwen Verdon (“Damn Yankees,” “Sweet Charity”). www.dancersforgood.orgSouthampton Animal Shelter FoundationSouthampton Animal Shelter FoundationThe 10th annual Unconditional Love dinner dance on Saturday, July 20, will take place under the tents at Wickapogue and Old Town Roads in Southampton, and start with a cocktail hour at 6:30 PM, followed by dinner and dancing chaired by Jean Shafiroff. www.sasf.org Sharelast_img read more

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Raising Spirits For 50 Years

first_imgDonald McDonald purchased an empty lot in East Hampton in 1969 on Newtown Lane, long before the days of luxury retail stores. A high school teacher at the time, McDonald built a discount liquor store, a party store, and the offices above it, all after the dismissal bell rang, and throughout the summer months, to open up his family business that very same year. Today, that discount liquor store has become better recognized as Park Place Wines & Liquors.“For us growing up, the family business was there and the whole community came in. Especially around Christmas time. Everybody knew everybody else,” said Donald’s daughter, Donna McDonald. Her brother, Tom McDonald, chimed in, “It was almost better than the local barber shop.”The McDonalds are a family rooted into East Hampton from the ground up. Donald was born in East Hampton, in a house, not a hospital. He later met his wife, Alice, while he was lifeguarding at Main Beach, a marriage that would last 54 years. Although Donald had begun to delegate responsibilities to their children around 2008, it was in 2011, after Alice passed away, that both Donna and Tom took over management of Park Place. Donna handles the staff and Tom handles accounting. Together, they’ve refreshed an old family business into a thriving business model for the future.At 89 years old, Donald still comes into the store on a daily basis. “He’s an old fixture in the community. He has a mindset where he cares about people and East Hampton,” said Donna about her father. It’s become a synchronized routine, both endearing and lighthearted, as the staff pulls all the bottles to the front of the store and leaves them out so Donald can see them upon arrival. While Donald has stepped back, he certainly hasn’t tired out, she said.“It’s been such a wonderful experience to work with my brother,” said Donna. She moved to San Francisco in 1996, but still spends her summers in East Hampton and during the holiday months, where she always sees Tom, who has remained a local. She said she relishes “the joy of having people come in, and the cultural experience of not just meeting people, but helping them with the history of a wine, how it pairs.”Park Place has evolved from a discount liquor store into more of a wine shop, with sommeliers and industry experts that bring knowledge and value into the area. There’s even a tasting table in the store where patrons can partake in sampling different products before buying, from wine to tequila, whiskey, and more.As the McDonalds, and the entire East Hampton community, commemorate 50 years of Park Place Wines & Liquors, it’s also a celebration of life and the family that has brought moments of happiness to those around them. A bottle of wine, or liquor, is more than the alcohol by volume listed on the label. It symbolizes a gathering of friends, family, and perfect strangers. It’s date night at home, toasting to a new promotion, sipping while watching beach sunsets, a barbecue, a Tuesday night, a memory.“When my dad was courting my mother, who was in New Jersey at the time, he would drive to her from East Hampton. This is before the Long Island Expressway was built. He would take Sunrise Highway all the way to the G.W. Bridge, just to have lunch with her family on Sundays,” Donna said of her maternal side of the family, who were all from Italy. “Italians had lunch on Sundays after church, and they’d all drink Manhattans, or Negronis. So, we drink those two things to remember my mother.”Park Place Wines is located at 84 Park Place in East Hampton. See all they are up to at www.parkplacewines.com.nicole@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

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SEMI-GAS launches new Centurion cabinet

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Highlights of the Week

first_imgHuisman’s chief executive officer André Meijer will step down from his position, with immediate effect, the company informed Wednesday.The company said it will implement an internal solution and adjust the management structure accordingly, if required. Subsea World News has put together a recap of the most interesting articles from the previous week (February 08 – February 13). Norway’s Volstad Shipping has received a charter termination notice from DeepOcean AS for the vessel Volstad Surveyor.According to the charter party the contract period would expire 30 September 2016. Volstad Shipping said it strongly disagrees with DeepOcean AS and has in consultation with its legal advisors rejected the termination as without merits. One of the largest subsea construction vessels the North Sea Giant has been spotted in the dock at Aibel’s yard in Haugesund.According to Aibel, about 100 Aibel workers are engaged on the vessels’ several modification tasks. The assignments on North Sea Giant should be wrapped up by the end of February.center_img Aker Solutions will temporary reduce wages of its Norwegian maintenance, modifications and operations (MMO) employees, the company said Thursday.Starting in March, senior management will see their pay lowered by 10 percent while the remainder of the staff will see reductions of 5 percent. The adjustments will be reviewed after 12 months. Technip has been awarded a contract by Deep Gulf Energy III, LLC (DGE) for the development of the South Santa Cruz and Barataria fields.The fields are located in Mississippi Canyon, offshore New Orleans, in the Gulf of Mexico, in approximately 2,000 meters of water depth.last_img read more

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Solicitor ahoy

first_imgAt this time of year the need for a holiday becomes urgent, but for many it is still some weeks off. Many solicitors will find their gaze wandering from the contract in front of them, through the grimy window of their offices, their minds already picturing the exotic delights of foreign climes. Or Cornwall at the very least. For those who are planning a cruise or yachting trip, the chilly image (pictured) is probably not quite what they have in mind. But Boyd Holmes, managing partner at Cumbrian firm Cartmell Shepherd, is clearly not the pleasure cruise type. He recently took a break from steering his firm through the choppy waters of legal practice by taking to the high seas at the helm of his 37-foot yacht, Damsel – a name that is asking for trouble, surely? With his wife Kitty, Holmes completed an incident-packed 1,500-mile return journey from Scotland to Norway. The intrepid solicitor says he survived run-ins with boat-battering waves, close encounters with killer whales, a mid-sea rescue, and a clash with the Norwegian security forces. Back on dry land, Boyd has been presented with accolades for outstanding performance and endeavour by three of Britain’s sailing clubs. All very impressive. But Obiter will stick to a pedalo in the Med, if it’s all the same to him.last_img read more

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Legal aid cuts ‘do little to protect public interest’, says bar regulator

first_imgThe government’s proposals for legal aid reform have no positive regulatory impact and do little to protect or promote the public interest, according to the bar’s regulator. In its response to the green paper, the Bar Standards Board said the planned scope and eligibility cuts will have a detrimental effect on the diversity of the legal profession, access to justice, the public’s capacity to exercise their legal rights, and the quality of expert witnesses in court cases. Considering the proposed introduction of a single telephone gateway for the delivery of advice in civil cases, the BSB also warned against the possible provision of unlawful advice by telephone advisers. BSB chair Lady Deech said: ‘The BSB is committed to protecting the public interest and is alarmed that these proposals will disproportionately affect the most vulnerable consumers at a time when they need the most protection. ‘We are deeply concerned that the proposals for legal aid reform do nothing to enhance the regulatory objectives and have made this clear in our response.’last_img read more

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Interpreting the interpreters’ strike

first_img Follow Paul on Twitter Paul Rogerson is Gazette editor-in-chief ‘Know your own strength!’ the historian and intellectual E.P. Thompson told the biggest central London demonstration for years, on 25 October 1992. But we’ll never know whether the 150,000 who marched that day did know it, since they were protesting against the Major government’s emasculation of Britain’s coalmining industry. It would seem they were dimly aware at best. For, after a raucous day out for the usual suspects, the pits eventually shut anyway and those notorious breeding grounds for labour militancy became part of history. As a governmental strategy, ‘Ignore them and they’ll disperse’ often works a treat, just as it did when two million vainly marched against the second Iraq War. It’s an odd memory to dredge up, but the phrase ‘know your own strength!’ popped into my head unbidden in connection with – of all things – the courtroom interpreter fiasco. For what we have here is an old-fashioned public sector strike, against a hubristic government, which looks like it might succeed (or at least not fail) because the workforce is united. Except it isn’t a public sector strike at all. Self-employed freelance interpreters have individually decided they are not going to put up with the Framework Agreement and have collectively told the Ministry of Justice and its contractor, Capita-owned Applied Language Solutions, to shove it. They have withdrawn their labour without needing to submit to a time-consuming member ballot and engage with Britain’s restrictive trade union legislation. Result – hamstrung courts, enraged wigs and panic at the MoJ. At least one magistrates’ court has had to resort to Google Translate; it’s hard not to laugh, if only sardonically. What was the MoJ’s contingency plan after being warned two years ago by the Professional Interpreters’ Alliance that its members just wouldn’t put up with lower paid agency work? ‘They can lump it’ would be my guess. Of course, employers incommoded in this way will often resort to what unreconstructed Trotskyites still like to call ‘scab labour’. But the interpreters are in a rare position of strength, because there doesn’t seem to be any in this instance. Hard to see the home secretary breaking the strike by throwing open the ports to English-speaking foreigners. Wouldn’t play well in the Daily Mail. Meanwhile, it is mildly surreal to see pictures of interpreters brandishing placards, because they make such unlikely subversives; but then, as a breed, so do lawyers. Still, who was it who said governments derive their legitimacy from the consent of the governed? What would happen if solicitors and barristers across the land simply downed tools and refused to countenance the legal aid cuts, for example? But that’s not how we do things here. We leave that sort of thing to the French.last_img read more

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