Brandon Eckenrode Promoted to I-CAR Supervisor of Marketing Communications

first_imgAt left: I-CAR Supervisor of Marketing Communications Brandon Eckenrode pictured (center) with past NABC President Guy Bargnes (left) and past PRIDE Chair Janet Chaney (right). Eckenrode was a National Auto Body Council (NABC) 2006 PRIDE award recipient for his community service work as a member of the collision industry. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL – I-CAR employee Brandon Eckenrode has been promoted from senior marketing communications specialist to supervisor of marketing communications. In this new role, Eckenrode will largely be responsible for and will oversee advertising, media relations and the marketing of all I-CAR training deliveries – live, online and qualification tests including Mobile Qualification Tests. He will also continue to lead the marketing efforts of the I-CAR International Annual Meeting and the I-CAR presence at NACE. “Brandon takes a challenge head on and always finds a way to succeed,” said Tom McGee, I-CAR president and CEO. “While I-CAR was experiencing a downturn in student units, Brandon jumped at the chance to lead the effort to turn our numbers around. Not only has he used creative approaches in promoting I-CAR training and Qualification Tests, he is able to inspire others while leading new initiatives.” Eckenrode will report to the Director of Marketing Joyce Kasmer, while Jolinda Ottum, marketing communications specialist, will report to Eckenrode. Eckenrode is a graduate of Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL, and has been employed by I-CAR since January 2002.last_img read more

Daily Postcard: Summer Rains Produce Sidewalk ‘Gardens’

first_imgDaily Postcard: The summer rains have produced lovely ‘gardens’ in the cracks between the curbs and sidewalks around town and these spotted Saturday in the North Community. Photos by Kathryn Willcutt Another‘garden’ in the cracks between the curbs and sidewalks in North Community. Photos by Kathryn Willcutt Another‘garden’ in the cracks between the curbs and sidewalks in North Community. Photos by Kathryn Willcutt Another‘garden’ in the cracks between the curbs and sidewalks in North Community. Photos by Kathryn Willcutt Another‘garden’ in the cracks between the curbs and sidewalks in North Community. Photos by Kathryn Willcuttlast_img

South African investor makes takeover bid for Minerva

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Meritor Names New Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary

first_img“Hannah brings more than two decades of experience leading high-performing legal teams and managing legal strategy for publicly traded companies,” said Jay Craig, CEO and president of Meritor. “Her extensive expertise in legal affairs and track record of success will be a great addition to the Meritor executive committee. We look forward to her joining the company. “ Lim-Johnson will have responsibility for Meritor’s legal affairs, which includes oversight of legal activities related to corporate governance, acquisitions and divestitures, litigation, business standards compliance, regulatory compliance and intellectual property. She will also manage the corporate legal department. Meritor, Inc. recently announced that Hannah Lim-Johnson has joined the company as senior vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary, effective Aug. 3.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Lim-Johnson holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Rutgers University School of Law, where she served as the managing editor of the Rutgers Law Review, and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Illinois. She also serves as a board member for the Minority Corporate Counsel Association and the Leadership Institute of Women of Color Attorneys. Lim-Johnson was most recently a senior vice president and chief legal officer at Kelly Services, where she was responsible for leading the strategic direction of the law department and global security functions. She also held senior-level roles at PSEG, the ADT Corporation and TYCO International, and served as deputy attorney general for the Attorney General’s Office in Trenton, New Jersey. last_img read more

Life’s A Beach At Hamptons Fashion Week

first_imgCesar Galindo.Life’s a beach, and a fashion show, at the upcoming Hamptons Fashion Week “Life’s A Beach” celebration. Inspired by the East End, the event is a one-day experience that will feature fashion, designers, entertainment, and beauty, being held on Sunday, July 21, in Bridgehampton.“This special day is a unique, fun, and all-encompassing opportunity to share with residents and visitors, and to enjoy local fashion and beauty brands found right here on the East End,” said event producer Dee Rivera. “In addition, local fashion-designer participants will get a chance to display new looks and trends.”The tent will be located on Main Street in Bridgehampton. The evening highlights celebrity designers Cesar Galindo and Kimora Lee Simmons.Starting at noon, as guests enter, they will be greeted with giant beach balls — keeping with the Life’s A Beach theme — and will enjoy brunch bites and rosé.A panel at 1 PM will include experts from BeautyPearlCare Skincare, Get Buzzn, Pura Vida Vitamins, and Fedora Lounge discussing trends in beauty and wellness. Guests will also enjoy vegan mini-manicures from GHL Nails. During the event, there will be a live fashion presentation, with models center stage. For those who prefer their fashion with four wheels, Ferrari and Maserati will have cars on site.Attendees can also shop for runway styles at pop-up boutiques. Those with VIP tickets will receive a piece of jewelry from Allyu and a complimentary tailored shirt by BookATailor. VIP tickets include a reservation to the brunch, signature drinks, appetizers, entry to the fashion installation and show, plus a Hamptons Fashion Week swag bag. Tickets are available on Eventbrite. Proceeds from the day will go to The Ellen Hermanson Foundation, which ensures state-of-the-art breast health care and empowers those on the East End who are affected by cancer. jessica@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

Intaka Tech offers cost-effective nitrogen unit

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Analox revises workplace training and risk assessment

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Linde launches service portal for industrial plant operators

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Rylands English teacher missing in Vietnam

first_imgMushfiq Daniels from Rylands has been missing for four weeks now. He left South Africa last year to teach English in Vietnam. The family of Mushfiq Daniels, from Rylands, who was last seen three weeks ago in Vietnam, have appealed to the public to help find him. The 28-year-old was last seen in Phu Nuan, Ho Chi Minh City, on Friday July 5, wearing red shorts and carrying a backpack, said his cousin, Imaad Isaacs, who is in Vietnam with Mr Daniels’s mother, Fahiema Abrahams, and her two sons. Mr Isaacs said Mr Daniels hadleft South Africa in March last yearto teach English at a school inHanoi. Mr Daniels’s family last spoke to him on Wednesday July 3. They became worried after not hearing from him for three weeks.“A friend of his let his mother know that they had not seen him since July 5 and that they were worried. “He said that he had seen him looking distressed, and he did not respond when he walked past him but only smiled. “His mom became worried. We have been dealing with the local authorities in Vietnam, but we have no leads as yet,” he said. Mr Isaacs said the family had checked out every possible lead without success.He said he hoped CCTV footage could help trace Mr Daniels. “We suspect that he has had a breakdown and is in distress, although this has never happened to him before. His mom is doing the best she can at the moment. “Our best bet at the moment is that someone spots him and lets us know. “We are liaising with the South African embassy and the locals who have not given us much help,” he said. Spokesman for the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, NM Kgwete, said that the department is aware of the situation and is rendering consular assistance to the Daniels family.“His disappearance has been reported to the Vietnamese police and a missing person-case has been opened. “At this stage there has been no leads and his whereabouts remain unknown. “Efforts by the Vietnamese police to trace him are continuing,” he said.last_img read more

Ombudsman ordered to cut costs and improve satisfaction

first_imgThe super-regulator has laid down the law to the Legal Ombudsman with a tough new set of performance targets.In an exchange published today, the Legal Services Board outlines key targets the ombudsman’s office must meet from now until the end of the financial year.In the past, the ombudsman has consistently struggled to meet new targets for cost per case and user satisfaction.Where targets are not met, the LSB says a written explanation will be required and details of timetabled remedial action proposed.The LSB said it believes that a structural and management overhaul creates a risk of damage to the ombudsman’s performance and places current targets at risk, with adequate measures not yet in place to ensure improvement.The letter notes that ‘inherent structural features’ are likely to prevent significant improvements in performance.Richard Moriarty (pictured), chief executive of the LSB, said: ‘Placing these formal requirements on the [Office for Legal Complaints] is not a step the LSB has taken lightly. The intention is designed to support the OLC’s own ambition to see a step change in performance and to mitigate the possibility of unacceptable risks.’The LSB has insisted that average satisfaction rating of complainants and lawyers, regardless of the outcome of the case, must not fall below 40% in any quarter.According to the most recent annual report, for 2013/14, just 18% of complainants were satisfied in the final quarter of 2013. The previous quarter had seen lawyer satisfaction slip to 37%, while lawyer satisfaction was also below the 40% on average in the whole of 2012/13.The cost per case target appears even more difficult to achieve. Unit cost must not exceed £1,750 in any rolling quarter, according to LSB stipulations. But in 2013/14, the cost per case was £1,950 – the first year that this figure had dropped below £2,000. The ombudsman budgeted for a unit cost of £1,734 in 2014/15, but it is not known at this stage whether that was met.The final target, to resolve at least 60% of cases within 90 days, appears manageable, having been achieved in every month of 2013/14.In his response to the LSB, also published, OLC chair Steve Green said the organisation has already saved money by moving to new premises and implemented a new case management system. He accepted that the LeO may suffer ‘short-term impacts’ from the changes at the ombudsman, but these will ultimately ‘improve and strengthen’ the organisation.last_img read more