Snowy scene this morning on the Main Hill Road … motorists are urged to proceed with caution. Photo by Wendy Hime
Opus Intelligent Vehicle Support (IVS) has announced two new additions to its team.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementBob Augustine has joined the Opus IVS division as vice president of business development. Augustine will be responsible for developing new business in the diagnostic and collision markets, integrating offerings from Drew Technologies, Autologic and Farsight Diagnostic platforms and professional support services. In 1997, Augustine went to work as a factory representative for Vetronix Corp, based in Santa Barbara, California, which was a global supplier to General Motors, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Suzuki and Isuzu for diagnostic scan tools. Vetronix was purchased in 2003 by ETAS/Bosch, and Augustine had roles of business development, product management and national account manager while at ETAS/Robert Bosch. In 2009, Augustine accepted a position as technical training manager with Christian Brothers Automotive (CBA), an automotive repair franchisor, based in Houston. While at CBA, Augustine was instrumental in implementing an OEM tool program, including an in-house technician forum and comprehensive training curriculum.Karen Wilmoth has joined the Drew Technologies product management team with a focus in licensing and OEM relationship development. Wilmoth will be responsible for working with OEMs to support the growth of Drew Technologies’ OEM tool offerings to the independent aftermarket. Wilmoth has an education in manufacturing engineering and extensive background in automotive technical information and data licensing. Wilmoth started her career at McDonnell Douglas as an industrial engineer and spent the last 25 years working for Toyota North America, in the service support side of product quality, with assignments in administration, publishing and the technical compliance group.Advertisement“I am extremely excited to welcome both Bob Augustine and Karen Wilmoth to our team,” said Brian Herron, president of Opus Intelligent Vehicle Support. “I have worked professionally with both individuals for over a decade. I believe that Bob Augustine’s experience, technical background and industry knowledge will have a big contribution towards the development and launch of future remote services and diagnostic offerings. We are focused on creating new products and services to address the needs of professional technicians working on complex, intelligent vehicles. Karen Wilmoth’s experience and focus on licensing will help us continue to bring OEM capabilities thru standards, partnerships, and licensing. Our family continues to grow as we prepare to address the next set of challenges facing technicians.”
Infor, the industry cloud company, today announced that Boskalis, a provider of dredging and maritime solutions, has selected Infor CloudSuite™, a fully integrated, cloud-based solution suite delivering leading-edge core ERP, integration, social, and analytic capabilities. Boskalis has transitioned over the last years from a dredging company to an integrated maritime service provider.Infor CloudSuite will enable Boskalis to focus on implementing a fit for purpose backbone for the core activities in its growth plan rather than its IT infrastructure.The solution offers Boskalis enhanced flexibility and the opportunity to reduce costs while benefiting from higher availability, by leveraging the global infrastructure of AWS for its worldwide operations.“The technology we have to deal with is becoming more complex,” said Rien Krijger, ICT director at Boskalis. “The decision to build knowledge in our own team or to extract it from Infor, which offers all specializations together as a service, was simple. We are moving away from the principle to do everything by ourselves, in-house, so our team can focus more on maximizing the business value for its own organization.”“Our business operates globally on a project-based structure, and we do not stay in one location for a long time, e.g. the expansion of the Suez Canal which is executed with our partners Van Oord, NMDC and Jan de Nul. Infor CloudSuite meets all our requirements, such as interoperability with third-party systems, easy management and connections to on-premise applications. Therefore, the connection with other systems, such as our mobile platform, can be realized quickly and easily. Yet it also provides the desired performance, and we can rely on Infor’s 24×7 support – something we could never have realized with our own team at acceptable costs.”Boskalis will complete this project through the Infor UpgradeX program, which provides a simple, predictable path to help customers upgrade from on-premise applications to the Infor Business Cloud. Companies like Boskalis can leverage existing Infor investments to migrate to the 10x-enabled versions of Infor applications in the cloud, helping them to reduce associated costs and risks, and minimize disruption to daily operations.Boskalis will begin implementing Infor CloudSuite in the Netherlands and expects its first users to be operational in 2016. When most of the Netherlands is operational, the deployment will spread to Boskalis locations globally over the course of the next years.Included in the suite of applications are Infor LN, Infor ION®, Infor Ming.le™, Infor Expense Management (XM) and Infor Dynamic Enterprise Performance Management (d/EPM).
Share Share Sharing is caring! Tweet Press ReleaseMarigot, Dominica, January 24th, 2018…The Marigot Development Corporation (MDC), has secured a sports scholarship for Keyon Burton to attend college in the United States, under the Sports component of its “Study in the US Program”. Keyon is now a student-athlete at the Iowa Western Community College (IWCC). He has decided to major in Business Administration.The IWCC head coach is very excited to have Keyon join his team. He sees Keyon as a very good prospect and is anticipating success for him in the upcoming NJCAA Outdoor Competition. Kenyon is the gold medalist of the 2017 CARIFTA Games in the javelin event and joins Zellie Charles and Chelsey Linton in the MDC program. The Sports component of the “Study in the US Program” targets mainly performing student-athletes of the WESMAR Rangers Athletic Club, with the ability to leverage their talents into US college opportunities. Michael Pascal, Coordinator, says he is very pleased that the MDC was able to secure an athletic scholarship for a third youth of the community. He recognizes all the persons in Keyon’s life and MDC’s extended network who have made this possible. At the top of his list are Keyon’s mother, Ms. Claire Burton and Mr. Godwin Dorsette, coach of the WesMar Rangers, without whom Keyon’s achievements as a student-athlete would not be possible.Special thanks go to MDC’s network of supporters, who provided gear and other supplies for Keyon’s transition into the NJCAA system. Mention is made of the MCCU, Grace Foundation, Brian Linton, Jeff Pascal, Byron Winston, Arthur Riley, Maysill Pascal, Damon Jno. Baptiste and Tarik Pascal. The MDC looks forward to stellar performances both on and off the field from Keyon. We commit to sharing his progress with you. Share 103 Views no discussions EducationLocalNewsSportsTertiary Keyon Burton receives MDC Sports Scholarship by: – February 7, 2018
Soccer By KILA NAO The Fuzzy Wuzzy soccer tournament along the Owen Stanley Range, Central Province, has been boosted with a presentation of K10,000 to the organisers by the Kairuku-Hiri MP Peter Namea Isoaimo recently. More than 800 players, including team officials and supporters from villages in Efogi (hosting village), Manari, Launumu Woridi, Kagi, and Naduri villages along the Kokoda Track attended the five-day event. The communities on the Koiari mountains got together to participate in sports to ensure they continue prosper. Tournament chairman Uale Batia thanked Isoaimo for making time available for his people and coming up with such a gesture is an indication of a true leader. “Most of the youths play soccer and we are grateful to have received this gesture. It has boosted our confidence to play to the best of our ability. “The MP has demonstrated what a true leader is capable of doing and we thank him for having time and to have come and visit us at Mount Koiari, especially the villages along the Kokoda Track. “The money will be used to buy sports equipment and other sporting accessories in the long run,” said Batia. Isoaimo said in a brief presentation that sports brought everyone together to build friendship and relationship that will last for a very long time.