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. 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. KALAMAZOO, MI — Eaton Corp. has appointed Curt Hutchins to vice president and president of its Heavy Duty Transmission Division, effective April 1. Hutchins had been vice president and general manager of Eaton’s Clutch Division. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “In the three years that Curt has led the Clutch division, the business has grown substantially,” said James Sweetnam, Eaton senior vice president and president – Truck Group. “He led a very significant restructuring of the Clutch business model during the past two years and has brought focus to key global opportunities.” Prior to his Clutch position, he served as general manager of Eaton’s Automated and Fleet Transmission Products business unit, part of the Truck Group’s Heavy Duty Transmission Division. Hutchins joined Eaton in 2003 from Waterpik Technologies, where he served as vice president of operations. Previously, he held a number of progressively responsible positions at Parker Hannifin, culminating as executive team leader and plant manager at Parker’s Abex NWL Aerospace Division. Hutchins began his career at Textron Inc. Hutchins holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Lawrence Technology University in Michigan, and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. For more information about Eaton Corp., visit: http://www.eaton.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 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.