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 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. SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Anthony Pratt, director of forecasting for the Americas at Polk, has been named president of the Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA). His two-year term begins Oct. 1. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Pratt has been active with the organization for a number of years and has served on the SAA board since 2008. He succeeds Laurie Harbour of Harbour Results. “I’d like to take the opportunity to thank Laurie for her guidance and leadership of SAA over some of the most challenging years in the automotive industry,” said Pratt. “I look forward to working with the SAA board to advance the Society’s mission to bring value to SAA members by keeping the organization at the forefront of the industry.” Pratt leads Polk’s expanding forecasting business in the U.S., leveraging 35 years of generating industry analysis globally. Polk leadership is pleased to support Pratt in his new role with SAA. “Anthony’s leadership and our other involvement with SAA create a forum for us to further engage with relevant parties that ultimately bring insights to our customers and other stakeholders. Anthony has a strong command of automotive business issues and we’re very proud of his selection and what it offers to those he consults,” said Kendra Rawls, Polk senior vice president. “We look forward to continuing to support the SAA organization in the future.”,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.