DEARBORN, MI — Visteon Chairman and CEO Peter Pestillo today extended condolences to the family of Robert Teeter, a member of the company’s board of directors who died Sunday after an illness at age 65. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Teeter had been a director of Visteon since the company became independent in June 2000, and was re-elected to the board on May 12. He was president of Coldwater Corp., an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based provider of consulting and research services. Prior to Coldwater Corp., Teeter held several senior management positions including president of Market Opinion Research from 1966 to 1987. During that time he coordinated public opinion polls for several Republican presidents and political candidates. At the time of his death, Teeter also served on the boards of the Bank of Ann Arbor, Kaydon Corp. and United Parcel Service, Inc. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Bob Teeter, whose leadership, foresight and strategic counsel have been hugely important to Visteon,” Pestillo said. “On behalf of Visteon’s 72,000 employees around the world, I offer my condolences to his wife Betsy and their family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.” _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.,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 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. 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 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. 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.
JASPER, Ind. — Jasper Engines & Transmissions has named Matt Weinzapfel vice president of engine manufacturing. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Weinzapfel’s duties will be to oversee the remanufacturing processes of the Gas Engine and Diesel Engine Divisions, as well as the Jasper Authentic Custom Drivetrains Division. “Matt was selected based on his recent experience as Diesel Division manager, and his prior work as manager of JASPER’s Crawford County operations,” said Mike Schwenk, executive vice president of production. “I appreciate the opportunity to serve the JASPER family in this new role,” said Weinzapfel. “It’s an exciting time at JASPER, due to solid sales growth and our recent move to 100 percent associate ownership. I look forward to working with all JASPER associates on our journey of continuous improvement.” Weinzapfel began his career at JASPER in May of 1994 working in branch auditing and accounting for four years. After that, Weinzapfel spent five years as general manager of JASPER’s Crawford County operations. Weinzapfel later spent three years as general manager of Gas and Diesel Engine operations for the Jasper and Crawford facilities, two years as a member of the JASPER Production System and, most recently, was Diesel Division manager for the past three years. In conjunction with Weinzapfel’s new appointment Ryan Dooley has been named Diesel Division manager. Dooley will oversee the day-to-day duties within the Diesel Division. Dooley began his JASPER career in July 1997, when he was assigned to the Gas Engine Failure Analysis Department. After that, Ryan spent 11 years in Customer Service, including two years as department manager. Since August of 2008, Ryan’s recent position has been manager of the Diesel Fuel Room, where he established JASPER’s Fuel Components Program in February of 2010.
Sam Boese, co-owner and brewmaster of Boese Brothers Brewery in front of the new establishment Tuesday at 145 Central Park Square. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.comUpdate: Boese Brothers Brewery reported this morning that due to unexpected delays, the brewery is now anticipating an August opening rather than July.By BONNIE J. GORDONLos Alamos Daily [email protected] hasn’t sat around with a friend or family member and a couple of beers, talking about opening your own brewery, club or bar?Well the Boese brothers didn’t just talk. Flash forward about 10 years and Boese Brothers Brewery is coming to Los Alamos. The Boese brothers, Sam and George, also have a Northeast Heights taproom in addition to their downtown brewery in Albuquerque, which they founded in 2014. They partner with New Mexico Hard Cider in Desert Dogs, a Santa Fe pub near the plaza.Boese is pronounced with a long o as in bow and a long e on the end as in zebra.“Occasionally, someone gets it right on the first try,” Sam said.Once you get the name down, Boese Brothers Brewery is pretty catchy.The new bar at 145 Central Park Square is undergoing renovations in the space formerly occupied by UnQuarked Wine Bar. A new marble bar has been installed and new tables, sporting the letter B had just been delivered Tuesday when the Los Alamos Daily Post spoke with Sam at the brewery.“We’re hoping for an early July opening,” Boese said. “We’re waiting on approval from the state, so I can’t say exactly when. The renovations are really coming along.”The new venue will serve the Boese Brothers beer, as well as cider from the New Mexico Hard Cider’s brewery. The Los Alamos location also will serve New Mexico wines, Boese said.“We’ll feature all of our beers on tap,” he said. “We brew between eight and 12 beers at a time, including seasonal beers. For summer, we’re brewing a watermelon sour beer and we have a grapefruit IPA coming.”The new brew pub also will serve food.“We have a great sandwich menu,” Boese said. “We serve hot and cold sandwiches as well as paninis. We’ll have favorites like Ruebens and lots of really great vegetarian choices. We make our own sauces and I promise you, these are great sandwiches.”The plan is to open in the early afternoon and close around 11 p.m., but Boese is leaving the door open to serving lunch and staying open later. The venue also will offer live music.“We’re hoping people will go barhopping and take in the various places in town,” he said.Imagine that, barhopping in Los Alamos.Boese is a graduate of the American Brewers Guild School and worked in several breweries before the brothers started their business, including one in China!He’s also a brand new resident of Los Alamos. Sam and his wife moved to town two months ago. He’s really enjoying his new hometown so far, he said.Hiring is underway at Boese Brothers Los Alamos location. They’re conducting interviews now, so interested people should get in touch soon.Email the brothers at [email protected] to set up an interview. To get a peak at the beer menu and learn more about Boese Brothers Brewery, visit boesebrothersbrewery.com.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Previously he was the southeastern regional director of the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau. He has been a member of the Groundwater Management Districts Association and the National Water Resource Association, where he presently serves as secretary and treasurer of the New Mexico chapter. STATE News: “Our water is our most precious natural resource,” Gov. Lujan Grisham said. “These individuals are tasked with upholding the people’s trust and providing for a sustainable future of that resource. My expectation is their diverse knowledge and expertise will serve New Mexicans well.” The governor appointed Aron Balok, Bidtah Becker, Greg Carrasco, Paula Garcia, Mike Hamman, Stacy Timmons and Tanya Trujillo. The governor re appointed, as chair, Mark Sanchez. The ninth member of the commission is, per statute, State Engineer John D’Antonio. Mike Hamman is the chief engineer and CEO at the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District, where under his leadership the district has improved drought resiliency for irrigators while meeting a broadening mission in environmental and recreational services. He has more than 35 years of public service specializing in water resource management. He has also worked as an area manager at the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in Albuquerque, as the executive director of the Trinity River Restoration Program in Weaverville, Calif., and as a water administrator at the Jicarilla Apache Nation, among other posts. SANTA FE ― Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday appointed seven new members to the Interstate Stream Commission and re-appointed an eighth. Gregory Carrasco is a farmer and rancher in Las Cruces who spent much of his career with Farm Credit Services of New Mexico and who brings an important agricultural perspective to water issues. In addition to multiple farming and cattle interests, he was the president and owner of a real estate title insurance agency and director with a company dealing in real estate and cattle operations in New Mexico and other regional states. He has served with the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association, the New Mexico State University Foundation and the Diocese of Las Cruces Foundation. Bidtak Becker was, through January, the executive director of the Navajo Nation Division of Natural Resources in Window Rock, Ariz. She has served in various roles at the Nation, including as assistant attorney general in the natural resources unit, representing the Nation’s interests in environmental matters, and as an attorney in the Nation’s Department of Justice water rights unit. She is a trustee at the Institute of American Indian Arts and has also served as board director for the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts and the UNM Law Alumni Association. Stacy Timmons is a hydrogeologist and program manager at the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, the state geologic survey, at New Mexico Tech in Socorro. Having worked on a variety of water issues over more than 15 years in New Mexico and with numerous publications, she currently manages the Aquifer Mapping Program, a group of researchers who work to address groundwater quantity and quality questions in New Mexico. Aron Balok is the superintendent of the Pecos Valley Artesian Conservancy District, where he has served for a decade, since 2009, overseeing all operations. Paula Garcia is the executive director of the New Mexico Acequia Association, where she has worked for more than 20 years, since 1998. Garcia is also the chair of the Mora County Commission and serves as a board member and was president of the New Mexico Association of Counties. She was previously a member and chair of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Minority Farmers Advisory Committee, appointed by former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Tanya Trujillo is the lower basin project director at the Colorado River Sustainability Campaign, where she coordinates efforts among state, federal, tribal and local agencies to promote efficient water management in Western states. She has previously been executive director of the Colorado River Board of California and counselor to the assistant secretary for water and science at the U.S. Department of the Interior. She also served as general counsel to the Interstate Stream Commission. Per state statute, the governor’s appointees must be representative of diverse major irrigation districts or sections of the state. At least one commissioner shall be a member of a tribe or pueblo. The appointees, who are not subject to state Senate confirmation, serve non-staggered six-year terms.
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 36 and an 80 percent chance of snow showers before noon, then rain and snow showers with new snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible. Tonight’s low around 23 and a 60 percent chance of snow showers likely with new snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. Courtesy/NWS
On the job in Los Alamos this morning are members of the New Mexico Department of Transportation road crew repairing the dip in the road in front of Kwik Lube on Trinity Drive. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
Age distribution. Shown is the number of diagnoses and the number of deaths by age group, as reported by the New Mexico Department of Health. Created by Eli Ben-Naim
GERALDINE “GERRY” MACHOVEC Aug. 14, 2020Geraldine “Gerry” Machovec, 96, passed away on August 14, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. Gerry was born in 1924 in a mining town in Minnesota’s Mesabi Iron Range. She was an avid photographer. Gerry’s interest in photography began in 1939 when her father gave her one of Eastman Kodak’s first 35mm cameras. Photography remained a lifetime love. She was raised in Duluth, Minnesota. Gerry lived in many places, including Illinois, Venezuela, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, New Mexico, and Colorado. She loved the Land of Enchantment; her home for almost 50 years.She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Carleton College in 1946 where she was an assistant photographer for the college yearbook, editor of her dormitory newspaper, and on the staff of The Carletonian newspaper. She completed a semester at the University of Mexico in 1945 and attended the Latin-American Institute in Chicago during 1947-48 while working in the Society for Visual Education’s Kodachrome Department. With her bilingual skills well developed, she moved to Caracas, Venezuela where she worked for Liquid Carbonic Venezolana. After that, her photography now had a Venezuelan twist, but quickly turned to “family” after she and Charles “Mac” Machovec married and had their three children before moving to Los Alamos, New Mexico in 1957.In Los Alamos, she turned her love of photography and writing into a job as a reporter and photographer for the Rio Grande Sun newspaper in Espan͂ola, New Mexico. Gerry said, “Taking photos for the Rio Grande Sun and spending hours in the darkroom developing black and whites from my twin-lens Rollei was fun, not work.” During her seven years as a reporter, Gerry received two E.H. Shaffer awards from the New Mexico Press Association statewide contests: first prize in the feature writing division and second prize for straight news writing.Her career as a reporter ended prematurely following an auto mishap and arm injury while en route to Guatemala in 1967 with the family in a Volkswagen Microbus camper. Fortunately, Bob Trapp, the editor and publisher of the Rio Grande Sun, opened the Hilltop Print Shop and Book Store in Los Alamos and invited Gerry to manage it. She went on to work at Ojo de Dios Books in Los Alamos before moving to Miami, Florida in 1975 to join Mac, who had taken a new job as an associate professor with the library at the University of Miami.Next came the Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs at the University of Miami, where Gerry was first editorial assistant, then assistant editor. She managed to find a way to fit her love of photography into the job by taking P.R. shots for the Center for Advanced International Studies. That and trips throughout the Caribbean, Central America, and South America with Mac were a photographic dream. She helped author Beverly Rush do research for The Complete Book of Seminole Patchwork, which was published in 1982. Gerry’s photographs appear in the book.Upon retirement from the University of Miami, Gerry and Mac returned to Los Alamos and then moved to Santa Fe following the 2000 Cerro Grande wildfire. Gerry enjoyed traveling with Mac and exhibiting her photographs.In 2018, Gerry moved to the Suites at Clermont Park in Denver, Colorado where she passed away peacefully.Gerry was preceded in death by her loving husband of 61 years, Mac. She is survived by three children, nine grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
By AARON WALKERIndependent Candidate Los Alamos County CouncilThroughout my campaign I have stated the need for honesty and transparency in our government, and it’s time for me to honor that need by having a discussion regarding mental health. I have been running my campaign at full steam since late May when I was trying to get on the ballot. Since then, it has been a roller coaster of emotions with some highs, lows, and a ton of anticipation.At times, my mental health has suffered under the weight of the self-induced pressure. I’ve questioned some of my strategies and wondered if I’ve done enough. I have had tremendous support from my wife, friends, and family that have been very encouraging throughout this whole process. I’ve bounced back with renewed motivation and vigor each time, but only because I have learned the tools I’ve needed over the years.Mental health is a big issue within our community, and it’s time that people in the spotlight start talking about it so that people (especially our youth) understand that it is okay to talk about it. Struggling with mental health is not a sign of weakness, and there is nothing “wrong” with it. We must find a way to make people comfortable talking about their struggles, and it starts with having this conversation publicly. Again, it is okay to not be okay.Los Alamos County has a myriad of services at its disposal regarding health services, including the health council. I would like to see those services leveraged to provide better mental health services within the county, especially to our teens and youth. I want to see if we can provide better services at the schools, as well as the teen center. We need more providers for mental health services for children within our community as well. We need to foster an environment that gives our teens and youth the tools they need to better confront mental health issues when they come up. These tools will prove extremely valuable as they navigate the waters of stepping into adulthood, and throughout their lives.It’s not just our youth that need better services. We need more/better services for the adults within our community as well. Again, that would mean finding more providers for these services and having a discussion at multiple levels on how to increase their availability. I also want to look at the possibility of “traveling” providers that could assist our senior population at our senior centers in Los Alamos and White Rock, as well as our senior housing locations.If we are to continue to have a wonderful community, we need to address the hard topics. We need to have discussions that may be hard to talk about. Mental health is one of those discussions. I will say right now that I struggle with mental health sometimes, and that is OKAY. It doesn’t define me or make me a weak person. It makes me human being with real emotions and real feelings. I am willing to discuss this openly and honestly, and it’s time we start erasing the stigma of mental health.
The cover of the new biography of Nobel Prize-winning chemist Harold Urey (1893–1981), The Life and Science of Harold C. Urey, by Matthew Shindell. Courtesy/LAHS Smithsonian Curator Matthew Shindell discusses Manhattan Project scientist Harold Urey online at 6 p.m., Oct. 13 as part of the Los Alamos Historical Society Lecture Series. Courtesy/LAHSLos Alamos Historical Society News:The community is invited to join the Los Alamos Historical Society online at 6 p.m., Oct. 13 for a fascinating look at the life of Manhattan Project scientist Harold Urey.Smithsonian Curator Matthew Shindell discusses how the Manhattan Project shaped Urey on his path from farm boy to scientific celebrity.Historical Society lectures are free, but registration is required to receive a Zoom link. Lectures are limited to 100 participants, so sign up early to reserve a spot.To register, visit www.losalamoshistory.org/events and follow the links to the EventBrite page.This talk draws from Shindell’s new biography of Nobel Prize-winning chemist Urey (1893–1981), The Life and Science of Harold C. Urey.Urey was one of the most famous American scientists of the 20th century and participated in some of the century’s most significant moments, including the Manhattan Project and NASA’s lunar exploration program.Shindell shines new light on Urey’s achievements and efforts to shape his public and private lives. He follows Urey through his orthodox religious upbringing, the scientific work that won him the Nobel Prize, and his subsequent efforts to use his fame to intervene in political, social and scientific matters.By exploring those efforts, as well as Urey’s evolution from farm boy to scientific celebrity, listeners can discern broader changes in the social and intellectual landscape of twentieth century America.Shindell is curator of Planetary Science at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. He co-hosts the museum’s podcast, AirSpace. He holds a PhD in History of Science and Science Studies from the University of California, San Diego, an MS in Biology and Society from Arizona State University, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.Shindell has taught at Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University, Georgetown University, the University of Southern California and UC San Diego.The lecture series will continue with a 6 p.m. presentation Nov. 17 when Alex Wellerstein will present “The ‘Best-Kept Secret of the War’? The Successes and Failures of Manhattan Project Secrecy.”The Los Alamos Historical Society lecture series is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Enterprise Bank & Trust, Member FDIC; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the New Mexico Humanities Council; and Robin and Richard McLean.The Los Alamos Historical Society preserves, promotes and communicates the remarkable history and inspiring stories of Los Alamos and its people for our community, for the global audience, and for future generations. More information about the Historical Society can be found at www.losalamoshistory.org.Stay up to date with the latest news from the Historical Society by following @LosAlamosHistory on Facebook and Instagram. Members make the work of the Historical Society possible. Become a member today at https://www.losalamoshistory.org/membership.html.