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OPTISELLER'S EXPANSION GOING STRONG INTO 2022 WITH MORE ESSENTIAL HIRES IN Q1
Scottish e-commerce experts Optiseller have started the year strong, continuing their ambitious growth plans with the appointment of Kamal Patel as Technical Lead, Tricia Wilson as Marketing Manager and Laura Cassidy as Content Marketing Specialist. Kamal Patel has a strong technical background, having worked for the likes of Nortel Network, Reuters, Goldman Sachs, as well as holding a key position as Head of IT at Hamilton Capital before starting his own software consulting business. Joining Optiseller seems to be the next natural progression in his journey in delivering great software solutions. Kamal explains: "My love for software started at a young age, programming games on the Amstrad CPC-464 in the late 80's. I've spent 25+ years delivering software solutions and collaborated with some amazing people along the way. Optiseller's commitment to quality data is part of what attracted me to the company, and I am delighted to now be part of a team dedicated to making store optimisation accessible to sellers of all sizes." Optiseller's new Marketing Manager, Tricia Wilson is an SEO, marketing and data specialist, who has previously worked with Yard, Tangible and Bigmouthmedia (Digitas). Wilson explains: "I started my career working as an SEO account manager within Bigmouthmedia where I discovered my love for digital marketing before moving on to end-to-end digital campaigns and web builds at Tangible. There, I grew my knowledge around more traditional marketing models. "I left Tangible to have my two boys then freelanced at a mix of agencies before jumping back into an in-house marketing role. I then moved to Yard, a marketing and data agency in Edinburgh as Senior Account Manager working on some interesting brands, projects and strategies. The team there really helped to shape the marketer that I am today. I then left to have my baby girl before joining Optiseller. It's a very exciting time for data and e-commerce and I'm delighted to be joining such an ambitious company and passionate team. I can't wait to help support the company's growth in the years to come." Laura Cassidy joined the company's growing marketing team this month. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Laura moved to Scotland almost a decade ago to complete her Master's in International Marketing at Edinburgh Napier. She has worked in marketing for the past 7 years, most recently as a Senior Marketing Executive at Fitwise Management. Laura is looking forward to taking on her next challenge and creating engaging and helpful content for Optiseller users. Cassidy comments: "it's inspiring to see how Optiseller has evolved over the past few years, and I am looking forward to being a part of a team of individuals who are passionate about making a positive impact within the world of e-commerce. Content and design are my passion and I am excited to put these skills to action with a company with such positive ethos." The Optiseller team will continue to expand over the next year and beyond to take on their plans to be the go-to marketplace experts globally. They are looking to fill a range of roles with experienced and enthusiastic team members. For more information, please visit www.optiseller.com
Claravine Grows Leadership Team with the Appointment of Olivia Mills, Senior Manager of People & Culture
Claravine, a pioneer in data integrity with its platform, The Data Standards Cloud, has expanded its senior leadership team with the appointment of Olivia Mills, who joins as the Senior Manager of People and Culture. Mills is responsible for supporting the aggressive growth goals of the company to double its headcount this year and to continue to build and amplify Claravine’s strong remote-first company culture, which is centered around a commitment to people development and customer focus. Claravine has a strong foothold in the marketing technology landscape, working with brands like Under Armour, Ancestry and Vanguard, among other Fortune 1000 companies. As part of its expansion this year, the company is planning to hire key roles for teams in the disciplines of customer success, product management & design, sales, business development, marketing, accounting & operations and engineering. Mills will be developing and executing against the growth strategy that focuses on team member empowerment, talent acquisition and recruitment, employee culture in the virtual-first environment as well as diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Claravine empowers a proactive approach to marketing measurement by activating data standards across people and technology – bridging the silos that limit speed and decisions. With a collaborative user interface and strategic integrations with top data management platforms such as Adobe and Google, The Data Standards Cloud platform enables global organizations to define, apply and connect standards across their ecosystem for faster decisions, greater agility and increased ROI. “Claravine’s unique solutions and robust growth strategy for the year ahead have been so inspiring to me. I am eager to find the best talent, build teams and help them grow, enabling the company to continue to be successful,” Mills said. “It’s my job to make sure every new and current employee feels like they have a place and a path forward with the company so that our culture ultimately speaks for itself.” Prior to joining Claravine, Mills served as a Human Resources Consultant for a Colorado-based financial service company where she developed initiatives and implemented processes across recruiting, hiring, onboarding and training, retention and development and DEI. Mills brings her experience in hiring top talent as well as assisting in all areas of change like company culture, compensation and performance reviews, management structure and training. Mills holds a Masters of Professional Studies from The George Washington University as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Olivia to our team,” said Verl Allen, CEO of Claravine. “As we continue on our growth journey, acquiring and developing talent is of the utmost importance. People are at the heart of everything we do. Olivia’s experience in leading with a people-first mindset, along with her integrity and candor, make her the ideal fit for our organization.”
Profile of Secretary BERNADETTE ROMULO-PUYAT
Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat is a product of the University of the Philippines where she graduated cum laude for her bachelor’s degree in Economics. She also pursued her master’s degree in Economics at the same institution. From 1994 to 2006, she was a lecturer at her alma mater. She served as an Economic Consultant to the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council from 2001 to 2002, and to the Presidential Management Staff from 2005 to 2006. Furthermore, she served as Deputy Cabinet Secretary at the Office of the President in 2006. In 2007, she was appointed Undersecretary at the Department of Agriculture where she handled special concerns, administration and finance, and agribusiness and marketing. Additionally, she headed various teams and committees on rural credit, trade and investment promotion, development assistance, international cooperation, organic agriculture, and gender and development. In May 2018, she was appointed Secretary of the Department of Tourism. Her focus is on sustainable tourism, increasing investments in the sector, enhancing programs for tourism infrastructure, as well as product and market development. During the CoVid-19 pandemic, Secretary Romulo-Puyat led efforts to boost the recovery of the tourism industry. She headed the crafting of the Philippines Tourism Response and Recovery Plan (TRRP), which laid out innovative strategies and programs for affected tourism stakeholders, including affordable capital loans for tourism enterprises, financial assistance for displaced tourism workers, and immediate vaccination of all active tourism workers. More so, her administration put great emphasis on developing sustainable tourism practices and activities, to ensure that Philippine resources are protected and available for the future generation. On top of everything, she persistently sought strong collaboration with partner agencies, local government units, and tourism stakeholders.
Peninsula Fiber Network Announces Anna Glinn and Shannon Black Join Upper Peninsula Team
Peninsula Fiber Network, LLC (PFN), a leading provider of fiber optic-based telecommunications and Next Generation 911 services throughout Michigan, Wisconsin, and parts of Minnesota today announced the addition of Anna Glinn and Shannon Black to its corporate sales team based in Marquette. Glinn is a graduate of Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations and Communications. She joins PFN with more than fifteen years of sales experience throughout the UP. She will be responsible for leading PFN’s sales efforts for the western half of the Upper Peninsula. Black is also a graduate of Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He joins PFN with more than twenty-five years of sales and leadership experience in telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, and other industries. He will be responsible for leading PFN’s sales efforts in the eastern half of the Upper Peninsula. Scott Randall, General Manager of Peninsula Fiber Network, stated, “PFN continues to grow and respond to a changing telecommunications world. Anna and Shannon will double our number of Regional Account Directors in the UP and will allow us to better serve our customers.”
SightGlass Vision Announces Andrew Sedgwick as CEO, Names Additional Executive Leaders
SightGlass Vision, the developer of innovative technologies to address the global myopia epidemic, has named three eye care industry veterans to executive leadership positions. This follows the recent finalization of a joint venture operating agreement for the business between CooperCompanies and EssilorLuxottica. Andrew Sedgwick has been appointed as chief executive officer. He was most recently senior vice president, Commercial Strategy for CooperVision. Sedgwick has also held posts as president of CooperVision’s European and Americas regions during his two decades with the company. François Bloquiau becomes chief financial officer. He previously was CFO of EssilorLuxottica Brazil after holding senior finance and management roles with Essilor as well as for major retail, entertainment and financial services corporations. Balthazar Masurel joins SightGlass Vision as vice president of Strategic Marketing. Most recently, he led global myopia control and presbyopia category marketing for Essilor. Before that, he spent eight years with Johnson & Johnson Vision in business development and marketing positions. In addition, three SightGlass Vision executives will continue to serve in their current roles: Peter Hones, PhD, as senior vice president of R&D & Technology, Vanessa Tasso as senior vice president of Regulatory & Quality, and Ed Caufield as vice president of IT. “Commercialization of Diffusion Optics Technology™ is progressing in collaboration with our distributors, including the first European launch in the Netherlands and planned introductions for other markets this year,” said Sedgwick. “We are backed by a talented and growing team recruited from across the eye care profession—including the senior leaders announced today—and will be adding even more people in the coming months.” Spectacle lenses using patent-protected SightGlass Vision™ Diffusion Optics Technology™️ incorporate thousands of micro-dots that softly scatter light to reduce contrast on the retina—a method intended to reduce myopia progression in children. The last several decades have seen a steady rise in the prevalence of myopia worldwide, notably under the effect of lifestyle changes. Today affecting 2.6 billion people globally, it is estimated that nearly 5 billion people – half the world’s population – will be myopic by 2050. Myopia is the leading cause of visual impairment in children and, over time, may contribute to an increased risk of developing permanent vision impairment, including macular degeneration, retinal detachment, cataract and glaucoma, and blindness associated with high myopia. ###  Spectacles with SightGlass Vision Diffusion Optics Technology™ are not approved for sale within the United States.  Holden et al. Global Prevalence of myopia and high myopia and temporal trends from 2000 through 2050. Ophthalmology 2016. 123(5):1036-42  Tideman JW et al. Association of axial length with risk of uncorrectable visual impairment for Europeans with myopia. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016;134:1355-1363
SMPTE Introduces 2022 Leadership
SMPTE®, the home of media professionals, technologists, and engineers, today introduced the board officers, regional governors, and governors-at-large serving terms on the SMPTE Board of Governors in 2022, as well as the standards, education, and membership directors appointed to serve in 2022. This leadership group will welcome SMPTE's next executive director, continue to reimagine how professionals access engineering documents and articles, and guide the Society in providing ongoing value and service to the industry. "It's exciting to see the Society's leadership evolving to better reflect and represent SMPTE's membership and the greater motion-imaging and media community," said SMPTE President Hans Hoffmann. "Addressing the interests and needs of this diverse community is an important part of keeping SMPTE a relevant and valuable entity in supporting the industry. The Society's 2022 SMPTE Board of Governors brings fresh perspectives to our work in empowering the industry to overcome creative and technical challenges and to build new innovations together." [New SMPTE Officers] Renard Jenkins, senior vice president, production integration and creative technology services at Warner Bros./WarnerMedia, has been appointed SMPTE executive vice president. Jenkins is splitting the 2021-22 term with Patricia Keighley of IMAX, and following one year as executive vice president. Rose Lockwood, global account director at Belden, has been appointed SMPTE membership vice president for the 2022-23 term and will succeed Jenkins, who was the former membership vice president. "As we move into 2022, we'll continue to look at the Society as a whole and our strategy for keeping SMPTE relevant as the technology and industry continues to change at breakneck speed," said Jenkins. "Being the first African American in the SMPTE EVP role, I'm eager to continue the work of casting a wider net with my SMPTE colleagues to make the Society a truly more inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome." SMPTE also welcomes Florian Schleich, senior software engineer, media systems, at Netflix, elected as SMPTE standards vice president, and congratulates Paul Stechly, president at Applied Electronics, in his reelection to the office of SMPTE finance vice president. Both will be serving 2022-23 terms. They join 2021-22 officers Hans Hoffmann (president), Patrick Griffis (past president), John Ferder (secretary/treasurer), and Michael Zink (education vice president). [New SMPTE Regional Governors] For the 2022-23 term, the Society has elected eight regional governors. Asia-Pacific Region Michael Day, Project Management Lead for Professional Media at Telstra Australia Canada Region Troy English, CTO and SVP of Product Development at Ross Video Group Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Central South American Region Dagmar Driesnack, Solution Manager at Rohde & Schwarz USA-Eastern Region David Long, Director/Associate Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology USA-Hollywood Region Kylee Peña, Manager of Creative Technologies Program Management at Netflix USA-New York Region Jeff Cohen, Director of Sales at Domo Broadcast Systems Thomas Mauro, Freelance Media Consultant USA-Southern Region Frank Torbert, Director of Technology at WKMG-Graham Media Group USA-Western Region Chris Lennon, Office of the CTO: Director of Standards Strategy at Ross Video Group Governors-at-Large For the 2022 term, the SMPTE Board has appointed four governors-at-large. Chaitanya Chinchlikar, Vice President & Business Head, Chief Technology Officer & Head of Emerging Media at Whistling Woods International Eric Gsell, Staff Engineer at Dolby Laboratories Jim Helman, CTO at MovieLabs Rich Welsh, Senior VP of Innovation at Deluxe [SMPTE Education, Membership, and Standards Directors] The SMPTE leadership team includes a total of 15 directors for 2022: SMPTE Education Directors Polly Hickling, Peter Ludé, Liz Pieri, Jaclyn Pytlarz, and Iris Wu; SMPTE Membership Directors Zandra Clarke, Sally Hubbard, Chris Lapp, Ian MacSpadden, and John Shike; and SMPTE Standards Directors Dean Bullock, Bruce Devlin, Sally Hattori, Thomas Kernen, and Pierre-Anthony Lemiuex. Biographies for all SMPTE officers, governors, and directors are available on the SMPTE website. More information about SMPTE is online at smpte.org
CoorsTek Announced as 2022 CIO 100 Award Winner
Foundry’s CIO has named CoorsTek as a 2022 CIO 100 Award winner. For more than 30 years, the CIO 100 Awards have recognized innovative organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of strategic and operational excellence in IT. “This year’s CIO 100 class demonstrates grit, innovation, and deep teamwork. Many projects are related to streamlining data flows and insights to drive the business, bringing innovations like the metaverse to life, and driving value during the pandemic in myriad ways,” said Anne McCrory, Group VP, Customer Experience & Operations, Foundry, formerly IDG Communications, Inc. “We are honored to showcase these achievements and the people behind them as we gather in person once again for a team-based experience at the CIO 100 Symposium & Awards in California in August.” CoorsTek received the 2022 CIO 100 Award – its second CIO 100 Award in two years – for the Model Plant initiative, an integrated systems strategy focused on increasing production operator efficiency, providing key metrics to manufacturing management and preparing CoorsTek for a future ERP implementation. “We are thrilled to receive a 2022 CIO 100 Award, an honor that truly reflects the commitment of the CoorsTek IT team to build efficiency into our manufacturing processes,” said Matt Mehlbrech, VP of Information Technology for CoorsTek. “The Model Plant consists of fully integrated systems such as ERP, manufacturing operations management (MOM), quality management systems (QMS), and machine connectivity, all coming together to provide a single, user-friendly console for the production operator. It gives insight to key performance indicators in real time, which means fewer errors within our processes and less time working through remediation. Our operations leaders are embracing the benefits of this system and looking forward to future, even greater, IT innovation on the plant floor.” About the CIO 100 Awards: The annual CIO 100 Awards celebrate 100 organizations and the teams within them that are using IT in innovative ways to deliver business value, whether by creating competitive advantage, optimizing business processes, enabling growth, or improving relationships with customers. The award is an acknowledged mark of enterprise excellence. Coverage of the 2022 CIO 100 award-winning projects will be available online at CIO.com. About CIO: CIO focuses on attracting the highest concentration of enterprise CIOs and business technology executives with unparalleled peer insight and expertise on business strategy, innovation, and leadership. As organizations grow with digital transformation, CIO provides its readers with key insights on career development, including certifications, hiring practices and skills development. The award-winning CIO portfolio provides business technology leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT’s role in achieving business goals. CIO is published by Foundry (formerly IDG Communications, Inc.). Company information is available at http://www.foundryco.com
BNZSA hires Intel veteran to provide technical consultancy
Intel veteran, Marc Beckers, joins BNZSA to provide expert technical consultancy and training. After 23 years as a technical consultant at Intel, Beckers has been hired to provide technical advice, coaching and the benefit of his wealth of experience of existing and modern technologies and architectures to BNZSA’s senior Business Development Representatives (BDRs). Leading European B2B marketing agency, BNZSA has appointed Marc Beckers as IT Training & Onboarding Consultant, to oversee technical training and coaching of its specialist Business Development Representatives (BDRs). Beckers is the latest senior hire for BNZSA, that recently appointed a new Chief Operating Officer to help underpin the company’s stellar growth trajectory, and has been brought in as part of the company's significant investment in training and development it has provisioned for 2022 and beyond. Founder and CEO of BNZSA, Brahim Samhoud said: “One of the reasons we have a 95% client retention rate at BNZSA is we invest heavily in training our teams and have a massive emphasis on quality control. “When speaking to prospects about innovative technologies and new architectures it is vital that our BDRs are speaking the same language. And with 25 native language speaking teams not only are we speaking the right language for the region we are speaking in the language of ITDMs. “The addition of Marc to our team ensures our teams are equipped with the right technical know-how and can confidently present complex products and solutions on behalf of our clients to those ITDMs.” Samhoud said. Beckers, a 23-year veteran from Intel is the second hire from the semiconductor giant following the appointment of Paul Stacey as UK Country Manager in 2020 and joins a management team that has been tempered at leading industry firms such as Oracle, Accenture, Dell, Foundry (IDG) and Harte Hanks. Speaking about his appointment Beckers said: “I´m excited to join BNZSA. I look forward to using my technical and coaching skills to bring training and development of BDRs to the next level.
Goodway Group Appoints Agency Veteran, Laurel Collins, as VP of Media Planning
Goodway Group, a leading data-driven and technology enabled digital media and marketing services firm, has appointed industry veteran Laurel Collins as Vice President of Media Planning. Collins will oversee the media planning function at Goodway Group, establishing best practices for optimizing media investments to support clients' business strategies and goals. In her new role, Collins will be responsible for discerning how the agency can best implement clients' media strategy at a tactical level to increase performance. This will include partnering with the other leadership team members across strategy, customer experience, and activation to streamline internal processes. Collins will also work closely with the Media Planning teams to craft plans that consider the right audience profile, environment and time to expose them to key messaging, as well as the strengths and limitations of different media channels and conveying the strongest messages. Under her leadership, Goodway Group planners will have access to the support and tools necessary to develop, execute and measure client projects and campaigns effectively and efficiently. "This is an exciting time in Goodway Group's trajectory. As a long-time follower of the company's success and, at times, a client, I have always been impressed by the high-performing leadership and work," said Collins. "I look forward to working alongside Goodway Group's team of media planning experts to develop award-winning, data-led integrated media plans that solve clients' complex problems, drive growth and exceed their business goals." Collins joins Goodway Group with more than two decades of experience leading high-performing, cross-functional teams of experts in paid search, paid social, programmatic, connected TV, ad ops and analytics. A performance media and digital branding strategist, she brings with her a proven track record of building teams and exceeding aggressive revenue targets through ecommerce strategy and cross-functional digital and data expert integration. Collins will report directly to Jay Friedman, President, Goodway Group. Previously, Collins served at Publicis as National Head of Digital & Technology before being appointed to establish Publicis Media's Commerce consulting practice. Prior to this, she was National Head of Digital for Dentsu Australia. Her senior leadership roles in both holding companies and boutique agencies have driven the growth for household brands such as Samsung, Energizer, Oakley, Aldi, Fiat Chrysler Jeep, Prodigy Education, University of Phoenix, Care International, Reckitt Benckiser, Diageo, Bayer and many others. As VP of Media Planning, Collins will tap into this experience to provide a streamlined guide for structured media expansion. "Laurel has extensive expertise in digital marketing operations, digital transformation consulting and maximizing global teams to drive solutions. As we continue expanding our media strategy, she will be instrumental in positioning our planners as elites in the industry and further cementing Goodway Group as a strategic and thoughtful planning partner," said Jay Friedman, President of Goodway Group. "We are thrilled to have such an innovator join the leadership team and help drive growth for Goodway Group and our clients."
Bacula Systems Appoints CTO to Further Accelerate Technological Innovation in Next Growth Phase
Accelerating its leadership in highly secure backup and recovery for large enterprises and government agencies, Bacula Systems today announced that Jorge Gea has joined the executive team as Chief Technology Officer. Gea will be responsible for inspiring and growing Bacula's technical teams, further accelerating the businesses' technical achievements and delivering the world class secure technology for which Bacula has become renowned and awarded. Gea will lead the innovation agenda and technology roadmap for Bacula Systems, bringing deep technical experience with a background in software engineering, infrastructure, and software architecture. Bacula Systems Chairman, and original founder of both Bacula.org and Bacula Systems, Kern Sibbald, said “Jorge is the right person to oversee Bacula’s technical strategy as we move to a new phase of growth. Government agencies and other mission-critical organizations are deploying Bacula to take advantage of its capabilities in highly secure data backup and recovery, and Jorge will ensure its features and qualities will continue to bring them the heightened level of protection needed today and into the future.” CEO Frank Barker commented, “We are very pleased to welcome Jorge to the executive team. Jorge's expertise, talent and ability to bring together global teams will help Bacula to further build on its success in protecting government agencies, MSPs, HPC and ISVs, as we convert their IT departments from legacy platforms to Bacula’s highly secure, modern backup and recovery solution. After a busy year of new technology releases from Bacula, more cutting edge backup and recovery developments will be announced soon.” "I am thrilled to be joining Bacula Systems, a company with a long heritage of innovation and security that is stable, profitable and highly innovative in the industry,” said Gea. “I look forward to working with our leadership, engineers, developers, customers, and partners as we focus on delivering a solution that provides unified, highly scalable backup and recovery, with ransomware detection for physical, virtual, container and hybrid cloud environments.” Bacula Systems customers include NASA, Texas A&M University, Swisscom, Sky and many more.
Simpay Taps Industry Veteran to Lead Payroll Sales Channel
Simpay, a full-service payments, payroll, and POS provider, appoints William Ford to head its Payroll & HR sales channel. “Our mission has always been to offer our business clients a product suite that truly makes their outsourced business solutions simple, transparent, and affordable”, said Lazaros Kalemis, Simpay’s Founder and CEO. “Simpay has been providing payroll & HR services to our clients for several years now and we know employee management is complex, and a source of frustration for most small and medium sized businesses. Will is a veteran of the payroll & HR space and understands how to develop a best in class HCM program. He’s the right person, in the right seat, doing the right job and I’m thrilled he’s here.” In his role as VP of Payroll Sales, Mr Ford is directly responsible for building and leading a national sales team focused on Payroll & HR services, while integrating this across all sales channels and partnerships. “I’m excited to expand our HCM offering and bring Simpay’s industry-leading solutions to our clients. Small, medium and enterprise businesses need an end-to-end solution to manage their human resources, payroll, and employee benefits.”, commented William Ford. “My team and I are committed to helping businesses across North America manage their HCM needs, so they can get back to doing what they do best - growing their businesses.”
Global issues call for global solutions: the WEEE Forum expands with five new members
The WEEE Forum continues to make a real impact as an international association that brings together Producer Responsibility Organisations (PROs) from across the world. It is the only organisation of its kind, that focusses on electronic waste matters. Continuing its global expansion, the company has announced that five PROs have joined recently, bringing its membership to 46 spread over six continents, its highest ever. The organisation celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, which coincides with 20 years of the EU Directive, the world’s first (and only) supranational WEEE legislation based on EPR principles. In the context of worldwide e-waste levels continuing to rise by around 3% per annum – and expected to reach in excess of 74 million tonnes in 2030 according to UN research – attracting new organisations not only reflects the desire of the WEEE Forum to spread best practice and engage with actors in all parts of the world, it also shows the commitment of the growing global movement to ensuring that e-waste is collected and treated responsibly. This paves the way for a Global EPR approach in the future which would align the worldwide policy on the e-waste issue. The new members bring expertise in very specific areas. PV CYCLE Consorzio Italia and PV CYCLE UK are the first photovoltaics-only PROs in the WEEE Forum. Their voice will be crucial in the discussions around meeting the EU collection targets based on the 'put on the market' (POM) principle. The targets do not specify a special category for PV panels and while significant amounts of photovoltaic panels are being installed (POM) in Europe every year, they are not yet arising as waste in significant quantities due to the long lifespan of these products and recent market penetration. Read more on the topic in this paper. Lightcycle SA NPC is one of the few PROs in the WEEE Forum that predominantly collects lamps and associated lighting equipment in addition to electrical and electronic waste and associated packaging. Founded in 2018, the mission of Lightcycle SA NPC is to establish and facilitate on behalf of all its producers an environmentally sound and efficient take-back scheme within South Africa. ARCwaste is a young EPR organisation created in 2020 which implements circular economy in Romania while MoldControl is the representative of 120 producers of electrical and electronic equipment in Moldova, Romania's eastern neighbour. Its membership was facilitated by the WEEE Forum’s twinning initiative which sees an experienced PRO, in this case ECOTIC of Romania, partnering with a new member to pass on knowledge and expertise. "The WEEE Forum is at the forefront of turning the extended producer responsibility principle into an effective electronic waste management policy approach through our combined knowledge of all management aspects of collection, logistics, de-pollution, processing, preparing for reuse and reporting of e-waste” says Pascal Leroy, WEEE Forum’s Director General. “Through initiatives such as International E-Waste Day we have seen that e-waste is becoming an issue of great concern at global level. Therefore, we are even more pleased to share our expertise with our new members, but also to benefit from the experience they bring to the association”. On 7 December this year the WEEE Forum will organise an international, 20th anniversary, ‘EPR Grand Challenge conference’ in Brussels to provide a strategic foresight for the future of the e-waste sector.
Lightbridge CEO Seth Grae to Participate in Panel Discussion at SXSW 2022
Lightbridge Corporation (Nasdaq: LTBR), an advanced nuclear fuel technology company, announced that President and CEO Seth Grae will participate in a panel at SXSW called “Fueling the Future Food System; People, Power & Purpose” on Friday, March 18 at 11:40 am CT (12:40 pm ET). The panel will be moderated by Dr. Sweta Chakraborty, President of We Don’t Have Time U.S., and an Independent Director and Chair of the ESG Committee of the Board of Lightbridge. Mr. Grae will also participate in investor meetings throughout the event. The panel is part of Future of Food, an official SXSW event spanning two full days of programming on March 17 and 18 at the SXSW Center. The event will bring together a diverse group of experts, leaders, and visionaries who are challenging society to think about how our food and agricultural systems will need to adapt to new pressures and what technologies and innovations, including in energy, will help us feed the world while combating climate change and conserving the earth’s natural resources. All events are open to the public in person with registration at the SXSW Center in Austin, TX., and free virtually through its livestream broadcast and the We Don’t Have Time website. To learn more about the Future of Food at SXSW 2022, visit https://thefutureoffood.at/ To view the Future of Food Livestream, visit https://thefutureoffood.at/march12/ Mr. Grae has made several media appearances, discussing the ongoing situation in Ukraine, as well as how the innovative technology of Lightbridge Fuel™ makes nuclear power safer: Fox Business Network’s “The Claman Countdown” hosted by Liz Claman on March 11, 2022 “The World,” public radio’s longest-running daily global news program on March 11, 2022 AM 640 Toronto’s “The Kelly Cutrara Show” hosted by Kelly Cutrara on March 10, 2022 Fox Business Network’s “Cavuto: Coast to Coast” hosted by Neil Cavuto on March 4, 2022 Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria” hosted by Maria Bartiromo on March 4, 2022 Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” hosted by Sean Hannity on March 3, 2022 Newsmax-TV's “John Bachman Now” hosted by John Bachman on March 3, 2022 TD Ameritrade Network’s “Market On Close” hosted by Oliver Renick on February 25, 2022 NBC News - February 25, 2022 Newsy – February 24, 2022
Shopping Leader Slickdeals Hires First Female in C-Suite Using Mogul’s Retained Executive Search Services
Slickdeals, the only shopping platform powered by millions of avid shoppers, today announced that it has hired its first female member of the C-suite. Erin O’Malia Gehan, will now serve as Chief Marketing Officer. The online deal site used Mogul’s executive recruiting services to hire Gehan as part of its retained search strategy. “We are excited to welcome Erin to our team. She has the perfect mix of experience to help support our goal of helping savvy shoppers win at shopping, and we are confident that she will be a great asset to Slickdeals,” said Josh Meyers, CEO, Slickdeals. Gehan, based in Los Angeles, CA, will oversee marketing, business development, and sales at Slickdeals. Gehan’s prior experience includes serving as Senior Vice President of Marketing at eHarmony, CMO of Candy Club and Vice President of Marketing at Pharmavite. Gehan holds a Masters in Business Administration from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Southern California. Though Slickdeals has used Mogul for other placements, this is the firm’s first C-Suite placement with the HR disruptor, which is also one of the fastest-growing online resources for diverse talent. “Hiring a Chief Marketing Officer is an important undertaking, and thanks to Mogul’s 5-step, fully diversified search processes, the process was a smooth one. We knew we were in good hands,” said Daniel Choi, Senior Vice President of People at Slickdeals.
Dr. Mary Kovach Receives National Meritorious Service Award from Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America
Dr. Mary Kovach Receives National Meritorious Service Award fromOrder Sons and Daughters of Italy in America® Cincinnati, Ohio – On February 12, 2022, Dr. Mary Kovach, among four others, was awardedthe National President’s Meritorious Service Award from Robert (Bob) Bianchi, Esq., theNational President of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America® (OSDIA). The Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America® (OSDIA), established in 1905, is the largestand oldest national organization for men and women of Italian heritage in the United States. TheMeritorious Service Award is the highest honor the National President can bestow upon a personwho has demonstrated excellence on behalf of advancing the interests of the Order Sons andDaughters of Italy in America. Dr. Kovach advises OSDIA’s national office located inWashington D.C., serves on a number of national committees, and is the Orator for theCincinnatus Lodge #1191 in Cincinnati, Ohio (established in 1923). Dr. Kovach, a Cleveland, Ohio native, is an associate professor with 15 years of Fortune 500experience, several publications, and awards. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from BaldwinWallace University, her MBA from Cleveland State University, and her Ph.D. from MiamiUniversity (Ohio). Dr. Kovach created a YouTube channel entitled “Dr. K - The ManagementProfessor” and in 2021, released a book entitled “ROCKSTAR Manager: From Theory toPractice,” Foreword by Rocco DiSpirito, award-winning chef, author, and businessman.Additionally, Dr. Kovach celebrated her Italian heritage by releasing her first cookbook, “Don’tCut the Basil: Five Generations of Authentic Italian Recipes” in December 2020 with hercousins. During their digital launch weekend on Amazon, their cookbook earned #1 Best Sellerin four countries (the United States, Italy, Canada, and the United Kingdom) for a total of 34Best Seller categories and earned twelve #1 placements.
MISHA MCCLURE TO LEAD DE AND CI PROGRAMS AS COMCAST HOUSTON’S NEW DIRECTOR OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Misha McClure will lead the Comcast Houston region’s digital equity and community impact programs as the new Director of External Affairs. In this role, McClure will partner with community organizations to help advance Comcast Houston’s position as a digital equity leader through legacy programs that provide important resources residents and business owners need to be successful in a digital world. In 2021, Comcast invested more than $3.5M in Houston-area community organizations and local digital equity programs. “Serving others has always been a big part of who I am,” McClure said. “I’m thrilled to advance our life-changing efforts to close the digital divide and lift-up income-constrained families with affordable and reliable high-speed broadband service. I’m also looking forward to working with our non-profit partners to further our shared efforts that help so many residents and customers.” McClure is a proven public relations and community affairs leader with more than 15 years of experience. McClure joined Comcast nearly nine years ago. In her previous role as External Communications Manager, she created compelling and engaging content for a wide variety of audiences, including amplifying digital equity and community impact efforts through traditional, influencer and social media. Internally, McClure launched the Houston region’s MyAbilities Employee Resource Group and completed numerous leadership development courses. “Misha has worked tirelessly to empower our community with information and programs that have truly made a difference,” Toni Beck, Comcast Houston’s Vice President of External Affairs, said. “In her new role, Misha will continue that work while also blending in her infectious passion for building partnerships that will make the Houston region a more equitable place to live and work.” McClure received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She serves on the Board for Easter Seals of Greater Houston. She is a member of the Public Relations Society of America – Houston chapter and the National Association of Black Journalists. In her free time, Misha enjoys traveling with her family. She volunteers with organizations to help them optimize and grow their brand. To learn more about Comcast’s digital equity and community impact programs, visit houston.comcast.com
Delphix appoints Robert Stevenson as VP Japan Operations
Delphix, the industry leading data company for DevOps, today announced the appointment of Robert Stevenson as VP of Japan Operations. Stevenson will be tasked with leading Delphix’s next phase of growth in Japan and building a team to accelerate business in the world's third largest economy. “Robert brings unparalleled local market and leadership experience, and will play a pivotal role as we scale Delphix in Japan,” said Steven Chung, President, Worldwide Field Operations at Delphix. “Data automation, speed, and security are critical for organizations to support DevOps and digital transformation.” Stevenson brings more than three decades of entrepreneurial and leadership roles in technology organizations to the Delphix business in Japan – with experience in both scale-ups and established technology players. He has served various leadership positions within the Japanese market at BEA, EMC-Dell, Lenovo, and Avaya, and spearheaded the growth of startups such as Documentum, Tanium, and Sumo Logic. “Delphix is already growing in the Japan market, and we’re only scratching the surface of opportunities to use data to fuel true digital transformation,” said Stevenson. “I’m excited to combine my experience in the Japan market with Delphix’s mission to unlock the data potential for companies. We want to help every company transform into a data company.”