Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Appoints eCommerce Solutions Director

first_imgSAN ANTONIO — Dale Hopkins, vice president information technology for Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance (Alliance), has announced the creation of a new position and the addition of a new employee – Doug Wiggin, who will serve as the group’s new e-commerce solutions director. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Wiggin comes to the Alliance with 30 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket. During his lengthy career, Wiggin managed IT operations, software development, eCatalog design and communications architecture integration. In this newly created position, Wiggin will provide the overall guidance and structure for creating and maintaining the e-commerce roadmap to ensure that IT initiatives align with the architecture that provides maximum return on investment to Alliance shareholders. Working closely with Alliance information technology business partners, Wiggin will coordinate the development of highly competitive integrated supply chain solutions. He will drive the Alliance standards with Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper parts store and warehouse platform providers to expand e-catalog capabilities and connectivity.,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.  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.  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.last_img

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