Art Richardson Joins AIM as Southern California Sales Rep

first_imgDeMoulpied 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. 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.  RANCHO CORDOVA, CA – Art Richardson, a 49-year veteran of the automotive aftermarket, has joined AIM as the company’s southern California sales representative. For the past 16 years, Richardson owned his own manufacturers’ representative firm, Specialized Sales (originally known as Mr. Reman), based in southern California. Richardson began his aftermarket career working in an auto parts store as a counterman and store manager. He later worked for Motors Inc./Cardis, a warehouse distribution company that specialized in remanufactured parts. He served in a variety of capacities with the company including product manager and sales manager. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “Art brings a wealth of experience to AIM in remanufactured products,” said Chris Love, national sales and marketing manager, AIM. “His deep understanding of what customers want and need will be a vital asset to our sales efforts.” Richardson lives in Victorville, CA, and has been married to wife Eveline for 39 years. They have three children and four grandchildren. From 1978 to 1992, Richardson was an active volunteer with AYSO – The American Youth Soccer Organization, eventually becoming the area director for the AYSO Area 11-L South Orange County Chapter. His outside interests include ATV’s, street rods, woodworking and spending time with family. For more information about AIM, visit:,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 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. last_img

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