PITTSBURGH — PPG Industries has announced the appointment of Anup Jain as vice president, strategic planning and corporate development, effective Jan. 1, 2011. Jain will join the company’s operating committee and report directly to chairman and CEO Charles Bunch at PPG’s global headquarters in downtown Pittsburgh. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “Anup brings a broad range of experience to this important strategic role, which will be instrumental to PPG as we continue to grow and expand our businesses globally,” Bunch said. “It’s my pleasure to welcome Anup to PPG and my leadership team.” Jain previously held the positions of vice president and general manager, global test and measurement, and director, strategy, for Honeywell Corp. From 2002 to 2004, he was an operating principal with Three Cities Research, a private equity firm, serving on its board of directors and working with top management at portfolio companies to drive turnaround and growth. Jain worked from 1997 to 2002 with McKinsey and Co., where he developed expertise in pricing and product strategies. He began his career with IBM Corp. as a systems sales engineer, and later became manager, strategy/business development, retail solutions. Jain attended the University of Michigan, where he graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in computer and electrical engineering and earned a master of business administration degree. He assumes leadership for PPG’s strategic planning from Aziz Giga, PPG vice president, strategic planning, and treasurer, who will continue to serve as vice president and treasurer and as a member of PPG’s operating committee. Advertisement “Aziz has done an extraordinary job leading the treasury and strategic planning functions for PPG since 2007, during one of the most challenging business and financial periods in the company’s history,” Bunch said. “His keen intellect and broad range of knowledge and experience contribute to PPG’s success well beyond his functional responsibilities.”
The company’s letting requirements will equate to more than 5m sq ft. The £1.5bn discount furniture chain already has 1,350 stores in 31 countries and kicks off its aggressive UK expansion plans this week.Jysk began its search in the UK last year and appointed DTZ to advise. It has this month opened its first two stores of 10,200 sq ft and 10,100 sq ft respectively in Lincoln and Mansfield. It is also set to open a store in York’s Clifton Mall in June and is considering Blackburn as its fourth location. Entry to the UK will cost the company more than £50m.
“Andy Warhol with Brillo Boxes, Stable Gallery, 1964.” Independent/Gift of the Estate of Fred W. McDarrahWhite RoomBridgehampton’s White Room Gallery presents “Splash,” on view through February 10, with an opening reception on Saturday, January 12, from 5 to 7 PM.The show features photographer Lynn Savarese, painter Heidi Rain, and a group show consisting of works in variety of mediums, styles, and subjects that were inspired by the word “splash.”Figuratively SpeakingThe Grenning Gallery in Sag Harbor presents the group show “Figuratively Speaking.” The show will run January 11 through February 3. Artists include Ben Fenske, Ramiro, Stephen Bauman, Alyssa Monks, Kelly Carmody, and others.Gallery TalkThe work of Fred McDarrah, the iconic Village Voice staff photographer who chronicled the New York culture scene for nearly 50 years, will be the subject of an illustrated talk by Alicia Longwell, Parrish Art Museum Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Chief Curator, on Friday, January 11, at 6 PM.“Into the Artist’s World: The Photographs of Fred W. McDarrah,” currently on view at the museum, presents 27 portraits of artists who are represented in the Parrish collection and contributed to the rich creative legacy of the East End. A related exhibition features 19 works by the artists themselves.ILLE ArtsAmagansett’s ILLE Arts hosts its seventh annual holiday show through January 15. The “Holiday Group Show” features works by various artists. For more information, visit www.illearts.com.Winter ScenesEast End Arts hosts a new art exhibit, “Winter Scenes,” at the Riverhead Town Hall Gallery, featuring the photography of Paul Dempsey of Southampton. Dempsey describes himself as a fine art photographer and a “digital manipulator.” The current series of abstract work focuses on macro images of nature combined with additional exposures of ice, snow, sand, and sky.The exhibition runs through March 1, and can be visited during Town Hall open office hours: Mondays through Fridays, 9 AM to 4 PM.Romany Kramoris GalleryRomany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor presents a group art show featuring 30 plus local artists highlighting small and affordable art and fine crafts.Participating artists include Nancy Achenbach, Lianne Alcon, Herbert August, Olivia August, Adriana Barone, Ann Barzola, Eve Behar, Lois Bender, Joyce Brian, Lauren Chenault, Sue & Al Daniels, Christopher Engel, Patricia Feiwel, Suzzanne Fokine, Rick Gold, Barbara Groot, Barbara Hadden, Ruby Jackson, Mary Jaffe, Adrienne Kitaeff, Romany Kramoris, Peter Lipman-Wulf, Ghilia Lipman-Wulf, Mary Milne, Alan Nevins, Maria Orlova, Isabel Pavao, Heidi Rain Oleszczuk, Christina Schlesinger, Veronica Mezzina, and Deby Zum.The exhibit is on display through January 13.Drawing Room GalleryThe work of John Alexander, Jennifer Bartlett, Mary Ellen Bartley, Gustavo Bonevardi, Sue Heatley, Charles Jones, Laurie Lambrecht, Hector Leonardi, Sheridan Lord, Kathryn Lynch, Aya Miyatake, Dan Rizzie, Raja Ram Sharma. John Torreano, and Fiona Waterstreet will be shown at the Drawing Room Gallery on Newtown Lane in East Hampton through January 20. The gallery is open from 11 AM to 5 PM on Saturdays and Sundays.firstname.lastname@example.org Share
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The new work cultureThe playbook for working remotely that existed just a month or so ago has been thrown out the window.I discovered this myself just the other day. While on a call with the CEO of a company that I’m on the board of, I was interrupted by a knock on my office door. It was my wife and a staff member of the community we just moved into, a few days before. They walked into the room and asked for the new Wi-Fi password that I had just changed the day prior.As I wrote it down for them, we kept talking unmuted. None this was dismissed or disguised. Most importantly, no-one cared and the CEO actually reached out to say hi to my wife.There was a time, not so long ago, when folk went to great lengths to avoid the sounds of working from home from being noticed. Now, these sounds over the teleconference have become the soundtrack of daily life, both at work and outside of it. Leaders need to send a message that it is not only ok, but expected – especially as many people globally are experiencing this daily and wondering when the crisis will end.I welcome you to the new world of work, and the culture that goes with it.Weaving a new fabric of interactionCurrently, there is a hunger for a real connections. In many companies, greater than 50% of employees are now working from home. We are seeing this being the same for our customers around the world. Even as people are socially distant, there is a desire to both see and hear each other.This is not surprising, given that humans are social in nature. People want to be liked and want to belong. This is why more people are wanting to speak and engage in video calls or videoconferencing, in place of just using audio a month ago. People don’t want to dress up, but in fact want to be seen and heard in this difficult time . The more unplugged and authentic the better, these days.These small details of seeing people, seeing their surroundings and glimpses of what they do, are part of the fabric that is binding us together these days. This is the new fabric of interaction that we are actively weaving.Take the question, how are you? It really means, how are you doing today?Asking how you are used to be filler and polite, but today it is indeed different. Every interaction I’m part of, or hearing, begins with sincere questions firstly with how people and their loved ones are. I see and hear it in both business calls and personal conversations. People and their customers are tied into a spirit of more caring that binds. The ability to help now is a binding part of the customer-supplier relationship like never before.I see this continuing. We need each other more than ever and what we can do to help each other survive in life and business is getting inextricably bound. Trust will be the most important word in this time of change, as we have never seen before.“Having been forced apart for an unknown and prolonged interval has left in my mind an indelible mark on how we can, and should, do business going forward”A benchmark time, and a legacyWe will be able to shake hands again, and I can’t wait. Once this is behind us, we will resume work routines. Social distancing will certainly narrow, however I believe we will make only a 180 degree turn back to how we were before.Having been forced apart for an unknown and prolonged interval has left in my mind an indelible mark on how we can, and should, do business going forward.We will have a deeper appreciation for being together and doing business with those we trusted and became parted with during this trying global event. As I was told by one CEO in an email to me, “I’m hoping to see you guys and shake hands with you and hug your wife at the planned meeting this fall.” Such a nice gesture that once we took for granted, but will never take for granted again. Now is a benchwork time for the seller/buyer, as well as even seller/seller to take hold.Finally, the world of work has changed forever. The world and the business world has changed permanently. That indelible mark has not just been made on me, it’s on everything. Even when folk return to their offices, there will be a new norm and ways of working with greater efficiency. One thing is for sure, leaders who were used to travelling frequently may well indeed re-think this after being grounded for so many weeks. There will be thoughts such as, did all that travel I was doing before make a tangible difference?New ways have been found to transact business for mutual benefit, such that trust and understanding, along with different means of communication, will be an underlying method for business going forward. Let’s face it, today ‘culture’ has become a nebulous term. For me, culture in a business setting boils down to how an organisation gets things done.Today, the world’s largest work-from-home experiment is an invitation to think more broadly about a business model (industrial gases, real estate, supply chain, workforce, leadership , et al). As much as we are facing uncharted waters with this Covid-19 virus pandemic, there may be a silver lining – so to speak – to what we are experiencing.Think for a moment: who would have thought that social distancing and remote working would bring people together?Yes, I realise that in the industrial gases business at the customer interface there may be little face-to-face less than six feet of distance interaction, unlike the retail gas and equipment sales operations . These retail sales operations will need to happen to keep the sales and service in place. The face-to-face contact of sales people speaking with customers, as well as applications engineers, doing the same to create new or expanded business.Given this who would have thought that social distancing and remote working could and would bring people together?
Cheniere Energy Partners said that its Sabine Pass Liquefaction unit, intends to offer, $1.0 billion principal amount of Senior Secured Notes due 2025.Sabine Pass Liquefaction intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to pay capital costs in connection with the construction of the first four liquefaction trains at its facility in Cameron Parish, Louisiana and to pay fees and expenses associated with the offering, the company said in a statement.In connection with the offering, Sabine Pass Liquefaction will reduce commitments on a ratable basis under its four credit facilities totaling approximately $2.7 billion.Cheniere Energy informed that the project completion for the Stage 1 (Train 1 and 2) and Stage 2 ( Train 3 and 4) of the Sabine Pass Liquefaction project are at 83.1% and 56.5%, respectively.[mappress mapid=”16402″]Image: Cheniere
Next Geosolutions’ 17-month marine survey project for cable route design and engineering in the western Baltic Sea, has been supported by RMS Submarine.The project consists of multiple 220 kV AC grid connections of the two offshore wind parks Arkona Basin South-East and Wikinger.Next Geosolutions’ workscope for its client Prysmian has included nearshore and offshore multibeam, geophysical (SSS, SBP, mag), UXO (using the Katria Scanfish solution with 4 mag array), geotechnical (VC and PCPT) and ROV inspection operations , as well as beach landing topographic surveys.During 2015, RMS provided consultancy (including technical solutions during tendering phase), ongoing technical support as required, stand in project management, various equipment and key asset resourcing including onshore office support and facilities, via its German contacts and relations.RMS resourced the multiple nearshore and offshore vessel solutions along with integrated survey equipment, inspection ROV and CPT geotech equipment/consumables.RMS provided personnel throughout the six month phase of the project in 2015. These included office-based project manager and data processors, offshore party chiefs, surveyors, data processors, CAD operatives, survey and underwater engineers, geophysicists, geotechnical operators and engineers, ROV supervisors and pilot technicians.During 2016’s 11 month campaign, RMS has continued to support with technical aspects as required, key asset sourcing and the supply of offshore personnel.RMS assisted in resourcing the main offshore vessel, coupled with the project management assistance for the necessary upgrades, modification and fabrication together with associated project specific consumables during the vessel mobilisation in the UK.In addition to the mobilisation management assistance, RMS provided multiple offshore personnel inclusive of, but not limited to the above range offered in 2015, with the addition of UXO geophysicists and UXO processors.
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The automotive industry currently represents the largest export sector within the UK, with estimated turnovers for this year expected to exceed last year’s GBP69.5 billion. Coleman explains that countries such as Japan are putting their faith in the UK market, with big brands including Nissan and Honda currently investing heavily in existing plants with new model builds. This investment and confidence is fuelling a period of strong growth for the UK industry.Alongside this, high quality companies such as Bentley, McLaren and Aston Martin help to maintain the UK’s reputation within the industry. DSV Road Ltd transports a range of components for trucks and cars from more than 300 Tier 1 suppliers across the UK and consolidates them at its Automotive Cross dock facility in Tamworth for onward distribution. From Tamworth, the DSV team then provides the line-haul transportation to Poland, Sweden, Belgium and France.www.uk.dsv.com
Platten, the current ceo of the UK Chamber of Shipping, will be taking up the role in mid-2018, succeeding Peter Hinchliffe.The ICS has also promoted Simon Bennett, currently director policy and external relations, to the role of deputy secretary general.www.ics-shipping.org