World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) has launched an exclusive athlete membership program called Ironman Access. In addition to other member benefits, the program will offer advance registration for Ironman events worldwide before entries open to the general public.According to WTC, membership into Ironman Access ‘is on a first-come, first-served basis and will close once it reaches capacity.’ The annual membership fee is US$1,000.Advance race registration for Ironman Access members will open one week prior to the event’s general entry registration date. Athletes are required to pay the general entry fee to the selected event.Early registration for Ironman Access members for the 2011 Ironman Florida will open on Monday, 1 November. Athletes interested in registering for this event as an Ironman Access member must join the program by 11:59 p.m. PDT on Sunday 31 October to be eligible.Ironman Access members may choose to register early for one or more of the following 2011 and 2012 Ironman races:• 2011 Ironman Florida • 2011 Ironman Arizona • 2011 Ironman Cozumel • 2011 Ironman Western Australia • 2012 Ironman New Zealand • 2012 Ironman South Africa • 2012 Ironman Australia • 2012 Ironman St. George • 2012 Ironman Lanzarote • 2012 Ironman Texas • 2012 Ironman China • 2012 Ironman Brazil • 2012 Ironman France • 2012 Ironman Coeur d’Alene • 2012 Ironman Austria • 2012 Ironman Switzerland • 2012 Ironman European Championship • 2012 Ironman Lake Placid • 2012 Ironman UK • 2012 Ironman Regensburg • 2012 Ironman Canada • 2012 Ironman Louisville • 2012 Ironman Wisconsin • 2012 Ironman WalesAccess Membership Program benefits are: • Exclusive advance registration to Ironman events • Two VIP passes per registered event • One-year subscription to LAVA Magazine • 2011 Ironman Lottery entry plus second chance in the Ironman Lottery program • 2010 Ford Ironman World Championship NBC broadcast DVD • 20% off Ironman partner products at shopironman.com and on-site event retail stores • Official membership ID cardThe above benefits are valid for one year starting from the activation date.www.ironmanaccess.com www.ironman.com Related
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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 MARION, Iowa – Legacy Manufacturing Co. has promoted Corbin Mollman to regional sales manager.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementPrior to joining Legacy, Mollman worked in the operations and commercial systems divisions of Rockwell Collins Inc., managing cross-functional teams and heading corrective action projects across the United States. In his new position, Mollman will be responsible for managing all market segments and channels in selected regions within the United States and Canada.Mollman holds a bachelor’s degree in business management, as well as a masters in business administration from the University of Iowa.Legacy Manufacturing makes lubrication equipment, hose, hose reels, pneumatic couplers and accessories, including the Flexzilla brand of air and water hoses. Legacy products are found in the agricultural, automotive, industrial and home improvement markets.,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. 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.