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Google-owned Motorola Mobility on job hunt for wearables director

Motorola Mobility, which Google acquired in 2012 for $12.5 billion, is doing a serious talent search for a newly minted “Senior Director Industrial Design-Wearables,” according to a recent job posting that lists Chicago as the job locale. It is not only job news but tech news, as a sideshow peek at what Motorola Mobility has in mind as it faces its highly competitive future. In short, Motorola Mobility is attempting to beef up a we-are-number-one, world class design group for computer wearables. The job posting said Motorola Mobility is looking for the right candidate who can “provide strategic leadership, champion innovation and institute best practices to create a new world-class wearable’s design group within Motorola.” The new hire will have someone to watch over him or her, as the new hire will report to the Senior Vice President of CXD, which is Motorola lingo for Consumer Experience Design. …read more

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How Lego Makes The Safe, Quality, Diverse and Irresistible Toys We All Want: Part Two

By Michael Venables, Contributor

This is my second post on the legendary Lego. Let’s take a look at what goes into making the Lego toys that every child (and adult) in the world finds irresistible. The data bears this out — the number of Lego bricks sold in 2012 would reach more than 18 times around the world, according to the 2012 Progress Report of The Lego Group. Lego factories have been very busy places this year. In 2012, the total production number was 45.7 billion Lego elements! That’s up from 37.4 billion in 2011, 33.8 billion in 2010, 27.7 billion in 2009 and 25 billion in 2008. In four years, the yearly production of Lego elements has increased by 83 percent. To place the figures in context and hear more about what is behind this healthy increase in production, I had the rare chance to speak via telephone directly with John Hansen, Senior Vice President for Engineering & Quality at Lego’s HQ in Billund, Denmark.

From: http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelvenables/2013/04/20/how-lego-makes-the-safe-quality-diverse-and-irresistible-toys-we-all-want-part-two/

Comcast Cable Announces Promotions in Business Services and Communications & Data Services

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Comcast Cable Announces Promotions in Business Services and Communications & Data Services

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), a global media and technology company, announced today several employee promotions to Vice President and Senior Vice President positions in Comcast Cable‘s Business Services and Communications & Data Services departments.

Comcast Cable is pleased to recognize the following promotions:


Communications & Data Services:

  • Susan Jin Davis has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Strategic Services for Communications & Data Services. Susan oversees strategic partnerships related to Comcast’s Voice and High-Speed Internet services including carrier management, emergency services, and online safety and security, operational compliance with regulatory and legal requirements, and product management of Internet Essentials.
  • Dennis Mathew has been promoted to Vice President, New Businesses. Dennis oversees Xfinity Home Product Management including the deployment of product enhancements, driving operational improvements, managing cross-functional initiatives and lifecycle management.
  • Sharmila Ravi has been promoted to Vice President, Product Operations for Communications and Data. Sharmila oversees high-speed data product operations, speeds, customer premises equipment initiatives, Voice and cross-platform products.
  • Robert Slinkard has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Product Management for Communications & Data Services. Rob is responsible for Comcast’s Xfinity Internet broadband service, overseeing the product strategy, lifecycle management and business operations.


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Kosmos Energy Establishes New Exploration Positions in Porcupine Basin, Offshore Ireland

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Kosmos Energy Establishes New Exploration Positions in Porcupine Basin, Offshore Ireland

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Kosmos Energy Ltd. (“Kosmos”) (NYS: KOS) announced today that it has entered into two farm-in agreements, whereby Kosmos is acquiring an interest in multiple blocks in the prospective Porcupine Basin, offshore the west coast of Ireland. The farm-in agreements were executed with Antrim Energy Inc. (“Antrim”) covering Licensing Option 11/5 and with Europa Oil & Gas (Holdings) plc (“Europa”) covering Licensing Options 11/7 and 11/8.

Per the agreement with Antrim, Kosmos is acquiring a 75 percent participating interest and operatorship in the approximately 1,410 square kilometer Licensing Option 11/5 in exchange for carrying the full costs of a planned 3D seismic program on the block. In addition, the Company will reimburse Antrim for a portion of previously-incurred exploration costs.

Kosmos is also acquiring an 85 percent participating interest and operatorship in Licensing Options 11/7 and 11/8, an area totaling 2,000 square kilometers, in a separate agreement with Europa. According to terms of the agreement, Kosmos will fully fund a planned 3D seismic program on each block and will reimburse Europa for a portion of its previously-incurred exploration costs. Contingent upon an election by Kosmos and Europa to enter into a subsequent exploration drilling phase on one or both of the blocks, Kosmos will also fund 100 percent of the costs of the first exploration well on each block, subject to an investment cap. The per-well investment cap for the first well is $90 million on Licensing Option 11/7 and $110 million on Licensing Option 11/8.

Paul Dailly, Senior Vice President and Chief Geoscientist, commented, “The addition of these highly-prospective blocks offshore Ireland represents further opportunity to leverage our understanding of Cretaceous-age combination structural-stratigraphic plays in overlooked and underexplored basins. With a number of significant leads already identified on 2D, our plans are to commence 3D seismic acquisition over portions of these deepwater acreage positions later in 2013, subject to finalizing the areas as Frontier Exploration Licenses. Combined with our positions offshore Morocco, Mauritania, and Suriname and onshore Cameroon, we are building out a premier exploration portfolio and exposing Kosmos to substantial upside exploration value.”

The completion of the farm-in agreements remains subject to Irish government approval and other customary closing conditions. Following approval, Kosmos and co-venturers will pursue converting the Licensing Options to Frontier Exploration Licenses and seek approval of a work program.

A map of the acreage will be available under the Operations tab at www.kosmosenergy.com.

From: http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/04/18/kosmos-energy-establishes-new-exploration-position/

Illumina and Kindstar Global Announce Strategic Collaboration to Facilitate Clinical Adoption of Ill

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Illumina and Kindstar Global Announce Strategic Collaboration to Facilitate Clinical Adoption of Illumina Technologies in Asia

SAN DIEGO & WUHAN, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Illumina, Inc. (NAS: ILMN) and Kindstar Global (Kindstar) today announced they are entering into a strategic collaboration whereby Kindstar will validate and implement molecular assays in their laboratories, leveraging Illumina’s TruSightTM content sets, Infinium® Dx CytoSNP-12 assay and NuPCRTM reagents. The collaboration will enable Kindstar to expand its esoteric and specialty testing services offerings within its network of more than 3,300 hospitals across China.

“Kindstar’s adoption of Illumina’s TruSight technology across its extensive network in China speaks to the breadth and depth of content in this innovative portfolio,” said Matt Posard, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Illumina’s Translational and Consumer Genomics business. “Next-generation sequencing is enabling a dramatic improvement in both coverage and accuracy for molecular diagnostics, and we look forward to additional partnerships that continue to drive this improvement forward.”

“Kindstar is excited to offer services in China based on Illumina’s products including the TruSight content sets,” said Dr. Shiang Huang, Founder and CEO of Kindstar. “Leveraging Illumina‘s technology will enable us to offer the highest quality and most specialized diagnostics.”

About Illumina

Illumina (www.illumina.com) is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of life science tools and integrated systems for the analysis of genetic variation and function. We provide innovative sequencing and array-based solutions for genotyping, copy number variation analysis, methylation studies, gene expression profiling, and low-multiplex analysis of DNA, RNA, and protein. We also provide tools and services that are fueling advances in consumer genomics and diagnostics. Our technology and products accelerate genetic analysis research and its application, paving the way for molecular medicine and ultimately transforming healthcare.

About Kindstar Global

Kindstar Global, with laboratory facilities in Beijing, Shanghai and Wuhan, provides esoteric diagnostic testing services to hospitals and physicians in every province of China. Kindstar is the first and largest esoteric diagnostic testing business in China, providing laboratory testing services to over 3,300 Chinese hospitals, including 930 tertiary hospitals (classification for largest leading hospitals). Kindstar is becoming the partner of choice to physicians in China for advanced diagnostics in many medical specialties including hematology, oncology, infectious diseases and medical genetics.

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From: http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/04/18/illumina-and-kindstar-global-announce-strategic-co/

SolarCity Appoints Jimmy Chuang as Vice President of Structured Finance and Aaron Chew as Vice Presi

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SolarCity Appoints Jimmy Chuang as Vice President of Structured Finance and Aaron Chew as Vice President of Investor Relations

Two new executives collectively bring a dozen years of experience in the renewable energy industry to clean energy leader

SAN MATEO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– SolarCity® (NAS: SCTY) , a leading provider of clean energy, today announced the appointment of Jimmy Chuang as vice president of structured finance and Aaron Chew as vice president of investor relations. Both new executives will report to Chief Financial Officer Bob Kelly.

Chuang joins SolarCity from GCL Solar Energy Inc., one of the world’s largest solar developers, where he was chief structured finance officer. He will manage the structured finance group, and help identify and build relationships with tax equity and debt investors to enhance the ways in which SolarCity helps consumers, businesses and government organizations switch to cleaner energy at a lower cost.

In only three years, Chuang helped build GCL Solar Energy Inc.’s U.S. business from ground zero into one of the nation’s largest. He has financed more than $2 billion, and more than 400 megawatts, of U.S. solar projects in his career. He previously held senior structured finance roles at Fotowatio Renewable Ventures and MMA Renewable Ventures, where he was responsible for acquiring, developing and investing in various renewable energy projects and leading tax-advantaged equity capital, construction financing, and permanent debt-raising efforts.

“SolarCity is the innovator in the U.S. solar industry—the company’s track record speaks for itself,” said Chuang. “I look forward to continuing to expand the company’s investment fund activity to further drive down the cost of providing cleaner, more affordable power to our customers.”

Chew will be responsible for communicating SolarCity’s financial performance, strategy and growth prospects to analysts and investors.

“SolarCity has cracked the code to scaling distributed energy generation,” Chew said. “I look forward to helping communicate SolarCity’s remarkable story to a broader investment audience.”

Chew has served as Vice President and Senior Vice President of equity research and senior alternative energy/solar analyst at the Maxim Group. Prior to that, he served as a senior solar analyst at Hapoalim Securities.

About SolarCity

SolarCity® (NAS: SCTY) provides clean energy. The company has disrupted the century-old energy industry by providing renewable electricity directly to homeowners, businesses

From: http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/04/17/solarcity-appoints-jimmy-chuang-as-vice-president-/

Midway Gold Appoints New CFO

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Midway Gold Appoints New CFO

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Midway Gold Corp. (MDW:TSX-V; MDW:NYSE-AMEX) (“Midway”) is pleased to announce that Mr. John Labate will be joining the Midway team as the new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Labate will work with Mr. Fritz Schaudies, the Company’s current CFO, to ensure a seamless transition of his Chief Financial Officer duties.

Ken Brunk, the Company’s Chairman, President and CEO stated, “First, we would like to thank Fritz for his work at Midway. His advancement of the company’s financial systems has been very valuable and is extremely appreciated. While we are sad to see him go, we all wish him the very best in health and happiness. As we move forward, we are delighted to welcome John Labate to Midway. John brings a wealth of financial experience gained from his many years in the mining industry and we believe he will be a great fit for the company.”

Mr. Labate brings over 30 years of financial experience to the Midway team having been CFO of dually listed mining companies since the mid-90s. Mr. Labate is joining Midway from Behre Dolbear where he has been Managing Director in the management-consulting group. Prior to his consultancy, he was Senior Vice President and CFO of Golden Star Resources. While SVP and CFO of Golden Star, Mr. Labate established lines of credit, including revolving debt and reclamation bonding, implemented strong spending controls and analysis, and strengthened supply chain functions. Prior to his tenure with Golden Star, Mr. Labate was Vice President and CFO of Constellation Copper Corporation where he was responsible for all financial and administrative activities for the TSX-listed copper/zinc mining and development company. John holds a B.S. in Accounting from San Diego State University.

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About Midway Gold Corp.

Midway Gold Corp. is a precious metals company with a vision to explore, design, build and operate gold mines in a manner accountable to all stakeholders while assuring return on shareholder investments. For more information about Midway, please visit our website at www.midwaygold.com or contact Jaime Wells, Investor Relations Analyst, at (877) 475-3642 (toll-free).

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VF Corporation Announces First Quarter 2013 Earnings and Conference Call Date

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VF Corporation Announces First Quarter 2013 Earnings and Conference Call Date

GREENSBORO, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– VF Corporation (NYS: VFC) today announced that it expects to report its first quarter financial results on Friday, April 26, 2013, at approximately 7:00 a.m. ET. Following the press release, the company will host a conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET to review results.

Eric Wiseman, VF Chairman, President and CEO, and Bob Shearer, Senior Vice President and CFO, will lead the call. Also participating will be Group Presidents Scott Baxter, Karl Heinz Salzburger and Steve Rendle.

The conference call will be broadcast live and accessible at www.vfc.com. A replay of the conference call will be available from April 26 through May 3, 2013, via telephone at 877-870-5176 (access code: 7081910) or at www.vfc.com.


About VF

VF Corporation is a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel and footwear with more than 30 brands. The company’s largest five brands are The North Face®, Wrangler®, Timberland®, Vans®, and Lee®. Other brands include 7 For All Mankind®, Bulwark®, Eagle Creek®, Eastpak®, Ella Moss®, JanSport®, Kipling®, lucy®, Majestic®, Napapijri®, Nautica®, Red Kap®, Reef®, Riders®, Splendid® and Smartwool®. For more information, please visit www.vfc.com.

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TECO Energy to Host a Webcast April 30

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TECO Energy to Host a Webcast April 30


Management to discuss first-quarter results and 2013 outlook

TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– TECO Energy Inc. (NYS: TE) today announced that the company will host a webcast and conference call with the financial community on Tuesday, April 30, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Sandra Callahan will discuss the company’s first-quarter results and outlook for 2013.

The company’s first-quarter results, including unaudited income statement, balance sheet, statement of cash flow and utility operating statistics, will be released Tuesday, April 30, after the market closes and prior to the call.

The webcast will be accessible through a link on TECO Energy’s website at: www.tecoenergy.com. The replay will be available through a link on the website approximately two hours after the conclusion of the live event; it will be available on the website for 30 days.

Additional information regarding TECO Energy is available through the Investors section of TECO Energy’s website at: www.tecoenergy.com.

TECO Energy, Inc. (NYS: TE) is an energy-related holding company. Its principal subsidiary, Tampa Electric Company, is a regulated utility in Florida with both electric and gas divisions (Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas System). Its other major subsidiary, TECO Coal, owns and operates coal production facilities in Kentucky and Virginia.

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The Hershey Company Recognized as One of America's '100 Best Corporate Citizens'

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The Hershey Company Recognized as One of America’s ‘100 Best Corporate Citizens’

Corporate Responsibility Magazine honors companies that are leaders for their commitment to environmental, economic, and social values and practices.

HERSHEY, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The Hershey Company (NYS: HSY) today was recognized for the first time as one of America’s best Corporate Citizens in Corporate Responsibility Magazine. The magazine annually ranks the nation’s top 100 companies for demonstrated CSR best practices and a commitment to publicly reporting their socially responsible initiatives.

“We are thrilled with this recognition; it is a tribute to our employees around the world who work each and every day in a socially responsible way,” said Michele Buck, Senior Vice President, Chief Growth Officer. “‘Doing well by doing good’ is part of our company’s DNA, and as we grow around the world, the sustainability of our global community remains fundamental to our business strategy.”

Hershey’s commitment to corporate social responsibility has led to attracting and retaining a highly engaged workforce dedicated to building on the legacy of founder Milton Hershey, delivering exceptional shareholder value, building a sustainable platform for global growth and strengthening the company’s global reputation.

Hershey’s social responsibility initiatives are organized into a four-pillar framework: Marketplace, Environment, Workplace and Community.

This framework focuses the company’s CSR efforts and allows it to conduct its business in a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable manner while providing the market with high-quality products.

Some recent achievements include:

  • Marketplace: In February 2013, Hershey announced its 21st Century Cocoa Plan, a roadmap for how all of Hershey’s cocoa programs come together to help cocoa communities around the world grow sustainable cocoa for the next century. Hershey’s Cocoa Plan will reach 750,000 cocoa farmers and benefit more than two million West African people.
  • Environment: Hershey invested in a $300-million expansion and modernization of its West Hershey plant, which was completed on time while being managed as a zero-waste-to-landfill (ZWL) project. This expansion also included the installation of major energy and water conservation measures. The West Hershey plant is one of five Hershey facilities currently operating as ZWL.
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KBR to Conduct Turnaround Services for Suncor Energy's Refinery in Edmonton, AB, Canada

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KBR to Conduct Turnaround Services for Suncor Energy’s Refinery in Edmonton, AB, Canada

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– KBR (NYS: KBR) today announced it has been awarded a three-year agreement to provide turnaround services for Suncor Energy‘s refinery in Edmonton, AB, Canada. KBR will assist with turnaround planning review, maintenance, pipe fabrication and long-term execution plans for the Suncor Edmonton refinery.

“We are pleased to have been selected by Suncor and look forward to building on our long-standing relationship as we work toward the successful completion of this project,” said Karl Roberts, Senior Vice President, KBR Canada.

KBR is a global engineering, construction and services company supporting the energy, hydrocarbon, power, industrial, civil infrastructure, minerals, government services and commercial markets. For more information, visit www.kbr.com.

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Diodes Incorporated to Announce First Quarter 2013 Financial Results on May 9

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Diodes Incorporated to Announce First Quarter 2013 Financial Results on May 9

PLANO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Diodes Incorporated (NAS: DIOD) , a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets, will host a conference call on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. Central Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time) to discuss its first quarter 2013 financial results.

Joining Dr. Keh-Shew Lu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Diodes Incorporated, will be Rick White, Chief Financial Officer; Mark King, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing; and Laura Mehrl, Director of Investor Relations. The Company intends to distribute the announcement of its financial results on that same day at 3:00 p.m. Central Time (4:00 p.m. Eastern Time).

Analysts and investors are invited to dial into the conference call using the following information:

Date: Thursday, May 9, 2013
Time: 4:00 p.m. Central Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time)
Conference Call Number: 1-866-515-2915
International Call Number: 1-617-399-5129
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A telephone replay of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after the conference call and will be available until Thursday, May 16, 2013 at midnight Central Time. The replay dial-in number is 1-888-286-8010, and the pass code is 33988622. International callers should dial 1-617-801-6888 and enter the same pass code at the prompt.

Additionally, this conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet and can be accessed by all interested parties on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at http://www.diodes.com. Please click on the conference call link at least fifteen minutes prior to the start of the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software. For those unable to participate during the live broadcast of the conference call, a webcast will be available shortly thereafter on the Company’s website for approximately 60 days.

About Diodes Incorporated

Diodes Incorporated (NAS: DIOD) , a Standard and Poor’s SmallCap 600 and Russell 3000 Index company, is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets. Diodes serves the consumer electronics, computing, communications, industrial, and automotive markets. Diodes’ products include diodes, rectifiers, transistors, MOSFETs, protection devices, functional specific arrays, single gate logic, amplifiers and comparators, Hall-effect and temperature sensors; power management devices,

From: http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/04/11/diodes-incorporated-to-announce-first-quarter-2013/

MOL Group and Wood Group Executives Join AspenTech OPTIMIZE™ 2013 Keynote Lineup

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MOL Group and Wood Group Executives Join AspenTech OPTIMIZE™ 2013 Keynote Lineup

Dr. Béla Kelemen, SVP, MOL Group Supply Chain Management, and John Kearney, Technical Director, Wood Group to Share Industry Perspectives for Global Process Manufacturing and Engineering Companies

BURLINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Aspen Technology, Inc. (NAS: AZPN) , a leading provider of software and services to the process industries, announced the addition of Dr. Béla Kelemen, Senior Vice President of MOL Group Supply Chain Management (SCM), and John Kearney, Technical Director of Wood Group, to address AspenTech’s global audience at OPTIMIZE 2013. Kelemen and Kearney join Professor George Stephanopoulos of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and AspenTech’s President and CEO Mark Fusco and Executive Vice President, Manolis Kotzabasakis, as headline speakers at OPTIMIZE 2013‘s opening plenary session.

Dr. Kelemen is Senior Vice President of MOL Group Supply Chain Management. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of MOL Group Refining and Marketing and Vice President of MOL Group Refining. Before joining MOL Group, Kelemen held various senior-level sales and trading roles, including Director of Refinery & Marketing at Slovnaft, where he now serves as a board member.

John Kearney, Technical Director, Wood Group, has more than 30 years of industry experience, holding senior leadership positions in engineering, construction, and operations and maintenance. He has worked with the world’s leading Exploration & Production companies including Shell, BP and ExxonMobil.

Professor George Stephanopoulos is the Arthur D. Little Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT, and a Principal Investigator in the Process Systems Engineering Lab. He has received numerous honors and awards over the years, and is the author of Intelligent Systems in Process Engineering: Paradigms for Product and Process Design and Chemical Process Control: An Introduction to Theory and Practice.

About the AspenTech OPTIMIZE Conference

AspenTech’s OPTIMIZE is the only conference dedicated to the exchange of engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain best practices for the process industries. OPTIMIZE brings together thought leaders, influencers, and experts from the top process manufacturers and engineering firms worldwide to share insight to reduce costs, improve margins, and increase profit using aspenONE® software.

Featuring nearly 100 real-world cases presented by AspenTech customers, OPTIMIZE 2013 will take place in Boston from May 6-8. Sponsors and media partners include Microsoft, AIChE, Applied Control

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PropertyInfo Corporation and zipLogix to Provide an Integrated Forms and Transaction Management Proc

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PropertyInfo Corporation and zipLogix to Provide an Integrated Forms and Transaction Management Process for the Real Estate Industry

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– PropertyInfo Corporation, a Stewart® company, is proud to announce the agreement of zipLogix and PropertyInfo to provide an integrated forms and transaction management system with zipForm®,the industry’s leading formssoftware, and SureClose®, the most widely used transaction management system.

“We are excited to integrate with zipLogix,” said Tom Groom, Senior Vice President, Title and Realty Technology for PropertyInfo Corporation. “We now have the most widely used forms and transaction management systems working together to provide the powerhouse of integrations for our customers. This will mark a truly integrated process for real estate agents and brokers from start to finish.”

“This agreement is synergistic for both our companies and systems,” said Walt McDonald, Chairman of the Board of zipLogix. “Both zipLogix and PropertyInfo are long-standing companies and technology providers for real estate professionals, and our products, zipForm and SureClose, are two of the most long-standing and enterprise-proven systems on the market. We are excited to reveal this streamlined service to our joint customers.”

This agreement marks the beginning of the integration of the systems. A demonstration of the integrated systems will be available at National Association of REALTORS® Midyear Legislative Meeting & Trade Expo, May 13-18, 2013.

About zipLogix

The zipLogix family of tech-savvy products is the recognized industry standard for electronic real estate forms and transaction management system that are currently used by more real estate professionals than any other real estate software program. zipForm® is the exclusive and official forms software of the National Association of REALTORS®. zipLogix provides transaction solutions to real estate professionals that enhance the value of services they deliver to their clients while improving productivity and efficiency. zipLogix, a subsidiary of Real Estate Business Services, Inc. (REBS), is a joint venture between REBS and the National Association of REALTORS®. For more information, visit http://www.zipform.com/.

About PropertyInfo Corp., a Stewart Company

PropertyInfo Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Stewart Title Company, delivers state-of-the-art real estate information solutions to the real estate, closing and mortgage industries. As a global provider of online transaction management and e-closing solutions, real estate information services, title/escrow production systems, hosting services, software development and online product distribution via its Web portal, PropertyInfo.com, PropertyInfo provides title and real estate professionals with the electronic data

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SimCity Comes to Mac June 11, Players Receive Both Mac and PC with One Purchase

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Comes to Mac June 11, Players Receive Both Mac and PC with One Purchase

Maxis Unites the World As Mac and PC Players Play Together Seamlessly Across Servers

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– For more than 23 years, SimCity™ has entertained over 30 million fans worldwide and it returns to the platform that started it all on June 11. Electronic Arts Inc. (NAS: EA) today announced that SimCity will be coming to the Mac on June 11 exclusively as a digital release via Origin™ and other online retailers. Fans who purchase SimCity will be able to play the game on Mac and PC, regardless of which version they buy, as well as access their cities from across both platforms. Players who have previously purchased SimCity for PC, either as a physical or a digital copy will receive the Mac version as a free digital download on Origin* on June 11.

SimCity is coming to Mac on June 11 and one purchase will give you both the Mac and PC versions. You only need to buy SimCity once to play together across the same servers, regardless of which version you’re playing,” said Lucy Bradshaw, Senior Vice President and General Manager of EA’s Maxis Label. “We didn’t want to make any compromises when it came to the Mac so we created a native version that is optimized for the hardware and OSX.”

With more than 1.3 million units sold on PC since launch, the beloved city-building simulator is back with the series creators at Maxis™ and it delivers the most immersive and personal SimCity experience ever, where players can create and destroy the cities of their imaginations. SimCity runs natively on Mac and its entire software renderer was rewritten for OpenGL, ensuring the best performance for the platform. Via Origin, SimCity is cross-platform compatible, so all players will be able to play together across the same servers. Players will be able to play both versions with the same Origin account, allowing them to seamlessly continue their cities, achievements and leaderboard progress across the PC and Mac.

SimCity has been rated E10+ by the ESRB and is currently available for PC and will be available for Mac on June 11. For more information regarding SimCity, please visit www.SimCity.com. Press assets for SimCity are available at www.info.ea.com.

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American Eagle Outfitters Appoints Kitty Yung to EVP/President of Asia Pacific, Promotes Simon Nanke

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American Eagle Outfitters Appoints Kitty Yung to EVP/President of Asia Pacific, Promotes Simon Nankervis to SVP Americas and Global County Licensing

New Appointments Build Global Capabilities; Aligning With Strategic Vision

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)– American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYS: AEO) today announced the appointment of Kitty Yung to Executive Vice President/President of Asia Pacific and Simon Nankervis has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Americas and Global Country Licensing.

“Kitty and Simon are proven retail executives with extensive brand management, retail development and multi-national operations experience, each spanning over 20 years. These appointments support our global geographic and channel growth, while aligning with our strategic plan of fortifying core assets, growing North America and transforming to a global omni-channel competitor focused on delivering top-tier shareholder returns,” said CEO, Robert Hanson.

Previously, Kitty Yung was President, Asia Pacific at Guess Inc., with responsibility across the region, including China, India, South East Asia and australia/New Zealand. While at Guess Inc., she grew the business to over 200 stores in Greater China. Kitty previously held a number of leadership roles in apparel general management, supply chain and consumer goods in the Asia Pacific region. With in-depth experience and business development skills, Kitty will be instrumental in the expansion of AEO‘s brands and company-operated stores across China.

In his new role, Simon Nankervis will assume responsibility for the company’s U.S., Canada and Mexico stores, as well as real estate and country licensing. Simon has extensive management, business development and global store experience and has been the leading architect of AEO‘s successfully growing country-licensing program. Additionally, he launched AEO‘s company-owned and operated stores in Mexico. Simon is an accomplished apparel leader, having led businesses for Guess, Gap, Aldo and Tumi in his native australia after an earlier career in apparel general management and consultancy.

About American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.

American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (NYS: AEO) is a leading global specialty retailer offering high-quality, on-trend clothing, accessories and personal care products at affordable prices under its American Eagle Outfitters® and Aerie® brands. The company operates more than 1,000 stores in North America, and ships to 81 countries worldwide through its websites. American Eagle Outfitters and Aerie merchandise also is available at approximately 55 international franchise …read more

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Michelle Gillis Promoted to Senior Vice President of American Financial Group, Inc.

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Michelle Gillis Promoted to Senior Vice President of American Financial Group, Inc.

CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)– American Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE/NASDAQ: AFG) is pleased to announce the promotion of Michelle A. (Shelly) Gillis to Senior Vice President. Since March 2012, she has served as Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the Company with responsibilities for Human Resources, Corporate Communications, Real Estate and various shared service areas.

Michelle A. (Shelly) Gillis (Photo: Business Wire)

Prior to this role, Ms. Gillis served as Vice President overseeing Human Resources. Since joining the Company in 2004, she held various senior human resource management positions. Previously, Ms. Gillis was a Vice President and Senior HR Business Partner of Fifth Third Bank.

Ms. Gillis holds a Master of Arts in Labor and Employment Relations from the University of Cincinnati and has earned the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation. Ms. Gillis currently serves as a mentor at Oyler Elementary through the Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati “Cincinnati Reads” Program and is a former member of the Seton High School Board of Trustees.


About American Financial Group, Inc.

American Financial Group is an insurance holding company, based in Cincinnati, Ohio with assets in excess of $35 billion. Through the operations of Great American Insurance Group, AFG is engaged primarily in property and casualty insurance, focusing on specialized commercial products for businesses, and in the sale of fixed and fixed-indexed annuities in the education, bank and individual markets. Great American Insurance Group‘s roots go back to 1872 with the founding of its flagship company, Great American Insurance Company.

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IACET Renews CNA's Accreditation

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IACET Renews CNA’s Accreditation

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– CNA today announced that the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) had renewed its School of Risk Control Excellence (SORCE®) accreditation for a five-year period. This accreditation allows customers to receive health and safety continuing education unit credits for SORCE courses that qualify under IACET guidelines.

“Our IACET accreditation speaks to the caliber of SORCE programming and helps distinguish CNA‘s risk control services in a competitive marketplace,” said William Boyd, Senior Vice President, Risk Control. “SORCE provides many of our clients with a convenient, cost effective way to fulfill their professional continuing education requirements.”

A wide range of companies, regulatory boards and organizations accept IACET courses for their continuing education requirements. These include the American Institute of Architects, the American Nurses Association, the Federal Emergency Management Association and the Federal Highway Administration, as well as a number of community banks, educational institutions and state engineering boards.

Since its inception in 2005, SORCE has educated more than 80,000 participants in industry-leading loss prevention, risk management and risk transfer techniques that address company’s exposures. New course offerings in 2013 include:

  • Load Securement
  • Emerging Risks for Community Banks
  • Emerging Life Safety Issues for Healthcare
  • Equipment Breakdown Exposures and Emergency Planning for Manufacturing Facilities
  • Business Income Made Simple

A full list of courses with descriptions is available in the 2013 SORCE Catalog.

Serving businesses and professionals since 1897, CNA is the country’s seventh largest commercial insurance writer and the 13th largest property and casualty company. CNA‘s insurance products include standard commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine and other property and casualty coverages. CNA‘s services include risk management, information services, underwriting, risk control and claims administration. For more information, please visit CNA at www.cna.com.”CNA” is a service mark registered by CNA Financial Corporation with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Certain CNA Financial Corporation subsidiaries use the “CNA” service mark in connection with insurance underwriting and claims activities.

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Courier Corporation Schedules Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Conference Call and Earnings Release

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Courier Corporation Schedules Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Conference Call and Earnings Release

NORTH CHELMSFORD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Courier Corporation (NAS: CRRC) today announced that it plans to host a second quarter fiscal 2013 conference call on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. ET. A news release with the company’s second quarter fiscal 2013 financial results will be issued on Wednesday morning, May 1, 2013 prior to the call.

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer James F. Conway III and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Peter Folger will lead the call.

The call will be available via telephone at 866-318-8616 (passcode: 44177878) and accessible via webcast on Courier Corporation‘s investor relations home page, at www.courier.com. Recorded replays of the conference call will be available on Courier’s web site and by telephone at 888-286-8010 (passcode: 46799989), beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET that day through May 6, 2013.

About Courier Corporation

Courier Corporation is America’s third largest book manufacturer and a leader in content management and customization in new and traditional media. It also publishes books under three brands offering award-winning content and more than 10,000 titles. Founded in 1824, the company is headquartered in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.courier.com.

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Mobile Mini Announces Chief Operating Officer Transition

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Mobile Mini Announces Chief Operating Officer Transition

Phillip H. Hobson Appointed Executive Vice President, Operations

TEMPE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Mobile Mini, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: MINI) today announced that Chief Operating Officer Jody Miller has decided to leave the Company at the end of April. The Company has appointed Phillip H. Hobson as Executive Vice President, Operations to succeed Mr. Miller. Mr. Hobson previously served as Senior Vice President, Operations-Northern Division at RSC Holdings Inc. until it was acquired by United Rentals, Inc. in April 2012.

Mr. Hobson, age 46, will assume responsibility for the Company’s North American operations as of April 11th and will report to Erik Olsson, President and Chief Executive Officer.

“Phil has a long and successful track record in the rental industry and we are very pleased he has accepted this crucial role with Mobile Mini,” said Mr. Olsson. “Phil has demonstrated experience in sharpening operating focus and achieving strong sustained financial growth, which has earned him a well deserved reputation for excellence. Combining his experience with the Company’s proven business model will produce significant opportunities for creating value for shareholders, servicing our customers, and engaging our employees.”

Mr. Hobson served as RSC’s Senior Vice President, Operations-Northern Division from 2009 until 2012, during which he was responsible for over $700 million in annual total revenues, 190 rental locations across the Northern U.S. and Canada, 1,800 employees and $1.1 billion in rental assets. From 2007-2009, Mr. Hobson was RSC’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Operations where his duties included responsibility for marketing, IT, purchasing, fleet management, its customer care call center, operational excellence, national accounts and M&A. Mr. Hobson joined RSC in 1998 and served in various financial roles of increasing responsibility until becoming involved in operations in 2005.

Mr. Hobson is an economics graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz.

“We have assured a smooth transition by having Phil and Jody work side by side for a period of time. On behalf of the Company I want to thank Jody for all his hard work, dedication and strong contributions over the years at Mobile Mini,” said Mr. Olsson. “We wish him all the best as he pursues the next phase of his career.”

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