UTC’s Most Successful CEO: Louis Chenevert November 13, 2017

Louis Chenevert will go down in history as one of the most successful CEOs who believed in both hard work and teamwork. He was born French- Canadian in Quebec. Louis attended the Universite de Montreal where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in production management. His career began at General Motors where he worked for about 14 years before joining Pratt & Whitney in 1993. After six years of service, Mr. Louis Chenevert rose through the ranks to the presidency of Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation. Later, he was elected to be the President and Chief Executive Officer of UTC.


During his reign at UTC, Mr. Louis R. Chenevert achieved what most CEOs only dream and imagine. Louis was able to acquire Goodrich at $18.4 billion after lengthy negotiations with the management. His dedication to investing in both advanced technology and human effort surpasses that of any other leader. He emphasized that both human and technological capital are the essential vehicles for the success of any company. Mr. Louis introduced an initiative at UTC known as Employee Scholar Program which offers sponsorship to workers to ensure they are equipped with advanced skills and knowledge in the areas of their interest. More than 40,000 of the company’s employees have benefited from this program. Mr. Louis played a part in putting UTC at a competitive level with other firms by venturing into potential projects that could ensure the company meets its objectives. His unending motivation to his workers was also a key propeller of UTC’s success.

Mr. Louis Chenevert also spearheaded UTC’s Pratt & Whitney towards winning the legal rights to supply the US government with the F-35 engine. Currently, UTC’s Sikorsky unit is the leading manufacturer of helicopters in the United States. Mr. Louis leadership character was put to test when UTC was undergoing an adverse economic recession. Nevertheless, he relentlessly put back the firm in a better position, and they were able to achieve their objectives.Mr. Louis R. Chenevert willingly resigned as the CEO and President of United Technologies Corporation and gave way to his successor Edward Kangas. His legacy at UTC will live on forever.

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Waiakea Water Launches a Degradable Bottle

Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water was founded in 2012 by Ryan Emmons after he discovered that his family had access to one of the richest sources of pure and naturally healthy volcanic water.

Waiakea water is rich in minerals and electrolytes such as potassium, sodium, magnesium and calcium. It also has the perfect amount of silica in it.

Its packaging is done at a facility which uses 33% renewable energy. The bottles that the company uses, at the moment, are made with high-grade 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate, which uses 85% less manufacturing energy compared to regular plastic bottles.

The company is scheduled to start using bottles that are fully degradable in the coming year. The bottles will be 100% recyclable and their lifespan will be less 98%, compared to ordinary plastic bottles. Scientists had to approach packaging from a whole new angle, using technology that has the potential of changing the entire CPG industry.

The bottle uses TimePlast, a one of a kind, and patented, additive which aids in the nano-degradation of plastic. It is said to reduce plastic’s lifespan from 1,200 years to approximately 15 years. Waiakea uses packaging made from recycled bottles and will be the first to use the additive on their bottles which, in my view, will go a long way in conserving our environment.

According to Emmons, the reason why this discovery was not made earlier is that most research done on polymers revolves around making plastics stronger and better. Also, the approach taken when it comes to dealing with plastic pollution is the biodegradable approach, which has borne no fruits. To create this new packaging, polymers had to be approached differently. They decided to turn the polymer into a carbon-based wax.

Regular plastic eventually degrades, but the process takes thousands of years. With the TimePlast additive, the plastic’s chemical bonds are replaced with less complicated ones, which results in a weaker plastic which has a shorter ecological footprint.

Creating a bottle that had similar properties as plastic was a big challenge and it took the company five years and 1,200 experiments. A pound of additive can be used on 1,000 pounds of plastic. The cost is extremely low and can easily be taken up by bottled beverage manufacturers.

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Dr. Avi Weisfogel Researches Sleep Disorders November 10, 2017

Getting enough sleep is difficult for quite a few people due to busy schedules. There are also a number of people that don’t get enough sleep because they stay up to late. While these are the majority of people that don’t get enough sleep, there are others who are unable to sleep well due to sleep disorders. One of the most common sleep disorders is sleep apnea. With this condition, individuals have difficulty breathing while asleep and are therefore unable to get enough rest at night. Having sleep apnea can be a sign of even more serious health problems such as heart disease. As a result it is important to find a way to treat this condition immediately. In recent years, many medical professionals have made it a priority to find a way to treat this condition. One of the most notable medical professionals to research treatments for sleep apnea is dentist Dr. Avi Weisfogel.

As of today Dr. Avi Weisfogel is the founder of his own company which is known as Dental Sleep Masters. He founded this company in an effort to research, educate people about and also treat sleep apnea. Over the last few years, Dr. Avi Weisfogel was able to inform medical professionals and patients about the effects and causes of this condition. One of the best way to treat this condition has been through dentistry. Since Dr. Weisfogel has been a dentist for his entire career, he uses his knowledge and skills to help people overcome the symptoms of sleep apnea. With his assistance, Dr. Weisfogel has helped many people treat this condition and go back to living a better quality of life.

Before he started up the company Dental Sleep Masters, Dr. Weisfogel practiced as a dentist for many years. He started up his own practice called Old Bridge Dental Care which emerged as one of the best practices in the nation. While treating patients at his practice, Dr. Weisfogel found out that many of his patients had many symptoms associated with sleep disorders such as sleep apnea. As a result, he looked to learn about the best ways to help them treat and eliminate the effects of sleep apnea. Prior to becoming a dentist, Dr. Weisfogel completed dental school as well as earning an undergraduate degree.

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Hussain Sajwani Integrates his Skills for Great Achievements November 9, 2017

Magma cum laude graduate of the University of Washington, Hussain Sajwani is the sole owner and founder of DAMAC Properties. His company has been thriving in the property markets since 2002. Standardizing the company’s projects has made it one of the most successful real estate companies in the Middle East. Hussain Started from humble beginnings while he was serving at Abu Dhabi National Oil Company.


Additionally, he also runs most of the catering firms where he has partnered with various hotels. The Arab Emirates among other countries have greatly thrived in the hospitality and hotel management business following the number of guests and tourists that they accommodate on a daily basis. As an engineer, Mr. Sajwani founded many residential homes and commercial offices through his lucrative projects. The advanced marketing strategies have been a major backbone in the company’s growth. The company has whence expanded its branches worldwide due to the increase in demand for their projects.


Interestingly, the Hussain Sajwani family and that of United States of America’s President, Donald Trump are in very close relations. These two families came together as a result of the partnership between Hussain Sajwani and Donald Trump before he fully surrendered to his political ambitions hence leaving business behind. The partnership was just exclusively for professional relations but majorly for lifelong friendship between the two parties.


This is true following The United States of America’s President’s public congratulatory message to Hussain Sajwani during his inaugural speech. Moreover, these two families have gone on vacations together in luxurious hotels and beaches. Of course, money is not something they worry about because both the gentlemen have worked tirelessly to ensure that they give their families the best livelihoods. What’s more to their friendship is that their differences seem not to create bumps in their relationships whatsoever.


Besides hospitality and property businesses, Hussain Sajwani also participated fully in philanthropic work. Recently, he donated generous amounts of money towards rescuing refugees whose homes were wrecked by the disastrous snowstorms in Lebanon.

A good heart and a willing spirit towards hard work make a man. Hussain Sajwani has both of the qualities at hearts and has used them effectively.


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Why Dangerous Prisons Need Securus Technologies November 4, 2017

Most people are completely unaware how dangerous the conditions are inside the local prisons for officers working each day. Not only are me and all my fellow officers significantly outnumbered, the inmates are getting frustrated due to overcrowding. Packed in cells like animals, these inmates feel they have to lash out at authority to get a point across. Rather than go to work and hope for the best, we have embraced technology and finally have the ability to take back control of the facility.


Securus Technologies is a company that manufactures call monitoring software now being used in thousands of prisons around the country. The technology is so advanced that it can scan calls the inmates are making and identify chatter concerning drugs, weapons, or anything contraband related that could be a problem in a jail.


The LBS software simply alerts officers who are able to take action long before that could become a potential treat to anyway trapped behind those jail walls each day. The mission of Securus Technologies is to make the world a safer place, something each of my fellow officers live by each day.


To help show how effective this technology can be in a crowded jail, we only need to look at a few instances that happened this week. An inmate was mentioning to his friends on the phone how his gang is planning to take down a rival member in the yard with weapons they made. That incident was taken care of before it happened. An inmate was bragging to his dad about doing drugs in his cell, we moved that inmate and confiscated his contraband.


There was even an instance where one inmate was telling his little sister how to hide drugs from officers so she could pass them to him when she came to the fail on visiting day.


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Obsidian Energy Preparing For A Bright Future November 1, 2017

Obsidian Energy Ltd is a Canadian business that is working in the industry of oil and natural gas. The company has switched its name a few times. First, the company was  called Penn West Exploration Ltd. And the previous title was Penn West Energy Trust.


The business of Obsidian Energy Ltd was created by businessman Mr. David L. French. He is operating as the Chief executive officer of the company as well as its President. Obsidian Energy Ltd has been based in Calgary, Albert in Canada since its inception back in 1979. Up to date, the company has three hundred employees.


Like any other business, Obsidian Energy has also had its ups and downs. For some time, the company was one of the sixty biggest firms on the Toronto Stock Exchange, and from 2005 up to 2011, Obsidian Energy was also CANROY or Canadian Royal Trust. During that time Obsidian Energy reached its all-time peak in profits and in January 2006 it achieved a revenue of nearly ten billion dollars.


In 2014, however, the prices of crude oil fell significantly. That started some problematic times for Obsidian Energy, and so the business went through a sharp restructuring. The most substantial part of the assets of Obsidian Energy had to be sold off over the next couple of years in order to pay off the debts.


Up to date, Obsidian Energy has its fields of gas and oil located in the province of Alberta, Canada. They are located in the region of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. It is among the wealthiest petroleum reserves on the planet. The production of the company is sourced from three primary areas which are the Peace Riviera oil sands, the Pembina Cardium, as well as the Alberta Viking. For the year of 2017, it is expected that the production will reach an average of about 31 000 bbl. a day. Visit This Web Page for more.


So far, Obsidian Energy Ltd has been gaining a lot of attention. The company is going strong with production as well as sales. Although the business has had some hard times along the way, Obsidian has set eyes towards the future of the company.




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