Congratulations to SMP client Dan DeCanniere, who has joined Publication Point as Chief Operating Officer. Publication Point, LLC is dedicated to improving efficiency and cost savings for local governments, courts, law firms and newspapers. The secure online platform is designed to reduce time and costs involved in all aspects of publishing legal notices. Dan brings with him over 35 years of experience in finance and operations, during which he has helped multiple firms survive restructurings and market downturns as well as maximize profits during growth periods.
Ingrid Gentry, an experienced leader of commercial operation, will be joining Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of North America. She has many years of experience across multiple financial disciplines such as commercial finance, acquisitions, and financial planning and analysis at companies across Europe, Australia, Asia, and North America. You may know Keurig as the coffee maker in your office, but Keurig Green Mountain offers an expanding family of more than 80 brands and more than 575 beverage varieties. They are committed to “using the power of business to brew a better world through resilient water supply chains, sustainable products, thriving communities, and a water-secure world.” We know Ingrid will use her expertise to do just that. Congratulations, Ingrid!
PowerReviews, a leading provider of ratings, reviews, and Q&A technology to more than 1,00 brands, welcomes Dev Mukherjee to their team as President and Chief Operating Officers. Previously a member of the company’s Board of Directors, he brings more than 25 years of experience across technology, retail, ecommerce, and consumer products and services. Matt Moog, CEO of PowerReviews, said, “Dev’s a perfect fit for our culture. He is innovative, collaborative, analytical, operationally focused, and a great communicator. Dev will drive operational excellence as we significantly accelerate the pace of innovative and growth.” We couldn’t agree more. Congratulations, Dev!
We are pleased to announce that Mark Stegeman will join National Tobacco as SVP & CFO. He brings with him over 15 years of consumer goods and retail industry experience, during which he has created a reputation as a catalyst for change and a track record of advancing corporate value and shareholder stewardship. National Tobacco is an innovative marketer and manufacturer of wide range of tobacco products throughout the US. Based in Louisville, their portfolio includes brands such as Zig-Zag, Stoker’s, and Beech-Nut. Congratulations, Mark!
It is with great pleasure we announce that Ted Hissey has transitioned into two roles. He will be serving as Chief Marketing Officer of Sword Performance Products, a start-up sports nutrition and performance company. Their initial product is Sword, a powdered endurance drink mix that improves athletic performance by delaying fatigue, replacing electrolytes, and providing long lasting energy.Ted has also been appointed Director of Marketing for Thoroughbred Spirits Group, a boutique spirits consulting firm that advises distilleries, spirit portfolio owners, entrepreneurs, and distributors. Congratulations, Ted!
No doubt like me you have struggled at times to edit that perfect phrase to fit the Twitter 140 characters limit. You may have had the same experience with LinkedIn. The following is a reference list of how many characters, i.e. letters, numbers, spaces and punctuation) that LinkedIn allows for each field as of 2015.
1. First Name: 20 characters, Last Name: 40 characters.
2. Professional Headline: 120 character limit.
3. Summary: 2,000 character limit.
4. LinkedIn Publisher Post Headline: 100 maximum characters (recommendation is 71)
5. LinkedIn Publisher Post Body Text: 40,000 characters
6. Website Anchor Text: 30 maximum characters.
7. Website URL: 256 maximum characters.
8. Vanity URL: 29 characters after www.linkedin.com/in/
9. Position Title: 100 character limit.
10. Position Description: 200 minimum and 2000 maximum characters.
11. Interests: 1,000 character limit.
12. Additional Info / Advice for Contacting: 2,000 character limit.
13. Phone number: 25 character limit *
14. IM (Instant message): 25 character limit *
15. Address: 1000 character limit *
16. Skills: 61 characters per Skill.
17. Company Name: 100 maximum characters.
18. Company Page: 2000 maximum characters
19. Company Update: 600 characters or 250 if including a link.
20. LinkedIn Status Update: 600 maximum characters.
21. Group Discussion Subject Title: 200 maximum characters.
22. Group Discussion Subject ‘Add More Details’: 4,000 characters.
* Only your 1st degree connections, can see this info.
Also, this is a web tool which will count your characters for you.
We are pleased to announced that Philip Wojcik was appointed General Manager, Optical Monomers and Coatings, with PPG Industries. PPG is a leading producer of optical grade monomers and coatings used in the manufacture of eyeglass lenses. PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Congratulations, Philip!
Shields Meneley Partners client Lilly D’Angelo has joined CHIC Group as VP of R&D. CHIC Group is a multi-national company based in Shanghai and was founded in 1997. CHIC Group’s 8 divisions span the fresh and processed food, pet snacks, supply chain management, home and garden, merchant banking and medical devices industries. CHIC is an entrepreneurial leader in China’s rapidly growing economy. Since its beginning, CHIC has been committed to the search for small enterprises with development potential. As an investor in start-up and developing companies, CHIC supports these enterprises with more than just capital. CHIC’s start-up investment strategy is to integrate the unique characteristics of the Chinese business environment with the development and management skills of a modern global enterprise; to establish and develop small companies with growth potential and help them to succeed in domestic and international operations and markets; and to continuously achieve an increase in capital return. Lilly’s extensive background as a scientist and business person and international breadth will be a tremendous asset to CHIC.
Inteliquent, Inc. (Nasdaq:IQNT), a leading provider of voice services, announces that its Board of Directors appointed our client Mr. Matthew Carter, Jr. as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Carter has assumed his new responsibilities and joined the Board, effective June 22, 2015. Prior to joining Inteliquent, Mr. Carter served in various roles at Sprint. From 2010 until November 2014, Mr. Carter served as President of Sprint Corporation’s Enterprise, Emerging and Wholesale Solutions business unit, which provides platform solutions serving a broad range of industries and customers in over 165 countries. In response to his appointment by the Board, Mr. Carter stated, “Inteliquent is a great company with a distinguished history as a market leader in the voice services space. I am honored to have been asked to lead the Company and I look forward to working together with the Board, the management team, and all of our talented employees to help Inteliquent achieve its considerable potential and drive long-term, profitable growth for our shareholders.”
We are pleased to announce that Matt Wineinger has been selected to serve as the next President of United Sugars Corporation.
Most recently Matt served as President of Bulk Ingredients for Tate & Lyle PLC where he had global responsibility for the production and sales of $3.8 billion of commodity sweeteners, industrial starches, ethanol and acidulants. He oversaw more than 3000 employees and operations of three corn plants in the United States, one in Morocco and Eaststarch, with corn plants in Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovakia and Turkey. His responsibilities also included acidulant plants in the United States, Colombia and Brazil. In addition, Matt served on the Board of Almidones Mexicanos S. A. de C.V. (Almex) in Guadalajara, Mexico. A native of Kansas, Matt is a graduate of Kansas State University and Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Formed in January of 1994, United Sugars Corporation is the leading marketer of industrial sugar. They offer sugar for almost any use — and currently supply approximately one-fourth of the total U.S. demand. United Sugars Corporation is a marketing cooperative owned by three sugar producers: American Crystal Sugar Company, Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative and United States Sugar Corporation.Their supply chain is designed to assure that our sugar is consistently delivered on-time, and meets our specifications. Matt’s extensive knowledge and experience in the commodity food ingredient business make him an excellent fit for United Sugars. Importantly, Matt has a very good understanding of their customers’ service and quality requirements and a sincere commitment to realizing their vision of becoming the preferred sugar supplier to each of their valued customers.