Stant USA Corp., a manufacturer of automotive and aerospace parts, has named Gary Masse as its new CEO, effective Feb. 6. Lou Braga, who has led Stant since 2015, has announced his resignation to pursue other opportunities.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementMasse joins Stant from Coveris SA, a $2.6 billion global packaging and coatings company headquartered in Chicago, where he held the position of president and CEO. During his 30-year career, Masse has held manufacturing leadership roles of increasing responsibility at GE, Danaher, and Cooper Industries.“Stant is committed to providing the high-quality, innovative products for which they have been famous for over 100 years, and we look forward to their future growth under Gary’s leadership,” said Travis Kelly, vice chairman of Stant and chief financial officer of Cerberus Operations & Advisory Company LLC. “I have known Gary for some time, as he led the successful turnaround of Precision Partners, a former Cerberus portfolio company. Gary’s strong background in both turning companies around and driving profitable growth will ensure Stant’s continued leadership position in the automotive and aerospace sectors.”“For more than 100 years, Stant’s mission has been to deliver innovative, high quality products to our customers,” said Masse. “I am looking forward to becoming a part of the company’s rich history. Together, we will build on the company’s leading market position to the benefit of both the manufacturers who buy our products and the consumers who will use them.”AdvertisementRegarding Braga’s departure, Kelly said, “I would also like to thank Lou Braga for his contribution during the past two years, and wish him well in the future.”,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 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. 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. 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 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.