Daily Archives: May 6, 2019

Epiq Announces Plan to Bolster Solutions and Leadership

Michelle Deichmeister Joins Epiq to Lead Global Business Transformation Solutions

NEW YORK, May 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Epiq, the global leader in the legal services industry, announced today that Michelle Deichmeister has joined as president and general manager to lead its global business transformation solutions business. Deichmeister, a seasoned executive who excels at driving enterprise growth and profitability, brings to Epiq more than 30 years of senior leadership and management experience.

Deichmeister has significant experience leveraging global operational scale through process discipline and a track record of delivering exceptionally high levels of client satisfaction.  She will be responsible expanding the range of solutions from business process solutions to new, technology-enabled business process outsourcing (BPO) and transformation solutions focused on law firms and expanding into corporate legal departments in the finance and banking, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, and technology verticals.Michelle Deichmeister

“Epiq currently provides on-site management and technology solutions to over 425 law firms across the U.S.,” said David Dobson, chief executive officer of Epiq. “Expanding this successful solution to corporations and additional verticals allows our corporate clients to create tremendous value for the organizations they serve by transforming for the future, beyond technology. With Michelle’s background and proven experience executing similar strategies on a global scale, we look forward to expanding our offering into new countries and across new verticals.”

“Epiq’s leadership position is a testament to the talented individuals in the business today,” said Deichmeister. “Our clients speak to their dedication, passion and world-class client experience and I look forward to building upon the already strong foundation that is in place today. I am excited about the breadth of solutions that Epiq already provides and I am pleased that David has asked me to lead this new effort at Epiq. Business transformation solutions can drive enterprise value for our clients through efficiencies created with better processes, people and technology.”

Deichmeister most recently held the role of executive vice president of Exela Technologies, where she was responsible for the development and execution of strategy and operations for the company. Deichmeister also held executive leadership roles at Novitex Enterprise Solutions and Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS), formerly a Xerox company. Deichmeister attended the executive leadership program at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and is Six Sigma Black Belt certified.

About Epiq
Epiq, a global leader in the legal services industry, takes on large-scale, increasingly complex tasks for corporate counsel, law firms, and business professionals with efficiency, clarity, and confidence. Clients rely on Epiq to streamline the administration of business operations, class action and mass tort, court reporting, eDiscovery, regulatory, compliance, restructuring, and bankruptcy matters. Epiq subject-matter experts and technologies create efficiency through expertise and deliver confidence to high-performing clients around the world. Learn more at www.epiqglobal.com.

Press Contact
Jill Brown
Epiq
+1 713 933 2905
jbrown@epiqglobal.com

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CP Kelco Names Azelis as New Distributor for Nordic Markets

ATLANTA, May 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CP Kelco, a leading global producer of nature-based ingredient solutions, announced today that Azelis will be its exclusive distributor for CP Kelco products sold into food and beverage applications in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands, effective June 24, 2019.

As a key distribution partner of CP Kelco in parts of Europe and Asia for years, Azelis is a leading global distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients, driving growth in line with CP Kelco’s business strategy.

“We are pleased to expand our relationship with Azelis into the Nordic markets,” said Niels Thestrup, Vice President, EMEA Region for CP Kelco. “Together, our organizations are committed to deliver value-added solutions and services to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations. We are excited about the support of a strong partner like Azelis to help formulators develop new products and applications with our nature-based ingredients.”

Anna Bertona, CEO & President, Azelis EMEA, added, “Strong technical support is one of the cornerstones of Azelis’ offering to customers. High quality ingredients from a market leader such as CP Kelco complete our current portfolio range in the Nordics, enabling our technical application team to offer the best possible solutions to customers. At the same time, it allows us better access to segments in the food industry like fruit, dairy, beverage and confectionery.”

For more information about CP Kelco and Azelis, visit www.cpkelco.com and www.azelis.com.

About CP Kelco

CP Kelco is a nature-based ingredient solutions company with over 85 years of experience working with food, beverage, consumer and industrial products manufacturers worldwide. We unlock nature-powered success by applying ingredient innovation and problem-solving to develop customized solutions that leverage our regional insights and meet manufacturers’ goals to address consumer needs and preferences. What sets CP Kelco apart:

  • Unique Portfolio. Produces extensive range of high-quality, plant-based and fermentation-derived ingredients to formulate tailored solutions.
  • Technical Excellence. Offers strong collaboration with a global team of scientists and applications experts, leveraging our regional state-of-the-art R&D facilities.
  • Sustainability. Committed to providing responsibly sourced and produced ingredients.
  • Market Insights. Understands market and consumer trends to help customers create relevant and innovative products.

Our key product lines are Gellan Gum, Pectin, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan, Diutan Gum, Cellulose Gum/CMC, Refined Locust Bean Gum and Microparticulated Whey Protein Concentrate, as well as other unique biopolymers. Learn more at www.cpkelco.com.

CONTACT:
Michele Cacdac-Jones
Director, Brand & Marketing Communications
michele.cacdac-jones@cpkelco.com
Mobile: +1 770 743 0564

Fasting Helps Control Evil Desires – Dr Mahathir

PUTRAJAYA, 6 Mei 2019 (Bernama) � The fasting month of Ramadan is not just the month for Muslims to abstain themselves from eating and drinking during the day, but also to train themselves to have self-discipline and self-control over their evil nafs or desires, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.

Addressing the Prime Minister’s Department staff at their monthly assembly on the first day of Ramadan this year, the premier said those capable of controlling their evil desires were usually trusted in doing things and getting every task done.

With the trust, we will also get the opportunities to do more.

(But) those who are weak (in fighting their evil desires) will not succeed, only those who are strong will, those who are strong in fighting their evil desires, he said.

The 94-year-old premier also expressed his gratitude for still being able to fast during Ramadan this year and described the act of fighting the nafs as a life-long training.

Dr Mahathir said following the path of the nafs would also lead a person to disaster.

Maybe we will succeed in achieving something, but at the end, it will bring us more harm than good, he said.

He said if all Malaysians were to fight their evil desires, he was confident that Malaysia would be more trusted and respected by the world.

As for the non-Muslims, he said they would definitely understand the reasons why Muslims had to fast during this month of Ramadan as they too have been practising some form of fasting according to their religion.

However, the main objective remains the same, that is to control oneself from sinful behaviour, he added.

Source: Office of the Prime Minster Malaysia

No Cabinet Reshuffle, Says PM

PUTRAJAYA, May 6 2019 (Bernama) � Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today reiterated that there will be no Cabinet reshuffle and that he is 100 per cent behind his team of ministers.

They (the ministers) are performing. I don’t see any reason to reshuffle the Cabinet, he said.

Speaking at a special interview in conjunction with the upcoming Pakatan Harapan (PH) first anniversary as the ruling party, the prime minister acknowledged that most of his ministers were new and inexperienced when they took office.

On top of it, he said, they are so afraid of being accused of doing the wrong things.

This makes decision-making by them difficult, but they are learning very fast, Dr Mahathir said.

When asked to evaluate his ministers, Dr Mahathir said he gave them 5 over 10 as he is very conservative.

Sometimes they do something without consulting me that should not be done. Creating some minor problems. But they learn.

Sometimes they get bad publicity because of what they do. Then, they come to me to ask what should be done. I listen to them and give my views, he said.

Dr Mahathir said that as the prime minister, he tries to teach and guide them, and he is confident that they will be as good as the experienced ones, given time.

Source: Office of the Prime Minster Malaysia

No Solution in Sight to Turn Around Malaysia Airlines – PM

PUTRAJAYA, May 6 2019 (Bernama) � The government has yet to decide on the fate of the ailing Malaysia Airlines as there is still no feasible solution in sight to turn it around, said Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

The Prime Minister said the losses and management of the national carrier was so terrible that it is difficult to turn it around.

Everyone tells me we should do it this way or that way. Nobody has come up with a proper solution that can actually succeed, he told a press conference in conjunction with the first anniversary of the Pakatan Harapan government, here today.

Dr Mahathir said the previous government had pumped in RM6 billion, while the airline had laid off 6,000 employees and cut down its routes.

He added that currently the airline industry is very competitive and many airlines had been sold off.

It is hard to compete with the emergence of the low-cost carriers and also Arab airlines which provide luxury facilities and all kinds of perks.

I do not know how they make money, but people cannot challenge them. It is a very difficult business now, he said.

Source: Office of the Prime Minster Malaysia