Oracle Team USA

On Friday, September 20, 2013 at 9:00 AM Eastern, Ill be joined live by Hyundai USA CEO John Krafcik who will be discussing Hyundais unusual commitment to this cause. Krafciks Bio from Hyundai : John Krafcik, president and chief executive officer of Hyundai Motor Hyundai Motor America, is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the companys operations in the United States. Krafcik joined Hyundai in 2004 as vice president of Product Development and Strategic Planning after tenures at Ford Motor Ford Motor Company and the GM/Toyota joint-venture, NUMMI. With his guidance, Hyundai has reshaped its American strategy and product lineup with strengths in design, innovation, and value. Since moving to his current role in late 2008 as president and chief executive officer, Krafcik and his team have increased Hyundais U.S. market share over 50% under challenging market conditions on the strength of growing accolades, breakthrough products and innovative marketing programs such as Hyundai Assurance. North American Car of the Year awards for Genesis in 2009 and Elantra in 2012 have further bolstered Hyundais reputation for providing quality, safety and value across its lineup. Prior to joining Hyundai, Krafcik began his career in the auto industry in 1984 as the first American engineer at the GM/Toyota joint-venture, NUMMI, with the quality and manufacturing engineering group. His experience inside the production process at NUMMI led to his move to the International Motor Vehicle Program at MIT, where he focused on identifying the key elements of manufacturing efficiency and coined the phrase lean manufacturing. It was here Krafcik became an expert on production operations and assembly plants. In 1988 he earned a Master of Science degree in Management from MIT Sloan School of Management. He later consulted for various companies, industries and governments before joining Ford in 1990, where he worked in various product development leadership positions for American and European products until 2004.

Hyundai USA CEO John Krafcik Shares Motivation Behind $72 Million To Fight Cancer

Its a battle. You have to fight incredibly hard for every point. There are no gimmes out here. The days second race was postponed when winds topped a 20 knot (23 mile per hour, 37 kilometer per hour) safety limit. It was the second consecutive day that had a race postponement. Spithill said New Zealand rebuffed Oracles proposal to increase the wind limit for the regatta. Barker said his team was opposed to changing the rule mid-series. In advance of todays heats, Spithill said Oracle would continue to work on improving the boat while the crew stayed focused on winning one race at a time. The thing that gives us confidence is weve all faced big comebacks before and been able to pull them off, he said. But I think the thing that really has given the team a lot of energy and momentum lately is the boat. From where we started this regatta to where we are now, you can clearly see all the guys on board the boat believe theyve got the tool now that can get it done. NI SAILING NI CA NI SPORTBIZ NI BSP To contact the reporter on this story: Aaron Kuriloff in San Francisco at akuriloff@bloomberg.net To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net Oracle Team USA Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images Oracle Team USA crosses the finish line ahead of Emirates Team New Zealand during the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco on Sept. 19, 2013.

USA Counts On ‘Modern Family’ To Draw Wider Crowd

The network is maintaining its ties to hour-long dramas, said McCumber, which often come with comic overtones. So certain are USAs operators of Modern Familys draw that they are putting it on most weeknights for long stretches of time much in the same way Time Warner-owned rival TBS has employed The Big Bang Theory to draw audiences during prime time to create a potential viewer base not only for 11 p.m. talk show Conan but an ongoing slate of original comedies. Modern Family will air five nights a week: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tuesdays; 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday; and 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. That represents 22 episodes of the program roughly a seasons worth of shows in a seven-day span. At that rate, critics might charge, USA is likely to blow through the programs four seasons in record time (though its not as if ABC hasnt run the episodes multiple times as well). But McCumber said USA is not expecting an immediate ratings surge hinged on the shows debut.