Jones/NCTI Names Stacey Slaughter as CEO, Glenn R. Jones Becomes Executive Chairman


Centennial, Colorado (PRWEB) May 20, 2014

Jones/NCTI gains deep expertise in learning and development, strategic planning and new product innovation with the appointment of Stacey Slaughter as CEO and Wayne Applehans as President and Chief Product Officer. Glenn R. Jones becomes Executive Chairman of Jones/NCTI.

The learning and technology veterans will advance Jones/NCTIs performance solutions for the cable and broadband industry with new products and services to support the way broadband industry professionals learn today.

The expectation for cable and broadband professionals to learn, retain, perform and learn again as it relates to rapidly emerging technologies puts a tremendous amount of pressure on CLOs and training professionals, said Glenn R. Jones, Jones/NCTI Executive Chairman. As the trusted learning partner for MSOs, Jones/NCTI wants to provide the content, tools and delivery methods that exceed the tempo of these changes. Stacey and Wayne bring the expertise to create the right solutions for our MSO partners.

Currently, Slaughter serves as CFO and acting CEO of Jones/NCTI. She steps into the CEO position effective immediately, and will retain her CFO duties. She will grow the product and service offerings of Jones/NCTI aggressively and expand the companys relationships with industry leaders and vendors.

Slaughter brings deep knowledge of the learning and development industry, a broad background in strategic planning and strong ties to Jones/NCTIs cable and broadband partners gained during her 18-year career with Jones/NCTI and Jones International, Ltd. Before her appointment as CFO, she served as Controller of Jones International. She began her career in accounting at Jones International in 1996.

Wayne and I look forward to working with our broadband industry partners to extend their in-house learning and development teams, said Stacey Slaughter, CEO of Jones/NCTI. Jones/NCTI is working with our clients to provide adaptive learning architecture that aligns with their needs and provides the right tools and content to support their learning vision and better address their business challenges.

Applehans joins Jones/NCTI in a newly created role, President and Chief Product Officer. Applehans will draw from his diverse experience across product expansion, digital marketing and learning development to provide a robust integrated learning environment for technical support and leadership roles. He will focus on delivering Jones/NCTIs robust, self-paced learning content to end users anywhere, anytime and on any device.

Applehans joined Jones/NCTI following more than 20 years with Microsoft Corporation, JD Edwards (now Oracle) and Public Service Company of Colorado (now Xcel Energy). Most recently, he served as Vice President of Client Services and Product Delivery at LocationInsight, and as Director of Integrated Digital Marketing and Channel Sales Development for BlueModus.

As Executive Chairman of Jones/NCTI, Glenn Jones will continue his mission to fuse technology and education in support of lifelong learning.

About Jones/NCTI

Jones/NCTI, Inc. is a leading provider of technical training, consulting services and education in the cable and broadband industry. Founded in 1968, Jones/NCTI has provided training to more than 400,000 broadband professionals. Jones/NCTI provides both companies and individuals with information tools, customized blends of paper-based and online training courses that mirror industry trends, assessments of workforce competencies, a broadband-specific college degree program and pre-employment skills testing development. Visit http://www.jonesncti.com for additional information.







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Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) June 04, 2014

Fusion Resources LLC is pleased to announce the successful development of the Little Garrett JV located in Nowata County Oklahoma. The Little Garrett JV consists of 25 new drills (20 producers, 1 water supply, and 4 injection wells) to a depth of approximately 1,300. All 20 producers are online and generating a positive return to the partners who took advantage of this play. The Little Garrett JV is now the #1 producing lease in all of Nowata County.

The 80-acre Little Garrett Project overlies the prolific Pennsylvanian Bartlesville Sandstone formation, which launched major oil companies like Phillips, and Sinclair Oil. It continues to be one of the most reliable pay zones in Oklahoma. Based on existing data and historical well control, Fusion CEO, Justin Brown, estimates Recoverable Reserves to be 600,000 barrels of oil. For this reason we are proceeding to develop the field to its fullest potential.

Solution gas-drive mechanism: Brown reports that, This is a solution gas-driven mechanism yielding excellent primary recovery from the outset of the program. Expert support personnel, including petroleum engineers, pumpers, roustabout crews, a Pull-In Unit Rig and day-to-day operating efficiencies are in place. All contribute to lower operating costs over the lifetime of this project.

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For more details use this address (research(at)fusionresourcesllc(dot)com) or call Justin Brown: 719-368-8100.

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Mile High Showdown.

This week, join the Colorado Progressive Coalition in a series of actions aimed at Wall Street Banks. Protesters will be engaged in direct action including marches, delegations, and even a flashmob, specifically targeting Wells Fargo, who holds the largest market share of foreclosures in Colorado. Wells Fargo is also the largest and worst of the subprime predatory mortgage lenders.

Wall Street banks like Wells Fargo have hit people of color especially hard. According to the Denver Fact Sheet on mile-high-showdown.org, “During the housing boom, big banks and their mortgage lending operations were much more likely to put Black and Latino borrowers into higher-cost, subprime loans with a higher risk of default and foreclosure. A recent study finds that the bursting of the housing bubble and the ensuing economic crisis has led to a 66% loss of wealth for Latino households and a 53% loss for Black households, compared to a 16% loss for White households.” Black and Latinos were at least three times more likely than white borrowers to get subprime loans.

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Below is a list of this weeks’ actions. You can also sign up at www.mile-high-showdown.org

Monday, Oct. 24th
• Demands Delivery: Come deliver a letter with our demands to a Wells Fargo branch with us and have it faxed to CEO Jeff Stumpf!
When: 11:30 am. Where: Colorado Progressive Coalition, 1029 Santa Fe Drive, Denver

• Outreach: Join our street teams to cover the entire city with our flyers and postcards!
When: 9 am and/or 5 pm Where: Colorado Progressive Coalition, 1029 Santa Fe Drive, Denver

Tuesday, Oct. 25th
• National Divestment Action: Close your account with Wells Fargo or any other big Wall Street bank! Download our divestment letter from www.newbottomline.com and bring it along, demand it be faxed to the CEO.
When: 12pm A big delegation will go close their accounts together. You can also participate individually or in small groups on your own. If you close your account, send a picture or statement to milehighshowdown@gmail.com
Where: Colorado Progressive Coalition, 1029 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. (staging area)

Wednesday, Oct. 26th
• Robin Hood flashmob action to deliver #occupytheboardroom messages to local 1%
When: 10 am
Where: Colorado Progressive Coalition, 1029 Santa Fe Drive, Denver (staging area)

Thursday, Oct. 27th
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Saturday, Oct. 29th
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5 years since pizza delivery drivers form a union

Recently facebooking, I saw that a few of my friends had posted an article on a group of pizza delivery drivers that had formed a union for the first time. I was so excited about the story that I didn’t notice the date of the article: 9/22/06

Well, its the 5th anniversary of the formation of the American Union of Pizza Delivery Drivers. The formation of a union of food service workers marked a big victory… not only for the workers, but for the labor movement. It’s difficult for fast food workers to organize due to high turnover rates, a workforce of young minimum wage earners, and ease of replacement of the workforce. All of these factors have made it easier for the fiercely anti-union bosses to fight any signs of unionization.

At the time the pizza delivery drivers were going into negotiations with their employer, Domino’s Pizza, Mark Damron, speaking on behalf of the IWW, spoke about the challenges of organizing in the food service industry. [Damron] “said that is changing because older workers are taking service industry jobs that were traditionally held by younger workers.” He went on to say, “As these people move into those jobs, they have higher expectations,” he said. “You are going to see more agitation and expectations among middle-aged men who have been downsized and are now working as baristas or short-order cooks.” ¹

Is this still true? Do older workers doing food service jobs have higher expectations? Unemployment has doubled since 2006, so those looking for work aren’t just those who lost their union jobs due to downsizing and shipping jobs overseas. We have seen some food service workers unionizing or attempting to unionize, with some victories here and there – i.e. Jimmy John’s and Starbucks workers organizing with IWW- but can we continue to grow the movement of food service workers?

1.”Pizza Delivery Drivers form First Union.” USA Today on the Web 9/22/2006. Accessed 9/23/06. <http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/food/2006-09-22-pizza-union_x.htm&gt;.

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New Rule: Bosses Must Inform Workers of Right to Organize – Working In These Times

New Rule: Bosses Must Inform Workers of Right to Organize – Working In These Times. – Read the article!

Employers must now post notices informing workers of their right to organize, to form, and to join labor unions. This rule goes into effect November 14.

Thank you National Labor Relations Board! This is long overdue. I spoke with about 3 workers just over the past week that told me their bosses said they weren’t allowed form a union.

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