Hyundai USA CEO John Krafcik Shares Motivation Behind $72 Million To Fight Cancer
(Photo: Tibor Illyes AP) SHARE 85 CONNECT 15 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE With surgical screws in an ankle he fractured less than a month ago, Jordan Burroughs of the USA won a world title in freestyle wrestling Wednesday in Budapest, Hungary. His latest title adds to the Olympic gold medal he won in 2012 and his first world title in 2011. In the final at 163 pounds, Burroughs beat Ezzatollah Akbarizarinkolaei of Iran 4-0. Burroughs broke the ankle Aug. 22 during a workout at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. The fracture was repaired with five screws. He did not resume full training until he arrived in Hungary less than a week ago. “I’m like Iron Man now,” Burroughs said on the website of USA Wrestling . He said he broke the ankle while running sprints when he tried to stop his momentum by jumping against a wall. “The doctor made it extra stable for me to be able to compete. He said he could do the type of surgery that would guarantee I would be able to compete,” said Burroughs, 25, who is from Sicklerville, N.J.
Pediatric cancer remains the #1 disease killer of children in the US. 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.
While she knows that’s not enough to make them fluent, she hopes the exposure will pique their interest and that they’ll want to learn their grandparents’ language later on in life. “I don’t want (Spanish) to die with them. I don’t want them to grow up and not know what it means to be Latino or not know what it means to be Mexican American,” laments Condes. “I don’t know who they’re going to marry, so I would love for them to learn Spanish and as much about our culture as I can teach them.” Condes’ anxiety is justified, according to Rivera-Mills. “Interlinguistic” marriages, as she likes to call them, have played a significant role in the steady decline of Spanish usage among Latinos. “The home, by far, continues to be the last and strongest enclave for language to be transmitted from one generation to the other,” says Rivera-Mills. “And when the home is eroded, then that transmission becomes weaker and weaker.” Liliana Awori agrees. Awori’s bilingual Honduran mother opted not to teach her Spanish. So when Awori married an immigrant from Kenya and later became a mom, she figured the only way to prevent the disappearance of her heritage language would be through bilingual education for her children. She enrolled the eldest of her three daughters in a dual-language immersion program at an elementary school in Pasadena, Calif. The daughter is taught mostly in Spanish, and Awori couldn’t be happieror more proudof the results after only one year. Her other daughtersa first-grader and a kindergarten studentwill also attend the school.
Houston Dynamo vs. Chivas USA | MLS Match Preview
Houston Dynamo vs. Chivas USA | MLS Match Preview HOUSTON DYNAMO vs CHIVAS USA BBVA COMPASS STADIUM, Houston, Texas Sept. 21, 2013 (WEEK 30, MLS Game #276) 7:30 p.m. CT (KPRC-NBC; KDOC/KWHY) The Houston Dynamo and Chivas USA renew acquaintances when the clubs meet in an interconference clash Saturday evening at BBVA Compass Stadium. The Dynamo put the skids on a four-match winless run last weekend, winning 1-0 at Philadelphia Union to regain a place in the top five in the Eastern Conference. Chivas USA were officially eliminated from playoff consideration last weekend, reaching a 1-1 draw with the Portland Timbers at StubHub Center. REFEREE: Fotis Bazakos. AR1 (bench): Kermit Quisenberry; AR2 (opposite): Mark Cahen; 4th: Jair Marrufo MLS Career: 21 games; FC/gm: 25.0; Y/gm: 3.2; R: 2; pens: 5 DISABLED LIST: CHV: Daniel Antunez SUSPENDED: CHV: Carlos Borja (caution accumulation; through Sept. 22) WARNINGS: SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: HOU: Andrew Driver, Boniek Garcia CHV: Mario de Luna SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: HOU: Corey Ashe CHV: Bobby Burling, Carlos Alvarez , Gabriel Farfan, Tristan Bowen, Oswaldo Minda INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none HEAD-TO-HEAD ALL-TIME (17 meetings): Dynamo 10 wins, 28 goals Chivas USA 2 wins, 12 goals Ties 5 AT HOUSTON (3 meetings): Dynamo 7 wins, 18 goals Chivas USA 0 wins, 2 goals Ties 2 LAST YEAR (MLS) 3/11: CHV 0, HOU 1 (Hainault 92+) The teams are meeting for the only time this season in league play. 2012 highlights: CHV 0, HOU 1 The Dynamo won the only meeting between the teams a year ago, a 1-0 win in Carson. When Chivas USA defeated Houston 3-0 on July 23, 2011, it was the Red-and-Whites first league victory against the Dynamo since 2006 (a span of 12 games). This is the first meeting between the clubs at BBVA Compass Stadium. Chivas USA ended their history at Robertson Stadium winless all-time in league play (0-7-2). Coaches record: Dominic Kinnear vs.