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BYD Improves Quality and Safety Team with New Leadership

BYD Improves Quality and Safety Team with New Leadership

Robert Matute and Peter Hale are the newest names to join the Build Your Dreams Lancaster, California manufacturing team, according to an announcement from the battery and battery-electric vehicle pioneer company, also known for its critical zero-emission initiatives in the region.

“The appointment of world-class quality control and safety experts like Peter Hale and Robert Matute to our team are additional catalysts in our leadership advancement of this innovative and disruptive market,” said Stella Li, President of BYD North America. “We are committed to the highest quality products and experience for our customers as a total solutions provider, and the ongoing, safe workplace for our team.”

Peter Hale brings with him over 35 years of overseas and U.S.  public transit and private sector bus manufacturing experience. He will step into the new role as Quality Assurance/Quality Control  Manager and oversee BYD’s Quality Management System. A few of the tasks assigned in this position include verifying conformance to customer, internal, ISO 9001, and regulatory/legal requirements, inspection of incoming materials,  monitoring, measurement, and review of internal processes.

“Following a lifelong career in the bus transit industry, it would be normal to stand down and reflect on the career experiences that have taken me around the world,” says Hale. “But, I have been an admirer of BYD since their early days, and the innovation level is so exciting. So applying my technical and industry knowledge to their team is one more piece of my journey, and in the evolution of this technology. I am proud to lead a 40-person strong team of quality engineers and inspectors dedicated to keep BYD advancing and at the top of the industry.”

Robert Matute will evolve into his new role as Safety Manager with  over 20 years of experience of safety management experience in assessing, designing and implementing safety guidelines. In his most recent role as Safety Project Coordinator, Matute worked to spearheaded the coordination for training of workers on safety law and regulations, conducted job site safety inspections, and managed safety documentation for the Nevell Group.

“My goal is to achieve sustainable, best-in-class, safety performance,” Matute said. “We do this by building a strong unified leadership safety culture that engages and empowers employees at all levels to take ownership in reducing unsafe acts and exposure to accidents and injuries. Our actions and behaviors demonstrate that safety is a core value.”

Source: BYD

Leading Global Software Firm Rolls Out First-of-its-Kind Time Management System, Targets World’s Growing Mobile Workforce

Leading global time management expert HMS Software – publishers of the TimeControl timesheet system – has announced the release of TimeControl version 7.4.1, a first-of-its-kind system targeting medium to large enterprises and their mobile workers. With nearly half of the total global workforce expected to be comprised of mobile employees by 2022, the newest release of TimeControl delivers unprecedented smartphone and tablet features, enabling users to do much more from their devices than simply collect time.

“This release represents a major leap forward in functionality,” said HMS Software President Chris Vandersluis, noting that the new mobile interface for the TimeControl Mobile app – available to Google Play for Android device users and on the Apple Store for iOS users – allows users to create, view, edit and approve timesheet data, as well as perform historical searches, right from their phones. “With every new release of our product we reinvent the way companies manage their time,” Vandersluis said.

Additional new features found in TimeControl 7.4.1 – a multi-function system that includes support for Time and Attendance, Time and Billing, Project Tracking, Human Resource Tracking, and Research Tax Credit Tracking – include:

-Support for multiple timesheet periods at once, meaning some parts of an organization can start their timesheets on a Sunday and others on a Monday, while other parts can choose to use a bi-weekly, bi-monthly or other length of timesheet, making it possible for large global companies to operate efficiently from one single timesheet.

-Unparalleled flexibility in how charge codes are displayed with the launch of a new Hierarchy view that allows the configuration and display of timesheet charges to be selectable for each part of an organization while maintaining a common enterprise view in the background.

-Major changes to the TimeControl Application Programmable Interface (API) that make it easier to integrate the software with other mission-critical corporate systems such as Finance, ERP and Project Management.

TimeControl was originally released in 1994 and was immediately successful in the project management sector. Today it is a comprehensive enterprise timesheet solution used by companies worldwide. TimeControl is designed as a multipurpose timesheet able to serve the needs of both Finance and Project Management simultaneously. Features include: a multi-browser, multi-device interface; vacation approvals; executive dashboards; extensive approval functionality; flexible reporting and integration with other project management and corporate systems. TimeControl is available both as an in-the-cloud subscription service and for purchase for an on-premises installation.

TimeControl 7.4.1 will be upgraded automatically for TimeControl Online subscription clients.  The upgrade is available to existing on-premise clients with a current support and maintenance agreement at no additional charge from the TimeControl upgrades site: TimeControl.com/support/updates. A free Hosted TimeControl Trial is available at freetrial.timecontrol.com.  For further information about HMS Software, please visit http://www.hms.ca or email info@hms.ca.