GRASSHOPPER is an accelerator program that aims to connect DENTSU and mentors with startups to support them from the creative side as they grow their businesses. During the program, DENTSU employees are assigned to work with startups as producers. They support startups by helping them explore the possibilities of new business development through collaboration with major corporations and connect them with DENTSU's investment department as well.
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Sep 10, 2021
Brass Knuckle debuts Grasshopper eyewear The glasses are manufactured with Brass Knuckle’s N-Fog anti-fog coating. CLEVELAND — Brass Knuckle’s new Grasshopper dust goggle/spectacle features a soft, comfortable EVA foam dust filter with built-in air channels that fills the gap between the glasses and the face, keeping dust out. The filter also easily removes, transforming Grasshopper into standard protective eyewear. Lenses are durable polycarbonate, meet or exceed ANSI/ISEA Z87.1-2020 and are manufactured with Brass Knuckle’s N-Fog anti-fog coating. N-FOG performance testing shows its anti-fog capability exceeds the world’s most stringent anti-fog standard — European EN 166/168 — lasting 15 times longer. This high degree of fog protection makes Grasshopper ideal for jobs requiring workers to migrate between widely varying temperature extremes that make fogging eyewear a true occupational hazard. They are also ideal for processing environments and other industries with refrigeration units, for workers challenged by the hottest and most humid conditions indoors and out, and for combating warm air exhaled during COVID-related mask wearing. The design features a wraparound lens for an unobstructed field of vision. Bend-but-don’t-break flexible thermoplastic rubber (TPR) grass-green temples provide hypoallergenic, non-slip comfort, adapting to any facial profile without distorting optics. Grasshopper is also fully dielectric (no metal anywhere) for an extra measure of safety. GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. – Yanmar Compact Equipment North America, encompassing the Yanmar Compact Equipment and ASV Holdings Inc. brands, announces Tate Johnson as president, Lee Thole as director of aftermarket and David Gannon as director of channel development. Johnson joined the organization as commercial director in September 2020, overseeing sales, national accounts, channel development and marketing. He brought extensive leadership experience with deep technical, channel development and business leadership expertise within the commercial industry. As president, Johnson will lead and further develop the growth initiatives for the company as the two brands progress in a joint vision of Yanmar Compact Equipment North America. “We have assembled a strong team committed to the ASV and Yanmar brands and focused on serving all of our stakeholders. This group of leaders will continue to drive the business and achieve excellent results for our customers, dealers and employees,” Johnson said. “As we continue to grow, we will seek to provide even more resources and support to our dealers and in turn, the end user customers. The addition of Lee and David is the logical next step.” Thole brings more than 20 years of experience, with a strong background in parts, service and overall business operations. Thole’s responsibilities as director of aftermarket will include strengthening several post-sales support functions as well as leading further development and implementation of the aftermarket strategy. Gannon joins his role with 30 years of multi-industry experience. His position as director of channel development will involve working closely with the dealer network, both by recruiting dealers and assisting existing dealers with being successful. CASE Construction Equipment will host a special CASE LIVE virtual event on September 27 at 7 PM Eastern/6 PM Central to unveil a new compact track loader. The CTL will then make its official North American debut in booth K277 at the Utility Expo in Louisville, Kentucky Sept. 28 – 30; followed by GIE+EXPO in Louisville Oct. 20-22. The new CTL features numerous performance attributes and promises to serve as a powerful new platform spanning numerous industries, applications and attachment requirements. “We’re going for more than size and power — this new product launch represents a total package that puts more control into the hands of the operator, more power and precision in attachment use, and more insight and collaboration into fleet management,” said George MacIntyre, product manager, CASE. “And yes, it’s big and powerful, too — so it’s the total package.” Visit CaseCE.com/LIVE for a full schedule of upcoming webcasts and events, and click here to register for this new product announcement . All registrants will receive a recording of the exclusive launch event even if they cannot attend live. CASE LIVE is a new virtual event platform with live events and educational sessions delivering topics that include equipment fleet management, acquisition strategies, new technologies, operational tips and new product launches. For more information on CASE, and the entire lineup of CASE equipment, visit CaseCE.com . Harvey L. Massey will continue to serve as the company’s chairman of the board. “As chairman of the board, be assured, I will remain active in our company and continue to work closely with Tony on our company’s future growth and development,” said Harvey L. Massey. “This year, I will be celebrating my 80th birthday and I look forward to spending more time with our family and friends, taking time to travel and enjoying our ranches.” Tony Massey has been president of Massey Services since 2006. “Tony has done an excellent job of managing the operations of our company and is most deserving of this promotion and the responsibilities that come with the title of Chief Executive Officer," Harvey Massey said. "He is an experienced executive with a commitment to service excellence and a true passion for our team members, our customers and our communities. I am confident that he will continue to successfully lead our company into the future.” Tony Massey joined Massey Services in 1989 after graduating from the University of Alabama. He received his MBA from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College and completed the OPM Key Executive Program at Harvard’s Graduate School of Business Administration. LIVINGSTON, Texas — Mike Hale, long-time sales and marketing manager at Little Beaver Inc., passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021. Hale’s influence on the fencing and drilling industries spanned decades. He began working in fencing as a summer job in high school. After learning the industry as a teenager, he continued installing fences across southern California, eventually owning his own fencing company for more than 20 years. After experiencing first-hand the safety and efficiency of Little Beaver’s earth drills, Hale joined the company in 1996. For the past 25 years, he has been the voice behind sales and quote inquiries, using his expertise to help customers select the drilling products to bring that same safety and efficiency to their own companies. “Mike’s impact on our company and industry has been tremendous,” said Little Beaver President Joe Haynes. “He understood the challenges our customers faced and was really able to help them find the solutions they needed. He will be greatly missed by all of us at Little Beaver, not only for the work he did but also for the person he was. We have lost a dear friend and industry advocate.” A complete obituary and service information will be posted with Cochran Funeral Home at cochranfh.com.