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Arrest Made After Dozens Watch, Record New York Teen Being Stabbed to Death

Police arrested a teenage suspect Wednesday after they say a 16-year-old boy was beaten and stabbed to death before a crowd of onlookers who watched and recorded video — but never tried to help, according to KTLA sister station WPIX in New York City. Tyler Flach, 18, has been charged with murder after Khaseen Morris was fatally stabbed in the chest Monday in Oceanside, New York. Police rushed to a strip mall on Brower Avenue after receiving 911 calls about […]

CHP Arrests Man Accused of Posing as Chinese Police Officer in Irvine

A man driving around Irvine in a mock Chinese police vehicle was arrested, and investigators are working to determine his motive, officials said Wednesday. Several people reported last Tuesday, Sept. 10, that an Asian man driving an Audi sedan made to look like he was an officer with the Chinese People’s Armed Police, a national paramilitary force, said California Highway Patrol Officer Florentino Olivera. The vehicle was outfitted with the security force’s seal and Chinese police symbols, photos released by […]

New York Extends Statute of Limitations for Some Rape Cases and Other Sex Crimes

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Wednesday that extends the statute of limitations for certain cases of rape and other sex crimes He was joined at the signing by actresses who have been active in the Time’s Up movement, which aims to combat sexual harassment. They included Julianne Moore, Mira Sorvino, Amber Tamblyn and Michelle Hurd. Under the new law, the statute of limitations for reporting second-degree rape increases to 20 years and third-degree rape increases to 10 years. […]

Meeting Held to Discuss Recent Violence at Middle School in Moreno Valley

Parents of Landmark Middle School students in Moreno Valley planned to meet Wednesday to discuss recent violence on campus that left a 13-year-old boy hospitalized in critical condition. The incident unfolded Monday afternoon. As seen in video, a 13-year-old boy is punched before falling and apparently striking his head on a cement pillar. He’s then seen being punched again after falling to the ground. Two 13-year-old boys have been arrested on suspicion of assault likely to cause great bodily injury […]

New York EMT, a Former ‘Jersey Shore’ Star, Sues City Over Sexual Harassment by Supervisors

Angelina Pivarnick, a “Jersey Shore” reality star turned emergency medical technician, filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the city of New York, where she’s been working as an emergency responder since 2016, a court document shows. In the suit filed Monday, Pivarnick alleges she was sexually harassed by two supervisors while working for the New York City Fire Department’s Bureau of Emergency Medical Services on Staten Island and retaliated against for filing internal complaints. In the complaint, Pivarnick says she […]

Massage Therapist Suing Kevin Spacey for Sexual Battery and Assault Dies Ahead of Trial

The anonymous massage therapist who accused disgraced actor Kevin Spacey of sexual battery and assault has died ahead of the trial. And because Spacey’s attorneys almost immediately notified the court, the case could be dismissed, the late accuser’s attorney says. A trial date in the case has yet to be scheduled. A notice of his death was filed by Spacey’s attorneys Tuesday in U.S. Central District Court, according to documents obtained by The Times on Wednesday. It’s the latest development […]

Trump Promotes False Video Attempting to Show Rep. Ilhan Omar Celebrating 9/11 Anniversary

President Donald Trump on Wednesday used Twitter to share an edited video made by a conservative comedian that falsely accused Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of dancing and partying last week on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The inaccurate video provoked new Twitter criticism of the Muslim congresswoman from Minnesota, who has regularly faced accusations from her critics that she is unpatriotic. Omar’s supporters, meanwhile, rallied around her. Some called for Twitter to scrub the misleading content from […]

Registered Sex Offender Accused of Indecent Exposure at Victorville Drive-Thru

Deputies arrested a registered sex offender Tuesday after they say he showed an obscene cell photo stored on his cellphone to two women working at a drive-thru restaurant. Wesley Donald Brannen, 37, of Victorville was ultimately arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure and violating parole, the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department said in a written statement. The alleged crime took place shortly after 11 am. at a business in the 12000 block of Amargosa Road. Brannen placed an order through a […]

California to Assist Financing of High-Speed Train Between Victorville and Las Vegas

California officials on Wednesday could put a private company’s plan to build a high-speed train connecting Las Vegas and Southern California one step closer to reality by helping it access billions of dollars in private financing. A committee chaired by state Treasurer Fiona Ma is likely to approve $300 million in tax-exempt private activity bonds for Virgin Trains USA this year, followed by the same amount again next year. That will allow the company to issue about $2.4 billion in […]

‘A Dumb Thing to Do’: Justin Trudeau Apologizes for Wearing Brownface at School Event in 2001

Canadian leader Justin Trudeau’s campaign was hit Wednesday by the publication of a yearbook photo showing him in brownface makeup at a 2001 costume party. The prime minister apologized and said “it was a dumb thing to do.” Time magazine posted the photo, which it says was published in the yearbook from the West Point Grey Academy, a private school in British Columbia where Trudeau worked as a teacher before entering politics. It depicts the then 29-year-old Trudeau wearing a […]

Adelanto Parents Arrested After Baby Hospitalized for Malnourishment, Dehydration: Sheriff

An Adelanto mother and father were arrested on suspicion of child abuse and willful child cruelty after their 1-year-old daughter was hospitalized for malnourishment and dehydration, authorities said Wednesday. John Dominicci and Monica Vasquez, both 31, were taken into custody nearly a month after investigators with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department responded to investigate allegations of child neglect on Aug. 19, according to the department. The 1-year-old had been taken to Loma Linda University Medical Center by ambulance and […]

560 Acres of Federal Land Transferred to Army to Speed Up Border Wall Construction, Feds Say

The Department of Interior says it is transferring 560 acres (226 hectares) of federal land to the U.S. Army to speed up construction on 70 miles (113 kilometers) of border wall in West Texas, California and Arizona. This marks the first time the government has transferred land on an emergency basis to build border barriers. Acting Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management Casey Hammond said Wednesday that “extraordinary measures must be taken to preserve values that would otherwise be […]

Britney Spears Hasn’t Fully Controlled Her Life for Years; Fans Want to #FreeBritney From Conservatorship

A hearing Wednesday on the future of the court conservatorship that for 11 years has controlled the money and affairs of Britney Spears ended with no decisions made and no appearance from the pop star. The hearing was cleared of the public and media. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda J. Penny issued no rulings during or after the proceedings, and Spears was not listed among those in attendance. The hearing opened with a courtroom full of media members and […]

U.S. Navy Acknowledges Purported UFO Footage Shows ‘Unidentified Aerial Phenomena’

The US Navy has finally acknowledged footage purported to show UFOs hurtling through the air. And while officials said they don’t know what the objects are, they’re not indulging any hints either. The objects seen in three clips of declassified military footage are “unidentified aerial phenomena,” Navy spokesperson Joe Gradisher confirmed to CNN. The clips were released between December 2017 and March 2018 by To The Stars Academy of Arts & Sciences, which was started by former Blink-182 member Tom […]

2 Dead, 2 Wounded in Wilmington Shooting

Gunfire in Wilmington on Wednesday afternoon left two people dead and two others wounded, authorities said. The shooting was reported about 3:10 p.m. in the 800 block of Bayview Avenue, near Anaheim Street, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Nicholas Prange said. A woman estimated to be in her 20s died at the scene, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Jader Chavez told KTLA. A male victim, whose age was not available, was pronounced dead at a hospital soon after. Another female […]

Striking Workers Question Whether to Trust Union Leadership After UAW Corruption Scandal

The strike against General Motors by the United Auto Workers is playing out amid a corruption scandal inside the UAW that has caused distrust of the union leadership among many rank-and-file members. On picket lines at plants across the country, many of the 49,000 workers have expressed doubts about whether UAW leaders are acting in their best interests in the dispute and in their handling of union money in general. Some have gone so far as to wonder whether the […]

911 Call From Man Drugged at Democratic Donor Ed Buck’s WeHo Home Key to Criminal Case: Sheriff

Detectives were able to build a case against Democratic donor Ed Buck on drug charges by following the 911 call made by a man who authorities allege was drugged at Buck’s West Hollywood home. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said in an interview Wednesday that his department had been closely monitoring Buck after two men were found dead in his apartment, one in 2017 and the other earlier this year. Buck was arrested and charged this week with operating […]

‘Closed for Business’: Florida Police Place Yard Sign Outside Alleged Drug House

The North Port Police Department wants their community to know that drugs are not welcome in their town as they crack down on “drug houses.” Similar to real estate agents, the NPPD has begun posting signs in front of alleged drug houses that they have shut down. The sign reads: “This drug house closed for business courtesy of the North Port Police Department.” The NPPD tells CNN that this is the first time that they have used this type of […]

Shooting Leaves 18-Year-Old Dead, Other Victim in Critical Condition in San Bernardino

A shooting in San Bernardino left an 18-year-old man dead and another victim critically wounded Tuesday night. Officers were called to the 1500 block of East Highland Avenue around 9:30 p.m. and found Damien Lopez wounded, according to the San Bernardino Police Department. The San Bernardino teenager was taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. Investigators believe another shooting victim who was taken to a hospital in a private vehicle was wounded in the same incident. He […]

Category 3 Hurricane Humberto Lashes Bermuda as Another Storm Grows

Hurricane Humberto lashed Bermuda with strong winds Wednesday night as the powerful Category 3 storm passed just to the north of the British Atlantic territory, while another growing storm threatened tourist resorts along Mexico’s Pacific coast. Bermuda Gov. John Rankin called up 120 members of the Royal Bermuda Regiment to prepare for possible storm recovery efforts and National Security Minister Wayne Caines cautioned everyone to stay inside. Authorities had ordered early closings of schools, clinics and government offices. The U.S. […]

VP, R&D and Engineering - Panavision Woodland Hills

Panavision Inc - Woodland Hills, CA

Posted 3 months ago

As the Vice President of Research & Development and Engineering for Panavision, you will be expected to effectively lead and manage the various engineering disciplines including; Optical, Mechanical, Electronic, and Firmware Engineering to successfully design, develop and manufacture innovative products and solutions for the Entertainment Industry. You will be required to manage the administration responsibilities of budgeting, planning, resource management and vendor relations, ensuring projects stay within the budgeted expectations and delivery timescales. Provide leadership and oversight to the various projects across the engineering disciplines, ensuring proper resources are utilized and aligned for prioritized programs. You will work with Innovation, Sales, Marketing, Operations and Financial teams on the product development from inception through manufacturing as product is released into the market place.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Serve as a key member of the Panavision Leadership team that sets and executes the company’s strategic direction.

  • Develop and deploy strategic planning methodologies and program management tools for the direction and alignment of product development activities across disciplines.

  • Assure the organization achieves objectives and project completion within budget and delivery time frame required.

  • Direct and lead organization to ensure activities to plan and execute development of new products, modify existing designs, improve production techniques, manufacturability, and developed test procedures are executed and delivered.

  • Set, manage and review the forecasted operating costs of the research &development and engineering organization in accordance with overall company performance and objectives.

  • Lead multiple projects, set clear objectives, and allocate and manage resources effectively and efficiently.

  • Develop, plan and deploy resources effectively balancing between new product development and sustaining requirements and adhering to regulatory compliance and product certifications.

  • Ensure regular industry & customer contact to develop roadmap and identify industry requirements.

  • Lead discussions with senior leadership team to determine engineering feasibility, cost effectiveness, and customer demand for new and existing products.

  • Ensure organization administers effective processes, tools and databases for project status tracking, project time tracking, profitability reporting, and other KPIs and administrative reporting functions.

  • Initiate and facilitate communication sessions and meetings with all company departments as needed to discuss and agree project requirements and schedules.

  • Manage complex day to day people management issues and deal with any performance issues in a legally compliant and professional manner

Skills/Experience Required:


  • Follow all company safety policies and procedures and organize work areas for efficiency and safety.

  • Provide status reports to management as required.

  • Effective in change management, dealing with shifting priorities and establishing KPIs and performance metrics.

  • Provide strategic direction, vision, and leadership to direct reports including coaching, mentoring and developing.

  • Conduct yearly performance evaluation in cooperation with functional leaders.

  • Confer with superiors, subordinates and other personnel to review achievements and discuss required changes in goals or objectives.

QUALIFICATIONS


  • 10-15 plus years’ experience in leading a product development team in an industrial/commercial organization, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • 7-10 plus years of senior supervisory experience to include directing highly qualified technical staff (Optical, Mechanical, Electrical, and Firmware engineers).

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year College or university, required.

  • Master of Science Degree (MS), Preferred.

  • Proven track record in delivering new product development projects on schedule and within budget.

  • Proven experience in developing and managing project schedules, budgets, measuring, reporting and achieving engineering metrics and managing department and project expenses, resource allocation and administration.

  • Experience outsourcing and managing product development to contractors and solution suppliers in the global market place.

  • Extensive experience in relation to dealing with certification requirements and management of change with certification bodies.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:


This job operates in a professional office environment. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands and reach with hands and arms. The employee may also be required to lift product or equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:


Prompt and regular attendance is required, employees are expected to begin work at the start of their scheduled shift and to complete their assigned work shift according to the responsibilities of their position. This position works standard business hours, but may require long hours and some weekend work.


Travel:


Some out-of-state/country and overnight travel may be expected.

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