No doubt some honchos at Microsoft are a little steamed right now. Nokia has apologized for misleading the media this week when it introduced its new Lumia 920 Windows Phone and showed video that was purportedly shot using the phone's new image stabilization technology. Turns out the video was a "simulation" of the PureView imaging capabilities, shot with a regular camera, not a smartphone. Nokia's top executives reportedly were not aware of the deception, and CEO Stephen Elop has asked the company's ethics officer to investigate, according to The New York Times. Elop, a former Microsoft executive, joined Nokia in 2011 shortly after the company announced its smartphones would use Microsoft's Windows operating system. Not sure which is more embarrassing: the actual deception, or the brass claiming no knowledge of it.
It it takes work to maintain a legacy. A months-long strike in 2013 damaged morale and forced a leadership change. Frank Chandler was named president and CEO of Belshaw Adamatic in September 2013. The company has since strived to mend workplace relationships while also introducing a stream of new products, such as a convection oven, the BX Eco-touch, with energy saving features and steam injection that can be programmed for precise times in baking. The company energetically describes it as “an oven that saves time, reduces errors, makes an awesome product, and is fun to use and depend on every day!”
So far, more than 3,000 have been installed in quick-service restaurants, bakeries, cafés and supermarkets in the United States. They are the legacy of Thomas and Walter Belshaw, former builders of marine engines, who began producing patented manual and automated doughnut-making machines in Seattle 90 years ago. They sold thousands worldwide and, today, Belshaw Adamatic is the nation’s largest maker and distributor of doughnut-making equipment.