MANUFACTURING

Most OC Carmakers Down in October

Most OC-based automakers saw lower car sales in October and year-to-date.

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Ducommun Q3 Mixed, Invokes Restructuring

Santa Ana-based Ducommun Inc. reported mixed results for the third quarter and announced a restructuring plan.

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Microsemi in $130M Strategic Buy

Aliso Viejo-based Microsemi Corp. has reached a deal to acquire the timing device business of Vectron International for $130 million.

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Dendreon Adds 5 Senior Execs

Dendreon Pharmaceuticals LLC expanded its senior management with three new hires and two promotions.

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Edwards Builds-Out ‘Tool Box’

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. reported $481 million in global sales for its core transcatheter heart valve technology, up some 17% from the same period a year ago but down compared with its last two quarters—$539 million for the first quarter and $487 million for the second quarter.

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Legacy Brander Launches Sites

MerchSource LLC launched retail websites for its FAO Schwartz and 5th Avenue Bergdorf Goodman brands.

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Hyundai Names Ex-Toyota Exec COO

Hyundai Motor America Inc. named Brian Smith its chief operating officer.

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Automotive App Cuts Lending Deal

AutoGravity Corp. has another lender on its car-shopping app.

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HyperX Nets First NBA Sponsorship

The gaming division of Fountain Valley-based Kingston Technology Inc. has been named the official headset partner of the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Kaiser Aluminum Misses

Kaiser Aluminum Corp. reported revenue and earnings for the September quarter that fell below Wall Street expectations.

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J.D. Power CEO to Retire

J.D. Power Chief Executive Finbarr O’Neill will retire in March.

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Auto Industry’s Nordstrom

Worried you may not like your new ride the minute you park it in the garage? No problem, Hyundai Motor America Inc. will take it back within three days of purchase.

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ChromaDex Hires Ex-Mattel CFO

Irvine-based ChromaDex Corp., a maker of ingredients for dietary supplements, hired Kevin Farr as its new chief financial officer, effective immediately.

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Autobytel Rebrands

Autobytel Inc. in Irvine changed its name to AutoWeb Inc. and its Nasdaq stock ticker symbol to “AUTO.”

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SJC Office Products Maker Sold

Smead Manufacturing Co. Inc. bought U Brands LLC on undisclosed terms.

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