Kia Motors America Inc. in Irvine hired Bill Peffer as its new vice president of sales, a position Michael Sprague held until he was promoted to chief operating officer in 2015.
Fisher Phillips said client TrafFix Devices Inc. won a race discrimination and wrongful termination case in Orange County Superior Court.
Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. in Cambridge, Mass., named Douglas Ingram its president and chief executive officer.
Huntington Beach-based Boardriders Inc., which owns the Quiksilver, Roxy and DC Shoes brands, named Nate Smith president of its Americas region.
Shares of ADOMANI Inc. surged in afterhours trading Wednesday and opened at $17.30 this morning, the highest price in its short public history on the NASDAQ Capital Market.
Elite Aerospace Group in Tustin acquired Halo Industries Inc. on undisclosed terms.
Anaheim-based medical device maker ClearFlow Inc. secured Food and Drug Administration approval for the FlowGlide Active Clearance Technology System, a device that clears chest tubes to prevent or reduce retention of blood and fluids.
Connerton Company Inc., a Santa Ana-based manufacturer of cooking equipment for the foodservice industry, was bought by Genkraft Technologies of Long Beach on undisclosed terms.
Royalty Carpet Mills Inc., a longtime area carpet manufacturer based in Irvine, has closed, as have several affiliated companies.
Shares of Newport Beach-based ADOMANI Inc. surged this morning on its debut on the NASDAQ Capital Market after becoming the first equity crowdfunded company to list on the tech heavy exchange.
Michigan-based Kellogg Co. is shuttering its distribution center in La Palma and cutting 280 jobs there, according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification the cereal and snack giant filed with the state Employment Development Department.
Chipmaker Conexant Systems LLC in Irvine agreed to be acquired by Synaptics Inc. for about $342 million.
Allergan PLC will buy Stuart-Fla.-based Keller Medical Inc. in Stuart, Fla., which makes a breast implant insertion device that reduces surgeon and patient contact during surgeries.
Newport Beach start-up Obsidian Security has raised $9.5 million in Series A funding led by Silicon Valley venture capitalist Greylock Partners.
Irvine-based analytics software maker Alteryx Inc. bought a Brooklyn, N.Y. company and debuted a new service developed from another recent purchase.