Orange County Business Journal


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Toshiba Chief Nominee Had Six-Year Tenure in OC

37-Year Company Vet Ran Medical Systems Unit

The executive in line to take over Toshiba Corp.’s struggling global operation and tarnished brand spent six years in Orange County leading a key U.S. unit based in Tustin during his long tenure with the Japanese conglomerate.

Steadfast a Record Maker with Music City Purchase

$110M Apartment Deal Tops for Nashville Region

An affiliate of Irvine-based Steadfast Cos. has bought a big apartment complex in the suburbs of Nashville, Tenn., in what local news reports say is the priciest multifamily deal the area has ever seen.

Chapman U. Incubator Ventures Into Show Business

Links Lawyers, Students For Entertainment Startups

Chapman University’s Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship has expanded into entertainment. The shift at the incubator comes at the direction of Professor Judd Funk, a former entertainment lawyer who worked for several Hollywood studios and who teaches at Chapman’s law and film schools.

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Montage’s Pendry in Baltimore Named

The Baltimore hotel Montage Hotels & Resorts will run under its Pendry brand has been named Sagamore Pendry Baltimore.

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Kia, Hyundai Aid UCI Power Program

Irvine-based Kia Motors America Inc. and Chino-based Hyundai America Technical Center Inc. will work with the Advanced Power and Energy Program at University of California-Irvine.

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Rutan Launches New Practice Group

Costa Mesa-based Rutan & Tucker LLP created a public-private partnerships practice group, led by William Eliopoulos, its Silicon Valley-based construction partner.

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Data Analytics Company Launches

A Frost Data Capital data analytics startup officially launched today.

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New CEO for GPS Software Maker

Irvine-based Spireon Inc. today announced that Kevin Weiss was named chief executive and the company surpassed 3 million subscriptions for its GPS vehicle telematics software.

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Angels Ads Aim at Less Obvious Fans

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim signed Santa Ana-based Amusement Park to create a campaign targeting “women and other groups typically outside the scope of MLB marketing.”

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New Burger Restaurants for OC

Burger Boss LLC in Corona plans to open at least five corporate-owned locations in Orange County by year-end.

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Alorica to Double in Size

Irvine-based call center operator Alorica Inc. will acquire Expert Global Solutions in Plano, Texas, on undisclosed terms.

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Santa Fe Springs Distributor Sold

Santa Fe Springs-based distributor USE Co. Inc. has been sold on undisclosed terms to Ingersoll Rand in Davidson, N.C.

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Advantage Solutions Makes Buy

Irvine-based Advantage Solutions acquired ecommerce specialist Sage Tree LLC in Naperville, Ill. on undisclosed terms.

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Santa Ana College President Named

Linda Rose, currently president of Los Angeles Southwest College, will be Santa Ana College’s new president, effective July 18.

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Opus Bank Wins Design Award

Irvine-based Opus Bank has received the International Interior Design Association’s 2016 Calibre Design award in the small workspace category.