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EMPLOYMENT: Exec searcher puts OCer in charge of SoCal bid
Global executive search firm Boyden World Corp. has re-entered Southern California and tapped Orange County resident Peter Santora as a managing partner to oversee its operations here and in the Los Angeles market.
Nearly 400 on Hand at Business Journal, CSUF Event
A crowd of more than 375 turned out for a Nov. 13 luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Irvine to laud five honorees as part of the 14th annual Family Owned Business awards hosted by the Business Journal and California State University, Fullerton’s Center for Family Business.
Softer Demand, BK in Mix; 2 Newcomers Make List
Orange County’s largest chipmakers combined for a slight drop in jobs over the last 12 months as the local industry was hit by restructurings, a bankruptcy and generally soft demand. Includes the 2013 OC's LARGEST CHIPMAKERS list for download (pdf)
Other news items of interest from the Orange County Business Journal
Says It Opens Up Product Pipeline, Expansion Paths
Executives of Irvine-based Quality Systems Inc. are bubbling over about their company’s newest deal.
Anaheim Buy Follows Yorba Linda Auction Win
Rexford Industrial Realty Inc., a Los Angeles-based industrial real estate investor that went public this year, has snapped up a pair of business parks in North County for about $23.3 million.
Former Quest Executive Scouts Twin Cities
Vinny Smith’s Toba Capital has taken another stake in a Minnesota-based storage networking provider headed by venture partner and former Quest Software executive Walter Angerer.
Microsemi Corp. Chief Executive Jim Peterson has been named chairman of the Aliso Viejo-based chipmaker.
Tim Leyden has been named chief financial officer at Western Digital Corp. for the second time in six years, the Irvine-based drive maker announced Thursday.
Emulex Corp.’s ongoing battle with activist investors came to a head Monday when the Costa Mesa-based networking equipment maker announced that Executive Chairman and former Chief Executive Jim McCluney will step down.
TECHNOLOGY: GreenWave moving to bigger HQ, hiring 200+
A low-profile Irvine technology company headed by former Apple, Google and Cisco Systems executives is in the midst of an aggressive expansion plan in Orange County.
MEDIA: Local Corp. enjoys success, eyes more growth
Local Corp. bills itself as the “No. 2” player in the online directory marketplace, second only to Atlanta-based YP Intellectual Property LLC, which runs Yellowpages.com.
REAL ESTATE: Company adds 60,000 SF for future growth
Western Digital Corp., Orange County’s largest publicly traded technology company by market value, has added another sizable chunk of space to its headquarters at the Park Place office campus in Irvine.
Other items of interest Orange County Business Journal
Agency’s Work for Major Auto Brands Gave It Edge
Autobytel Inc. in Irvine will outsource the ad sales portion of its business to Jumpstart Automotive Group, a San Francisco-based automotive marketing and advertising company.