C.W. Driver’s Top Project: Prioritizing Employees
C.W. Driver Chief Executive Dana Roberts has just wrapped the first half of a corporate retreat, 2020 style.
DEVICES: $26M in first full-year sales
Irvine-based ophthalmologic device maker Ivantis Inc. has witnessed what its chief executive is calling one of the most successful U.S. medical device product launches in 20 years.
SOFTWARE: 2020 focus on workers’ health
Ask chief executive Ray Grainger one key to software company Mavenlink’s success, and he’ll tell you it’s having transparent communication about everything, including the wins, the losses and key financial measures.
Williamson to Lead Merage Business School
The UCI Paul Merage School of Business traversed the Pacific Ocean to find its incoming dean: Ian Williamson, the pro-vice chancellor and dean of the business school at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.
TECHNOLOGY: Offers training on ESRI platform
Brandman University, which is geared towards working adults, is unveiling several data analytics certificates this fall to meet the needs of businesses.
UCI, Chapman Up; Drop for Online-Only
Business schools serving Orange County are seeing mixed signs this year.
Most Districts Commit To An Online Year of Learning
Student enrollment is down nationally nearly 2% for associate, undergraduate and graduate programs across the country because of the pandemic, according to a recent report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.
$1B Cancer Center Underway; Military Wins; Spanish Drug Investment
Orange County’s business community last year celebrated the Business Journal’s 25th annual Women in Business Awards luncheon at the Hotel Irvine, where Aston Martin Americas President Laura Schwab delivered the keynote address. The winners, selected from 200 nominees, have not been resting on their laurels, even in the era of the coronavirus. Here are updates on what the five winners have been doing.
DIAGNOSTICS: Irvine dispensing manufacturer plots growth
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INNOVATION: UCI sees future in medical devices
UCI Health, Orange County’s only academic health system, continues to invest in what it believes to be the future of healthcare: digital tools and medical devices.
INNOVATION: Edwards continues expansion plans
OC’s top medical device makers continue to power a growing workforce in Orange County.
DRUGMAKERS: Urovant sees largest job boost
2020 has been a year of realignment and redirection for a number of Orange County’s largest drugmakers.
Insurance Giant Employs 1,600 in Orange County
Mercury General Corp. (NYSE: MCY) is an insurance holding company headquartered in Los Angeles where about 100 work at its 41,000-square-foot facility.
OC Exec Bialik Cites M&A, Sales Hires
The Irvine office of Gallagher was the fastest grower on the Business Journal’s annual list of insurance brokers in this week’s issue (see list, page 25).
Revenue Increases; 2.8% Local Support Staff Dip
Orange County’s largest insurance brokers as a group saw their revenue grow 10% in 2019, up from 12% in 2018.