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Stoecker: No Time To Rest on Laurels

TECHNOLOGY: CEO says move shows OC commitmentWhen a quarterly report of good financial results roll in at fast-growing Alteryx Inc., you have a minute to feel totally self-satisfied—then it’s back to work, according to its chief executive.

Meade Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

Irvine-based telescope maker Meade Instruments Corp. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection six years after being taken over by a Chinese company.

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LoanDepot Hires CIO/CTO

Foothill Ranch-based lender LoanDepot named Sudhir Nair its Chief Information and Technology Officer.

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Alteryx Names COO

Alteryx Inc. (NYSE: AYX), an Irvine-based data analytics software maker, has named Silicon Valley veteran Scott Davidson its chief operating officer, a new post.

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ShiftPixy Wants Extension From SEC

ShiftPixy Inc. (NASDAQ: PIXY), a tech-based restaurant staffing company in Irvine, seeks an extension to file its annual report with the SEC and the company CEO says it’s due to the auditors needing more time to finish their job.

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Startup Names Chief Business Officer

Locate Inventory in Laguna Hills names Annie Terry chief business officer.

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Rhiana Barr New KushCo HR Chief

Legal cannabis products provider KushCo Holdings Inc. named Rhiana Barr chief people officer, a new position.

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Karma Unwraps SC2 Concept, Revero GTS

Irvine automaker Karma Automotive revealed on Tuesday a new concept car and 2020 Revero GTS during the Los Angeles Auto Show.

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OC Restaurant Association Buys TacoTuesday Domain

The OC Restaurant Association said it’s bought the domain in what will, in the near term, be a marketing play for restaurants before eventually monetizing parts of the site.

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Allied Universal Buys Vinson

Santa Ana’s Allied Universal, the largest private security firm in North America, bought Vinson Guard Service, a New Orleans-based guard services firm in the southeastern United States, the two companies said today.

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Tyvak in NASA Moon Program

Irvine-based nano-satellite company Tyvak said it will provide a moon lander for NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services program.

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Starboard Takes Acacia Stake

Patent licenser Acacia Research Corp. (Nasdaq: ACTG) in Newport Beach said it will get up to $400 million under an agreement with New York-based investment adviser Starboard Value LP.

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Salas O’Brien Buys Again

Santa Ana engineering firm Salas O’Brien bought RMS Engineers in Richardson, Texas, on undisclosed terms. RMS does heavy industrial consulting in Texas for chemical; oil and gas; paper and pulp; and mining companies.

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New CFO at Ingram Micro

Mike Zilis, who’s led much of Ingram Micro Inc.’s international strategy and operations, has been named chief financial officer of the Irvine-based wholesale tech distributor, succeeding Gina Mastantuono effective Jan. 1.

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Karma Names Head of Silicon Valley Office, Autonomous Driving

Karma Automotive hired an executive to lead its new Silicon Valley office and its autonomous driving program.

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Mission Critical Buys Again

Huntington Beach-based Mission Critical Electronics bought Purkeys Fleet Electric in Arkansas.

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