January 24, 1985
Warren N. Lieberfarb has been promoted to president of Warner Bros. Inc.'s Home Video division. For the past year he had been executive vice president and general manager of the unit. He will continue to be responsible for Warner Home Video's international operations. Lieberfarb had a previous stint at Warner as a vice president and executive assistant to then-chairman Ted Ashley. Later, he was vice president for international advertising and publicity.
May 8, 1986 |
A Los Angeles area company under contract to produce a key sensor for the braking system on the new B-1 bomber is under investigation by the U.S. attorney's office, Justice Department sources here said Wednesday. The probe, described as still in its preliminary stages, led to a raid last month on the headquarters of AMEX Systems Inc. in Hawthorne and the seizure of large amounts of internal documents, the sources said.
April 1, 1997 |
Tom Brancati stepped away from the world of advanced telecommunications last year when he left his post as president and chief executive of the Whittaker Corp. of Simi Valley. He stepped away, but he didn't step far. Brancati has reemerged on the Ventura County scene as the newest member of the board of directors of TeleProcessing Products Inc., a Simi Valley-based manufacturer of access systems for telecommunications service providers, network system integrators and corporations.
September 18, 1990 |
Manuel R. Caldera, a former Los Angeles defense contractor active in community affairs, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit bribery and defraud the United States in connection with a defense contracting scandal. The 59-year-old investment banker and founder of Amex Systems Inc. faces seven years imprisonment and $500,000 in fines.
January 13, 1985
Ground has been broken at the 17-acre Marina Gateway Business Park in Chula Vista, just off Interstate 5 at J Street, according to Mike McDonald, partner with Greenwald/McDonald, the developer's general partner. Amex Systems Inc., a Hawthorne-based high-technology firm, will be anchor tenant in the master-planned park with a 10-year lease valued at $9 million.
April 5, 1989 |
A former Navy official revealed Tuesday that the extent of bribery in the Pentagon procurement scandal is wider than previously believed, testifying that he accepted tens of thousands of dollars in bribes from defense consultants and contractors over the last 10 years. Among those allegedly paying bribes were several persons not previously linked publicly to the case, including Los Angeles businessman Manuel R. Caldera, former owner of a defense contracting firm. The disclosure by Stuart E.