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January 26, 1985 | KATHLEEN DAY, Times Staff Writer
Beverly Hills financier Bernard B. Katz was reelected to the board of Helionetics Inc. Friday, just 10 months after resigning under pressure as director of the Santa Ana company and three weeks after giving public assurances that he would keep his distance from its day-to-day operations. The company said Friday that the board also elected Michael Mann, acting president of the laser and power converter manufacturer, president and chief executive. Acting chairman Wilson K.
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April 27, 1995 | ROSS KERBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Beverly Hills financier Bernard B. Katz invests recklessly, as his critics contend, he says it is only because of his commitment to complex technologies that require years of development. But no technology guarantees a profit without a well-structured organization behind it. Katz was reminded of that principle Wednesday when his holding company, Irvine-based Helionetics Inc., reported a $21.
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September 23, 1987 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, Times Staff Writer
Bernard B. Katz, the Los Angeles financier who built two fast-growing high-tech companies that subsequently flopped, has sued Bank of America and Downey Savings & Loan Assn. in Costa Mesa for $315 million, alleging breach of contract in their liquidation of a third company in which Katz owns a 45% interest. The financial institutions are trying to recover $15 million in loans made to Helionetics of Irvine, a once-soaring laser firm that Katz bankrolled.
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February 22, 1989 | DAVID OLMOS, Times Staff Writer
Helionetics Inc. has emerged from bankruptcy after a bitter 2 1/2-year reorganization battle with former director Bernard B. Katz firmly back in control of the Irvine defense contractor. At one time, there were four groups vying for control of the company. But under a plan approved in bankruptcy court in Santa Ana, Katz and his wife, Susan E. Barnes, and George de B. Bell, a Katz business associate and chairman of the Philadelphia investment bank Janney Montgomery Scott Inc.
BUSINESS
April 27, 1995 | ROSS KERBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Beverly Hills financier Bernard B. Katz invests recklessly, as his critics contend, he says it is only because of his commitment to complex technologies that require years of development. But no technology guarantees a profit without a well-structured organization behind it. Katz was reminded of that principle Wednesday when his holding company, Irvine-based Helionetics Inc., reported a $21.
BUSINESS
February 22, 1989 | DAVID OLMOS, Times Staff Writer
Helionetics Inc. has emerged from bankruptcy after a bitter 2 1/2-year reorganization battle with former director Bernard B. Katz firmly back in control of the Irvine defense contractor. At one time, there were four groups vying for control of the company. But under a plan approved in bankruptcy court in Santa Ana, Katz and his wife, Susan E. Barnes, and George de B. Bell, a Katz business associate and chairman of the Philadelphia investment bank Janney Montgomery Scott Inc.
BUSINESS
September 9, 1985
Santa Monica-based Compucorp, which earlier named Beverly Hills financier Bernard B. Katz chairman, elected as vice chairman Chaz Haba, chairman of Haba Systems Inc. of Van Nuys.
BUSINESS
June 8, 1985
Beverly Hills financier Bernard B. Katz resigned as a director of Compucorp because of a "potential conflict of interest," the company said in a statement. The statement didn't specify what the potential conflict is, and no spokesman was available for comment. Katz is the largest shareholder in Compucorp, which makes office-automation systems. Compucorp, in its statement, said Katz "reconfirmed his faith in the company's management and his continued confidence in its prospects for the future."
BUSINESS
March 13, 1985
U.S. District Judge William D. Keller said that a racketeering charge, included in a suit filed last fall by a former chairman and a former consultant to the Santa Ana company, had no merit. He also threw out charges of securities fraud made by former consultant Marvin Stern but said similar charges by former Chairman Wendell B. Sell could be refiled. The y-month-old suit against the high-technology company and its largest shareholder, Bernard B.
BUSINESS
September 23, 1987 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, Times Staff Writer
Bernard B. Katz, the Los Angeles financier who built two fast-growing high-tech companies that subsequently flopped, has sued Bank of America and Downey Savings & Loan Assn. in Costa Mesa for $315 million, alleging breach of contract in their liquidation of a third company in which Katz owns a 45% interest. The financial institutions are trying to recover $15 million in loans made to Helionetics of Irvine, a once-soaring laser firm that Katz bankrolled.
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January 26, 1985 | KATHLEEN DAY, Times Staff Writer
Beverly Hills financier Bernard B. Katz was reelected to the board of Helionetics Inc. Friday, just 10 months after resigning under pressure as director of the Santa Ana company and three weeks after giving public assurances that he would keep his distance from its day-to-day operations. The company said Friday that the board also elected Michael Mann, acting president of the laser and power converter manufacturer, president and chief executive. Acting chairman Wilson K.
BUSINESS
October 2, 1985
Bernard B. Katz, the controversial on-again, off-again director of Helionetics Inc., was reelected to the firm's board of directors. Katz, principal shareholder in the Irvine-based high-technology firm, resigned from the board of directors last May, saying that he wanted to avoid conflicts of interest while the board was negotiating for Helionetics to buy out his minority interest in two Helionetics subsidiaries, HLX Laser and Marinco HLX.
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