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August 7, 2004 | Julie Tamaki
Panda Restaurant Group Inc. announced the appointment of a new president as the Rosemead company prepares to nearly double in size over the next three years. The chain of Chinese restaurants appointed Tom Davin, 46, as president and chief operating officer. Davin was previously an operating partner at Brentwood Associates, chairman of Spectrum Clubs Inc. and had served as chief operating officer at Taco Bell Corp. * Julie Tamaki
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BUSINESS
October 28, 1988
Brentwood Associates, a Los Angeles-based investment firm, has named Leslie R. Shaw senior vice president-finance and administration. Hilary Gottlieb, who recently joined Brentwood, will replace Shaw as vice president-finance and administration. Previously, Gottlieb was chief financial officer of Goodtab Management Co. John Walecka was promoted to principal and is managing Brentwood's Northern California office in Menlo Park. Walecka previously was an associate of the firm.
BUSINESS
November 15, 1991
Shaheen Sadeghi, William M. Barnum Jr. and Michael Gray have joined the board of directors of Quiksilver Inc., the Costa Mesa beachwear and casual clothing company. Sadeghi has been president of Quiksilver since August. Barnum is a general partner of Brentwood Associates, a Los Angeles-based venture-capital and management-buyout firm. Gray, after 20 years with St. John Knits, started his own company, Sweet Life Restaurants in Newport Beach.
BUSINESS
January 10, 2001 | Dow Jones
Onyx Acceptance Corp. director G. Bradford Jones reported an 8.4% stake in the Foothill Ranch company Tuesday in a regulatory filing. Jones, general partner of Brentwood Associates, controls 433,592 common shares of Onyx after acquiring 33,592 shares from Brentwood and buying 400,000 shares between Nov. 16 and Dec. 11 at prices varying from $3 to $3.50 a share, according to the report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Onyx shares rose 19 cents to $3.56 in Nasdaq trading.
BUSINESS
April 23, 1998 | MARLA MATZER
Following the completion of its purchase of Los Angeles-based Landmark Theatres, Dallas-based Silver Cinemas Inc. has named Bert Manzari president of Landmark. Manzari, a 24-year theater executive, was previously senior vice president and head film buyer for the Landmark art house chain. Former Landmark President Steve Gilula recently left the company. Landmark will continue to be based in Los Angeles. It operates 50 theaters in 10 states.
BUSINESS
November 15, 1986
Times Mirror said Friday that it has agreed to sell its Graphic Control subsidiary to members of the unit's management together with Brentwood Associates, a private investment firm specializing in leveraged buyouts. Times Mirror said it would receive $121 million in cash and $25 million in preferred stock in exchange for the capital stock of Graphic Control, a Buffalo, N.Y., maker of recording charts, marking systems, disposable medical products and coated imaging papers.
BUSINESS
January 28, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Veggie Grill, the chain of vegetarian restaurants based in Santa Monica,  is planning to double its store count within 18 months. In the first half of the year, branches are set to open in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and Seattle. The company said it more than doubled its locations last year to 16 eateries in California, Oregon and Washington. In its fourth round of equity fund-raising, announced Monday, Veggie Grill said it raised $20 million in common stock funding.
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