October 5, 2001 |
ServiceMaster Co. agreed to sell its facilities management unit to Aramark Corp. for $800 million, as part of a shift in focus from the institutional market to residential customers. ServiceMaster, a Downers Grove, Ill., provider of housecleaning and pest control services, also agreed to sell some of the landscape construction operations of its TruGreen unit to Environmental Industries Inc., a closely held Calabasas company. Terms weren't disclosed.
April 4, 1995
Valley Crest Landscape Inc., a Calabasas-based landscaping and construction company, said it has been awarded an $18-million contract to construct the equestrian center for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Valley Crest said it began work on the 200-acre equestrian complex six months ago after winning the contract from the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games.
December 29, 1999
* Bankers Trust Private Banking has named Aaron Sokol private banking relationship manager and vice president of the Los Angeles-based unit of Deutsche Bank. Sokol will be responsible for new business development for the high-net-worth private banking markets. He previously served as a portfolio manager at Los Angeles-based Scudder Kemper Investments Inc. * Edelman Public Relations Worldwide has appointed Gail Becker general manager and executive vice president of its Los Angeles office.
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November 21, 2000
* James Bradley has joined Altamira in Burbank as vice president of technology. Bradley will lead the development of new licensed and proprietary digital imaging processes and products. Altamira develops and markets image scaling and high-resolution image technology. * Richard H. Klein has joined Environmental Industries Inc. of Calabasas as senior vice president of corporate development.
April 13, 2000
* Stan Lee, the legendary Marvel Comics guru and creator of Spider-Man, the Hulk and the X-Men, has signed on to work with his former archenemies at DC Comics. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Under the arrangement, Lee will be allowed to re-create the lives and times of DC's most recognizable characters, including Superman and Batman. Lee, 77, remains the comic book industry's preeminent figure, even after 60 years in the business. He is still chairman emeritus of Los Angeles-based Marvel.