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November 23, 1993
James B. Barton has been appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer of Diceon Electronics Inc., an Irvine manufacturer of circuit boards. He will have responsibility for all sales and operations. Before joining the company in 1992, Barton spent six years as president, chief executive and chairman of Sigma Circuits, a circuit board manufacturer. He also was with Kollmorgen Corp.
October 4, 2013 | By Joe Flint
The gig: John Rogovin, 52, is executive vice president and general counsel for Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. As the top legal eagle for the storied movie and television studio, Rogovin oversees a staff of more than 160 lawyers and is involved in such matters as structuring production deals, copyright issues, contract disputes with talent and fights over intellectual property. Beltway insider: Born and raised in Washington, Rogovin was a Capitol Hill insider before he could crawl.
March 22, 1987
Bullock's Department Stores announced that Frank Doroff has been named executive vice president for merchandising, stores and sales promotion, reporting to Allen I. Questrom, chairman and CEO. Doroff, 37, joined Bullock's in 1983 as senior vice president of ready-to-wear merchandise. Questrom and James E. Gray, president of Bullock's will continue to be responsible for overseeing the operations of the Bullock's Wilshire stores.
September 9, 2012 | By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
The gig: Helen Verno is the queen of television movies and miniseries. An executive vice president at Sony Pictures Television, Verno has overseen the development and production of hundreds of projects during more than two decades with the studio. Her most recent success was the Emmy-nominated "Hatfields & McCoys," which starred Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton and scored record ratings for the History Channel this year. Engrossed by movies: A Bronx native, Verno spent her teen years eating popcorn and staring at the big screen.
December 20, 1997
Norman Flicker, 68, executive vice president of the Samuel Goldwyn Co. A lawyer educated at New York University, Flicker served in the Navy and then began his film industry career in the legal department of Paramount Pictures in New York. He rose to vice president and helped structure contracts for such films as "Love Story," "The Godfather," "The Great Gatsby" and "Becket."
October 24, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hilton Hotels Corp. announced the election of Michael A. Ribero as executive vice president--marketing and strategic planning, and F. Michael O'Brien as executive vice president--gaming and hotel development.
August 7, 2012 | By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times
Michael J. Tannourji has been named executive vice president of advertising for the Los Angeles Times Media Group. The former director of business development for the Ernst & Young accounting firm will be responsible for generating revenue at the media organization, which publishes the Los Angeles Times and the Hoy Spanish-language newspaper and operates and other websites. Tannourji replaces John T. O'Loughlin, who left the company this year. "Mike Tannourji's strong track record in transforming businesses for growth and profitability makes him uniquely suited to his new position," said Kathy Thomson, president and chief operating officer of Times Media.
June 10, 2012 | By Phil Rogers
Look for Frank Robinson to replace Jimmie Lee Solomon , who was fired last week from his position as MLB's executive vice president, baseball development. Robinson would be on equal footing with Joe Torre , who returned to his position as executive vice president, baseball operations, after being part of an unsuccessful attempt to buy the Dodgers.... Although Thomas Tull's group has added Tony Gwynn and Phil Mickelson as a piece of the Peter O'Malley effort, Steven Cohen remains the frontrunner in bidding for the San Diego Padres.
June 3, 2012 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
The next president of the University of Redlands will be Ralph W. Kuncl, a neurology professor who has been the provost and executive vice president at the University of Rochester, school officials announced Saturday. Kuncl is expected in mid-August to succeed James R. Appleton, who has served as president of the University of Redlands for more than 20 years over two non-consecutive terms. The private university, which enrolls 4,700 students, offers undergraduate and graduate programs at its main Inland Empire campus in Redlands and satellite facilities throughout Southern California.
April 3, 2012 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Wayne M. Hoffman, the retired chairman of Tiger International, the Century City-based parent company of the Flying Tiger Line, which was once the world's largest air cargo carrier, has died. He was 89. Hoffman died Saturday of natural causes at his home in Indian Wells, said Nissen Davis, a family friend. A former railroad attorney who rose to become executive vice president of the New York Central Railroad, Hoffman was recruited to become chairman of the Flying Tiger Line in 1967.
March 25, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan and Mark Medina
Jeanie Buss couldn't help but laugh. She's Phil Jackson's longtime companion but says she doesn't even know how much he wants to coach in the NBA again. "I can't answer that question," said Buss, a Lakers executive vice president. "Only he can. Nobody's called him. Unless somebody calls, we won't know how to answer that question. " That uncertainty also applies to the New York Knicks, who recently fired coach Mike D'Antoni . Jackson won 11 NBA championships as a coach — six with the Chicago Bulls and five with the Lakers.
March 23, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
Jim Buss said Friday the Lakers are "the team to beat" in the West and praised Coach Mike Brown for doing a "fantastic" job this season. "The formula is pointing toward a deep run in the playoffs," Buss, the Lakers' executive vice president of player personnel, said during an in-studio interview with Steve Mason and John Ireland on ESPN 710 radio. Buss said the Lakers are a championship-caliber team and said his opinion is shared by Kobe Bryant , whom he said he will never trade.
February 10, 2012 | By Jerry Hirsch, Los Angeles Times
Ford Motor Co. announced a series of senior management changes but gave no hint to who might succeed Alan Mulally as the automaker's next chief executive. Lewis Booth, executive vice president and chief financial officer, and Derrick Kuzak, group vice president of global product development, have elected to retire effective April 1. Each has served the automaker for more than 30 years and at times has been mentioned as a possible successor to Mulally. Booth, 63, will be succeeded by Bob Shanks, who is currently vice president and controller, it was announced Thursday.
August 17, 2011 | By Anthony York, Los Angeles Times
Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to name retired Bank of America Executive Vice President Michael E. Rossi as his new top jobs advisor, numerous Capitol sources have confirmed. Brown is expected to announce the appointment at a Capitol news conference Thursday. Rossi could not be reached for comment. According to BusinessWeek magazine, Rossi began his career with Bank of America in 1966, working as a desk officer in San Francisco. After a series of international banking roles for Citibank and Wells Fargo, he returned to Bank of America in 1986 as senior vice president.
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