March 29, 1994 |
Rockwell, the highest-ranking Orange County company on the Fortune 500, had dropped again when the annual listing of the nation's biggest industrial companies was released Monday. Rockwell, the giant technology conglomerate based in Seal Beach, dropped slightly to 45th place from 43rd, with $10.8 billion in revenues. Rockwell makes products for the aerospace, automobile and telecommunications businesses. It was in 35th place two years ago with revenues of more than $12 billion.
September 29, 1993 |
And you thought your boss was tough. T. J. Rodgers, head of Cypress Semiconductor, holds up paychecks if his vice presidents don't do evaluations on time, Fortune magazine reported. Linda Wachner, chief executive officer of Warnaco, once kept an executive waiting three days, then dismissed him after a two-minute meeting, the magazine said. Steve Jobs of Next Computer has addressed workers in a way that family newspapers could only describe thus: "!$&?+!%/;)!" In its Oct.
July 22, 1993
Eight California-based companies--three in Southern California--are on Fortune magazine's new list of the nation's 25 fastest-growing companies. They are ranked by percentage of compounded annual sales growth over three to five years. Sales are for the last four quarters available, through June 30, in millions of dollars: Growth Sales Rank Company, location (percent) (millions) 1 Wellfleet Comm.; Billerica, Mass. 243 $148.7 2 BE Aerospace; Wellington, Fla. 207 198.
June 11, 1993
The oil-rich Sultan of Brunei and the Walton family of Wal-Mart fame led the list of Fortune magazine's annual ranking of the world's wealthiest people. Americans dominate the domain of billionaires with 26 individuals or families on the list of the richest 101. Wealth* Rank Name (billions) 1 Sultan of Brunei $37.0 2 Walton family $23.5 3 Mars family $14.0 4 Minoru Mori, $13.0 Akira Mori 5 Samuel I. Newhouse Jr., $10.0 Donald Newhouse, & family Publications 6 King Fahd $10.
October 15, 1992
Seattle, above, is the best city for business in the country, according to Fortune magazine's fourth-annual ranking of 60 metropolitan areas. The magazine noted that Seattle is home of America's biggest exporter, Boeing, and is one of the nation's largest seaports. Fortune compiled its list by asking Moran Stahl & Boyer, a consulting firm, to survey more than 900 executives on subjects ranging from taxes and social conflict to the quality of the labor force.