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June 20, 1990 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Odetics Inc. said Tuesday that it has purchased two small companies to complement several of its existing businesses. Odetics acquired K-Systems Inc., a maker of timing products for the defense, electronics and aerospace industries with five employees in El Paso, Tex. It also purchased Infodetics Corp., a document management and control company with 32 employees in Anaheim, said Joel Slutzky, Odetics chairman and chief executive.
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August 18, 1991 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 1969, engineer Joel Slutzky and five co-workers quit their jobs at a large aerospace manufacturer in Azusa to form their own company to build tape machines that would enable satellites to record data in space. Slutzky and his colleagues--eager to pursue a business that their former employer frowned upon and to create a company where going to work would be fun--founded Odetics Inc. in Anaheim. Today, the company employs 650 people and has annual sales of more than $55 million.
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BUSINESS
August 18, 1991 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 1969, engineer Joel Slutzky and five co-workers quit their jobs at a large aerospace manufacturer in Azusa to form their own company to build tape machines that would enable satellites to record data in space. Slutzky and his colleagues--eager to pursue a business that their former employer frowned upon and to create a company where going to work would be fun--founded Odetics Inc. in Anaheim. Today, the company employs 650 people and has annual sales of more than $55 million.
BUSINESS
June 20, 1990 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Odetics Inc. said Tuesday that it has purchased two small companies to complement several of its existing businesses. Odetics acquired K-Systems Inc., a maker of timing products for the defense, electronics and aerospace industries with five employees in El Paso, Tex. It also purchased Infodetics Corp., a document management and control company with 32 employees in Anaheim, said Joel Slutzky, Odetics chairman and chief executive.
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May 3, 1987 | JOHN O'DELL, Assistant Business Editor
They've come to Orange County in droves in the past two decades; businesses big and small. There were almost 50,000 of them at last count. And each year, hundreds more arrive; finding in Orange County the climate, the skilled labor pool, the living conditions, the proximity to major national and international markets and financial centers that make this area one of the prime business addresses in the world.
BUSINESS
June 16, 1989
Odetics Inc., Anaheim, reported earnings of $1 million for its 1989 fiscal year ended March 31, an increase of 18%. In fiscal 1988, Odetics earned $897,000. The company's revenue totaled $54.8 million, up 10% from last year's $49.7 million. Chairman Joel Slutzky said the increases reflected "balanced growth" in the company's commercial and government businesses. Odetics makes robotic systems, tape recorders used aboard the space shuttle, and automated equipment for the broadcasting industry.
BUSINESS
February 9, 2002
* Odetics Inc. in Anaheim has named Greg Miner chief executive officer. He succeeds Joel Slutzky, a co-founder of the company, who will remain chairman. Miner previously served as the company's chief operating officer and chief financial officer. * Wendy's International Inc. reported a 35% increase in quarterly earnings at its Wendy's and Tim Hortons restaurant chains. The operator of the third-largest U.S. hamburger chain said net income rose to $46.6 million, or 42 cents a share.
NEWS
May 3, 1987 | JOHN O'DELL, Assistant Business Editor
They've come to Orange County in droves in the past two decades; businesses big and small. There were almost 50,000 of them at last count. And each year, hundreds more arrive; finding in Orange County the climate, the skilled labor pool, the living conditions, the proximity to major national and international markets and financial centers that make this area one of the prime business addresses in the world.
BUSINESS
February 25, 1992 | Dean Takahashi / Times staff writer
Odetics Out in Front: Joel Slutzky, chief executive of Odetics Inc., said last week that his high-tech company is preparing to launch in April an automated tape library, or a robotic machine that can retrieve data storage tapes from a library and quickly feed them to a minicomputer. William Gibson, an analyst at Cruttenden & Co.
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