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June 6, 2001 | MELINDA FULMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Hewlett-Packard chief Lew Platt is ending his short second career at Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates as founder Jess Jackson has decided to take the company off the market. Platt, 60, was hired in January 2000 as chief executive to restructure the Santa Rosa, Calif.-based firm, one of the largest wineries in the country, and get it ready for a public offering or sale to a large international company that could further its global expansion plans.
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June 6, 2001 | MELINDA FULMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Hewlett-Packard chief Lew Platt is ending his short second career at Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates as founder Jess Jackson has decided to take the company off the market. Platt, 60, was hired in January 2000 as chief executive to restructure the Santa Rosa, Calif.-based firm, one of the largest wineries in the country, and get it ready for a public offering or sale to a large international company that could further its global expansion plans.
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September 18, 1993 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Where do you take a company after its past leaders have already been bestowed legendary status as no less than the founders of Silicon Valley? That's the job facing Lew Platt, 52, as he adds the title of chairman and consolidates his control of Palo Alto-based Hewlett-Packard Co., the world's second-largest computer company.
BUSINESS
September 18, 1993 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Where do you take a company after its past leaders have already been bestowed legendary status as no less than the founders of Silicon Valley? That's the job facing Lew Platt, 52, as he adds the title of chairman and consolidates his control of Palo Alto-based Hewlett-Packard Co., the world's second-largest computer company.
BUSINESS
November 21, 2000 | MELINDA FULMER
Jess Jackson, 70, the founder of Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates, announced his resignation Monday, turning the Santa Rosa, Calif.-based company's top spot over to his wife, Barbara Banke, who helped him found the company winery nearly 20 years ago. Banke will assume the role of chairwoman and continue her role as president of Kendall-Jackson's Cambria Winery. The Jackson family will continue to own the company, which posted $346 million in sales last year.
BUSINESS
December 7, 2001 | JOSEPH MENN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hewlett-Packard Co.'s effort to buy rival Compaq Computer Corp. will face a key test today as a foundation that controls more than 10% of HP's shares debates which way to vote those holdings. The David and Lucille Packard Foundation of Los Altos will hear from Booz Allen Hamilton, a consulting firm that the nonprofit group hired to advise it on the $21-billion merger. If the foundation's 12-member board decides to oppose the deal, analysts and shareholders said the plan probably will fall apart.
NEWS
March 3, 1999 | JOSEPH MENN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hewlett-Packard Co., the pioneering technology firm held for decades as the standard for success in Silicon Valley, said Tuesday that it would split into two companies as it comes to grips with faltering momentum in the computer business. The company's collegial management style, which prizes both innovation and loyalty, has long been admired throughout corporate America. But as the firm expanded into increasingly diverse operations, management appeared to lose focus.
NEWS
September 18, 1993 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ending one of the most extraordinary careers in California business history, David Packard on Friday announced his resignation as chairman of Hewlett-Packard Co., the electronics powerhouse he co-founded 54 years ago. Together with partner Bill Hewlett, Packard built a company whose technical competence, innovative management practices and consistent commercial success made it the prototype of the high-tech start-up and one of the most widely admired corporations in the world.
BUSINESS
August 9, 2000 | MELINDA FULMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two of California's largest vintners, Kendall-Jackson and Beringer Wine Estates, are discussing a merger that could lead to the creation of the country's largest premium-wine company, officials confirmed Tuesday.
BUSINESS
November 8, 2001 | JOSEPH MENN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The odds of Hewlett-Packard Co. completing its $21-billion acquisition of Compaq Computer Corp. fell below 50% on Wednesday, shareholders and analysts said, after another HP co-founder's son said he opposed the deal. David W. Packard said late Tuesday that he was likely to vote his personal HP shares and the 25 million shares held by the Packard Humanities Institute against the transaction.
BUSINESS
January 2, 1994 | DONNA K. H. WALTERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Now, we know you read the newspaper every day, but last year went by so rapidly and so much has happened in the world of high finance that it's tough to make sense of all the changes. To get a good, heads-up start on the new year, you've got to know what's what--what's in and what's out. So we'll tell you. To begin with, we want to say that not all these changes were our ideas. For instance, the venerable Sears catalogue is out--out of print, out of business--not because we want it that way.
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