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July 13, 1991 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mazda Motor Corp. plans to triple the size of its U.S. research and development operations and hire several hundred more workers here and elsewhere in the United States. Officials at Irvine-based Mazda Research & Development of North America confirmed reports from Japan saying Friday that the expansion is part of the car maker's plan to further "localize" research in the U.S. market. Mazda's U.S. research arm employs 166 people in Irvine and in Ann Arbor and Flat Rock, Mich.
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July 13, 1991 | CRISTINA LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mazda Motor Corp. plans to triple the size of its U.S. research and development operations and hire several hundred more workers here and elsewhere in the United States. Officials at Irvine-based Mazda Research & Development of North America confirmed reports from Japan saying Friday that the expansion is part of the car maker's plan to further "localize" research in the U.S. market. Mazda's U.S. research arm employs 166 people in Irvine and in Ann Arbor and Flat Rock, Mich.
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October 18, 1998
Dan Brown has been appointed corporate vice president of product development for MTI Technology Corp. in Anaheim. Prior to joining MTI, Brown was senior vice president of engineering at Storage Concepts in Irvine, and vice president and managing director for the I/O product division at Western Digital in Irvine. Lee Bridges has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president of key accounts for Superior Business Network in Newport Beach.
BUSINESS
November 19, 1992 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mazda Motors of America, stung by slowed sales in the United States and by its Japanese parent's decision to cancel the Amati luxury-car line planned for the North American market, has begun a payroll-slashing program that sources say could ultimately affect 200 of its 1,250 employees. The first round of layoff notices--reportedly 21 in the Amati division and 52 at Mazda Motors of America--were handed out Tuesday.
BUSINESS
August 25, 1993 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The top U.S. executive at Mazda of America was among the 175 workers who lost their jobs Tuesday as the surging value of the yen and sagging sales continued to plague the Japanese auto maker. Several other top executives also lost their jobs at Mazda's Irvine based-sales arm. It was the second cutback in less than a year. Clark Vitulli, executive vice president of operations and Mazda's top American executive, lost his job Tuesday.
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February 21, 1992 | JENIFER WARREN and TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
They gather each morning at a makeshift command post on Mt. Baldy, swapping stories, repeating prayers and gamely holding on to hope just five miles below the ski slopes where their loved ones disappeared. Ten frosty days have passed since Tim Pines and Charlie Prior vanished in a blizzard. There is little chance, the authorities warn, of finding them alive. But friends and relatives of the two Orange County men do not surrender easily.
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June 2, 1992 | ANDREA HEIMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What would a car look like if it had been designed by a woman? Seat belts would not wrinkle clothes or smash breasts. Shoe heels wouldn't be worn out by pedal-pushing. And there definitely would be a place to put a purse. Today's cars reflect their makers: men. For the most part, they are designed by men, for men. They have been customized for men's comfort, men's fascination with technology, men's need to speed.
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