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October 10, 1990 | CARLA LAZARRESCHI
Ronald S. Posner, the former president and chief executive of Peter Norton Computing in Santa Monica, has been named chief executive of WordStar International Inc., a San Francisco Bay Area software publisher. The company, whose WordStar software program was once the top-selling word-processing package for personal computers, said Posner's appointment was a prelude to future management changes at the faltering concern.
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October 10, 1990 | CARLA LAZARRESCHI
Ronald S. Posner, the former president and chief executive of Peter Norton Computing in Santa Monica, has been named chief executive of WordStar International Inc., a San Francisco Bay Area software publisher. The company, whose WordStar software program was once the top-selling word-processing package for personal computers, said Posner's appointment was a prelude to future management changes at the faltering concern.
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BUSINESS
November 20, 1986
Ronald S. Posner, 44, has been named president and chief executive of Belmont-based Ansa Software, succeeding Steve Dow, who assumes the post of vice chairman of the Ansa board of directors. Posner recently left Ashton-Tate, where he was executive vice president, following the Torrance software developer's appointment of Luther Nussbaum as its president.
BUSINESS
August 13, 1985
Software developer Ashton-Tate said Monday that it has hired Roy E. Folk as executive vice president for marketing and strategic planning, a new job at the Culver City-based firm. He had been acting as a consultant to Ashton-Tate. Folk, who founded Paladin Software in 1983 and has spent 16 years in the business, will oversee all advertising, sales promotion, public relations, market research, strategic planning, product strategy and product acquisition. President Edward M. Esber Jr.
BUSINESS
January 21, 1987 | DONNA K. H. WALTERS
Norman H. Block has resigned as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Ashton-Tate, the Torrance software developer that ranks as the third-largest in the country. Block, 46, joined the company in 1983. He explained that he felt best suited to roles in which he could "help medium-size companies grow" and that Ashton-Tate has grown beyond those bounds.
BUSINESS
May 15, 1990 | From a Times Staff Writer
Symantec and Peter Norton Computing, two makers of personal computer software, said Monday that they have decided to merge in what industry observers called one of the best moves in the always undulating sea of software companies and products. Symantec, based in Cupertino, and the smaller Norton company, of Santa Monica, both make "utility" software for personal computers. Utility software programs help users manage the functions of their machines, and organize and protect information.
BUSINESS
November 6, 1996 | GREG MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The husband-wife founders of Graphix Zone Inc. resigned their management positions with the company on Tuesday, giving up control of a firm known for producing CD-ROMs featuring Bob Dylan and other famous entertainers, while losing millions of dollars in recent years. Charles R. Cortright and Angela Aber, who started the Irvine-based company in 1989, gave up their respective positions as chief executive and executive vice president.
BUSINESS
February 28, 1985
Ducommun Inc., a leading supplier of electronic components to the high-tech industry and one of the oldest companies in the West, on Wednesday named David G. Schmidt as president. Schmidt succeeds Wallace W. Booth, 62, who will remain chairman and chief executive of the 136-year-old Los Angeles company. The appointment is part of "normal succession planning," said Bob Welch, vice president-human resources at Ducommun.
BUSINESS
May 10, 1987 | VICTOR F. ZONANA, Times Staff Writer
In retrospect, the confrontation was inevitable. On one side is C. Wayne Ratliff, a rumpled, 40-year-old computer software wizard who wrote the pioneering electronic filing program called dBASE, which propelled Ashton-Tate into the ranks of the Big Three makers of personal computer software, with Lotus Development and Microsoft. On the other side is Edward M.
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