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January 18, 1989 | MARY ANN GALANTE, Times Staff Writer
John Rehfeld has resigned as vice president and general manager of Toshiba America's Information Systems Division in Irvine to head operations of Seiko Instruments USA Inc., it was announced Tuesday. As president, chief operating officer and a board member of Seiko Instruments USA in Torrance, Rehfeld will become one of a small group of Americans to head the U.S. operations of a large Japanese firm. Seiko Instruments USA is a subsidiary of Seiko Instruments Inc. in Japan.
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January 18, 1989 | MARY ANN GALANTE, Times Staff Writer
John Rehfeld has resigned as vice president and general manager of Toshiba America's Information Systems Division in Irvine to head operations of Seiko Instruments USA Inc., it was announced Tuesday. As president, chief operating officer and a board member of Seiko Instruments USA in Torrance, Rehfeld will become one of a small group of Americans to head the U.S. operations of a large Japanese firm. Seiko Instruments USA is a subsidiary of Seiko Instruments Inc. in Japan.
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April 3, 1991 | DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bill Johnson, vice president and general manager of Toshiba America's Computer Systems Division, has resigned for undisclosed reasons, the company said Tuesday. Johnson's resignation comes during a difficult period for Toshiba America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Toshiba Corp. that has been hit by layoffs and intensifying competition in its mainstay laptop computer business.
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January 18, 1989 | MARY ANN GALANTE
A top American executive of Toshiba America's information systems division in Irvine has resigned to head the U.S. operations of Seiko Instruments USA Inc. Effective Feb. 10, John Rehfeld, 48, will run Torrance-based Seiko Instruments USA, an industrial high-tech and consumer electronic products subsidiary of Seiko Instruments Inc. of Japan. As Seiko's president, chief operating officer and a director, Rehfeld will become one of the highest-ranking Americans at a U.S.
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