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September 1, 1987 | JOHN TIGHE, Times Staff Writer
In a deal that could double its revenues, Shugart Corp., an Irvine maker of flexible disk drives for computers, has agreed to acquire Kennedy Co., a subsidiary of Allegheny International Inc., for an undisclosed cash price. The purchase of Kennedy, a Monrovia-based maker of computer tape-drive products, will complement privately owned Shugart's business and add 600 workers to its current work force of 650, according to Steven J. Genuser, Shugart vice president.
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December 14, 2006 | Alex Pham, Times Staff Writer
Alan F. Shugart, a pioneer of the hard disk-drive industry and co-founder of Seagate Technology, has died. He was 76. Shugart died Tuesday of complications from heart bypass surgery at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, where he was admitted last week, according to his daughter Teri Shugart. On the way to the hospital, Shugart continued to work, making calls to companies he was advising. "He loved what he was doing," said Teri Shugart.
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BUSINESS
January 17, 1985 | SHEPARD BARBASH, The Stamford Advocate
Xerox Corp. announced plans Wednesday to close its money-losing Shugart disk-drive maker in Sunnyvale, Calif., and take an $85-million charge against 1984 earnings. The move, which will eliminate 1,650 jobs, is the latest setback in the Stamford-based company's attempt to diversify from its slow-growing copier business. Xerox quit the portable-computer market in May and expects to post an operating loss from its office-automation systems for the second year in a row.
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February 1, 2005 | Susan Dworski
Deconstructing ecology for laymen is a vexing and potentially boring process, but noted ecologist and master storyteller H.H. Shugart succeeds in engaging us, navigating the requisite scientific shoals deftly while helping us understand the complex environmental processes that confront us in our role as "stewards of the Earth." Utilizing homey animal parables, Shugart explores the major environmental issues facing humankind, balancing his research with dry wit.
BUSINESS
June 3, 1986 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, Times Staff Writer
Shugart Corp., a Laguna Hills maker of flexible disk drives for computers, said Monday that it has acquired the manufacturing assets and servicing rights of Control Data Corp.'s flexible disk drive production line. The recently restructured Shugart, which refused to disclose the purchase price, said the acquisition of the Minneapolis company's line does not include the rigid-disk operations of Magnetic Peripherals Inc., a joint venture managed by Control Data.
NEWS
February 1, 2005 | Susan Dworski
Deconstructing ecology for laymen is a vexing and potentially boring process, but noted ecologist and master storyteller H.H. Shugart succeeds in engaging us, navigating the requisite scientific shoals deftly while helping us understand the complex environmental processes that confront us in our role as "stewards of the Earth." Utilizing homey animal parables, Shugart explores the major environmental issues facing humankind, balancing his research with dry wit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2006 | Alex Pham, Times Staff Writer
Alan F. Shugart, a pioneer of the hard disk-drive industry and co-founder of Seagate Technology, has died. He was 76. Shugart died Tuesday of complications from heart bypass surgery at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, where he was admitted last week, according to his daughter Teri Shugart. On the way to the hospital, Shugart continued to work, making calls to companies he was advising. "He loved what he was doing," said Teri Shugart.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1990
A unified Germany after only 45 years. Who will tell the dead? MRS. W. SHUGART La Habra Heights
BUSINESS
July 24, 1997 | (Jennifer Oldham)
After several unsuccessful attempts to have the case dismissed, the Consumer Attorneys of California agreed to pay $350,000 to charity and publish an apology in several newspapers to settle a defamation suit brought against the lawyers' lobby by Seagate Technology Chief Executive Alan Shugart. In the suit, Shugart claimed a TV ad sponsored by the group, which ran statewide in early 1996, equated him with convicted savings and loan executive Charles Keating.
BUSINESS
February 21, 1992
Seagate Technology Inc. said Thursday that it filed a countersuit against International Business Machines Corp., claiming that IBM has engaged in unfair business practices by ddnattempting to block current and former employees from working for competitors. The suit, which seeks damages and an injunction against IBM, was filed in U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Minn.
BUSINESS
September 1, 1987 | JOHN TIGHE, Times Staff Writer
In a deal that could double its revenues, Shugart Corp., an Irvine maker of flexible disk drives for computers, has agreed to acquire Kennedy Co., a subsidiary of Allegheny International Inc., for an undisclosed cash price. The purchase of Kennedy, a Monrovia-based maker of computer tape-drive products, will complement privately owned Shugart's business and add 600 workers to its current work force of 650, according to Steven J. Genuser, Shugart vice president.
BUSINESS
June 3, 1986 | JAMES S. GRANELLI, Times Staff Writer
Shugart Corp., a Laguna Hills maker of flexible disk drives for computers, said Monday that it has acquired the manufacturing assets and servicing rights of Control Data Corp.'s flexible disk drive production line. The recently restructured Shugart, which refused to disclose the purchase price, said the acquisition of the Minneapolis company's line does not include the rigid-disk operations of Magnetic Peripherals Inc., a joint venture managed by Control Data.
BUSINESS
January 17, 1985 | SHEPARD BARBASH, The Stamford Advocate
Xerox Corp. announced plans Wednesday to close its money-losing Shugart disk-drive maker in Sunnyvale, Calif., and take an $85-million charge against 1984 earnings. The move, which will eliminate 1,650 jobs, is the latest setback in the Stamford-based company's attempt to diversify from its slow-growing copier business. Xerox quit the portable-computer market in May and expects to post an operating loss from its office-automation systems for the second year in a row.
BUSINESS
July 22, 1998 | From Bloomberg News
Seagate Technology Inc.'s board fired Chairman and Chief Executive Alan Shugart, ousting the struggling disk drive maker's co-founder and dethroning a colorful Silicon Valley figure. The world's top independent disk drive company named President Stephen Luczo, 41, to replace the 67-year-old Shugart as CEO. Luczo, a former investment banker at Bear, Stearns & Co., was brought in by Shugart as heir apparent in 1993.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1999
An entrepreneur from Pebble Beach thinks he's doing the voters of California a favor by circulating an initiative that would allow them to choose "none of these candidates" if they did not like any of those on the ballot. Al Shugart thinks it would allow us an outlet for expressing our disgust for the political system, rather than just staying at home on election day. But Shugart should spare California this political gimmick and save his money by taking the petition out of circulation.
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