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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.
BUSINESS
June 14, 1988 | CHRIS KRAUL, San Diego County Business Editor
Optotech, a closely held Colorado manufacturer of optical disk drives that recently hired a prominent San Diegan as chairman and chief executive, announced it is moving its headquarters and manufacturing operations to San Diego this fall. In April, Optotech named former Cipher Data Products chairman Don Muller, 54, to lead the company. Muller had been Cipher Data chairman since 1979 and had resigned as the company's chief executive in January, 1987.
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
May 5, 1987 | MARIA L. La GANGA, Times Staff Writer
Financially ailing Applied Circuit Technology has sold its last major computer-related division and plans to move this week from Anaheim, where the company was founded, to Gardena, where it will become a pharmaceuticals firm. ACT's disk-drive testing equipment division was sold to Shugart Corp., a manufacturer of computer peripheral equipment based in Irvine, company officials said Monday.
BUSINESS
February 4, 1996
* Larry Tomon has joined Centon Electronics Inc., an Irvine manufacturer of computer products, as director of marketing. He previously held executive and management level positions in sales and marketing at Always Technology Corp., Andromeda Systems, Shugart Corp. and Hamilton/Avnet Computers. Robert Kanoff has been named director of channel marketing, and Gary Steinman, director of product marketing.
BUSINESS
January 23, 1985 | DONALD WOUTAT, Times Staff Writer
The way Tandon Corp. figures it, the computer disk-drive business is tough enough without Johnny-come-latelies slipping across the Pacific to steal its secrets and infringe on its hard-earned patents. So Tandon, based in Chatsworth, has opened a second legal front in its battle to retain world leadership in the fast-growing but perilous $3-billion industry.
NEWS
December 23, 1998 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The bats and balls are gone, the uniforms consigned to the nostalgia bin. The Mission Viejo Vigilantes play only in court now, with the city suing the team and the team suing the city. The minor-league baseball team vacated its offices soon after its second season in Mission Viejo ended in September. The team disconnected its phone and left no forwarding address, leaving an angry band of creditors wondering when--and if--they might get paid.
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