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June 25, 1997 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Booming computer services firm Systems Management Specialists announced its biggest deal yet on Tuesday, a nine-year, $100-million contract to handle data processing for CBS. Systems Management will take over CBS facilities in Secaucus, N.J., and Shelton, Conn., beginning July 1. About 100 of CBS' 200 computer systems workers will become SMS employees, SMS President Patrick Dolan said. No layoffs are expected.
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July 30, 1999
Dan Roth has been appointed president and chief operating officer of Systems Management Specialists, a Santa Ana outsourcing, systems integration and computer services firm. Previously, Roth held management positions at Arthur Andersen in San Francisco. He also cofounded Eureka Capital Markets Group, specializing in debt and equity financing, mergers and acquisitions and business consulting services, and established Diamond Data Corp.
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BUSINESS
July 30, 1999
Dan Roth has been appointed president and chief operating officer of Systems Management Specialists, a Santa Ana outsourcing, systems integration and computer services firm. Previously, Roth held management positions at Arthur Andersen in San Francisco. He also cofounded Eureka Capital Markets Group, specializing in debt and equity financing, mergers and acquisitions and business consulting services, and established Diamond Data Corp.
BUSINESS
June 25, 1997 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Booming computer services firm Systems Management Specialists announced its biggest deal yet on Tuesday, a nine-year, $100-million contract to handle data processing for CBS. Systems Management will take over CBS facilities in Secaucus, N.J., and Shelton, Conn., beginning July 1. About 100 of CBS' 200 computer systems workers will become SMS employees, SMS President Patrick Dolan said. No layoffs are expected.
BUSINESS
November 6, 1996
Systems Management Specialists said Tuesday that it has expanded its computer services operations to the East Coast by acquiring data center facilities in Princeton, N.J., from American Re-Insurance Co. As part of the arrangement, SMS will manage the insurance company's data processing activities.
BUSINESS
September 13, 1998 | (P.J. Huffstutter)
Accounting firm Deloitte & Touche LLP honored 50 of the region's fastest-growing high-tech firms on Thursday, with Orange County businesses grabbing four of the top five awards. Dubbed the 1998 Orange Coast Technology Fast 50, the annual awards program ranks the revenue growth of tech firms in Orange and San Diego counties. To qualify, companies must have been in business for a minimum of five years and had a net income of at least $50,000 in 1993. CardioVascular Dynamics Inc.
BUSINESS
April 8, 1997 | Barbara Marsh, Barbara Marsh covers health care for The Times. She can be reached at (714) 966-7762 and at barbara.marsh@latimes.com
Here's another one for that fat file on corporate slim-downs. Beckman Instruments Inc., the giant Fullerton company that makes instruments for medical and research laboratories, recently quit doing its own data processing. It sold its 70,000-square-foot processing center in Brea to Systems Management Specialists, a Santa Ana-based computer management company. Forty-three employees at the processing center were shifted to Systems' payroll.
BUSINESS
April 21, 2000
Chuck Halper has been named vice president of service for Hyundai Motor America in Fountain Valley. He had been a director of service. Prior to joining Hyundai in 1997, he was operations strategy and analysis manager at Nissan Motor Corp. * Sandy Meyer has been appointed general manager of the Lake Forest Community Assn., managed by Professional Community Management Inc. She previously served as general manager at Huntington Landmark Senior Adult Community Assn. * James M.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 2000 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lockheed Martin is the preferred company to handle the county's potential $260-million data-processing contract for the next 10 years in what would possibly be the largest county contract ever awarded. A contract evaluation team recommended both Lockheed and San Diego-based Science Applications International Corp. as potential vendors.
BUSINESS
March 13, 2000
Stuart Rattray has been selected chief executive of Australia-New Zealand Direct Line in Santa Ana. Rattray, currently executive vice president, will assume the position in April. He succeeds Michael Beard, who is leaving the company. * Christopher R. Pook has been named to the board of directors of RaceSearch.com, a Costa Mesa Internet E-commerce and information site catering to auto racing and other automobile enthusiasts. Pook is the founder of the Long Beach Grand Prix.
BUSINESS
December 5, 1999
William D. King has been named chairman and chief executive of Aviation Distributors, a Lake Forest airplane parts reseller. Salem Naber, who served as interim chief executive and president since March 1998, is retiring but will remain a director of the company. King has been a consultant for Aviation for six months. He previously was with JWP Inc. as executive vice president and president of the company's electrical and mechanical group.
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June 21, 2000 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The list of competing firms for the county's 10-year, $300-million data-processing contract was trimmed Tuesday to three companies that will enter negotiations with the county, which is expected to make a final selection in October. With the county's overall bidding process already under scrutiny, Board of Supervisors Chairman Chuck Smith reminded county staff that supervisors wanted a "squeaky-clean" bidding process and few, if any, problems.
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