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October 4, 1994 | L.D. STRAUB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Whittaker Corp., seeking to reduce its reliance on defense spending and further develop its commercial businesses, said Monday that Joseph F. Alibrandi will relinquish his post as chief executive in order to focus on long-term strategy. Thomas A. Brancati, 58, now the Los Angeles-based company's president and chief operating officer, will assume the chief executive post Jan. 1.
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October 4, 1994 | L.D. STRAUB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Whittaker Corp., seeking to reduce its reliance on defense spending and further develop its commercial businesses, said Monday that Joseph F. Alibrandi will relinquish his post as chief executive in order to focus on long-term strategy. Thomas A. Brancati, 58, now the Los Angeles-based company's president and chief operating officer, will assume the chief executive post Jan. 1.
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BUSINESS
October 26, 1993 | JACK SEARLES
Whittaker Electronic Systems, based in Simi Valley, has received a $2.1-million contract for production of a command and control system for the Royal New Zealand Navy. The order calls for Whittaker to supply three newly developed Data Link Set systems, which allow automated communications between weapons operations and control centers. Two of the systems will be installed aboard warships and a third will be used for training purposes. Thomas A.
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October 1, 1996 | DAVID R. BAKER
The president and chief executive officer of Simi Valley's Whittaker Corp. has resigned his posts, citing personal reasons. Officials at the 350-employee communications and aerospace company said Monday that Thomas A. Brancati, Whittaker's president since 1993 and its CEO since 1995, will be replaced immediately. Whittaker Chairman Joseph F. Alibrandi has been chosen as the company's new CEO, a position he held before Brancati's appointment. Company spokesman James B.
BUSINESS
September 26, 1995 | Jack Searles
Whittaker Corp., an electronics and aerospace concern in Simi Valley, has received approval to build a large residential and commercial development on the site of a former Whittaker plant in Santa Clarita. The Santa Clarita City Council voted 5 to 0 to allow Whittaker to go ahead with its Porta Bella project, which would include 2,900 homes as well as commercial, office and industrial buildings. The property is adjacent to the city's planned town center.
BUSINESS
September 5, 1995 | Jack Searles
Whittaker Corp., based in Simi Valley, had improved sales but lower profits in its fiscal third quarter compared to the same period last year. In the three months ended July 31, Whittaker had net income of $1.7 million, or 18 cents a share, on sales of $44.3 million. This compared with a net profit of $2.9 million, or 31 cents a share, on sales of $33.1 million a year earlier. Thomas A.
BUSINESS
August 27, 1996 | BARBARA MURPHY
In a move that separates corporate counsel responsibilities from financial operations, Whittaker Corp. in Simi Valley has named Gerald E. Finnell as vice president and chief financial officer. Finnell, until recently a partner and board member of big-six accounting and consulting firm KPMG Peat Marwick, takes over the CFO reins from Richard Levin. Levin will continue to serve as vice president and general counsel for the company.
BUSINESS
April 23, 1996 | BARBARA MURPHY
Whittaker Corp., with headquarters in Simi Valley, has completed the acquisition of Xyplex Inc. from Raytheon Co. for $117.5 million in cash and stock. The acquisition makes Whittaker a major provider of computer networking products and expands the firm's position as a leader in health-care networking. The closure of the deal, announced March 4, included approval under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act.
BUSINESS
December 26, 1995 | JACK SEARLES
Costs related to an acquisition caused earnings to decline at Whittaker Corp. in its fiscal year that ended Oct. 31. Whittaker in Simi Valley, a maker of products for the electronics and aerospace industries, purchased Hughes LAN Systems, a computer networking firm, from Hughes Aircraft last April, creating a charge of $3.3 million against Whittaker's earnings. Mainly because of the acquisition, Whittaker's sales in its final quarter jumped to $56.8 million from $38.7 million a year earlier.
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