May 15, 1999 |
Citing philosophical differences, a high-ranking official at one of Orange County's largest business advocacy groups announced his resignation Friday to start a venture fund. Timothy J. Cooley, the executive vice president of strategic initiatives at the Orange County Business Council, said he's leaving the group in part because of a disagreement over its direction. "The Business Council wants to be the voice of business; I want to create businesses," he said. "I'm not bitter.
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June 19, 1994
I just can't believe it. After two years of traveling around Orange County talking about the economy, jobs, and the business environment . . . after two years of existence of Partnership 2010 and the Orange County Economic Development Consortium . . . after two years of listening to people bemoan the exodus of jobs from the county . . . after all that, I'm still amazed at the shortsightedness of some civic leaders who still "just don't get it."...
October 22, 1993 |
It's a question that many Orange County businesses are asking: How can companies that once relied on government defense contracts parlay their technological resources into private sector work? The Orange County Venture Network will address that issue Thursday night at a seminar: "Commercial Funding and Technology Opportunities in Defense Conversion." Speakers include James Rooney, a program manager at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, and Timothy J.
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July 9, 1995
Re the commentary by Timothy J. Cooley, "It's Time to Create a Regional Government for the 21st Century" (July 2): In response to Mr. Cooley's question, I do believe the people of Orange County would allow three years for a partnership of business, government and education leaders to carve out a new regional government that would guide us through the 21st Century. In fact, that is probably the mandate the voters sent to the government on June 27. The type of activities Cooley suggests be done, such as comparing costs of similar operations, researching and implementing "best practices" in conducting operations and lining up operations with strategic goals and objectives, are concepts that I would have hoped the government was already doing.
October 15, 1993
Bruce R. Peasland has been appointed chief financial officer of Statordyne Corp., an Anaheim manufacturer of power protection products. He was most recently business manager and chief financial officer of MacGillivray Freeman Films Inc., a film production and distribution company in Laguna Beach. Before that, Peasland served as vice president of finance and administration for Control Components Inc. He has also worked for British Petroleum Advanced Composites, Lear Siegler Inc.