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Pasadena-Based Jacobs Completes Merger Transaction with Australian Company

Pasadena-based Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced on Thursday that it has completed its merger transaction with Sinclair Knight Merz, a 6,900-person professional services firm headquartered in Australia, in accord with the previously announced terms. Jacobs purchased Sinclair for approximately AUS$1.3 billion in cash (approximately US $1.2 billion as of the date of this release). The purchase price reflects an enterprise value of AUS$1.2 billion (US$1.1…

Parsons Hosts Workshop Aimed at Educating School Administrators About California Clean Energy Jobs Act

Parsons, in conjunction with the Los Angeles Business Council, hosted a workshop at its Pasadena corporate headquarters on Tuesday, November 19. The workshop aimed to educate representatives from school districts throughout Southern California about energy…

Sharp Seating: Behind The Rose Parade

The Rose Parade is as American a tradition as Mom’s apple pie. With all the hoopla that surrounds it, one can easily get lost in the celebrations. Ever wondered who’s behind what keeps you comfortable…

Green Dot Corporation Names Grace Wang as Chief Financial Officer

Green Dot Corporation GDOT -1.83% announced it has named Grace Wang to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Wang joins Green Dot from JP Morgan Chase where she most recently was based in London…

Governor Brown Re-Appoints Victoria Rusnak to California New Motor Vehicle Board

On Oct. 7, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. appointed Victoria Rusnak, 45, of Pasadena, to the California New Motor Vehicle Board, where she has served since 2009. Rusnak has held various positions at Rusnak Auto Group…

Bolton & Company’s Barbara Doerning Receives Process Communication Model Certification

Pasadena’s Bolton & Company, one of the nation’s largest employee-owned insurance brokers, announced that Sr. Vice President of Client Services Barbara A. Doerning has received…

Parsons Hires O’Malley as Vice President of Engineering Design Services

Parsons is pleased to announce that it has hired Mary Cay O’Malley as vice president of engineering design services. In this role, O’Malley will provide…

NHMC Hires New Social Media and Communications Strategist

The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC), the nation’s leading non-profit, non-partisan, media advocacy and civil rights organization for the benefit and advancement of Latinos, today…

Pasadena’s Stonecipher is 2013 ‘National Small Business Person of the Year’

Pasadena-native John L. Stonecipher was recently named the 2013 National Small Business Person of the Year by Karen Mills, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration…

Martin B. Dickman, Ph.D. Join San Marino-based VG Life Sciences as Chief Science Advisor

Martin B. Dickman, Ph.D. Photo by TAMU.edu San Marino-based VG Life Sciences, an alternative energy and agricultural biotech company, today announced that Martin B. Dickman, Ph.D., has joined its subsidiary VGEnergy, as Chief Science Advisor. Dr. Dickman’s expertise lies in comparative plant physiology and plant pathologies, according to a news statement. In concert with the company’s Board of Directors, he will enhance the scientific rigor of the company’s alternative energy core technology platform and expand development of a pipeline of products that enhance the lipid and sugar production in emerging market sectors, such as algal biofuels, and significantly, in more…

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