San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Mark Madler covers accounting, aviation & aerospace, banking & finance, manufacturing, media & entertainment, the cities of Burbank and Simi Valley, and the Antelope Valley. He joined the company in February 2006.

Madler previously worked as a reporter for the Burbank Leader. Before that, he was a reporter for the City News Bureau of Chicago and several daily newspapers in the suburban Chicago area.

He has a bachelor’s of science degree in journalism from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Recent Stories

Preview: Electric Bus Maker Buzzing Over Orders

In a hangarlike building on the north end of Lancaster, 13 electric buses move through the assembly line at BYD Coach & Bus.

Exelis Wins $38 Million Radar Contract

Exelis Inc. has received a $38 million contract from the Pentagon to supply radar modification kits for the U.S. Navy.

Trio-Tech Net Income Grows

Trio Tech International Inc. improved in its net income during its fiscal fourth quarter even though revenue decreased slightly.

McCarthy Emerges as Speaker Candidate

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, is emerging as the frontrunner to replace Rep. John Boehner who announced Friday his resignation as the Speaker of the House of Representatives effective next month.

AeroVironment Announces Repurchase Program

The board of AeroVironment Inc. approved on Thursday a $25 million stock repurchase program effective immediately.

Court Rules DC Comics Owns Batmobile

A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that Warner Bros. Entertainment’s DC Comics Inc. owns the copyright to the Batmobile as it appeared in the 1960s television show and 1989 film.

Financier Joins Disney Board

Walt Disney Co. has elected a finance and investment professional to serve as an independent member of its board.

VEDC's Barragan Appointed to Fed Advisory Council

Valley Economic Development Center Chief Executive Roberto Barragan has been appointed to serve on the Community Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Board.

AeroVironment Drone Contract Bid Denied

AeroVironment Inc. was turned down for a phase III contract to continue development of a new unmanned aircraft for use by the U.S. Navy, the company said Tuesday.

New Buses for Burbank Airport Shuttle

The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority approved a $12 million contract for shuttle services between its terminal and remote parking lots.

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