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

Building Out

Scott Ehrlich’s interests have taken him beyond development to launching candy shops and producing a musical and movie based on his life.

Scott Ehrlich has no time for hobbies because he’s been busy building hundreds of affordable housing units, founding a chain of ice cream shops and virtually rebuilding downtown Lancaster.

Taking Off

Building projects wing way to Van Nuys Airport

Development at Van Nuys Airport is taking off, with several projects lined up on the runway.

Business Boom Brings Booster Move

VICA to get busier on behalf of commerce at bigger Van Nuys office.

The Valley Industry and Commerce Association will soon move to more spacious quarters in Van Nuys.

Disintegration Tester Coming Together for Firm

PHARMACEUTICAL: Hanson upgrading device that tests how pills dissolve in bodies.

Hanson Research is wrapping up development on an updated piece of test equipment used in the pharmaceutical industry.

New Flyaway Bus Station Approved

The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners okays shelter construction in Van Nuys along the Orange Line busway.

Layoffs at Semtech Lead to Net Loss

Camarillo semiconductor manufacturer reports decline in revenue after an 8 percent cut in its workforce.

AeroVironment Wins $3.4 Million Drone Contract

The Simi Valley-manufactured unmanned aircraft will be sold to the Spanish Ministry of Defense.

Van Nuys Firm Wins Cockpit Display Contract

Industrial Electronic Engineers Inc. has been chosen as a subcontractor on the F-15E fighter.

Amgen Settles Claims for $71 Million

The Thousand Oaks company was alleged to have violated consumer protection laws in 48 states and the District of Columbia.

Lancaster Signs Solar Deal

City will buy 10 megawatts of renewable power annually from Salt Lake City firm sPower.

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