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

Former Disney Employees File Complaints

Nearly two dozen IT workers laid off from Walt Disney World and forced to train their foreign replacements allege discrimination and hostile treatment.

United Online Rejects Buyout

Woodland Hills tech firm spurns $185 million offer from B. Riley Capital Management in Los Angeles.

Aerojet Soars With Space Contract

Shares in Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc. rise sharply after company wins two NASA contracts worth $1.4 billion.

iPhone Fraudster Pleads Guilty

A Chatsworth man faces more than 8 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to fraud charges connected with his Glendale ride-sharing business.

Wesco Misses Analyst Estimates

Wesco Aircraft Holdings Inc. fell short of Wall Street expectations for revenue and net earnings in the fiscal fourth quarter.

Trio-Tech Improves in Third Quarter

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

Movie Cars Shift Focus

AUTOMOTIVE: Vehicles face lots of issues in driving revenue.

Valley picture car companies can’t depend on big studio films and TV shows anymore.

Inventor Looks Up for Inspiration

Platform automates garage storage, starting at $989.

Father-son inventors market their garage storage platform that raises and lowers.

Homeowners Give New Helicopter Rules a Whirl

TRANSPORTATION: Coalition’s opposition to aircraft grounded in noise issues.

A coalition of homeowner groups has petitioned the U.S. Department of Transportation to set new regulations regarding helicopter activity in the L.A. region.

Laughs Last

Humor still drives Gary Alexander’s approach to providing educational services, from Improv Traffic School to workplace safety.

Gary Alexander, chief executive at Interactive Education Concepts Inc., gets the last laugh at his Encino firm, which dreamed up Improv Traffic School.

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