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Ronald D. White

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Ronald D. White contributes to several ongoing series for the Business section, including Money Makeovers, Made in California, How I Made It, and Stock Spotlights. White did stints as a reporter for the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot and as a reporter and editorial writer for the Washington Post before coming to the L.A. Times in 1993. His favorite weekend pastime is playing paintball with his son, Jules.

Recent Articles

  • Building furniture and community

    Building furniture and community

    The gig: Francisco Pinedo, 53, is chief executive of Cisco Bros., a fast-growing manufacturer known for environmentally friendly design and practices in its home furnishings business. Carrying the Cisco nickname that Pinedo has answered to since his childhood in Mexico, six Cisco Home stores operate...

  • How I Made It: Susan Kresnicka, cultural anthropologist at Troika Design Group

    How I Made It: Susan Kresnicka, cultural anthropologist at Troika Design Group

    The gig: Media companies can be caught by surprise by the immense cultural appeal of their fiction. That's where Susan Kresnicka enters. The 48-year-old cultural anthropologist, who works at Troika Design Group in Los Angeles, has brought social science in to figure out why something becomes popular...

  • FDA to begin regulating electronic cigarettes

    FDA to begin regulating electronic cigarettes

    The fast-growing "vaping" industry faces a hazy future as the U.S. government said Thursday that it's taking the "milestone" step of regulating electronic cigarettes and other tobacco products as if they were traditional cigarettes. The Food and Drug Administration finalized rules extending its...

  • Gary Burnison, CEO of Korn Ferry, strives to make the company more agile and diverse

    Gary Burnison, CEO of Korn Ferry, strives to make the company more agile and diverse

    The gig: Gary Burnison is chief executive of Korn Ferry International, a Los Angeles company that does business in more than 50 countries. Burnison manages more than 7,000 employees around the world or more than half the population of his hometown McPherson, Kan. Burnison, who was the first in...

  • Fixes for Takata air bags can take months. What to drive in the meantime?

    Fixes for Takata air bags can take months. What to drive in the meantime?

    The Takata Corp. air bag recall has become so massive that vehicle owners might wait months for repairs, which leaves many struggling to figure out how to get around in the meantime. Dealerships are paying for rental cars, but some need to be pushed into offering them, customers complain. And drivers...

  • Toni Ko's next fortune could be made in shades

    Toni Ko's next fortune could be made in shades

    The gig: Los Angeles entrepreneur Toni Ko, 43, was just 25 when she founded NYX Cosmetics. She started out small, with makeup pencils, but still had sales of $2 million in her first year. Ko sold the brand to L'Oreal in 2014, reportedly for nearly $500 million. Ko's latest venture is called Perverse...

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