Dave Larsen

Reporter

Dave Larsen covers high-technology, Dayton-area research industry and consumer electronics such as smartphones.

He started at DDN in 1990 and previously has served as film critic and pop music critic. Dave graduated from the Boston University College of Communication. Larsen wrote for his junior high school, high school and college newspapers before embarking on a professional journalism career. 

He also has written and illustrated both daily and weekly comic strips for several newspapers.

Latest from Dave Larsen

Rex American Resources CEO Zafar Rizvi and Board Chairman Stuart Rose. Rex American Resources appointed a new CEO last month, following a sharp drop in earnings amid price declines in the global ethanol market. The Dayton-based company reported first-quarter earnings dropped 82 percent from the same period in 2014, but a merger deal expected to close soon could pump nearly $50 million into the firm’s coffers. Rex has interests in seven ethanol-production facilities.

Rex’s success not tied to limitations

Zafar Rizvi’s appointment to chief executive of Rex American Resources Corp. reflects his role in the company’s transition from a consumer electronics retailer to alternative energy production, said Stuart Rose, executive chairman of the Dayton-based company’s board of directors.Last month, Rizvi assumed the chief executive role from Rose, who in ...

Manufacturing internship programs focus of event

The Dayton Region Manufacturers Association will present a breakfast event on July 22 about the fundamentals of implementing apprentice and internship programs at manufacturing companies, according to a media release.“Breakfast with DRMA: Apprenticeship and Internship 101” will feature representatives from the Ohio Department of Education and Wright State University, who ...

WinWholesale acquires Chicago-area supply firm

Moraine-based WinWholesale Inc. has acquired a plumbing supply company that serves the Chicago metropolitan area, company officials announced Thursday.WinWholesale has purchased M. Cooper Supply of Mokena, Ill. The transaction closed July 1. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.M. Cooper Supply provides services to the Chicago metro area and all ...

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Chuck Edmonson, senior director of marketing at Stratacache, shows examples of McDonald’s displays designed in the Dayton office. Stratacache closed more than $400 million in new contracts in 2014, representing a 400 percent increase over 2013. We speak with company CEO Chris Riegel to learn what contributed to Stratacache’s record year. Headquartered in Dayton, it is a global digital sign and marketing technology company whose clients include McDonald’s and Dairy Queen restaurants. JIM WITMER/STAFF

Stratacache acquires digital media firm from Technicolor

Dayton-based Stratacache has acquired a digital media company from Technicolor to grow its shopper marketing business, company officials announced Wednesday.Stratacache, a digital sign and marketing technology company, has acquired IZ-ON Media, a San Francisco-based company that specializes in in-store video. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.IZ-ON’s 50 employees will ...

Standard Register Co. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. As part of the voluntary filing on Thursday, the Dayton-based company also signed a $275 million agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Silver Point Capital L.P. LISA POWELL / STAFF

Standard Register sues 2 former workers

Standard Register Co. has filed a lawsuit against two former employees who started a similar company in Boston using Standard Register’s trade secrets and customer contacts, according to documents filed Monday in federal bankruptcy court. The lawsuit filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware seeks action against ...

Verso falls below NYSE continued listing standard

Verso Corp., the Tennessee-based paper producer that acquired NewPage Holdings Inc. in January, has been notified by the New York Stock Exchange that it has fallen below the NYSE’s continued listing standard, according to a media release.The NYSE requires that the average share price of Verso’s common stock be at ...

Emerson to spin off Network Power business

The parent company of Sidney-based Emerson Climate Technologies announced plans Tuesday to streamline its portfolio by spinning off its Network Power business, according to a media release.St. Louis-based Emerson will spin off its Network Power unit via a tax-free distribution to shareholders as part of a plan to streamline its ...

UDRI’s Fastlane awarded $225K for 3-D printing

A University of Dayton manufacturing program has been awarded a $225,000 grant from the Ohio Development Services Agency to help the state’s manufacturers adopt additive manufacturing in their mold-making processes, university officials announced Tuesday.The UD Research Institute’s Fastlane Manufacturing Extension Partnership was awarded the funds in collaboration with Dayton-area companies ...

Gem City Engineering and Manufacturing machine operator Bruce Menke left, and president Timothy O’Meara discuss a spinal implant part made with the Vertical Five Axis Machining Center. The implant is a new product at the Dayton location.

Ohio showing bounce back in manufacturing

Ohio has added more manufacturing jobs in the past year than any other state in the U.S. thanks in part to its booming aerospace and automotive industries, industry executives said. Manufacturers in this region are hiring, buying new equipment and seeing increased sales, helping add to the 17,000 new Ohio ...

 
 

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