ON THE MOVE
New CEO takes reins
at Kent Displays Inc.
• Kent Displays Inc. has promoted Asad Khan to chief executive officer. He has been with the company for more than 20 years, serving as chief technical officer since 2009. He succeeds Albert Green.
• Akron native Lisa Light has been appointed assistant prosecuting attorney for Montgomery County. She received her law degree from the University of Akron in 2017.
to discuss global trends
Portage Lakes-based investment strategist George Dagnino will discuss global and U.S. business trends in a free presentation at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the University of Akron.
The event, sponsored by the Cleveland-Akron chapter of the American Association of Individual Investors, will take place in the Murphy Room (Room 235) at the College of Business Administration, 259 S. Broadway.
Morning Buzz breakfast
to host Stark State chief
Stark State College President Para Jones will be the featured speaker April 12 at the Greater Akron Chamber's Morning Buzz breakfast series.
The event will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn Akron, 1307 E. Market St. Registration and breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m., and the program will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. The cost is $25 for members and $50 for nonmembers. Call 330-376-5550 or go to www.greaterakronchamber.org to make a reservation.
North Canton clinic
changes its affiliation
The clinic led by Dr. Steve Davis at 157 Wilbur Drive NE in North Canton is now operating as Advocare Clinic, with a focus on holistic healing. The office previously served as part of the Green Compassion Network. For more information, call 833-423-8622.
Fiat Chrysler eliminating
1,500 jobs at Canada site
Fiat Chrysler is cutting about 1,500 jobs at a factory in Canada that's scaling back production due to slowing minivan sales.
The Italian-American automaker plans to eliminate the third shift at its assembly plant in Windsor, Ontario, beginning Sept. 30, according to an emailed statement. The company produces Chrysler Pacifica and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans at the facility, which employed more than 6,100 workers as of January.
Investors warmly greet
Lyft's initial public offering
Lyft's shares soared as the company went public Friday, giving investors their first chance to bet on the future of the ride-hailing industry.
The stock opened at $87.24, up 21 percent from its offering price of $72. It closed at $78.29, up 8.7 percent, giving the company a $27 billion valuation.