TORRANCE, CALIF. — Summa Industries of Torrance has obtained a permanent noncompete injunction against several defectors from its Manchester Plastics Co. Inc. subsidiary.
In a provisional settlement June 17, Superior Judge Richard Fruin in Compton, Calif., ordered the injunction against Waypoint LLC of Rancho Dominguez, Calif., and five individuals.
The injunction named Steven Strawn and his wife Kathy, along with Barbara Guyer, Miles Thomas and Richard Burke, who agreed to the settlement without admitting liability.
To be released from the order, the Waypoint group must pay a seven-year promissory note with a value of $3.3 million plus interest. Waypoint also cannot compete against Manchester for four years, no matter when the note is paid off.
Summa filed the civil suit July 15.
While at the Manchester sheet extrusion unit in Chatsworth, Calif., Steven Strawn was president; Guyer, chief financial officer; Thomas, vice president of manufacturing; and Burke, manager of internal sales.
Steven Strawn declined comment.