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Black Diamond Equipment Ltd sold to Clarus Corporation
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Author:  Andrew Cheung [ Thu May 13, 2010 5:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Black Diamond Equipment Ltd sold to Clarus Corporation

I hope this does not affect the integrity of their products, however I'd like to make sure people know that the guy who runs Clarus, Warren Kanders, also runs Armor Holdings, which doesn't have the greatest track record. Most notably, they sold the military body armor that they knew would not stop bullets (oops): http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2008/Octo ... v-901.html

And they also lobbied on Capitol Hill to retain their status as the sole contractor to up-armor Humvees, despite their inability to keep up with demand: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/26/inter ... wanted=all

I know that he won't personally run Black Diamond, but I also feel it's unfortunate to have someone of questionable integrity in charge of a company that makes lifesaving equipment. Especially since his track record with lifesaving equipment doesn't look so great.

Author:  David Yount [ Sat May 15, 2010 11:56 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Black Diamond Equipment Ltd sold to Clarus Corporation

Andrew, thanks for sharing this and for spelling it out.

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