The Complaint alleges Vectronix used Ashbury to support and expand the Vectronix business in the United States while, at the same time, conspiring with Potomac River Group to cut Ashbury out of the lucrative military contracts and commercial shooting sports industry business that Ashbury created, thus damaging Ashbury. As Ashbury's President and CEO Morris Peterson explained: "Ashbury has been a loyal and profitable US business partner for Vectronix for more than 20 years. Our Complaint details Vectronix's deceptive and manipulative conduct—perhaps borne of discriminatory animus—that induced Ashbury to work to secure for Vectronix source selection awards for the US Army ENFIRE program, all while Vectronix intended to renege on our business agreement and wrongfully redirect Ashbury's business to a competitor. We are extremely disappointed in Vectronix's US management and European owners."
Ashbury will ask a Greene County jury to award more than $14 million in damages resulting from Vectronix's and Potomac River Group's misconduct. Trial is expected to be scheduled in early 2017.
Ashbury is represented by Robert Angle and Laura Anne Kuykendall of Troutman Sanders LLP and Ashbury General Counsel D. Alan Nunley. To view the lawsuit against Vectronix please visit this link.
Ashbury International Group Inc. is a central Virginia based small minority owned business located in Ruckersville, Virginia. The company has more than twenty years of international experience as a prime contractor and systems integrator for government agencies, military, and special operations forces. The company provides logistics, engineering, training, small arms manufacturing, products and services. For more information about Ashbury please visit AshburyIntlGroup.com.
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