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Founder White, 3 Other Leaders Leave Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits

Four leaders of San Diego’s Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits – including founder Jack White, chief operating officer Yuseff Cherney and CEO Jim Buechler – have left the company to pursue other interests, the Miramar-based brewer confirmed.

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Coronado Brewing Co. Names Two Chief Operating Officers

Coronado Brewing Co. has appointed longtime employees Brandon Richards and Kasey Chapman to the shared role of chief operating officer.

DJO Global Posts $293 Million in Net Sales for Second Quarter

San Diego medical device maker DJO Global reported a bump to its net sales in the second quarter.

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Couple Open Kombucha Tasting Room in Old Town

A new local brewery in Old Town is jumping on the kombucha bandwagon, opening a tasting room in San Diego where the fizzy beverage is brewed.

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Verdezyne Appoints New CFO

Verdezyne Inc., a synthetic biology company producing biobased chemicals, announced the appointment of David Kelsey as chief financial officer.

Escondido-Based Custom Blow Molding Acquired by Missouri Plastics Manufacturer

A Missouri-based manufacturer has acquired Escondido’s Custom Blow Molding, a producer of packaging and containers for the sports nutrition and nutraceuticals market. Terms of the deal announced Monday were not disclosed.

San Diego-Based Blue Seas Fabrication Opens Operation

Blue Seas Fabrication has opened for business.

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Despite Frothy Competition, Brewer Stays Its Course

HOSPITALITY: Karl Strauss To Open Brew Pubs in OC, LA

“Karlifornia” has lately been appearing with increasing frequency on the caps, T-shirts and other paraphernalia sold at the craft beer brewery restaurants operated by San Diego’s Karl Strauss Brewing Co.

GA-ASI Awarded $31.8 Million Air Force Contract

The U.S. Air Force awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. a $31.8 million delivery order for ground-control stations.

Wireless Antenna Maker Airgain Inc. Plans to Go Public

Wireless antenna maker Airgain Inc. plans to go public.

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Going Places

VEHICLES: Fox Finds Opportunity at Every Turn As It Builds Better Systems for Vehicles of All Types

Your mountain bike, the Ford Raptor truck, a side-by-side off-road vehicle, and the Predator B unmanned aerial vehicle all have one thing in common: the Fox company.

M&M Plastics Inc. Acquired by New York Firm

A New York-based plastics supplier has acquired M&M Plastics Inc., a plastics fabrication shop in Miramar that services businesses nationwide.

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Royal Air Force to Buy Next-Gen Predator B in Deal Potentially Worth $548 Million

Great Britain’s Royal Air Force plans to buy the next-generation Predator B unmanned aircraft from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. in a deal that could be worth more than a half-billion dollars.

Vice President Joe Biden to Talk Trade During Port District Visit

Vice President Joe Biden will make a stop at San Diego’s 10th Avenue Marine Terminal on July 13 to deliver remarks on trade enforcement, according to the Port of San Diego.

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La Jolla-Based Sector 9 Acquired by Bravo Sports Corp.

Bravo Sports Corp. in Santa Fe Springs bought Sector 9 in La Jolla on undisclosed terms.