Atticus, LLC Welcomes New Director of Regulatory Affairs and Executive Vice President of Operations

Cary, NC (June 12, 2017) – Attics, LLC is pleased to announce two new additions to our team, Shannon Russell, Executive Vice President of Operations and Dave Bolin, Ph.D. as Director of Regulatory Affairs.

Shannon Russell brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the global agrichemical industry.  Shannon started his career in contract manufacturing at BASF before moving on to Etigra, where he oversaw sourcing and operational relationships while continuing to hone his skills in global market development and sourcing at Nufarm. Most recently, Shannon served as founder and CEO of Proventis LifeScience, where he focused on developing products for Brazil and Argentina. Shannon is a chemical engineering graduate of North Carolina State University.

Dave Bolin, Ph. D. also bring with him 20 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Atticus Dave worked for Arysta LifeScience as their Regulatory Affairs Lead for North America, Australia, and New Zealand. In addition, Dave has also worked for Tyra Tech and BASF. His experience includes regulatory affairs, product registration, research chemistry, product development and management, as well as business and regulatory negotiations both nationally and globally. Dave holds a PHD in Chemistry from The Ohio State University, and an MBA from Duke University, and is a member of the Alumni Council Duke Fuqua School of Business.

“Shannon and Dave bring valuable industry experience and knowledge to Atticus that will help shape our business as we continue to grow,” says Randy Canady, Founder & CEO.

Atticus, LLC Introduces New Fungicides and Herbicide to Their Product Line Up

Cary, NC (May 11, 2017) - Atticus, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of four new agricultural products to our portfolio. The new products include one herbicide, Cavallo™ 4 SC, and three fungicides, Acadia™ 2 SC, Aquila XL™, and Slant™ 41.8% EC.
Cavallo 4 SC™ is a selective herbicide that delivers superior contact and residual control of tough broadleaf weeds. It contains Mesotrione, the same active ingredient that is used Callisto®.
Aquila XL is a broad-spectrum fungicide containing the same active ingredients found in Quilt Xcel®, Azoxystrobin and Propiconazole. These ingredients provide long-lasting disease protection while also improving the plant growth allowing crops to reach their maximum yield potential.
Acadia 2 SC contains Azoxystrobin, that same active ingredient used Quadris® and Abound®. This systemic fungicide offers curative, translaminar, and preventative activity. Acadia 2 SC provides long-lasting, broad-spectrum control and is highly effective on four major fungi groups.
Slant 41.8% EC is a broad-spectrum fungicide that provides a full-season of control from crop damaging diseases. It contains Propiconazole, the same active ingredient used in Tilt® and Orbit®.
“The Atticus team is excited about the recent additions to our portfolio and for the opportunity to bring reliable alternatives to our customers,” says Mitch Klann, President of Atticus.

Atticus Hires Bill Abetz as Director, Professional Products

CARY, N.C. (April 1, 2017) – Atticus, LLC is pleased to announce that Bill Abetz has joined its team as Director, Professional Products. Bill will lead the expansion of Atticus products supporting turf, ornamental, vegetation management and aquatic customers nationwide. 

“Bill is an exciting and key addition to our leadership team,” said Mitch Klann, President. “His relationships and experience augment our strategy to deliver an expanding line of reliable and innovative products that our professional market customers can trust to grow value.”

“I’m excited to support the next phase of growth at Atticus,” said Bill. “We can be nimble and responsive amid dynamic industry change and consolidation, which is a significant opportunity to open doors for our customers. I look forward to that.”

Bill brings with him more than 26 years of experience across multiple facets of professional pesticide distribution and product development. He joins Atticus following seven years at Florikan where he was most recently Director, Business Development.  

Robbie Malm Joins Atticus as Western Regional Business Manager

CARY, N.C. (March 1, 2017) – Atticus LLC, a CSE Life Science Company, is pleased to announce the addition of Robbie Malm as Western Regional Business Manager serving the agricultural markets. Robbie will manage agricultural sales operations in California and the Pacific Northwest, extending the availability of quality regionally focused support and expertise to distributors, retailer and growers in this vital crop sector.
“As we continue to grow the Atticus family of quality, high-value crop protection solutions, it is logical that we build a team of regional managers to provide local representation,” said Mitch Klann, President. “Robbie offers the acumen and experience to help our customers attain crop protection solutions that reliably add value to their business.”
“I am excited to join Mitch, Randy and the Atticus team,” said Robbie. “The level of professionalism and passion they put behind the business is refreshing, placing us in a great position to deliver exceptional products at a value that makes a difference.”

Robbie joins Atticus from SipcamRotam where he served in product portfolio sales and account management capacities in the California area. 

Atticus Launches New Acetamiprid Alternative

CARY, NC (January 2, 2017) – Atticus recently announced the introduction of a line of products containing the active ingredient Acetamiprid, an insecticide that works quickly to control target pests through both contact and ingestion. The products will serve as a viable, EPA-recognized and USDA field-proven alternative where pollination impact is a concern. Atticus offers two formulations use in agriculture and turf and ornamental markets. 

In agricultural applications, ArVida 30 SG and ArVida 70 WP can be used alone or as a part of a resistance management program on a broad range of crops. The active ingredient works through translaminar movement to penetrate plant tissue. It provides rapid leaf protection and long-lasting control of sucking and chewing insects.

In turf and ornamental applications, Quasar 8.5 SL controls key ornamental and greenhouse pests including aphids, beetles, leaf miners, scales, whiteflies and thrips. Quasar works on contact and through translaminar movement or systemic activity for quick knockdown and long residual control of sucking and chewing pests. 

“We’re excited to offer our distributors and their customers a viable alternative to the other Acetamiprid options,” said Mitch Klann, President. “This offering is an excellent extension of our broadening portfolio and commitment to bringing quality, high-value pesticide alternatives forward.”