Mitch Klann Joins Atticus as Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing

CARY, N.C. (June 22, 2015) – Atticus LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Mitch Klann as Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing.

Atticus, a CSE Life Science Company, is a branded marketing company that registers, manufactures and markets end-use fungicides, insecticides and herbicides. The company offers products for agricultural, turf and ornamental, vegetation management and forestry and aquatics markets.

Mitch has had a long career in the crop-protection industry, beginning his sales career with Ciba-Geigy and advancing through sales and management roles with increasing levels of responsibility. Mitch has spent the last 15 years in senior sales and marketing positions with Cheminova, most recently as Vice President of National Sales.

“I’m excited to be stepping into this role with Atticus,” said Klann said. “Randy and Jeff have defined a clear strategic direction for the business that builds on their strong experience and relationships. I look forward to working with them to deliver crop-protection solutions that drive business forward and benefit our distribution partners.”

“Mitch and I started our career together at Ciba-Geigy / Novartis with our initial training programs and then continued to overlap as we advanced,” said Atticus founder and CEO Randy Canady.  “Although our career paths took us in different directions, we never lost touch and spoke often about reconnecting one day to work shoulder-to-shoulder. That day has finally arrived and I could not be more thrilled to welcome Mitch to our management team as an equity partner.”

“During his career at Cheminova, Mitch has proven himself to be a true industry leader skilled at creating strong teams and building relationships with distribution partners,” said Jeff Pritchard, Atticus President and COO. “Mitch brings deep experience and a clear understanding of the daily challenges and opportunities that our customers face. His skillset, network and attention to detail complement the current team and will help us deliver on our vision.”

CSE Life Science Holdings LLC is the holding company performing operational and financial services for Atticus LLC, offering branded end-use products to a network of distribution; Argite LLC, which holds US EPA technical and end-use registrations; and Promika LLC, a branded companion animal health company.