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.



EPA Registers Atticus Flumioxazin Products

CARY, NC (April 2015) – Atticus has received federal registration from the Environmental Protection Agency for its new flumioxazin products.

Atticus  products containing flumioxazin include: Zaltys™, Semera™, and Schooner™.

  • Semera 51.0% WDG Herbicide offers excellent pre-emerge residual weed control in turf, golf turf, container and field grown ornamentals, non-bearing fruit and nut trees and vines. When tank mixed with glyphosate, Semera enhances knockdown, even on glyphosate-resistant weeds.
  • Schooner™ delivers fast, selective control of invasive aquatic plants such as cabomba, watermeal, Eurasian watermilfoil, water lettuce, duckweed, and giant salvinia. It dissipates quickly in the water column and does not accumulate in sediment.
  • Zaltys™ keeps bareground areas weed free with season-long control of more than 100 tough weeds. It has a flexible application window, and low use rates make it easy to store.

"Schooner, Semera and Zaltys are valuable weed-control tools that work quickly to control tough weeds with a unique mode of action,” said Randy Canady, Atticus President and CEO. “We’re pleased to give our customers alternative access to flumioxazin products.”

With a growing portfolio of fungicides, herbicides and insecticides, Cary, NC-based Atticus manufactures and markets branded and proprietary post-patent pesticide technologies for crop and non-crop professionals. Founded by an entrepreneur with more than 20 years’ of industry experience, Atticus strives to deliver high-quality products and exceptional support to our distributor customers.


Atticus Launches New Thiophanate-Methyl Option

CARY, NC (November 15, 2016) – Atticus, LLC recently announced the introduction of a new product containing the active ingredient thiophanate-methyl, a broad-spectrum curative and preventive systemic fungicide. Atticus offers a single formulation for both agriculture and turf and ornamental markets.

Talaris 4.5 F is labeled for use on dry beans, edible beans, soybeans, sugar beets, peanuts, tree nuts, pome and stone fruit, cucurbits, onions, potatoes, strawberries, fall wheat and other crops. The product controls white mold, Cercospora blight, frogeye leaf spot, Cercospora leaf spot, powdery mildew and other key diseases.  

Turf and ornamental professionals rely on thiophanate-methyl for consistent, broad-spectrum disease control. With a systemic mode of action, Talaris 4.5 F sets the standard for preventive and curative control in turf and nursery, greenhouse, landscape and interiorscape applications. 

“We’re pleased to offer our distributor customers our Talaris 4.5 F T-Methyl product as an alternative to other thiophanate-methyl options,” said Randy Canady, Atticus founder and CEO. “This product fits the needs of both agricultural and turf and ornamental applications and is a great addition to an expanding portfolio for Atticus.”