Advan Announces Strategic Refocusing and Ownership Change


(ROSWELL, GA) Effective September 1, 2008, Advan LLC becomes a whollyowned subsidiary of Sipcam Agro USA, Inc. The move is part of an ongoing strategic revitalization to focus Advan on meeting the needs of key U.S. distributor customers.

Move to North Carolina positions Sipcam Agro USA for growth

(Roswell, GA) The Research Triangle Region of North Carolina – which ranks consistently among the best areas to live, work and do business – is the new home of Sipcam Agro USA, Inc. and its two wholly owned subsidiaries, Advan LLC and Sostram Corporation. The new corporate headquarters officially opens on January 5, 2009.

The relocation coincides with the company’s plans for exceptional growth, based on new technologies as well as traditional plant protection chemistries.

As Sipcam Agro USA President and Chief Executive Officer Andy Lee explained, “The relocation comes as Sipcam-Advan is positioned for expansion. Today, we are an $80 million company providing technology to protect the investment of growers in turf, ornamental and food crops in the United States and Mexico. Our vision is to become a $200 million company in the next five years by improving our customers’ profitability.”
New Director of Sales and Marketing Announced
ROSWELL, GA -- Sipcam Agro USA, Inc. announced the creation of a new position within the Company, Director of Sales and Marketing for Sipcam and Advan. This position will oversee the sales and marketing strategy of the Sipcam/Advan agricultural team, Advan Specialty team (T&O, H&G, pest control) and Sostram and making the long term vision a reality. The position will report to Andy Lee, Chief Executive Officer.
Tim Parma joins Sipcam Agro

(Rowell, GA) Sipcam Agro is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Tim Parma to the sales team as Senior Strategic Account Manager-SW effective July 28, 2008. Tim has extensive experience in the agrichemical industry having held various roles with Ciba-Geigy, Gowan, and most recently MANA.

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