Jim Black Becomes Director of Business Development for Certis USA

Jim Black
Jim Black

Certis USA names Jim Black, formerly of Chemtura Corporation, to serve as its Director of Business Development. Black’s primary responsibilities are to lead new market and product development initiatives for Certis USA.

Black reports to Tim Damico, Certis USA’s Executive V.P. NAFTA. Damico said, “Certis USA has seen rapid growth over the past five years and has many new opportunities for the future. We are pleased to have Jim’s excellent array of skills, contacts and experience to lead our business development activities.”

For more than 30 years, Black has held senior level sales, marketing and business development positions for global agrichemical manufacturers. Most recently, Black was Global Strategic Business Unit Lead, Insecticides, Fungicides, Herbicides, PGRs and previously Director of Marketing, North America for Chemtura Corporation (now Arysta Lifescience). He has held positions with Entek Corporation (now DuPont), BASF Corporation and Dow Chemical Company.

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Double Nickel 55® WG fungicide/bactericide Available for Use on Mexico Crops to Control Early Blight and Powdery Mildew

Certis USA commercially launches a water dispersible granule (WG) formulation of its Double Nickel 55® fungicide/bactericide for use in Mexico to control early blight, powdery mildew, Rhizoctonia and Phytophthora on fruiting vegetables, such as peppers, chilies, tomatoes and potatoes, and on cucurbits, melons and grapes. Double Nickel 55 WG is approved for use by the Mexican regulatory board COFERPRIS and is available through Summit Agro Mexico S.A. de C.V. (SAM), the exclusive distributor of Double Nickel 55 in Mexico. A second formulation of Double Nickel 55, a liquid concentrate (LC), is pending approval and is anticipated to become available in the fall of 2015.

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