Mitch Klann

Mitch Klann. Photo courtesy of SynTelus.

SynTelus LLC announced the addition of Mitch Klann as Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing.

SynTelus, 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 SynTelus,” said Klann. “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 SynTelus founder and CEO Randy Canady.  “Although our career paths took us in different directions, we never lost touch and often spoke 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.”