Interview with Tim Damico
By Joe Kertzman, Managing Editor, Badger Common’Tater
An early leader in the development of biological and botanical pesticides in the mid-1990’s, Certis USA manufactures and distributes a broad line of biopesticide products for the specialty agriculture, horticulture, and home and garden markets.
The predecessor of Certis USA was Thermo Trilogy Corporation, a company created in the ’90s through a consolidation of several pioneering biopesticide companies, including Grace Biopesticides of W.R. Grace & Co., AgriDyne, Biosys, Crop Genetics, and the Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) businesses from Sandoz, Ciba-Geigy and Ecogen.
“In 2001, Mitsui & Co. of Japan acquired Thermo Trilogy and renamed it Certis USA,” explains Tim Damico, Certis USA’s executive vice president—North America. “Certis USA’s management team members came from the various predecessor companies and all have been working in the biopesticide industry for more than 20 years. Our team has exceptionally deep experience and expertise in biopesticides.”