American Vanguard Elects New Member to Its Board of Directors
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- January 6, 2014
American Vanguard Corp. (NYSE:AVD) today announced that Mr. Scott D. Baskin
has been elected as a new member to its Board of Directors. He will join the
Board immediately and will become a member of both the Nominating & Corporate
Governance Committee and the Audit Committee. Mr. Baskin will fill the vacancy
created when then-director Jerome Coben opted not to seek re-election at the
company’s 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
Mr. Baskin has extensive experience as a litigator arising from his 35 year
career with Irell & Manella, from which he retired at the end of 2013. During
his tenure at Irell & Manella, Mr. Baskin concentrated his practice on
intellectual property, technology, real estate, business torts and securities
actions for a multitude of corporate clients. A frequent lecturer and writer,
he has published many articles on intellectual property rights, patent
infringement, trial preparation and discovery. He was an assistant instructor
at Yale Law School and clerked for Hon. Y.C Choy, United States Court of
Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Baskin holds a J.D. from Yale Law School
and a B.A. in Political Science and History from Stanford University. He has
also been selected as a Southern California Super Lawyer by Los Angeles
Magazine every year since 2004.
Eric Wintemute, Chairman & CEO of American Vanguard commented, “We are most
pleased to add Scott to our Board. He has had a storied career as a corporate
litigator and, in that role, has been advising and representing corporations
for decades. His strength in intellectual property rights will be especially
beneficial to American Vanguard, as we expand our patent portfolio in both
delivery systems and end-use formulations. Scott has an unusual ability to see
to the core of an issue and to plot out a path for achieving results, whether
in negotiation, defense or prosecution of one’s rights. We welcome Scott to
our group and we expect his participation will contribute to American
Vanguard’s continued success in the years ahead.”
About American Vanguard
American Vanguard Corporation is a diversified specialty and agricultural
products company that develops and markets products for crop protection and
management, turf and ornamentals management and public and animal health.
American Vanguard is included on the Russell 2000® & Russell 3000® Indexes and
the Standard & Poors 600 Index. To learn more about American Vanguard, please
reference the Company’s web site at www.american-vanguard.com.
American Vanguard Corporation
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