What We Do
Attis Industries is a diverse organization with businesses in the healthcare, medical waste, and the environmental technology sectors. Attis is focused on creating long term value for shareholders through acquiring and operating a diverse portfolio of businesses across a wide spectrum of industries. Attis’ multi-industry holding company structure is a key factor in our ability to create value, providing us with the freedom to make investments wherever we perceive the opportunity to enhance returns for our shareholders.
Innovation – Across Attis Industries, innovation is the founding tenet which drives our corporate philosophy and is based on the desire to never be satisfied with the status quo. Seeking out new and more efficient ways to drive business and provide leading-edge solutions is critical to Attis’ success and is in the fabric of our corporate DNA.
Stewardship – Attis Industries believes in the need to preserve and promote human welfare, the environment, and the responsible use of technology. Not only is this belief put into place through ethical and sound business practices but by also promoting evidence-based products and services.
Value – It is Attis Industries’ belief that in order to make transformative change to an industry we must bring real value to customers, partners and users. At Attis, we consistently strive to improve our own practices to enhance the value of our products and services.
David Winsness, President, Attis Innovations, has spent his professional career targeting the extraction and recovery of materials from byproduct streams and repurposing those recovered materials into high value markets. Mr. Winsness developed, commercialized and built a team that produced the largest innovation to occur in the corn ethanol biofuel space: back end corn oil extraction. The technology efficiently extracts corn oil from the byproduct stream so that it can be sold separately without consuming any additional power or corn. The technology has proven to be the most effective in the space at about 90% less CAPEX and OPEX compared to competing methods and has been adopted by 90% of the 200 corn ethanol plants where it generates $500 million annually in new income. Mr. Winsness has identified lignin as the next platform that has the potential to far exceed the value created by anything he has worked on in the past. Mr. Winsness has developed a lignin recovery system that is less than 50% of the CAPEX of any know competitor while improving its quality within the extraction process to allow greater value to be captured. Mr. Winsness has once again built a team and technology portfolio that he expects will transform the bioeconomy and to enable it to compete with the petroleum industry. Mr. Winsness graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
Robert M. Dunn, Jr., President, Attis Healthcare and Bright City, an attorney by trade, has broad experience leading teams in sales organizations. As an attorney, Mr. Dunn represented both private and public-sector entities across a wide spectrum of issues. Mr. Dunn has represented both Fortune 100 companies and small businesses in litigation involving product liability issues, business disputes, and wrongful terminations. Mr. Dunn also spent a significant amount of time working directly for a multi-national Fortune 500 company in the medical device industry. Mr. Dunn’s tenure at this healthcare company included a role as both the lead commercial attorney and the Human Resources leader for the U.S. Sales Division, a division with more than $2.6 Billion in annual revenue and more than 1,600 employees. Mr. Dunn graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration (finance) and he obtained his Juris Doctorate degree, with honors, from the University of Houston Law Center.