Nisus Corporation announced the appointment of Jamel Sandidge as innovation platform leader of the Nisus R&D team. Sandidge will have direct responsibility for driving growth of the professional pest control product lines, as well as serve as an integral part of the company’s innovation strategy.

Jennifer Gordon, Ph.D., has joined Douglas Products as a field scientist to support pest management companies serving customers with treatments using Vikane and ProFume gas fumigants. She holds a Ph.D. in entomology from the University of Kentucky with a concentration in evolutionary insecticide toxicology, and a master’s degree in entomology from Louisiana State University with a concentration in toxicology.

The Pest Management and Public Health business of Bayer — part of the company’s Environmental Science unit — added three new members to its marketing team: Joaquín Martínez is now serving as product manager, Takisha Truss has assumed the role of customer marketing manager for business assurance, and, as of Oct. 1, Joern Kraegeloh became the head of marketing for pest management and public health.

The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA) announced the addition of two new executive committee members: John Myers, president of Rentokil North America, and Matt Stevenson, president, residential services, Terminix International. Sprague Pest Solutions announced that Ross Treleven was promoted to vice president of operations. Treleven’s time at Sprague includes over 20 years of leadership responsibility, from technician to general manager.

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