The Global Pest Management Coalition (GPMC) selected its 2020 leadership through an annual council vote. Each year, the coalition selects a council of leaders from pest management associations worldwide. These leaders are chosen based on their service, passion and dedication to the industry. The appointed council members for the GPMC in 2020 are:
- Vasili Tsoutouras, chair: CEO of Allstate Pest Control, South Australian director of the Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association and president of the National Board of the Federation of Asian & Oceania Pest Managers Associations (FAOPMA)
- Moisés Capetillo González, vice chair: past president of the National Association of Urban Pest Controllers, A.C. ANCPU Mexico
- Dominique Stumpf, secretary/treasurer: CEO of National Pest Management Association (NPMA), United States
- Mirko Baraga, director: Fénix, Latin-American Association of Professionals in Pest Management, Cordoba Pest Management Association, Argentina
- Paloma Castro, director: secretary general of the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA)
- Carlos Peçanha, director: president of the Federation of Pest Control Associations of Brazil and president of Rio Grande do Sul Pest Management Association
- Alberto Ponjoan, director: past president of ADEPAP, the Association of Pest Control Companies of Catalonia
- Jaldhi Trivedi, director: immediate past president of the Indian Pest Control Association
- Chris Gorecki, director: VP of operational support at Orkin
In 2017, the GPMC was founded by pest management associations from around the world with the mission to act as a unified voice and promote the value of professional pest management, ensuring the protection of health, home and businesses.
The formation of the GPMC began in 2016 when NPMA hosted a series of “think tank” meetings with pest management associations from around the world. From the beginning, it was clear that there was much to be gained by having an international network with the ability to share information and provide a unified message to elevate the professionalism of the industry, explains Rachel Dittman, director of marketing and communications at NPMA.
“Serving on the Global Coalition and participating in discussions with global association leaders around the world push us (NPMA) to think about our objectives on a larger scale, how we can make a positive impact not just at home in the U.S. but worldwide in supporting one another,” says Stumpf.
In the upcoming year, GPMC will continue to support and promote World Pest Day, working with global agencies like the World Health Organization to recognize the role that the industry serves in protecting public health, property and food.
In addition, in June 2020, the GPMC will support the Global Summit of Pest Management in Food Safety & Public Health presented by CEPA, FAOPMA and NPMA.