Milwaukee, Wis.-based Liphatech has hired Nick Fugate as its new Midwest and Canada district sales manager.
“We’re excited to have Nick join our team,” said Charlie Passantino, business director, Liphatech pest management division. “Our distributors and pest management professionals in the Midwest and Canada can depend on his energy and experience when needing assistance with rodent control challenges.”
Fugate brings several years of sales and marketing experience to Liphatech, including recent work in the professional pest management industry.
In his new role, Fugate will represent the company’s full line of rodenticides and bait stations in Canada and the Midwestern U.S., including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
He will work with pest management professionals and distributors in the region, build relationships with prospective accounts, and troubleshoot and provide rodent control assistance within problem accounts.
Fugate is an avid sports fan and enjoys eSports. He is director of eSports for his local high school and was a member of the 2017 eSports national championship team out of Chicago, Ill.
Liphatech is a researcher, manufacturer and distributor of several pest control brands, including FirstStrike, Resolv, TakeDown, Generation, BlueMax, Maki and the Aegis line of bait stations. It was founded in France in 1946 as Lipha, to develop anticoagulants for the treatment of heart patients. It developed the first of its active ingredients, chlorophacinone, in the 1960s and branded it as Rozol, a family of products that includes grain and pelleted products for field and structural use and a tracking powder for use in and around structures. In the 1970s, Liphatech developed bromadiolone, a second-generation rodenticide active ingredient.
Today, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., the company offers structural pest control services for commercial and residential customers, rodent control for animal health markets, and pest control for the agricultural and field orchard markets.