Pasadena, Texas-based Control Solutions Inc. (CSI) has promoted Heather Erskine to technical service manager of its pest control division.
Erskine joined the company in 2017 as project manager on the Product Development Team. In that role, she has been involved in a variety of product stages and milestones from concept to commercialization, including manufacturing, formulation and regulatory. She has also worked to support CSI’s new product development processes, helping ensure the team achieved superior product launches.
As the newest addition to the PCO Technical Services management team, Erskine will work with university researchers and industry cooperators to test products and build data packages for new projects in development. She will also support CSI’s PCO Sales and Marketing teams by participating in industry events, presenting training materials and offering marketing content.
Erskine earned her bachelor’s and master’s in entomology with a specialization in urban pest management, from the University of Florida. While a student, she conducted research on pests including bed bugs, cockroaches and mosquitoes. She brings a unique background and pest management experience from working on her family-owned golf course and cow-calf operation in Florida.
Control Solutions Inc. (CSI) is a mid-sized, U.S.-based specialty chemical manufacturer with a longstanding tradition of providing effective and economical solutions to pest management professionals.
For more than 20 years, CSI has been a leader in the development of sustainable pest control formulations, with a wide array of active ingredients. According to its website, CSI is one of the fastest-growing companies in the industry. As one of the 40 subsidiaries that make up ADAMA, the fifth-largest agricultural chemical company in the world, CSI is able to not only offer a large selection of products, but also introduce such innovations as Combination Chemistry, Pressurized Solutions and Encapsulated Solutions.
The company can actually trace its roots to 1958, when President and CEO Mark Boyd’s father, Richard, purchased a small pest control company in Pasadena, Texas, and founded Ford’s Pest Control. By 1960, Richard Boyd launched Ford’s Chemical to formulate and sell pest control solutions to colleagues and the public. In 1976, he merged the two businesses into Ford’s Chemical and Service. Read more about the history in Pest Management Professional’s anniversary coverage in its July 2018 issue here.