Catchmaster adds ACE as northeast regional sales manager


June 14, 2021

Chris Phillips, ACE

Chris Phillips, ACE

Chris Phillips, ACE, has joined Bayonne, N.J.-based AP&G Co. Inc. as the northeast regional sales manager for Catchmaster Pro. Based in Buffalo, N.Y., his territory covers the northeastern United States from New Jersey north through Maine and eastern Canada.

Phillips, who joined the professional pest management industry in 1994, is an Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) with both product knowledge and real-life pest management experience. He has held several roles for pest management firms, from service specialist to regional director.

“I am eager to bring my 25 years of pest management experience to the manufacturer side of the business,” Phillips said in a news release. “I look forward to working closely with my pest management customer base and share my years of field knowledge and experience. I have always admired the Catchmaster brand, and look forward to being an integral part of their team.”

Rick McDonald, VP of AP&G’s Professional Products Division, noted in the news release that “Chris’ energy, experience and passion for the pest management industry make him an excellent fit to the Catchmaster team. We feel Chris’ background will be of great benefit to our customer base, and we are thrilled to have him as part of the Catchmaster family.”


AP&G, a manufacturer of products for rodent, insect and mosquito management, was founded in 1952 as Atlantic Paste & Glue in Brooklyn, N.Y., by Moses Frisch, an immigrant chemist from Hungary. Steve Frisch, current president and CEO, joined his father in 1972, after graduation from Brooklyn College. The third generation of the family working at the business today includes Jonathan Frisch, VP of sales and marketing, and Jeffrey Frisch, VP of operations.

In 1977, AP&G introduced the Catchmaster brand, which led to its focus on developing adhesives for pest management applications. Its products continue to be American-made, and the company currently supplies more than 70 countries worldwide.



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Heather Gooch

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