Douglas Products hires international business development manager


July 23, 2021

James Ewing

James Ewing

James Ewing has joined Liberty, Mo.-based Douglas Products as a business development manager to support customers using Vikane and ProFume gas fumigants.

“James joins our national sales team to serve customers in Hawaii, Australia and Asia,” Heather Kern, commercial leader of the Douglas Products Pest Management Division in North America, said in a news release. “His industry background spans fumigation management, quality assurance, training and marketing support.”

Ewing holds licenses in structural fumigation, commodity fumigation, wood-destroying organisms, and general pest control. Prior to joining Douglas Products, Ewing was the branch manager with Terminix on Maui-Oahu. His previous experience includes sales and marketing support in San Diego, Calif., for D.S. Waters of North America. He has also coached high school football.

Ewing is based on Oahu and reports to Wes Otani, Douglas Products’ national sales leader for the North American Pest Management Division.


Douglas Products, an Altamont Capital Partners portfolio company, is expanding its portfolio through product acquisitions and in-licensing agreements. It is the only company offering both ProFume gas fumigant (sulfuryl fluoride) and PH3 fumigant (aluminum phosphine). It also provides Vikane fumigant (sulfuryl fluoride).

As a U.S.-based manufacturer of sulfuryl fluoride and a federal registrant for the active ingredients of both sulfuryl fluoride and aluminum phosphine, Douglas Products maintains important relationships with federal and state regulatory agencies. Its commodity fumigants are backed by a team of product development specialists recognized for their technical expertise and training. The company also maintains the consumer-facing educational website,, which features a preparation guide for homeowners.


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Heather Gooch

Heather Gooch is the editor-in-chief for PMP magazine. She can be reached at or 330-321-9754.

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