Dr. Victoria Pocius has recently joined Douglas Products as a field scientist.
Pocius is responsible for supporting the Vikane and ProFume gas fumigant brands at Douglas Products.
Prior to Douglas Products, Pocius completed extensive postdoctoral research focused on the link between plant defense, prey quality on well-defended plants and impacts on natural enemy attraction.
She received her bachelor of science in biology from Lafayette College, Easton, Pa.; master of arts in ecology, evolution and behavior from the University of Kansas; and doctorate in ecology and evolutionary biology from Iowa State University.Her doctoral research focused on understanding monarch butterfly oviposition preference and survival across nine native milkweed species to expand useful conservation planting for monarch and other pollinators in the Midwest.
“Tori is going to be a great addition to the Douglas Products’ research and development team and the sulfuryl fluoride business,” said Heather Kern, commercial leader of the Douglas Products pest management division in North America. “Tori is looking forward to using her knowledge and expertise to provide field support for our growing team.”
In November, Douglas Products also hired Angela Tucker, BCE, as a field scientist for its research and development team, which is responsible for supporting the Liberty, Mo.-based company’s sulfuryl fluoride business.
About Douglas Products
Based in Liberty, Mo., Douglas Products is a specialty products leading provider of high-quality brands and services for global production agriculture and structural pest management. An Altamont Capital Partners portfolio company, Douglas Products is expanding its portfolio through product acquisitions and in-licensing agreements.