Neogen announced Andrew Fisher, BCE, PHE, as a new member to its professional pest sales team.
Fisher joins the team in the newly created business unit specialist position highlighting his technical background. He most recently worked as the regional integrated pest management (IPM) manager for a pest management company specializing in fumigation. Fisher brings 10 years of industry experience and is based near Bloomington, Ill. He is “most excited about continuing his pursuit of knowledge in this field while growing personally and professionally,” according to the news release.
Fisher is both a board-certified entomologist (BCE) and a certified public health entomologist (PHE). Both certifications are from the Entomological Society of America (ESA). The PHE certificate was recently introduced to provide an opportunity to those who work with pests that pose a health risk — either by being a vector for disease, or other adverse health risks — to demonstrate their professionalism and commitment to their profession. The PHE program is currently only for those who work in the United States, although an international version is under development, per the ESA. It is endorsed by and was developed in conjunction with the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA).
Fisher says he is passionate about furthering the science of pest control and will be integral in providing technical support for the SureKill Professional Pest and Turbocide Fogging product lines.
Neogen provides a comprehensive range of solutions and services for the food processing, animal protein and agriculture industries, not only helping to protect the world’s food supply, but helping to enable its customers to produce more efficiently and effectively.