Dr. Stan Cope recently joined Northfield, Ill.-based Rose Pest Solutions as director of technical services.
Dr. Cope will work closely with employees in all Rose and Franklin Pest Solutions location to provide staff education and training and streamline service methods. Dr. Cope has previously assisted as an educator for the company, conducting tech training seminars on mosquitoes and other insects over the years. He even helped Rose’s former safety and training director to write the pest industry’s “mosquito bible.”
Dr. Cope has served in the U.S. Navy as a medical entomologist more than 23 years.
While in the Navy, Dr. Cope held a variety of assignments, including conducting operational and research entomology in 18 countries and ultimately serving as director of the Armed Forces Pest Management Board as well as director of pest management in Washington D.C. where he had oversight of all aspects of pest management for the Department of Defense.
“Stan has made significant valuable contributions to the industry and has been a solid resource for Rose’s staff over the years in terms of training and education. Plus, he’s a familiar face so the fit seems natural. We are proud to have Stan on the Rose team,” Rose Pest Solutions Owner Bob Dold said in the news release.
Dr. Cope joins the Rose team in the midst of a season rife with West Nile virus in the Midwest and reports of locally acquired malaria for the first time in the U.S. in 20 years.
“I am honored to be joining a team so dedicated to helping keep people safe from pests,” Dr. Cope said. “It has been my professional mission and I plan to continue helping to educate our communities about our industry and help eradicate pests that threaten our health.”
Dr. Cope is a member of Pi Chi Omega and a past president of the American Mosquito Control Association. In his free time, he enjoys family time, gardening, Civil War history, book collecting, sports and reading.