As the business expands, PelGar is strengthening its team with new appointments at the Alton based head office and its Church Farm Training Centre.
As all biocide pest control products need to pass through the registration process, the Regulatory department is key to the success of PelGar’s business. Lauren Hypson has joined the Regulatory team as a Regulatory Officer to support this work. Previously Lauren worked at HSE in the Chemical Regulation Division doing human exposure risk assessment for pesticides and biocides before working in the Project Management team. “Having become acquainted with PelGar’s products I will now be updating study information onto the EU database IUCLID which records, stores and maintains data on the hazard properties of chemical substances,” explains Lauren. “In my spare time I play Roller Derby which has taken me to competitions around the world and enables me to travel which I love to do.”
Since Vincent Russo joined PelGar in 2013 as Regional Business Manager for Europe, the customer base in the region has increased significantly. Rhian Strothers has joined PelGar as Regional Sales Coordinator for Europe to work alongside Vincent assisting with managing the large portfolio of customers, dealing with internal processes and administration-based duties to enable Vincent to focus on new business development and the growth of larger accounts. Previously Rhian worked in a variety of sales and marketing roles for a number of medium and large manufacturers including industries in the Fire and Security, Health and Safety and Gas Detection Equipment sectors. “I am excited to be joining a welcoming established company which is clearly at an exciting stage having gone through a period of rapid growth,” says Rhian.
PelGar’s Church Farm Training Centre offers unique classroom facilities, simulated training scenarios, live rodents for behavioural studies and purpose-built laboratories for insect cultivation and research. Maddie Lindsay has joined PelGar as the new Unit Supervisor at Church Farm with responsibility for preparing and carrying out insecticide tests and supervising the animal technicians. “I have a background in insect husbandry and have previously worked at Southampton and Oxford Brookes Universities, where I was a laboratory technician for the Invertebrate Facility and Molecular Biology laboratory which used invertebrates for research and testing,” said Maddie.
Having worked professionally with horses and then gaining a Level 3 Animal Management Extended Diploma, Chloe Mould has joined PelGar to work with somewhat smaller animals as an Animal Technician using her passion for behavioural enrichment to care for the rodents and insects at Church Farm.