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A Global Leader in Fumigation

Douglas Products is a recognized leader in fumigation services for the food processing, postharvest and structural pest markets. As a basic manufacturer, the company is fully vested in the postharvest fumigation market through ongoing work with its network of distributors, fumigation service companies, state and federal regulatory officials, trade associations and end-use customers.

Doug Belle

Business Development Manager

Belle has 10 years of pest management and 10 years of experience in fumigation.

Doug served as a general manager with Terminix International before joining Douglas Products. He has 10 years of pest management and 10 years of experience in fumigation. He holds pest management field representative, applicator and operator licenses in Hawaii. His work experience includes working in fumigation, pest control and termite control. With Terminix, he was named branch manager of the year and was also an Award of Excellence recipient. Doug was active in the Hawaiian Pest Control Association and is a member of Pest Control Operators of California. He holds a bachelor’s degree in communication management from the University of Dayton in Ohio.

Bob Braun

Business Development Manager

Braun has more than 21 years of experience in pest management, with 13 years focusing on fumigation.

Bob served as a programmer, marketing manager and sales specialist with Dow AgroSciences before coming to Douglas Products. He has more than 21 years of experience in pest management, with 13 years focusing on fumigation. He holds bachelor’s degrees in computer science and applied mathematics, both from the University of North Dakota. Before joining Dow AgroSciences, he served as a software programmer for DuPont/Westinghouse. He is a member of the International Association of Operative Millers and serves on the association’s allied trades committee.

Erich Hoblemann

Business Development Manager

Hoblemann has worked in structural fumigation for more than 40 years and in postharvest fumigation for more than eight years.

Erich gained hands-on experience in fumigation, termite control and general pest management working for Hobelmann Exterminating, Inc., the business his paternal grandparents started in 1945. He has worked in structural fumigation for more than 40 years and in postharvest fumigation for more than eight years. He joined Dow AgroSciences as a Vikane sales representative for 18 years and for ProFume® gas fumigant for four years. With Dow AgroSciences, he served as his sales district’s distributor focal point. He holds a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Florida. Erich is co-chair of the Florida Fumigation Advisory Council. He is a member of Florida Pest Management Association, the Georgia Pest Control Association and the Georgia Peanut Commission and the Georgia Pecan Growers Associations.

Marty Morgan

Business Development Manager

Morgan has more than 12 years of experience in the postharvest fumigation market providing sales, training and product stewardship support.

Marty joined Douglas Products after serving as a field sales and service representative for Dow AgroSciences for 27 years. His background includes crop protection, turf and ornamental, and urban pest management/structural fumigation. He has more than 12 years of experience in the postharvest fumigation market providing sales, training and product stewardship support for ProFume gas fumigant. Marty holds a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from The Ohio State University.

Steve Niedzwiedzki

Business Development Manager

Niedzwiedzki combines fumigation expertise with experience in all phases of pest management — service, management, distribution and manufacturing.

Originally from South America, Steve’s 39-year career in Pest Control began as a service route technician while studying and working on a degree in Computer Science at night. Working his way from service technician to service manager for the private sector, he earned his Pest Control Operator certificate in all categories from the State by 1983. This led to further opportunities as technical manager and trainer for regional and national pest control organizations until 1992, after which he entered the chemical distribution market.

While in distribution, Steve became engaged as a speaker at regional FPMA meetings and at the UF School of Structural Fumigation. With a strong background as a fumigator, he became one of the founding members for the Fumigation Advisory Committee. In 1995, he was invited into the School of Structural Fumigation as a Committee member, and continues to this day, as an instructor and member of the Planning Committee. His activities at UF have included work throughout the US, and Hawaii as a technical training instructor, and with NPMA providing training in the US Virgin Islands. Steve joined the manufacturing sector in 2011, providing sales and technical support, as a member of the Vikane® gas fumigant team for Southeast Florida, and for both Vikane® and ProFume® gas fumigants in the Caribbean, Bahamas, and Mexico markets.

Married for 34 years, Steve and his wife Debbie, make their home in SE Florida, where he had been with the Boy Scouts for over 15 years as a Life to Eagle counselor and Scoutmaster. His hobbies include all aspects of outdoor life, cooking and auto restoration.

Wes Otani

Business Development Manager

Otani holds Branch 1, 2 and 3 pest control licenses in Hawaii and is accredited as Termite Inspection-Report Certified.

Wes has more than 25 years of experience in structural fumigation and pest management. He worked in commercial-industrial sales for BEI, was a pest management branch manager with HGP and then a regional manager with Terminix. He holds Branch 1, 2 and 3 pest control licenses in Hawaii, which include general pest, termite, fumigation, and research and demonstration, and is accredited as Termite Inspection-Report Certified. He also has five years of fumigation experience in the postharvest fumigation market. Wes is active in the Hawaii Pest Control Association where he serves on the Education Committee, the Conference Committee, the Legislative Committee, the Finance Committee and the Golf Committee. He holds a bachelor’s degree in science in horticulture from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Barb Nead-Nylander

Technical Expert and Research and Development Scientist

Nead-Nylander's work in fumigation includes the preplant, postharvest and structural markets.

Barb brings more than 35 years of pest management experience to Douglas Products. She worked in pest management for 12 years as an undergrad and post-grad student. She earned a bachelor’s degree in entomology from Purdue University and then a master’s and a Ph.D. in entomology, both at North Dakota State University. For The Dow Chemical Company and Dow AgroSciences, she served as a field research scientist, a technology transfer leader for insecticides, fungicides and biotechnology, and in human resources as a development manager. Her work in fumigation includes the preplant, postharvest and structural markets. Barb is a member of the Entomological Society of America and the International Organisation for Biological and Integrated Control.

Janet Rowley

International Business Leader

Rowley is an active member of the Association of Structural Pest Control Regulatory Officials and the International Organisation for Biological Control.

Janet brings extensive experience to her responsibilities to develop and serve fumigation customers in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Australia. After earning a bachelor’s degree in marketing from The Ohio State University, she gained experience in all aspects of pest management with The Dow Chemical Company and later Dow AgroSciences. She is a 32-year veteran in structural fumigation and a 22-year veteran in postharvest fumigation. With Dow and Dow AgroSciences she has served in roles that include sales, marketing, communications and sales management. She is a member of the National Pest Control Association, Pest Control Operators of California, the Association of Structural Pest Control Regulatory Officials and the International Organisation for Biological Control.

Ellen Thoms, Ph.D.

Thoms is a founder of the Florida School of Structural Fumigation. She has written three book chapters on fumigants, in addition to numerous refereed publications.

Ellen was a research biologist for 29 years with Dow Chemical and Dow AgroSciences, including eight years as the global technical expert for sulfuryl fluoride. Ellen served as the global technical leader for Douglas Products for more than two years and now provides support on a contractor basis. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at Georgetown University and worked in the Insect Zoo and the entomology collection at the Smithsonian Institution. She holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Arizona, where she studied cotton insect pest control, and she was an entomologist in Insect World at the Cincinnati Zoo in Ohio. She earned her Ph.D. from Virginia Tech with studies in cockroach biology and control. Thoms is a founder of the Florida School of Structural Fumigation. She has written three book chapters on fumigants, in addition to numerous referred publications. In 2011, she conducted fumigations of grain bunkers in Australia using ProFume (sulfuryl fluoride) as part of a research sabbatical. She is a former president of the Florida Entomological Society (FES). She has received awards from FES and the Entomological Society of America for her research, teaching and outreach efforts in urban entomology.

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