Andrew McDougall joins the Pest Research Hub team

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Cheshire-based International Pheromone Systems has appointed Andrew McDougall as the company’s laboratory coordinator for its new Pest Research Hub.

Mr McDougall has more than 30 years’ experience in R&D and analysis gained at companies such as Shell Global Solutions and Caleb Brett Intertek. His first job was at Food Industries, where he worked alongside Dave Hartley, founder of International Pheromone Systems, before moving to the meat and savoury R&D department.

During his career, Mr McDougall has also been involved in F1, where he played an active role in the formulation and testing of new F1 fuels. He was also an integral part of the Shell F1 trackside team and attended many F1 races as a technical partner to Ferrari.

The Pest Research Hub is a new and exciting purpose-built laboratory space developed by International Pheromone Systems to work with biotech companies, biocide or pesticide manufacturers and research groups.

Individuals who are developing technologies to control pests, or simply want to understand them better, can also use the facility.

IPS managing director Graeme Hartley said: “We are delighted to welcome Andrew to the IPS team at a very exciting time for the company.

“The Pest Research Hub is a much-needed facility and will be an important asset for the industry. Having Andrew working there will ensure that we can offer a first-class service to all our customers, partners and stakeholders.”

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