BASF has appointed industry expert Laurence Barnard as its new country business manager for Professional and Speciality Solutions.
With over 15 year’s experience in pest management, Mr Barnard will take the lead on BASF’s professional and agricultural sectors, bringing with him a vast amount of knowledge in practical pest control, training, sales, events and marketing.
Mr Barnard joins the business from Killgerm Chemicals UK, where he held the position of area sales manager for seven years, after acting as marketing manager at the British Pest Control Association for five years prior.
Having also worked as a pest control technician for many years, he also brings years of practical pest management experience to the role.
Alongside an impressive career in the industry to date, Mr Barnard boasts several key qualifications including RSPH Level 2 and 3 Awards in Pest Management, a Level 3 Award in Mosquito Control and PA1 and PA6 Spraying qualifications. He is also BASIS PROMPT Registered, and was shortlisted as a nominee in the Unsung Hero Award at the National Pest Awards 2022.
Mr Barnard said: “I am delighted to begin a new chapter at BASF, working alongside the team to lead the way in pioneering pest control solutions in both the professional and rural sectors.
“Having been in the industry for most of my career, I am proud to live and breathe all things pest control, and the move from Killgerm to BASF felt like the next natural step for me to make. I’m looking forward to getting stuck in and will be on the road attending several events in the coming months, so do come and say hello if you see me out and about.”