Forrest E. St. Aubin, a pest control industry consultant, recently received the Entomological Society of America’s (ESA) Distinguished Service Award to the Certification Program. This award encourages, recognizes, and rewards outstanding contributions to the Entomological Society of America’s (ESA) Certification Program and the professionalism of entomology.
St. Aubin currently serves as a consultant to the urban pest management industry and the legal profession. He has served for the past five years as chair of the ESA-Associate Certified Entomologist testing program. Prior to engaging in pest management consulting, St. Aubin was employed for 26 years in various research and marketing positions in the pesticide chemical industry.
He is an author of many articles concerning food plant and health care pest management, structural pest control, and medical entomology. St. Aubin's industry affiliations, over more than 50 years, have been many and varied. He served on the board of directors of the Chemical Specialties Manufacturers Association, wherein he was the first technical editor of Chemical Times and Trends, a journal devoted to the chemical specialty industry. He also served on the board of directors of the National Pest Management Association, as chairman of the Food Protection and Sanitation Committee and as a member of the Project Development Council of that association. He was a president of the Kansas Pest Control Association and was a vice president of the Missouri Pest Management Association. In those regards he has appeared on the programs of many state and national organizations. He is retired from the United States Army Reserve, Medical Service Corps, wherein he served as a medical entomologist. Prior to retirement, he commanded a disease vector management unit stationed in Chicago, Illinois.