Nisus Announces Promotions, Personnel Changes

Nisus Announces Promotions, Personnel Changes

The manufacturer adjusts sales territories and strengthens technical team.

April 4, 2018
Edited by the PCT Staff
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. —Nisus Corporation announced the following changes to its sales team.

Harry Bryan will be responsible for account management in Tennessee and Kentucky.  He will also work to develop the mountain territory consisting of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana.  

Jeff Caudill was added as Midwest Territory Manager, where he will be responsible for developing and maintaining a positive relationship with the company’s Midwest customer base and increasing brand engagement with core customers as well as introducing Nisus products to new pest control companies.

Additionally, Nisus has strengthened its technical team with the promotion of Dr. Jeff Lloyd to senior vice president, innovation and sustainability and the addition of Jamey Gaston as vice president of research and technology

Bryan who has been with Nisus Corporation for more than 20 years, is highly regarded for his ability to build strong relationships with both distributors and pest management professionals.  He will continue to drive sales but will also promote Nisus products with PMP training and social media channels in the Pest Control community.

“Bryan’s product knowledge and deep desire to educate clients demonstrates the dedication and support that starts at the representation level,” says Lee Barrett, Vice President of Nisus Corporation’s Pest Control Division “His skill in finding clients the absolute best options and thinking outside the box is invaluable.”

Said Bryan, “I am excited about trail-blazing and sharing our approach to various pest challenges with an audience that includes my home state.”

Caudill comes to Nisus with 15 years of successful sales and account management experience. Caudill comes to Nisus from Kness Manufacturing, where he served as a Sales Manager of their Western United States territory, covering 16 states. Bryan will be working with Caudill for an extended period of time to introduce him to customers and ensure a smooth transition to the territory.  

“Jeff brings great energy, customer education experience and tenacity to our sales team which will solidify our support and commitment to our clients.  His experience is crucial to the industry and he has proven success in developing strategic sales plans, identifying new points of sales and increasing sales of current product lines,” says Lee Barrett, Vice President of Nisus Corporation’s Pest Control Division.

Added Caudill, “I am excited to join the Nisus team, a dynamic group of talented professionals. Nisus’ product offering is robust and sustainable, and helps pest management professionals provide exceptional services using quality products.” 

Dr. Lloyd joined Nisus on Nov. 30, 2001, and has been responsible for research and development as well as opening new global markets. He holds degrees in applied biology and microbiology and a Ph.D. in biochemistry/preservation technology from Imperial College at The University of London. With 27 years of experience in research, technical service and global wood protection, Lloyd has authored numerous scientific publications and holds several patents. A specialist in preservative biochemistry, formulation and utilization, and product development, Lloyd has had commercial successes covering the breadth of wood protection, structural pest management and forest pathology.

“It is amazing to work at a company like Nisus where I have been afforded the freedom to pursue my passions – my love of renewable resources such as wood, and the environment. There is really nothing more fulfilling than taking a simple idea and seeing it being embraced by customers and then commercialized for the good of the industry and the environment,” says Lloyd.

Lloyd is an advocate of maximizing responsible end uses for forest products while minimizing potential negative environmental impacts. This includes the sustainable use of wood in mass timber buildings, doubling the life of traditional wood products such as railroad ties and utility poles, minimizing carbon footprints and most importantly the permanent capture of carbon to reverse global warming. He especially enjoys working to achieve these objectives with multi-disciplinary research academics and industry experts around the world, as evidenced by his publications and their co-authors.

Lloyd has been an invited and key-note speaker for many national and international organizations. He is active with the Treated Wood Council and the Railway Tie Association and was an executive member of the American Wood Protection Association (4 years). The greatest achievement of his career was being selected to serve as the three-year President of the International Research Group on Wood Protection, where he has been heavily involved since 1991. He still serves as chairperson of the Ron Cockroft Awards committee, an international scientific conference attendance award for young researchers which has awarded 13 grants for 2018.

Gaston will be heading the research and technology department with the responsibility of building a best practice innovative program from ideation to new product development. Gaston demonstrates a deep understanding of the challenges faced by research and technology to create next generation pest control management solutions that demonstrate efficacy and sustainability.

Gaston introduces a wealth of relevant product experience to Nisus. In his most recent role as Omnova’s Innovation Program Leader, Gaston managed product portfolios, acted as liaison between technology group managers and project managers, and leveraged a strong business acumen with technical knowledge to achieve long term, sustainable growth.

“We are pleased to attract someone of the caliber of Jamey Gaston,” Says Kevin L. Kirkland, president/CEO of Nisus Corporation. “Jamey has immense technical knowledge and more than 20 years of experience in product development and successful project leadership. He is poised to make an immediate impact on our goal to develop more value-added products using proprietary pest control and preservative product technology.”

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