WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Industry consultant Stoy Hedges has been selected to receive the 2019 John V. Osmun Alumni Professional Achievement Award in Entomology, announced Stephen Cameron, head of Purdue’s Entomology Department. The award is presented annually by the Department of Entomology at Purdue University to an alumnus who has demonstrated excellence in their career as an entomologist or in a related field.
Hedges is a storied 40-year veteran of the U.S. pest management industry, having worked for a variety of pest management companies across the Midwest and South, including a 25-year tenure as the senior technical entomologist with Terminix. In 2014, Hedges launched his own consulting firm, Stoy Pest Consulting.
Hedges’s impact on the field has been immense through roles as a conference educator and author of first-of-a-kind field manuals of pest control technicians. He has served as the editorial director for the last three editions of the Mallis Handbook of Pest Control (the 1.600-page industry “bible”) and he has written over a hundred articles for Pest Control Technology and Service Technician magazines.
The JV Osmun Award ceremony, including a presentation by Hedges, will be on Oct. 11.