Cope holds a masters degree in entomology and a PhD in public health. In his role as VP of technical products and services, Cope will take the lead on R&D and field-testing of mosquito related products. This includes the new Catchmaster Ovi-Catch, an autocidal gravid oviposition (AGO) mosquito trap and monitor developed and tested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Additionally, Cope will advise on all matters related to best practices, product training, regulatory matters and other technical issues across AP&G’s range of rodent and insect pest management products.
“AP&G entered the mosquito market by developing an adhesive formulation for mosquito applications, which the CDC began using in their AGO trap field-tests,” Jonathan Frisch, VP of global sales & marketing, says. “When we decided to launch the Catchmaster Ovi- Catch we were searching for a mosquito expert to help guide us in the right direction, but to add someone of Stan’s caliber to our team is truly a privilege. His world-class knowledge and proficiency in this field are incredible and we’re thrilled to have him join the AP&G family.”
"I am thrilled for the opportunity to join a family-owned company,” says Cope. “AP&G is firmly committed to protecting the public's health. This is clearly reflected in their current product line as well as their dedication to better tools for mosquito control. It is an honor for me to join this team of true professionals.”
Cope served in the U.S. Navy as a medical entomologist for more than 23 years, retiring in 2012 with the rank of Captain. During his tenure, Cope served as director of the U.S. Armed Forces Pest Management Board where he was responsible for all aspects of mosquito control and pest management for the U.S. Department of Defense.
In 2014, Cope was elected vice president of the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA). He served as AMCA President in 2016, and currently acts as past president. He is also the former director of entomology and regulatory services for Terminix International.