Vestaron hires Daniel Peck as field development biologist

Vestaron hires Daniel Peck as field development biologist

Peck previously worked in product development at BioWorks and was an assistant professor of soil insect ecology at Cornell.

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Daniel Peck, Ph.D., has been hired by the Vestaron Corp. As a field development biologist, Peck began orientation by meeting the R&D team in Kalamazoo, Michigan the week of April 15.

Peck earned his bachelor’s degree in zoology and entomology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and his doctorate in entomology from Cornell University. He is a board certified entomologist with the Entomological Society of America and a certified senior ecologist with the Ecological Society of America.

Peck brings to Vestaron 25 years of prior experience in insect pest management. This most recently includes 3.5 years working as a product development manager and then biological program manager at BioWorks, Inc. based in Victor, New York.  His research and development efforts there were aimed at developing, coalescing and promoting the scientific validation behind biologically based products for their role in insect management, disease suppression and plant nutrition.

“Daniel’s extensive insect pest management experience will be put to immediate use serving our customers  in the eastern U.S.,” says Ben Cicora, senior vice president of sales and marketing, according to a press release. “However, we are looking forward to having his expertise as a resource for the entire organization as we continue to grow and expand our footprint.”

Peck also has prior experience as an independent consultant in the area of turfgrass entomology; as an assistant professor at Cornell University in the area of soil insect ecology; and as a senior research fellow at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (Cali, Colombia) in the area of integrated pest management.