Global Pest Management Coalition Welcomes New Council Members

Last month, the Global Pest Management Coalition (GPMC) held its opening council vote introducing nine new council members. In 2017, the GPMC was founded by pest management associations from around the world with the mission to act as a unified voice and promote the value of professional pest management, ensuring the protection of health, home and businesses.

During the Coalition’s first council vote, members selected a new council of nine leaders from pest management associations worldwide. These leaders were chosen based on their service, passion and dedication for the industry. The newly appointed council members for the GPMC are:

Vasili Tsoutouras, Chair
CEO of Allstate Pest Control, South Australian Director of the Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association (ARPMA) and President of the National Board of the Federation of Asian & Oceania Pest Managers Associations (FAOPMA)

Moisés Capetillo González, Vice Chair
President of the National Association of Urban Pest Controllers, A.C. ANCPU Mexico

Dominique Stumpf, CMP, CAE, Secretary/Treasurer
CEO of National Pest Management Association (NPMA), USA

Mirko Baraga, Director
 Fénix, Latin-American Association of Professionals in Pest Management, Cordoba Pest Management Association, Argentina

Paloma Castro, Director
Secretary General of the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA)

Carlos V. Peçanha, Director
President of the Federation of Pest Control Associations of Brazil (FEPRAG) and President of Rio Grande do Sul Pest Management Association

Alberto Ponjoan, Director
Former President of ADEPAP, the Association of Pest Control Companies of Catalonia.

Jaldhi R. Trivedi, Director
President of the Indian Pest Control Association (IPCA)

Chris Gorecki, Director
Vice President of Operational Support at Orkin

“As Chair of the Global Pest Management Coalition, I look forward to collaborating with this strong group of individuals to ensure we are continuing to share important information and consistent messaging throughout our associations,” said Tsoutouras. “Together, we will work towards our common goals of promoting professionalism of the pest management industry and take advantage of the global impact that can be made when we coordinate a worldwide action.”

To learn more about the efforts of the Global Pest Management Coalition, visit

About the Global Pest Management Coalition:

The creation of the Global Pest Management Coalition came naturally after the successes of the Global Summit conferences organized in France (2015), New York (2017), and the creation of World Pest Day in Beijing (2017). Those three events underlined the potential impact of a global message and a coordinated worldwide action supported by the professionalism of our industry.

The mission of the Global Pest Management Coalition is to provide a unified voice across the globe promoting the value of pest management in ensuring the protection of health, home, food and businesses. To learn more, visit