For over 30 years, Pacific Biocontrol Corporation has been pioneering the efforts in manufacturing and improving pheromone based management systems throughout the world.

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Nick Macris

April 7, 1952 – September 21, 2020

About Nick

Our wonderful colleague and friend Nick Macris passed away on Monday, September 21. Nick was born in the U.S., but he grew up on a farm near Culiacán, Mexico.

Nick graduated from the Army Navy Academy in Carlsbad, California and then went on to earn a Masters degree from the University of California in Riverside. Following graduation, Nick moved to the Fresno area where he began his career in agriculture.

Nick worked for several agricultural suppliers prior to setting up his own consulting company in the mid 1980s. Nick became a well respected consultant in the stone fruit industry. Nick was one of the first consultants to recognize the potential and importance of mating disruption for the control of oriental fruit moth and tomato pinworm.

Most of his stone fruit growers were early adopters of this new innovative technology and Nick made many trips to Mexico offering his help and expertise. In 1991, Nick joined Micro Flo Company, to assist in the commercialization of Pacific Biocontrol’s mating disruption products.

As a consultant to Micro Flo, Nick was instrumental in the successful market development of both codling moth and oriental fruit moth products. Being fluent in Spanish, he worked on behalf of Pacific Biocontrol to establish and support markets for both products in Mexico and Uruguay and was instrumental in helping growers in both countries understand and deploy mating disruption technologies.

In addition to being a consultant, Nick played a prominent role on the Board of the Association of Applied Insect Ecologist for 7 years and farmed 15 acres of nectarines and mandarins with his wife Pat. Nick and Pat first met at the University of California, Riverside and they eventually married in Corona, California, and moved to Fresno. Nick and Pat joined a bicycle club and enjoyed several treks around California.

Nick Macris was a kind, thoughtful and loving person. Nick was always supportive of others and ready to give advice and share his knowledge. He loved farming and he had a passion for pheromone-based pest management. In addition to Pat, Nick is survived by his sister Daphne in Culiacán, Mexico. Nick will be missed by his many friends and colleagues.

Nick, may you rest in peace. Thank you for being there for us! We will miss you.

About Don

Don has been with PBC since 1991. He has a MS degree in entomology. In addition to being President and General Manager, he is in charge of PBC’s research program and is responsible for sales in the Midwest.

Mobile: (206) 890-3754
dthomson@pacificbiocontrol.com

Don Thomson

President, General Manager,
Director of Research and Development

Nancy J. Hays

Controller, Corporate Officer

About Nancy

Nancy has been with PBC since 1994. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant and serves as the Corporate Secretary and Treasurer. She is located at the corporate office in Vancouver, Washington.

Office: (360) 571-2247
Toll Free (800) 999-8805
nhays@pacificbiocontrol.com

About Peter

Peter joined PBC in 2018. He has MS and PhD degrees in entomology. He has worked in orchard pest management for over 20 years with an expertise (of focus) in pheromone mating disruption. Peter oversees ISOMATE Mist sales and project management. He is located in Corvallis, OR.

Mobile (517) 331-1816
mcghee@pacificbiocontrol.com

Peter McGhee

Sales Supervisor and Project Manager

Glenn Thayer

Regional Sales Manager Entomologist

About Glenn

Glenn has been with PBC since 1997. He has a MS degree in entomology and is located in Wenatchee, WA. He is responsible for sales in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, New Mexico, Montana, and Hawaii.

Mobile (509) 961-3024
gthayer@pacificbiocontrol.com

About Jeannine

Jeannine serves as a technical sales representative for PBC. Jeannine previously worked for the UCCE San Joaquin Farm Advisor’s office and has over 15 years of experience with tree crop management and codling moth mating disruption. She started working for PBC in November 2014. She is located in Lockeford, California.

Mobile (209) 603-9244
jlowrimore@pacificbiocontrol.com

Jeannine Lowrimore

Technical Sales Representative

Christeen Abbott-Hearn

Technical Sales Representative

About Christeen

Christeen has an extensive background in research and development of insect mating disruption products on many crops but focused on stone fruits, almonds, pistachios and walnuts. She has been involved in California agriculture since 1986 and with insect pheromones specifically since 2003.  She has a BS from UC Davis and an MS from Fresno State.  She started working for PBC in July 2015 and is located in Kingsburg, California.

Mobile (559) 334-7664
abbott@pacificbiocontrol.com

About Kathy

Kathy has been with PBC since 1991. She is responsible for the registration and compliance of PBC’s products. Kathy is located in Napa Valley, California.

Mobile (707) 337-9801
kbolan@pacificbiocontrol.com

Kathy Bolan

Regulatory Consultant / Agent

Tina Phelps

Data Manager, Sales Support, Customer Service

About Tina

Tina started working for PBC December of 2015. She manages customer orders, supports sales staff and is the administrative lead in our Lodi, CA office.

Office (209) 365-1404
tphelps@pacificbiocontrol.com