Thermacell Repellents Inc. hired Dr. John Hainze as vice president of Science & Research.

Hainze will represent Thermacell in the scientific community and oversee all matters related to entomology, chemistry and regulatory affairs. He will be responsible for all formulation development, product efficacy testing, dossier development, and product registration efforts globally.

“John is well known and respected across the scientific community with a wealth of experience in the research and development of consumer insect control products,” said Chuck Laughlin, CEO. “ We’re excited to bring him on board and know that he will take us to the next level in formulation and development.”

Thermacell said it has experienced a record year with North American sales up 81 percent from 2019. Sales have been concentrated on rechargeable mosquito repellers, which have seen a 234 percent growth. Rechargeables will continue to be a focus for new product innovation leading into next year.

“We’re extremely pleased with our growth this year, and have set a high bar for ourselves moving forward,” said Steve Hill, president and CEO, Thermacell. “We know that to continue on this trajectory, and to continue making exceptional products, we need exceptional talent, which is why we’re thrilled to be growing our already stellar team.”

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