AMGUARD Hires René Berryessa


Berryessa strengthens AMGUARD’s commitment to serving US Professional Pest Control customers

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina | June 4, 2024AMGUARD™ Environmental Technologies (“AMGUARD”) is pleased to announce the hiring of René Berryessa as Regional Sales Manager – Southwest.

In this role, Berryessa will strengthen AMGUARD’s commitment to serving US Professional Pest Control customers in CA, AZ, and NV via its six manufacturing plants in the US and growing portfolio of new technologies, proven chemistries, and green solutions.

Prior to joining AMGUARD, Berryessa held senior sales roles with Paragon, Newport Exterminating, Antbusters Pest Elimination, and ECOLAB, Inc. Berryessa will report to Ryan Klein, AMGUARD Vice President of Sales. Berryessa cited AMGUARD’s commitment to innovation, new IP, and leadership in public health as compelling reasons to join the RTP-based company.

“We are very excited to welcome René to the AMGUARD team,” said Klein. “René is exactly what we were looking for in a Regional Sales Manager for the Southwest Region. He is well respected, and his vast experience in the sales and service side of the pest control industry will help AMGUARD deliver as an emerging growth specialty business.”

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About AMGUARD Environmental Technologies

AMGUARD Environmental Technologies is an emerging provider of non-crop and specialty technology solutions for the U.S. Public Health, Pest Control, Ornamental & Greenhouse, Golf, Lawn & Landscape, Foodservice, and Consumer markets. We are the specialty markets division of AMVAC Chemical Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Vanguard Corporation.

From our RTP headquarters and labs, AMGUARD discovers, develops, and commercializes a diverse portfolio of proven chemistries, innovative technologies, and green solutions into diverse markets.

At our core, we are innovators. We are committed to protecting the population from disease vectors, mitigating structural pest damage, creating healthy foodservice environments and outdoor living spaces, and maintaining outdoor sports and recreation venues. Our mission is to provide our customers with powerful technology solutions to keep their businesses strong and growing.

Contact Information

AMGUARD Environmental Technologies
Shayne M. Wetherall, CEO
(919) 415-4360