BioWorks Hires Technical Services Manager
BioWorks has announced that Erfan Vafaie, Ph.D., has been named technical services manager. In his new position, Vafaie will be responsible for leading the Technical Services team, which provides information and education to customers by advocating and communicating an understanding of the features, advantages and benefits of BioWorks’ products throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Central America.
Vafaie brings over nine years of integrated pest management experience to BioWorks with a focus in entomology. He most recently held a position of Extension program specialist at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Overton, Texas. In previous industry roles, Vafaie’s responsibilities ranged from designing, executing, and providing write ups on research experiments relevant to the greenhouse and nursery industry — both in controlled environments and on-site trials.
He also served as a leader in mobilizing other specialists and entomologists to make use of innovative solutions to reach clientele, such as podcasts, social media, citizen science, video production, audience polling software, and generating content for blogs. Erfan earned his Ph.D. in Entomology from Texas A&M University.
“BioWorks is pleased to add Erfan to the team. His industry knowledge and technical experience will greatly enhance our capabilities to drive growth initiatives and scale our business,” said Peter Eppeira, director of technical services. Vafaie may be reached at 585.738.9727 [email protected].