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Degesch America, Inc. Announces Leadership Change

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Herb Yeaman, CEO of Degesch America, Inc. has announced his plan to retire at the end of 2022.

Herb has been an integral part of the company for nearly 40 years, and an esteemed leader and mentor to many in our industry. We have all benefited from his guidance, and he will be sorely missed.

While Herb’s absence will certainly be felt, we also know how important great leadership is for our future.

We are excited to announce Bartek Drewnowski will be stepping in as CEO effective January 1, 2023, to lead Degesch America, Inc and our US based entities.

Bartek has been with Degesch America, Inc. for over 25 years and is currently serving as COO.

We know that under Bartek’s leadership we will be able to continue to offer the same excellent service you’ve always been able to rely on, while we advance our organization further into the 21st century.

Please join us in wishing Herb well as he starts a new chapter in his life, and please help us congratulate Bartek on his new position within Degesch America, Inc. and our family of North American companies!


Categories: Community, DAI, Fumigation, Press, Uncategorized

(1/28/2022); Weyers Cave, VA

Degesch America, Inc, in partnership with Specialty Gases Pty Ltd, is excited to announce the initiation of the registration process of a new fumigant, Ultraphos®, for use in the USA market.

Ultraphos® is a high purity phosphine fumigant in a gaseous state packaged in reusable steel cylinders. It is intended to be blended on-site with forced air utilizing proprietary equipment manufactured by GasApps Australia P/L. The product will be exclusively distributed in the USA by Degesch America, Inc.

“We’re very excited about this addition to our product line”, states Herb Yeaman, President of Degesch America, Inc. “We currently offer top of the line PH3 products in a diverse array of packaging and believe the addition of Ultraphos® will offer our customers another option for success.”

Ultraphos® was submitted to the USEPA for registration approval in January 2022 and is anticipated to be commercially available to the industry in 2023.


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Degesch America, Inc. is proud to announce the rebranding of our company logo. We remain committed to our core values: safety, customer service, quality, and product stewardship. This rebranding further aligns us with our global partners and represents the Detia-Degesch Group’s ever-expanding outreach to better serve our international customer base. The process will continue through 2022 as we navigate through full implementation of the transition.

Along with the rebranding, we are introducing our newly designed, easy to navigate website. Its added content will allow straightforward access to our careers and service pages. Enhanced features will include training videos, podcasts, social media, and more. Thank you for your continued support.

*You may need to clear your web browser’s CACHE if you have visited our website in the past in order to view the updated website.

On June 1, 2020, FMCSA revised the hours of service (HOS) regulations to provide greater flexibility for drivers without adversely affecting safety. Motor carriers are required to comply with the new HOS regulations starting on September 29, 2020, not before.

What is Changing?

1. Short-haul Exception

Expands the short-haul exception to 150 air-miles and allows a 14-hour work shift to take place as part of the exception.

2. Adverse Driving Conditions Exception

Expands the driving window during adverse driving conditions by up to an additional 2 hours.

3. 30-Minute Break Requirement

Requires a 30-minute break after 8 hours of driving time (instead of on-duty time) and allows an on-duty/not driving period to qualify as the required break.

4. Sleeper Berth Provision

Modifies the sleeper berth exception to allow a driver to meet the 10-hour minimum off-duty requirement by spending at least 7, rather than at least 8 hours of that period in the berth and a minimum off-duty period of at least 2 hours spent inside or outside the berth, provided the two periods total at least 10 hours, and that neither qualify period counts against the 14-hour driving window.

To learn more about the final rule, please visit: