Secret Site Map
Friday, October 24, 2014

Home News RISE Announces New Governing Board Members and Officers

RISE Announces New Governing Board Members and Officers

News Coverage

During its 24th annual meeting RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) announced new officers and members elected to the 2014 Governing Board.

| August 26, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. — During its 24th annual meeting RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) announced new officers and members elected to the 2014 Governing Board.

Dan Stahl of OHP, Inc., was elected to a new two-year term as chairman, and John Johnson of PROKoZ will take over as vice chair. Darren Horst of Central Garden & Pet will serve as the new treasurer. Four companies began new three-year terms on the Governing Board: Central Life Sciences, represented by Frank Jusich; PrimeraTurf, Inc., represented by John Gertz; SePRO Corporation represented by Bill Culpepper; and WinField, represented by Kanchan Chavan.

Governing Board companies continuing their terms are AMVAC Chemical Corporation, represented by Jeff Alvis; Bayer CropScience, represented by Gilles Gaillou; BASF Corporation, represented by Jonathan Sweat; Central Garden & Pet, represented by Darren Horst; FMC Corporation, represented by Promad Thota; Monsanto Company, represented by Myron Richardson; PROKoZ, represented by John Johnson; and Syngenta Crop Protection, represented by Scott Reasons.

"This week Steve Gullickson, MGK, completed his two-year term as the Governing Board chair. Under his leadership we significantly expanded our regulatory practice and brought laser-like focus to the core activities that make us successful – accomplishing and ultimately exceeding the goals of our strategic plan," said Aaron Hobbs, RISE president.

"Four Governing Board members also completed their terms and we thank Dow AgroSciences, LLC, represented by Dave Morris; John Deere Landscapes, represented by Frank Bates; Helena Chemical Company, represented by Haverson Ward; and LiphaTech, Inc., represented by Carl Tanner," said Hobbs.

As the new chairman of the Governing Board, Dan Stahl discusses his future goals for RISE. "Much like our industry, the issues we face continue to evolve. As the Governing Board chairman, I believe in order to move forward we must continue to build membership engagement, grassroots and increase our influential presence on social media."

The RISE Governing Board engages in strategic planning and thinking, and sets the direction of the association, making sure the right programs and resources are in place.

 

Top news

ScottsMiracle-Gro Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Action Pest Control

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company announced that its subsidiary EG Systems, Inc., doing business as Scotts LawnService, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Action Pest Control, Evansville Ind., which ranked 56th on the 2014 PCT Top 100 list, with annual revenues of $11.6 million. The transaction, which is expected to close by January 2015, would mark Scotts’ first acquisition of a structural pest control business.

WCBB Raising Funds to Help Injured Industry Professional

Trade group Wildlife Control Business Builders (WCBB) is raising funds to help ECO Wildlife Solutions' Susan Sims, who suffered serious injuries as a result of a ladder fall.

Study Examines Disease Potential of NYC's Rats

Columbia University researchers spent a year collecting 133 rats in Manhattan. They found that the specimens were carrying food-borne illnesses like salmonella, as well as fever-inducing illnesses.

NPMA Looks to the Future During PestWorld Opening Ceremony

More than 3,000 industry professionals from 80-plus countries have traveled to Orlando, Fla., for PestWorld ’14. The Opening Ceremony, sponsored by Bayer, featured musical act Rhythm Extreme.

NPMA Pinnacle Award Presented to Tom Fortson

Fortson, longtime president of Terminix Service, Columbia, S.C., was announced as recipient of the NPMA Pinnacle Award, NPMA’s highest honor.

x