Secret Site Map
Friday, August 29, 2014

Home News Massey Services Announces Personnel Changes

Massey Services Announces Personnel Changes

People

The company announced promotions for Tom Jarzynka, Gary Heath and Sean Clifford. Additionally, Sam Stark has been appointed president and CEO of Massey Communications.

| March 31, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. — Massey Services announced promotions for Tom Jarzynka, Gary Heath and Sean Clifford. Additionally, Sam Stark has been appointed president and CEO of Massey Communications.

Tom Jarzynka
Tony Massey, president and COO of Massey Services, announced that Tom “T.J.” Jarzynka has been promoted to senior director of Pest Prevention Quality Assurance, effective February 1, 2014. Prior to his promotion, Jarzynka served as the PrevenTech Technical & Training director for the commercial services division of the company.

Jarzynka is a noted expert in the pest management industry, especially in the field of controlling bed bugs and rodent exclusion. He has spoken at several industry and consumer conferences on both subjects, as well as authored several articles for industry publications such as Pest Control Technology (PCT).  He serves as the assistant region director for Region 16 of the Florida Pest Management Association (FPMA). Jarzynka attained his Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) designation in 2010. His areas of specialty include commercial pest management, food processing and health care.

“T.J. is an industry expert with a tremendous wealth of knowledge that he enjoys sharing with our team members,” said Massey. “He excels in research and development and is focused on continually improving our systems and protocols. We congratulate him on this well-deserved promotion.”

Jarzynka has been a pest prevention practitioner for 33 years.  He is a certified pest control operator in four states: Florida, Texas, Mississippi and Tennessee. He began his career at Massey Services in 2000 as a PrevenTech Division Sales manager and has received several promotions throughout his tenure with the company. In his new role as senior director of Pest Prevention Quality Assurance, Jarzynka will manage program development and implementation, initial and ongoing training for pest technicians and managers, as well as supervising major customer accounts.

GARY HEATH PROMOTED TO DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS ANALYSIS. Tony Massey also announced that Gary Heath has been promoted to Director of Business Analysis, effective Feb. 1, 2014. In his new role, Heath will be responsible for implementing new workplace technologies, planning and analysis of future service center expansion and budgeting processes and improvements.

Gary Heath

“Gary’s business analytical skills have enabled us to make important decisions in the development of new markets and plans for growth in our company,” said Massey. “His operational knowledge, his drive for improvements through innovation, as well as his attention to detail is exceptional, and I know he will do an excellent job in his new position.”

Heath joined Massey Services in 2007, and has held positions as an Assistant District Office Manager, a Project Manager, Corporate Services Manager and a Business Analysis Manager. In addition to his work at Massey Services, Heath is active in local government. In 2004, Heath was elected to the City Council of Edgewood, Fla., and in 2006 he was appointed Council President.

Gary also heads up the annual Junior Achievement Bowl-a-thon for Massey Services by coordinating the event and leading the fundraising efforts. Heath holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida (UCF) and recently obtained his MBA from Rollins College, Crummer Graduate School of Business.

SEAN CLIFFORD PROMOTED TO DIRECTOR OF LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT. Tony Massey also announce that Sean Clifford has been promoted to director of Learning and Development, effective February 1, 2014. In his new role, Clifford will be responsible for the direction of the company’s educational programs as well as the implementation of new learning initiatives.

Sean Clifford

Clifford joined Massey Services in 1996, as a lawn specialist and has held a variety of positions throughout the years. He became a service manager in 2000 and received the Service Manager of the Year award in 2001. During his tenure as a service manager, he attained qualifications as a certified irrigation contractor and WaterSense Partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which demonstrates knowledge of, and commitment to water efficient techniques. Clifford has also served as general manager for the GreenUP Orange and GreenUP Oviedo Service Centers as well as GreenUP regional sales manager, before transferring to Massey’s Technical and Training Division where he served as a field training manager and as manager of Learning and Development.

“Sean has been an essential part of the training and development for our company,” said Massey. “He has played a key role in ensuring consistency across our programs through the implementation of our virtual learning system. His passion for technology and expertise in instructional design ensures our company will continue to deliver our high standard of training now and into the future.”

Clifford holds a Bachelor’s degree in Technical Education and Industry Training from the University of Central Florida (UCF) and a Master’s degree in Instructional Systems from Florida State University (FSU).

SAM STARK APPOINTED PRESIDENT AND CEO OF MASSEY COMMUNICATIONS. Harvey L. Massey, chairman of the Board of Massey Communications, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sam Stark to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to the Orlando-based full services advertising, design, public relations and strategic marketing agency.

As President and CEO of Massey Communications, Stark will oversee all aspects of the daily operations as well as lead the business development efforts for the agency.

Sam Stark
“We are pleased to welcome Sam to the Massey Communications team,” said Massey. “I have known Sam for many years, and I’m confident his extensive knowledge and experience in brand management, customer service and business development will complement and enhance our company’s strategic direction.”

Stark has a strong background in business operations, marketing, event management, and promotions. Prior to joining the Massey team, Stark, a seasoned destination and sports marketing executive, led the sales and marketing efforts for the newly created Chicago Sports Commission (CSC) in his role as Executive Director. Before his move to Chicago, Stark served as President and CEO of the Central Florida Sports Commission, was CEO of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, and co-founded Mainstreet Marketing, a sports marketing firm.

"I am honored and excited to assume this role with such a prestigious agency,” said Stark. “The Massey name always stands for the highest quality of work and Massey Communications works diligently to uphold that level of customer service. It will be a pleasure working with such a talented team. "

Stark succeeds Andrea Massey-Farrell, who has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the newly formed Harvey L. Massey Foundation.

Sam shares Massey’s commitment to giving back and participates in local community efforts. He currently serves on the Rollins College Board of Trustees and has been involved with the City of Winter Park, Parks and Recreation Board, the Winter Park Library Board, and the Florida Bar Foundation to name a few. Stark has been named “10 Men to Watch” as well as a “40 under 40” award winner by the Orlando Business Journal. Stark is a graduate of Rollins College with a BA in Political Science.

 

Top news

In Memoriam: Vern Toblan

Toblan was the longtime executive director of Pi Chi Omega. He passed away on Saturday.

Syngenta Announces 2014 Fall Savings Program

Syngenta recently announced its 2014 Fall Savings Program, which runs through Sept. 30, 2014. PMPs that qualify for the program are eligible to receive discounts on a variety of Syngenta products, such as Arilon insecticide, Demand CS insecticide and the company's new Zyrox fly granular bait.

PCT Gift Shop Offers Insect-Themed Items for PCOs

PCT magazine, in partnership with the Philadelphia-based Insectarium, is offering a variety of insect-related items to pest control operators via www.pctgiftshop.com.

Reminder: PCT’s M&A Virtual Event 3.0 is Tomorrow

The half-day conference provides expert advice from some of the industry’s leading authorities on mergers and acquisitions and family business issues.

Massey Services Acquires Austin-Based Green Pest Services

The joining of the two companies further expands Massey Services’ residential pest prevention services footprint throughout Texas.