Secret Site Map
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Home News NPMA and Bayer Launch Vision 2020

NPMA and Bayer Launch Vision 2020

Supplier News

The Initiative focuses on envisioning the future and driving change in the pest management industry.

| August 12, 2013

FAIRFAX, Va. — The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and Bayer together have announced a new initiative called Vision 2020, aimed at helping guide and shape the future of the pest management industry.
 
The multi-year initiative will identify future trends and equip the industry to enhance its value to society in the midst of emerging societal, economic, technological and regulatory issues.
 
As a first step, NPMA and Bayer hosted a workshop involving a group of 40 executives and senior managers of pest management companies. During the meeting, industry leaders were challenged to analyze current trends, predict the related implications, and imagine potential future scenarios in four major trend areas: 
•    Society and Demographics
•    Technology and Science
•    Regulation and Environment
•    Economy and Markets
"Our goal with Vision 2020 is to imagine our preferred future as an industry, and take action to create that future," said Chris Pienaar, Director of Business Operations for Bayer's professional pest management and vector businesses. "We need to find a way not only to survive, but to thrive, in a changing marketplace, and the only way we can accomplish this is by working together as an industry."
 
Over the next several months, NPMA and Bayer will together develop executive summaries of each of the four initial trends discussed, focusing on the insights that can be gleaned for our industry. A culminating presentation will be featured during a special showcase at PestWorld 2013 in Phoenix. 
 
"The outcomes from Vision 2020 are so important for the industry's future," said NPMA Executive Vice President Bob Rosenberg. "Both NPMA and Bayer have committed to building upon the discussions that took place."
 
As a part of this initiative, NPMA and Bayer are currently working on the development of a variety of related industry programs to support Vision 2020. 

 

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.

West Nile Virus Update — October 2014

As of October 14, a total of 47 states and the District of Columbia have reported West Nile virus infections in people, birds, or mosquitoes, CDC reports.

x