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PCT, BASF Present Technician of the Year Awards

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The awards were presented at NPMA Legislative to Tony Decker (Scherzinger Pest Control); Corky Long (Presto-X) and Shawn Svehla (Turner Pest Control). Sponsored by BASF Pest Control Solutions, the awards recognize a trio of service professionals in the residential, commercial and termite categories.

| March 14, 2014

PCT's Brad Harbison (far left) presented the PCT Technician of the Year Awards to (from left to right): Tony Decker (Scherzinger Pest Control); Corky Long (Presto-X) and Shawn Svehla (Turner Pest Control), at Legislative Day.

WASHINGTON — PCT presented the Technician of the Year Awards at Legislative Day, on Monday. The annual awards, sponsored by BASF Pest Control Solutions, recognize a trio of service professionals in the residential, commercial and termite categories.

“As you all know, your companies are only as good as the men and women working in the field,” said PCT Managing Editor Brad Harbison. “PCT’s Technician of the Year Program is an opportunity to recognize the contributions of those frontline professionals working to protect food, health, property and the environment. 

Harbison then presented the awards to:

Residential category — Tony Decker, Scherzinger Pest Control, Cincinnati, Ohio
In a pest control career that spans 19 years, Decker has displayed a keen understanding of technology and operations, all while delivering flawless customer service. He plays an important role at Scherzinger as not only a technician but also an early adopter, testing new methodologies and products. He's also been an invaluable mentor to new technicians.

Commercial category — Corky Long, Presto-X, Springfield, Mo.
Long has been entrusted with some the company’s largest — and most challenging accounts — including bakeries and pet food manufacturers. Presto-X has recognized Long’s abilities and has given him additional responsibilities, including fumigation and fogging work. Long routinely helps his clients prepare for third- party audits and has an outstanding record for receiving perfect scores on these audits.

Termite category — Shawn Svehla, Turner Pest Control, Jacksonville, Fla.
A 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force Security Police, Svehla turned his attention to protecting people's homes when he joined Turner Pest Control 13 years ago. Svehla’s area of expertise is managing and conducting residential and commercial termite pretreatments. He tackles his schedule with a steadfast approach and a focus on details. Svehla has excelled at the sometimes challenging task of working with builders - whose schedules fluctuate due to weather or delays from subcontractors.

During the last 17 years, PCT and its sponsor — BASF Pest Control Solutions — have recognized a trio of service professionals in the residential, commercial and termite categories for their outstanding service to their customers, companies and communities. On Monday evening, following the awards presentation, PCT and BASF hosted a special dinner in which PCT and BASF's Debbie Logue recognized each winner.

The 2014 program will be launched in April. For more information about the program email bharbison@giemedia.com.
 

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