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Photo Review of NPMA PestWorld 2009

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A photo review of PestWorld 2009. Here, Outgoing NPMA President Bruce Carter (left) passes the gavel to incoming NPMA President Raleigh Jenkins.

Brad Harbison | October 27, 2009

 

 Attendess had an opportunity to have their pictures taken with showgirls. Bed Bug Central's Phil Cooper (right) was among the exhibitor's at this year's show.

PCO and congressional candidate Bob Dold raised money during PestWorld. Dold's candidacy has created quite a buzz in the pest control industry.

The final night gala, sponsored by BASF, was a performance by a supergroup featuring members from groups such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, Journey, Boston and others.

Dr. John Osmun was recognized with NPMA's Pinnacle Award for a lifetime of contributions to the pest control industry

Outgoing NPMA President Bruce Carter (left) passes the gavel to incoming NPMA President Raleigh Jenkins.

James Ma was the general session speaker on Tuesday. Ma was the subject of the movie "21" which was the true-life story of an MIT card-counting team that "took down" Vegas. Ma's presentation was sponsored by Dow AgroSciences.

Exhibitors had an opportunity to show off their products during today's Product Showcase. Here, Pesty Promos displays their customized door hangers.

 

Pi Chi Omega's new President Cisse Spragins, accepts the gavel from outgoing Pi Chi Omega President Gerry Wegner.

 

PPMA Chairman Tommy Fortson provided an update on PPMA activities prior to the Wednesdat morning general sesssion, which was sponored by PPMA.

Among those industry professionals who presented educational sessions was Alan Bernard.

Bob Pritchard, a global marketing manager who has consulted for several major Fortune 500 companies, was the Wednesday general session speaker, sponsored by PPMA.

 

 NPMA Executive Vice President Rob Lederer spoke during the opening ceremonies of PestWorld 2009.

 

 Rat Pack impersonators performed as part of the opening ceremonies sponsored by Bayer Environmental Science

Kurt Trombetti, president of the Nevada Pest Control Association welcomed attendees.

Bayer Environmental Science commemorated 25 years since Maxforce was launched. On hand to celebrate were (from l to r) Joe Barile, Austin Frishman and Gordon Morrison.

It wouldn't be Las Vegas without the unusual attractions.

It also wouldn't be Las Vegas without an Elvis impersonator.

 

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