ATLANTA – The Rollins, Inc. board of directors today announced key appointments to further strengthen the Company’s executive leadership. Gary W. Rollins was elevated to vice chairman of Rollins, Inc., and will remain as CEO. John F. Wilson was promoted to president and COO of Rollins, Inc. and will stand for election to the board of directors at the annual shareholders meeting in April, 2013. Additionally, Gene A. Iarocci was promoted to president of Orkin, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rollins, Inc.
“ John and Gene bring years of impressive experience and leadership to the company,” said Gary W. Rollins. “We are fortunate to have them assume a greater leadership role in the future of our company.”
Wilson, most recently president of Orkin USA, worked as a technician and sales inspector while in college, and joined the company full time in 1996 as a branch manager trainee. He held various positions of increasing responsibility, including sales inspector, branch manager, region manager, vice president and president of the Southeast Division. Rollins’ board of directors named Wilson an officer and vice president 2011. Wilson attended the University of Tennessee and completed the Executive Program at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.
Iarocci, formerly vice president of corporate administration of Rollins, Inc. has extensive multi-unit management experience with a number of service and manufacturing industries, including Union Carbide Corp., where he worked for 24 years. He has been with Orkin for 10 years, serving as region manager, division vice president and president of Orkin’s Atlantic Division. Rollins’ board of directors named Iarocci an officer and vice president in 2011.