John Culotta, program manager, Brownyard Group, discusses why it is important for PCOs to have an internal loss control program.
COVINA, Calif. —Isotech Pest Management has been named to Inc. Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies. The company’s rapid growth has earned it a spot on the list for the second consecutive year. Under the leadership of Mike Masterson, CEO, and Kevin Alden, President, the company has built a significant foothold along the West coast even in the face of stiff competition from the nation’s largest pest control companies.
According to the article on Inc.com, “Isotech Pest Management offers commercial pest management services and also designs and manufactures pest products for consumers. After Isotech was featured in an L.A. Times article, the company was approached by several television production companies about developing a reality TV show centered on company founder Mike Masterson and his team. The result was the series Verminators, broadcast on the Discovery Channel, which has dramatically increased Isotech's public profile since it first aired in early 2009.”
Masterson commented about the recognition, “We are indeed proud of this honor, but as a company we really know that our customers put us on this list. Our customers, their trust, and willingness to work with is the lifeblood of Isotech, and without it, we would not exist, let alone receive an honor like this.”
Alden added, “This is a real honor for Isotech and a testament to a kind of people we have working throughout the company. Our staff, from in-office customer service to our field technicians, really do treat this company as if it were their own and view each customer as the most important asset our company has. Without this type of approach our growth would be impossible to maintain.”
TORONTO - Purity Pest Control Limited and Common Scents Solutions introduced it’s newest four-legged employee, “Inspector Luke”, a pure fox red retriever acquired from Action Canine Institute, Manistee, Mich.
Luke has been teamed up with her new handler Angelique de Roode. Angelique and Luke are the third certified K-9 bed bug detection team employed by Purity Pest Control Limited.
“The response we have received has been overwhelming and we must look to the future if we are to keep up with the demand for K-9 bed bug inspections” said Michael Goldman, president of Purity Pest Control Ltd. and Common Scents Solutions, who now owns Kody, Alexa and Heidi, all of which are certified bed bug detection dogs. “The bed bug problem in North America is only going to get worse before it gets better.”
The Common Scents Inspection Team consists of 3 key players:
• Inspector Luke. Luke is a pure fox red retriever from Green Collar K-9 Development out of Greensboro, N.C., and trained and certified by Jim Rutherford of Action Canine Institute out of
Manistee, Michigan. Luke has been specifically trained to detect bed bugs from a variety of locations and situations. Luke has proven that he is ready for real life situation inspections. Luke and Angelique will be re-certified annually by the International Association of Canine Pest Inspectors.
• Angelique de Roode is a master trainer by profession. She was a K-9 officer with the Dutch military and has for the past 22 years been training dogs for bomb and drug detection as well as police patrol dogs. Her dogs are deployed around the world and her dogs have scored well in the Schutzhund and KNPV, Ringsport and Personal Protection disciplines. Angelique and Luke have been certified to detect bed bugs. Together, Angelique and Luke are an internationally recognized K-9 and handler team.
• Michael Goldman owns Purity Pest Control Limited, a local GTA-based pest management company that now has 3 K-9 detection teams inspecting for bed bugs as well as termites. He is a certified trainer and handler.
MEMPHIS ? The ServiceMaster Company, one of the world’s largest residential and commercial service providers, today announced two key appointments in its largest brands, TruGreen and Terminix.
Bill Sublette has been named to the position of vice president of sales of TruGreen and chief sales officer, and Steve Good will succeed Sublette as vice president of sales at Terminix. Both leaders will continue to report to Tom Brackett, Terminix president and chief operating officer, who is also serving as interim president of TruGreen.
“One of the key strategies ServiceMaster has identified for rapidly growing our company is sharing talent to help accelerate best-practice sharing across all of our businesses,” said Hank Mullany, ServiceMaster chief executive officer. “Together, these moves demonstrate ServiceMaster’s commitment to this strategy.”
In his new role, Sublette will oversee all TruGreen residential and commercial sales programs, as well as the TruGreen contact centers in Dallas and Tampa. Sublette will also continue to lead the Terminix contact centers in Memphis, Dallas and Atlanta, providing an essential link to share best practices between ServiceMaster’s two large branch-based businesses.
“Bill is a high-energy, customer-focused, results-driven leader known for developing high-performing, highly engaged teams throughout his 20-year Terminix career,” said Brackett. “He has been instrumental in driving revenue growth, helping Terminix become the first pest control company to surpass $1 billion in annual revenue.”
Good, who joined Terminix in 1996, most recently served as senior vice president of business development. He will oversee all Terminix residential and commercial sales programs, while continuing to lead new business development activities and manage key third-party relationships with strategic partners in retail, banking, real estate and product development.
“Steve is a highly strategic, growth-focused marketing executive with a broad range of experience in sales, direct marketing, interactive media and business development,” said Brackett. “We’re fortunate to have someone with his experience to succeed Bill and help take our business to the next level.”
Ecolab’s Dr. John Barcay, a senior scientist in Ecolab’s Pest Elimination division, will present a webinar tomorrow at noon that will provide insights into rodent behavior, and food safety problems associated with rodents. Webinar participants will be given actionable steps that owners, operators and their staff can take to prevent rodents from entering their facilities, and learn what businesses should expect of their pest service provider. The webinar will last one hour, including questions and answers. Restaurant owners, foodservice managers, grocery store and food industry personnel, QA managers at food and beverage processing plants
Use this link to register: https://ecolabevents.webex.com/ecolabevents/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=660651314
If you are unable to attend, a video of the presentation will be available after Sept. 27 at: youtube.com/FoodSafetyNet.