TORONTO — At Pest Management Canada 2018, held March 6-8 in Toronto, the Canadian Pest Management Association and Bayer presented Gary Muldoon, former president of Orkin Canada, with the first-ever Steven Graff CPMA Ambassador Award.
The new award was created last September when the CPMA Board of Directors decided to honor the memory of Graff, the longtime quality assurance manager at Abell Pest Control and past CPMA president; he passed away in August, at 45. The annual award recognizes individuals for their contributions to the pest management industry in Canada. Graff's CPMA accomplishments included defending the pest control industry before the Canadian government, and helping to foster the relationship between CPMA and Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA).
“Unfortunately, Steven passed away too soon, but while he was here he made a lasting impact on our industry. He was intricately involved with CPMA and SPMAO. Steven was truly an ambassador for our industry,” said CPMA President Sandy Costa.
Costa and Bayer' s Darcy Olds, territory sales manager for Ontario and Western Canada, presented the award to Muldoon, who recently retired after a long and distinguished pest management career, primarily with Orkin Canada. He began his career with PCO Services in 1975 as a pest control technician and salesperson and played an integral role during Orkin’s acquisition of that company in 1999.
“Gary's impact reached far beyond Ontario, he was a true leader of our industry throughout all of Canada and still continues to attend and be involved in events,” Costa said.
Pest Management Canada 2018 featured two days of networking, education, exhibits, and opportunities to meet with fellow pest management professionals from across the region.