Janet Kintz-Early, senior entomologist, Nisus Corp., discusses the uses and benefits of Nibor-D borate powder.
|Tim Pollard, formerly senior vice president of sales, has been promoted to chief operating officer (COO).|
ATLANTA – Arrow Exterminators announced today two key leadership changes. Tim Pollard, formerly senior vice president of sales, has been promoted to chief operating officer (COO). Ken Stieren formerly with Orkin, as the assistant division vice president for the South Central Division, will join the Arrow team as senior vice president of sales.
According to Emily Thomas Kendrick, president and CEO, “Tim Pollard has done an extraordinary job for us running our sales team. I am confident that with his leadership and business background, he will help Arrow grow and succeed.”
Pollard joined Arrow in July 2009. Prior to that time, he was with Dow AgroSciences for 17 years where most recently he ran Dow’s Canadian business.
Kendrick added, “Ken Stieren has over 28 years in the industry, all with Orkin. We feel with his wide range of abilities and enthusiasm he will fit right into our Arrow culture and help drive the future of our company.”
Stieren has held many positions with Orkin in operations as well as on the corporate support side. Stieren will be based in Atlanta and will serve as the newest member of the executive committee.
|Ken Stieren will join the Arrow team as senior vice president of sales.|
An article on www.jconline.com notes that the bug zoo at Purdue’s annual Spring Fest once again proved popular, as attendees waited an hour to pet a tarantula
The article theorized that it might be because the sideshow-like quality of petting a bug appealed to kids - and to some adults. Or it might be because a steady rain this afternoon drove festivalgoers inside for shelter.
Whatever the reason, the line for the insect petting zoo stretched around the corner in Smith Hall, and the wait was nearly an hour, said Linda Mason, a professor of entomology and unofficial greeter to the crowds entering the makeshift zoo.
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CLEVELAND, Ohio - Cuyahoga County Council has limited the use of chemical pesticides and weedkillers on county property.
The restrictions - which Council passed Tuesday - will apply to the county's 66 buildings, their lawns and the wide swaths of open space at Whiskey Island and the Cuyahoga County Airport. (Click here to read the entire article).
In response, Gene Harringon, director of government affairs for the National Pest Management Association, sent a letter to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, noting that "Thanks to the Cuyahoga County Council, the management of pests at Cuyahoga County-owned buildings just became a whole lot more difficult, and, sadly, public employees will suffer the consequences."
Click here to read Harrington's response.
PHILADELPHIA – FMC Professional Solutions recently honored Market Specialist Arnold Ramsey with the Sales Excellence Award. The company recognized him for his outstanding achievements in customer intimacy and going “above and beyond” to serve pest management professionals (PMPs) in his region.
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Ramsey handles marketing and sales in a eleven-state region including key midwestern states such as Ohio, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois and Michigan. He has been with FMC for 20 years, starting as a formulations chemistry technician, and working as a technical service representative in the company’s Philadelphia headquarters.
“Arnold is the consummate sales professional who is always looking for ways to go the extra mile for his customers,” said Dave Torska, FMC commercial development manager for the professional pest segment. “He has a good pulse for development and solutions in our marketplace. He is a great resource and mentor to his customers and colleagues alike.”
After receiving a degree in chemistry from San Diego State University, Ramsey began his career with FMC at the Princeton, N.J., Research and Development Center. He moved to Ohio in 2003 to become the Midwest sales representative. Ramsey previously received the Sales Excellence Award in 2003 and 2005. According to Torska, the award is only given in years when a deserving recipient is identified.
“I’m extremely honored to receive this award,” said Ramsey. “The pest management professionals in my region are wonderful to work with - we help each other keep this industry vibrant.”
Visit www.fmcprosolutions.com for more information about FMC, its products and solutions.