ATLANTA – Orkin, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rollins, Inc., recently hosted a conference for its Middle Eastern franchise owners to provide sales and marketing updates as well as training and business development best practices. Franchise owners from the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Cyprus, Turkey and Saudi Arabia attended the meeting in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.
“I was very pleased to assemble this group to discuss common issues and ways Orkin can continue to grow its services in the region,” said Tom Luczynski, Orkin vice president of international development and franchising. “The meeting was a tremendous success and I look forward to the next meeting in early 2011.”
During the conference, Abdel Naser Rahhal, franchise owner of Orkin United Arab Emirates, was named the 2010 Orkin International Franchisee of the Year. His franchise, which employs 125 professionals, includes a call center, a technical laboratory and a training center where employees can continue their education on the latest pest management techniques.
The three-day international conference gave Orkin franchise owners the opportunity to present sales and service information from their individual franchises. Guest speakers included Bill Barrs, district manager from industrial chemical distributor Univar; Frank Meek, Orkin international technical and training director; and Kathleen Reynolds, Orkin senior marketing manager. Orkin has international franchises in 16 countries with more than 30 offices worldwide.