The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA), which serves as the public outreach arm of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), has announced the appointment of John Wilson to its board of directors and executive committee. Wilson currently serves as the president of Orkin USA, a position he has held since 2009.
Wilson has been employed with Orkin since 1996 and has held various positions of increasing responsibility including technician, sales inspector, branch manager, region manager and divisional vice president and now, president. Prior to entering the pest management industry, he held various management positions with Morrison Restaurants. Wilson attended the University of Tennessee and received his master’s in business from the University of Virginia’s Darden School Executive MBA program. He currently serves on the NPMA QualityPro board of directors.
“We are delighted to have John join our leadership team,” said Missy Henriksen, executive director of PPMA. “For more than a decade PPMA has been a strong, unified voice for consumers heralding the importance of professional pest management. Our actions and initiatives have been and continue to be guided by visionary industry leaders. John will be a welcome addition to this forward-thinking group and we look forward to working with him to further PPMA’s mission of growing the industry and educating the public about pest management issues.”
The PPMA board of directors is comprised of representatives from member pest management and manufacturing companies. Members of the board meet two times a year to vote on policies, initiatives and budget matters on behalf of all investors of PPMA.
“It is my pleasure to accept the opportunity to serve on PPMA’s executive committee and board,” said Wilson. “Orkin has supported PPMA since its creation because we recognize the importance of and need for a powerful voice on behalf of our industry. It is an honor to have been asked to serve as a steward of the organization and to help shape the future — not just of PPMA, — but of the industry as a whole.”
The PPMA was founded in 1997 to defend, protect and grow the pest management industry. As the voice of the professional pest management industry, PPMA continues to proactively provide the public with information on the value of professional pest management. For more information, visit www.PPMATools.org or www.npmapestworld.org/PPMA.