An important issue for California PCOs at NPMA Legislative Day involved around efforts to direct Freddie Mac to rescind its discriminatory HomeSteps program termite policy of arbitrarily preventing professional pest management companies from bidding on and performing termite damage repairs. (Click here to read NPMA’s position paper on this issue).
INDIANAPOLIS — After more than 31 years of service, Antonio Galindez, president and CEO of Dow AgroSciences (DAS), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company will retire from the company, effective May 1. Tim Hassinger, global commercial leader for Dow AgroSciences and global leader of Dow AgroSciences’ Crop Protection Global Business Unit, has been named as Galindez’ successor.
Since joining Dow in 1983 as a field sales representative for agricultural products in Spain, Galindez has held a wide variety of leadership roles for both Dow and Dow AgroSciences. During his tenure, he served in a variety of marketing and business positions throughout Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific. In 2006, he was named DAS vice president of the Crop Protection and Seeds business and has been serving as President and CEO since 2009.
“Over the last decade, Dow AgroSciences has become one of the fastest growing companies in the agricultural industry and has developed one of the richest innovation pipelines, with leading solutions in both crop protection and seeds, thanks in large part to Antonio’s leadership,” said Andrew N. Liveris, Dow chairman and CEO. “We thank him for his many years of service and have great confidence that Tim will build on to and accelerate business momentum going forward.”
Hassinger joined Dow in 1984, working in various sales, marketing and supply chain roles before being named global business leader in the Insecticides Global Business Unit in 2001. After serving as the regional commercial unit leader for Greater China, Hassinger returned to Indianapolis and became global leader for Europe, Latin America and Pacific. He assumed his current Crop Protection Global Business Unit global leader responsibilities in 2009 and added global commercial leadership responsibilities last year.
As president and CEO, Hassinger will oversee the global Dow AgroSciences business and report to Bill Weideman, Dow executive vice president and chief financial officer. “Tim has proven leadership skills from his years of experience and expertise at Dow AgroSciences and within the broader global agriculture industry. He is positioned well to take the helm,” said Weideman.
IRVINE, Calif. &mdash: Bird-B-Gone announced its latest bird netting tools – Hilti Powder-Actuated Fastening Tools – available in two models: DX36M and DX460. The powder-actuated fastening tools available at Bird-B-Gone make installing bird netting into wood, concrete or steel structures easier, the company reports.
“There is almost nothing these tools can’t get through, from dry-wall to steel beams and bridges. We’ll be recommending the powder-actuated tools to all our authorized bird control installers who have large bird netting jobs that require repetitive fastening,” says Mike Dougherty, a Bird Control Engineer at Bird-B-Gone. “The DX460 is fully automatic, eliminating the need for an air compressor… that goes a long way when installing bird netting.”
The powder-actuated tools are designed for fastening applications where nails, threaded studs and composite fasteners are driven into concrete, steel and sand-lime block masonry. Hilti tools operate on a piston principle which provides the assurance of optimum operator safety and fastening reliability.
“We want to ensure our customers have all the tools necessary to make installing bird netting as efficient and effective as possible, and the Hilti tools are definitely an asset to our collection,” says Dougherty.
To learn more visit www.birdbgone.com or call (800) 392-6915.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – As part of its commitment to preserving public health and raising awareness of the value of professional pest management in commercial settings, Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, has become a member of the International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA). This worldwide cleaning industry association is the preeminent resource for information, education, networking and commercial opportunities, as well as the leading voice within government and the cleaning industry community.
“We are extremely excited about the industry education, global connections and commercial opportunities our ISSA membership provides us within the janitorial sanitation market,” said Scott Broaddus, western key account manager for Bayer’s professional pest management business in North America. “As one of few professional pesticide manufacturers represented in this segment, we hope to enforce the importance of professional pest control and bring forth our solutions for other ISSA members’ needs.”
As a manufacturer member of ISSA, Bayer has the opportunity to meet with industry peers and potential commercial business partners to provide professional pest control solutions that primarily treat bed bugs, cockroaches, ants and flies. Newly released Temprid® ReadySpray, which provides the premium performance of Temprid and Bayer’s Ready-to-Spray technology in an easy-to-use can, is just one of the solutions Bayer is offering other ISSA-member companies for use in a variety of treatment locations.
“Establishing new relationships and opportunities within this business segment will help us better understand the janitorial sanitation industry, the business values of ISSA members and how we can deliver those values with our pest control solutions,” Broaddus said. “We look forward to contributing to the global cleaning community, and like ISSA, help further the appreciation for cleaning, specifically professional pest control, as an investment in human health and the environment.”
For more information regarding Bayer’s membership with ISSA, contact Scott Broaddus. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATLANTA — Rollins Inc., a nationwide consumer services company (NYSE: ROL), announced today that the company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Orkin, established its third franchise in China in the city of Chengdu.
Orkin Chengdu will offer commercial and residential pest control and termite services.
“We are proud to expand Orkin’s services in China,” said Tom Luczynski, Orkin group vice president of global development and franchising. “This is a great opportunity for Orkin to continue to grow and bring its services to a new region.”
The franchise owners are Miao Hong and Miao Bing. Ms. Miao Hong is a licensed pharmacist and Mr. Miao Bing is an engineer.
The owners traveled to Atlanta, Orkin’s U.S. headquarters, for initial training at the company’s award-winning training center in February.