POINT CLEAR, Ala. — Longtime South Carolina regulator Jim Wright was inducted into the Association of Structural Pest Control Regulatory Officials (ASPCRO) Hall of Fame at the association’s recent annual meeting in Point Clear, Ala.
Wright, a 1978 Clemson University graduate, started as an inspector with the Department of Pesticide Regulation in 1981 and has made numerous contributions to the advancement and development of training and enforcement protocols, as well as new technology development, for the structural pest management industry. One of Wright’s passions is education and his diligent work led to the construction of a termite training facility in South Carolina where hundreds of technicians have gone annually for training on the latest application and control techniques.
Wright also made significant contributions to ASPCRO serving on numerous committees and work groups, and on the association’s board starting in 1989 as secretary/treasurer, and culminating with his term as president in 1994-95. He has been a tireless champion of the association’s efforts to raise enforcement standards and build strong partnerships with pest management professionals and pesticide manufacturers.
A man known for his outgoing personality, Wright was surprised by the honor and was clearly moved when he came to the podium to accept the award. He said he was honored to be associated with the finest pesticide regulator group in the country and looked forward to continuing contributing to the pest management industry.
ASPCRO Names 2011-2012 Executive Board. The Association of Structural Pest Control Regulatory Officials (ASPCRO) has named its 2011-2012 Executive Board. The new board was announced at the association’s annual meeting August 28-31, 2011, in Point Clear, Ala. The board includes:
President - Derrick Lastinger, Georgia Department of Agriculture
Vice President - John Scott, Colorado Department of Agriculture
Secretary - Liza Fleeson, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Treasurer - Grant Bishop, West Virginia Department of Agriculture
Past-President - Bonnie Rabe, New Mexico Department of Agriculture
At-Large Members - Jay Kelley, Indiana State Chemists Office, Mike Page, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and John Campbell, Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce.