Ives, president and CEO of Rose Pest Solutions, Troy, Mich., has retired from the board after 24 years of service.
| Russ Ives. Photo courtesy of Copesan.
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wisc. - Copesan announced that Russel Ives, president and CEO of Troy, Mich.-based Rose Pest Solutions, has retired from the Copesan board of directors after 24 years of service.
During his tenure, Ives helped guide Copesan in a variety of capacities including chair of the board, vice chair, treasurer, chair of partner relations and board liason to various Copesan committees.
"Russ's historical perspective, excellent business and financial acumen, strong, steady nature and absolute integrity make him a wonderful leader," said Deni Naumann, president, Copesan. "It's hard to imagine a board meeting without his insightful comments and positive approach, however, wek now we can count on his continuing support as a shareholder and resource to Copesan; and we look forward to working with him for many years to come."
Alfie Treleven, chairman of the board for Copesan, shared, “Copesan is truly a better organization for having worked with Russ. He’s helped us grow in leaps and bounds and while we will miss his contributions on the Board, we are also excited to see him embark on new adventures in our industry with organizations like PestSure and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA).”
Ives attended his final Board meeting as a Copesan board director last week in Maui, Hawaii, during Copesan’s 2013 Annual Shareholder’s Meeting where Copesan leaders from across the company honored his contributions with a celebratory dinner. Russ continues to lead Rose Pest Solutions as CEO/President, is President of pest management insurance provider PestSure and serves on the Leadership Board of NPMA as Secretary.