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October 7, 2021


James Ewing joined Douglas Products in Oahu, Hawaii, as a business development manager to support customers in Hawaii, as well as Australia and Asia, using Vikane and ProFume gas fumigants. Ewing was previously a Terminix branch manager on Maui-Oahu.

After more than 40 years at Sprague Pest Solutions, Tacoma, Wash., COO Jeff Miller is retiring. Miller joined Sprague in 1980 when the company acquired Seattle-based American Exterminating. He rose through the ranks at Sprague, holding roles such as service technician; service, branch and regional manager; director of operations; and general manager. He will continue to work as a consultant on the company’s leadership development program.

Massey Services, Orlando, Fla., promoted Isaiah Likens to construction east division manager. Likens joined Massey in 2009 as a sales inspector. In 2011, he was promoted to service manager of the Winter Garden service center, and five years later, he became general manager of the Lake Nona service center.

Vess Pearson, co-founder and CEO of Aptive Environmental, Provo, Utah, was named a winner of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 Award in the Utah region. He is eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 National Awards, which will be announced in November.

Zackary Sieb, a senior at Middlebury College in Vermont majoring in neuroscience, earned the designation of B.C.E.-Intern by completing the BCE exam and other requirements set forth by the Entomological Society of America. His parents own and operate NJ Pest Control, Randolph, N.J.

Truly Nolen Pest Control, Tucson, Ariz., promoted Jack Dunkel to manager of its Sarasota, Fla., service office. Dunkel joined Truly Nolen in December 2020 as a manager-in-training.

Truly Nolen also promoted Emily Gannon to training department administrator at the company’s Tucson headquarters. Gannon joined Truly Nolen in 2018 as a phone agent with the company’s customer care center.

U.S. Pest Protection President and CEO Erica Brister was appointed to the Tennessee Pest Control Advisory Board by Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee. The board influences Tennessee laws and regulations.

Truly Nolen Pest Control added Shelby Gaither as a senior business and strategy advisor in the company’s accounting department at its Tucson headquarters. This is her second tenure with Truly Nolen, following several months as a consulting director with Tomlinson Financial Group.

TruGreen, Memphis, Tenn., appointed Rebecca Schoepfer as chief human resources officer. She will lead the organization’s strategic human resources development with a focus on attracting and retaining talent.

Pest-End, Plaistow, N.H., welcomed Matt Aguiar as technical director, tasking him to develop and execute the company’s technician training and onboarding programs, as well as key initiatives in field and business operations. Aguiar arrives at Pest-End after leaving his role as director of systems and applications with JP Pest Services.

Truly Nolen Pest Control promoted Sherry Silva to manager of the company’s Miami Beach service office. Silva joined the company in November 2018 as a brand ambassador and was most recently a manager-in-training.

Blake Grimsley and James Smith, Knox Pest Control, Columbus, Ga., were promoted to newly created positions of senior vice presidents. Smith joined Knox in 2006 and oversees the Alabama, Mississippi and Florida regions for the company. Grimsley, a 37-year industry veteran, oversees the Georgia, South Carolina and Florida panhandle regions.

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