Environmental Pest Service Announces Management Changes

Environmental Pest Service Announces Management Changes

EPS Chairman George Pickhardt takes over as interim CEO, replacing Joe Finney, who has moved out of the CEO role, but will continue as a director on EPS’s board.

September 26, 2016

SARASOTA, Fla. – Environmental Pest Service announced a series of management changes as it continues to focus on growth, operational excellence and high levels of customer satisfaction.

George Pickhardt, EPS’s chairman and a leader of the organization for more than 44 years, is also serving as interim chief executive officer as the company initiates a search for its next leader. Joe Finney, a significant driver of EPS’s success the past three years, has moved out of the CEO role but will continue as a director on EPS’s board.

Michael Rolman, a veteran high-level sales and operations professional in the pest control industry, has joined EPS as vice president of sales and operations. His primary focuses will be the utilization of training, facilitating sharing of best practices and implementing enhanced operational procedures to continue EPS’s best-in-class performance. With more than 20 years of experience, he was most recently sales director for the northern U.S. and international divisions for Terminix.

Rob Swartz, the executive chair of EPS’s board, is leading a new operating committee to help drive overall company strategies going forward, working with Dave Bradford, chief financial officer; Karen Madden, vice president of human resources; Michael Rolman; and the company’s regional vice presidents. Swartz gained deep experience in the pest-control industry when he served as chairman and CEO of Home Team Services from 2000-2007.

“I want to thank Joe Finney for his efforts and leadership,” Pickhardt said. “He has laid the groundwork that will benefit our customers and Company into the future. As we take the next step in the evolution of our company, continuing to set the pace in our industry for excellent customer service, we are excited to have Michael Rolman on our team.”

EPS operates four brands – Arrow Environmental Services in west and central Florida, Bug Out Service in north Florida and southwest Georgia, Skyline Pest Solutions in metro Atlanta, and State Pest Control in central North Carolina.