Pictured: Walter McDuffie (left) and Jack Roberts (right), the newest NCPMA Life Members.
RALEIGH, N.C. – The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) announced that it recently named Walter McDuffie and Jack Roberts as Life Members in the association. NCPMA offers life member status based on an individual’s active membership for 20 years or more and outstanding service to the pest management profession.
NCPMA has granted Life Member status to six individuals in the association’s history.
Walter McDuffie’s career and membership in NCPMA span more than 50 years. He joined NCPMA shortly after receiving his bachelor’s degree in entomology from North Carolina State University and founding McDuffie Pest Control in Elizabethtown. McDuffie served multiple terms on the NCPMA Board of Directors and served as the association president in 1982.
Jack Roberts’ career and NCPMA membership also spans more than 50 years. He graduated from North Carolina State University and, shortly thereafter, founded A-1 Pest Control in Lenoir in 1965. Roberts served on several NCPMA committees and served multiple terms on the NCPMA Board of Directors before serving as president from 1973-1974. During his two terms as president, Roberts was instrumental in helping NCPMA become an affiliated chapter of the National Pest Management Association.
The induction ceremony was held during the NCPMA Pest Control Technicians’ School in Durham in January 2019.