BELMONT, Mass. — Marillian Missiti, president of Buono Pest Control Company in Belmont, Mass, is the 2015 recipient of the New England Pest Management Association’s highest award for distinguished service, the Bartlett W. Eldredge Award.
Missiti was presented with the award during the association’s recent annual meeting in Woburn, Mass. As president of Buono Pest Control Company, Missiti, works with her uncle, Steven Buono, who is the chief operating officer to operate the firm that was founded 37 years ago by her father Ben Buono. The senior Buono retired in 2015. Missiti has more than 25 years of experience working in the company and has served in a variety of roles.
For NEMPA, Missiti has served as a director on the association’s board and was president for two terms in 2011 and 2012. She continues to serve on various committees for the association. She spearheaded NEMPA-sponsored disaster relief campaigns for both the off-shore fishing industry in the Gulf of Mexico after the BP oil spill and for relief after a tornado event caused severe damage in Central and Western Mass.
On the national scene, she is the current chair of the Professional Women in Pest Management Committee for the National Pest Management Association and participates various industry leadership programs. Active in her own community, she is a board member for the Watertown-Belmont Chamber of Commerce.
She resides in Bedford, Mass., with her husband Dan Missiti, and is the mother of two children.
Named in honor of the organization’s founder and first president, the Bartlett W. Eldredge award is intended to honor a pest management professional who has distinguished himself and demonstrated service to the association, the pest management industry, local community service, and who has earned overall respect and recognition by industry peers.