NASHUA, N.H. — The New England Pest Management Association held its training and awards event recently in Nashua, N.H.
The event had a great turnout, and featured expert speakers: Dr Cisse Spragins BCE, owner and founder of Rockwell Labs, Joe Barile BCE, Technical Service Lead for Bayer Environmental Services and Kristen van den Meiracker BCE of JAK Consulting Services.
Among the participants, were several new vendors, and members of the fast-growing organization, ‘Professional Woman In Pest Management’ (PWIPM).
The event capped off with the annual awards dinner. This year’s recipients were:
NEPMA Professional Of The Year Award- Mike Bourdeau ACE from Flynn Pest Control
NEPMA Vendor Of The Year Award - FMC’s Richard D. Spigler II, BCE
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Nisus Corporation has welcomed Mark Manning, PhD, as its new business development manager. As an expert who has focused his research in the area of borates as biocides for engineered wood products, Manning will be an essential part of Nisus’ continued growth as a global leader in borate-based technology.
"I’m excited to be joining Nisus Corporation, an organization that is expanding their efforts into R&D in support of new applications and preservative systems at a time when most other organizations are reducing their resources in these areas which are critical to supporting the growth of our customers,” says Manning. “I’m looking forward to working once again with my former colleague Dr. Jeff Lloyd as well as the rest of the Nisus team.”
Manning holds a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from UCLA and worked with U.S. Borax for almost 30 years. This experience in borates and their use in wood preservation and material protection makes him an expert in the field. Additionally, he led the commercial development of the use of zinc borate (ZB) as a preservative treatment for engineered wood products such as oriented strand board (OSB) and laminated strand lumber (LSL), and is considered an authority on the preservative treatment of wood composites.
“Nisus continues to meet the growing needs of our customers. As the industry evolves, we are rapidly becoming a resource for professionals around the globe and want to further position ourselves as industry leaders in boron and copper products. We are impressed with Dr. Manning’s expertise and pleased he is part of the team that will make those plans happen,” says Kevin L. Kirkland, president and CEO of Nisus Corporation.
Pictured: Bayer's Darcy Olds (left) and CPMA President Sandy Costa (right) present Tom Schultz (center) with the Steven Graff CPMA Ambassador Award.
CALGARY — At Pest Management Canada 2019, held March 7-9 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, the Canadian Pest Management Association and Bayer presented Tom Schultz, co-owner of Edmonton Exterminators, with the second annual Steven Graff CPMA Ambassador Award.
The award recognizes individuals for their contributions to the pest management industry in Canada, and honors the memory of Graff, the longtime quality assurance manager at Abell Pest Control and past CPMA president, who passed away in 2017. Graff's CPMA accomplishments included defending the pest control industry before the Canadian government and helping foster the relationship between CPMA and Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA).
A native of Sherwood Park, Alberta, Schultz grew up in the pest control industry. His father helped to build another pest control company in the Edmonton and Calgary markets in the 1960s, and he was influential in helping his son chart his career path after high school.
In addition to running Edmonton Exterminators, a family-based business that was established in 1979, Schultz has spent 14 years on the executive board of the Pest Management Association of Alberta, which has direct ties to the Canadian and National Pest Management Associations.
Schultz, a 40-year industry veteran, also is widely praised by his peers for having a very good working relationship with staff members of Alberta Environment, the regulating body of pest control in the province.
Presenting the award to Schultz were Darcy Olds, territory manager for Bayer and Sandy Costa, president of the Canadian Pest Management Association.