FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Pest Management Association (VPMA) started the new year with a new board of directors. At the Annual Meeting and Pest Fest on Dec. 8, 2021, VPMA President Dave Outhous (RichPro Pest Management) introduced the new board.
Outhous is joined on the Executive Committee by vice president John Reid (Accel Pest & Termite Control); secretary Shannon Harlow-Ellis (Mosquito Joe Corporate); treasurer Tony Sfreddo (American Pest Control); allied representative Jason Leonard (Forshaw); and national representative Greg Schmidt (Pest Solutions). The Executive Committee is made up of people who are board veterans.
Directors Charlie Church (Getem Termite & Pest Control) and Marie Horner (Arrow Exterminators) were re-elected to serve another two-year term, while directors Rahsan Mitchell (Mitchells Pest Control) and Aaron Owens (U.S. Pest Control) newly joined the leadership team. Mitchell previously served as the Central Virginia Pest Management Association liaison to the board.
The board is rounded out by directors Troy Wolfrey (PermaTreat Pest Control) and Mike Morris (Integrity Pest Solutions) who are in the middle of their two-year terms. In addition, there are liaisons from each local association in Virginia. Ray Mitchell (Mitchell Pest Services) represents Northern Virginia, Kristi Crutchfield represents Southwest Virginia, and Tom Mares (Mares Exterminating) represents Tidewater.
VPMA is excited to start the new year with a leadership team ready to move it forward in the provision of quality, accessible education; strong and timely regulatory and legislative advocacy; and far-reaching member benefits.
For more information, visit www.vpmaonline.com.
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NPMA’s Workforce Development Program Helping Grow Careers in Pest Control
While the recent U.S. News & World Report doesn’t list “pest control technician” specifically, some of the job postings included in the article are from NPMA’s Workforce Development Program Zip Recruiter campaigns.
Launched in 2019, NPMA’s Workforce Development Program is dedicated to promoting careers in professional pest control and encouraging potential job seekers to search for employment opportunities on its exclusive job board for NPMA member companies.
The program’s objectives include:
• Position NPMA as the advocate for prospective and current employees with a priority on attracting field technicians, among other roles.
• Highlight pest control as a viable and desirable industry with many job opportunities and career paths.
• Build a pipeline of qualified candidates to meet business demand.
• Increase overall pride and professionalism in the industry and showcase the value of what pest management professionals do to protect people, food, and property from common pests and to improve overall quality of life.
Learn more at www.npmaworkforce.org.
VERO BEACH, Florida — Clements Pest Control has acquired Sunrise Pest, an established pest control company based in Fort Pierce, Fla. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. This is Clements’ fourth acquisition within the past 48 months.
Founded by Roger Owens, Sunrise Pest has a long-standing reputation of pest control services throughout the Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie community.
“We have been looking for ways to expand our operations throughout St. Lucie County, and this acquisition helps to achieve that goal," said Christopher Slade, chief operating officer of Clements. "This opportunity gives us access to more than 1,000 new customers and we are confident that we can deliver improved service quality and overall customer satisfaction to Sunrise’s existing clientele. This is a necessary stepping stone for Clements as we grow and we’re excited to get to work.”