The Crown Leadership Awards: A 30-Year Journey

Crown Leadership Awards Sponsored By Syngenta - Crown Leadership Awards

October 10, 2018


A lot has changed in the pest management industry over the last 30 years. Old control techniques have made way for newer, more effective strategies. Digital innovations are changing the way we look at things like marketing, fleet management and more. New pest species and pest-borne diseases have emerged, and unique solutions have been developed to control them.


What hasn’t changed is the dedication of industry professionals to educate, innovate and inspire others to improve pest control around the world. That’s why Syngenta and Pest Control Technology are proud to honor the 30th class of Crown Leadership Award winners. Since 1988, we have had the privilege of recognizing hardworking individuals for their important achievements in business management, distribution, research and more. It has been a wonderful, humbling journey that we look forward to continuing for years to come.

To celebrate this milestone, we are excited to congratulate this year’s Crown Leadership Award winners: Dave Fisher, Rentokil Steritech; Jerry Gahlhoff, Rollins; Karl Kisner, Univar Environmental Sciences; Dan Collins, Collins Pest Management; and Dr. Faith Oi, University of Florida. The Lifetime Achievement Award winner, chosen by his or her peers for outstanding contributions to pest management, will be announced during the Crown Leadership Awards ceremony at PestWorld 2018. We are delighted to honor these individuals, who have made lasting impacts on the present and future of our industry.

The spirit of service these professionals possess inspires us at Syngenta to develop tools that serve you and can help grow your business. Our new Syngenta Pest App quickly and conveniently puts essential information about pests, programs, product labels and more in the hands of pest management professionals when it’s needed most, even when out on a job. Additionally, our SecureChoiceSM assurance programs offer guaranteed control of public health pests like mosquitoes, ticks, fire ants and more. Meanwhile, we continue to offer trusted brands like Demand® CS insecticide and Advion® brand insecticides, and newer products like Advion Evolution and Optigard® Cockroach Gel Baits, all of which qualify for yearlong rebates through our PestPartnersSM 365 Program. By continually developing and enhancing these solutions, we’re committed to being your partner on the road to success.

Congratulations again to the Class of 2018 Crown Leadership Awards recipients, and to all former recipients from the past three decades! Thank you for everything you do to ensure we can all experience life uninterrupted by the nuisance and threat of pests.

Pat Willenbrock

Head of Marketing, Professional Pest Management Syngenta, North America

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