ESA announces first certified group of 2016


January 22, 2016

ESAThe Entomological Society of America (ESA) Certification Corp. offers two certification programs, the Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) and the Board Certified Entomologist (BCE).

International certification was awarded to Hendrik R. Pottas, ACE-I, Pest Management Academy, Menlyn Central, South Africa. For late October-November-December-early January, the organization also welcomed this new class of ACEs:

  • Paul E. Alley, ACE, PestMaster Services, Kingston, N.Y.
  • Leandro Barbosa, ACE, Orkin Pest Control, West Palm Beach, Fla.
  • Fernando Barrera, ACE, Barrera’s Pest and Bee Control, Lakewood, Calif.
  • Brian J. Beining, ACE, Buckeye Exterminating, Ottoville, Ohio
  • Craig William Bethune, ACE, Advanced Integrated Pest Management, Rancho Cordova, Calif.
  • James E. Buick, ACE, Orkin Pest Control, Amherst, N.Y.
  • Benjamin Richard Conaway, ACE, American Pest, Fulton, Md.
  • Gregory Cowan Jr, ACE, ABC Home & Commercial Services, Austin, Texas
  • Brett Bohannon Craig, ACE, Arrow Exterminators, Woodstock, Ga.
  • Mark B. Davidson, ACE, Pestech Exterminating Inc, Liberty, N.Y.
  • Miguel Diaz, ACE, Orkin Pest Control, Commerce, Calif.
  • Samuel Jason Fears, ACE, Presto-X, Springfield, Mo.
  • Wilmer Bracey Furr, ACE, EnviroCon Termite and Pest, Hockley, Texas
  • Rogelio Gonzalez Jr., ACE, Orkin, Anaheim, Calif.
  • Chad N. Grosklags, ACE, U-Spray Inc, Lilburn, Ga.
  • Benjamin John Hix, ACE, Dewey Pest & Wildlife, Hopedale, Mass.
  • Daren Guy Horton, ACE, Gecko Pest Control LLC, Marshall, Texas
  • Heath W. Kern, ACE, Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions, Saint Louis
  • Mark Kinsman, ACE, Rollins Inc., Brookfield, Conn.
  • Dion L. Lerman, ACE, PA IPM Program/Penn State, Philadelphia
  • David Michael Lofquist, ACE, Arrow Exterminators, Woodstock, Ga.
  • Colby Randal McCarty, ACE, ABC Home and Commercial Services, Cedar Park, Texas
  • Robert D. McQueen Jr., ACE, Integrated Pest Management Inc., Richmond, Texas
  • William McVicker, ACE, American Pest, Fulton, Md.
  • Derek Allen Mesenbring, ACE, Industrial Fumigant Co., Chicago Ridge, Ill.
  • Gordon William Nasser, ACE, Orkin, Poway, Calif.
  • David Parkhurst, ACE, Orkin Pest Control, Castleton on Hudson, N.Y.
  • Dave Richard Patterson, ACE, Target Specialty Products, West Sacramento, Calif.
  • Paul Marshall Scott, ACE, Griffin Pest Solutions, South Lyon, Mich.
  • Steven Thomas Sides Jr., ACE, Rottler Pest and Lawn Solutions, Saint Louis
  • John Fletcher Singletary, ACE, Univar USA, Manassas, Va.
  • Richard G. Sparling, ACE, Suburban Pest Management, LLC, Smithtown, N.Y.
  • John D. Stellberger, ACE, Environmental Health Services Inc, Norwood, Mass.
  • Billie G. Strickland, ACE, Allgood Pest Solutions, Rincon, Ga.
  • Jeffrey Mark Van Diepen, ACE, Pestmaster Services, Reno, Nev.
  • Dannis S. Warf, ACE, Royal Pest Solutions, New Castle, Del.
  • Chibenaici P. White, ACE, Arrow Exterminators, Conyers, Ga.
  • Travis Jacob White, ACE, Specialized Pest Control and Lawn Care, Hyde Park, Utah
  • Jason Wolfington, ACE, ABC Home and Commercial Services, College Station, Texas
  • George G. Wynne III, ACE, ABC Home & Commercial Services, Austin, Texas

In addition, BCE-Intern certification was given to Alix Briana Whitener, Washington State University, Wenatchee, Wash. Other recent BCE individuals include:

  • Ann Margaret Cruzado Lico, BCE, Rentokil Initial Philippines, Pasig, Philippines
  • Dr. Marisol Quintanilla-Tornel, BCE, University of Hawaii, Honolulu
  • Dr. Kristen Van Den Meiracker, BCE, Travelers Rest, S.C.
  • Ian R. Williams, BCE, TruTech, Marietta, Ga.


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