Rollins announces operational leadership changes


July 28, 2016

Rollins leadership

From left are Gene Iarocci, Freeman Elliott, Jerry Gahlhoff and Steve Leavitt.

Rollins Inc. has announced leadership changes at its Atlanta headquarters:

  • Gene Iarocci, president of Orkin North America, will retire at the end of September, after 12 years with Rollins and an illustrious 48-year business career. Iarocci began as a region manager trainee in South Florida in 2003, quickly moving through operational and corporate leadership positions until he was named to his current position in 2013. Among his many accomplishments, Iarocci led Orkin to exceed $1 billion in revenue for the first time in the company’s history.
  • Freeman Elliott has been promoted to president of Orkin U.S., overseeing five Orkin divisions as well as National Sales, Client Services, Orkin Customer Contact Centers and Orkin Domestic Franchising. Elliott began with Orkin as a lawn care technician in 1991, working his way through the company, most recently serving as Orkin Southeast Division President. Elliott will continue leading the Southeast Division until the company names a replacement.
  • Jerry Gahlhoff, who most recently led Rollins subsidiary HomeTeam Pest Defense, has been elevated to oversee operations of additional specialty brands, including Western Pest Services, Waltham Services, and Rollins Human Resources and Training.
  • Steve Leavitt, who most recently led a group of Rollins’ specialty brands, has been elevated to oversee Rollins’ emerging opportunities. In this new role, Leavitt will oversee all international operations, including Orkin Canada, Rollins’ Australian and UK pest operation brands, and the Industrial Fumigant Co., which has international client base opportunities. He will also have responsibility for recently acquired PermaTreat Pest Control and the Rollins wildlife brands (TruTech and Critter Control).


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