Pest Management Professional (PMP) celebrated the inductees to its Hall of Fame during a black tie dinner and induction ceremony held Oct. 22 in Orlando, Fla., the day before the National Pest Management Association’s (NPMA’s) 2018 PestWorld event.
The five members of the Class of 2018 join 92 men and women who helped shape the pest management industry. PMP established the Hall of Fame in 1997 to recognize the leaders and legends who made a positive impact on the pest management industry.
The number of PMP Hall of Fame inductees expands to 97 with inductees Tom Fortson, vice chairman of Terminix Service; Harvey Goldglantz, pest management industry consultant, owner of Pest Control Marketing Co. and former PMP columnist; posthumous inductee Dr. Robert Snetsinger, professor emeritus, Penn State University Department of Entomology; Dr. Cisse Spragins, founder and president of Rockwell Labs Ltd; and Dr. Nan-Yao Su, distinguished professor, Urban Entomology, University of Florida.
To ensure those in the pest management industry won’t forget the visionaries who worked hard to make their jobs easier, the evening’s awards ceremony kicked off with a tribute to Dr. Austin Frishman, PMP Hall of Fame Class of 2002. A pioneer in the pest management industry who remains active to this day, Dr. Frishman served as head the structural pest control curriculum at the State University of New York in Farmingdale. His research and development led to improvements in cockroach bait and glue boards. Although retired, the PMP columnist continues to share his expertise by giving presentations at industry events, and keeps in touch with many of his former students.
The PMP Hall of Fame induction ceremony is an annual event. To nominate someone in the pest management industry, submit a nomination form.
PMP thanks for their continued support of the PMP Hall of Fame induction ceremony Platinum sponsor Bug Off Pest Control Center; Cocktail Hour sponsor J.T. Eaton; and Gold sponsors BASF, Control Solutions Inc., Kness, MGK, Nature-Cide, Neogen, Oldham Chemicals, PelGar USA, PestPac, Purdue University, Rockwell Labs Ltd and ServicePro and The Aust Group.