Rodriguez named PAPA president


December 31, 2018

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James Rodriguez, ACE, Technical Director, J.T. Eaton & Co.

The Sacramento, Calif.-based Pesticide Applicators Professional Association (PAPA) has nominated James Rodriguez, ACE, technical director of industry manufacturer J.T. Eaton, to president for a two-year term beginning January 2019.

Rodriguez, a former pest management professional (PMP), has been on the board of directors for more than 5 years and has experience with several of the organization’s committees, including Regulatory and Membership.

“James has always valued education for the pest control professional and teaches regularly on stewardship and safe and effective use of rodenticides and pesticides,” says Dale Baker, vice president of J.T. Eaton and president of industry fraternity Pi Chi Omega. “His new role in PAPA will be of tremendous benefit to PAPA’s membership. James always looks for ways to put his 33 years of experience in the Industry to work, and this will be a welcome challenge for him.”

PAPA is a non-profit 501c(3), and was established in 1985 to further the well-being of applicators in California, as well as assist in upgrading their performance and qualifications. PAPA strives to educate its members by providing more than 50 seminars annually to its more than 5,800 members and 9,500 event attendees.


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  1. Shawn Payne says:

    Congratulations James! What a great honor. James is one of a kind!