Advanced IPM hires technical director


January 17, 2020



Advanced IPM, Roseville, Calif., hired Adam Holt, BCE, as technical director. In his new role, Holt will help develop a training university and streamline treatment protocols and procedures across all branches.

“Advanced IPM is the epitome of a family-owned company, where they go above and beyond for each employee,” Holt said. “I am beyond excited to be a part of this amazing team as they dive into a new decade of growth, evolution and expansion. Exciting things are coming and I am blessed to be an integral piece of it.”

Holt brings 20 years of industry experience to his role, including commercial and residential pest control, mosquito control, outreach education, public relations, collegiate level professorship and pest control software technology.

“We are excited for the level of experience and expertise Adam brings to the Advanced IPM team,” said Advanced IPM COO Chris Kalsbeek. “Having Adam aboard with his unique background and credentials is an important aspect to help support our growth and continued success.”

Holt earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in entomology from the University of Florida.

Holt also spent time work with Gary Steck on Tephritid fruit flies and Dr. G.B. Edwards — aka “the Florida Spiderman” — on a diverse array of various global arachnid species, as a lab technician in the Florida Department of Agriculture’s entomology department.

Previously, Holt was a technical director for Terminix, a commercial entomology analyst with ServicePro and a pest control product development manager with Green Systems. He has instructed middle and high school biology, and worked as an adjust professor at a local state college.

Advanced IPM is a family-owned and -operated pest management company providing full-service residential and commercial pest management to Northern California and Nevada since 1981.


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