J.T. Eaton promotes division sales manager

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January 23, 2020

Joe Smith. PHOTO: JT EATON

Joe Smith. PHOTO: JT EATON

J.T. Eaton promoted Joe Smith to professional division sales manager. Smith’s new role will begin Feb. 1.

“In the relatively short time that Joe has been with us, he has made a tremendous impact on our company and with our customer partners,”

“Joe’s knowledge and experience, combined with his level of energy and passion for the industry, made him a great addition to our already outstanding team,” said Dale Baker, VP of sales for the Twinsburg, Ohio-based manufacturer. “In the relatively short time that Joe has been with us, he has made a tremendous impact on our company and with our customer partners,”

In Smith’s new position, he will continue to cover the Southeastern territory and add the South Central territory. These areas include Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Smith joined J.T. Eaton in March 2018. His decades of experience include pest control, termite protection and landscape care. He is both a Certified Operator and a Certified Turf Professional.

Founded in 1932 by Jasper T. Eaton as a mail-order house for pest control products for professional use, J.T. Eaton was brought to prominence when Pest Management Professional (PMP) Hall of Famer Stanley Baker (Class of 1999) purchased it in 1949. Before his death in 2005 at the age of 87, he built it up to a multi-million-dollar company.

Baker was a lifelong innovator, and is credited for creating the paraffin rodent bait block in 1962. He is also credited with developing the modern glue board design, in 1980. In 1999, he helped patent an ant and cockroach product that uses just 1 percent boric acid.

Still family-owned and -operated by the Baker family, J.T. Eaton’s product line includes products for rodents, wildlife, bed bugs, mosquitoes and other flying insects and more.

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Danielle Pesta

Danielle Pesta is the digital media manager North Coast Media, the parent company of PMP magazine. She can be reached at dpesta@northcoastmedia.net or 216-363-7928.

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  1. Kyle Thompson says:

    Congrats, Joe!