Malone joined Atlanta, Ga.-based Arrow Exterminators as a service professional in October 2002. He graduated earlier that year with an entomology degree from the University of Georgia (UGA). During his time at Arrow, has held roles in service, sales and various management positions.
“I have been able to achieve something that has been a goal of mine ever since I graduated from UGA,” Malone said. “The honor of being a BCE is very important to me.”
Malone is the 19th BCE in the state of Georgia and the second at Arrow Exterminators.
“We are thrilled that Mike has achieved his goal of becoming a BCE,” said Emily Thomas Kendrick, CEO at Arrow. “Mike’s professionalism and longtime dedication to the advancement of the industry as well as his burning desire to become a BCE is an inspiration to all of us. We are very excited to have Mike join Texas A&M alumnus Larry Novy as our second Board Certified Entomologist.”
To achieve the BCE designation, Malone was required to have a four-year entomology degree, two years of experience in the field, a current CV, two letters of reference, the willingness to abide by the BCE Code of Ethics, and pass two exams.
Arrow President Tim Pollard said, “As long as I’ve known Mike, he has always been promoting the pest management industry and helping people learn. Mike is a humble guy and we know this acknowledgment is really significant to him in both his personal and professional life.”