Waynes Pest promotes president


January 11, 2021

Shawn Hollis

Shawn Hollis

Birmingham, Ala.-based Waynes Pest Control, an Anticimex company, has promoted Shawn Hollis to president.

Hollis previously server as Waynes’ VP of operations in Northern Alabama and Tennessee. He joined the company in 2010 as service center leader in Huntsville, Ala.

In his new role as president, Hollis will be replacing Eric Frye who has served in the role for the past four years.

“Shawn has been a member of our leadership team for over a decade,” Frye said. “His heart and passion for servant leadership, his commitment to our values and his unwavering focus on the delivery of world class service to our customers have positioned him for this opportunity to lead Waynes into the next stage of its growth and development.”

Frye was a driving force of the company’s growth in the past 18 years leading the marketing and business development efforts, according to a news release. He was promoted to president in 2016 and led a focused effort on organic growth and targeted mergers and acquisitions for Waynes.

“Eric Frye is a leader of leaders — a man of unquestionable character and integrity who will be deeply missed by all those who have had the privilege to work closely with him during his nearly two decades at Waynes,” Hollis said. “It is with much humility and excitement that I step into this new chapter of my career to steward the Waynes team and our customers.”

Founded in 1973, Waynes began as a pest and termite control company, but has since expanded its offerings to other home-care services. It was acquired by Stockholm, Sweden-based Anticimex in 2019. Waynes operates in Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi serving more than 70,000 customers.

Waynes recently acquired Priority Pest, Wilson’s Pest Control, Preferred Pest Termite and Turf Management and Pest Elimination Services of Tennessee (P.E.S.T Inc.).


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

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