Rose Pest Solutions promotes director of sales


February 19, 2021

Karl Bair

Karl Bair

Northfield, Ill.-based Rose Pest Solutions has promoted Karl Bair to director of sales for both Rose and its sister company, Franklin Pest Solutions in Michigan City, Ind. Bair was previously a sales professional for Franklin Pest Solutions, which is Rose’s brand in Indiana, Michigan and Kentucky.

“While Karl is newer to the Rose organization, he has a diverse sales and leadership background,” Rose CEO Bob Dold said in a news release. “Karl’s key strengths are his training and communications abilities. These two areas will be significant as we look to further develop our current sales staff and train our new sales professionals.”


Rose Pest Solutions traces its roots to Pest Management Professional (PMP) Hall of Famer Solomon Rose (Class of 2001), who founded a company in 1860 that lives on today in separate flourishing firms in St. Louis, Mo.; Troy, Mich.; and Northfield, Ill.

According to a comprehensive history timeline on Rose’s website, Solomon Rose created an early form of pest control product, better known as arsenic, in the mid-1800s. In 1860, he was commissioned by the U.S. Army during the Civil War to help keep soldiers in tent camps protected from rats.

In 1930, Solomon’s son Daniel sold the Rose Chicago franchise to C. Norman Dold, and the Dold family continues to lead the Illinois operations today. Norman’s son Bob, and his wife, Judy, are PMP Hall of Famers (Class of 2002) in recognition of the work they’ve done on behalf of the industry and their community. Bob and Judy are joined in leadership of the company today by their son Bob Dold Jr.


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Heather Gooch

Heather Gooch is the editor-in-chief for PMP magazine. She can be reached at or 330-321-9754.

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