The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) named the winners of its 2020 Technician of the Year awards and 2020 Administrative Professional of the Year award. The winners were announced during the 2021 NCPMA Pest Control Technician’s School which was held virtually Jan. 25, 2021. The award winners are:
- Technician of the Year, pest management phase: Vance Brown, Peeler Environmental, Salisbury, N.C.
- Technician of the Year, wood-destroying insects phase: Eric Owen, Pisgah Pest Control, Brevard, N.C.
- Administrative Professional of the Year: Jennifer Helton, Gibson Pest Control, Asheville, N.C.
NCPMA presents two Technician of the Year awards each year to technicians who exemplify the best qualities of pest management professionals within their companies. The two Technician of the Year awards are given each year to technicians in the pest management phase and wood-destroying insects phase.
Technicians of the Year are chosen based on the applicant’s demonstration of leadership among peers, excellent customer relations, knowledge of his or her job, superior job performance and the ability to successfully handle problems on the job. All applicants must be members of NCPMA, have at least two years of experience in either the pest management or wood-destroying insects phase and must be nominated by a person in a leadership role in his or her company.
Winners of the Technician of the Year award receive a $250 gift card, a plaque and one free Pest Control Technician’s School registration.
The North Carolina Chapter of the Professional Women in Pest Management (NCPWIPM), a committee of the NCPMA, began awarding the Administrative Professional of the Year Award annually in 2018 to the administrative professional who best demonstrates customer service both internally and externally and a commitment to the company’s purpose.
Each nominee must be a current, full-time administrative support staff member and must have worked in his or her current position for at least two years.
Winners receive a plaque, a $250 gift card and a one-night stay at the 2020 Pest Control Technician’s School, as well as a gift card to cover expenses for the trip.