Tacoma, Wash.-based Sprague Pest Solutions hires two women to expand its QA and technical teams.
Ashley Roden, BCE, was promoted to QA and technical manager.
Most recently, she has been working as a technical manager before adding responsibility over Sprague Pest Solutions’ in-house QA team.
Sprague Pest Solutions’ team of independent QA auditors work closely with the company’s pest management teams across 19 branch offices to protect food-processing and other audited clients. Clients routinely partner with the Sprague Pest Solutions’ QA team as they prepare and undergo third-party and government audits and inspections as well as maintain a state of audit readiness.
Roden started with Sprague Pest Solutions in 2013 as a route manager in the Seattle, Wash., branch working on multiple high-profile accounts, including Sea-Tac Airport. She moved into Sprague Pest Solutions’ technical department working as a regional entomologist. She is responsible for creating and leading the company’s innovative corporate training programs.
A native of Montana, Roden grew up in Georgia and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in environmental health and entomology from the University of Georgia. She is a member of the Pi Chi Omega, the pest management industry’s business fraternity, and the Urban Pest Management Technical Committee.
Edna Alfaro Inocente has joined the Sprague Pest Solutions technical team as a regional entomologist.
Inocente, who is based in Sprague’s Denver, Colo., office, holds a master of science in entomology from The Ohio State University and a bachelor of science degree in food science and technology from Escuela Agricola Panamericana, Zamorano in Honduras.
A member of the Entomological Society of America, Inocente most recently served as a visiting scientific specialist at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. A native of El Salvador, Inocente has had numerous articles on her research on mosquitoes published.
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