The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA) announced it has appointed new members to its board of directors.
Bert Dodson, Jr., president and CEO of Dodson Pest Control headquartered in Lynchburg, Va.; Justin McCauley, NPMA president-elect and CEO of McCauley Services of Bryant, Ark.; and Dan Carrothers, North American Professional Solutions commercial director at Philadelphia, Pa.-based FMC Corp. have all joined the board as at-large members.
“PPMA and its work to consumer audiences – both residential and commercial – is critical to growing the market and each of our respective businesses,” said PPMA Chairman Bobby Jenkins, owner of ABC Home & Commercial Services in Austin, Texas, and a Pest Management Professional magazine columnist. “To continue to grow, learn and challenge ourselves, we need new perspectives and ideas to be successful, and this group of new members will help us do just that.”
Both McCauley Services and Dodson Pest Control are long-time Guardian supporters of PPMA. They have been actively engaged in the organization, working to leverage the work of PPMA does to grow, promote, protect and defend the pest control industry through consumer marketing and education programs within their own businesses. This type of amplification is “critical to reach deeper into local markets and helps to further the professionalism of the industry,” according to a PPMA news release.
Carrothers brings with him more than 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, portfolio management and market segment management and will be assuming the seat previously held by Tom Wharton, representing both FMC and the supplier community.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to add these fine gentlemen and companies to the board,” said Cindy Mannes, executive director of PPMA. “Their insights and unique perspectives will be incredibly helpful and appreciated as we work to build on the vital work and mission we’ve been championing for 25 years. PPMA is only as strong as the companies and people that support it. It’s their industry marketing program and their organization, and we’ve never been stronger than we are today.”