Boston, Mass.-based Ecologic Entomology has hired Bob Leon, ACE, as an operations manager.
Leon has more than 30 years of experience in the pest management industry. He has held positions in sales, service and management in both national and locally owned pest management companies.
He has developed integrated pest management (IPM) programs for multi-unit housing, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, military installations and commercial properties. He also has experience developing rodent control plans for major construction projects and municipalities. Leon is an Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) with the Entomological Society of America.
Leon has a longtime commitment to the New England Pest Management Association (NEPMA) since 1994, which he’s held many board positions including president. Leon currently serves as an advisor to the board of directors and chairs the nominating committee. He is believed to be the longest-serving member of the NEPMA, according to a news release.
In 2014, Leon received the Bart Eldridge Award for his contributions and dedication to the association. He serves as chair of the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture Resources (MDAR) Pesticide Advisory Council, which makes recommendations to the Pesticide Board regarding rules and regulations of pesticide applications.
Outside of work, he is committed to giving back to his community. Leon has coached youth hockey for 20 years, spoken to elementary school students about beneficial and harmful insects, and provided free pest and termite control services to veterans through the Wounded Warrior Project.
He and his wife, Teresa, enjoy cooking, spending time at their summer home in Maine, and just welcomed their 10th grandchild.