The centerpiece of the fifth edition of the Pest Management Professional (PMP) Growth Summit, which took place March 30-April 1 near Orlando, Fla., was the time devoted to individual meetings between paired-off pest control firm leaders and our partner manufacturer and service companies. Each attendee was able to meet with each partner in the partners’ Reunion Resort suite common areas for a 15-minute session in which they could delve into starting, strengthening and/or learning more about the potential of their business relationships. See more coverage of our event in our cover story.
LabelSDS.com’s Debbie and Chip Hughes talk with (backs to the camera, from left) Certus Pest’s new director of procurement, Audrey Williams, and vice president technical, Desiree Straubinger, BCE. Straubinger also is a PMP Editorial Advisory Board member.
It has become a PMP Growth Summit tradition to gather everyone on arrival day and host the boardroom presentations, where partners provide an overview of their products or services to attendees. In addition to being a great icebreaker for conversation topic starters at the opening night reception, it’s a chance for attendees to get a sense of what’s new with each partner so they walk into their meeting appointments armed with knowledge.
Don McCandless, CEO of ConidioTec, left, reviews literature on Aprehend biopesticide with Joel Miller, president of Miller Pest & Termite, and Jim Swayne, president and CEO of Safer Home Services.
Bruce Terminix Co. Technical Training & Safety Manager Jeff Weidhaas, ACE, and B&B Pest Control CEO John Bozarjian, with their backs to the camera, meet with Control Solution Inc.’s Sam Pass, BCE, left, and Paul Griffin.