Industry veteran Sam Pass, BCE, joined Control Solutions Inc. (CSI) as the marketing director in January 2022. Now, CSI has promoted him to pest control operator (PCO) director for the Pasadena, Texas-based company.
Per the CSI news release: “Although he has been with CSI a short time, Sam has proven himself as a capable leader with prior experience that makes him an ideal fit for the PCO director.”
Pass grew up working in the pest management industry. He spent more than five years as a technician at his father’s first pest control company, Action Pest Control in Evansville, Ind.
From those roots, Pass became interested in entomology, which led to a bachelor of science degree in entomology and nematology from the University of Florida. He is a board-certified entomologist specializing in medical and veterinary entomology. After graduation, he furthered his experience by working in sales and marketing for FMC Corp. Pass also gained experience managing an established pest control sales territory, later transitioning into marketing, managing a large portfolio of specialty insecticides for the Professional Pest Management and horticulture markets. Pass is currently pursuing a master of business administration degree at Carnegie Mellon University.
For more than 20 years, CSI has been a leader in the development of sustainable pest control formulations, with a wide array of active ingredients. According to its website, CSI is one of the fastest-growing companies in the industry. As one of the 40 subsidiaries that make up ADAMA, the fifth-largest agricultural chemical company in the world, CSI is able to not only offer a large selection of products, but also introduce such innovations as Combination Chemistry, Pressurized Solutions and Encapsulated Solutions.
The company can actually trace its roots to 1958, when President and CEO Mark Boyd’s father, Richard, purchased a small pest control company in Pasadena, Texas, and founded Ford’s Pest Control. By 1960, Richard Boyd launched Ford’s Chemical to formulate and sell pest control solutions to colleagues and the public. In 1976, he merged the two businesses into Ford’s Chemical and Service. Read more about the history in Pest Management Professional’s anniversary coverage in its July 2018 issue here.