Pest Management Professional (PMP) held its 24th Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Boston, Mass., on Oct. 10, the day before the National Pest Management Association opened the exhibit hall doors to PestWorld 2022.
PMP honored Richard Deering, founder of ServicePro; Steve Levy, CEO of Bell Labs; Jay Nixon, BCE, semi-retired executive of American Pest, an Anticimex company; and Ted Oser, this year’s posthumous inductee, at the Republic Ballroom in the Sheraton Boston Hotel. Their plaques will be added to the walls of Purdue University’s Smith Hall, joining PMP Hall of Fame inductees who came before them.
Thank you to our Plaque Sponsor Bug Off Pest Control Center, Cocktail Sponsor J.T. Eaton, and Gold Sponsors Control Solutions Inc., FieldRoutes, Pelgar and Rockwell Labs.
During the cocktail reception, Bell Laboratories’ Regional Sales Manager Sheila Haddad, who received this year’s National Pest Management Association Women of Excellence award, catches up with Rollins Inc.’s Manager of Technical Services Glen Ramsey, BCE; and VP of Quality Assurance and Technical Services (and PMP Hall of Famer, Class of 2019) Judy Black, BCE. PHOTO: PMP STAFF
Control Solutions Inc. (CSI) Technical Manager Dr. Brittany Campbell, BCE, chats with colleague Marie Knox, the Global Head of PD and Strategy, C&P Cluster for ADAMA, CSI’s parent company. PHOTO: PMP STAFF
Neogen’s National Sales Manager Casey Prewitt meets up with Bug Off Pest Control Center’s Founder and President Andy Linares, who also is the generous sponsor of the PMP Hall of Fame’s plaques. PHOTO: PMP STAFF
Mattress Safe colleagues CEO Will Poston and Director of Hospitality Sales Chris Roddy enjoy the evening’s festivities. PHOTO: PMP STAFF
Dale Baker, VP of Sales for J.T. Eaton, the sponsor of the evening’s cocktail reception, checks out the signage that pictures his late grandfather and PMP Hall of Famer Stanley Baker (Class of 1999). PHOTO: PMP STAFF
While perusing a display of past inductees, PMP Hall of Famers (Class of 2002) Bob and Judy Dold of Rose Pest Solutions, catch up with PMP Hall of Famer (Class of 2010) Bob Kunst of Fischer Environmental Consulting. PHOTO: PMP STAFF
Place settings on the dinner tables in the ballroom included a PMP Hall of Fame program that highlighted this year’s inductees, as well as previous inductees. PHOTO: PMP STAFF
Since the first celebration in 1997, guests have gathered for dinner and drinks before the PMP Hall of Fame induction ceremony gets underway. PHOTO: PMP STAFF
ServicePro Founder and inductee Richard “Dick” Deering, holding his plaque, is flanked by his family. From left is son Andy Deering, daughter Kim O’Connor, wife Brenda, granddaughter Laineigh Deering, daughter Bridget Adkins and son-in-law Mike Adkins. PHOTO: PMP STAFF
The Bell Laboratories’ team was on hand to celebrate the induction of CEO Steve Levy. Pictured from left are Scott Smith, BCE; Todd Butzow; Sara Knilans; Sheila Haddad; Levy; Patrick Lynch, ACE; Kate Van Boxel; Rod Smith and Seth Keller. PHOTO: PMP STAFF
Jay Nixon is surrounded by family as he holds his 2022 PMP Hall of Fame plaque. From left is daughter-in-law Kim, son Matt, daughter Cara Stenfors, and son-in-law Mike Stenfors. PHOTO: PMP STAFF
Chris Gorecki, VP of operational support, Rollins Inc., accepted the award for posthumous inductee Ted Oser on behalf of Oser, his family, and the Orkin and Rollins families. PHOTO: PMP STAFF
The PMP editorial and business staff gathered to commemorate the evening with a group photo. Pictured, from left, are Publisher and VP of Content Marty Whitford, Associate Publisher Mike Joyce, Senior Editor Diane Sofranec, Digital Editor Ellen Wagner, Events Manager Allison Blong, Editor-in-Chief Heather Gooch, and President and CEO Kevin Stoltman of PMP’s parent company, North Coast Media. PHOTO: PMP STAFF
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