The Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA) announced that four new members were appointed to its board of directors.
Tom Forshaw IV, president of Forshaw; Nick Browne, Sentricon lead of Corteva Agriscience; Marshall Gaster, head of marketing for Professional Pest Management at Syngenta; and Ken Bradley, CEO of Veseris; have joined the board as at-large members.
“We are thrilled to welcome these industry powerhouses to our board. Tom has been instrumental in promoting PPMA as a Guardian-level investor and joins our board as a 3rd generation leader,” Bobby Jenkins, PPMA chairman and Pest Management Professional columnist, said in the release. “Ken, Marshall and Nick are all committed to helping PPMA grow, promote, protect and defend our industry.”
Browne will fill the position previously held by Mark Neterer, who recently retired after many years of service to Corteva and the industry. Bradley recently became the CEO of Veseris in November and brings a fresh perspective on opportunities to elevate and grow the industry. Gaster has been working in the North America pest control business since 2018 and is solidly entrenched in the industry. Forshaw has been with Forshaw for almost 30 years, bringing with him decades of experience in sales and marketing. These new board members all represent the supplier community.
“Tom, Marshall, Ken and Nick have well-earned reputations as respected leaders of renowned companies,” said Cindy Mannes, executive director of PPMA. “For 25 years, we have championed our amazing industry to the public and educated them on the value of professional pest control services, and these gentlemen will join our board to ensure our industry continues its critical work to communicate an engaging value proposition to today’s consumer.”