Columbus, Ga.-based Knox Pest Control announced three internal promotions to the company’s operations team Paul Crenshaw, Michael Ott and Phillip Owen to Regional Directors.
Crenshaw, a military veteran, joined Knox Pest Control in 2006 as a pest technician in Montgomery, Ala. After a year-and-a-half, he was promoted to district manager of the Pensacola, Fla., office for the next 15 years. Crenshaw is a second-generation employee of Knox, preceded by his father, Paul Crenshaw Sr. He also has two siblings currently employed at Knox Pest Control: Jenny Wilson in the Dothan branch and Madison Flowers in the corporate office. The husband and father of three resides in Pensacola, and oversees offices servicing the Gulf region in Florida and Alabama.
Ott started at Knox Pest Control in 2016 as a termite renewals technician. He also served as a pest technician and a sales representative before advancing to the position of regional director of the Newnan office in 2023. Ott is a certified operator in Georgia, a commercial applicator in Alabama, and a licensed wildlife representative with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. He will oversee Knox’s Central Georgia region.
Ott, a husband and father of two, immediately joined the U.S. Army as a signal systems support specialist after high school. Michael is a 7-year combat veteran who served his entire Army career at the 10th Mountain division in FT Drum, N.Y., and Superfob, Afghanistan. During his time in the military, he acquired two Army Achievement Medals, one Army Commendation Medal, Gold Combat Spurs and an Army Combat Action Badge.
Owen joined the Knox team in January 2022, bringing 24 years in the pest control industry with Peachtree Pest Control. Owen will oversee the Eastern Region of Georgia and Florida. He is a regional director along with opening an office in Brunswick, Ga., area serving the Golden Isles. The U.S. Navy veteran is married with three children and five grandchildren.