Bird Barrier has promoted two key team members and their growing roles to help accommodate the company’s growth in the bird control industry.
Michael Gallion, current business development director, will now be vice president of business development and sales for Bird Barrier. He will continue as lead trainer at the ProL@bb studio, a virtual and in-person learning center devoted to developing modern bird control professionals. Gallion will expand his role and continue in the growth of new vertical markets. He will also broaden his scope to help pest management professional (PMP) companies grow in bird control sales strategy to accommodate a growing industry.
“Michael Gallion has become a pivotal asset to Bird Barrier and has had a tremendous impact in the growth of our company and establishing Optical Gel as a leading bird deterrent in pest management,” Riddell said. “With this new position, I can’t wait to see what he does next.”
Ray Olschewski, currently Eastern technical specialist, will now be technical service manager for Bird Barrier and oversee a larger territory of the U.S. Olschewski will also take on a larger role as specialized, hands-on technical trainer for in-person classes across all four regions of the country.
“Ray Olschewski has been a solid mainstay for our company the past decade,” Riddell added. “He has really expanded his role well beyond the wildlife industry. We are excited that he will help shape the next generation of bird control professionals moving forward.”
Bird Barrier, celebrating its 30th anniversary, has also introduced a new 80-page product catalog slated for early 2024. After revealing its first PMP catalog in 1993, Bird Barrier is now taking the standard catalog to the next level. Promising to provide the easiest one-stop shopping guides for PMP’s and their customers alike. According to the company, the catalog will include expanded product overviews, hardware recommendations, custom toolkits and essential safety equipment.