George Pickhardt acting as interim CEO during search for new CEO
SARASOTA, Fla. (September 26, 2016) – Environmental Pest Service is enhancing and adjusting its management team as the Company continues to focus on growth, operational excellence and high levels of customer satisfaction.
With these priorities in mind, the Company has made the following changes:
• George Pickhardt, EPS’s Chairman and a leader of the organization for more than 44 years, is also serving as interim Chief Executive Officer as the Company initiates a search for its next leader. Joe Finney, a significant driver of EPS’s success the past three years, has moved out of the CEO role but will continue as a Director on EPS’s Board.
• Michael Rolman, a veteran high-level sales and operations professional in the pest control industry, has joined EPS as Vice President of Sales and Operations. His primary focuses will be the utilization of training, facilitating sharing of best practices and implementing enhanced operational procedures to continue EPS’s best-in-class performance. With more than 20 years of experience, he was most recently sales director for the northern U.S. and international divisions for Terminix.
• Rob Swartz, the Executive Chair of EPS’s Board, is leading a new operating committee to help drive overall Company strategies going forward, working with Dave Bradford, Chief Financial Officer; Karen Madden, Vice President of Human Resources; Michael Rolman; and the Company’s regional vice presidents. Mr. Swartz gained deep experience in the pest-control industry when he served as Chairman and CEO of Home Team Services from 2000-2007.
“I want to thank Joe Finney for his efforts and leadership,” Pickhardt said. “He has laid the groundwork that will benefit our customers and Company into the future. As we take the next step in the evolution of our company, continuing to set the pace in our industry for excellent customer service, we are excited to have Michael Rolman on our team.”
EPS operates four brands – Arrow Environmental Services in west and central Florida, Bug Out Service in north Florida and southwest Georgia, Skyline Pest Solutions in metro Atlanta, and State Pest Control in central North Carolina.
Earlier this year, the Company broke into the top 20 on Pest Control Technology magazine’s 2016 “Top 100” list, an annual listing of the nation’s largest pest control companies ranked by revenues. EPS was ranked No. 19 on that nationwide list. The company also ranked No. 5 in revenue growth in the 2016 Tampa Bay Business Journal’s “Fast 50” list of fast-growing companies.
About Environmental Pest Service:
Environmental Pest Service is a leader in sustainable solutions for termite and pest control, and lawn care services in the Southeast, building on a family tradition established more than 100 years ago. The company has four brands. Arrow Environmental Services offers residential and commercial pest and termite control, mosquito reduction, and lawn, tree and shrub services in west and central Florida. Bug Out Service offers residential pest and termite control, mosquito reduction and lawn services in north Florida. Skyline Pest Solutions in metro Atlanta offers residential pest and termite control, wildlife exclusions and removal, and mosquito reduction services. State Pest Control offers residential and commercial pest and termite control, mosquito reduction, moisture control and bed bug services to customers in central North Carolina. We guarantee customer satisfaction to the fullest extent, “period.” For more information, visit www.environmentalpestservice.com.
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