PelGar USA announced the addition of Gary Brooks to its sales team. Brooks is now the western U.S. accounts manager, where he will focus on developing and maintaining relationships with customers and increasing brand engagement in Texas and the western U.S.

Truly Nolen Pest Control, Tucson, Ariz., recently announced the promotion of Charles Turner to manager of the company’s Port Richey (Fla.) service office.

Linda Mason, a longtime Purdue Graduate School administrator and professor of entomology, will become dean of the graduate school. Mason will oversee graduate education that includes more than 80 programs at the West Lafayette campus and nearly 40 programs at Purdue Fort Wayne, Purdue Northwest and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Massey Services, Orlando, Fla., announced the promotion of Preston Koch to east Florida regional manager. Koch will be responsible for all aspects of operations including sales, service, training and community relations in the region, which covers nine service centers in Volusia County.

Laura Simpson, president of Baton Rouge, La.-based Dugas Pest Control, has been named president of LIPCA and Louisiana Pest Control Insurance, a Louisiana-based pest/lawn control insurance group. Simpson has been active in the pest control industry for more than 35 years, serving as president of both the Louisiana Pest Management Association and the National Pest Management Association.

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