The Entomological Society of America announced that the following individuals earned ACE, ACE-International and BCE certifications.

New ACEs:

  • Bernard Albert Buttone Jr., ACE, Triangle Pest Control, Holly Springs, N.C.
  • Anthony R. Iverson, ACE, Orkin Pest Control, West Valley City, Utah
  • James Eugene Chittick Jr., ACE, Orkin Pest Control, West Valley City, Utah
  • Bradley K. Scott, ACE, Dayton‚Äôs Pest Control, Knoxville, Tenn.

New ACE-Internationals:

  • Mwandacha Maganga, ACE-I, Abell Pest Control, Aldergrove, B.C., Canada
  • Julian Compton, ACE-I, Cannon Services, Markham, Ontario, Canada

New BCEs:

  • Vernard R. Lewis, BCE, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, Calif.
  • Jesse T. Hoteling, BCE, Rentokil, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Katherine Matthews, a founder of Modern Exterminating Company in Columbia, S.C., passed away on Oct. 4, 2016. As one of the first female business owners in Columbia, Matthews and her late husband, George, founded Modern Exterminating in 1955; it is the oldest family-owned pest control company in Columbia. Her grandson, Glenn Matthews III runs the business today, which offers corporate level services backed by small business values, the firm says.

Don Wiggins joined the sales team of Flock Free Bird Control Solutions. Previously, he spent the last two years as a pest control company branch manager in Las Vegas.

Heather King joined American Pest Control in Athens, Ga., as a training and development specialist, bringing more than 11 years of corporate and technical training experience in the industry.