The Pesticide Applicators Professional Association (PAPA) Sacramento, Calif., nominated James Rodriguez of J.T. Eaton as president of the educational organization for a two-year term beginning January 2019. Rodriguez has been on the board of directors for more than five years and has experience with several of the organization’s committees.

The North Carolina Pest Management Association (NCPMA) announced the winners of its 2018 Technician of the Year Awards. The association honored Kevin Kimrey of Greensboro, N.C., with the Technician of the Year Award in pest management, and Ernie Riddle of Brevard, N.C., with the award for Technician of the Year for wood-destroying insects.

Central Life Sciences welcomed Timothy Bennett and Kelly Deutsch to the sales team for its Vector division and Walker Mobley to the sales team for its Zoëcon Professional Products division. They all join as regional sales managers.

Environmental Pest Service of Tampa, Fla., hired Robert A. “Bob” Wilgus Jr. as director of marketing. He brings more than 25 years of experience delivering business-to-business and business-to-consumer new client acquisition strategy development and implementation across a wide range of industries. In his new role, Wilgus will plan and execute a marketing strategy focused on lead generation and new customer acquisition to help grow the company organically.

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