As the sponsor of PCT’s annual Technician of the Year Awards, BASF is proud to bring you the stories of three service professionals who make a difference in the lives of their customers, coworkers and companies. This year’s honorees — Mike Pugliese, Wallace Taylor and Steve Morrison — are true difference makers. They are standout communicators and technical experts who proved their ability to adapt to the unforeseen challenges that COVID-19 brought to 2020.

The 2020 Technicians of the Year are representative of a resilient pest management industry that didn’t stand pat when COVID-19 hit, but instead reinvented itself, using all available tools to solve customers’ pest control problems in the most challenging of circumstances.

Since March, BASF’s motto has been “Stronger Together,” and this encompasses everyone from our employees to the pest management professionals we support.

BASF is proud of the role we have played in 2020 by providing a portfolio of products to pest management professionals that have helped them to shift to exterior only treatments. BASF’s line of dilutables — including Alpine WSG, Fendona CS, Phantom and Termidor SC — have given PMPs and customers peace of mind that structures were being protected from pests even when indoor access was partially or completed denied.

Enjoy reading about this year’s winners in the pages that follow, and rest assured that whatever the future holds BASF will be there to provide you with products and services you need to get the job done.


Derek Miller

National Sales Manager, Professional & Specialty Business