Tar Heel Pest Management News
June 2019
Save the Date: PCT School

We are already hard at work on the 2020 Pest Control Technician's (PCT) School!

Mark your calendars now for Jan. 26-30, 2020 for the 70th Annual PCT School.

Featured Speakers
The PCT School will feature many nationally recognized speakers covering a variety of topics which we'll be announcing over the next few months.

Stay tuned over the next few months as we announce these exciting speakers!

Hands-on Training Sessions
The PCT School will again offer multiple hands-on training sessions for our attendees to learn the latest pest management techniques.

We will offer the NCSU Hands-On Spray School and Live Learning Course . This year, however, the course will be held on-site at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham to make the experience more convenient for our attendees.

In This Issue
Update: NCPMA Legislative Reception
Billy Tesh, Marie Horner and Clint Miller at the
2019 NCPMA Legislative Reception.
Thank you to everyone who attended our 2019 Legislative Reception at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh.

We had a wonderful evening meeting with our elected officials and sharing about the important work that our members do each day.

Check out the coverage of the event by Pest Management Professional magazine.

Nominations Accepted For NCPMA Awards
Technicians of the Year Awards and Administrative Professional of the Year Award

We love to honor the best of our industry! Help us identify outstanding pest management professionals.

Nominations are now being accepted for the Technician  of the Year Awards and the Administrative Professional of the Year Award.

Technician of the Year Award

The 2018 NCPMA Technician of the Year Award winners.
Two Technician of the Year Awards are presented each year to outstanding pest management technicians in the P-Phase and W-Phase. 

Nominations are accepted on our website.

The nomination deadline is Aug. 30, 2019.

Administrative Professional of the Year Award

Marie Horner presents the 2018 Administrative Professional of the Year Award to Suzan Eudy.
The Administrative Professional of the Year award is presented by the NC Chapter of the Professional Women in Pest Management to an outstanding man or woman who serves in an administrative position at a pest management company. 
Nominations are accepted on our website.

The nomination deadline is Sept. 30, 2019.

Register Today: 2019 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference

Please mark your calendar and save the date for the 2019 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference in Myrtle Beach. 

Join us July 25-27 for three days of networking, education sessions and fun!

For information, visit the event page.

Meet the Board: Joe Grippi
Allied/Associate Member
Joe Grippi is serving his second year as the Allied/Associate Member for the NCPMA Board of Directors, but he's no stranger to the industry. 

He's served in similar positions with the South Carolina Pest Control Association, Texas Pest Control Association and Michigan Pest Management Association. 

Joe's career spans more than 30 years and has included nearly 20 years at Bayer U.S. LLC where he currently serves as the Area Sales Manager. His service territory includes the Carolinas; Augusta, Ga.; Virginia; and Eastern Tennessee. 

For Joe, the pest management industry is filled with exceptional opportunities and wonderful people.

"It's an educational, professional business with great networking experiences with special people being part of the team," Joe said. "The science of problem solving solutions with relationships have kept me in this business for the long haul."

Joe lives in Raleigh with his wife and two sons. In his downtime, you'll find him listening to music, learning to play the saxophone from his older son and enjoying one of many sports such as fishing, bird hunting or golf.

Upcoming Events

Don't miss these upcoming events: 

NPMA Academy
July 16-18, 2019
Phoenix, Arizona

Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic 2019 Summer Conference
July 25-27, 2019
Myrtle Beach, SC

Oct. 15-18, 2019
San Diego, CA

2020 NCPMA PCT School
Jan. 26-30, 2020
Durham, NC
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