Massey Services Director Recognized With National Leadership Award

Massey Services is proud to announce that Termite Training and Technical Director, Ed Blumenthal, was named a 2008 recipient of the Pest Control Technology (PCT) Magazine and Syngenta Professional Products Crown Leadership Award.

Each year, PCT Magazine and Syngenta honor industry leaders who have contributed positively to the pest management industry’s growth with the Crown Leadership Award. The award recipients are chosen based on their exceptional contributions to their company and community and their commitment to uphold the highest standards of industry ethics, and personal integrity.

Blumenthal is credited for the extensive work he has done on termite baiting processes. He developed operational protocols and procedures that taught Massey Services Team Members not only the science of how termite baits work but the art of maintaining and managing the quality assurance of baiting programs. In addition, his tremendous ability to teach, as well as educate the media and the community about termite prevention and protection, has been a key asset for Massey Services and the pest management industry nationally.

“One of Ed’s greatest attributes is his ability to teach,”explains Adam Jones, Vice President/Director of Quality Assurance for Massey Services. “He is one of the most respected teachers in our industry.”

Blumenthal has served in the pest management and lawn care industry for more than 19 years and at Massey Services for 10 years, specializing in termite and wood destroying organism (WDO) protection. His responsibilities include managing the quality assurance of all termite activities for Massey Services.He oversees 61 individual service centers in Florida,Georgia and Louisiana in a technical capacity, and he also creates and writes all termite and WDO training programs,treating protocols, manuals and procedures. In addition, Blumenthal conducts study classes for applicants taking state certification exams in termite and fumigation.

Ed Blumenthal will be recognized during a special ceremony at PestWorld, the National Pest Management Association’s (NPMA) convention, to beheld October 22 through 25, 2008, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. PCT Magazine will host a reception for him and other award recipients. Ed will also be profiled in PCT Magazine’s October 2008 issue.

About Massey Services
Massey Services is one of the nation’s largest and most respected service companies. Massey Services and its subsidiary organizations provide residential and commercial pest prevention, termite protection and lawn, tree and shrub care services to more than 185,000 customers from 61service centers throughout Florida, Georgia and Louisiana. For more information about Massey Services, please visit masseyservices.com.