Tony Massey, President of Massey Services, is pleased to announce that Adam Jones, Vice President of Quality Assurance for Massey Services, has been awarded the 2016 PCT Crown Leadership Award presented by Pest Control Technology (PCT) and Syngenta. Jones is the fifth Massey Services team member to receive this prestigious award.
Now in its 28th year, the Crown Leadership Award recognizes individuals who have contributed to the development of the pest management industry and have established strong relationships with fellow business leaders, civic groups and customers in their local communities.
“This award speaks volumes about Adam’s accomplishments at Massey Services and his leadership role in the industry,” said Massey. “He is a natural teacher, coach and trainer who works tirelessly to not only innovate and improve our programs but also to advance the pest industry as a whole.”
Jones, a 34-year veteran of the business, joined Massey Services in 1991 and played a crucial role in the company’s transition from pest control to pest prevention in the early ’90s and in researching, developing and launching the irrigation services program that has made Massey Services the largest irrigation services provider in Florida. Jones has also served for four years on the Florida Pest Management Association’s (FPMA) Executive Committee and was inducted as President in January 2016.
Other Massey team members who have received this award are:
• Tony Massey – 2012
• Phil “Doc” Nichols – 2011
• Ed Blumenthal – 2008
• Harvey L. Massey – 1992
Jones has been featured in a variety of media outlets as a pest management, landscape services and irrigation expert while also serving as a speaker at many industry events. He has completed the OPM Key Executives Program at Harvard’s Graduate School of Business Administration and currently serves on the board of directors of the Florida Irrigation Society and the Environmental Research and Education Foundation.
The Orlando Sentinel recently ran a front-page article about Massey Services and other pest management companies preparing for an increase in demand for mosquito abatement services this year because of fears related to the Zika virus, which can lead to birth defects in pregnant women.
Reporter Paul Brinkmann noted that the mosquito-borne illness has arrived in the United States just in time for mosquito season, which begins when the heavier rains start in May or June.
The article points out that the 100 Zika cases in Florida have been attributed to travelers who contracted the virus in other countries.
Massey Services’ Vice President for Quality Assurance Adam Jones, who was interviewed for the article, said, “We’re getting a significant increase in customer leads inquiring about mosquito-abatement services on their property, around the U.S.”
According to Jones, pest management companies could play a major role if there were an outbreak. State mosquito-control districts have limited staff and resources which could be overwhelmed if emergency funding was approved. “The state districts don’t have the manpower; we have the army of people,” Jones said.
Jones said that public understanding of the Zika virus is incomplete. The threat of Zika is real, but only as real as historic mosquito-borne diseases like malaria, chikungunya or Dengue fever.
Massey’s mosquito abatement program targets mosquitos where they live and breed – dense vegetation, under patio decks and other areas with poor air circulation.
Contact Massey Services for a free inspection and learn about our mosquito abatement treatment options.
Adam Jones, Vice President of Quality Assurance for Massey Services, was recently inducted as President of the Florida Pest Management Association (FPMA). Jones has served for four years on the FPMA’s Executive Committee and his main role as President is to continue to effectively improve the administration and support services for the state association.
“I am truly honored to be named President of the FPMA,” said Jones. “I want to thank the Massey family for their unwavering support and commitment in allowing me to serve the association. The FPMA exists to serve its members and our industry, and I look forward to an open collaboration between industry peers which will only help promote the growth of our industry.”
A 34-year veteran of the business, Jones began his career at ChemLawn as a specialist and spent four and half years in operations management before joining Massey Services as a general manager in 1991. In 1995, he was promoted to Technical Director for the GreenUP Division and then was given the role of Director of Quality Assurance for all of Massey Services’ businesses. In 1999, Jones was tapped to be the Vice President of Quality Assurance.
Jones has been featured in a variety of media outlets as a pest management, landscape services and irrigation expert while also serving as a speaker at many industry specific events. He has completed the OPM Key Executives Program at Harvard’s Graduate School of Business Administration and currently serves on the board of directors of the Florida Irrigation Society and the Environmental Research and Education Foundation. He also is active in Junior Achievement and other local community projects.