Scott joins the company from Rubicon Global, a venture-backed technology company that provides waste, recycling and smart cities solutions to businesses and governments worldwide.

The company also announced the recent promotion of Lance Martin to vice president of Field Operations, reporting to Scott. In this role, Martin is responsible for driving the operational transformation underway. He has been with Terminix for more than 25 years, beginning as a branch manager in Oklahoma and taking on successive roles of increasing responsibility, serving as Southwest division vice president since 2012. Martin has been a key leader in the company’s transformation efforts over the past year and brings with him significant experience and strong capabilities to the Terminix leadership team.

BURNSVILLE, Minn. - John Barcay, a longtime entomologist and industry researcher, passed away on Nov. 19, at age 59.

Barcay worked for Ecolab for 30 years and his most recent position was senior scientist, where he was responsible for research and development of products; customer training; and consultation on urban and industrial pest issues. He was also a highly regarded speaker at pest control industry events.

A native of Maryland, Barcay completed his understudies at Colorado State University and his post-graduate work at Purdue University, where he earned his Ph.D in urban and industrial entomology in 1990. He also worked as a service technician for Byron O'Reid & Son from 1982 to 1983.

A memorial celebration of Barcay's life is planned for late April, 2020. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to: National Parks Conservation Association (777 6th St NW, Suite 700, Washington DC 20001) or Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association (PO Box 16408, Minneapolis MN 55416).

This transaction expands Arrow Exterminators to the Tucson market, where it will serve both residential and commercial customers throughout southern Arizona.

ATLANTA, Ga. — Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators announced the strategic merger and acquisition of 5 Star Termite & Pest Control. This transaction expands Arrow Exterminators to the Tucson market, where it will serve both residential and commercial customers throughout southern Arizona.

“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome the customers and team members of 5 Star Termite & Pest Control to the Arrow family,” said Emily Thomas Kendrick, president and CEO of Arrow Exterminators. “For nearly 40 years, owner Shelby Magnuson-Hawkins and her team have been serving Tucson and the surrounding communities with great care and compassion and we are honored to continue that commitment into the future. Shelby was the first woman to receive her pest control license in the state of Arizona and we are proud to have such a wonderful foundation for our first Tucson office.”

Shelby Hawkins commented, “I have been impressed with the entire Arrow team since we first started talking with other companies in the industry, said Shelby Hawkins. I can tell Arrow has a special family culture which was very important to me as I analyzed my options. You could feel the family culture and the passion and excitement that the Arrow team showed. I’m truly excited that my employees will have many growth opportunities and Arrow will be able to offer an expanded range of services to our customers.”

Founded in 1980, 5 Star Termite & Pest Control is a very established and extremely well respected name in the Tucson market and Arrow is "really proud to have this strong team of professionals join the Arrow family,” said Tim Pollard, Arrow’s Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “Arizona is an important state to us as we look to expand our footprint and bring our service to more new markets. We continuously look to merge with high-quality companies who share our goals, principles and culture and I believe we found the perfect fit with 5 Star Termite & Pest Control.” 

The children of the Boys & Girls Club enjoyed an authentic Thanksgiving meal that included turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, mac and cheese and a slice of pie.

This is the second year in which Nozzle Nolen Pest Solutions has provided a Thanksgiving for the Max M. Fisher Boys & Girls Club. "We've been a part of this community for over 65 years, and to be able to do a Thanksgiving dinner for our community partner, the Max M. Fisher Boys & Girls Club - we'd like to continue for many years to come," says Eric Gibson, director of marketing at Nozzle Nolen Pest Solutions. 

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Mickey Nolen, president and owner of Nozzle Nolen Pest Solutions, said, "It was our pleasure once again to feed over 200 boys and girls at the Max M. Fisher Boys & Girls Club. The volunteers at Nozzle Nolen enjoyed serving as much as the kids enjoyed the Thanksgiving meal." 

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