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CLEVELAND – PCT and BASF are proud to announce the Technicians of the Year 2021: Juan Arroyo, Massey Services, Orlando, Florida (residential category); Derek Foster, Northwest Externcing, Marietta, GA (commercial category); and Joe Avery, HomeTeam Pest Defense, Winter Garden, Florida (termite category). The annual awards are sponsored by BASF and recognize three technicians who excel in the categories of professional commercial, residential and termite services.

“It’s a privilege for us to recognize Juan, Derek and Joe as this year’s Tech of the Year,” said Brad Harbison, digital editor and editor of PCT magazine. “These three professionals are leaders in their businesses, and they are representative of the many men and women in the pest management industry who work every day to protect food, health and property.”

Joseph Schuh, Technical Services Director for BASF Professional and Professional Activities, said: “Congratulations to Juan, Derek and Joe. Your hard work and dedication to your business and your customers sets the industry standard. “

Juan Arroyo, of Massey Services, is PCT’s Residential Technician of the Year. A member of the Massey team for 21 years, Arroyo is loved by his clients, who often compliment his friendly demeanor and ability to fully explain processes and treatments. Examples of his selflessness are the occasions when he has volunteered his time to help other service centers that are hours away from home.

The PCT sales technician is Extermination of the Northwest‘s Derek foster, which services everything from large warehouses to small businesses to one room. Foster, who has spent the past nine years at Northwest Extermination, garners praise from colleagues and clients for his ability to “think outside the box” in solving complex pest control problems.

Joe avery, PCT Termite Technician of the Year HomePest Defense Team, is highly regarded for his puzzle-solving skills, including finding infestations in a house, garage, crawl space, etc., and then “going back” to find out how termites come out of the ground and enter the area. House. He has also become a leader in his office for his willingness to share his knowledge and guide others.

Learn more about each winner in the soon to be published December issue of PCT magazine. The 2021 program will be launched in April. For more information about the program, email [email protected]

About the Program: For the past 25 years, PCT has recognized outstanding service professionals in the residential, commercial and termite categories with our annual Technician of the Year awards. Each year, PCT receives dozens of nominations from pest control companies across the United States of varying sizes and compositions. Managers / owners were asked to rate service technicians in several areas, including: technical skills; communication skills; business / community service; and their role as a mentor within the company. All entries are reviewed by a panel of pest control industry experts who determine the winners. The awards are sponsored by BASF.