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PMP Hall of Fame Spotlight: Noad Corley

Noad Corley

Noad Corley

The Pest Management Professional (PMP) Hall of Fame Class of 2015 is comprised of Dr. Laurel Hansen, Dr. Phil Koehler, John R. Cook Sr. and Noad Corley. The magazine staff will induct these deserving candidates in an invitation-only black-tie dinner and ceremony in Nashville on Oct. 19, the night before the National Pest Management Association’s PestWorld 2015 event gets underway. Our formal coverage of the inductees will be in our September issue, but between now and then, we’ll provide you with some informal factoids about them so you can get to know them better.

For example, the late Noad Corley, founder of Corley Pest Control in Dallas, was known throughout the industry as a gentleman and a prankster. Fellow Hall of Famer Norm Cooper (Class of 1999) sent us a photo of one of his favorite gag gifts made by and given to him by Corley — the “Aggie Keys.” Based on where the key ring goes through, it’s a sly dig at Texas A&M.

On a more serious note, each of these candidates was nominated by members of the industry and voted in by the Hall of Fame committee, whose membership rotates each year. If you’d like to be part of the nomination process for the Hall of Fame Class of 2016, click here.

PMP would like to acknowledge the generous support of its Hall of Fame sponsors.

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PMP Hall of Fame Spotlight: John R. Cook Sr.

The Pest Management Professional (PMP) Hall of Fame Class of 2015 is comprised of Dr. Laurel Hansen, Dr. Phil Koehler, John R. Cook Sr. and Noad Corley. The magazine staff will induct these deserving candidates in an invitation-only black-tie dinner and ceremony in Nashville on Oct. 19, the night before the National Pest Management Association’s PestWorld 2015 event gets underway. Our formal coverage of the inductees will be in our September issue, but between now and then, we’ll provide you with some informal factoids about them so you can get to know them better.

John R. Cook Sr.

John R. Cook Sr.

For example, according to the history page on CooksPest.com, “Cook’s Natural Science Museum began as an insect display for Cook’s Pest Control’s Decatur (Ala.) Office Open House in 1968. From 1969 to 1980, it was located in the back of the Cook’s warehouse and open by appointment only.”

The late John R. Cook Sr., who was at the helm of his family’s pest management company from 1950 until 1995, oversaw the 1980 construction of the current, 5,000-sq.-ft. facility, which houses a variety of natural science artifacts. At press time, construction is set to begin at the end of the month on a $15 million, 35,000-sq.-ft. facility. It is expected to be completed by 2017 (learn more at CookMuseum.org).

Each Hall of Fame candidate was nominated by members of the pest management industry, and then voted in by the Hall of Fame committee, whose membership rotates each year. If you’d like to be part of the nomination process for the Hall of Fame Class of 2016, click here.

PMP would like to acknowledge the generous support of our sponsors:

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PMP Hall of Fame Class of 2013 Honored at Induction Ceremony

Six industry icons — Greg Baumann, Bob Rosenberg, Dr. Claude Thomas, Vernon McKinzie, Stoy Hedges and posthumous inductee, Dr. Thomas Elliot Snyder — were inducted into the Pest Management Professional (PMP) Hall of Fame in 2013.

Inductees to the PMP Hall of Fame Class of 2013 include:

Greg Baumann, whose work with Rollins, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and the food industry has earned him induction.

Stoy Hedges, whose combined professional skill sets of both author and entomologist have helped him make a significant literary and public-speaking impact in pest management.

Vernon McKinzie, a past NPMA president whose distinguished career as an entomologist, PMP and association leader cast him as a key agent for positive industry changes.

Bob Rosenberg, the NPMA’s Executive Vice President and CEO, who for decades has helped navigate our national association and pest management overall through challenging times as he continues to give back to the industry he loves.

Dr. Thomas Elliot Snyder (posthumous inductee), an early leader in the research of termites and their control.

Dr. Claude Thomas, southeastern technical representative for B&G Equipment, whose 34 years of industry experience has made him a respected pioneer of practical industry research and technological expertise.

We thank our PMP Hall of Fame induction ceremony supporters for partnering with us in recognition of our industry icons: Platinum Sponsor Bug Off Pest Control Center, Cocktail Hour Sponsor JT Eaton, and Gold Sponsors Bird-B-Gone, Control Solutions Inc., Marathon Data Systems, MGK, Oldham, Purdue, Rockwell Labs Ltd., Rollins and Service Pro.

 

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