Award recognizes lifetime/career achievement in the pest management industry
HARRISBURG (Nov. 22, 2015) – At the recently held Pennsylvania Pest Management Association (PPMA) Annual Board Dinner, Harvey Goldglantz was presented with the second annual Pioneer Award.
The Pioneer Award recognizes those individuals who have unselfishly served the Association and the pest management industry over a period of at least ten years. It is a lifetime/career achievement award, and may be awarded to no more than three individuals in any one year. Along with a commemorative plaque, the award also confers Honorary Member status on its recipients. This award is dedicated to those who have served as pioneers in the field of pest control in Pennsylvania and have forged the way for continued growth today.
Harvey has been in the Pest Control Industry for 53 years. Upon graduation from Temple University, he incorporated Philadelphia Exterminating Company. After over thirty years working at his pest control business, Harvey made consulting his exclusive vocation post selling his pest management company.
Harvey is President of Pest Control Marketing Company - a business and marketing consulting firm to the pest management industry. He is a regularly featured business columnist for Pest Management Professional Magazine and served on its editorial advisory board. He is also a frequent guest columnist for many state newsletters. Harvey has been a guest for the National Pest Management Association, The Purdue Conference and just about every state association in the country. Harvey’s book, “Marketing Matters…The Ultimate Reference Guide to Making the Most of Your Marketing Money,” published in 2008, is still being advertised and sold.
Harvey served as President of the Pennsylvania Pest Management Association and as Governor of the Eastern Division. He was editor/publisher of the state newsletter, “The Inspector,” for over fifteen years. He served on and chaired several committees at both the State and Eastern Division levels. Harvey is a past recipient of the Pennsylvania Pest Association’s, Stanley G. Green, Man of the Year Award for his service to the association. Harvey served three terms on the Board of Directors of the National Pest Management Association. He also served on numerous NPMA Committees and was an NPMA media specialist. Harvey was Chairman of the marketing committee for Pi Chi Omega, the national fraternity of the Pest Management Industry. Harvey was featured in a past issue of Pest Management Professional Magazine’s “Newsmaker” column as one of our industry’s leaders.
“It is an honor to recognize Harvey with this award,” said Keith Hamilton, PPMA president. “His dedication to his business is unparalleled to his dedication to our industry and association. He is a true example of a pioneer.”
The Pennsylvania Pest Management Association is dedicated to leading the structural pest management industry in the Commonwealth by providing superior education opportunities for the industry, a united voice for the industry in the Commonwealth, and maintaining the trust of its members, as well as the citizens and government of the Commonwealth, while sustaining its tradition of environmental stewardship.
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