PCOC - Summer 2015 - (Page 11)

Presidential PROFILE The Voice of PCOC staff recently had a chance to catch up with incoming 2015-2016 President Matthew Evans on his plans for the association during his tenure. PCOC: How did you get started on your career path? Evans: I was born into pest control. My parents started our company in 1964. I went to work with my dad as I was growing up and worked on the crews in the summer. I got my first field representative license when I was 18 and started working full time at 21. I worked as a termite inspector and salesman and eventually moved to branch manager. In 2003 my parents decided to sell portions of the company to myself and my younger sister in an effort to move us into our own operations. I have owned my portion of Northstar Exterminators since 2003. PCOC: What do you think are the biggest challenges facing the industry in the state of California and nationwide? Evans: Regulatory is by far the biggest challenge. We are seeing major changes to how and when we can apply our products. California will continue to see changes that are pushed by environmental and legislative groups that will further restrict our applications. The future viability of sulfuryl flouride is our biggest concern in the short term. Our ability to educate the regulatory community about our business is critical to developing rules and regulations that adequately address environmental and public health concerns, yet not adversely impact our ability to control pests. PCOC: What are your goals as president of PCOC and what vision do you have for leading the association? Evans: I would like to see PCOC become stronger politically. I feel our PAC must become financially stronger so we can increase our presence in Sacramento. Our PAC is currently funded by voluntary donations. That means of funding is simply not providing the necessary capital to fund our legislative donations. The Executive Committee is currently looking at other funding mechanisms for PAPCO. continued on page 13 11

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PCOC - Summer 2015

President’s Message
Martyn’s Corner
Presidential Profile
Best Practices for Exterior Bait Stations
What Do PMPs Want from Suppliers?
Federal Update
Insurance Stop the Madness!
State Capitol Report Legislature Outlook: Loud and Busy
Firm Profile Green Dog Pest Service
Index to Advertisers
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