Menomonee Falls, WI – April 15, 2013 – National pest management provider Copesan Services, Inc., announced today that H. Russell Ives, President/CEO of Rose Pest Solutions, a Copesan Partner headquartered in Troy, MI, has retired from the Copesan Board of Directors after 24 years of service. During his tenure, Ives helped guide Copesan in a variety of capacities including Chair of the Board, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Chair of Partner Relations and served as Board Liaison to various Copesan Committees, most recently the Copesan Technical Committee (CTC).
“Russ’s historical perspective, excellent business and financial acumen, strong, steady nature and absolute integrity make him a wonderful leader. Copesan has been blessed to benefit from his dedication on the Board and in so many other ways,” said Deni Naumann, President. “It’s hard to imagine a Board meeting without his insightful comments and positive approach, however we know we can count on his continuing support as a shareholder and resource to Copesan; and we look forward to working with him for many years to come.”
Alfie Treleven, Chairman of the Board for Copesan, shared, “Copesan is truly a better organization for having worked with Russ. He’s helped us grow in leaps and bounds and while we will miss his contributions on the Board, we are also excited to see him embark on new adventures in our industry with organizations like PestSure and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA).”
Ives attended his final Board meeting as a Copesan Board Director last week in Maui, Hawaii, during Copesan’s 2013 Annual Shareholder’s Meeting where Copesan leaders from across the company honored his contributions with a celebratory dinner. Russ continues to lead Rose Pest Solutions as CEO/President, is President of pest management insurance provider PestSure and serves on the Leadership Board of NPMA as Secretary.
Copesan is an alliance of premier pest management companies united as a single entity for the sole purpose of providing quality pest solutions to businesses with locations throughout North America. www.copesan.com.
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