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Richard Weisman

Board Certified Entomologist

Board Certified Entomologist with 30+ years in the pest control industry encompassing insects, wildlife, birds, Africanized bees, bats, and mosquitos

  • Upon selling my company, Advanced Pest Control, in 2011; I acted as techincal expert in Integrated Pest Management protocols through evaluation and initiation of full compliance to standards at SW Region Commercial Branches of Orkin.
  • Evaluated current pest control solutions and consulted with branch and service managers to make corrections for solving various pest management problems for Client companies.  I specialized in consulting for 3rd Party Audited Clients (AIB, SQF, BRC, FDA, etc.) and provided technical support and corrective action plans to Orkin’s commercial customers.
  • Initiated detailed inspections and recommendations for change to Local Branch, Regional Management, and Client Management.
  • AIB, SQF, BRC, FDA, GMP, FSMA, & HACCP standards.

Experience

Southwest Texas Region CLIENT ASSURANCE AND RETENTION SPECIALIST
Orkin Commercial Pest Control South Central United States Division, Region 899
January 2014 – November 2016

  • Quality assurance inspection of “Gold Medal”, “Precision Protection” Top 20 Major Commercial Accounts, including large Food Processors, Food Distribution Facilities, Hospitals, Pharmaceutical clients, Big Box Retail, etc.  that undergo 3rd party audits from USDA, FDA, AIB, BRC, SQF, etc.
  • Expedited commercial Branches performance to reach 100% of required standards.
  • Coordinated preparation of branch offices throughout the South Central Division Commercial Region for internal corporate audit.
  • Annual Gold Medal Client Inspections with National Quality Assurance Manager.
  • Initiated immediate inspection and Critical Action Plan  to National Restaurant Chain Client to solve rodent issue in kitchen and dining room. Followed up with Branch & Regional Management until rodents eliminated
  • Instituted annual Comprehensive analysis of  Major North America Chocolate processing facility to pinpoint needed improvements at client’s request
  • Inspected & organized comprehensive action plan for National Big Box Retailer to solve long term rat problem.

BRANCH MANAGER
Orkin Residential/Commercial  Pest Control Central Houston, Region 769
January 2012-December 2013

  • Increased Technician’s productivity to maintain 30% above National Average
  • Aggressively reduced backlog of jobs
  • Expanded service offerings to include wildlife trapping and exclusions
  • Expanded Mosquito Vector control with whole yard misting systems

CEO/MANAGING PARTNER
Advanced Pro Services, LLP dba Advanced Pest Control
March 1985 – December 2011

  • Started residential and commercial pest and termite control company from $0 and built it to 7 full production Residential/Commercial routes before selling to Rollins in December 2011.
  • Specialized in general pest control, bird control, exclusions, & trapping, bat control, wildlife trapping & exclusions for both residential and commercial clients.
  • Texas Certified Applicator License in categories of Structural pest control, Termites, and Lawn & Ornamental.
  • Achieved ACE designation from Entomological Society of America
  • Three year Research grant from Dr. Roger Gold, Texas A&M University, and DowAgroSciences  evaluating effectiveness of 3 different Termite Baiting Systems.
  • Certified as Bird Specialist by Bird Barrier of America
  • Worked closely as a member of  Fort Bend Africanized Bee Task Force created by Fort Bend County Ag Agency
  • Selected by Dow AgroSciences to be one of the first local companies in Houston to sell & service Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination System.
  • Joint research project with Zoecon to evaluate Pharorid Ant Growth Regulator in Multi-family projects. Findings proved that that properly formulated and applied product produced 100% effectiveness lasting up to 4 years

PRESIDENT & CEO
Advanced Water Works, LLC.

  • Sprinkler repair and installation service begun in 1999.
  • Specialized in repairs, but also included large water conservation plans and installations for commercial companies such as HEB Grocery, Nordstroms in Houston and Austin, and drip irrigation for residential clients.
  • Licensed irrigator in Texas since 1999.

Education and Certifications

ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA
BOARD CERTIFIED ENTOMOLOGIST (BCE)

ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA
SUB-SPECIALTY BOARD CERTIFICATION IN URBAN AND INDUSTRIAL ENTOMOLOGY

NATIONAL PEST MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
QUALITY PRO CERTIFICATION

PURDUE UNIVERSITY
URBAN AND INDUSTRIAL PEST MANAGEMENT

AIB INTERNATIONAL
FOOD PROCESSING SANITATION/HYGIENE

ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA
ASSOCIATE CERTIFIED ENTOMOLOGIST #68946

TEXAS IRRIGATOR LICENSE LI#7588

MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY DEGREE
MD ANDERSON HOSPITAL & TUMOR INSTITUTE, Houston, TX

BS IN BIOLOGY
MINOR IN CHEMISTRY
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, Houston, TX