“Industry icon” and “pioneer” are repeated over and over again by colleagues of William E. Blasingame Sr., illustrating the importance of his 60-year-plus career in pest management.
To say the pest management industry has many pioneers is an understatement. But no discussion of the industry’s history is complete without acknowledging Julius C. Ehrlich — a man who brought respect and professionalism to a business that had suffered the effects of a bad reputation.
Growing up, Dr. Roger E. Gold had to be tough and adaptable. His father was trained as a civil engineer in the military, and that translated to his dad working as a project manager in the construction industry when he returned home from World War II.
That he would be a 2011 PMP Hall of Fame inductee is no surprise to anyone who’s heard of Victor Hammel — and that’s not even counting those who know him personally. After all, his career history is the stuff of which business iconography is made.
Perseverance. When discussing posthumous PMP Hall of Fame inductee Raymond Edward “Ed” Scherzinger, that’s the word industry colleagues keep voicing and illustrating.