Rose Pest Solutions announces that Joe Flood has received the Entomological Society of America’s Certified Entomologist (BCE) award. Flood joined the Troy, Michigan-based company as an intern in 2007 and was promoted to his current position as District Manager in Cleveland, Ohio in 2018.
ESA reports that only 30 BCEs operate in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio – the three states that make up Rose’s market. As part of his certification, he will meet ongoing training requirements throughout the year and adhere to a code of conduct established by ESA. He is the sixth BCE employee of Rose, who also employs 10 Associate Certified Entomologists (ACEs).
“I am grateful to work for a company that takes pride in investing in its people,” Flood said in a press release. “Rose believes in professional development and encourages employees to pursue lifelong learning. That’s a big reason why I enjoy being part of the Rose team. “
Flood, who lives in Akron, Ohio, graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in entomology in 2009. After working seasonally in the mosquito control department, Rose hired him full-time as a service technician in 2010. Flood was Rose’s community mosquito coordinator in the Saginaw, Michigan service area for four years and was promoted to training director in 2014 and then district director before beginning his term in Cleveland. Flood also served on the Michigan Mosquito Association’s planning and science committees and studied business courses at the University of Michigan.
“It was a privilege to see Joe mature into the technical, solid professional he is today,” said Mike Rogers, district manager for Saginaw, in the press release. “From his first day as a seasonal mosquito technician to his current role as district manager, Joe has made sure that everything he does produces effective results for the client. I congratulate him on his BCE award and look forward to what’s next for him in his career as a pest fighter at Rose. “