ATLANTA, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlanta-based pest control leader announced today the promotion of Matthew Peterson to director of government and environmental affairs. Peterson will be responsible for maintaining partnerships with state and environmental regulatory agencies to develop relationships and promote environmental stewardship.
Peterson originally joined Orkin, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rollins, Inc. (NYSE: ROL), in 2005 as a division technical services manager for the company's Southeast division where he worked directly with branches to provide professional technical expertise and training on customer service and pest treatment approaches. Before joining Orkin, Peterson worked for Terminix in operations management.
"Matt has made enormous contributions to the company," said Chris Gorecki, vice president, government and environmental affairs, Rollins, Inc. "I look forward to his continued success as our department continues to support field operations and the home office."
Peterson graduated from the University of Florida where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in entomology and nematology. Peterson, his wife, Gia, and their three daughters, Emily, Natalie and Noelle, have relocated from Jacksonville, Fla. to Atlanta.
About Orkin, LLC
Founded in 1901, Atlanta-based Orkin is an industry leader in essential pest control services and protection against termite damage, rodents and insects in the United States, Canada, Europe, Central America, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Asia and the Mediterranean. With more than 400 locations, Orkin's almost 8,000 employees serve approximately 1.7 million customers. The company serves homeowners and numerous industries, including food and beverage processing, foodservice, hospitality, healthcare, retail, warehousing, property/facilities management, schools and institutions. Orkin is proud to be recognized by the National Pest Management Association as a QualityPro and GreenPro-certified company, addressing not only our customer's pest control needs, but also their concern for protecting the environment. Learn more about Orkin at www.orkin.com. Orkin is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rollins, Inc. (NYSE: ROL).
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