TACOMA, Wash. — Larry Treleven, vice president of Sprague Pest Solutions, was recently honored by a pair of pest management industry trade associations for his numerous contributions and achievements to an $8 billion industry that protects people, food and property from pests and the harmful diseases they transmit.
The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) recognized Treleven as the 2018 State Policy Affairs Representative (SPAR) of the Year for his diligent work representing the industry with regulators and elected representatives across Washington State, Wyoming, Utah, Oregon, Montana and Idaho.
A member of the industry since 1971, Treleven has long represented the industry’s interests at the federal, state and local level, helping shape and reach common-sense solutions on regulations that benefit and safeguard business owners, consumers and the environment.
Treleven has served on numerous boards and legislative affairs and public policy committees for the NPMA, Washington State Pest Management Association (WSPMA), Oregon Pest Control Association, Utah Pest Management Association, Pest Control Operators of California and the Professional Pest Management Alliance.
Treleven was also recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the WSPMA after decades of contributions to advancing the professionalism and perception of the pest management industry in the Evergreen State.
“I am very appreciative of both these honors that have been bestowed on me,” said Treleven. “Consumers have more confidence in an industry when it is regulated and when you reason together to come to a solution it benefits everyone. I enjoy what I do but there is more work to be done and I look forward to the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.”