"This year’s Pest Vet Veteran of the Year is dedicated to supporting veterans. He is a leader and a deacon in his church and gives back to his community through many philanthropic activities,” said FMC Market Specialist Arnold Ramsey (no relation).
As part of NPMA Pest Vets committee, Dave Ramsey was instrumental in last October’s Pest Vets “Day of Service” at PestWorld, in which committee members volunteered their time with disabled veterans at Orlando’s VA facility.
Ramsey served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1990 to 1994 as part of multiple military campaigns including Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Strom, Operation Desert Fox and Operation Restore Hope in Somalia. He also was a part of relief efforts in Los Angeles following the 1994 earthquake.
When Ramsey returned to civilian life, he was mowing lawns when he was approached about an opportunity in pest control. Prior to Copesan, Ramsey worked for several pest control companies, including Varment Guard in Columbus. In accepting the award he credited Scott Steckel (Varment Guard), Ward Combs (Presto-X) and Copesan President Deni Naumann for helping him succeed in the pest control industry.
NPMA’s Pest Vets committee was created four years ago and its goal is to promote the recruitment of veterans to member companies and supports those recruitment efforts through various education and training opportunities.