May 27, 2024

Pest control, golf, and landscape professionals are innovators by nature, demonstrating ingenuity and creativity every day to keep the pest control industry running. In celebration of this work ethic – and the American spirit, Amguard Environmental Technologies has launched its American Innovators recognition program. 

Throughout 2022, Amguard is inviting pest control, golf and landscape professionals to nominate a peer by visiting Nominators can explain in 300 words or fewer and with up to two photos how their nominee demonstrates innovation in the industry in one of two categories: product use and application technique or marketing and business management.

“The American Innovators program is our way of recognizing industry professionals who push for excellence in all that they do,” says Shayne M. Wetherall, CEO, AMGUARD Environmental Technologies. “When we celebrate each other’s progress – our daily successes – we collectively inspire new breakthroughs. As a company that prides itself on offering innovative  American-made technologies, it’s an honor to recognize those who embody the American spirit.”

Nominations are now open, and industry professionals can nominate a peer through June 30, 2022. A selection committee comprised of industry leaders, influencers and peers will review nominations and select winners. The first two American Innovators winners will be announced at PestWorld 2022 in Boston, Mass. Each winner will be awarded their own symbol of American ingenuity and craftmanship – an extra-large, Legacy Series wooden American “Flag of Valor,” handcrafted by American veterans.

Amguard not only celebrates American innovation, it also recognizes American service. The company sponsors Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops program, which mobilizes complimentary pest, lawn and landscape services for military families through its network of volunteers. Amguard presented a $20,000 check to the organization in February to kick off its program.

Cindy Code, executive director, Project EverGreen, says the time is right for the collaboration – and the American Innovators recognition.

“Military families face many challenges when a loved one is deployed, and more than ever, they appreciate having a pest-free home and healthy green spaces where they can relax, reflect and let their children play,” she says. “Pest control industry professionals are creative and enthusiastic, so it’s no surprise to see them stepping up with great energy to support these families. They’re often humble by nature, but it’s time to shine a spotlight on them and thank them for their hard work and willingness to give back.”

Amguard will share American Innovators updates throughout the year on its web site and at other live industry events.