Terminix brings pest control to Canada
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Terminix has entered the Canadian pest control market with the acquisition of substantially all the assets of Toronto-based Magical Pest Control. It is the first Canadian asset acquisition for the company.
Founded in 1997, Magical Pest Control is one of the largest pest control companies in Ontario. It specializes in commercial accounts and the property management sector, while also treating residential customers. The Toronto company, headed by president Mark Joseph, served customers throughout Ontario and eastern Canada.
Terminix’s Toronto operations will provide commercial and residential pest control services under the Magical Pest Control name. Under Terminix’s leadership, Joseph will continue to operate the business and work closely with the Terminix commercial team.
"Our acquisition of Magical’s operations marks an important strategic opportunity to expand our business to the growing Canadian market," said Larry Pruitt , president of Terminix, a subsidiary of ServiceMaster, one of the world’s largest residential service networks. "Magical’s impressive focus on customer-centric service, innovation, as well as its strong commitment to its team members, made for a perfect match as we begin to establish the Terminix footprint in Canada."
"When comparing companies with the resources to grow and improve Magical, our top priority was making sure our customers and our employees would be taken care of," said Joseph. "We have a tradition of providing exceptional service to uphold at Magical, and we were very careful to select a company that would enhance our service offerings, provide more opportunities for our associates, and maintain our tradition. We’ve found that in Terminix."
Terminix is headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., and services approximately 3 million residential and commercial customers in 47 states and 15 countries. Terminix provides pest control services and protection against termites, rodents and other pests.
Changing of the financial guard at United Stationers
DEERFIELD, Ill. — United Stationers has announced that SVP and CFO Fareed Khan has decided to leave the company to accept a position with another firm.
The company hired Khan as its CFO in 2011 to replace Victoria Reich, who announced her resignation in 2010. Prior to joining United Stationers, Khan spent 12 years at USG Corporation, a building materials company. He held various positions of increasing responsibility there, including director of strategy and business development, VP of marketing and president of the company’s largest division, USG Building Systems.
"We respect Fareed’s decision to leave the company and we thank him for his many contributions to United Stationers," said Cody Phipps, president and CEO.
The company has appointed Todd Shelton in Khan’s place. Shelton is currently president of United Stationers Supply and has held several key business and financial leadership roles during his 12 years at the company.
"We are pleased to name Todd as our new CFO," added Phipps. "Todd brings a unique blend of finance and operating skills and an in-depth knowledge of the business to the role. I am very confident in Todd’s ability to lead our talented finance organization, work closely with our business leaders and represent the company effectively in the investment community. On an interim basis, I will assume direct responsibility for leading the supply business team. Our senior leadership team remains very strong as we continue to drive the business towards the strategic and financial objectives we have established."
United Stationers is a leading wholesale distributor of business products, with 2012 net sales of $5.1 billion. The company stocks a broad and deep line of approximately 130,000 items on a national basis, including technology products, traditional office products, janitorial and breakroom supplies, office furniture and industrial supplies. A network currently made up of 64 distribution centers allows it to deliver these products to more than 25,000 reseller customers. The network enables the company to ship most products overnight to more than 90% of the U.S. and offer next-day delivery to major cities in Mexico and Canada.
EyeLock appoints accounts exec as it readies for growth
NEW YORK — EyeLock Inc., a leading provider of iris-based identity authentication products and technology, has appointed Michael Fiorito as VP of enterprise accounts.
In this role, Fiorito will be responsible for managing all enterprise accounts and helping spearhead business development efforts which will expand EyeLock’s footprint in the United States.
Prior to joining EyeLock, Fiorito worked with Stanley Black & Decker for 10 years managing national and international accounts. Fiorito has more than 13 years of national and international sales and marketing experience managing accounts and focusing on business development in various sectors, particularly security.
In his most recent role with Stanley Black & Decker, he was the international sales manager covering EMEA and Asia for distributors and end users of the CribMaster Inventory Control Software and Indirect Materials Management System. Fiorito has worked across verticals including industries such as wireless communications, aerospace, manufacturing, IT services, oil and gas and consumer products.
"EyeLock’s technology is already changing the face of how we authenticate identity, and it’s poised to become even more widespread as enterprise corporations continue to adopt the technology and see how truly game changing it is," said Fiorito. "I’m looking forward to being part of a team that is deploying technology that, in a matter of months, will be something we don’t remember living without."
According to EyeLock, its suite of iris biometric technology products can be used to accurately, safely and securely authenticate identities in both physical and logical environments. It has been deployed across a variety of sectors, from financial services and healthcare to border control and homeland security.
"EyeLock’s technology has already been adopted by many large enterprise companies, including Google, Bank of America, Kohl’s and many more. We foresee an even greater demand for our products in the near future as we continue to have a presence in large, well known corporations and EyeLock becomes synonymous with secure identity authentication," said Jim Demitrieus, CEO of EyeLock. "We are pleased to welcome Mr. Fiorito to the EyeLock team, and we look forward to leveraging his expertise to develop and implement national business partnerships that take advantage of the technology’s far-reaching applications."