ORLANDO — Massey Services, a pest management company that ranked No. 26 on our Top 100 list this year, announced that it has promoted Tony Massey to president and CEO, effective immediately.
Harvey L. Massey will continue to serve as the company’s chairman of the board.
“As chairman of the board, be assured, I will remain active in our company and continue to work closely
with Tony on our company’s future growth and development,” said Harvey L. Massey. “This year, I will
be celebrating my 80th birthday and I look forward to spending more time with our family and friends,
taking time to travel and enjoying our ranches.”
Tony Massey has been president of Massey Services since 2006. “Tony has done an
excellent job of managing the operations of our company and is most deserving of this promotion and
the responsibilities that come with the title of Chief Executive Officer," Harvey Massey said. "He is an experienced executive with a commitment to service excellence and a true passion for our team members, our customers and our communities. I am confident that he will continue to successfully lead our company into the future.”
Tony Massey joined Massey Services in 1989 after graduating from the University of Alabama. He
received his MBA from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College and completed the
OPM Key Executive Program at Harvard’s Graduate School of Business Administration.
Little Beaver mourns loss of sales manager
Mike Hale a long-time Little Beaver employee, died on Sept. 4, 2021.
LIVINGSTON, Texas — Mike Hale, long-time sales and marketing manager at Little Beaver Inc., passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021.
Hale’s influence on the fencing and drilling industries spanned decades. He began working in fencing as a summer job in high school. After learning the industry as a teenager, he continued installing fences across southern California, eventually owning his own fencing company for more than 20 years.
After experiencing first-hand the safety and efficiency of Little Beaver’s earth drills, Hale joined the company in 1996. For the past 25 years, he has been the voice behind sales and quote inquiries, using his expertise to help customers select the drilling products to bring that same safety and efficiency to their own companies.
“Mike’s impact on our company and industry has been tremendous,” said Little Beaver President Joe Haynes. “He understood the challenges our customers faced and was really able to help them find the solutions they needed. He will be greatly missed by all of us at Little Beaver, not only for the work he did but also for the person he was. We have lost a dear friend and industry advocate.”
A complete obituary and service information will be posted with Cochran Funeral Home at cochranfh.com.
2021 WIGI event postponed
SiteOne’s annual event was scheduled to take place Sept. 30 – Oct. 3 in Texas.
SiteOne Landscape Supply has chosen to postpone its 25th Anniversary Women In The Green Industry event, which was scheduled to take place in San Antonio on Sept. 30 – Oct. 3, 2021.
Due to a recent increase in COVID cases and the nature of the Delta variant, SiteOne feels it is necessary to postpone this event to a later date in 2022 to allow the complete networking and educational benefits WIGI is designed to give.
All costs associated with the registration of this event will be refunded by Sept. 24.
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R.S. Walsh Landscaping adds landscape designer
Katia Olmstead graduated from Clemson University in 2020.
SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. — R. S. Walsh Landscaping, a full-service landscape design-build company, recently added Katia Olmstead as a landscape designer.
“We are excited to add Katia to our team,” said Robert Walsh, owner of R.S. Walsh Landscaping. “She has a passion for landscape design, particularly in our tropical environment and has strong roots in Southwest Florida.”
“I’m inspired by my Puerto Rican heritage and love of traveling to create well-designed projects with a variety of color, texture, and foliage,” Olmstead said. "Just as interior spaces serve as sanctuaries for reflection and nourishment, so too should our natural environment, particularly in Southwest Florida, where the weather affords us the opportunity for comfortable outdoor living year-round.”
Olmstead, a Fort Myers native, graduated from Clemson University in 2020 with a bachelor of landscape architecture. She is working toward licensure as a Florida registered landscape architect. During college, Olmstead spent a semester studying in Genova, Italy where she gained a greater understanding of architecture and urban cultures. She is an active member of Florida Association of Landscape Architecture.
TruGreen tabs Schoepfer as chief human resources officer
Schoepfer brings over two decades of experience with Fortune 500 companies.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – TruGreen has appointed Rebecca Schoepfer as chief human resources officer. Schoepfer will be responsible for leading the organization’s strategic human resources development, with a focus on attracting and retaining talent. She will report to President and CEO John Cowles.
Schoepfer brings over two decades of experience in human resources and talent management with Fortune 500 companies, most recently working at Nationwide Insurance. She has extensive technical, managerial, and operational experience across industries including hospitality, pharmaceutical and government agencies. Through an innovative approach, Schoepfer excels in developing unique, tailored strategies rooted in industry expertise and best practices to align with a business’ specific needs and exceed its goals. In addition, she has a proven record of recognizing strong talent to elevate organizations.
“Rebecca’s passion and expertise in creating new, innovative strategies centered around associate development will help support our organizational growth as we serve our customers nationwide, further solidifying TruGreen’s position as an industry leader,” Cowles said. “Our associates are critical to fulfilling our mission, and I’m confident that with Rebecca’s exceptional skill in attracting and retaining strong employee talent, our team will be able to continue to best serve our customers and help them live life outside.”
As chief human resources officer, Schoepfer will be responsible for TruGreen’s overall strategic human resources initiatives, including establishing and implementing various policies such as compensation, benefits, recruiting, talent management, learning and training, and employee communication.
Schoepfer holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Michigan, as well as a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from The George Washington University. She also holds a SPHR certificate from the Society for Human Resource Management.