Award recognizes lifetime/career achievement in the pest management industry
HARRISBURG (Nov. 22, 2017) – At the recently held Pennsylvania Pest Management Association (PPMA) Annual Board Dinner, one former PPMA member was presented with the annual Pioneer Awards.
The Pioneer Award recognizes those individuals who have unselfishly served the Association and the pest management industry over a period of at least ten years. It is a lifetime/career achievement award, and may be awarded to no more than three individuals in any one year. Along with a commemorative plaque, the award also confers Honorary Member status on its recipients. This award is dedicated to those who have served as pioneers in the field of pest control in Pennsylvania and have forged the way for continued growth today.
The recipient of the 2017 Pioneer Award Winner was in Memoriam of Harry Katz. Mr. Katz passed away in August, 2016.
Harry Katz was introduced to the Pest Control industry by a family friend, Fred Pollack. That introduction led to a respected career as an industry leading educator and advocate. Active in the Western PPMA Division, he was also a member of the Entomological Society of America and was an honorary member of Phi Chi Omega. He was instrumental in preserving the work of Arnold Mallis, who was a dear friend, among many professional accomplishments.
The Pennsylvania Pest Management Association is dedicated to leading the structural pest management industry in the Commonwealth by providing superior education opportunities for the industry, a united voice for the industry in the Commonwealth, and maintaining the trust of its members, as well as the citizens and government of the Commonwealth, while sustaining its tradition of environmental stewardship.