MEMPHIS, TN - (Marketwired - September 22, 2014) - Terminix®, the leading provider of termite and pest control services in the United States, today announced the appointment of two company executives to new roles designed to drive its strategy to increase its international footprint.
Larry Pruitt, a 28-year Terminix veteran and former COO has been named president of the International Division and Jason Bailey, who was recently appointed vice president of mergers and acquisitions for ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV), will also support Terminix's international strategy.
"We've tapped some of the top talent from within Terminix and ServiceMaster to lead this effort," said Bill Derwin, president of Terminix. "There is a significant opportunity to expand the Terminix brand worldwide, bringing our exceptional service and product offerings to homeowners and business owners in countries that need termite and pest control solutions."
The growth focus of the International Division includes pursuing opportunities to acquire strategic pest control operators and establish joint ventures in the United States and internationally and to develop new franchise relationships internationally. The division is also responsible for driving customer-level growth through its existing 27 international licensees and 22 domestic franchises. In addition, the team will work directly with its ServiceMaster partners who oversee international licensees for Terminix, ServiceMaster Clean® and/or Merry Maids®.
"This realignment will bring a results-driven structure and deep industry insights and experience to a vital part of the organization," said Pruitt. "We look forward to positioning the company as the worldwide leader in residential and commercial termite and pest control."
Since joining Terminix in 1986, Pruitt has served in a variety of key leadership roles within the company, most recently as Chief Operating Officer. Pruitt has been instrumental in helping to build a winning culture based on solid performance, execution excellence, developing high-performing teams, and ensuring Terminix delivers a high-quality customer experience.
Bailey was formerly Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) with the American Home Shield brand of ServiceMaster, where he was responsible for M&A and operational analytics and reporting for the business, including working with sales, service/fulfillment, marketing, contractor relations and finance.
Terminix is the leading provider of termite and pest control services in the United States. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., Terminix services more than 2.8 million residential and commercial customers in 47 states and 11 countries. Terminix provides pest control services and protection against termites, rodents and other pests threatening human health and/or safety. Terminix is a business unit of ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. To learn more about Terminix, visit www.Terminix.com.
ServiceMaster Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SERV) is a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, operating through an extensive service network of more than 7,000 company-owned, franchised and licensed locations. The company's portfolio of well-recognized brands includes Terminix (termite and pest control), American Home Shield (home warranties), ServiceMaster Restore (disaster restoration), ServiceMaster Clean (janitorial), Merry Maids (residential cleaning), Furniture Medic (furniture repair) and AmeriSpec (home inspections). The company serves approximately 4 million residential and commercial customers through an employee base of approximately 13,000 company associates and a franchise network that independently employs an estimated 33,000 additional people. The company is headquartered in Memphis, Tenn. Go to www.servicemaster.com for more information about ServiceMaster or follow the company at twitter.com/ServiceMaster or facebook.com/TheServiceMasterCo.