Arrow Exterminators Names Emily Thomas President
[Emily Thomas photo 2008,MiniPhoto,Right]Arrow Exterminators, the ninth largest termite and pest control company in the United States, has named Emily Thomas President and Chief Operating Officer.
“Emily has been running the company’s operations for the last five years and has accomplished so much that this decision was easy,” said Joe Thomas, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He added, “I am proud that the next president of Arrow Exterminators is a proven and tested individual who has already made major contributions to our continued success. The fact that she is my daughter is icing on the cake.”
“This announcement is recognition of Emily’s strong performance as well as recognition of her passion and energy to lead Arrow into the future," added Barry Thomas, Arrow’s Secretary and Treasurer. “I have no doubt that Emily will make the company’s vision a reality,” Thomas added.
Emily Thomas, a graduate of Vanderbilt University and a third generation pest management professional, began her Arrow career in 1998. She learned all aspects of the operations side of the business while working in several branch offices in metro Atlanta before moving into commercial pest control sales. In addition, she gained experience in the marketing and IT departments before being promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2003.
“It is an honor to be named President of Arrow Exterminators and to be in a position to continue the tradition that my grandfather and grandmother started back in 1964,” commented Emily Thomas. “I can honestly say that I love my work and am blessed to work alongside 1,000 of the best people in the industry. This group of dedicated employees will help propel Arrow Exterminators to the $100 million threshold and beyond.”
Thomas is a member of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) Board of Directors and is very active in the Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) organization. In addition, Thomas is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and serves on the Board of Directors for St. Jude’s Recovery Center and JumpStart, non-profit organizations based in Atlanta, GA.