Dallas, TX – June 26, 2007 – HomeTeam Pest Defense has announced the promotion of Robert J. Wanzer to the position of chief executive officer, effective immediately. HomeTeam Pest Defense is the third largest residential pest management company in the United States.
Mr. Wanzer, a nine-year veteran of HomeTeam Pest Defense, succeeds Robert M. Swartz as CEO of the company. Mr. Swartz will be leaving the company to pursue other interests.
HomeTeam Pest Defense will be reorganized with two divisions for operating efficiency. The East division will be led by Mr. Jerry Gahlhoff and the West division will be led by Mr. Matthew Turek; both will report to Mr. Wanzer.
Wanzer joined HomeTeam Pest Defense as president in 1998 and became chief operating officer in 2003. During his tenure with HomeTeam, the company grew from 18 branches generating $18 million in revenues to 52 branches generating $130 million in revenues. Prior to joining HomeTeam, Wanzer served as a senior manager for a major home services management company. Wanzer serves as a director for the Professional Pest Management Alliance, and is a former director of the National Pest Management Association. He received PCT magazine’s 2005 Crown Leadership award for industry leadership. Wanzer earned a bachelor’s degree from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y., and an M.B.A. from the University of New Haven in Connecticut.