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Stephen Gates Promoted to Director of Technical Services
Cook’s Director of Technical Services, Stephen Gates, has been promoted to Vice-President of Technical Services.
Gates is a 14-year veteran of Cook’s Pest Control, Inc. and holds an Entomology degree from Auburn University. He is also a Board Certified Entomologist and has served the Alabama Pest Control Association in a variety of leadership roles including multiple terms as President.
Beginning his career as a manager trainee, Gates helped introduce the Sentricon®™ Termite Colony Elimination System throughout the company in 1998. In 2002, he was promoted to Pest Control Services Manager and in 2007 became Director of Technical Services.
Cook’s President Jim Aycock said, “Throughout these 14 years of service at Cook’s, Stephen has demonstrated a unique ability to work with our district offices to achieve the best in quality service for our customers. Stephen is always in search of what is best for the customer. His values and long-range vision are in step with the company in placing the customer first.”