George D. Pickhardt, Chairman
Mr. Pickhardt serves as Chairman of Arrow, where he has been responsible for the operations since 1988. Mr. Pickhardt is a life-long pest control operator and the third generation of his family to take a leadership role in the industry, following his father and grandfather. In addition to his duties at Arrow, he is a member and former regional director of the legislative committee for the Florida Pest Management Association, director and past president of the University of Florida Ag Alumni Association, and is a member of the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Marketing and Public Relations Committee. Mr. Pickhardt is the Chairman of the Board of Florida Shores Bank - Southwest, and Chairman of the Board of Venice Regional Medical Center, an HMA hospital. He is also extensively involved in numerous civic and charitable organizations, including the YMCA, United Cerebral Palsy, and the Girl Scouts. Mr. Pickhardt received a B.S. in Entomology, an M.S. in Ornamental Horticulture, and an M.B.A. from the University of Florida, and did Ph.D. studies and research work on Ornamental Horticulture at Cornell University.
William J. Hurd, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Hurd brings his extensive executive and professional experience to Arrow in the role of CEO. With long-standing tenure and executive-level experience in the pest control, tire manufacturing and HVAC industries with nationally-recognized service companies, he was a natural fit when he joined Arrow in early 2011, and complements George Pickhardt’s vision for Arrow’s future. As an expert in keeping quality high when there is a broad geographic reach, Hurd has helped guide Arrow through its continued growth and market expansions seamlessly. With more than 25 years of combined service industry experience, it’s no wonder that Mr. Hurd places such a strong emphasis on the customer and is expert at retention. A native of New Jersey, Mr. Hurd now calls Sarasota home and enjoys the beautiful year-round weather and Florida lifestyle.
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