Rose History of Leadership
In 1860, Solomon Rose founded the Rose Rat Exterminator Company in Cincinnati, Ohio. One of his earliest endeavors was to supply an early form of pesticide to the Union Army during the Civil War. As the company flourished, Rose opened an office in Chicago. He hired young C. Norman Dold, a graduate of Denison University, as general manager.
C. Norman Dold became a founder of the National Pest Control Association and served as its third president. After completing an MBA from the University of Chicago, his son Robert joined the business. Bob Dold became president of both the Illinois and Indiana pest control associations and went on to become president of the national association. He has received a myriad of industry awards for his leadership contributions.
Bob’s wife Judy shares the passion for the industry. She is a past president of the National Pest Management Association, now an international association with over 6,000 member companies. Ms. Dold is the second woman to hold this office and the Dolds are the first couple to have both been elected as president to the national association. Ms. Dold continues to honor requests to speak throughout the United States, Mexico, Europe, Asia and Australia.
The Tradition Continues
Today the next generation is actively involved in preparing Rose Pest Solutions for the future. After earning his JD from the Law School at Indiana University and an MBA from the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, Bob and Judy’s son Bob Dold is now President of the company, His goal remains the same as it was for Solomon Rose over 149 years ago: to maintain the highest standards of integrity while providing every customer with peace of mind.