Viking Pest Control President presented with National Young Entrepreneur Award
Viking Pest Control President Ryan Bradbury was presented with the National Young Entrepreneur Award at NPMA’s (National Pest Management Association) PestWorld, this year in Phoenix, AZ.
Bradbury was recognized with the second annual Young Entrepreneur Award.
“The NPMA Young Entrepreneur Award is a new industry award established to recognize young entrepreneurs working in the professional pest management industry who have helped create or develop an industry, business, or have stewarded a meaningful industry concept to fruition,” said presenter John Myers. “Amazingly, some of our nominees this year have done all of these things.”
Bradbury, who worked as an equity trader and for Schering Plough prior to joining the family business, has played in integral role in Viking’s recent growth the past 12 years. Since Bradbury came on board, the company has grown by 350 percent. Bradbury has been an active NPMA member, serving on numerous committees. He’s also been active in local charities/organizations, such as the Association of Retarded Citizens of Somerset County, and he donates blood every eight weeks for the last 9 years. Ryan is a board member of NJPMA, Copesan and Quality Pro.
Bradbury thanked NPMA for the recognition, which he said he shares equally with his other family members involved in the industry, dad Ed Bradbury, and brother Dan Bradbury. “It was certainly a surprise and a great honor,” said Bradbury. “I really think that there is a great generation of people in the industry right now — people in the same age-frame as me — that are doing great things, so to be chosen is really flattering.” “Most importantly, I’d like to thank my team members at Viking Pest Control who make me look better than I am. In my heart, I know those great employees make Viking the great company it has become.”