Dr. Siddiqi

Zia Siddiqi

Director of Quality Systems, Orkin, LLC

Orkin LLC

Dr. Zia Siddiqi’s career spans more than 35 years and several continents, and he has designed IPM programs in numerous countries. He holds a Ph.D. in entomology from North Carolina State University and is a board-certified entomologist.

As Director of Quality Systems for Orkin’s Client Services team, Dr. Siddiqi's job is to evaluate the quality of IPM programs, make recommendations on how to improve them, and lead technology implementation for service data collection and reporting. Prior to joining Orkin, Dr. Siddiqi was North American Technical Director for PRISM Pest Elimination in the United States and PCO Services in Canada (both S.C. Johnson Professional companies).

In addition to managing technical, training and quality assurance functions, he obtained ISO 9000 certification – an industry first – for each company’s top-tier commercial pest management programs. He has since led the way in obtaining ISO-9000 certification for Orkin Commercial branches and developing Orkin’s Gold Medal QA™ program for highly sensitive commercial facilities. He is the Technical Advisor for the Vector Control section of the National Environmental Health Association.

Please visit www.orkincommercial.com for more information.

Dr. Siddiqi can be contacted at zsiddiqi@orkin.com

Coming Up In The July Online Hotel Business Review




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Hotel Spa: Measuring the Results
As the Hotel Spa and Wellness Movement continues to flourish, spa operations are seeking new and innovative ways to expand their menu of services to attract even more people to their facilities, and to and measure the results of spa treatments. Whether it’s spa, fitness, wellness meet guest expectations. Among new developments, there seems to be a growing emphasis on science to define or beauty services, guests are becoming increasingly careful about what they ingest, inhale or put on their skin, and they are requesting scientific data on the treatments they receive. They are open to exploring the benefits of alternative therapies – like brain fitness exercises, electro-magnetic treatments, and chromotherapy – but only if they have been validated scientifically. Similarly, some spas are integrating select medical services and procedures into their operations, continuing the convergence of hotel spas with the medical world. Parents are also increasingly concerned about the health and well-being of their children and are willing to devote time and money to overcome their poor diets, constant stress, and hours spent hunched over computer, tablet and smartphone screens. Parents are investing in wellness-centric family vacations; yoga and massage for kids; mindfulness and meditation classes; and healthy, locally sourced, organic food. For hotel spas, this trend represents a significant area for future growth. Other trends include the proliferation of Wellness Festivals which celebrate health and well-being, and position hotel spas front and center. The July issue of the Hotel Business Review will report on these trends and developments and examine how hotel spas are integrating them into their operations.