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

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