Dr. Harrison

Ronald Harrison

Director of Technical Services

Orkin Commercial LLC

Ron Harrison, Entomologist, Ph.D., is Director of Technical Services for Orkin. With more than 20 years of industry experience, Dr. Harrison serves as Orkinís Technical Director, overseeing the research, development and implementation of Orkinís residential and commercial services and providing technical expertise to its training programs. Dr. Harrison also assists all Orkin departments with any product or pest-related technical issues.

From 1998-2008 Harrison served as Orkinís Director of Training, where he forged alliances with universities, junior colleges and technical schools in developing IPM training programs and was responsible for the direction and facilitation of Orkinís numerous classroom and satellite pest management training sessions.

Prior to joining Orkin, Dr. Harrison was an associate professor of science for Mercer University in Macon and Atlanta. He currently serves as an adjunct professor for Mercerís graduate level environmental science courses.

Please visit orkincommercial.com for more information.

Dr. Harrison can be contacted at rharriso@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 itís 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 Ė like brain fitness exercises, electro-magnetic treatments, and chromotherapy Ė 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.