ATLANTA, Ga. – Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators is reflecting on the legacy of its vp of gross sales, John Wright, who handed away on Jan. 28. He was born in Atlanta, Ga. on June 30, 1955 and attended Dekalb Faculty, the place he majored in enterprise. In June 1973, Wright started his lengthy and undeniably impactful profession at Arrow Exterminators. His love, ardour and management had been identified to everybody at Arrow, and he aided in lots of strategic initiatives for the corporate. Wright was a well-respected chief and pal to many within the pest management trade, and he really cherished the 49 years he spent working alongside his Arrow household.
“John and the Wright household helped construct Arrow Exterminators from the bottom up,” mentioned Emily Thomas Kendrick, chief government officer. “In 1964 my grandparents, Starkey and Imogene Thomas began Arrow, and some years later, Butsy Wright, John’s father who had labored with Starkey at Orkin, made the leap of religion over to Arrow.
“Butsy was a famous person salesman for Arrow and mentor to my dad. If that wasn’t sufficient, Butsy and his spouse Avon produced an incredible second, third and now fourth era of Wrights, who’ve made, and can proceed to make, their very own particular marks on our firm. Arrow wouldn’t be the place we’re immediately with out the love, assist, and laborious work of the Wright Household.”
John Wright was among the finest salespeople within the trade, and due to his pure management skills, his profession progressed from gross sales administration into the function of vp of gross sales. Arrow staff members describe John as a pal, father determine, brother, mentor and a lot extra. Except for his skilled life, he was a devoted household man. When not fishing or looking, he cherished spending time together with his household, together with his spouse and highschool sweetheart of 46 years, Mary Lynn, his two youngsters, Heidi and Jimbo, in addition to his grandchildren Emma, Wyatt, Langston, and Porter.
“The place do you even begin with regards to a person who was the total bundle in all areas of life?” Kendrick mentioned. “Whether or not he was a rock star in his household and private life or a rock star in his skilled life, John had an actual present with folks from all walks of life. He was a pure in gross sales and in life due to his love for folks. He cherished to assist and supply options to no matter state of affairs his household, mates, or colleagues may be in. It was a pleasure and pleasure to know this excellent man.”