ATLANTA, Ga. – Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators is reflecting on the legacy of its vice chairman of gross sales, John Wright, who handed away on Jan. 28. He was born in Atlanta, Ga. on June 30, 1955 and attended Dekalb School, 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 actually liked 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 govt 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 celebrity 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 probably the greatest salespeople within the trade, and due to his pure management talents, his profession progressed from gross sales administration into the position of vice chairman of gross sales. Arrow crew members describe John as a pal, father determine, brother, mentor and a lot extra. Other than his skilled life, he was a devoted household man. When not fishing or looking, he liked spending time along with his household, together with his spouse and highschool sweetheart of 46 years, Mary Lynn, his two kids, Heidi and Jimbo, in addition to his grandchildren Emma, Wyatt, Langston, and Porter.
“The place do you even begin relating to a person who was the complete package deal 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 liked to assist and supply options to no matter scenario his household, pals, or colleagues is perhaps in. It was a pleasure and pleasure to know this excellent man.”