Fourth Generation Leader Honored With Award
Ross Treleven, president of Sprague Pest Solutions, has been named to the South Sound Business 40 Under 40 List. The list recognizes some of the best, brightest and most ambitious professionals in the southern Puget Sound region of Washington state.
“The South Sound is filled with top-notch young professionals,” the South Sound stated. “That fact was again driven home to us as the nominations for the annual 40 Under 40 awards began to pour in. We received more nominations this year than we have in the history of our awards.”
In his profile Treleven said he initially expected to build his career in finance but, when thinking about the people he worked with and learned from at Sprague, he was quick to realize how much he admired them and the work environment.
“I enjoyed how they cared about one another and put that same care toward customers we served,” Treleven said in the interview.
Honorees were asked what advice they would offer their peers and Treleven extended the following,
“Taking great care of the people around you will empower them to take care of the people around them,” said Treleven.
Sprague CEO Alfie Treleven said Ross’ inclusion on the list reflects the company’s long tradition – 95 years – of engagement and support of the South Sound business community.
“Being named to this prestigious list speaks not only to Ross’ personal commitment but to the dedication of the entire fourth generation of Trelevens who are guiding Sprague into the next phase of its history,” said Alfie Treleven. “It also displays Sprague’s continuing commitment to grow and develop future leaders at all levels of our organization.”
Ross Treleven joined Sprague as his first job in 1998 and took a full-time technician role in 2001 while attending college. After graduating, he transitioned to an account management position.
Since then, Treleven has managed the company’s Seattle and Denver branch offices, was next named district manager for Denver, Boise and Salt Lake City in 2012 and was promoted to General Manager in 2015. He assumed the Vice President of Operations role in 2019 and was named Executive Vice President earlier this year.
Treleven earned a degree in marketing from Gonzaga University and an M.B.A. from the University of Denver.
Sprague, the largest privately owned pest management company dedicated solely to the commercial market in the United States, specializes in preventive and remedial pest management and food safety consulting services for leading food processing, agriculture, healthcare, and hospitality and distribution facilities.