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Marquis Who's Who Honors Michael R. Linford, PhD, for Expertise in Pest Control Technology

Michael R. Linford, PhD, is distinguished for his innovation in environmentally friendly pest control technology and pioneering the use of convected heat to eradicate bed bugs.

Dr. Linford's career is distinguished by his development of a patented technology that replaces harmful chemical fumigants with convected heat to eliminate insects and microorganisms.

    YORBA LINDA, CA, March 27, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Michael R. Linford, PhD, has been selected for inclusion in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Linford has established himself as a preeminent figure in pest control technology as the chief executive officer at GreenTech Heat Solutions (dba Investments R Us). Since assuming his position in 2010, he has been at the forefront of manufacturing heaters and fans that are instrumental in eradicating insects and microorganisms without using chemicals. Dr. Linford's technology is particularly renowned for its effectiveness against bed bugs. It has been utilized by institutions such as the University of Technology in Papua New Guinea to mitigate COVID-19 virus spread and address bed bug infestations. Aside from his responsibilities as CEO, Dr. Linford has been active on the company's advisory board since 2012.

Leveraging his former success, Dr. Linford garnered success as the president of TPE Associates LLC, beginning in 1989 where he honed his expertise in the eradication of pests using convected heat, which is a method he developed, patented and commercialized. His innovative approach has garnered significant attention within the industry, leading to partnerships with major companies like Orkin and Terminix, who have licensed his technology. Dr. Linford's leadership at TPE Associates LLC has been marked by a commitment to advancing environmentally friendly pest control solutions. Beginning in 1975, Dr. Linford was the President and CEO of two entities, Columbia Pest Control, and Division of Fumigation.

Dr. Linford's career is distinguished by his development of a patented technology that replaces harmful chemical fumigants with convected heat to eliminate insects and microorganisms. This groundbreaking work earned him the Best New Product Award from the National Society of Professional Engineers in 1991 and a nomination for the Congressional Medal of Honor for Innovation and Technology in 2010. His technology notably received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approval in California in 1997 and 2008, affirming its status as an effective alternative to chemical fumigation. Dr. Linford's Pest Control courses are approved for continuing education in the State of California. In recognition of his contributions to biosecurity, Dr. Linford's client was awarded the Biosecurity Award of New Zealand in 2018 for developing a system that treated vehicles for the brown marmorated stink bug.

Aside from his primary career goals in pest control technology, Dr. Linford found success as an instructor of scripture at the university level for over a decade. He has also become a well-written writer, releasing several technical manuals for general pests and wood-destroying organisms and "Hot House: Selective History of Convected Heat in the Pest Control and Remediation Industries" in 2019. "Hot House" is a testament to Dr. Linford's success, highlighting various achievements, including the letters from the U.S. Congress and other professionals who endorsed him as part of the validation process. Additionally, he published "Christ in the Americas" in 2021.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Dr. Linford is deeply committed to civic work. He has served as a scripture teacher for individuals ages 18-22, including missionaries, and volunteers with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Possessing a rich educational background, Dr. Linford received a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish in 1973 and a master's degree in organizational behavior in 1975 from Brigham Young University. He then received a Master of Business Administration in 1985 and a Master of Arts in management in 1985 from Claremont University. Furthermore, Dr. Linford received a master's degree in ancient scripture through the Church Education System in 1999 and a Doctorate of Philosophy in business administration and management from Ashbourne University in 2004.

In addition to his professional dedication, Dr. Linford is a member of the National Pest Management Association. Looking toward the future, he aims to propel Green Tech Heat Solutions toward achieving well over 4 Million in gross annual revenue over the next few years.

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