SOURCE: Initial Tropical Plants

February 26, 2007 10:15 ET

Initial Tropical Plants Promotes Robert Sklenarik to the Position of Branch Manager to Lead the Fast Growing, Customer-Focused Orange County, CA Office

RIVERWOODS, IL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 26, 2007 -- High volume growth in Southern California leads to career opportunity at Initial Tropical Plants,, the largest provider of interior landscaping, design installation and maintenance services to businesses in North America. Robert Sklenarik, Service Leader for Initial Tropical Plants in the Orange County and Riverside markets has been promoted to Branch Manager of the newly established Initial Tropical Plants' branch located in Costa Mesa.

Initial Tropical Plants' Los Angeles branch previously serviced the Orange County market in addition to Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. "Robert has performed superbly as Service Leader in this area and has developed a solid relationship with our clients in Orange County that is based on trust, reliability, and honesty," said Todd Ferguson, Vice President, Initial Tropical Plants based Santa Fe Springs, California. "Rob will continue to grow this market for Initial Tropical Plants by fostering our customer-centric culture."

Esteemed area clients include the South Coast Plaza in Orange County, which is one of the nation's largest and most prestigious resort shopping destinations, the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa, and all of the Argent and Ameriquest office buildings throughout the county.

Initial Tropical Plants, which posted its best North American performance ever in 2006, believes their overall business has been boosted by the strengthened economy and their comprehensive focus on customer pampering. "While 2006 was a banner year overall, our Orange County business has grown tremendously because of our coworkers' ability to continually go above and beyond the call of duty for each and every client every day," said Bob Thomas, president of Initial Tropical Plants, based in the company's Riverwoods, Illinois headquarters.

"Our investment in a new location in the heart of Orange County will pay great dividends to our customers who will benefit directly from Rob's customer focused leadership," added Todd Ferguson.

About Initial Tropical Plants:

Initial Tropical Plants, Inc. is the largest provider of interior landscaping, design installation and maintenance services in North America. They have earned this leadership position by providing innovative year-round plant programs to businesses that improve the quality of life in the workplace while presenting an aesthetically pleasing business environment. Initial Tropical Plants is a subsidiary of Rentokil Initial plc (LSE: RTO), a publicly traded international business-to-business service organization based in the UK. For more information, visit Initial Tropical Plants website at:

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