Goldenberg Receives Lifetime Leadership Award from PLANET


HERNDON, Va. – PLANET presented its Lifetime Leadership Award to Norman Goldenberg, Landscape Industry Certified, and past-president of PLANET at its executive-level conference, Great Escape, in Anaheim, Calif.

PLANET’s Lifetime Leadership Award is presented annually to a member of the association who has demonstrated leadership, service and commitment to both PLANET and the landscape industry. It honors individuals who have improved the landscape industry, inspired others throughout their careers with their pioneering spirit and demonstrated inventiveness. 

Goldenberg has had in impactful career in the areas of pest management and lawn care. He is a former president of the National Pest Management Association, and the Florida Pest Management Association and is the current president of Project Evergreen. He has served on PLANET’s Board of Directors in many roles, including president, as well as on many PLANET committees. He is extremely active in PLANET’s government affairs work. He was also CEO of his own pest management company and was senior vice president at Terminix and TruGreen.

The second award was presented to the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association (ONLA), which received the Association Leadership Award. ONLA has been an active state association member of PLANET for many years. It was the first State Association Ambassador of PLANET AEF, which provides educational scholarships to college students in the landscape industry. ONLA is the single largest contributor to the foundation; to date it has contributed $358,000.

ONLA is also a certification licensee, providing opportunities for Ohio landscape professionals to become Landscape Industry Certified.

The awards were presented at the Breakfast for Business Success sponsored by STIHL, Inc. For information about the PLANET awards program, visit