TAG: new hires

Hire the right people

February 27, 2018By and

Determine a candidate’s strengths and empower employees for success. Doesn’t every new hire result in a better crew that produces better-than-current results? Well, not really. Our experience has shown that more than half the time, a new hire doesn’t work out. However, we know that by following a hiring process, we can reduce that percentage and have happier employees that... read more

People on the Move: Davey names new ops manager; Ruppert creates software development team; more from Arborjet, Bayer CropScience

July 5, 2017By

The Davey Tree Expert Co. promoted John Tokarczyk to operations manager for Davey’s DTE Energy accounts in Michigan and NIPSCO accounts in Indiana. Tokarczyk has more than 20 years of experience in utility vegetation management. His career with Davey started as a journeyman in utility services. He held numerous positions before being promoted to general foreman in 2010. He was promoted to... read more

People on the Move: Akehurst employees celebrate 25 years; new hires, promotions for Aspire, Davey, K-Rain, Ruppert

March 22, 2017By

Akehurst Landscape Service, a full-service landscape company headquartered in Joppa, Md.,  is recognizing two employees celebrating their 25th anniversaries with the firm. David Guzman started working in the firm as a laborer and is currently serving as field supervisor overseeing six crews. Jose Herrera joined the company in 1992 as a laborer. He now holds the position of Team Leader, overseeing a grounds maintenance crew.... read more

People on the Move: LawnStarter, Canopy, Vectorworks hire new leadership; Ruppert shuffles Maryland branch managers

February 8, 2017By

LawnStarter, an on-demand maintenance service, hired Zak Cocos as vice president of growth. Cocos began his career at Indeed, where he advanced from intern to senior director of growth marketing in six years. In his time there, he increased website traffic from 80 million unique visitors per month to more than 200 million unique visitors per month. Canopy Lawn Care hired Keith Freeman as the company’s... read more

People on the Move: Davey names new manager of arboricultural training and more from SiteOne, Buyers and Ruppert

December 21, 2016By

Davey Tree Expert Co. promoted Don Roppolo to manager of arboricultural training. Roppolo started his career in 1998 as a research technician for the Morton Arboretum. He joined The Care of Trees in 2002. He holds a master’s in urban forestry from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and he has authored curriculum for arboriculture programs at three universities. Roppolo is also a past... read more

People on the Move: LandOpt appoints new president; new hires and promotions from Select Source, Ruppert

November 22, 2016By

LandOpt, a provider of landscape business tools, named Don Evans president of the company. Evans brings diverse experience, beginning his career as a corporate lawyer. He has a bachelor’s in international affairs and economics from George Washington University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia. Evans replaces former CEO Tim Smith, who stepped down in August after 12 years with LandOpt. Select Source, a distributor... read more

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