Davey Announces Executive Promotions

Posted: Aug. 28, 2017

Kent, Ohio- The Davey Tree Expert Company is proud to announce the promotion of two to the executive vice president level.

Gregory Ina has been promoted to executive vice president of The Davey Institute and employee development.

Ina has had several different roles of increasing responsibility in his time with the company, most recently, his leadership role was expanded to also include management of recruiting and employee development.

“Greg’s promotion to executive vice president is a testament to his strong leadership, diverse skill set, and innovative business strategy,” said Pat Covey, President and CEO of Davey Tree. “He will play a critical role in the continued growth of the company and positioning Davey as the innovators of the industry.”

He holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Kent State University, specializing in geographic information systems.

Ina began his career with Davey 22 years ago as a geographic information systems intern with the Davey Resource Group (DRG). In 2006 Ina was promoted to general manager of The Davey Institute, and in 2009 he was named vice president and general manager of The Davey Institute.  

Brent Repenning has been promoted to executive vice president of U.S. Utility and the Davey Resource Group.

“Through Brent’s many years with the company, he’s shown an unmatched ability to successfully attack any challenge he confronts,” said Covey. “He’s a true leader in the sense that he not only delivers results in numbers, but he also has a knack for bringing on and retaining excellent people for our company.”

Repenning joined Davey in 1994 as an intern/data collector with Davey Resource Group and held positions of increasing responsibility until becoming vice president of eastern operations for DRG in 2009. In 2010 he was named vice president and general manager of DRG. In 2016 he expanded his role to include eastern utility services and was promoted to senior vice president of Davey Resource Group and eastern utility operations. Repenning holds a bachelor’s degree in forestry from The Ohio State University.

The Davey Tree Expert Company’s approximately 9,000 employees provide diversified tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental services for the residential, utility, commercial and government markets throughout the U.S. and Canada. Davey has provided Proven Solutions for a Growing World since 1880 and has been employee-owned for 38 years.

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