Davey Institute Promotes Three

Posted: June 3, 2014 

(Kent, OH)- In alliance with The Davey Tree Expert Company’s vision for the growth of its employees and strategic expansion throughout the industry, Davey is proud to announce the promotion of Scott Maco, Anand Persad and Mike Binkley within the Davey Institute. 

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Scott Maco (left) has been promoted to Director of Research and Development. Maco’s nine years of experience with Davey have resulted in expansion, collaboration and research partnerships that benefit Davey’s customers and stakeholders. Before coming to Davey, Maco was a research forester for the USDA Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Research Station. Now, he leads development of the i-Tree Tools software suite as well as continues to expand Davey’s leadership roles in federal, state, university and local research projects. Maco received his Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Forestry from the College of Forest Resources, University of Washington, and a Master of Science degree in Horticulture and Agronomy from the University of California, Davis. 

Anand Persad, Ph.D., (middle) has been promoted to Manager of Plant Sciences Research. Persad has been with the Davey Tree Expert Company for more than 11 years. He serves as technical representative for Davey as well as leads Davey’s arboriculture research of  biomechanics and invasive exotic pests. Persad received his Ph.D., Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of West Indies.

Mike Binkley (right) has been promoted to the Davey Institute’s Manager of Technology Development. Binkley started with the company in 1997 as a member of the Davey Resource Group where he became Supervisor of GIS services. He holds a Bachelor of Science with Honors degree in Natural Resource Conservation with minors in climatology and geography, from Kent State University. With a Master of Arts in geography from Kent State University, his knowledge and understanding of technology and industry needs have produced new services and capabilities from the Davey Institute.

“Our goal is to deliver innovative industry leadership and enhance the Davey brand through research, extension and outreach,” said Vice President and General Manager of the Davey Institute Greg Ina. “These three have, and will, continue to play an integral role in reaching these goals.”

The Davey Tree Expert Company, with U.S. and Canadian operations in more than 47 states and five provinces, provides a variety of tree care, grounds maintenance and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial, and government markets. Founded in 1880, Davey has been employee owned for 35 years and has more than 7,800 employees who provide Proven Solutions for a Growing World. For more information, visit www.davey.com.

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