Kent, Ohio (June 12, 2015) – The Davey Tree Expert Company has named Larry Abernathy a corporate officer.
Abernathy has more than 45 years with Davey. He started in 1969 in the field working vegetation control for the San Diego Gas & Electric account. Abernathy rose through the ranks and was promoted to operations manager of the Davey Tree Surgery Company. In 2012 he was promoted to vice president and general manager of Davey Tree Surgery, his most recent position.
“Larry has an impressive list of accomplishments as a key manager in the Surgery Company and continues to demonstrate his ability to effectively manage this significant subsidiary,” said Karl Warnke, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Larry has a long history of dedication to the company and compassion for people.”
Abernathy is a 1973 graduate of the Davey Institute of Tree Sciences, which is Davey’s flagship training program in biological sciences, safety, tree and plant care and management techniques.
Abernathy is a member of the Utility Arborists Association and the International Society of Arboriculture. In 2014 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Utility Arborist Association. He has served on the UAA executive board and currently serves on the safety and editorial committees for UAA.
The Davey Tree Expert Company’s more than 8,000 employees provide tree care, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting 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 35 years. For more information, visit www.davey.com.