Davey Names Peters Vice President of Operations

Posted: Jan. 19, 2017

Kent, Ohio – The Davey Tree Expert Company has announced the promotion of Kevin Peters to vice president of operations for the Davey Tree Surgery Company, a subsidiary of Davey Tree.

Peters has more than 29 years of experience in the field of arboriculture, including with The Care of Trees, where he served both as a district manager and regional manager. Peters joined Davey in 2008 through the TCOT merger with Davey. In 2010, he was promoted to operations manager for Davey’s western operating group R/C services. In 2016, Peters was promoted to vice president, U.S. Residential/Commercial services, overseeing R/C services in several Western states for Davey.

Pat Covey, president and chief operating officer, said Peters’ promotion is a part of Davey’s strategic succession planning to prepare Davey for opportunities of the future.

“Kevin has a history of fostering collaborative relationships and working successfully with management within Davey on several shared projects that have provided definitive, comprehensive solutions for our clients,” Covey said. “Kevin has a people first, safety first attitude that reflects a commitment to our clients and the Davey Company.”

Peters is an International Society of Arboriculture Board Certified Master Arborist® and a past member of the Davey President’s Council, whose members serve a three-year term on various committees to brainstorm and research new ideas related to the company’s operations.

In addition, Peters obtained a Tree Risk Assessment Qualification from ISA, is a member of the organization’s Western and Pacific Northwest chapter and is a Tree Care Industry Association Certified Tree Safety Professional.

The Davey Tree Expert Company’s more than 8,600 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 37 years. For more information, visit www.davey.com.

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