Davey Names Vice President of Corporate Safety

Posted: Dec. 6, 2017

Kent, Ohio– The Davey Tree Expert Company is proud to announce the promotion of Joe Tommasi to vice president, corporate safety.

Tommasi started on a utility line clearance crew in New York in 1972 and has been a safety leader in the green industry for over 35 years. He joined Davey in 1994 as safety manager and has held progressive roles of responsibility in safety and risk management since then. 

“Over his career, Joe’s passion and commitment to continuous safety improvement have not only made the Davey Company a far safer place to work, but have enhanced the safety environment for all arborists,” said Pat Covey, president and CEO of Davey Tree. “His leadership and guidance on the committees and boards he has served on has elevated the safety culture and performance of our entire industry.”

Tommasi has been involved with several industry groups throughout his time with Davey, including: Tree Care Industry Association safety committee, International Society of Arboriculture, ANSI Z133 safety committee, Edison Electric Institute Safety Committee and OSHA rulemaking task groups. He is also a member of the Utility Arborist Association, American Society of Engineers and The Utility Line Clearance Coalition.

Tommasi is a graduate of Elizabeth Seton College. 

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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