Davey Tree Announces Executive Promotions

Posted: March 21, 2016

The Davey Tree Expert Company has announced the promotions of Joseph R. Paul to executive vice president and chief financial officer and Gregory M. Ina as a corporate officer of Davey Tree.

Joseph R. Paul joined Davey in November 2005 as treasurer, and was elected vice president and treasurer in May 2011, and promoted to chief financial officer and secretary in 2013.

His more than 25 years of financial experience also includes Deloitte & Touche and AccessPoint Openings, LLC. He received his MBA in finance and two undergraduate degrees in both accounting and finance from The University of Akron.

“Joe’s promotion to executive vice president recognizes his contributions to Davey’s sustained financial growth,” said Karl Warnke, chairman and CEO. “It also indicates the critical role he will play in helping us fulfill our strategic growth objectives.”

Paul will continue to report to Warnke.

Additionally, Gregory M. Ina has been approved by the Board of Directors as a corporate officer of Davey Tree.

Ina is currently serving as vice president and general manager of The Davey Institute, the company’s premier research, development and innovation division. Ina has both master’s and bachelor’s degrees, specializing in geographic information systems, from Kent State University. He began his career 21 years ago in the Davey Resource Group as a Geographic Information Systems intern.

“Greg continues to contribute to Davey’s industry leadership and national branding efforts through his oversight of our network of scientific advisors, and his management of our renowned training and education programs and the company’s environmental responsibility initiatives,” said Warnke.

Ina will continue to report to Pat Covey, Davey’s president and chief operating officer.

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 more than 37 years. For more information, visit www.davey.com.

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