Geoff Watson is the Production Manager for the Midwest and Southeast regions within DRG’s Vegetation Management Services group. He has been the Davey Family of Companies since 2004, and has over 12 years in the industry. He holds a B.S. in Agricultural Science emphasizing in Urban Forestry from Western Illinois University and is an ISA Certified Arborist and Utility Specialist. He is involved in the UAA Research Committee and is a guest instructor for programs such as Davey’s Institute of Tree Science, the Midwest Urban Tree Care Forum, and others. His project management expertise includes transmission and distribution ROW management, risk assessment, Emerald Ash Borer programs, herbicide and ROW reclamations, workload studies, customer communications, reliability based ‘hardening’ programs, and GPS/GIS based paperless flow program development.