Posted: December 20, 2019

Kent, Ohio – The Davey Tree Expert Company is proud to announce the promotion of Mark Svozil to vice president and general manager, Commercial Landscape Services (CLS).

“Mark’s excellent work ethic, leadership skills, passion and dedication to the company have been instrumental in the growth and success of the service line,” said Dan Joy, executive vice president and general manager, CLS and Operations Support Service. “His ability to build engaging teams is a benefit to Davey’s clients and his motivation enhances every aspect of the projects he touches.”

Svozil started with Davey in 1992 as a landscape foreman in the West Cleveland Residential/Commercial (R/C) office. In 1995 he was promoted to landscape coordinator and then landscape management coordinator in 2000. Later that year he was promoted to account manager, Cleveland CLS territory. The following year he was named branch manager of the territory and in 2006 was promoted to operations manager, Midwest region, CLS.

In 2013 he was promoted to vice president, Midwest region, and in 2016 was promoted to senior vice president, CLS.

Svozil is an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist® and a National Association of Landscape Professionals Certified Manager. He is a 1995 graduate of the Davey Institute of Tree Sciences (D.I.T.S.), Davey’s flagship training program in biological sciences, safety, tree and plant care and management techniques.

Svozil is 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. He is a recipient of a Davey Outstanding Manager Award and the Best of Davey Leadership Award.


With more than 10,500 employees throughout North America, The Davey Tree Expert Company provides solutions for residential, utility, commercial and government clients. Rooted in research, the company’s vision is to achieve balance among people, progress and the environment. Tree experts since 1880, Davey provides diversified tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental services. Celebrating 40 years of employee ownership, Davey is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the U.S. and is headquartered in Kent, Ohio. Want to join us? Discover your Davey career, and apply today.

The Davey Tree Expert Company, established in 1880 and headquartered in Kent, Ohio, provides research-driven tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting for residential, utility, commercial and environmental partners in the U.S. and Canada. With 11,000 employees, Davey Tree is the eighth largest employee-owned company in the U.S.

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