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Davey Names Operations Manager in Midwest, Eastern Great Lakes Region

Posted: May 17, 2018

Kent, Ohio – The Davey Tree Expert Company is proud to announce the promotion of Jeff Crites to operations manager of the Residential/Commercial (R/C) Midwest and Eastern Great Lakes region.

Crites started with Davey in 1986 as a lawn care technician in the Akron R/C office. He earned promotions to tree care foreman, sales arborist, assistant district manager, district manager of Davey’s Canton R/C office and, most recently, market manager of the Great Lakes East R/C operating group. 

“Jeff has been with Davey for over 30 years now and he is a proven and dedicated leader in this company,” said Jim Stief, executive vice president and general manager of Davey’s U.S. residential/commercial services. “His experience, exemplary attitude and emphasis on delivering excellent client service will no doubt serve the Eastern Great Lakes market well.” 

Crites is an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist®. He is a graduate of the Davey Institute of Tree Sciences, Davey’s flagship training program and served as a member of Davey’s President’s Council.

With more than 9,000 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. Davey is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the U.S. and is headquartered in Kent, Ohio.

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