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Davey Promotes Ritter to Market Manager Chesapeake R/C Operations

Posted: Mar. 11, 2021

Kent, Ohio – The Davey Tree Expert Company is proud to announce the promotion of Craig Ritter to market manager, Chesapeake operations, Residential/Commercial (R/C) services. Craig Ritter portrait 

“Craig’s experiences with leadership roles and acquisitions within the company give me confidence in his abilities to support multiple offices, managers and our arborist teams,” said Phil Snyder, vice president, East Atlantic, R/C operations. “He is a genuine, caring and savvy teammate respected by his peers and leadership, and we all look forward to seeing his future successes.”

Ritter began his career at Davey in 1996 as a trimmer at the West Philadelphia R/C office and soon after began working in plant health care and lawn care services at Davey’s King of Prussia R/C office. He then relocated to the Richmond R/C office to work in sales and in 2004 was promoted to assistant district manager at the same office. In 2008, Ritter was promoted to district manager at what was Davey’s Eastern Shore R/C office in Maryland, and in 2018, he returned to Richmond as a district manager.

Ritter is an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist®, holds a Maryland Tree Expert License and is a Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) from the Tree Care Industry Association.

In 1998, Ritter graduated from the Davey Institute of Horticultural Sciences (D.I.H.S.) and in 1999 from the Davey Institute of Tree Sciences (D.I.T.S.), which is Davey’s flagship training program in biological sciences, safety, tree and plant care and management techniques.


The Davey Tree Expert Company provides research-driven tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting for residential, utility, commercial and environmental partners in the U.S. and Canada. Established in 1880 and headquartered in Kent, Ohio, Davey Tree is in the top 10 largest employee-owned companies in the U.S. and has more than 10,000 employees who are driven to create and deliver sustainable solutions. Discover your Davey career and apply today.

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