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Davey Resource Group Names Regional Operations Manager, Environmental Consulting

Posted: Feb. 22, 2018

Kent, Ohio –Davey Resource Group is proud to announce the promotion of John Platt to Regional Operations Manager, Environmental Consulting market in the New York and Massachusetts regions. Davey Resource Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Davey Tree Expert Company. 

Platt joined Davey Tree in 2004. He started his career with the company’s Baltimore residential/commercial office, and in 2005, he transferred to the Long Island office. He held a variety of roles in his time there including tree climber, sales arborist, plant healthcare coordinator and project arborist. In 2010, John transferred to DRG where he served as a project manager for the Asian Longhorned Beetle eradication effort.

“John really has such a depth of experience and expertise after working on both the residential/commercial side and in DRG managing several large-scale projects,” said Ken Joehlin, vice president and general manager, environmental consulting & business development for Davey Resource Group. “His leadership in this new role will certainly serve our clients well.”

Platt holds a bachelor’s degree in forest and natural resource management from The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. He is also a United States Marine Corps veteran. Platt is an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist®, an ISA Certified Arborist Municipal Specialist®, a Tree Care Industry Association Certified Treecare Safety Professional, and a 2006 graduate of the Davey Institute of Tree Sciences, Davey’s flagship training program.

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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