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The Davey Institute Names New Manager of Technical Services

Posted: June 12, 2018 

Kent, Ohio – The Davey Tree Expert Company is proud to announce the promotion of A.D. Ali to manager of technical services for the Davey Institute.

Ali joined the Davey Company in 1998 as a technical advisor and has more than 30 years of experience in the green industry. He has written a book on pest management in the landscape, presented over 130 scientific and training seminars and authored more than 300 scientific and trade-oriented articles in his career.

“A.D. has an enthusiasm and technical expertise that both our service lines and clients have come to rely on over the years,” said Jim Zwack, general manager of the Davey Institute. “His dedication to the scientific aspect of our industry is highly valued as we continuously strive to lead with technical integrity and deliver the highest quality of practice for our clients.”

Ali holds a bachelor’s degree in entomology and a master’s degree in plant protection and management both from the University of California at Davis. He has a Ph.D. in entomology from Louisiana State University and is an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Board Certified Master Arborist®. Ali served on the Board of Directors of the Florida Chapter of the ISA including a term as president. He also served as Adjunct Professor at Edison State College and Hodges University in Ft. Myers, FL.

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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