People on the Move: Davey names new manager of arboricultural training and more from SiteOne, Buyers and Ruppert

December 21, 2016 -  By
Don Roppolo,

Don Roppolo was promoted to manager of arboricultural training for Davey Tree Expert Co.

Davey Tree Expert Co. promoted Don Roppolo to manager of arboricultural training. Roppolo started his career in 1998 as a research technician for the Morton Arboretum. He joined The Care of Trees in 2002. He holds a master’s in urban forestry from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and he has authored curriculum for arboriculture programs at three universities. Roppolo is also a past president of the Illinois Arborist association and incoming president of the Society of Commercial Arboriculture.

The Michigan Green Industry Association honored Ross Buffa, outside sales manager for SiteOne Landscape Supply, with the Supplier Partner Award during its awards ceremony Dec. 8. The award recognizes the supplier’s exemplary service and support of the green industry, the association said. “Ross’ commitment to his customers’ success is second to none, which is evidenced by the trust and confidence they have in him,” said Diane Banks, executive director for the Michigan Green Industry Association.

Buyers Products, a manufacturer of truck accessories and snow and ice management equipment, added David Vollmert as district sales manager. Vollmert holds a bachelor’s from American Intercontinental University.

Ruppert Landscape’s Washington, D.C., landscape management branch promoted three employees.

  • Nathan Fadrowski was promoted to area manager. He joined the company in 2015 as a field manager in the Laytonsville landscape management branch and holds a bachelor’s in music from Shenandoah University.
  • Kyle Meissner was also promoted to area manager. He joined the company in 2013 as a crewman and worked his way up to field manager at the Laytonsville landscape management branch.
  • Claire Seesman was promoted to enhancement manager. She joined in 2015 as a designer and has since taken on responsibilities of a business developer. She holds a bachelor’s in family studies and ecological design from Prescott College and is a Maryland Nursery Landscape & Greenhouse Association-certified horticulturalist.


About the Author:

Dillon Stewart graduated from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, earning a Bachelor of Science in Online Journalism with specializations in business and political science. Stewart is a former associate editor of LM.

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