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People on the Move: Promotions and hirings from Davey, Greenworks and more

January 22, 2020 -  By
Scott Carlin (Photo: Davey Tree Expert Co.)

Scott Carlin (Photo: Davey Tree Expert Co.)

The Davey Tree Expert Co. promoted Scott Carlin to vice president and general manager, Davey Resource Group (DRG), asset management services.

Carlin joined Davey in 2004 as project developer on the DRG geographic information systems team. In 2006, he transitioned to sales and marketing for DRG project development and in 2009, was named market manager for the division.

In 2012, Carlin was promoted to market manager of DRG project development and then division manager in 2015. In 2016, he was promoted to vice president of DRG project development before transitioning to vice president of asset management services in 2018.

“Every day, Scott approaches projects with an enthusiasm that carries through to his team. As Davey’s clients and projects evolve, Scott’s leadership and dedication to excellence also grows,” said Brent Repenning, executive vice president, U.S. Utility and DRG. “Scott will continue leading a dynamic, safety focused team on innovative solutions with a commitment to client service.”

Carlin has a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Toledo and has served as chairman of the Heartland Joint Use Consortium, SSE Risk Management Group and Edison Electric Institute.

Carlin is a past member of the Davey President’s Council, whose members serve a three-year term on various committees to brainstorm and research new ideas related to the company’s operations.

Greenworks Tools added Brian McCarthy as its president of its North American business unit.

McCarthy has spent more than 35 years in the consumer products industry, with a large part of his experience centered on managing the sales and marketing efforts of some of the country’s most well regarded tool companies. McCarthy has experience in the lawn and garden, power tool and hand tool categories, specifically.

“We are very excited to start the new year by bringing on a great leader in Brian McCarthy,” said Yin Chen, CEO of Greenworks Tools. “Throughout his career, Brian has demonstrated the ability to grow brands on a national level, all while building strong relationships with customers and his teams internally. His experience with outdoor power tools and hand tools makes him an excellent choice to lead Greenworks’ North American business unit as we continue our rapid growth.”

McCarthy most recently served as the vice president of sales for RZ Industries. At RZ, McCarthy successfully introduced and placed new lines of products in many national level sales channels, including Lowe’s.

The Association of Professional Landscape Designers named Eric Gilbey, PLA Qualified Professional Member of APLD, as its president, succeeding Danilo Maffei, FAPLD, PCH.

The association serves to advance the promotion of landscape design and promote its members as qualified and dedicated professionals. Gilbey takes on this role with the primary responsibility of building brand awareness of APLD and its mission, while professionally developing and growing the association’s membership.

As the product marketing manager for the landscape industries at Vectorworks, Gilbey was elected after serving as president-elect for the past two years. He received an associate of applied science degree in landscape contracting and construction and a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from the Ohio State University. In 1999 and 2013, Gilbey became licensed as a landscape architect in Ohio and Maryland, respectively. After joining APLD in 2008, he served on the DC-MD-VA APLD Chapter board and was later elected to serve on the APLD board of directors.

Ruppert Landscape promoted Brian Windley to fill the role of branch manager in the Toughkenamon, Pa., branch.

Windley began his career in the landscape industry as a teenager, focusing on residential installations. In 1998, he joined a leading landscape organization as a field manager and was quickly promoted to area manager. In 2007, he decided to leave the landscape industry and pursue a career in law enforcement, joining the Maryland Transportation Authority where he eventually became a detective. He joined Ruppert Landscape in 2018 as an area manager in the company’s Baltimore, Md., landscape management branch.

As branch manager, he will be responsible for the overall welfare of the branch, including the safety and development of his team, strategic planning and budgeting, training and day-to-day operations.

Ruppert also promoted John Harich to director of business development, a newly created position for the division.

Harich, who is currently branch manager of the Laytonsville landscape management branch, will be transitioning out of his role over the next month.

Harich began his career with Ruppert in 2003 as a field manager in the Laytonsville branch. In 2005, he was promoted to business development manager and was responsible for multiple million-dollar sale seasons and propelled the early growth of the Maryland region from 2005-2007. In 2008, he was promoted to branch manager in the newly created Frederick branch, with a satellite operation in Baltimore. In 2010, the Baltimore branch officially opened and Harich led that team for two years. Between 2012 and 2019, he managed two other branches that required additional focus and support and was responsible for significantly increasing profits in each of them.

In his new role, Harich will focus on all aspects of sales including sales training, estimating, customer relationship management and more.

David Roles, current branch manager in the company’s Frederick landscape management branch, will be transferring to the Laytonsville branch to fill Harich’s position.

Roles holds a degree in landscape management from the University of Maryland’s Institute of Applied Agriculture and is a Landscape Industry Certified Technician (CLT) and Maryland Licensed Pesticide Applicator. He has more than 20 years of industry experience, having held positions including account manager, operations manager, supervisor and branch manager for other leading landscaping companies.

Melissa Dunk, currently associate branch manager in the Frederick branch, will be promoted to branch manager to fill Roles’ position.

Dunk holds a degree in landscape contracting from SUNY Delhi and is a Maryland Licensed Pesticide Applicator, Certified Professional Horticulturist (CPH) and CLT. She has been in the landscape industry for over 14 years, with experience as an account manager at other landscaping organizations before joining Ruppert in 2015 as an area manager. In 2017, she was recognized with the company’s Branch Impact Award for her dedication and contributions to the Frederick branch. She was promoted to associate branch manager in early 2019.

As branch manager, she will be responsible for the overall welfare of the branch, including the safety and development of the team, strategic planning and budgeting, training and day-to-day operations.

Finally, Ruppert appointed Rachel Kelly to the position of director of quality and efficiency for the southern region in the company’s landscape management division.

Kelly has more than twenty years of experience in the landscape industry. Throughout her career, she has worked to improve productivity and establish profitability through lean management practices, working with teams at all levels of operations. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business School, she served on the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) board of directors and has been involved in several NALP committees.

The board of directors of Husqvarna appointed Henric Andersson to succeed Kai Wärn as the president and CEO of the Husqvarna Group effective April 2, following the closing of the 2020 AGM.

Kai Wärn will retire from his role as CEO and board member on that date but will continue as a senior advisor to the board during 2020.

Andersson is currently president of the construction division of Husqvarna and has been a member of Group Management since 2012. He has a Master of Science in industrial engineering and management from Linköping Institute of Technology.

BioSafe Systems hired Swaraj Lavande into the BioSafe Systems’ engineering team.

Swaraj is joining BioSafe Systems as the new controls engineer. Swaraj received his bachelor’s degree in instrumentation and controls engineering from the University of Pune in Maharashtra, India. He came to the United States in the fall of 2016 to pursue his master’s degree in electrical engineering – control systems from Wayne State University. He graduated in 2018.

Prior to BioSafe Systems, Swaraj worked at Omaha Automation as a controls engineer – weld automation engineer. While pursuing his master’s degree, he worked as a controls engineer intern with ID Engineering and Automated Systems in Grand Rapids, Mich.

BioSafe Systems also hired Kevin Wagner as the new label designer.

Wagner graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and graphic design. In 2003, he moved to Wolcott, Conn.

He previously served as a label production manager at Somoroff Design in Southbury Conn., and handled all labels for Castrol Oil in the North American, Central American and Canadian divisions.

Finally, BioSafe Systems hired Michael Cunningham as its new accounting manager.

In addition to overseeing the accounting department, Cunningham will be maintaining financial systems and procedures to ensure that data stays organized and updated.

Prior to his new position at BioSafe Systems, he worked as a senior accountant and controller for local companies. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Central Connecticut State University.

Sipcam Agro USA hired three new sales managers for its turf and ornamental division: Linda Satter, Tony Atchison and Mike Mumper.

Satter joins the Sipcam family as manager, southeast territory. Satter is an industry veteran who brings a high level of expertise and energy with her business relationships. Her experience will allow the specialty sales organization to focus on new strategic initiatives in 2020. Most of Satter’s career has been spent with Corteva, formerly known as Dow.

Tony Atchison will serve as Sipcam’s new manager, south central territory. Atchison started in the industry as a superintendent, then transitioned to distributor sales working as a representative for Arysta Life Science and The Andersons. Atchison’s diverse experience and relationships with customers in the South will be beneficial as he highlights the company’s new Coastal Herbicide.

Rounding out the turf and ornamental division’s new team is Mike Mumper, who joins Sipcam as manager, north central territory. Mumper has been working in the golf industry for 25 years as a superintendent in the private and public club sector, most recently at SePRO Corporation. His strong relationships at the customer and distributor levels and enthusiastic approach will be integral in the growth of his territory.

Profile Products added Brad Garrison as the western regional sales manager for sports, golf and landscape.

He will focus on growing sales, building awareness and strengthening customer relationships in those markets.

Garrison comes to Profile with nearly 20 years of experience in sports, golf and landscape management. Prior to working for Profile, he worked at AgriVision Farm Management as the director of special projects and at Texas Industries, Inc. working in the golf and sports field industry.

Garrison earned his bachelor’s degree in landscape management from Mississippi State University.

Sarah Webb

About the Author:

Sarah Webb is Landscape Management's former managing editor. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University, where she studied journalism and Spanish. Prior to her role at LM, Sarah was an intern for Cleveland Magazine and a writing tutor.

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