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People on the Move: Updates from WorkWave, Davey Tree and more

November 2, 2021 -  By
Tim Robinson (Photo courtesy of WorkWave)

Tim Robinson (Photo courtesy of WorkWave)

WorkWave experienced significant revenue growth of 92 percent year over year, fueled by organic growth of 45 percent and a 78 percent increase in its customer base.

To support WorkWave’s growing vision of the future, the company named Tim Robinson as COO of WorkWave. Robinson joins WorkWave from Real Green Systems, where he also served as COO, where he drove a customer-centric culture that he plans to continue within WorkWave.

“I am honored to help lead the WorkWave team as we continue to charge through this next stage of growth, ensuring we are providing value to our customers and their businesses,” said Robinson. “The joining together of our companies allows us to leverage our extensive industry knowledge and expertise to create the strongest possible partnerships with our customers.”

The Davey Tree Expert Co. promoted Robert ‘Bobby’ Bunch to operations manager, South Atlantic, Commercial Landscape Services (CLS).

Bunch joined Davey in 2018 as a regional business developer as part of the Elizabeth River Lawn and Landscape, Inc. acquisition. Later in 2018, he was promoted to branch manager of the Richmond CLS branch. Bunch has almost 30 years of experience in green industry holding various sales and operations positions.

Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply promoted Jack York to director of product line management.

York, the son of Ewing President and CEO Douglas W. York, rejoined the company in November 2018. He served as a branch manager in New York state before relocating to Ewing’s home office in Phoenix in November 2020 to become national irrigation product manager.

In his new role of director of product line management, York will lead and support Ewing’s product management efforts, including working with product managers on vendor relations, sales and marketing strategies. He will support the product management team in defining and executing growth initiatives and will continue to serve on Ewing’s executive management team. He also will continue to serve as irrigation product manager for the time being.

As irrigation product manager, York expanded his knowledge and experience on the inventory side of the business, including developing relationships with Ewing’s irrigation vendor partners, collaborating with Ewing’s procurement team, and working with regional and branch managers to execute local sales strategies. In this new role, he will further grow his skillsets and experience by working with these stakeholders across all of Ewing’s categories.

The fourth generation of family members at Ewing, York grew up as part of the company, working in the mailroom and at various Phoenix branches as a service professional and truck driver. During college, he interned as a buyer in the purchasing department and in the finance and accounting departments.

He holds a bachelor’s of science degree in economics with a concentration in finance from the University of Pennsylvania. Before returning to Ewing, he specialized in retail, technology, media, telecommunications and restaurant mergers and acquisitions for PJ Solomon (now Solomon Partners), a New York City-based investment banking advisory firm. Before that, he was a professional import player and coach for American football teams in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia.

Munro named Brad Davis as its new regional account manager for the Southwest region.

Davis will work closely with the company’s network of professional distributors as well as with irrigation specifiers, landscape architects and landscape contractors, to provide industry-leading support and further develop and enhance Munro’s current market presence in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada.

With nearly a decade in the irrigation industry, Davis has built relationships with contractors, distributors and specifiers across the country. He looks forward to utilizing his experience and knowledge to help the exciting growth of a premier brand.

Buyers Products Co. has appointed Bruce Schulte to the position of municipal sales manager for the East Region, effective immediately.

Schulte, who joined the Buyers team in 2019 and brings 20-plus years of commercial and municipal truck experience to the team, will report directly to Frank Dickinson, director of municipal sales. In his new role, Schulte will assist in bolstering field support for Buyers’ growing line of municipal snow and ice equipment.

As part of this realignment, Jake Weitzenecker will assume the role of district sales manager for the Mid-Atlantic Region (southeastern New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland).

Scott M. Drucker, owner of Dream Gardens Landscape Design and Installation, has been named a Proven Winners Certified Landscape Professional.

Drucker joins a prestigious class of other landscape professionals who have demonstrated outstanding skill in designing, installing and maintaining Proven Winners plants.

Certified Landscape Professionals meet a specific set of criteria set by the brand and demonstrate their ability to use Proven Winners plants, fertilizers, soils and the WaterWise system extensively in their work.

Proven Winners provides Certified Landscape Professionals with a competitive business distinction as a skilled expert, works with them to develop significant showcase projects and is proud to list them as regional experts for the brand on their website.

Arborjet | Ecologel made hires in both regulatory affairs and in its marketing division.

Nick Millen has been hired as a regulatory affairs specialist and has been in the green industry for most of his life.

Immediately prior to Arborjet, Millen was part of the original class of investigators for the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission. His experience includes working for a Massachusetts-based turf care and pest control company as the customer-facing commercial applicator. Millen has held a Massachusetts pesticide license from 2011-2020 and received a bachelor’s of science in plant biology from the University of New Hampshire.

Josh Bruckner will take on the new role of content marketing specialist. Bruckner will utilize his experience in the invasive pest and ecology field to craft Arborjet’s outreach emails, marketing collateral, company literature and webinars. He previously worked at the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources for over five years, helping with statewide outreach concerning invasive forest pests. He has a master’s of arts in biology and a bachelor’s of arts in environmental and conservation biology, both from Clark 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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