KENT, Ohio – Ken Celmer, senior vice president for the company’s residential/commercial services, will retire from The Davey Tree Expert Company effective Jan. 1.
Celmer has held the position since 2000.
“Throughout the years Ken has been an employee of Davey, he has provided consistent leadership and commitment to the people working within the R/C service line and has been a valuable ambassador for the Davey Company within the industry,” said Davey Executive Vice President Pat Covey.
Celmer began his Davey career in 1971 as an apprentice on the Indianapolis Power and Light account. He transferred to R/C services later that year and was promoted to positions of increasing responsibility for the residential division, including Indianapolis district manager, area manager for Midwest operations, operations manager, vice president eastern operations, vice president and general manager.
Celmer is a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Cleveland Botanical Gardens and is a current land management committee member for the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests.
Celmer is a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in forestry.
The Davey Tree Expert Company, with U.S. and Canadian operations in 45 states and five provinces, provides a variety of tree services, grounds maintenance, and consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial and government markets.