As a branch manager, he will be responsible for the overall development and health of the branch including strategic planning, budgeting, training and higher education and all day-to-day operations. Tuzzolino has more than 15 years of industry experience and has been with the Ruppert organization for eight years. He began his career with Ruppert as an intern, moving his way up to assistant foreman, foreman, production manager and most recently, operations manager for the company’s Maryland Landscape Construction branch.
“Jim’s results-oriented approach is what will make him successful in the position of Branch Manager,” said Bob Jones, president of Ruppert’s Landscape Construction Division. “He has a reputation for being a quality-focused manager who will do whatever it takes to get the job done. We are looking forward to his leadership in our Virginia Branch.”
Tuzzolino graduated from SUNY Cobleskill with a Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife management. He has been a continuous high achiever in the Ruppert organization. He was honored in 2005 with a Branch Impact Award, 2008 with the company’s Achievement Award and in 2012 with the company’s top honor, The Clyde Vadner Merit Award, which is presented to the individual who has demonstrated consistent hard work and dedication leading to exceptional contributions to the organization. Tuzzolino and his wife, Anne, reside in Deale, Md.