KENT, Ohio – The Davey Tree Expert Company has promoted Ray Hannebique to vice president of operations in the Midwest region's eastern utility services.
The utility vegetation management market is an evolving space where client service, continuous improvement and operational excellence will always be critical for success, said Brent Repenning, the executive vice president, U.S. Utility and Davey Resource Group.
Hannebique joined DRG in 2001 as a project manager with experience in the UVM market. He was promoted to regional operations manager in 2007. In 2015, Hannebique was promoted to regional vice president, contract services, overseeing the eastern half of DRG UVM consulting operations.
“During his tenure with the Davey Resource Group, Ray built teams committed to excellence and our client’s needs,” Repenning said. “He brings with him a wealth of knowledge of the UVM market that will strengthen Eastern Utility and help us build for the future.”
Hannebique has a degree in forestry from Southeastern Illinois College and is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Ray has served on numerous forestry college curriculum review and development committees. He also served on the Davey President’s Council from 2011 to 2014. The council brainstorms and researches new ideas related to the company’s operations and presents them to management for review and consideration for implementation. He received the Davey Outstanding Manager Award at the Davey 2013 National Manager’s Meeting.