People on the Move: Promotions and new hires at Sperber, Davey Tree, Bruce Wilson & Co., and more : Landscape Management


Sperber landscaping company — 8th place on the 2022 LM150 list – called Jeff Berg its new CEO. Richard Sperber, interim CEO, will continue to actively lead the company in the role of Executive Chairman.

“It is truly an honor to join Sperber and lead a company filled with so much passion and talent,” said Berg. “I believe we are in a unique position to build on a legendary American legacy. The name Sperber not only stands for corporate culture and philanthropy, but also for pioneering work and upheaval in the landscape industry.”

Berg joins Sperber after 18 years as an executive and partner at global consulting firm McKinsey & Co. Before McKinsey, Berg was a submarine officer in the US Navy.

Jeff Berg (Photo: Sperber Landscape Cos.)

“I have the utmost faith in Jeff,” Sperber said. “His career at McKinsey has built an unparalleled understanding of service companies. I know he will be a strong driving force for Sperber’s next phase of growth alongside our exceptional leadership team.”

Davey Resource Group Promotes New Vice President of Pacific Services

Davey Resource Group (DRG), a subsidiary of The Davey Tree Expert Co.recently promoted Rob Toney to Vice President of DRG Pacific Services.

Rob Toney (Photo: Davey Tree Expert Co.)

Rob Toney (Photo: Davey Tree Expert Co.)

“Rob has extensive experience with DRG, and that knowledge will be critical in his new role,” said Jack McCabe, vice president and general manager of DRG’s Utility Vegetation Management (UVM). “During Rob’s time with us, he has been instrumental in creating value for our customers and the success of the company. We look forward to the continued growth of Pacific Services under Rob.”

Toney joined DRG in 2007 as a consulting forester for the Pacific Gas and Electric Central Coast pre-inspection project.

He is also a member of the Davey President’s Council, a rotating team of managers that meets semi-annually for management development and exchanges ideas on how to improve the company.

Bruce Wilson & Co. restructures and announces rebranding

In connection with the forthcoming renaming to Wilson360, Bruce Wilson & co. named its founder, BruceWilsonas the company’s new chairman as the company prepares to rebrand as Wilson360.

Robert clinkerbartformer managing partner, will assume the role of CEO.

“Since Wilson & Co. began its journey more than two years ago, we have successfully evolved on many dimensions,” said Clinkenbeard. “We have continued to strengthen our client portfolio by being a very trusted business partner, and we have built our reputation and commitment as thought leaders globally. Co-identifying as Wilson360 brings agility closer to the core of our business and allows us to create more opportunities for our peer group members, customers and partners.”

The company will launch its Wilson360 brand over the next six months. The company says its rebranding will become official in January 2024.

Isuzu’s table makes history on the NTEA board

Isuzu Brian J. TablesExecutive Director of Marketing, is the newest member of the Manpower Industry Association (NTEA) Board of Directors. Table serves a three-year term.

Brian Tabel (Photo: Isuzu)

Brian Tabel (Photo: Isuzu)

Tabel is the first representative of an import chassis brand in NTEA’s 59-year history to join the 13-member board.

“It is an incredible honor to begin my tenure on the NTEA board,” said Tabel. “The industry and this association have given me so much over the years. It is particularly gratifying to be able to give back at this crucial time. With the increasing focus on zero-emission vehicles, our industry faces a significant evolution and NTEA will need to offer members more support and resources than ever before.”

A graduate of Northwood University in Midland, Michigan, Tabel joined Ford Motor Company and joined American Isuzu Motors in 1995 as District Service and Parts Manager for the company’s SUV group.

After founding General Motors-Isuzu Commercial Truck in 2003, he moved to the commercial vehicle side of the company, first as District Service and Parts Manager and then as District Sales Manager.

Tivoli Lighting adds new sales manager

Tivoli lighting recently appointed Mark Rorison as sales manager. In his new role, Rorrison will be responsible for planning, executing, managing and overseeing the company’s overall sales strategy.

Mark Rorrison (Photo: Tivoli Lighting)

Mark Rorrison (Photo: Tivoli Lighting)

Prior to joining Tivoli Lighting, Rorrison has experience in project management, product marketing, quoting, negotiation, customer service and technical support.

“I look forward to bringing my experience and background in the lighting industry to the design and architecture communities to promote Tivoli’s innovative product lines and exceptional service to the lighting community. I look forward to working with the very talented Tivoli team and our customer partners on this exciting journey that lies ahead,” said Rorrison.

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